Sunday, August 31, 2008

Speak God's word,think God's Word, and do God's Word

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

This is one of my favorite verses and frankly I haven't thought about it in a while. As I was having some thoughts, the Holy spirit I would like to beleive reminded me of this verse, just at the time when I was not thing noble, lovely or thinking of good reports. I have made this a prayer point before that the Holy spirit would remind me of Gods word just when I need it. Now today, I feel a lot of relief, because my "Can do" spirit is back, by following the verse above. I see the world in a different light. To top it off I ran into the verse below while looking for Phil 4:8

Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

Gods peace really surpasses all understanding, its a place I like to dwell and always wish could last forever, although life tries to take it away sometimes with its hustle and bustle, I'm forever grateful for those special moments I have shared in it.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Faith and Fear

Reminder from God
"I have promised that for every day you live the strength shall be given. Do not fear"

The Lord promises to give me enough strength for each day, even during those times that I am weak and discouraged, during those times that I have to make decisions and I'm in doubt, questioning if its a "me thing" i.e my emotions or a "God thing", only because my greatest desire in life is that Gods will prevails in my life above all else. But I've learned to give it just a little more time because my God is never late, He is indeed always on time.

My God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. I have learned not to be afraid for the Lord is always with me

My next embarkment is marriage, lol do I know enough, do I really know what I'm getting into, I evaluate the good and the bad and I'm giving it all to God, I've been told by so many that you think you know who you are dating, but you dont really know until you get to live with them, this makes me a little apprehensive, but I love him so dearly and I just cant help but also think about all the good times we're going to have together.

I'm a realist, may be there are times that I over analyze just a little, but who wouldnt lol, this is marriage we are talking about, I see people going in all goo-goo eyed and not seeing things for what they really are, however, there are times it takes the joy out of things.
Ok, now I've figured something out, perhaps,my past hunts me a little, I'm compensating for the times I didnt pay attention and I call that wisdom, I also work hard on making sure its not fear because there was once upon a time when I was so free and so trusting and believing and I got burned really bad, I have come a mighty long way and I'm so grateful to the Almighty, because of that I'm learning to continue to submit eveything to God.

My wedding is not going to be in the traditional way due to some constraints of going back and forth from here and back home, there are certain things that if I had my way, I definitely will not go that route, but there are really no other options on going about it, I do desire the final destination, its just getting used to the idea of how we going to have to get there. I just have to trust God as mine will not be the way most people get to experience theirs, so its not like I can look at how others did theres and learn from it, so it is indeed a big step of faith.

A friend of mine once told me,in some decisions, you exercise faith because everything may not be clear in the very beginning, in those places God uses to transform us and lets us grow..... God is the author and finisher of my faith, in Him I trust. His word tells me not to trust in any man because mans heart is evil, but in my life I learn not to trust mankind alone but to trust mankind through God only because I am precious in His eyes, therefore He protects me in all of my ways and all of my days

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gods word- His promises

1 Cor2:9-10

No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"
but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.

What a power packed message, I was watching Joel Osteen on tv when this message came on the screen, it just resonated in my spirit. Gods promises- so true, never disappointing, always on time. Gods power- the strength that moves mountains, Gods grace- the one that forgives all things, Gods mercy- the one that gets us through the day or difficult times, Gods love- so unconditional, sticks closer than a brother, never changing, Gods beauty- in the birds, the flowers, the oceans, the rainbow, the clouds, the rain, Gods peace- priceless gift from Him, so sobering, so comforting.

The power of submission

I'VE been gone so long but God has been so good to me, this life is truly a journey. I'm in awe of how much a person learns in total surrender to God. I am glad that unequivocally I ask myself during situations- weighing both options you want to do it your way or B. do it Gods way. I am thankful that I am no longer in a power struggle with God and I continue to do things His way no matter how hard it may seem at the time. I prayed to God for a meek and gentle spirit, lol he has trasnformed me even without my knowledge I still look back at the woman I used to me and the woman I am today and I ask who was that person back then?

This God is all so powerful and mighty, the visible and yet the invisible, He loves me, embraces me, tames me, heals me and the list goes on. The power of submission, with it I see Him leading my life in another direction, the wrongs are being made right, healing the relationship with my mother that I never thought possible, I am blessed with a good man, my career is advancing.

I am being pulled spiritually and I'm responding- it started with awful dreams, sexual dreams, throwing up blood etc when I vouched to remain abstinant till I get married, God showed up and it was a done deal, it kind of caught me off guard when the dremas reflected the opposite of my life in the day time when I was awake. I prayed and didnt take anything for granted and rebuked any deposits that were being made in my life at night. I feel peace, there are times turmoil came out of no where, I chose not to take anything for granted and just prayed. God is sorting it all out becasue His peace is with me