Archives for the month of: September, 2013

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I have been studying my bible and finally got to the chapter of Job. I immediately was drawn in because for the past couple of months I had been feeling like him. I was making it & honestly still complaining, stressing, cursing God (yes I know how horrible that is), and just having a “job moment”. It’s so easy for us to praise God when things are flowing right, health is all great, finances are bountiful, fridge is fully stocked and e.t.c.  But soon as he lets us ride the waves of a little trouble we start to do just as Job did. If it’s one thing I’m learning it’s that being a Christian does entail some suffering because Jesus suffered so we aren’t exempt. 

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It’s amazing how we can be so ungrateful to a God who sustains us through our storms. I remember just days before opening my bible the “hissy fit” I had thrown. In reading the chapter it made me do 2 things, 1 immediately start asking for forgiveness and 2 analyze myself. I know I’d been telling God how big my problems were instead of telling my problems how big my GOD is. I know that things are a little dreary at the moment but that doesn’t mean it’s going to always be that way. I know that I have to put my complete trust and faith in God. I can’t get “fed up” and start acting like a baby and start cursing God and telling him how he’s ignored me and how he just left me hanging. I have to just sit back and know that he is God and he knows what he’s doing.

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So when WE are facing a Job moment I want US to stop right in our tracks and say “God, I know you are behind the scenes making things work”. Just because it seems stormy and like these troubles will last always your word has assured us it WON’T! You have made many ways out of what seemed to be no ways so I will sit still and let you work. Let’s Pray!

Dear God,

I first come to you apologizing and seeking your forgiveness for ever doubting the powerful God you are. We saw Job go to the bottom and you rose him right back to the top. You are faithful and I am so sorry that I ever spoke out of turn to you. You have promised me in your word that we are not meant to be mediocre. You’ve constantly encouraged me, taken care of me and shown your grace and mercy toward me. Forgive me for the things I’ve said out of lack of faith, forgive me for the things I’ve done trying to get back even at you. I can NEVER come close to your power so I thank you for sustaining me when I thought I was on my own. I want to thank you for the small & large blessings you’ve given me, I thank you for the ways you continue to make even when I don’t deserve it. I thank you for being who you are and what you are to my life. In your great and mighty name I pray,

Amen

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I want to start this blog off with praise for God covering me. This weekend and really this entire week I have been feeling like a punching bag. It’s been a struggle to clear my mind BUT GOD is so merciful. God has been so good to me, he’s making crooked paths straight and constantly growing in me. 

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I’m very clear cut so I think when friendships end, relationships end that you need to be mature. The gossiping, the pointing your ex-friend or ex-girlfriend or boyfriend out is really a disrespect. I got an email informing me that someone connected to a past relationship had searched for me. Now I have a VERY unique name so to find me, someone has told you my name. It irritated me because I don’t speak of this person, don’t tell this persons business and definitely don’t give out this persons name. I’m not that type of person so it doesn’t serve me to speak negatively of someone from my pass. I immediately said “GOD, WHERE’S MY PROTECTION from these type of situations?” I have grown so much that God told me to hush, release that from my mind & continue living.

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One thing we’ve got to realize is God is ALWAYS protecting us. He’s not going to let someone play with his children. He’s not going to allow ANYBODY that comes to steal, kill and destroy actually be successful in that area. When you look for his protection know that he’s an all seeing GOD. He knew your need for protection before it even was shown to you. Also, I can hear God telling me so what if someone is searching for you. So what if they want to know what you look like because they are insecure. So what if someone has spoken your name to try to make you look bad. That’s all a reflection of them, not you. They are not healed so they feel the need to inform people of you. They aren’t mature enough to admit their faults so they feel the need to speak ill of you. KEEP LIVING, KEEP BEING THE WOMAN OF CHRIST YOU ARE, KEEP SERVING THE GOD WHO’S DELIVERED YOU FROM THAT TERRIBLE RELATIONSHIP.  So you know what I’m doing? Resting on the fact that I’m covered, blessed, highly favored, living a life Christ is smiling on and grown enough to mind my own business. Let’s Pray!

Dear Most Gracious Father,

I want to thank you for creating me in your image, I want to thank you for delivering me from my past, I want to thank you for being who you are in my life and loving me no matter how I am. I pray for this person in my past tonight, that they grow, that they come to know you, that they move on with their life and realize it looks much better ahead than behind. God touch my heart so that I respond appropriately, that I can continue to grow in you and realize you are my protection. In your awesome and powerful name,

Amen