Monday, June 18, 2012

nothing uplifting tonight. night

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today's verse

Sometimes verses come when we need them. Today was one of those days. I have been a bit anxious and worrying about certain things, and Today's verse that came online was:
"Do not be anxious about anything but through prayer and supplication make your requests to God!" I needed that. So I prayed... still a bit anxious but God will supply and we will get through! God knows what we need! I will trust Him and try not to worry as much!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

When you think about life, and how to live a good Christian life, the main thing that this life boils down to is LOVE! Love of an amazing heavenly father and that love shining through us on a daily basis. The Bible says to "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your father in heaven". What is supposed to shine through us? God's love to the world! 
The verse above might sound harsh but if we don't love we are breaking a very important command of God's to "love God" and then "love your neighbors as yourself"!  The Bible also says that if we do  not love we are no more than just noise.... (1 Corinthians 13). God is love! The verse says it so clearly. If we claim to know God than we need to love! Do we show that we love God and that we are His by loving others? Do we show our kids that we love them daily? Do we show our spouses that we love them daily? do we show our friends that we love them? Do we show those we meet on the streets daily that we love? We are supposed to LOVE! and show God's love through our everyday words, actions, deeds, how we speak, what we do, through our LIVES! Do we LOVE??? 
If we claim to be sons and daughters of God, and God is love... Are we showing that we are sons and daughters of LOVE?? Or are we acting more like sons and daughters of hate, anger, malice? We need to start acting like we are HIS children. We need to start daily showing love to those around us. We need to start being thankful for the things that God has given us, and those He has placed in our lives. Start loving those God placed in our lives instead of finding fault, but truly finding the best in people and love them for the things that they are to God! We can fault find all day with the people that are in our lives... But it takes true commitment to God and to love to actually love people and SHOW it!  LOVE! That is what I leave with you today! Love the people that God loves! Love the people God has placed in your lives. Love the people that you meet from day to day! Show God's love today!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Proverbs 13:12

"12 Hope that is delayed makes you sad, but a wish that comes true fills you with joy."

Hope.... it is something that we need in life. I think that  hope and faith have a lot in common. I think that they mesh well together. I think that Faith is taking hope to the next level: the level of believe that the hope will come true! Sometimes we hope and wish that things will come to us. We hope to make it in life. We hope that we can give our kids a good future. We hope that we can make it through the day at times. We hope we are good enough.... We hope and hope, and sometimes it seems like those hopes are floating away. Like they are never with in grasp! That can make us sad or disappointed....It can leave our hearts sick and hurting.... We feel like a failure and like we are letting people down. In the opposite way, when a hope or wish comes true, and we succeed at a hope of ours, it fills us with such a joy. It fills us with such an even greater hope! It lifts our spirits and we feel we can do the next thing that we hope for!
At times I feel like I have been in the first half of this verse. At times it is just one hope after another dashed on the rocks... It makes you sad and it make you feel like you wont ever get to that next level. You are heart sick and you are disappointed with yourself or your circumstances. You feel like life will never turn around and at times you can SINK! I know that God wants dreams and hopes in our lives to come to us! Maybe I don't feel I deserve  it... Maybe I am to busy looking at other circumstances to see some other things happening in my life? Who knows, but I know that God wants to fulfill our dreams. Maybe we need to start searching our hopes and see if they line up with God's word? are they hopes that are created by the world, and what others around you have or are doing? or are your hopes from God? I know that I want my hopes and dreams to line up with God and what He wants from me and my life! I know that God's way is always the best way. Its time  to give up control and let God lead 100%!! I want true joy to fill my life and that will come when dreams and wishes and hopes come true that are from God!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

trying to get myself into shape. I am trying to do more working out at home and found a really good zumba workout on youtube and its a christian one too. Great songs and the moves are not "riskay" at all. lol. I can work out and my kids can be in the room, which they normally are! so I really want to get myself in good shape, but find it hard to do with the kids, and all the house stuff that needs to be done, etc. but I am going to try and squeeze it in, in the mornings after I get my girls down for a nap. So I am trying and really putting an effort into it. Hope it works....

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever". Hebrews 13:8

I start off this blog with a very well known verse. I do this because God never changes! It is great to rest in the fact that HE NEVER CHANGES! We can and do change, but God never does. We want to be always changing... why? because we always want to strive to be more like Christ! We have not yet attained this, Paul says, but we always move forward and we always strive to be more like HIM! This is my cry. That I would never settle. That I would always be striving to be more like Christ, that I would always be trying to get closer to Him! I don't want a stagnant relationship with God. I want one that is always growing and always getting closer!
God will always stay the same, His promises will always stay the same! His love will always stay the same! But I never want to settle and stay the same! I want to be as close as I can to my Savior!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Great post here at this site:
Here is a sample. Something to think about!

"What if it is, but not for the reason you think? What if marriage is not so much about finding the right person as much as it is about becoming the right person? When we’re looking for the right person, then the onus for the relationship working is entirely on them. We’re passive, just waiting to be made happy. But if we realize that relationships are dynamic, that people change with time, and that compromise is necessary, then we also realize that relationships are about us learning to love and sacrifice far more than they are about the other person completing us. It’s our attitude that matters."


