Cat vs Dogs – The age old battle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve always wondered why people associate cats with witches, black magic and superstition. Cats are small creatures that can’t do much damage to people or things. Why make such a fuss over a little, tiny thing? Well, I thought about some of the characteristics that cats possess that may cause people to look upon them unfavorably. Cats, for the most part are independent, lazy, whiny, unfriendly to most people (even their owners at times) and they like to cover up their own mess. That sounds like a lot like us at times! I thought about this in relation to God and how we interact with him. Are we sharing the same characteristics of a cat? Or are we more like a dog? Dogs are known to be totally dependent on their master. They run anxiously to their master when they sense his/her presence is near. Dogs wait for their master to provide all their needs. Dogs are loyal to their master and they even protect what belongs to their master. Are we dependent on our Father? Do we anxiously run to pray or worship our Master? Do we believe He provides all of our needs? Do we protect what belongs to Him – His Word with our life? I see why most people love dogs instead of cats. God waits for us to respond as we long for our dog to respond to us. We don’t have to behave like a cat as if we are the sole provider of our needs. Lets worship our Father in the same manner we would want our darling puppy to love us. Sincerely, a dog lover… J

Weeping may endure for a night…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night was pretty rough. It was one of those nights when things start off great but took a turn for the worse. Not worse as in losing a love one or being physically ill but worse meaning I had to come to terms that something I may want really badly may not happen the way I hoped. It was one of those nights when you realize something you hoped and dreamed for may not be your reality. One of those nights when you realize this may not be the right path for you. Well I have been in this Christian walk long enough to know that God is a promise keeper. There has never been a need I had that God has not fulfilled. So although there is pain in knowing what I want may not come into fruition…there is joy in knowing that God has a better plan for me. One I don’t know of yet I am trusting is far superior than my own.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Revealing Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, I made the decision to go on a fast. I had only done 24hr fasts before so when I embarked on an extended one I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I did know is that everything in my body was screaming to feel a closer walk with Jesus. I was yearning for Him. I felt like the woman with the issue of blood. I needed to press my way towards my Savior. Honestly, I didn’t know exactly what I needed to be healed from but I know I needed a healing. The fast has proved to me one of the revealing periods of my life. Now I felt like the woman at the well, all exposed, no shame uncovered. He knew me beyond my church attendance and my reading His Word. I consecrated time for Him and in turn He kicked down walls I was trying hard to keep up. I had been perfectly covering up the holes in my life with drywall. Not to fool anyone but to avoid dealing with past hurts I had experienced. Things I had gone through and still going through from broken family relationships. Things I have worked hard to pretend didn’t exist so my son can stay a resident in Happytown, USA. I have worked so hard to protect my son that I forgot to address these issues. The truth of the matter is there is pain there. With these issues coming to the surface in a real way God is telling me to give these burdens to Him. I can’t carry them but I can rest in the peace and safety only my God can provide. His Word is so revealing and healing. The scab has been removed, the sore is able to breathe and the healing is just beginning.

 

Signs you are a lazy blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm…so I have been a horrible blogger as of late. I have received many inspirations and words of encouragement that I intended on sharing over the last few weeks. The bottom line is I have been lazy, sick, and not to mention overwhelmed with work and parenting a 1st grader. I believe my son has received more homework in this first month of school than I did my entire tenure in high school!  I’m not complaining (well a maybe a little) because this is the reason I move to timbuktu, I wanted him in a great school district. Mission accomplished…all glory to God! I definitely couldn’t pull off living in the burbs as a single mom without my Heavenly Father pouring out His blessings on us. So…I say all that to say I will strive to do better as a blogger. Have a good day!

