Today’s Ramble However, A Blessed One!

Today, is just a Ramble on blog. I am sure I will have you thinking at the end of today’s post.  Did you ever think what if this or that? Well, I do not do much of the what if game. For me it makes no sense to play that game.  I know that there are cards that I have been dealt. I am always thinking how do I move forward. With the cards I have been given, for my life.

I as a believer in Jesus Christ. I know it says in the Bible I was never promised an easy life.  That every day I must die to self. That I need to be more like Gods son Jesus Christ. I need to decrease so Jesus can increase in my life. John (3:30), Now, because we are here on earth we are faced with a sinful world. I try not to be like the world is. Because, I am taught by Gods word. That I am in the world but not of this world, Romans (12:12). This may all be a cliche to a non-believer however, as you have read: I am a believer in Jesus Christ.

I do believe he came to save you and me from the sins of the world. I pray as you do read my blogs. If you do not have belief in him you, do seek him out. For I really cannot do anything with out him by my side. As you all have read in the past. I do have a big struggle in my life and life is hard for everyone. nevertheless, I know there is a purpose for it all. I may not see why this or that is happening. I do know it will all workout in Gods timing for his glory for those who are called for him and love him. Romans (8:28), tells me this and I do stand on this truth. Now you may be saying “Okay that is good but where is she going with all of this.”

Remember, at the beginning of this blog. I said, “this is a ramble blog.”  Even though I said that I know that I am writing today for my life has meaning and purpose.  And, you may be asking yourself the same, “where did I go wrong and do, I have a purpose for my life.”  You may not see it with all of what the world is going through.  However, I am not sure which way it is going.

Do I think doors are opening? Yes! So here is what I say to myself and God each day. Okay, I start out with. 1. I woke up today so, God has a plan for me. So, let’s go God. 😉 2. Did I sleep in a clean bed and have a roof over my head. Yes! So, lets go God. 😊 3. can I take a shower and do I have clean clothes to wear? Yes! So, let’s go God. 😊 5. Do I have food to eat. Yes! So again, let’s go God. 😊 4. Are all my bills paid for today. Yes! So, let’s go God. 😊 6. Is anyone after me for anything today? Thank God NO! so again, let’s go God. Now, with all, I must be thankful to God. Know that my struggles are still hard and real.  However, God has all my needs taken care of for today, and he tells us in his word we are not promised tomorrow. This is in Mathew (6:34). You may even want this or that as I do too. But he does not promise all your wants will be given to you. Hence, he said he will meet all your needs. He is a loving God. He wants the best for you and me. So, after I have in the morning gone through my list. I give him praises for all. That he has done for me. Also, that he blesses me. He is not only my heavenly Father, that he even through my faults. Loves me unconditionally. That he is the best resource and my source for everything.

That he gives me grace. That is a gift that we cannot earn. Grace is a gift you receive. When and only when you trust in his son. That you believe that God gave his only son for the sins of the world (our sins). Grace is not and never will be something you can buy or work for. It is again, a gift from God. John (3:16). Once you take that gift and know, no matter what life brings your way. You are his child and all the promises of the bible are yours for the taken. However, one must start to learn to change their heart to be more like his (God’s) son (Jesus Christ). All it takes at first is a mustard seed of faith. Just a little prayer to him. Even asking him to help you be able to read his word each day for because, the only way to get to know him, God, and his son Jesus Christ. Is to read his word seeking him out. Just like you have a good friend that you may get coffee with. Start talking to him and reading his word. Like you get coffee with a good friend. You can even go get your coffee by yourself. However, not really being alone take your bible with your morning coffee. Sit with him and talk to him. Let him be your best friend. He will talk to you. The only way he talks to you and me is by reading his word. You must seek him out. He will be your best friend even better than your so-called best friend now. Remember, life will not automatically change where you have a so-called better life. Nevertheless, God and his son will make sure he is with you all the rest of your days. Again, your needs will always be met. Even if you let him go for a while. Just know he does not leave us or for sake us. Then watch. Your life will change for the better. Will you still have troubles, struggles, life issues, will or could you get sick and need care for your sickness. Yes, and this is because we live in a fallen world. However, he will make sure he helps you through it. Know also do not ask for your will to be done. This may puzzle you right now. But let me break this down for you as well. I have learned in time while walking with God and Jesus Christ.  He tells us that his ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah, (5:8-9) If you just trust in his word. He promises that he will make a better life for you and me. then we could ever imagine. Yes! The struggles will be hard. As you read his word. Look at all the people that believed in him. They did not have it easy either. He shows you how he worked/blessed for them. So, we are blessed to have a Bible to go to. To see all that he did before us, Hey, did you also know he cannot lie. Numbers (23:19) If he did it for Noah, Jobe, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Ruth, Ester, Peter, Paul, The Blind Man, the man at the pool of Bethesda, and so many others. Did you even know Jesus had no sins and he was perfect? He had struggles for sure. He is the one that came to save the world. That even blows my mind. I say that because, would you give your child to save the world. I am sure Not! So, if got did it for them and gave his son for all that we did wrong. Why or how could you not think (trust, believe, have faith) he will do for us.

