Did You Really Stop To Think About This Verse And Your life?

Mathew 6; 25-26 says “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

 Today let’s really think about this verse. First of all, we take for granted alot. Some may even count out the words in the bible but I want you to have some food for thought. I will do so in just this bible verse.

Let’s say for a minute that the bible is only a book that was written thousands of years ago and it is just words on a page.  Now I will only think or let you have a minute of your time on that false statement. One minute because I do know that the promises of the bible are true. I will not let the devil in and so, let’s go on my thoughts on why you need to believe in the bible and Jesus being your lord and savior. Imagine this. This will not be to complex so, do not worry.

Imagine a tree outside maybe a giant oak tree in full fall bloom.  The wind is blowing so ever lightly. Now up in that tree you find a nest with say maybe 2 birds. A mother bird and a baby bird.  The mother bird is just going about her business gathering up stuff for her baby bird.  She does not tell her baby bird ok now I am going to go to the store and find food for us. She does not say how I need to find a job to take care of all of our needs.  The mother bird is not telling her baby bird well this world is filled with good and evil.  They are just a part of nature. Do not think of this image as a cartoon that Disney made. Just look outside and see what nature is bringing to the forefront.   they have no bird cell phone to gossip on, no credit cards or liquid cash, grocery stores, no bird corporate jobs to go to. They cannot even speak to a human to say hey I am homeless me and my baby bird are going to go hungry can you give us a job, money, shelter   food, or can I use your phone to call a friend so we do not die or lose everything we have.  Now let say it even gets worse for the 2 birds that are in the tree that we have imagined. The wind kicks up and the clouds in the sky have gotten dark. Let’s even throw in some great thunder and lightning.  Ok we get to go inside our homes or maybe in this image we knew the weather was going to get bad so we had an umbrella. We even saw the morning news that told us there was a 65% of really bad thunder storms. Birds do not get the local TV. Wait they can’t even go to there local store and buy a 60 inch TV.  Maybe, you are getting my point. But let’s keep on this track.  Now, the birds feel the weather change and the mother bird does not say ok baby bird now start packing all of our stuff.  Need to worry they just fly off in to another location.  In this storm in that tree their home is destroyed and all of the matter that was collected is rained on, there is No bird cell phones to call daddy bird at work. They just keep on moving and GOD our heavenly father that created all (even the birds in the air) just keeps them moving with nature. WOW!  Now they did not skip a beat the birds just moved on and all was, and is still right in their world.

 Here is another kicker about these birds. NO one shares how good the Lord is to them. That Jesus is even there for them. However, He says in this verse He takes care of them. Therefore, again I say

WOW!!  Trust in his word.

So, why can we not learn from them and trust the word of God? It is funny all we have to do is look outside and see that the word of God. Is true and faithful but, for some reason we want to make it more complexed.

So again look at that bible verse. With a different set of eyes.

Mathew 6; 25-26, look at the top of this page to see it again.

He has you . No worries. Trust in his words. That old book written thousands of years ago still stands TODAY.

 

So, all I ask of you is today.  Just find the bible in your home. I am sure you may have one. Maybe it is on that nice book shelf that you bought years ago. To put all of your books, collectables on, or now just a place where all of your unused items go. So, I ask you to find it dust it off and crack it open.  Start reading it.  Or if you do not have a bible. You can even take your fancy overpriced cell phone and find a great Bible app. Pick a time each day. Spend time in the Word of god.  I promise you whatever you are going through there is a story for you to fall on. If you have never even opened this book. Do not know where to go to. I will pray with you at that minute to ask god to help you find the right promises and words to read. To watch you grow in your faith. Do not question just read and keep on reading. Yes, this book will fully fill your life. I also promise, no one can ever do this like the word of god. I can promise you that. It is the only promise that I can make to you. GOD IS REAL AND TRUE. He promises that to you.  That will start a great journey for a better life an eternal one with the lord. You cannot get one better than that. I also ask you if you do not have a good bible based church that you find one to help you spiritually grow in the lord.  Now, I also have to let you know the promises of god are all yours but, there is only one condition. This condition is not one that is hard or that I have made up. It is in the bible as well. If you are not a believer of Jesus Christ.   The promises are there for you but, you will not be able to reach them

PLEASE!!!! Do not let that stop you from reading his word for I tell you the truth. As you diligently read a little each day and ask God to help you know him. All types of doors will fly open for you. He will help you get to know his  word and his Son.   I am sure buy the time you have spent some time with him. You will want to be a believer in Jesus Christ. If you are not sure how to do this. I will help you in doing so as well. 

