Friday, April 17, 2009

What Is Your Position

I have been having a hard time keeping up this week. I have has situations thrown at me from the left and right. The enemy has been attacking my finances my time. I am fighting to regroup. It can be very disheartening when life issues are off track and you can’t seem to catch your footing. If you aren’t careful you will start to question whether or not you are on the correct path and following God’s direction for your life. I have been taking on money making ventures lately. Trying to find multiple streams of income for my family. I believe God has given me a vision of what I should do. We have to be understanding that God may not instantaneously drop thousands of dollars in your bank account. He may actually give you a strategy to work and gain the wealth that he has for you. Sometimes we get so spiritual we don’t want to deal with the natural. Both scenarios are still a blessing.

A plan laid out by God is a well planned plan. It is different. It positions you in the natural and the spiritual. We are the ones who have to learn the dynamics. Take the scenario where you have a man who is laid off and not working. He is a good man and has been thrown a curve. He is not giving in to laziness, he didn’t quit or do anything to get laid off. He has a loving wife who is not stressing him. She believes in him and is supporting him during this time. The man is constantly having emotional issues. He is still unhappy, depressed, feeling useless. This is a dangerous time if you don’t get things in perspective. When you are moving through situations in life, you have to constantly evaluate. You can’t go through life without considering and reevaluating your position. The key thing here for the man to remember is that there are things placed in him that generate his desires.

A man was made to work and support. If he is not doing that, he naturally starts to develop these ill feelings. No one has to be looking at him this way or giving him a hard time. He finds it hard to deal with himself and may imagine others are thinking the same thing. It is a spiritual dynamic. It can be humiliating for a man to have to ask for a cheeseburger. He wants to provide for himself and not be a burden. Now remember, we are talking about a good man. One that qualifies as a man more than just anatomy.

If you are not doing the things God called you to do, you manifest other things that may worsen your situation. So your first move is to cover that area in prayer and next is to move swiftly to line yourself back up to God’s will for your life. In this scenario, something like the economy may make it harder to do this, but we serve a mighty God and we are not confined to what the world says we can or cannot have. We know our hope lies in the Father. He opens doors man cannot close (Revelation 3:8). We don’t limit him.

Thirdly we need to keep our perspective. Understand the dynamic and why we feel this way and fight any negative feelings. The enemy wants us to feel depressed and useless. If we do then we are officially neutralized, ineffective. He is loving that. We have to understand where we are in life but continue to operate from a position of power, that is through God.

Ok, I got to rambling a bit, but hopefully someone needed to hear that and that is why it was placed in my spirit. I think on that note I will stop. I will catch up on my original point at another time. God Bless!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dental Dangers

Yesterday I had a miniature nightmare with my dentist. To make a long story short, my dentist was getting me ready for a crown. The first part was done yesterday and I had major problems with the temporary all night and this morning. I broke down at 8:00 in the morning and called for help. Unfortunately, the dentist was not in a very helpful mood. He treated me pretty bad like I was making up the problem. Refused to help me and threatened that if he removed it like I asked I would be in worse shape. I was out done. I was so frustrated I started to cry. I could not believe this man was treating me like this.

If you know me, you would know it doesn’t take long for me to get hot. I was so mad I wanted to jump up and choke him. I know the bible says it is good to be slow to anger (Proverbs 16:32 there are others, but I like this one). This is an area I am going to have to work very hard on. I am glad it also says you can “get angry”, but of course it completes itself by saying “and sin not” (Ephesians 4:26). I am better at this one. I really don’t like to be mad and/or angry, but it still seems to be a quick place for me to go. The bible continues to show us examples of how in every situation

Well, the bottom line is I prevailed. I was highly upset. I did make some stern comments, but I definitely stayed in control of myself and did not end up having to repent. I tell you, if this was a test it was a good one. When you feel disrespected and mistreated and on top of that you are hurting, physically or emotionally, you can easily make excuses for yourself. I would say God got the Glory on this one.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Today the key word for how I feel is THANKFUL. This has been such a blessed day. I woke up with my family intact ready to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ our Lord and Savior. This day has not been given all that it deserves over the years. I know when I was little all I really remember is that you get a new Easter outfit and you parade to church. You have an Easter egg hunt somewhere in the day and received lots of goodies. I had heard Jesus rose on this day, but it was mainly an undercurrent to what was going on. I never understood the full weight and power of this day. I didn't realize that this is the day my faith was built around. The fact that Jesus rose. The truth that he wasn't just a good man, a prophet, but the Son of God and he overcame death. His disciples did not remove the body. He rose!

