Monday, June 29, 2009

God's Little Blessings

Sometimes God sends me a little blessing just to let me know he is thinking of me. That blessing came Sunday morning as I am getting everyone ready for church. As usual we were rushed and I was helping Emily find a pair of shoes and she was looking in her closet she pulled out a white pair of shoes that were too big, because someone had given us several pair and the girls had not grown into some of them. Well, this white pair of shoes was a size 3 and she remembered that sometimes I wear a size 3, yes I know I have small feet, and she thought these might fit. I will back track many years ago, when I was 3 I was run over by a lawnmower which severly injured my right foot and as I grew it became increasingly difficult to find shoes that fit properly or even well enough to wear due a size difference in my feet. God was looking out for me even then because he created me to have a small shoe size, if my left foot had grown to be to large I would have had to special order my shoes and that would have cost a lot of money. At this time I can usually go to the girls section and either by two pair of shoes or find some made in a way that will stay on my smaller foot. This spring and summer I have been looking for a pair of white shoes to go with my summer outfits and just could not find any, little did I know an answer to my prayers was right in my girls closet. I tried the shoes on and yes they fit and had straps on them that went across my feet to keep the shoe on my poor little foot. They may be a little bit girlie but I don't care I look at them and think God has answered my prayers.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Sunday Thought

It is Sunday afternoon and I have had my nap. I feel refreshed and wanted share with you.

I was thinking about some events that have happened and are going to happen, and how they have effected me. Actually, I should say how I have let them effect me. Oh; yes, I am human and sometimes I let things pile up and cause me distress before I finally deal with it. I will admit that I also am a person who has had this thought in my head that if I talk about my problems with someone else then I am less dependent on God. Does that sound crazy, the truth is if I think that then I am pretty sure there are others out there who think the same thing. I ran across a blog, not sure which one, but this women asked how the body of Christ should work for us. After I read that my wheels started spinning and God started speaking to me and informed me that the Body of Christ is for my use also. It is the support system he gave us here on earth. We can go to another Christian and share and our problems and ask for guidance and prayer in regards to these things.

Now lets backtrack just a little, what I am not saying is, do not pray on your own or depend on God for his strength. Remember, his strength is made perfect in weakness. When we are weak he is strong. Along with all of this we can go to a brother or sister in Christ and God can help us by their wisdom, compassion and prayer. I am reminded of a verse: James 5:6 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. God has instructed us to go to others in our weakness, especially when we, in our human failure, cannot see a way out.

I am so glad for my christian friends who care about me and what is going on in my life. I am so glad that God has placed them there, but not only do I need their support but I want to help them also. I pray that God will grant me the wisdom to help others.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

His Grace Is Sufficient

I know that my Redeemer liveth. I am certain the Messiah of my soul had delivered me. I can be more than a conquerer thru the blood of Jesus Christ. I feel it so necessary to get the message out, in some form. I am not very outgoing and do not feel comfortable in walking up to someone and to tell them about the gospel. I know I should be, and we have been commanded to spread the gospel, so in my own way I will try to do that and hope that somewhere along the way someone who needs to hear it will happen across my blog and find the hope they have been looking for.

Sometimes I think of God's grace as footsteps to follow in, like a child who is following their father around in the snow and trying to put their little foot in daddy's big one and streaching their little legs to match his stride. The big difference here is God never gives us something to hard to bare and to big to take on. When I visualize God's footprints they are placed in such a way so that I can reach each one without difficulty. II Corinthians 12:9a And he said unto me; my grace is sufficient for thee. This is one of the many promises God has given us and he always keeps his promises. I have found this so true, and am thankful that God, who created this universe and every detail, down to the genetic makeup of every human being, would care enough about me and my little footsteps that he makes his footsteps reachable for me.

Did you know that God's grace takes on many forms. Maybe it works for a mother to take a nap when she doesn't even know her little one is going to be up all night due to sickness, that is God's grace at work. An unsaved person walks away from an a car accident and all the rescue workers can do is shake their head because the car is completely demolished and the person should have been killed. God provided his prevenient grace to that person to give them a chance to get their heart right with God. Somebody, without knowing your cupboard is bare, cooks a meal for your family and brings extra grocery's. God's grace at work. But most importantly the grace we all need is his saving grace. Without salvation we all would be lost eternally, this is a gift that God is offering to those who need it. All you have to do is except it and begin your journey to a peace and joy you never thought possible.

I hope this is helpful to someone. I only want what God wants and he gives me these thoughts to share with you. I pray that you are aware of God's grace in your life.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Do you ever feel like you are on the edge of losing your sanity. Well this hits me from time to time. Why, I don't know. I know for one thing it is an attempt of Satan to try to get me down. But just for the record," Satan, you have no power over me, the blood of Jesus covers me." There I said it and now I feel better. Do yo think that you just need to make it public. Well, I do, its not that I am admitting that satan is winning but he fights and is trying to overcome us. I will not be overcome. I am trusting Jesus to carry me through this dark and dismal time. You know what, that is exactly what he is doing, carrying me, because if he wasn't I have not the strength on my own to make it. Jesus is wonderful, he is my guide, my peace, my strenght, my loving saviour and so much more. I cannot describe to you the depth of my feelings. My only hope is that you share them too. My prayers are with you and remember to trust Jesus.