Are you thankful for your blessings? I admit that I don’t always stop to take stock of all the blessings that God has given to me. Not because I am ungrateful, but because sometimes I am too comfortable. Sometimes I take my blessings for granted. This is something that we all do at times. It’s usually only when our comfort is threatened or removed that we realize how blessed we have been.
When someone has done you wrong, especially when it was deliberate, the last thing you want to do to that person is bless them. You want to scream, yell, cuss the person out, or maybe even beat them down, and then perhaps you will consider extolling a blessing or even forgiveness. But that’s not Continue reading →
God loves us so much. He blesses us so much and they are immeasurable. It’s amazing to me how He can love us so much when we are obviously so undeserving. But I am truly grateful for His blessings.
God’s Word tells us that He will withhold nothing from those that love Him. God enjoys blessing us. He wants to do that. But many times instead of opening ourselves up to receive the great things God has for us we cling to what we believe is best. We often come to God with our minds made up about what we think we truly want and need, without ever asking God if that’s truly His will for us.
Have you ever really wanted to help someone financially but you honestly couldn’t? I know in these economic times being able to give when you may be in need yourself is tough. You turn on the TV and see poor hungry children starving to death and you want to help, but you can’t. Or you learn about natural disasters taking place in all over the world. People are dying or becoming homeless and you would love to help out, but there is no way. You may be having a hard time paying all of your bills, keeping food on the table, providing for yourself or your family. And there is just no way you can afford to open your pocket book for another. It’s rough.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Why is it that when things go wrong one of the first things that people do is blame God? God is not responsible for the ugly things in our lives. God’s thoughts for us are of peace and love, never evil. We are quick to forget that when bad things come our way or we don’t get our way. It is because He loves that we don’t always get our way. God’s plans for us are far greater than our plans for ourselves.
With a new year comes new challenges. But it also brings with it new opportunities. Some people look at the new year with dread. They whine and complain. “Another year has been lost and wasted. Here’s to another year and my dreams have not come true. I’m still struggling. Things are still hard. Life is still rough. When am I going to get my time to shine? When do I catch a break?”
I know that feeling. It’s that feeling of not knowing your purpose; of feeling that your sorrow is unending. “Why am I here Lord? Is this all there is?” I’m here to tell you that things do get better. But it takes time. Joy does come in the morning. It’s hard to believe that when you wake up and you’re facing Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that your Thanksgiving is fun, beautiful and blessed. Be sure to eat a lot and enjoy time with your family and friends. Don’t forget to thank the Lord for blessing you to see such a beautiful day and have the opportunity to be with those you love. Thank Him for all that He has done for you and how much He has blessed you. We have NOTHING and are NOTHING without God.
Thanksgiving is about so much more than food, turkeys and stuffing ourselves silly. Although one of the best parts about the day is eating all of that delicious food and fellowshipping with the ones we love. It’s about Continue reading →
I’m sorry that I didn’t post this past Tuesday. But I have something to make it up for your you today! This is one of my favorite songs from the Fireproof Soundtrack. It’s about staying strong and trusting in the Lord even when things are hard, and continuing Continue reading →
Hope deferred maketh the hear sick: but when the desire cometh, it is the tree of life
— Proverbs 13:12 KJV
These are trying times for everyone. Everyone is going through some kind of drama in their lives. People can’t find jobs, are losing jobs, don’t have enough money. They’re having problems with family and friends. It feels never ending. It hurts. And it’s worse when you feel like you’re suffering alone. A common refrain is “ no one understands what I’m going through.” That’s just a lie that Satan wants you to believe so that you feel completely isolated. The truth is that there are millions of people that understand what you’re going through in your life right now. You are never alone. Even if you feel that you are, even if you are in the physical, God is still there beside you even though you can’t see Him. It would still be nice to have someone there for you with skin on though, right? I know. But it’s important to remember that if no one is around that God always is. It’s important to always remember that.
I had a follower on a popular social networking site who is a Christian email me recently saying that she felt so alone and was suicidal. Continue reading →