It’s been two years since I’ve written anything on this blog. And what a time it’s been. Without getting too personal, let’s just say that the last year had been a real test of my strength and even my faith. I’ve had a lot of “Why, Lord?” moments. It’s been hard. It was never my intention to not blog. But life got in the way and I just didn’t have the energy or the focus necessary to keep up.
Look to the Lord when times are hard. Often times we want to run from Him and wallow in our pain and despair. We feel as if we are too broken and pathetic to come to Him. But the truth is that He’s waiting for you to stretch out your hand to Him so that He can give you the help you need and lift you up. Now is not the time to run from Him, but to Him.
The Lord is our hope and our strength. He will give us the strength to overcome if we’d only ask Him. So often we have Continue reading →
Gilani Taylor passed away about 5 hours ago at about 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM Pacific Time October 21, 2011 Friday. She is now with Jesus and her baby girl Jayla. Please pray for her husband Rodney and her surviving daughter Amiya, also known as Mimi, who was not in the car that fateful and tragic day, as well as their son Milan. Please don’t ever forget Gilani. Continue to pray that the person that has killed Gilani and Jayla will be caught, so that he or she can pay the price for what they’ve done and go to jail.
The person was driving a white, 2000’s model SUV on the 101 Freeway under the Las Virgenes Overpass October 1, 2011 Saturday at around 8:32 AM. If you know ANYTHING please report it to the CHP at 818-240-8200. Thank you! God bless you!
Quick update! Gilani’s condition is very bad. The doctors have said that there isn’t much more that they can do. It is completely in God’s hands. Gilani’s Pastor posted on his Twitter page this message today Friday October 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM “Doctors have now put Sister Lani’s life in God’s Hands. I’m SO glad that she did the same thing 2 and a half yrs ago! PRAY! MIRACLE TIME” So please continue to pray with all you’ve got! Keep lifting Gilani in prayer. Thank you and God bless you! If you do not know Gilani’s story read it now by clicking the link here. Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy Thank you! Keep praying and sharing her story!
It’s been over two weeks and Gilani Taylor is still alive! Fighting for her life? Yes. Still Critical? Yes, and she will for some time. But she is still alive. The doctors didn’t think she’d live for two days. Yet, she’s still here. God is so good! But Gilani is still not out of the woods. Her condition has worsened so your prayers are still needed. Gilani went into Cardiopulmonary arrest also known as cardiac arrest on October 17, 2011. Her Pastor held an all night Shut In prayer service to pray for her last night October 18, 2011. Anyone could come and pray. So the situation is even more serious. I do not know if she is still in a medically induced coma. But if so, then she is still unaware of the death of Jayla. Please continue to hold her up. I don’t know what her condition is right now. Getting updates is difficult. But as soon as I know of any changes, either good or bad, I will let you know.
If you don’t know about Gilani Taylor’s story of her terribly car crash that has left her severely burned and took the life of her daughter Jayla click this link here Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy to learn more.
“It was her choice to go. I told her that if she wanted to go be with Jayla, it was alright and she went. God is good and I am at perfect peace with her decision!” — Rodney Taylor to their Pastor after Gilani passed away
Gilani has gone home to the Lord now. But she will never be forgotten. Not by me or any of the others whose hearts and lives she touched. Gilani fought Continue reading →
“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”
—- Psalms 27:13
How many times have you felt like felt that? Perhaps you feel like that right now. I know that I’ve been able to relate to King David in this passage at times in my life. We all have at some point. Things are hard and looking crazy. It feels like the sky is falling and your world is coming to an end. It feels like the world is pressing you in on all sides. Life is just tough.
But then you stop and remember the love of the Lord, and how good He is all of the time. And though your circumstances may not change overnight, believing in the goodness of God helps us Continue reading →
It feels like the whole world is suffering from storm clouds sending rain down and making life hard. But don’t you know that while it may be all gray and dreary that the sun is behind those clouds, and it’s ready to burst forth and shine down some of that warm goodness and send the clouds away?
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 →
“I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”- Eze_34:26
Here is sovereign mercy-”I will give them the shower in its season.” Is it not sovereign, divine mercy?-for who can say, “I will give them showers,” except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. Who sendeth down the rain upon the earth? Who scattereth the showers upon the green herb? Do not I, the Lord? So grace is the gift of God, and is not to be created by man. It is also needed grace. What would the ground do without showers? You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing.
“His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” – Gen_49:24
That strength which God gives to his Josephs is real strength; it is not a boasted valour, a fiction, a thing of which men talk, but which ends in smoke; it is true-divine strength. Why does Joseph stand against temptation? Because God gives him aid. There is nought that we can do without the power of God. All true strength comes from “the mighty God of Jacob.”
Notice in what a blessedly familiar way God gives this strength to Joseph-”The arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Thus God is represented as putting his hands on Joseph’s hands, placing his arms on Joseph’s arms. Like as a father Continue reading →
Here is a song by Hezekiah Walker called “How Much Can We Bear.” I absolutely love this song and I want to share it with you. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the troubles of this world. But God never gives us more that we can bear! I know it’s hard and you may feel overwhelmed. But God promised to never leave us nor forsake us. So hold on to Him. He will see you through.
Sit back and relax and play this video so that you can hear this awesome song. I pray that it will touch you and encourage you. It encouraged me.