Ok here is how to become a follower of Jesus Christ. Let’s pray.

Read this aloud.

Dear heavenly father,

I do believe that your son Jesus Christ has died on the cross for me. He did so to take away my sins. I ask you today to bring him in to my heart and make him my lord and savior.  Thank you for putting him on the cross to take away my sins and give me grace each day through him.

In Jesus Name I pray Amen!

WELCOME!!!!! To the Family, You are now a new person in Christ.

You may ask again, what do I now do. Well, find a good local church, a bible based one. Take a few mins each day and grow with Jesus by praying to him and asking him to help you grow in him with in his word. This is one thing you will never regret doing.  You can start with in your bible reading chapters 1 and 2 of Ephesians. Read this book in the New Testament. Look as you read who you are in him, as a child of god.   As a new creation in Christ. Now, that yu are saved. The only other thing that I can share with you to do is get the book by Dr. Tony Evans. It is called Life Essentials. This book is a good one it will help you grow in your walk with the lord.  He shows you, Dr. Evans the truths of being a child of god.  He shows you how spiritual growth works. I can promise reading, studying the bible, praying to him each day, and finding a local church will help you in your walk with Jesus Christ.

Dear heavenly Father,

Thank you! For your words to us via the bible. Giving us, easy inside to how you care for us. Showing us how we can trust you and not worry about what is going on with us. By seeking you in your words. I thank you also for anyone that just prayed the prayer to believe in you. I know you will show them the way.  Thank you, for letting us have grace by your son.  Today, I pray that all that have read this blog. Your words not mine show them the way to you and the truth you have for them. How just Mathew 6:25-26 shows how simple your words are about what you will do for us. Thank you for that. Also thank you for John3:16 that tells us what salvation is. That we will have everlasting life with believing in your son.  

So, with all of this.  I give Jesus Christ all the praise and glory  for what you have done for us.

In Jesus name AMEN!

 

If you have prayed that prayer to become a child of God. (A Believer) Please feel free to let me know just by clicking on the like button or leaving a comment. You should be proud to have done so and want to share in your new life. For I am proud to have you in the family of Christ.  To know I will see you in heaven with me .  YEAH!!!

Do You Feel Forgotten?

Before you get started in reading this week’s blog. I want you to think of a time that you may have felt like you were forgotten. Maybe it was a birthday, Anniversary, an appointment for something special or maybe you think god has forgotten you. For whatever it was.  How did it make you feel?

I am sure you may have felt hurt, sad, or even let down. Well, here is a secret. First when life is going great and it looks like you have so much to offer to the world. You can be insured that the world will celebrate you and your victory. However, there will be a time in this world if it has not already happened to you. You will be forgotten. That great moment at work, that wedding day party, the birth of your child, or whatever moment was important. Has now faded. Your worldly victory is gone and people are now on to the next moment.  In some cases, I can even share with you not only did your moment fade and you may have been forgotten but some may have even turned on you.  While, you were in the lime light you thought. Wow! This is great you were now the cat’s meow and you would always be known and never forgotten. Believe me that will only last a short time before you are alone and forgotten.

Now, the good news is even if you think god has forgotten about you. That is so far from the truth. As I have shown you in his word that Deuteronomy 31:6 be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” and Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Did you know, even in the bible there are many stories where it looks like god forgot the people that were written about. Let’s look and see who they were. Starting with joseph.  He had years of feeling like he was for gotten. Starting with his family putting him in a pit and selling him off as a slave. His brothers did not want to celebrate him. In fact because, his dad made his brothers feel like they were not important and put joseph on a pedestal. That made the brothers even madder and made them want him gone even more. Now how horrible is that not even your family loves you and they want you gone.

 We were even shown by Joseph’s actions, that he stayed faithful to god.  He had dreams from god telling him that he will do great things in his life. However, even though he had the dreams from god god did not let him know how long it would be before they came to pass.  Or even let him know the trouble that would come before him. Even at some point it looks like god had forgotten him.  Next, we can go to Noah.  He waited 100 years for the flood, Abraham waited for 25 years for his promised son, Moses waited 80 years to liberate his people from Egypt, David waited 12years to rule Israel, and you have Ruth, Joeb, and Paul. And so many more but the biggest one is even Jesus, born king of the Jews, had to wait over 30 years before presenting himself to Israel.  (He still waits to rule as king).   