Why would God not do it for us. Moreover, just think about this. This is even better news. We even have a play book (The Bible) to see what he did for them. They did not have that knowledge. Yes! God did speak to some of them during that time. Still we, I feel we have the best play book.

So, at this time, I will stop my ramble. To give you this. Just know as I tell you this, I need these words as well. I will be reading my own words back to me. He is real,true,  and in control of everything. Just give him a try. I can only promise you this because, I do have faith and trust in him. He will take you places you could never imagine. I hope my words give you a little faith to go seek him out. I can only share my struggles with you so, you can see his Glory.  I really have to say I do not like my struggles nevertheless, I would not have it any other way. For I do believe I am being used by him to tell you all. No matter the issues. I see the glory in my life. I am proud to let the world know I Live for his Glory. I pray my testimony shows the work that he has done in for to help others believe in his son (Jesus Christ). Please, take that leap of faith. What do you have to lose by doing so? He will show up not a day late or a dollar shy. Know again it is in his timing.  Which I do know it is the best timing I hope this gave you something to think about today. Moreover, you love to come to love him like I do. 😊 my God be the Glory!

 

Dear heavenly Father,

I come boldly to you today. Asking that as my readers read my rambled-on blog. They see you more then they see me. that your words are real and true. That as this world is falling even more. I pray even before it is too late for them to seek you out. My readers find you. That they come to read your word. And fall in love with Jesus just like I have. That no matter their trials. You as I know you do. You will show up for them. They will read John (3:16) and pray it into their life. I pray they really get it down in their soul. Thank you for all that you are doing in my life. Even when it is hard to see what you are doing. I know you are working behind the scenes. To show your glory in my life. As well, as the readers that do believe in your son Jesus Christ.

I pray all of this in your son’s name.

In Jesus Christ Amen!

Taking All Of Your Worries and Cares To The Lord!

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Today, I want to share with you what I did at church before it started. What I did was so freeing to me in my life issues. You do not have to go to church to do what I am sharing with you. this is something that anyone can do at any time. I just was at church and had a heavy heart so, I thought well God you are everywhere however, I am in your home. Therefore, I will go to the Alter and leave it all there for you. Now I have done this at home a few months ago. Nevertheless, I seemed to pick it back up so, I felt at that minute as my heart was heavy. I need to cast it out again. Since I was at church, I figured the best place to cast it was to really go to the Alter and Neil down in his home and give it back to him. Now, I do need to let you know just because I tell you this is where I gave it back to him. Does not mean if you have a heavy heart today and feel like after you are reading this blog. You need to do the same however,you do not have a church or you will not go back to church again until this Sunday. You do not have to again be at a church to do this. You can do it right now. you can even do it anywhere. Because, the one thing I need you to know is that God is everywhere. His door as I told you before is always open to you. Going to church does not make him listen to you anymore then you talking to him while you are in your car, in the shower, in bed, at your kids school, at your job, in the doctor’s office, at a movie theater , you could even be buying items at a store waiting at the checkout counter. He is everywhere. Therefore, with that just know he is open to hear from you at anytime and anywhere. With anything. Yes! Any thing that is in your heart, that is troubling you today.

Now I have written to you about going to him before however, I did not share what I shared with him. This is something that we all really need to do for his word tells us to do so. God also tells us not to pick it back up once we tell -cast it off to him. However, do not feel bad if you do this as well. For I have already shared that I picked it back up as well. Remember you are human, and this is hard to let go. Now you may be saying what did she pick back up. It was my worries of life. All my cares issues that keeps someone up at night. Even though I know I should be able to sleep at night for, for he is up all night caring for you and me. So, for that I am losing sleep for nothing. Again however, I may know this hence, I have picked it back up. So, for that I lose sleep. Now, I want to share what I did leave at the alter so, you can see not what my worries are but how not because it is me. However, if you are feeling like I can not leave this or that. Or you may be saying he (God) cannot help me with that. There is NOTHING TO BIG OR TO SMALL. That he will not carry for you. he (god) will even fix it for you as well. Nevertheless, I do need you to know he will fix it for you better then you would have ever thought. So, if I could ask you before you read what I casted off to him. today, if you are going to try this. Just cast it off. Do not share what you want done with it. Let him work on it his way for you. for his plans are better than your plans for your life. I promise you as the word says all good gifts come from him. So, lets cast our life issues to him an let his word catch you with all good gifts back to you. For because, we are going to trust him with it all. When I was at the Alter, I just started casting it all off. this was not a prays of thanksgiving, or a prayer of forgive me for this or that. I will tell you we need to do all types of praying. For I just felt being at that Alter I needed to cast off all my cares and worries. My heart was so heavy at that point. I even cried out to him. Not caring who was around for I was in his Temple. I knew in a few minutes in church. I would be singing words of prays and at some point, in the day I would be asking for forgiveness for my sins of the day. I wanted to just give my worries and cares of what was on my heavy heart. Leaving it at the alter for him.

However, again if you are not at church and think well there is no alter. You can do this anywhere you tell him that you are leaving it at the altar, at his feet. Today as you Neal down to him. A few months ago, when I did this I just prayed on my knees and told him that same thing. It is more important to just leave it with him and communicate with your Lord and savior.

Now here is my list of what was heavy on my heart. My bills, having no job, my SSA issues , my health , my lawsuit, my weight (being to heavy), my family issues, my dads health, my forgiveness issues, my loss of vision, my loneliness, my not being able to do what I did before ,my car accident issues, my fear of not being liked by others because I can now be seen as a burden to them, My not casting it and leaving it with him. My just not trusting him with it and picking it back up.

So, do not think he does not want to hear it all. He knows what is on your heart anyways. He is just waiting for you to cast it on to him. He (GOD) will take all matters to heart and help you with them. Just know he will do it his way and in his timing. Which I do want all my issues fixed however, I want them fixed right now and my way. Hence, I do know that as much as I want it all right now fixed. I may have troubling thoughts at times however, I am going to wait on him. For as the Bible says his ways are not our ways , and he cares for you and me so much that he will never leave or for sake us, there are a ton of Bible verses (his word) , that tells you and me he has us, and because we are his children he will not let us be taken out of the palm of his hand.

 

 

 

 

 

Dear heavenly Father,

Today I come boldly to you with my readers to help us. As we cast our cares on to you. as 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. says. Please help us to stay lifted in your word. So that we can keep our eyes on you and not our worries. For as your word says James 1:17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. We can do this because you do not change. Even though we have heavy hearts and a large load. we need to see that. All good things come from you. so, there is no need to worry. As you say in, Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Your word is as strong today as it was in Moses time. So, as you say you will not leave or for sake us. We need to know that as we cast our cares over to you. You will do all that needs to be done. In your timing and within your will. Because as you say in Psalm 55:22) 22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. So, as you say that in your word. I ask you

 

