Thursday, August 29, 2013

give mercy & get mercy

Blessed are those who show mercy.They will be treated mercifully.--Matthew 5:7

This is something i wanted to share that I feel God give me to help out a few friends and I know will help myself!......

Sometimes I think we have to get up everyday and see our spouse as God sees us and thats is a perfect creature (even if they arent saved or living right) because what if he looked at us everyday for our past mistakes? We would be in trouble. Try for a few days if you can to wake up and not think about what he/she has done and not let it anger you. Change the way you look at him/her throughout the day. A lot of our frustration and anger comes from past unforgiveness and mistakes we are still dwelling on. Try to look at him/her as God sees us which is clean. And when he/she does something try to forgive them right then and work through it. This is probably gonna be the hardest thing you have ever done. But if it works its great and may change both of your lives forever and if it doesnt. Well u have already spent this long trying to figure out what works  what's another few days doing it the way God intended and thats forgiving, loving , and showing mercy:)?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

He will never leave you!

Time has just completely gotten away from me the last two or three months! I didn't realize it had been so long since I had posted. I don't have anything particular in mind today just this scripture that keeps coming to mind.

Deuterononmy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Just as God  spoke these words to Joshua through Moses for encouragement to lead the people to their inheritance. I believe he speaks them to us today. Sometimes we don't understand why things happen the way they do or we may not understand a direction God is leading us. He does though. That should be enough.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

He guides us!

Psalms 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

I havent posted in a few weeks due to change in schedule and sickness but hopefully I can still make time to post here and there around my new schedule.

Tonight I have been thinking about how God leads us in his ways. In our Wednesday night class at church we started a new lesson last night about walking in the spirit.
We all can learn more about being spiritually led if we were able to do it perfectly we possibly would have walked our way up to the Lord as Enoch did. This is why im happy to learn more because I know there is much more!

This all brought about me remembering this scripture above. God has so many promises for us its just amazing. But this one is very important to me bacuse it makes me see that if I am following Gods ways and being righteous in his eyes through the direction of the Holy spirit he says he will guide my steps..that is a wonderful thing because if I guided my own or ordered my own id be afraid to see the outcome.

I am just grateful for a God who loves, who cares, who protects, and who has sent his spirit to lead us.

Hope everyone has a great weekend & remember the spirit of God leads to life but following the flesh ends in death..choose wisely! !

Friday, March 22, 2013

Money.. a battle we cause ourself!

"The wise Man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets." Proverbs 21:20

With the economy as it is today and job loss, seems alot of people are looking for ways to cut back, change habits, etc. Myself and my family included. I can't help but think though, if we were living as the bible asks us to such as "a borrower will be slave to the lender" and "owe no man anything" would we be in the shape we are in as a country now? I think not. I can only personally speak for my household though.
So many times we have made mistakes with our finances in the five years my husband and I have been together from buying vehicles to getting an unneccessary credit to just shopping or eating out when we should have been saving for the future. We now have 3 kids at home and my husband has a son we support as well. With the expense of daycare being so high, and mainly the fact that God has called me to be at home right now, I do not work. We lost half of our income with our last child being born, such a major life change! With all that said we have been through many changes since then we have lived with family, we have wrecked vehicles, changed jobs, and gone even further into debt trying to make ends meet. Seems like we were going down a never ending spiral! This all sounds terrible but there is light at the end of the tunnel!lol  Now that I have spoken the bad I will share the good. We purchased a home back in May of 2012. There were many, many renovations that needed to be done and still do before a bank would finance this home. (We had an agreement with our seller to owner fincance until we could get the bank requirements done) Well needless to say we were running out of funds and I was runningout of patience waiting on the funds and renovations to be completed !! I had decided that if my husband would say the word we would put a for sale sign out that day fact I already had the one that was here when we bough the place! But instead of rushing to the road side with the sign I called made a phone call to a wise person who I look up to to get some advice on selling. Thank God he orders our steps!!! To my surprise that phone call changed everything to do with our house issue! Instead of what I thought I would get which was advice , we recieved a miracle!! This person said ' I would hate for yall to lose it when you have done so much work, and yall got such a good deal on the house, why dont we just pay the loan off for uou?" Remember this isnt a grocery trip or a $100 loan ...this is thousands of dollars. Now tell me God was not in this!! I think so!! And not only that the loan was interest free !!!!God is so good to prepare the hearts of others for our needs when we arent even expecting!!
Since this time we have had such a different outlook on everything. We have been able to do more work in the house. We have done nothing but become more free in our finances since this happened . Little by little the rest is coming into place.  Its amazing the doors God can open and the changes God can make in lives and hearts. Dont look at your circumstances he is MUCH bigger than that..he is GOD!!

todays thought:)

James 1:26
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

my grandmothers book

I wanted to share this link. My grandmother wrote this book and just had it published a few weeks ago its called 'Believe the works' it is a book on miracles. I started it and finished it in two days..its very good!!
The link to view and order is