As you look at all of the biblical people in the bible. He came through it all for them. He did not leave them or for sake them. As he promises all through the bible. He is faithful to his children.  I can tell you the truth, that we will leave him or for sake him at some time. However, he will be there with open arms welcoming us back.  As long as we ask for forgiveness. So, how can we question god on how long we should wait on him or think that he has forgotten us. Look who is in the mix of it all. His son.  I tell you, we are sinners and do not deserve to be forgiven. His son came only so that god would forgive us and save us from the world.  Jesus his son, was perfect and did not deserve to have that done to him. So, if god could have done that to his son for us. How much more could god still want to do for us?  No matter what your storm of life is.  Or, how you feel alone, forgotten, ridiculed, or miss treated by the world.

Just hold on and pray, have faith, hope and Joy. He will bring you through it all. In his timing.    He promises that you will be better off after he is done with your storm. That your storm will also show his glory in it all. What more could one ask for.

Dear Heavenly Father,

 As I kneel down by your feet with my readers. I come boldly to you. To first, thank you for your word that says I am a child of yours and that I am in the palm of your hand. Protecting us from the world’s troubles. As well as knowing you will not leave us or forsake us. We may not understand the storms of life but, what I do know is I will shine my lite for your glory during it all. I know you have not forgotten me. My cross may be heavy, my burdens may be trying but I do know you have it all. In your timing you will make it all right.  Today, as I have written about many biblical story’s to show you have not forgotten about us. That we just need to wait on you. If you did it for them. You will do it for us. The story that rings so loud to my heart.  Is the one about Jesus your son! Where you brought him into the mix of it all. That we are all your children. BUT!!!! Your son if you could have brought him so much hurt and put him on the cross for all of us. To me that means WOW! HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THE WORLD! That does not let you rain. I am thankful that I do have belief in my heart. That I have found the truth as well. That my faith even though it started as a mustard seed of faith. It has grown as a mustard tree. Thank you for it all. As my readers and I go through the day please no matter what the world brings our way. Let us be a light for you to show the world. We may be in the world for this short time but we are your children and we will not put our light behind a bushel. To hide your glory from all that we meet.  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

I love you for it all. And In Jesus name I pray AMEN!

Today, I have to give some of my credit of writings to a book that I am reading. It is a book called Waiting on God by Wayne Styles. If you are looking for a great read. Pick it up. A good humble friend of mine. Told me about it. It has brought a lot of blessings to me while I wait on god during my storm. It is a must read.  Thank you! Doug my humble brother in Christ.

Love you all!

Teresa

 

 

Are You In A Storm?

Did you know as a believer you are either going in to a storm, going through a storm, or coming out of one? At this time and for a while now I have been in a big storm. I can only tell you as I go through this storm my faith is growing bigger and bigger. I am not enjoying the storm that I am going through however, I do know I cannot wait to see how the lord will bring me out of it. Also, I cannot wait to tell my testimony   on how MY GOD worked IT OUT FOR HIS GLORIY.

Believe me he is in control of it all. he will open and close the doors when he is ready.  No man can open a door that he closed or close a door he opened. Just know when you are in a storm. You need to bring all of it to him. In prayer. He knows what is really going on behind the scenes.  Just know he will not fail you. He wil not leave or for sake you. He will bring you through it better off then you were before. All you need is faith as small as a mustard seed. He will move mountains for his children. Just hold on to his word, for his words do not lie. It does not matter what the world says believe me he has you.  my storm is big but, are god is bigger. Carry your cross and be proud for he is there to fight for you. let him be the glory  in good times and in a storm.

Here is where it is in his word.

Romans 8:28, 1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 17:20, Nahum 1: 7, Isaiah 25:4-5, Exodus 15:2

Now, let me tell you a little about my storm.

I moved to Texas 7 years ago.  I have a disability that is getting worse over time. Honestly if I would have known it was going to get worse I would not have come to Texas.  But, God knew. Currently in the last 4 years my vision has turned from low vision to almost totally blind.  I now can not see even 2 feet in front of me.  This has caused me to not be able to go outside as much an go for a walk, run, or even go to the gym. Light hurts my eyes. The brighter it is the harder it is to see. My sight is always changing with the weather. My sight is never the same at any point in time.   I have trouble going to the store and getting the items I need. Always needing help. My work life was getting harder to do because of my sight. It was also a toxic and abusive work place.   I could not take that type of work place anymore so, I did pray for months for god to change it for me. As that did not happen. One morning I prayed OK God, it is getting harder for me. Show me what you want me to do. Knowing I may have to quit. Low and behold, I did that day. He shut the door for that job. My doctors are even questioning because my job gave me such stress. That just maybe my sight loss could have been triggered to go faster. I now may be in a $73,000.00 debt.  I am sure that I may be even suffering with some type of depression.  I tried to get another job so, I would not have been without one. No luck there. Finding work while going blind is a challenge as well. Friends are hard to come by as well. When you cannot see people just do not want to be bothered with you. Because, I do not get out much anymore. I am gaining weight. It is hard to be going through this storm. However, god has a plan for why and he will make it right.