Yes, father if it is your will please let me have what it says in your word about my heart’s desire Psalm 20:4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Father let this stand true. Again, for the Bible tells your children. The truths you have for them. if we follow your word and be obedience to your word. Lord teach me as your word says in Psalm 25:4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. As you say in Psalm 27:11Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressor’s father teach me how to go on in this world so I do not fall to what the world has for me. And For father I ask you today as you say in Proverbs 4:11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. So, give us the wisdom so, our path can be made correct by you. I know I do not want my path to go any other way than how you planned it before I was born. So, therefore as you say in Proverbs 3:6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. I ask you to do what you need to do make my life more glorified for your name sake. Keep my eyes on you lord. As Psalm 23:3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Yes, I ask you to do this. For I know that I want my life to be as you say in Psalm 16:11You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Making my life full of joy for you. So, when I get to heaven, I know I will have eternal life and joy with you. For I will not act here on earth as I do not know you. I will speak and act like it says in your word Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. yes, as you say in 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.”. So, I will do the same. I need you all the days of my life. I can only be strong with you going before me. I also need to do everything with your strength as Philippians 4:13 I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me therefore, father I lean on all of you to help me and my readers take up our cross for you. please give us what we need to go on each day. Not having to worry for we will cast it on to you for we do know you do have all of it. You even say in Matthew 6:25-34 25 “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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own

So, with that father the last Bible verse that I leave in my prayer to you. let’s me know that you will care for us. Thank you, for your word and not being void on it. Love all that you teach me and my readers in your word. So, I am standing on it. With my readers. Leaving it all to you. And You will get the glory from me. For I am nothing without you. I pray my readers know that as well. You are there everything.

For this one is true and needs to end my prayer Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

I can go on all day my Lord. Thank you for that!!!!

In Jesus name I give you thanks and say Amen!

 

 

Dressing For A Battle In Life!

 

Did you know each morning when you wake up to start your day? There are a few things you should do before you go out the door each day.   Here is a list of what you should do each morning before you start your day.

  1. Pray and be thankful to the Lord for giving you another day here on earth.
  2. Spend time in God’s word
  3. Dress yourself for the battle of life. Putting on the full armer of God. (in prayer)
  4. Get in some type of exercise about 20 -25minutes
  5. Shower up and brush your teeth
  6. Dress for success (put on your Sunday best)
  7. Make a balanced breakfast for you and your family to eat together.
  8. Then if you have a family get them up for the day   and before you all head out the door eat that breakfast together

Yes! If you have a family, then this is the last step you should do. You may be saying there is no way I can start my day doing this or that especially when I have a family. I need to get them started and we all need to run out the door. you may even be thinking she is mad to think I have that type of time to do this with out getting my family up as well.

Here are my thoughts on why this is the way you should start your day. Well as you see the first, second and third items on the list is what is going to give you the time to do so.  I promise you if you start with these few items to do first. God will bless you throughout your day. Making sure that this can be done each day.  You will be granted so much more in life.

For example. You will be blessed with …

  1. More time in your day (which is major)
  2. More joy and happiness to fill that day.
  3. More rest then you could ever imagine
  4. More time spent with your family to enjoy each other
  5. A happier family Yes read that again!

Yes, read that list again. Now, the first list of things you need to get done may have you changing a few things in your life however you will be better for it in the long run. You may even be asking yourself why, did I not do this sooner in life. You may even laugh in a few weeks and say Teresa “Why did you not tell me this sooner. Now before I give you the keys that will have you having all of this. I need to let you in on what may have to change for you to have this really be put in place. You may have to change your go to bed and wake up time. I would even say if your children are not on a bedtime schedule you will have to rework that as well.  Hence, if you just start off with doing the first 3 items on your list the rest will just come with ease.

Here are the keys to how I know this will change your life for the best life ever. Did you know you should start off each day with…? No, I would not say breakfast first but as you see it is in the list. However, it is important and is there.  The first three items are the most important. Here is why

Well if you did not wake up this morning then I guess you did not have to thank God for your day. Hopefully you are with him now.  But since you did wake up today and can smell that coffee and the flowers. Praying (talking) and giving Thanks to him (God) will set you up for all that you need.  because you now can tell him all that is on your mind for the day.  Philippians 4:6 Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. So, with just that verse we have the key to the first item that we need to do for the morning.  Now while you are in prayer and items 1-3 does not have to last all day all you need to give at first is about 2-4 minutes to each one.  However, with in time you will see that you will want to spend more time in doing the first 3 items. For when you look up to the lord life is not promised that it will be easier however, he will help you throughout your day.  Now when you pray and are getting ready to do item number 2 ask him to show you what you need to read for the day. This is how you will hear from him (The Lord). Just a chapter a day is good. Start by letting him guide you

