Monday, January 25, 2010

"The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:5-6.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

God WILL meet all our needs!

I started having a heaviness upon me since me since Thursday.  It was so bad that yesterday all I wanted to do was just sleep.  Well with 3 boys that isn't easy.  I sat down Friday to look over our bills.  I called  Duke energy to see what the balance was.  I new that we had a past due amount.  Well to my surprise we had the past & the current amount due.  I could have fell on the floor when I heard the balance.  I then spoke with an operator I just knew there was some sort of mistake.  Granted I new with Christmas lights & company it would be a little more but I  was not expecting what I heard.  She then told me there was no mistake that everyone's bill would be going up.  I got off the phone & cried like a baby.  I just do not see how everything is going to be paid.  Between everything else that's due & medical bills it was all very overwhelming at that moment.  I then got up cut the heat down turned off every light  and sat.  I knew I couldn't sit there all day so I got up to go wash my dishes and there in my window seal was my scripture cards & there it was  PHILIPPIANS 4:19 "God WILL meet ALL your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  the next card said  JEREMIAH 29:11  "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I did have peace & reassurance  at that moment but I didn't grab a hold of it I went back to feeling overwhelmed.  By this morning I felt like I could hardly get out of the bed.  I had such a spirit of heaviness on me I felt like a elephant was sitting on my shoulders.  I knew I needed to get up and go to church.  But honestly my flesh wanted to stay right there in bed and think of every reason I couldn't make it.  But as I laid there for a few moment's & thought I refuse to feel like this all week.  So I got up jumped in the shower & went.  I was so glad I did what an awesome service.  I felt like it was just for me.  It was so personal,  that is how God is He is so personal.  He knows exactly what we need when we need it.   He will not let us go with out.  That is His promise!  So this week I will hold fast to His promises.  I don't know how these bills will all get paid but He does!  I am a Blessed Woman of God!  He Loves me that much and He Loves you that much just stay strong & faithful!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Others

As I sit here this morning with my coffee wishing it was quiet and I could  maybe at the beach looking at the ocean not having to do all this laundry, clean house & go to the store,  I think of how fortunate I  am to have clothes to wash,  a roof over my head, know where my husband & children are & that they are all  safe.  Also  know we will all have lunch and dinner tonight & will have a warm bed to sleep in.  I sit here thinking of the people in Haiti & those who have loved ones there.  Even people in my own city who don't have a place to lay their head or a meal to eat.  Once again I am reminded how blessed I am.  God has always provided for me.  I have never gone without any thing I need.  So today I will turn my mind away from myself & lift up others in need in prayer. That they will have their needs met today & days to come.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year

Wow 2010. it's almost overwhelming.  My mind is thinking of so much.  So many goals I want to make & reach.  So many changes I want to do for myself & family.  But as I stop and think about it all I wonder what God wants?  What are His goals & plans for me this year.  It's good to know that His plans for my family & me are perfect.  He promises me that we will prosper!  So this year I will make goals but I will also allow Him to come first and the rest will fall in place.  It might not always go the way I want but He will see me through it all the good times & the bad.  Each with their own lessons & rewards.  I have peace with that for this brand new year!