Today I really understood this point. I really understand that I have power over all sin because it was nailed on the cross with my Savior and it doesn't have to control me unless I let it. I fully realize that he has given us a way of escape in all sinful situations. I plan to make better choices moving forward. It saddens me that so many of us think we can't stop doing what we are doing. We don't have control of our actions. I suggest you pray for the revelation of what actually took place on the cross. Because if we continue to have this attitude, it means that there was no purpose for Christ sufferring and dying for us on the cross.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Blessed to See My Family

Today was a really great day. I spent the afternoon with my family. My husband and I went out to eat. We took the girls to the store. It was crazy of course. The little one had a melt down, but we were all together. My three year old wanted some bubbles so we picked them up and my husband played with them outside. I came out to sit on the porch and watch them. I took some really great pictures. As I sat there, I saw them. I don't know if you ever think about it, but a lot of times we are just moving through life. We don't always stop to experience and acknowledge what is going on in our lives. Today I really saw my family. It was the best feeling ever. I have such a great husband. He really loves and takes care of the girls. They can't get enough of him. I still can't believe they are all mine. They are playing and jumping and running. My one year old is finally getting to really enjoy being outside. It was wonderful to see her running around. She has a very funny little run and she smiles so big while she is doing it. My older daughter is a delight as well. She has grown so much to be only three. I can't believe she knows so much. I was so thankful to have such a great family. I plan to see them more often. To really stop and smell the roses with them.

I waited so late tonight to write. I thought I didn't have too much to say. When I think about it now I realize that I already said a mouthful. God is so good and all of his blessing are more than we can ever imagine.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Faith & Finances

Today I am reminded that God is my source. I have been finding different ways of making money. Trying to increase our income with multiple streams. I believe when the Holy Spirit leads you to do something you definitely should. We are to seek him on all things. Sometimes we get caught up in doing what we think is right. There is a thin line between lining yourself up with the will of God and doing things in your own strength and power. I believe I have been trying so hard to make something happen I temporarily forgot that my life is in God’s hands. I need to trust he will work out the details of what he has given me and not try to help him help me. I have a part to play, but that is to do what the spirit leads me to do. Not operate out of fear and panic which leads to bad decisions.

In these tough economic times we sometimes fall into the trap of worrying about our situation. We forget he has kept us. He has brought us out of dangers seen and unseen. He has paid bills for us and cleared out debts. He keeps the food on our table. He gave us the job that supplies our finances. So we have to stay focused on his promises and know that he will not forsake us. We cannot get scared because it seems a job maybe lost or we haven’t been able to find one for months now. The Lord can and will provide. We may not understand how he is putting the pieces together, but if we trust him. We will see where he is working on our behalf.
So I say to all of you out there trying to make it. Let God be who he is suppose to be in your life. Exercise your faith muscles. Just simply decide to trust him today and not worry about what it looks like in your life. Things don’t always look good when you are waiting on the manifestation, but do not waiver. Hang on to his promise and don’t let go.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Humble Yourself

Blogging is a very interesting concept. I am excited to see where this journey takes me. I haven't been creative in so many years. I am believing creative thoughts and ideas will be awakened as I share with others.

This has really been a day. I am really learning the lessons of love, kindness, forgiveness and humility. I am in the stage of my life where I really need to work on the fruits of the spirit. I am a very nice person, but I can be a bit of a hot head. The bible says to be slow to anger. I tend to miss the mark on that one. I am getting better as I grow older an realize that many things are just not that serious. I thank God for my husband who is cool as a cucumber. I have been watching and learning from him for the past few years. We have been married for 6 years. He is a wonderful, kind, gentle, considerate and loving man. I didn't know there were many of them left. He is always slow to anger and he looks for a peaceful solution right away. I am more of a type A personality, but with the Lord's help I am becoming a calmer person. I am learning to humble myself.

I had a situation today where I was involved in an arguement that blew out of control. There was no need for it to escalate, but having to be right I pushed it to that point. Feeling horrible and understanding that God was not pleased with my behavior, I was able to call and apologize within a few minutes. If you knew me, you would know how remarkable this really is. I can hold on to a grudge. I use to be quite good at it and I did so if a fair amount of peace. Now I just want to be what God wants me to be. I want to show the love of Christ. I want to be an example to others. I am so glad I can feel convicted in my spirit when I am out of God's will. I will start out tomorrow having a great day. I make a point to manage my flesh better than I did today. I am grateful for mercy and grace!