Now, with number three as you get out of where you are in your quiet place. Because, this world has so much conflict each day as you put on his armer. He is going to protect you through it all.  Putting on the armer of God is in Ephesians 6:10-18

ok now you got your time spent with your Father God. Even though you spent time in the morning you should seek out time for him all day. For he is your helper in everything. the more you talk to him the better your day will be. You will find that you will have more time, be kinder, more caring and have more patience. Again, you are not promised an easier life however, you will be blessed for this and he will make those wrongs right. But this comes in his timing. Seek out his will for your life. Mathew6:33, Ask him to help you with this as well.

Therefore, we have our mind and spirit set on the Lord so, now we need to get our body in sink as well.

instead of running out the door and running to do your life chores (work, school, cleaning, etc.). Doing item number four exercise will help you with a lot of issues as well. Keeping your mind clear, your health in check, your sleep will be better for it. I promise you this there is a plethora of benefits that you will get from just Doing this morning’s list each day. You will not go wrong.  With any of it. Once you are done with number four  number five and six should be just easy items that we do every day nevertheless, do not take these items for granted  cleanliness and dressing for success  will make all of the difference in your life as well.

Lady’s just do not put on any old thing. You never know who you will meet. You have been created as a masterpiece for and by the Lord Ephesians 2:10. Therefore, show off his masterpiece. As your mind, spirit and body are one treat yourself as a masterpiece. All this matters to you more then anyone. You do deserve to do this for yourself.  You will also show others how the Lord works in you by following this list. By honoring him by being his handy work.

Number seven now we fueled our spirit, mind, soul, and body. Hence, we will need to put food into us as well so, we can run the race before us, so as you get ready to wake up the family to get them out the door. Let’s not for get to feed the body and spend time with the ones we do love. We are not promised tomorrow Matthew 6:34 so, make your breakfast time a joyful time with your family. Letting them know you care about their start of their day. Therefore, the best way to do so is start it off for them with a sit-down breakfast and a short morning time with them.

You will be better for it.

As I rap this blog up, I just want you to know. You may be saying even though this list is long it is short. However, I do not think the time is there. Please! Let me let you know make this time for the Lord, you and your family for this will be enjoyed by all. God will give you all

the time that is needed for you to do this as well. For once your day is off and running with the day’s choices of chores. You can not get back this time. And you do not want to miss out on all that you have to get and give.

As I write these words to you believe me. I need to take a step back and do the same in my life. Sometimes we like to give advice. Nevertheless, it is hard to listen to as well. For ourselves.

 

Dear Heavenly father,

Today as I want to make sure that my first fruits are given to you because, as I know this is what we are supposed to do. Please help me be a better steward of my time for you. for I know that as I let my readers know this is a better course of action. To start off are day. There is only one way to give you all the glory in our day. So, why do we run to start our day. For getting about you and what or who should come first in this life. For by looking and seeking you out will surely make our days better for us and are family’s. As I know you are the creator of all, and we are nothing without you. so, forgive us for each day or somedays for getting to put you first. Thank you for giving us another day to get it right with you. for I know your word is not void. as I read the scriptures that you promise us. And will do so much more for us. If we will just follow your son (Jesus Christ). We are granted so much more in this life. For we will have everlasting life with you. as you tell us in your words,

Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Matthew 6:33-34 ESV but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Ephesians 6:10-18 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 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” Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” 1 Peter 5:7Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. 2 Chronicles 15:7” But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

Not because we are who we are but, because you are living inside us thank you for your words that will not go void to our ears. Please help us father not fall to what this world has. Please help us as we follow you give us all that we need each day. To be strong in you.

In Jesus name AMEN!

 

Did You Give Thanks For Today And All That You Have?

