Monday, February 27, 2017

"HE Loves YOU!"

Love: an intense feeling of deep affection.

I remember as a kid picking up a flower and wondering if this boy that I had a crush on loves me. I would pick the petals off and throw them down on the ground one at a time saying He loves me, He loves me not, He loves me, He loves me not....who else remembers doing this as a kid?

I am a woman and my emotions get in the way sometime. I often wonder does my husband love me? 1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

I know that my husband loves me,  he tells me all the time.  But do I still question sometimes if he really loves me?  Yes, I'm a woman. But then God reminds me of all that he does for me and then I'm like why do I even question his love for me?  He shows me that he loves me unconditionally even when I'm UGLY.  He is an amazing husband so why do I so easily throw him down like the petal and wonder does he love me?  Because I'm human and I didn't feel loved as a young girl so the enemy tends to let that feeling sneak up on me. When I realize this is what is happening I can throw those feelings down quickly, just like throwing that petal down.  However, I will be honest there are times that I hold onto that flower and don't throw the petals down because I'm scared that he "loves me not".  Then I realize after sometime, that is exactly what the enemy wants me to do.  He wants me to believe that lie.  He wants me to hold onto that flower and not let go of the fear of wondering "am I loved?"  
God is a BIG God and HE LOVES ME even more than my husband does.   He gave up his son's life so that I may have eternal life, now that's showing love with actions and in truth. Why do I still ask the question sometimes does HE(God) love me?  Because I'm human.  I know that HE loves me unconditionally even when I'm UGLY.  I'm so thankful for HIS LOVE and I want to share that love with other people.  

Does HE love you?  Yes HE does.  The most important questions are Do you know HIM and does HE know you?  He wants to know you in a personal way, so take the time daily to get to know him by reading his word.  He loves you and HE wants to know you!

Please, let me know if there is anything I can pray for.  I want to be able to pray specifically for any need you might have.  

Don't ever forget that HE LOVES YOU whether the "petal" told you that or not.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Be Still"

I have decided "Be Still" are my words this year to focus on.  When I think of "Be Still" I think of some other words like Calm, Peace, and Rest.  

Calm :   not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions

Peace  :  freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.

Rest  :  cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.

I have had "Be Still" jump out at me so many times this year.  I thought last year was the waiting year, because my husband and I made a pretty big change in the ministry that we have been a part of for the last 25 years. It hasn't been easy to make that change because change is not easy.  However, I think God is telling me different by the way these words just keep appearing before me.  So I decided I needed to take the time to write something up.  

When I'm really discouraged I feel like the life is just sucked out of me.  I feel like I don't know what to do to make things better.  I feel like I'm not important any more and I'm not making a difference.  Then God sends me someone, something, or a scripture that tells me that is not true.  He is such a Big God and you and I can't ever forget that.  

I realized today while writing this that if we just "BE STILL" and focus on these words:  Calm, Peace and Rest.  He can do CPR on us and bring us back to life with a new breathe.  He is our spiritual doctor who can do CPR on our spiritual heart if we just "BE STILL."  Don't try to rush through whatever you are going through just to get through it.  He wants you to be refined like gold.  So "BE STILL" and ask him what it is you are suppose to learn.  

I'm so thankful that I have had him this last year in this transition to just fall back in his arms and "Be Still."  I will continue to pray to him asking him to carry me through this huge change in our lives and trust that He's got this.  Will I still get discouraged and feel like the life is sucked out of me?  Of Course, but I will just ask him to do CPR on me and give me new breathe.  

What about you?  Are you trying to rush through something that is hard because you don't want to deal with it?  My words to you are "BE STILL".  He knows you, He hears you, He hurts with you but most importantly HE LOVES YOU!  He wants to refine you like gold.  He wants you to "BE STILL."

I Peter 1:6-8   "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy"

Psalm 46:10 "He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations,  I will be exalted in the earth.”


Climb that "thang!"

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