Archive for March, 2014
The best thing about trusting someone with every secret you have, is that they always have your back… The worst is knowing they can turn their back and use it all against you.
– Author Unknown –
Things and stuff. X, Y and Z. Choices. It takes two. Free will. Strife situations. Prayer. Aha moments.
We must have spiritual fruit to breathe calmly and let God speak and lead us. Having spiritual fruit, love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control) helps to stay spiritually minded and over look things and stuff from X, Y and Z. Love them. Bless them. Pray for them.
X, Y and Z can be anyone. When someone hurts us, cry, grieve and let it go. Pray about it and release it to God. When you don’t know who to trust; trust God. People will talk about us, people talked about Jesus.
I recently walked through a season of strife. It was not pretty and I thank God for His protection and giving me the courage to stand and have faith in Him. It was not easy by no stretch of the imagination. Each time, my mind wandered back, I spoke Vengeance is mine, saith The Lord. I prayed for my enemies.
One day, I woke up realizing that He walked me through the season wiser and stronger. Praise The Lord. (smile)
Sometimes, I believe, we don’t know any better. We do what we know. Somewhere in our formative years, we developed bad habits that begin strife. (shock face) Strife between us destroys trust. Strife ruins reputations. Strife wreck relationships.
We talk about others in times of frustration or just because, we can. Thank God for His mercy and grace for those times when we participate instead of walking away or speaking up.
Most of the time, it’s a lack of maturity, lack of spiritual fruit. Lack of what’s missing within. Like the Word of God, until we know it for ourself and be doers of The Word, we won’t know any better.
Let’s face it, there comes a time when we finally understand Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
It’s a beautiful thing to let God handle and walk us through things and stuff while dealing with X, Y and Z situations. (gritted teeth smile)
Sometimes, spring cleaning is more than the house. (smile)
Be blessed and keep the faith! (smile) As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)
Hebrews 4:16 – Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Wahoo, Happy Friday, my friends. (smile)
I encourage you to boldly walk through today, by faith, knowing that God has equipped us with everything we need. (smile)
Sometimes, a positive focus makes the day go by quicker.
Sometimes, roll with it will help put things into perspective! It’s an attitude of gratitude. (smile) Praise The Lord.
Sometimes, keeping our sense of humor helps keep our attitude in check. Sometimes, practicing the pause will work wonders for x, y and z around us! (wink and a smile)
Smile more, it disarms folks and makes them wonder. (cheesy smile)
Be content until God changes where we are.
So roll with it and be blessed as you enjoy your day. (smile) Your comments are always welcome. (smile)
Sometimes, keeping it simple brings contentment to make it through the day. (smile)
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Friends, living in God’s amazing grace is freedom. (smile) No one and nothing is perfect. Life will bring things and stuff. X, Y or Z can be challenging. Every trial and tribulation brings strength and deepens our faith and trust in God. Every single time.
It’s a beautiful thing to accept and know ourself brings real freedom.
It’s a beautiful thing to walk through life knowing that God’s got your back and nothing is too hard for Him.
It’s a beautiful thing to know He loves us unconditionally.
It’s a beautiful thing to cast all our cares at the foot of the cross.
It’s a beautiful thing to know He answers our prayers.
It’s a beautiful thing to be in a solid relationship with Him.
I encourage you to keep the faith, be blessed and let your light shine in His amazing grace! (smile) As always, your comments are welcome. (smile)
Hello friends (smile) Life can change in an instant. I’ve shared before about my friends, the Two Musketeers. (smile) Yesterday, going to lunch with a friend, we had a car accident. Out of no where, an emergency siren was blaring behind us and two cars in front of us slammed on the brakes.
Here is the beautiful thing about faith and having a trusting relationship with God. No words were spoken by either of us. No fear was present either. I tensed my body for the impact and my friend calmly turned the wheel to the left to avoid hitting the cars in front of us, only to be hit by a driver behind us. There were a few seconds, we could not think of the next step, and we refused to speak the wrong things. So we called out, God help us. God showed how mighty He was when the Third Musketeer called with the next step. Praise The Lord.
Praise The Lord, no one was hurt and no significant damage was done to the cars involved. The blessing was God’s protection and His presence with us at the moment of impact. This was at a busy intersection and by the grace of God, we realized, it could have been worst. Thank you God for walking us through!
After the police report was done, my friend choose to get back on the horse (driving without fear) as she called it. We continued on with our plans for the day. We both kept praising and thanking God. We talked about how God can work out all things and how blessed we are. We were grateful. (smile)
Many times, when things happen, our first response is to ask why or lose perspective on what’s really important and start speaking the wrong things into existence. Yes, life brings challenges. Yes, life has ups and downs. Yes, things and stuff happens, whether saved or not.
It’s all part of living and walking by faith and trusting God.
Focus on the positive qualities of people and situations to fully realize that life can change in an instant. Sometimes, we focus too much on the “cannot” and the negative instead of the “can” and the positive. (smile)
Be blessed and live life for today. (smile) As always, your comments are welcome. (smile)