- What if we seek God’s approval of the desires we ask for?
- What if we ask God to change our desires so that they are in tune with His will for our life?
- What if God’s purpose for our life was our desire?
The other day, my husband and I was on the way home from Fort Smith. It was a rainy day. We had a CD by Canton Junction playing and as the song Glorify played, the sky began to clear with the setting sun lighting up the clouds. It was as if the earth and sky were glorifying God too. It was a Hallelujah moment. 🙂
Here’s the song if you’d like to hear it.
Tonight we sang a song, at church, I haven’t heard in a long time. It’s one I have always liked and tonight when I sang it I sang from the heart.
I’ve been going through some stuff… not sure what to call it other than I needed to get back on track physically, emotionally and spiritually. I had gotten to point of feeling bad everyday with headaches, no energy, no enthusiasm for life and being down in spirit, though each day I prayed and read my Bible. I knew I had a problem and prayed fervently for the Lord to help me. That’s when the thought of the Daniel Diet came to mind ~ Daniel 1:8-21.
I have done the diet in the past and it has helped me, physically. This time though, I used it for more than just the physical benefit. The only way I made it through it was through prayer to my Heavenly Father. I suffered the most intense headaches I’ve had as I went through withdrawal from sugars, leavening’s, meats, etc, and the hunger. As each day progressed I learned I can live without those “comfort” foods I take in when I’m stressed, and that has been a lot over the past two years. I learned that no matter what, I don’t suffer alone. I have the assurance of the Heavenly Father being there. I learned too, that it is up to me to listen when He speaks. I have prayed and committed to changes in my life that I feel will help me to glorify the Lord more in my walk with Him.
Last week I received a text from one of my friends. She wished me a good day and told me she missed my smiles and my words of witness. That was nice to know, but it also brought a question up in my mind.
Is my life a witness? I realized how broken-hearted I would be if someone told me my life is not a witness of my faith in Jesus Christ.
This journey I’m on is not over. He’s still working on me. I’m not sure where He’s taking me, but I know that to whatever or wherever it is, it will be for my good and His glory.
Here is the song we sang this evening.
As I’ve been reading through the Bible, I see that God has a plan and order to everything. I also see that the bad that is in the world today has been here since the beginning of time.
In the Old Testament God provided a way to atone for sin through sacrifices.
Then in the New Testament He provides the ultimate sacrifice for our sins through His Son, Jesus Christ. God knew, that as sinful humans we could not live a perfect, sinless life, so He sent His Son. Who lived a sinless life, then paid for our sin by being crucified on a cross for something He didn’t do. He died on that cross, was buried in a borrowed tomb, but then… He conquered death, rising on the third day, giving us the opportunity to be forgiven and live with Him in eternity if we believe. I think Todd Agnew puts it down pretty good in this song.
On the tab title About Me, I tell you little about my life. I’d like share a little more.
I feel led to serve God through my quilting, writing, and prayer.
Quilts are a tool He has me use to bring hope, encouragement and sometimes a witness to someone. Most of my quilts have gone to people I have never met, but have the need. My most memorable one was for a man in Tennessee, the purpose was to share Jesus with him. The Lord later asked me to follow up with a letter. I don’t know the outcome, but I believe God is at work in that man’s life.
Prayer; there are times He calls on me to pray for people I don’t know, people I see either on the road or across a shop store. Often times I know exactly how I should pray for them but at times I don’t, so I simply ask Him to provide what ever it is they need.
Writing; I have started an inspiration story, though I admit I have been away from it for some time. One day it will be complete to share the hope and security that is available for each one of us. I share my walk with the Lord because I feel there is a hunger out there all over the world, as my stats show my blog viewing is higher when I post new thoughts and lessons learned in my walk with God. . I have many visitors from all over the world and I pray that my blog shows them the love I know from Jesus Christ.
I’ve been reading the book of Job. There is so much in the book, I couldn’t begin to share it all, but at first glance I was struck by how mean his supposed friends were to him in his time of trial and tribulations. There were two scriptures that have jumped out to me in Job’s responses to those “friends”.
After Bildad reproves Job in chapter 18, Job responds in chapter 19.
vs. 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He will stand as the latter day upon the earth:
vs. 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh will I see God.
The message… a reminder that no matter what’s going on in my life, the disruptions to my well laid plans, the trials and sorrows, the good and joy are all part of God’s plan for my life and I need to view it all as such and not lean on my own understanding of what’s going on.
So I’m going to press forward trying to view it all as Divine intervention and trust God to help me through it all.
Since we only have 7 days until Christmas, I thought I’d share the reason I celebrate.
This evening I sat down to schedule out my week. I have an organizer I carry with me all the time, it helps me keep on track with things I need to get done. My organizer is set up with a Monthly Devotional, then weekly scriptures or inspirational thoughts that tie in with the devotional. As I was writing, what needs to be done this week, I read one of the weekly thoughts.
I’ve been going through some stuff of late in regard to physical health and emotional health. At times it has been hard to see the “light at the end of the tunnel”. This morning I heard a sermon, saying when you are down, praise the Lord and continue on. I got this from my Sunday school lesson too. Then I read this reminder this evening. I think I got the message. Though I’m feeling worn down, I have the hope and assurance of a better day. I have the continuing prodding of the Holy Spirit to carry on and I know I am never alone.
So I will hold tight to the hope of God’s goodness and remember a new day is dawning and remember that all God has promised will be fulfilled.
We will celebrate Thanksgiving next Thursday. My church, First Baptist in Branch, AR, has a project going on.
#ThankYouGod – we received a sign and the project is to take a picture of things you are thankful for with the sign in the picture.