Now, as the last 2 weeks blog showed. We are a child of the most high god and standing in the palm of his hand.

Yes!  And because of those two truths. My GOD HAS THIS STORM!!!!

So, let’s take this to the lord and watch him work!

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,

Thank you for letting me neil down by your feet.  With my readers I come boldly to you knowing. This storm is a big one but you are BIGGER then all.  Please help all of us that are going through a storm. We know we are your children and are standing in your palm. Therefore protect us while you work it out for your glory to show in us.  As you know your word has power and is what is truthful so as a result of the power in your words. I say back to you Romans 8:28, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.1 Peter 5:7, Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Matthew 17:20, He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. Nahum 1:7, The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him Exodus 15:2, “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Isaiah 25:4-5, For You have been a strong-place for those who could not help themselves and for those in need because of much trouble. You have been a safe place from the storm and a shadow from the heat. For the breath of the one who shows no pity is like a storm against a wall. Like heat in a dry place, you quiet the noise of the strangers. Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the one who shows no pity is made quiet. YES father with all of that Please let the Heavens rain down your words in my storm of life.  Let me be alight for you to shine in no matter what the world may bring our way. YOU GOT THIS!

I love you and        thank you!

Now, in Jesus name we pray AMEN!

Feel free to comment and if you want me to pray for something you are going through. Please, let me know and I will bring it to him.

Have a blessed week! Until my next blog. Stay strong in the lord. HE HAS IT!

Love  Teresa

 

 

 

 

Do You Know Where You Are Standing?

Today you may say. Yes! Of course, I am standing (insert place).  Yes, you may be at home, work, in your living room, outside, or even the bathroom reading this blog.  That is where you are at this time.  Now, you may not like where you are standing at this point in time.

So, my next question is where do you want to be standing (insert place)?  Ok now you may say Hmmm!  I want to be at the beach, your favorite vacation spot, in your bed (laying down),   on line at a local store getting the winning lotto ticket or anywhere but where you are now.

Well I got the best news for you even though you are standing at (insert place).   Or even if you want to be dreaming and want to be standing at (insert place). If you are a believer no matter where you are standing at this moment in time you should know this fact. Once you asked Jesus Christ in to your heart.  God placed you in the palm of his hand. Now, that is the best place to be while you are on earth. I do not even think that one could day dream of a better place to be.

So, as a believer. You now should know you are a child of the most high god standing in the palm of his hand. These are two promises that you are given by god, that I feel are better than any worldly title or place to be. For at some point, if it has not already happened. This world will let you down.  However god in his word promises he will not leave or forsake you.

Here is where these promises are;

John 3:16-17, John 10:27-30, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10

Let’s just start with these 2 facts (promise) and within the weeks to come. I will expand on his truths and promises to his children.

Now here is my prayer to all.

Dear heavenly Father,

Today, I do come boldly to your throne to say THANK YOU! I am so proud to know that because I do believe in your son. That I am a child   of yours and that you have me in the palm of your hand. I pray that my readers do know this too. For if they do not know   this please use me as a vessel to have your word shine with in my blog / story to show your truths and promises.  Which are:

John 3:16-17“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him John 10:27-30 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”   Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Again THANK YOU!!!!  For if anyone of my readers are hurting because of life circumstances I ask you now to bless them through their storms of life. Protect them and give them the strength to go on knowing this is just a storm and you will provide, protect and comfort them through it all.

I Love you!  And I ask all of this,  In Jesus name AMEN!

The next post-blog I will be letting you in to my world (life).  To share with you why I am writing these    posts-blogs. As a result, PLEASE stay on this journey with me. I do think it will bless you. My messy life may just let you know.  No matter what is going on IN YOUR LIFE. “YOU GOT THIS WITH GOD” I promise all you need is a mustard seed of faith to keep on going on in this crazy world we call life on earth. (This is the only promise I will make to you)

Thank you, and please let’s stay on this journey together to see the power of the lord work.

Teresa

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