Genesis 16: 13-14 NKJV Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her. You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees ; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?
It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to see God and to be seen by God. If we allow ourselves to slow down from our hectic schedules and seek God, we will find him in everything. The sunrise and sunset, a child’s laugh or the simple beauty of nature, God can be seen in everything that is living and active.
How about those times in our lives when we realize that Good sees us too? For instance have you ever prayed a specific and deliberate prayer and your answer unfolds in the most unique way that leaves you saying, “only God could have done that.” What about when you ask the Lord to make his presence known to you and you feel a gentle rush of wind on your cheek or you smell a sweet aroma fill your room. How about when you’re up praying and crying about a situation and an instant calm comes over you and you start to rejoice. All of these things are proof that God sees you!
My prayer for you is that you will experience God in an entirely new capacity this week. I pray that he shows up for you and makes his presence known in the most unique way. I pray that you are blessed by seeing God in all things and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that he sees you too! Now do me a favor and pray the same for me!
May you walk in peace knowing that God has his eyes on you!
Peace and Wellness my friend,
Jude 1:24 NIV To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy
Well, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from writing since my breast cancer diagnosis. I can honestly say that the past few months have been a heck of a roller coaster ride. I still remember the day clearly (04/22/2015) that I received the news. Although I cried and boo-hoo’d, I can’t say that the news was a complete surprise.
Women in my family have been known to live well into their 90s. I can remember growing up in a five generation family when I was a little girl. When I called “mama,” I would have about 7 loving faces looking in my direction to address my needs. Although the scope of my family has changed significantly, I can honestly say that I want a long, well-lived life. I prayed to God for longevity and I whole-heartedly believe that my early diagnosis with bc is an avenue that had to be traveled in order for me to get to that longevity destination. I’m so thankful that God knows my name, he knows the number of hairs on my head, he knows my thoughts and concerns and most importantly he is concerned about my feelings! (Praise God!)
In the last few months, I’ve had surgery, numerous tests performed and countless doctors appointments. I’ve met some really good people along this path that have held my hand and kept me grounded. My mom and my baby girl have been absolutely amazing in all of this.
To sum it all up: I’m just a women who is overjoyed by God’s love for me and I’m just thankful that God is faithful to fulfill his word in my life.
It takes me right back to SUGA ( Simply Understand God is Able) and I truly understand now more than ever that nothing is too hard for God.
Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV- Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended: but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Oftentimes we can be hard on ourselves for bad decisions that we’ve made in our past. If we’re not careful we will allow our entire life to be defined by a few bad choices that we made during a weak season in our life. Maybe it was a bad breakup or a financial investment gone wrong, or maybe something as simple as a lapse in judgment on our part. Those choices can have a profound affect on us and how we conduct our everyday life.
We view some mistakes as being more difficult to bounce back from than others. Sometimes we’re embarrassed and think how could this have happened to me and then there are those other times when we worry about what others will think of us because of our misstep.
In those times I am comforted by verses 13 and 14 in Philippians Chapter 3 because they say so eloquently say the words that I often have trouble reciting. The word makes it clear that we will make mistakes, but it’s how we bounce back after the mistake that will determine our outcome. In those two versus I found three declarations to help get me through the tough times: I don’t understand, I will not forget and I will press on.
File those missteps in your “things remembered file” and press on toward the victory in Jesus Christ. He doesn’t want us to get stuck in our past, we’ve been purposed for greater things ahead.
Peace and Wellness,
Psalm 126:5 NIV – Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest. The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.
God has promised to replace our tears with joy and our weeping with singing. Our job is to remain loyal in our obligations. Whatever responsibilities that God has entrusted to us, may we run our race whole-heartedly and never give in to weariness.
Trust and believe that God appreciates our willingness to complete those small tasks. Your current assignment may seem insignificant, but in due time, God will multiply your efforts and your faith will produce a harvest.
It may be rough going for you at the moment and you may feel like your current assignment is lasting a long time, but never has God forsaken those who love him! In fact, the word says that your name is written in the palm of his hand! We are reassured by God’s word that we are the apple of his eye and I firmly believe that he is concerned about every aspect of our lives.
Do you remember in the book of Genesis when God came down from Heaven to see about Adam and he asked that one simple question, “Where are you?”
Answer God and let him know where you are today. Make a decision to dedicate every waking moment of your day to God and watch him move in your life. Whatever concerns you, concerns God.
During my quiet time, when all is still and my mind isn’t racing, I love to sit and listen to the sound of my heart beat… “thump thump”, “thump thump”, “thump thump”. Those thumps are soon replaced with the phrase…”go God”, “go God”, “go God”
Each time I repeat this phrase I am humbled because God loves me so much and I am reminded by every heartbeat that God is always with me, he is always in control and I am reassured in the fact that everything that I am and will ever be is all because of his love for me.
I pray that you find encouragement in each heartbeat.
Remember to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 4th! Let your voice be heard or be prepared to let others speak for you!
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#IfTheySpeakForMe will the issues that are important to me be addressed?