Friday, November 28, 2008

Lazy Day

I hope you all had a Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving! We did with lots of leftovers. I've been feeling a little under the weather latley. So I've been lazy today & have stayed in the bed most of the day watching Christmas movies. My Husband had to work the boys played outside most of the day. Yes I did get up to feed them (leftovers) =) It's days like today I'm glad they are old enough to play outside together. But also wish I had a maid for the mess in my house & my laundry mountain that is still waiting on me. But it will all be there tomorrow & I am going to enjoy today being lazy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

This says to me that when we struggle with problems, anger, confusion, addictions, temptation, so many more I could name. We are not battling it alone. I am not saying that "well the devil made me do it." But he sure like to set us up when we are not prepared or sometimes think we are. I also believe that he has his demons as it talks about in the Bible that try to fight us and bring us down & lie to us as well. It also says in the next verse : EPHESIANS 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of GOD, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. 14 Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. 15 and your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

I try everyday to put this on my husband, my self & the kids. I also pray for it to be renewed sometimes. I am thankful for my faith in GOD and his word & protection. I will go more detailed on what I think each piece represents and how it helps us, another day. Also Bible Gateway online is very helpful.
Be Blessed today!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Philippians 2:14 (NIV)
Do everything without complaining or aruguing,

I have been using this verse around my house lately for myself & my family. It does make a difference in my kids my husband & myself.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

I can do everything through him that gives me strength.

I want to be like this:

Philippians 4:10-14 (Message Bible)

I'm glad in GOD, far happier than you would ever guess - happy that you're again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me.
You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy weather full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it trough anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don't mean that your help didn't mean alot to me - it did. It was beautiful thing you came alongside me in my troubles.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Joshua 1;5
No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, So I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

The song from Matt Redman - You Never Let Go blessed me today. Then I was lead to these passages. Well I am off to wash my 2 dogs what fun :) Be Blessed Today!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I want to be like my JESUS!

I've had this song in my head all morning. I sat down at the computer with my lunch and it just came on. It is Todd Agnew "My JESUS" you can look it up on You Tube and listen if you want. (when I figure the blog out a little more I can post the video I'm not sure how to yet)
A couple of verses that stick out at me are these
"Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my Church
The blood and dirt on his feet might stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despises the proud"

What I am about to say I am preaching to my self as well as anyone else. I had an encounter Monday at our local Pharmacy. I went in to ask for help for my son's leg. He cut it pretty bad. I'm sure now he needed stitches. But it's to late for that now so I've been just cleaning it good and keeping it covered. Anyway I went in and 2 new girls we're working and they don't know me. Granted I had my ragged clothes from cleaning on, no makeup on and did not look very attractive I am sure. I told them the story of his leg and their reaction to me was like I was a drug addict unfit mother who just walked in off the street. I felt so horrible when I left there. It reminded me of the movie Pretty Women when she goes in the store and the ladies treat her bad because of what she was wearing and how she looked. (I LOVE when she goes back to tell them what a BIG MISTAKE they made) anyway. I know that when I left the pharmacy I felt very judged and treated unfairly. I feel if I would have had my makeup & my nice clothes on I would have not received the reaction & attitude I received from them. To be honest it made me think of people I have maybe treated that way and how they felt. I had to pray about it and ask for forgiveness for the times I've ever done that. Our JESUS loves everybody and we are asked to do the same. Weather it is a homeless person dirty & ragged , prostitute, drug addict or who ever JESUS loves them & us all the same. How would you or I feel if they came and sat next to us at Church on Sunday. Would we open our arms up to them with Love and Compassion and be a reflection of JESUS or would we want to get up & move from our seat & roll our eyes and have to tell someone "You'll never guess who sat next to me today". That is why some people will never open the door to a Church and will never know our LORD and Savior. They will never know his LOVE, GRACE, FORGIVENESS & MERCY. LORD I pray that if it's just one person I pray more we will put down our self pride & judgment and accept everyone so that they will come to know You and who You are. If it is even a smile or a hello to someone what a difference they might feel just from that. Help us to be a reflection of You!

MARK 12:30-31
"Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all strength. 31 "The second is this : 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

LUKE 6:37
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

Monday, November 17, 2008

Worshipping & GODS WORD

Well I guess I've kinda let this go for over a month now. I guess between being busy with life & honestly feeling very oppressed is maybe why. Our church has branched off 2 churches 1 in Kannapolis & 1 across the street from our main campus Suite 5. I joined their worship team & I am loving it. It honestly was hard for me from thinking I wasn't good enough to what will people think of me. I have come along way though. I've learned it's not about what people think it is between me and my GOD. I have always loved music & dancing since I was a little girl. I was also told by people when I was little "I couldn't sing, not to quit my day job" as silly as it sounds that has always stuck in the back of my mind. So I would only sing to my self or my kids. I wouldn't even sing in front of my husband. Through the years I guess I allowed that wall to come down and started singing in front of him and family. I begin to get praise of how well I could sing. For a while I thought they were just being nice. When I started going to CFA in 1998 one thing I really enjoyed was the worship. I could literlly stay there all day and praise & worship GOD. Its was kept me coming back. It is so powerful & moving. I've learned through the years that it's the HOLY SPIRIT in the worship is what makes it that way. I have learned so much about GOD through just worshipping. His amazing LOVE, PEACE, JOY, GRACE, & FREEDOM!

As I said at the beginning I have felt very opressed lately. What's bad is I am not one to just call and talk about it with someone because I don't won't to be a burden. Last week I was pretty bad without me going in to alot of details. I felt Satan had me chained down & locked up. We sang a song yesterday and I praticed it last week but I really didn't get it till yesterday. I think with the WORD that was preached it brought so much light to that song. Here are the lyrics

The enemy has been defeated
And death couldn't hold you down
We're gonna lift our voice in victory
We're gonna make your praises loud
Shout unto GOD with a voice of triumph
Shout unto GOD with a voice of praise
Shout unto GOD with a voice of triumph
We lift your name up
We lift our name up

When I sang this song I prayed & felt those chains begain to break. It has already been won through JESUS. Satan has already been defeated. As much as he wants us thing think it's not. Satan want us to feel oppressed & depressed. he wants us to worry about the encomy. He wants to steal our Joy& Peace. I have had 2 more confirmations 1. last night @ the hoilday gala on the WORD spoken there she talked about the same thing. 2. My daily devotion from yesterday that I just read this morning.
Little children, you are of GOD (you belong to HIM) and have (already) defeated and overcome them (satan & his demons), because He Who lives in you is Greater & Mightier than the one who lives in the world. 1John 4:4

WOW how personal is that for me from GOD. I needed that so bad I have so much peace this morning. I know I will have bad days but I also know what to throw @ satan as well. IT HAS BEEN DEFEATED! GOD is on our side, and He is under you, over you, around you, with you, for you, and in you!
2 CORINTHIANS 1:21-22 Now it is GOD who makes both us and you stand firm in CHRIST. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.