Never stop believing! Rest in HIM! God's goodness is coming your way! He wants good things for His children! He wants to show His goodness to you! he wants you to know that you are loved in a mighty way! He has GOOD plans for you! Take heart! Don't give up! Don't get down! Keep believing and stay in faith! God's goodness is coming!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

watch your mouth!

The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

~Proverbs 18:21

This is truth! Words have power! Words can damage and kill or they can encourage and give life! You can kill or harm yourself or others with your words! We are here to encourage and give life to ourselves and those around us. I say ourselves because we can speak harmful words to ourselves and with our thoughts! What kind of words are you speaking to  yourself and others? Are you speaking words of death or life? Are you talking down to someone or yourself?
Start speaking life filled words! I know it is an area that I have to work on and remind myself about. I have a tenancy to speak life words to others and death words to myself. I like to encourage others, but sometimes I need some encouragement and do not give that to myself. Start saying good things about yourself (and others) look at the positives that are in yourself and others. When you always look at the negative you will always speak the negative. Start searching for good things that are in each one of us. The more we focus on those things the more life filled words we start to speak!
"I matter, I am loved, I can make it, I'm hanging in there, I will not give up, I am blessed, I am a winner, I am more than a conqueror, I have favor with God and man, God's going to get the glory out of this, I am strong, I am healed, I am whole, I can do this!"
Philippians 4:8 says "whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, think on these things". Think on the good things in life, think on the good things in others, think on the good things in you! There are things that we can complain about, we can pick out, we can come down on, but there are more good things in people that we need to see and point out. Be an encouragement to yourself and those around you! Get in the habit of speaking and thinking words of life. Build people up, don't tear them down!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Yesterday was a good day. Things may come and changes may come, but they are changes that are from God. They are good things that are happening. And I am excited! 
When you think about life and what it is all about, it isn't about cars, it isn't about houses, it isn't about having every new gadget out there, it isn't about material items! It is about love. What do I mean?? Well life revolves around one love! God! God is Love! And our lives and this world, and everything revolves around HIS love for us! Then the next thing it is about is us showing God's love to others! That is what this is all about! When we think about church and what it is supposed to be, it isn't a competition of who has more, or who has a bigger attendance, its about showing love to others and reaching out to them with God's love so they will do the same. It is about making disciples so they can go out and make disciples. It is about reaching people where they are at with God's love! And however God is leading to do that, and do kingdom work, we need to follow Him and His leading! He knows the perfect plan for our lives! He knows that perfect plan for your ministry. Follow His leading and He will be faithful! It might be different, it might not be what YOU planned! but obedience is always key when it comes to God! His ways and plans and thoughts are higher than ours! 

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” (NIV)

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.” (~ KJV )

Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (NIV)

Isaiah 48:17 “Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” (KJV)

Philippians 2:13 “It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” (NIV)
Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (KJV)

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV)

Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (KJV)

Psalm 16:7 “I will praise the Lord who counsels me, even at night my heart instructs me.” (NIV)

Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "

Psalm 48:14 “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” (KJV)

Proverbs 1:33 “But if you listen to me, you will be safe and secure without fear of disaster.” (CEV)

Isaiah 58:11 “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” (NIV)

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (NIV)

John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” (NIV)

2 Timothy 1:9 “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” (KJV)

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (KJV)

2 Timothy 1:9 “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” (KJV)

2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (KJV)

Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (KJV)

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (KJV)

God is always there to lead and direct us! We need to be willing to listen and obey! I am looking forward to some things coming up. God is good, and He is moving and His plans are great! I am ready to run with HIM toward the calling that He has for me and for my family! I am ready to reach out in love to those around me, I am ready to help disciple people so they can go out and do the same! 'God move in us and in our area, all for YOUR glory and all to advancing the kingdom of God!' The world need God more than ever now! Show them God's love which is inside you!!! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Psalm 139:7-12, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." 

We all have issues we face daily. I know because I go through them. There are always things taht come up and want to drag us down. It is hard to not let things or thoughts get the best of us! I have been trying to not let thoughts get the best of me and at times it seems like I am failing and falling into a pit! At times it all just seems worthless, and pointless. I want things a certain way and they are not, and I feel like a failure and these things keep piling up and not dealing with them can affect a  person. It takes a toll on them..... Even the strongest person can feel week at times!
At times you just feel alone, like no one is there for you. Why would anyone  even want to listen or try to help. So you keep things in and try to move on past it all. 
There are times when you are just down and need some lifting. My main source of "lifting" or encouragement is from the Bible. The verse above is very encouraging! We cannot flee from God! He is always there! Where ever we go He is right there beside us the entire way! He is right there holding us up when we need it! We may feel like we are in the darkest pit, but God is right there with us! When darkness is all around us, God is there to shine a light into our lives! 
As Christians we are called to be "light". You might be saying "how can I be a light? what do you mean?" Well we are called to bring Jesus to the world. We are called to bring "light" or Christ (the light of the world) in to the dark places where there is no light! When we allow Christ's love to shine through  us we are creating light in dark places! Even when we are trying to hide in the dark, God will bring someone with light into our lives to help encourage us and help bring us through as well! Let others be an encouragement to you! God sent them to you to help you get out of the darkness and back into the light. To help encourage you! Maybe God is calling YOU to be the light and shine into someone else's life! Be that light that God is calling you to be. 
Never forget that God is there for you where ever you go! He is always there! Through it all He is there. Through the pain, He is there. He never leaves you! Be encouraged!