Morning thoughts

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you in the humblest manner I know how thanking you for your grace and your mercy. Lord I thank you for allowing your goodness to reign over me in spite of my faults and failures. Lord, you consistently love me and urge me to live for you when my heart is being selfish and I want to serve my own needs. It is because of you Father that I live and breathe. It is your power to love your children in a way that is beyond our own understanding. I pray Lord that you fix the hearts of your children. That you grab us each one by one and fix whatever you see in us that may be broken. I plead with you Lord to use of according to the will you have for our lives. Pick us up out of whatever situation or circumstance we may be in that is unpleasing to you. Lord thank you for the work that you begin in us. Thank you for deliverance and for your tender kindness towards us. Help us to love each other as Christ loved the church. Let us not let issues and disagreements separate us. Let us not glorify ourselves as Lucifer did but let us always recall what you did for us on the cross. How you gave your life so that we can live. I thank you for your Word and I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

A morning prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

 I come to you in the humblest manner I know how thanking you for your grace and your mercy. Lord I thank you for allowing your goodness to reign over me in spite of my faults and failures. Lord, you consistently love me and urge me to live for you when my heart is being selfish and I want to serve my own needs. It is because of you Father that I live and breathe. It is your power to love your children in a way that is beyond our own understanding. I pray Lord that you fix the hearts of your children. That you grab us each one by one and fix whatever you see in us that may be broken. I plead with you Lord to use of according to the will you have for our lives. Pick us up out of whatever situation or circumstance we may be in that is unpleasing to you. Lord thank you for the work that you begin in us. Thank you for deliverance and for your tender kindness towards us. Help us to love each other as Christ loved the church. Let us not let issues and disagreements separate us. Let us not glorify ourselves as Lucifer did but let us always recall what you did for us on the cross. How you gave your life so that we can live. I thank you for your Word and I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

The love of Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day I was reflecting over my life and the different experiences I’ve had. Some were good and some were not. Many times the determining factor in a situation has been my attitude towards what I was experiencing. I think about the bad decisions I have made not to condemn myself but to see if I grew from that trial and tribulation. What I noticed the most as I looked back was that through it all God’s grace and mercy were with me. During moments when I felt alone and I believed there was no one who understood me, Jesus was there to comfort me. During times when they seemed they would be no way out of a situation, Jesus was there working things out for me. He is a present help in the time of need. Not because we have been so good but because he loves us so much to look past our shortcomings. His love is indescribable because we are the created and we cannot even begin to understand everything the Creator wants us to know. We are His sheep and He leads us. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I am just as human as you but I do serve a God that is all-knowing and all-powerful. If you have not accepted Him in your life, I suggest giving Him a try. He has an excellent track record. xoxo

You are the key to unlock the door to your happiness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are the key and God is the lock. Not only is God the lock, He is door! However, in order to unlock your way to God YOU have to make some necessary steps. Often, we mistake being still as meaning to do nothing. Being still requires a lot from a believer. It requires us to step out of our comfort zone and relay solely on God’s ability to do anything and everything for us. It is faith and obedience. Oh, it is easy for us to give something over to God when it isn’t a huge issue for us but what about those strongholds you are facing in your life? Do you hold onto them believing that it is too much for God? Do you have a case of the “I can’t help its”? Or, do you believe that because of your past sins you must deal with your stronghold alone? God wants us to seek Him in ALL things. After “all” there is nothing left. Nothing you have done can prevent you from having a personal relationship with God. If you don’t believe me, let’s consult the Father.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Therefore, let us not struggle anymore with the guilt from the sins of our past. Let us not bemoan over what we feel are “lost years”.

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Whatever it is you may be facing today, trust that God can heal, deliver and restore you. He loves us beyond our comprehension. Trust in Him!

The beauty of the Truth

The truth is we were created in His image and for His glory. The truth is that the Father loves us so much he can count the number of hairs on our head. The truth is that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The truth is that although we have sinned, Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalties of sins He did not owe because He loved us so much. The truth is we are not able to fully comprehend the love the Father has for us because while we were yet sinners, Christ died. The truth is in knowing this truth, we have to make a choice on who we will service, either our Father in Heaven or the devil. The truth is you do need to take responsibility for your actions but the Father is quick to forgive us and restore us. The truth is that we are not condemned for our actions but that is not a free pass to habitually sin. The truth is God wants us to live a life that is pleasing to Him. The truth is that you are loved.

So if anyone tries to tell you a lie, remember His Truth.

MATTHEW 5:18  “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

Hate only destroys your soul

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Rev. Martin Luther King (via http://sharibonbonvie.tumblr.com/)
 

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