Friday, August 5, 2016

He looks upon me with love!

Psalm 119:130-136New Living Translation (NLT)
"The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.  I pant with expectation,
longing for your commands. Come and show me your mercy, as you do for all who love your name.  Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil. Ransom me from the oppression of evil people; then I can obey your commandments. Look upon me with love; teach me your decrees. Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.

I'm so thankful for HIS word that gives me light in such a dark world. When I have an asthma attack I pant with expectation that whatever it is that I take to help will help me to breathe easier. Just as I study HIS word I pant with expectation that He would give me wisdom to understand HIS commands. I love HIM and I'm thankful that HE shows me mercy. I ask him to guide me so that I will not be overcome by evil and to help me obey His commandments.

I want to feel HIS love, I want to learn HIS decrees. I cry because of how we as people disobey HIS instructions.

Life is hard. But if we just keep trusting in HIM, HE is our light, He shows us mercy, He Guides us, and most importantly He loves us.

Oh how he loves you and me! So thankful that He looks upon me with love.

Are you thankful for His light, mercy, guidance and love today?

If you need a little encouragement, I encourage you to take time to listen to this video!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Keep running....Don't Quit!

I'm doing an online Bible Study right now called 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz - I highly recommend you buy this book if you struggle with quitting things in life.

I have been saying I'm going to keep up on writing on this blog for years. OOPS! I have been saying I'm going to write a book for years. OOPS! Have I quit on that? Have you seen my book out there? If you find it let me know. LOL How many blog post have I written in 2016? One other besides this one. OOPS! I'm a quitter. Don't judge. I'm sure you have quit before too. I enjoy writing, but because of my self esteem I have struggled with for years this causes me to quit at writing. I know I'm not the best writer, I know I have lots to learn, but God is a BIG God and HE is continuing to work on my self esteem and my writing.

I am going to stick with it, follow through and stay open to what God has for my writing in the future.  He knows my thoughts, he knows my heart and he knows my future.   

Stick with it, whatever you struggle with quitting.  I encourage you to follow through no matter how you feel.   The most important thing you can do is stay open to what God has for your future.  Thank you Nicki Koziarz for these tools that you have given me to share with others.  

I am going to continue to Pass Jesus my Baton in this race called life.  I am reaching for that finish line.  I have a long way to go, but he is right there beside me encouraging me to RUN, DO LIFE, EVEN WHEN I STRUGGLE.  His arms are wide open waiting for me to run into them on a daily basis.  

How about you?  Do you struggle with something that you keep quitting?  Do you struggle with self esteem like me?  It's ok be real, do life with me and let's encourage each other to Keep Running this race called life!  Pass your Baton off to HIM, HE is a great anchor!

Philippians 2:16 "Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Finding the confidence I threw away!

Hebrews 10:35-37 "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”

A few years back I really felt God calling me to speak to mom's. There are lot's of mom's that get frustrated and feel like they can't keep going. The hardest time's are when you have an elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. God wanted me to share the time when I had an elephant in the room.

I went to a couple speak up conferences and learned a lot about speaking up. I spoke up, fell down, and have stayed down. I threw away my confidence from one person's comment about one of my talks. But I am going to change that in 2016, I'm going to persevere!

Finding something you throw away can be hard sometimes. You have to get dirty and dig deep into the trash. So as I find this confidence I threw away, I'm going to have to forget the dirt (the nasty comment) and dig deep into HIS word!

What about you have you thrown away your confidence, because of some harsh word? Dig deep into HIS word and I'm sure you will find it again. Persevere so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised.

If you fall down don't stay down!

~ Confidence is key. If you don't believe in yourself, then nobody will. ~ Unknown

So I'm asking all of you that pray to pray for me.

Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...