He did it.... for me!!!!!

Easter was last week.  Everybody makes a big deal about Easter. I can remember walking through Kmart and looking at all the pretty Easter dresses for girls with the ruffle socks and the pretty Easter hats and the Easter suits for the boys.  People always made a big deal of how they were going to be dressed.  They always had to be looking their best before they headed off to church.  You would think it was a competition on how big the sisters of the church hats could get.  Sister Salley's hat had to out shine Mother Sue hat because Mother Sue out did Sister Salley last year. And the church would be packed with people who may have not gone to church since last Easter Sunday, but they knew it was a tradition to be there bright and early. Then after all the  test-a-lying is over, they go home and eat a big meal and wait til next Easter Sunday to do it again.   But why? What is the big deal about Easter Sunday that makes people go out and spend a bunch of money on clothes that they will

Walk by faith

It is time for us to stop talking about what we are going to do for God, and just do it! For over a year, God has been dealing with me on several things that he has placed in my life to do. And for over a year, I would start it, then I would stop it, then I would start it again, then I would stop it..again. This has become a cycle of stopping and starting things that God has placed in my life to do. But why am I stuck in this continuous cycle you may ask. Well it is simple. See, For the longest time, I have let things come in the way of me doing what God has placed in my  life to do.  See, I was letting fear control me. I was afraid to take a step of faith because I was unsure of the outcome. I was not putting my trust in God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” What does that mean? It is simple. That means that we do what God told us to do, not knowing the outcome, not knowing what way God is going to take us, we just operate in faith knowing that God is going to l

God Knows

  So I missed putting up a blog on Friday, and  I missed church today because I was not feeling well.  And as I was sitting here and God was tugging at me to get into my Bible.  Now all I wanted to do was to lay down, but one thing I learned is that if God is talking to you it is for a reason.  So I got up, started praying, and I opened my Bible. I did not go to particular scripture, I just opened my Bible, and it opened to Psalms 139. It seems that I have been to this particular scripture before, but there was a reason God had me go here today.  The first verse says “ O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me ”.   My eyes started watering up just for that alone.  The second verse says “ Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off ” See, as a child of God, he knows our thoughts and our minds. He knows our hearts. He knows if we truly want to work for him, and he knows if we are just putting on a front. God knows. This is what had tears in my

Dealing with Grief

There are times in our lives where we are going to have to deal with the loss of someone. It is hard, and no one wants to deal with it, but one way  or another we have to. See, I have had many people in my life who passed away, but recently I had someone who passed away that was close to me. This hit differently, because of who she was to me. She was my mother. One of the most Godly women I knew, even at the end of her life.  I found myself with a mix of emotions that I did not know how to deal with. I completely shut down from family, friends, my kids and my husband. I even shut down from doing what God has told me to do.  I quit writing, and I even quit seeking God's face. I was barely reading my Bible, and praying, because I was that sad. I was in my feelings  and I did not know how to deal with them.  I still have my days where I do not know how to express how I am feeling, but God is showing me how to deal with grief. See, going through this process, and it has not even been a

A Test of Faith

You know, the past week has been one of the most trying times for me and my family. We had to go through the most emotional weeks that we have ever had. To be honest, I thought I was going to go insane for a while. I wanted to pray, but I found myself in a state of not knowing what to pray, or even how to pray for the situation.   It was hard. I called one of the leaders of the women Bible study group that I attend, and she prayed over me. That gave me peace, but I was still on edge about what I was going through. I had a very hard time expressing my feelings. I kept them inside because I honestly didn't know how to feel.  But then the Lord had to show me something. He had to show me who he was. I mean, sure I know who God is, and I know what he can do in certain situations.  I know what the bible says about having faith and I have done a lot of blogs and videos on having faith that I should not have a problem with anything.  But when God puts you in a position that tests your fait

Be Encouraged

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” As I sit to write this blog, I find it interesting how even while I am writing this blog to encourage someone else, I find myself being encouraged.  See, sometimes as a Christian, I find myself feeling down. I felt like I cannot go on. I would even say I felt depressed. I felt like what I am doing is going nowhere.  Sure, when people see me, I have a smile on my face. I go around happy and joking, but what you see on the outside, doesn't match what I was feeling on the inside.  I will even go as far as say that I feeling alone sometimes. I read my Bible and I pray, I even have people in my life that I can talk to. But I still felt that sense of loneliness.   It even seems like I am not worthy to do the things that God has placed in my hand to do. I feel like I am not qualified.  Isaiah 41:10 “ Fear thou not: