Saturday, March 14, 2009

Walk In Faith

This weekend we had a ladies ministry conference at church and the guest speaker was Lysa TerKeurst of Proverb 31 ministries. It was awesome. Lysa allows God to use her in so many ways and I praise God that He placed me at that conference for such a time as this.
I am scheduled to have a tumor removed from my back this coming Wednesday March 18th and I have in the back on my mind my own little world been struggling with this. I did not want to let everyone know how shallow my faith was about this surgery. But this weekend God confirmed that no matter what the outcome HE is still good! 2 Timothy 1:7 says
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

I claim that verse today and no matter what the outcome may be I will serve and love God!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

You're the God of this City

This past weekend was Disciple Now weekend at church. It ended today and God did such a mighty work among not only students but adults also. The theme was ONE.
ONE with God, ONE with others and ONE with his Mission. Our speaker was Wade Morris and he allows God to speak powerfully through him. You can click his name to check out his website.
It all started Friday night and ended today with alot of lives changed. This morning during the service we Baptized 14 students praise the Lord! God was amazing this weekend but he is not done yet. Greater things are yet to come in this city!

Because of Jesus' Love

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rejoice In The Lord!

Rejoice, you know sometimes it is so hard to rejoice in the Lord when things are not going like you would want them to, it's easy to rejoice when things are good. The bible tells us to always rejoice in the Lord. "Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS, again I say Rejoice." Phil. 4:4 It doesn't say sometimes when things are going your way, it says ALWAYS! I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day and she reminded me of this. So this is the day I will Rejoice in the Lord, and I will be glad it it.
As most of you know I have a tumor on my spine and I had to go see a neurologist about it to see whether it was operable or not. Well I can REJOICE because it is, the surgery is scary because they will have to decompress my spine and fuse it back using a couple rods, screws, and some of my own bone from my hip (OUCH). But I can REJOICE because my God will be by my side directing my doctors hands. I am a part of the family of God and will have tons of brothers and sisters praying for me as well. So with that said am I concerned, well yes I am human but God has given me a peace concerning my doctor and is working on me to give me a complete peace about the entire surgery.

I have not posted here in a while and it hasn't been that God is not working in my life. It is because I am being the worrying human that I am and not rejoicing in the Lord! Continue to pray for me as I strive to Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS!

Because of Jesus' Love,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Prayer request

please pray for my Husband, he is in TX with his new job (same company) different location and something has came up that he needs prayer. The company he works for is transferring (he was going to be laid off) him to Marshall, TX to service a kitchen cabinet plant (he sells them material and makes sure everything runs properly) well this plant has decided not to use the company my husband works for as a supplier for materials anymore, therefore he will not be needed at this plant in TX. The guy who runs the plant has offered my husband a job to work for the plant itself, well it is a huge pay cut (I am not presently working because of health) and don't know about the insurance (you all know my situation and I have to have insurance). My Husband was going to call his new boss to see if he could come down to help talk this plant owner into using their materials, well the plant owners son who runs the show tells my husband not to call his boss because I want to offer you a job with us (it would be 1000 a month pay cut). as of yet my husbands company does not have any knowledge of this plants plan to find another supplier. My husband does not know what to do , if he says with his company now he will still probably be laid off. he just really needs to be lifted up so he can discern what God has for us. I know we will be taken care of because God promises that to his children but we need to know what God's plan is through all of this so Please pray that God reveal to us his plan and what to do. I know you all will pray and I thank you in advance for that.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Gift

Follow God's example in everything that you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life of filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him. Ephesians 5:1-2

This is the verse God gave me in my quiet time today and reminded me of Christmas.
My Nephew and Niece did the coolest thing this year in lieu of giving gifts to everyone they gave the gift of shoes to the homeless and gave us a picture of the person they gave it to so we can put them on our fridge and pray for them. That is what Christmas is all about is "The Gift" not of material things but the sacrifice "The baby". So as we go about our everyday lives I pray we focus on "The Gift" and show the love of Christ to everyone we come in contact with.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hold Me Jesus

The song that plays first here is titled "Hold Me Jesus" and here are the lyrics

Well, sometimes my life Just don’t make sense at all
When the mountains look so big And my faith just seems so small
So hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory Won’t you be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It’s so hot inside my soul I swear there must be blisters on my heart

Surrender don’t come natural to me
I’d rather fight You for something I don’t really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I’ve beat my head against so many walls
Now I’m falling down, I’m falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band Is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin

With what has been going on in my life lately this song has become one of my favorites, because the words have fit into how I felt. My faith was so small when I thought my husband was going to lose his job. I did not know how we were going to make it, what would happen concerning my health with no insurance. But Jesus held me and gave me HIS peace about it all and then HE took care of things just like HE always does. God promises in Philippians 4:19 that HE will meet our needs and that verse has been so evident in my life. SO I will claim that promise again as we move to a new season of our lives

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

As the new year is here and I was reflecting back on 2008 and all I have been through the tumor I have on my spine, my husbands job being in jeopardy,the medical insurance, our finances, the economy, just all the uncertainties of this world. Then God reminded me of how certain I can be in HIM, my hope is in HIM. In my quite time this morning HE gave me a verse I will share with you.

Dear brothers and sisters whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. When your faith is tested your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2-3.

Joy in times of trouble? sometimes we say are you kidding me? You expect me to have Joy when I am going through all these trials? Well Jesus is our Joy, my salvation is my Joy so I do have joy when I am in the midst of a crisis. Our faith is tested and grows because of trials. God loves us and will take care of those whom love HIM.
We have been going through the uncertainty of my husband having a job because of layoffs and he carries the insurance on me and with my condition I have to have insurance. Well GOD being who He is answered our prayers and my husband is being transferred instead of being laid off!
What a Awesome God we serve! Praise be to God!
I appreciate those of you who have prayed for me, God is always faithful, we just have to remember its HIS timing not ours!