No matter what is going on in your life Good or Bad. I pray as you do pray. You thank him (God) for what you do have and for even your troubles. Give Thanks for everything. You really do not know how blessed you are.  We always want to look at how we are doing, and a lot of people think. if I only had a better (insert), or if I only did not have to go through (insert), or Why is this happening (insert).  Yes! Thank God up above   for EVERYTHING. Good, bad or indifferent. I say this because who are we.  He is the creator of it ALL.!  God has your back NO MATTER what. I know there are some people out there saying This or that. ( yeah sure  if that is true why did  he  take my family member , why  do I not have a job, why did my child go astray. Why am I all alone? Why am I not healed from my sickness? Why can ‘t I have more money, so I do not have to live paycheck to paycheck.  You can even (insert your why here) . No matter what the why is or how bad you think you have it.  Even if your world is as right as rain.

First, let me say. You are nothing without him (God) again weather you believe it or not.  He (Jesus Christ) really has your back. He (God) knows before you were born how your life would be. He (God) knows all your troubles.  He even knows when you are going to go through them all. Troubles, trials, happiness, sadness no matter what it is. He already even knos how you are going to respond to your issues. However, he (God) did give you and me free will as well.  just to let you and me live the way we want too.  So, with that you cannot blame all your life on him.  However if you do  take that leap of faith  and learn more about him (God and his son)  and then as you love him and learn  that his son (Jesus Christ)  died for YOU AND ME  believing in your heart that his son did die for you and me to take away the troubles of this world and all of the worlds sin. And so, we can have eternal life when we die in Heaven.  I cannot tell you that all your troubles will just fade away but, I can tell you that you will live the best life you could ever have. Yes !!! I said that. I will say it again Yes you will live the best life ever.

Now, let me explain. He (God) never promises a perfect life to anyone. James  1:2-4  Hence, he does have many promises given to you and me that says if you truly believe in his son (Jesus Christ) that he (God) sent his son to save the world from sin and give us eternal life. John 3:16 He will never leave you or for sake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 He will work all things out for those who love him (Jesus Christ) for is glory. Romans 8:38 God will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:6 He is a way maker. Isaiah 43:16 God says his ways are not your ways but, you will be blessed by him better then you could ever imagine. Jesus Christ came to give you and me eternal life  that we can live forever  in heaven. God says you need to worry for nothing. if he did for the birds what more will he do for you. Mathew 6:25-27 There is a million reasons to just take that leap of faith and love, learn, and want to get closer to him. Please take out the time and seak him out in his word or even go to church.  I am sure you even have afriend that you may call a bible thumper  go find them and have a conversation about him (god and his son) .God does want the best for you and me

 

Now if you are saying OK OK. how do I let him GOD-Jesus Christ in to my heart. Let me pray with you NOW ! Yes Now !

Dear heavenly Father,

Today I come to you with (insert name).  I want them to say this prayer with me out loud to you. father today I want to know you better. I do believe that I am a sinner that was saved by your son Jesus Christ. please come in to my heart. Help me through my life.  I want to get to know you better. Thank you for giving me the gift of GRACE. for I know my life is hard I do not see what is in front of me however Good bad or indifferent. I want you to live inside of me to learn to give you the glory back to you. I want that joy and peace that others talk about when they believe in you. today I do hear you will be with me forever and I want you to love on me and thank you for letting me come to you when I felt right and ready.  Again, thank you for the gift of Grace and for putting your son on the cross for my sins.

In Jesus name  I pray AMEN!

If you prayed this prayer I want you to know WELCOME MY BROTHER OR SISTER IN CHRIST ! I am praying that you go farther to seek him out now and here is how. 1. Find a Bible  (book or app)  there are many versions the one that may be the easiest  may be (NIV)or (NASV)  or you can find an app called Audio Bible. It is free and there are many types on it. I use that app and have listen to the bible (NIV) on it this is a great apt for they even have it narrated with drama. I find myself staying in the word longer just because how beautiful and easy it is to understand it (THE Bible) Gods word.

The second thing is getting a book by Dr. Tony Evans call Life Essentials’ I have been a believer most of my life but, there were things I did not understand. Dr. Evans in this book breaks it down so well for the believer. This is a must buy book. He takes you through what it means to be a believer like ……  what a new believer gets when they learn to give God their heart, Sin, the gift of Grace, what Faith really is. All I can say this is a must read  with your Bible together  for Dr Evans lets you see with your Bible all the answers to your questions you have ever had. Even if you do not want God in your life or do not want to believe. Just get this book  and start reading. I believe Dr. Evans has something to show you to change you. with God’s Grace.

