Monday, September 27, 2010

The best thing I ever did do!

I'll tell you the best thing I ever did do, I took off the old coat and put on the new..  ♫

I am so blessed to be a child of the King! Everyday with Him is a new experience. Some days are hard and some days are easy but everyday is worth it!

The Lord has blessed me with so much! I am forever thankful for everything He blesses me with. He gave me a roof over my head, food on the table, a wonderful family, the best parents anyone could ask for, some amazing friends, a wonderful church and an amazing pastor! He has blessed me with everything I need!
But more importantly than all of those things, He has blessed me with His unconditional, undying LOVE! He never ceases to amaze me. I don't deserve anything He has given me. Especially His mercy and grace. But He still gives it to me. 

"Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows." -Matthew 10:31

If God cares enough about the sparrow in the air to provide their every need oh how much more does He care for HIS children!!

I am so beyond thankful that I was chosen by God to be His child. I am so glad that He loves me despite my failures. 

I don't see how anyone could deny Him..
Look around... He is evident in everything on this Earth. His creation is beyond beautiful. 

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was dark and without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."  -Genesis 1:1-4

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:" -1 Peter 2:9

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house." -Matthew 5:14-15

God has called His children to be a light to the world, to stand out and be a witness for Him. In Genesis 1:4 it says that "God divided the light from the darkness." So we must be completely set apart from the darkness of this world. "what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14) If we are trying to mix with all the sin and darkness of this world how will we be the true light He has called us to be?

Just something to think about :)

Monday, September 13, 2010


"And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay." -Mark 2:4

I thank God for putting these kind of friends in my life. Friends that will tear the roof off for me... Friends that help me come back to Jesus when everything around me is falling apart and I don't know which direction to go!

These kind of friends are the best in the world! I don't know what I would do without them. 


"And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole." -Luke 17:19

Last night, Bro Jr talked about being made whole and not just being cleansed. 
.Luke 17:11-19.
Once we are cleansed, we have to let God make us whole again. We have to get rid of our baggage. The more we dwell on it the harder and harder it will become to be made whole! We have to learn to forgive our selves and move on once God forgives us. 
Everything that the devil stole from us, God is waiting to give back to us! We just have to let Him! It is the will of God that each one of us be made whole! In order to be made whole, we must enter into His presence. Let Him heal us and completely restore us!!

I needed to hear this message last night. I was letting God cleanse me, but I wasn't letting Him make me whole and restore me! Really, I didn't even know I had that option. I didn't realize the difference. 
He works in so many ways- ways we never expect! 

Through amazing friends and people we never expected. 

My friends really did surprise me this weekend. I mean, I knew they loved me. And I knew they would always be there to help. But I didn't think they would be so.... understanding? I guess that's the word. I mean, they are very understanding about things but with everything that's been going on the past couple months I didn't think they would be. BUT they were :) And I love them all the more for it!! 


Anyways, I would love to write more but it's time to take my puppy to the vet :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It didn't break me, O it MADE me! :)

"All I wanna do is love you, all I wanna do is lay here right at Your feet, as i lift my hands towards heaven let Your fire fall down on me rekindle the fire within me Lord, do it once again..."

I have officially been through my first "make me or break me" trials in my Christian walk. And I came out VICTORIOUS! Hallelujah! 
This walk is not an easy one, but I will tell you what.. it's the only walk I EVER want to walk! I learned that you really do have to praise worship God even when you don't feel like it and even when you don't want to and even when you can't FEEL Him. Because His word says "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." And even though we go through time when it FEELS like He is nowhere to be found, we have to remember He IS with us! No matter what that devil tries to get you to believe, GOD IS WITH YOU!!! You must trust in His word and BELIEVE! 

My God! 
I got my breakthrough today!
And all it took was some one-on-one time with my Heavenly Father! Imagine that! ha.
I realized today that it was my fault I was struggling so bad. I guess I knew all along it was but I didn't want to admit it. I kept blaming God for leaving me, but He was there all along. He never left me. Looking back I can see that. I wouldn't have made it as long as I have if He would've left me. I would've given up. But He was with me :) 


Now that my joy is back, I should be writing more often. After all, this blog is all about joy, is it not?

I just wanna shout from the roof tops again! I feel that new convert joy coming back! 

(Haggai 2:4-9)


"And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts."
 -Haggai 2:7