24 December 2015

Psalm 27

Psalm 27:1-14 NIV
[1] The Lord is my light and my salvation---whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life---of whom shall I be afraid? [2] When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. [3] Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. [4] One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. [5] For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. [6] Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. [7] Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. [8] My heart says of you, “Seek his face! ” Your face, Lord, I will seek. [9] Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. [10] Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. [11] Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. [12] Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. [13] I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. [14] Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

i will trust.

i will wait.

so much going on. many things trying to pull me away. but i will meditate on Your word, Daddy. i will keep u close and wait on the answer.

01 December 2015

give it to God

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

[6] Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [7] And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

i have been learning that giving all my worries over to God is freeing in so many ways.
even tho ken and i r going thru a heart-wrenching experience, i have seen God's hand on me as He gentle guides me to Himself. when i willingly follow Him, He gives me exactly what i need to help my husband bear a very heavy burden. i started praying God's word over my family. and since God's word never returns empty, i know i am praying what they need.
for me, i have a peace within that i do not understand but am very thankful for. i have been able to keep a level head as well as focus on every day stuff. God's kind of peace and strength really are all i need.
i include Him in every part of my day. i make sure to invite His presence into every inch of our dwelling. i want God everywhere i go.
it really is true: seek God first and everything falls into place.
even when trouble comes God is there. when i forget and let frustration in or even speak wrong words, God is there. He gentle nudges me to remind me that He can handle it. but waits for me to give it to Him.
when i leave it all in His very capable hands, my day is peaceful. i can smile more freely. my outlook is brighter.

God, keep me praying instead of worrying. You promise peace — wonderful, supernatural peace — to those who look to you. In an anxious world, this is a blessed promise — the promise of peace.

Taken from Once a Day Bible Promises

so if u r just a little worried about anything, no matter what it is. try giving it to God and see what He can do with it.

26 October 2015

do i believe?

Hebrews 11:6 NIV
[6] And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

do i believe that God exists?
YES!!!
God has proven to me He is real and most definitely exists. who else could explain all the unexplainable in my life experiences? 

if i do believe God exists, do i earnestly see Him?
now this is a good question.
to be honest, i do not always earnestly seek Him. it is my understanding that i need to be honest with God in every aspect of my life. there r times i would rather not be.
i have learned thru my walk with Him, He would rather help me get thru my struggle than have me be half-hearted. God has helped me get this far, He sure won't abandon me now.

faith, believing, and seeking go hand in hand. without faith, belief is not there. without belief, u do not seek. without seeking, u r left with questions. questions that can only be answered if u have even a little bit of faith.




28 September 2015

who is God to me?

God:

father - one who has authority to speak into my life

daddy - one to whom i can go to for comfort, support


Jesus:

Saviour - the one who took my place

friend - one to whom i can chat with

rock - one whom i can depend on to be my foundation


Holy Spirit:

peace - one who lets me know He is with me

strength - one who helps me get thru

comfort - one who lets me know, 'i am not alone'


God has many characteristics that help me in my everyday living. which characteristics He shows depends on my need.

the most important characteristic God has is His ability to listen and hear. one that i need to continually work on. depending on my ability, or willingness, to listen makes a huge impact on how i perceive who God is.

the one thing i am most sure of is He is my rock. my foundation that gives me strength to stand against any trouble that may come. it also gives me a quiet peace that says "it's gonna be ok. i can do this."

God is everything to me.