Third, find a Bible based church. This is so you can learn and find more people to help you on your New path with Jesus Christ. So, you also do not have to do this new life alone.

Fourth, and the last item each day at any time talk to him (God) as ihave told you in my last blog . He never sleeps. Jesus Christ has an open-door policy. No matter what is going on TALK TO HIM. He is My Best Friend   and he can be yours too. So, spend time talking to him. Tell him everything. He is listening. I can promise you that.

I love you and am praying for ALL OF my readers. WELCOME TO A BLESSED LIFE AND AN ETERNAL ONE IN HEAVEN!!

Thank YOU FATHER FOR ALL THAT I HAVE YES EVEN THE HURTS AND SORROWS! I WILL GLORIFY YOU ALL OF MY DAYS! FOR THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR THAT !

LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST TERESA GUFFANTI ! I AM PROUD TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU (JESUS CHRIST) 😊

 

God is Able!!! So be thank full

 

Today let’s just be THANKFUL.   I want us to worship him and give him praise FOR HE IS ABLE “to do immeasurably more then we can ever ASK or IMAGINE. Let’s just smile today and be THANKFUL for these truths. We have these truths because, as you should know by now God let his son Die for us. We could not do what God has done for us. Giving us grace and eternal life.  So, today as it is giving Tuesday. Let’s give up Thanks for all that he is ABLE to do for us. Let one or more prayers be today just of   Thanksgiving. No asking for anything, NO saying what is wrong with your life, (he knows anyways) just give him Thanks for ALL ….

 Also today give a donation somewhere, to someone or to some local church anywhere to be just thankful that you can give. You are and have nothing if it was not for him (JESUS CHRIST). So, be thankful that he was ABLE to do for you and he will keep on doing for you. Even when you stop seeking him, for it is not right. That we forget about him sometimes but, our flesh will fail him.  However, each day keep seeking him. I promise he will show up for you.  Try to die to self each day. Letting him be in control of your body, mind heart and, soul. You will not go wrong.  If you do so, you will have joy like never before. 

Now the last thing I want you to do today is …. Let someone know today that they are loved by God. As they tell you there worries. And that God is not only ABLE to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, that they are a child of God’s. That he has them in the palm of his hands. He will not let them go. That GOD AGAIN is ABLE! He will never leave or for sake them. It is more likely that we will leave or for sake him. However, he will always be there waiting for us. That all they-we need to do is fix our eyes on him.

 Now let’s pray letting god know that we are truly thankful for it ALL>

Dear heavenly father,

Today I come to you boldly with my readers. First asking for a hedge of pertection over all of us.  Asking that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Next I want to love on you. Giving you thanksgiving for ALL that you have done for me. Even when I have fallen short on being faithful to you. Knowing that you will never leave or for sake me.  I know my flesh will fail me for your love at some point however, I ask you now to help me to not let that happen.  I am thankful that you had a perfect son that you willingly gave up for us for our sins and let us have grace and eternal life.  I want you to have all of my mind, body and soul today. I want to learn to be more obedient to you and your word. I know that there is no one in this world that I can trust as much as I can trust you.  So, with that I know if I ask anything and I am asking for help in that. I do know that you are ABLE to do so and here is why I do know this …. According to the scriptures.  YOU SAY…. My prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be ABLE to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ. — Philippians 1:9-10 God (you) is Able to keep in perfect peace those who’s minds are fixed on him   because they trust in him –Isaiah 26:3 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be ABLE to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing, and perfect will. —Romans 12:23  I am suffering … Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is ABLE to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day —2 Timothy 1:12 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is ABLE to help those who are being tempted. —Hebrews 2:18Now to him who is ABLE to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ… to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. —Romans 16:25-27 And God is ABLE to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. —2 Corinthians 9:8 to him who is ABLE to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. —Jude 1:24-25Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is ABLE to make him stand. — Romans 14:4 for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be ABLE to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  —Romans 8:38-39

 

So as your son says in Mark 9:23

 “‘if you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

I do believe in you and your son.  So thank you for.  Now to him who is ABLE to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. — Ephesians   3:20- 21

THANK YOU & LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART

          AMEN!

 

Do You Have Joy In Your Trial?

In this week’s blog. I want to focus on Jesus being ABLE To do ALL Things. This week I have to say I have been challenged even more in my faith.  My trials on earth are getting harder. I do know why this is happening. YES! I do know WHY! I may not like these trials but, it WILL not take all of my JOY from me. I have always been ABLE to praise God giving him the Glory in ALL that is going on. I am not a shy person at all.  When it comes to letting People (no matter where I am) know about my God (Jesus). I am a walking testimony. I will stop somewhere and will share about some life journey that I have faced never being alone. How Jesus has worked it out for his Glory.

Now, as you all may know. If you are or have been following my blog. You may know a part or some of my story-trials. I am losing my sight (Going blind), I have a $73,000.00 debt from my lovely job. I cannot seem to get any answers on how they will clear it up. (For it being there error). I have also quit my job because I could not take the abuse and bullying that my boss was giving me for the last 5 years. I am now getting ready to have my EEOC claim go to the next step. I am trying to be compliant to all of what they need from me. However, at every step of this process there is someone in these offices just wanting to give me there opinion. I am not asking for anyone to share in what they see. I just want to be compliant with what I need to do.  This is not as easy as one may think for, everyone seems to have some type of answer for WHAT I DID WRONG.  When all they need to do is there job. Letting the process and the correct protocol be done. As if that is not enough for one person to handle. I just got in a car accident just this week. Having to go to the hospital. This resulting in a miner concussion. You would think ok someone’s insurance will handle it. No, it has to be a bigger deal, than just someone telling their insurance company that I was in there car. Of course, that did not happen so now I need someone to help me with this battle. Well, the Devil may think he is going to keep me down. He may think I will not glorify my God in ALL of this. But I have to let you know I am on my knees more letting God know I know He is ABLE to work this out.  I will GLORIFY MY LORD ALL DAY LONG!!!

I do believe that the Lord lets the devil in to test you. However, it is so that Jesus can see how your faith is growing to bring you closer to him (Jesus). It is stated in the bible that the devil cannot do anything without the lord’s permission. So, devil lets go. My trial may be hard but, my lord and faith in him is greater. I am glad to be tested. TO show my lord I will follow him all of my days. I am glad that I am getting tested to know that I am getting closer to him. I will come out of this better off then I started with God getting the GLORY and MY TESTIMONY being larger for him.

Now with my story of how the Devil is trying to get a foot holed on my life.

Here is what I say to him.

DEVIL you will not win in this battle. I will rejoice in the lord like Habakkuk, God can test my faith like in James, and I will lean on john because Jesus took on the world. So Devil step back my trials are won by my lord and savior.  if you are in a trial I ask you to hold on to what my words are about the Lord working  it out. He is ABLE to do it for you too. Have joy while you wait on the trial to end. You will see the  other side of this and it will be better then it is. Jesus promises this. As I each week tell you my little story-blog. Please read and believe in him.  Romans 8:28 tells you that all things work out for them whom love the lord and are called according to his  plan. so , as I tell myself I will keep on this journey knowing my LORD IS BIGGER then my trial.  please do the same but , not for me but for your  faith in Jesus.  if he will do it for me. then I know he will do it for you. His words  are for you too I am no better then you.  We are all his children and he wants to be there for all of us.

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you in faith as small as a mustard seed knowing that you have ALL of my trials. I pray that my readers, if they are going through some thing as well they take on this prayer. To know that you have died on the cross for our sins and with that because we believe in you we are saved by your Grace and having eternal life with you in heaven. I give you back your words in Habakkuk, James, and john. Knowing these truths set me free from the Devils lies of the world.

Habakkuk 3 17:19Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail     and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,18yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. James 1:2-5 Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials of various kinds,3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him John 16:33“I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!” Thank you for all of your words that we can lean on to see that you will work it out for your glory.

In Jesus name I pray AMEN!

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