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Thank You Jesus

In the year 2011.....

 I thank you for being:

A deliverer for my Family
Our Provider
My Lover
My Strong Tower
Miracle Worker
Healer
Patient with me
My Sustainer

God, you have been all that and more for me.  I thank you, I love you, I appreciate you, You are the Great I AM, the Bright and Morning Star. The Greatest Lover of ALL.

This has been an exceptional 12 months; You have given me many testimonies. I look forward to continued growth in my walk and relationship with you.

I Love you Jesus

Washing Machine

A couple months ago my clothes dryer died so I purchased a new washing machine and dryer… the new kind without the agitator. While reading the operating manuals for instructions and experimenting with a load of laundry, an error message popped up and I had to go to the trouble shoot section to figure out what the problem was and make the recommended adjustments. One morning while going through my bible study, I realized that the concept of our relationship with God is metaphorically similar to a washing machine.I started imagining the following … Our Operating Manual: The bible which provides instructions on healthy living and healthy relationships for our survival both with fellow human beings and with God. Laundry: Us humans who desire to live clean and holy unto our God Detergent: The Blood of Jesus Troubleshoot:  The Holy Spirit Warranty: Jesus death, burial and resurrection
Hallelujah!!! Thank You Jesus.

Praise

Song: 

When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all He has done for me
My soul shall sing Ha lle lu jah....Praise God for saving me.

Oh Lord our God how excellent is your Name
In all the earth how excellent is your Name

Let us exalt Jesus
Mighty Jehovah we Praise your Name
Mighty Jehovah we Praise your Name

Choices and Love

I enjoy watching nature documentaries about animals.  I'm not sure why this is so intriguing to me but I always look forward to watching them on PBS and animal planet.  One thing I've always admired is how female animals and birds are so careful about who they allow to mate with them. 

The male species would always have to prove themselves via strength and or display then the female would in most cases decide whether or not they would allow this male to mate with them for offspring.

I always wonder how much thought and consideration humans take in account with regards to offspring when choosing a mate.  The thought and consideration I am referencing is not necessarily about looks as much as character traits which are usually expressed through this males life choices.

I consider that Adam and Eve were created perfect and lived in a perfect environment but their bad choices holds consequences to all generations after who were born in sin and shapen in iniquity thus we all have …

A Bruised Heart

I have so much admiration for bloggers who share personal experiences of hurt and pain because it really takes a lot of courage to share your heart.  I am going to make myself vulnerable today and share a deep hurt and the realizations/revelations I got from it. 

I really really like this young man that I've known for about 6 years now.  He is handsome, ambitious and loves the Lord.  I have met his family (an intentional action by him).  One day several years ago he asked that I come and meet his father. I've attended his place of worship by invitation several times and have been introduced to his friends.  I was invited to and attended his graduations etc. But while these actions would seem as if he likes me in actuality I'm confused and really don't think he does. 

He rarely calls me or texts me and I attribute excuse this to his school schedule as he is currently in a rigorous PhD medical program.  I reach out to him most times (once every other month) to say hi and…

Hair

It's been quite a number of years since I've worn my hair completely natural, probably about 4 or 5 years now. However I remember just prior to going natural that each time I was getting relaxers, I started getting this conviction and ill feeling about altering the state of my hair that God gave me.  This was not due to any external pressure as 4 or 5 years ago in my location there were not a lot of people talking about or going natural so I was not being "brain washed" by any external influences.  So this inner guilt kept getting stronger and stronger until one day after taking braids out of my relaxed hair I had it cut off to the new growth length.  That is how I started to embrace the hair God gave me. 

I wear it out in what I describe as a poof with a scarf wrapped around most of the time.  To be totally honest, I am proud of my hair and who I am.  BUT, I am really considering perming again.  I don't know when but I know soon.  I am ready for another change a…

One Sentence

Hello Friends!

Hope you had a great weekend.  Just wanted to share these 'One Sentence Sermons'  below for personal meditation and reflection. 

These clever quotes were taken from http://www.preparingforeternity.com/  a lovely wealth of information and truth can be found there.

Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
To be almost saved is to be totally lost.
Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler.
Give God what's right, not what's left!
Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord!
Love You!

What's Your Favorite

Do you have a favorite bible story/account?  I LOVE the story of Adam and Eve...ever since childhood. My mother sometimes reminds me that when I was younger during our devotion times, I always wanted to hear Adam and Eve story. The only way she could satisfy me and maintain her peace from not having to repeat the same story over and over again was to tell me another bible story and randomly interject Adam and Eve in it.  I think that is so funny! 

Any way, as I am much older now there is just something about the Creation story that warms my heart.  Pure perfection in the Man and Woman that God designed. Can you imagine the perfect beauty that surrounded them in that garden, Eden.  I tried to imagine what it mush have been like but I can't.  That's why I can't wait to get to heaven to talk with them and get first hand account of what it was like.  I can't wait to get to heaven so that I can experience perfect creation as God promises to create a new heaven and a new ear…

Is He?

I have this guy friend that I really like admire a lot.  He is ambitious, God fearing, good looking, well mannered, working on PhD in the Medical field full time and works every opportunity he gets to earn $$. Although I know that no one is "Perfect" he exudes what I would consider "perfect."  I've met his family and friends, attended an event or two per his invitation and so forth. 

The only thing is that I am always calling or reaching out to him to touch bases.  He is always busy with school and/or work.  Could it be that He's just not that into me or is he gay.  I question this because, you I've never seen or heard him talk about a girl or any special female in his life, he doesn't try to talk me up (I considered that to be the Christian principles or respect).  He is so fine, goal oriented, respectful, but help me understand.....what could it be?  I can't stand it.  I want to ask him but I don't want to risk our pure/innocent friendship…

True Worship

What does worship mean to you?  I have been pondering this question for the past few days and I am convicted that Worship is not a feeling, its not an occasion but it is a lifestyle. 

I am convinced that we Worship God when our choices honor Him, when we submit to His will, when we make time to commune with Him during each day..... When we humble ourselves in challenging situations, when we are able to forgive those who hurt us and move on and when we are able to serve others.  This is what True Worship means to me. 

Dear God It is my desire to Worship you in every aspect of my life.  Please forgive me where I have failed and help me to always be mindful that True Worship is the reason for my existence;  You created me for your good pleasure and I surrender all to you today. In Jesus Name.

Lord Your Holy

My God is truly a deliverer.  I just want to say Thank You! My Heart Cry's Thank YOU UUU

Song By Helen Baylor: Lord Your Holy

Wonderful, Glorious, Holy, and Righteous, Victorious, Conqueror, Triumphant and Mighty
Healer, Deliverer, Shield and Defense; Strong Tower and My Best Friend
He's Omnipotent, Omnipresent Soon Coming King
Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything...............Holy, holy, holy is Your Name

There's not enough words that I can say
To tell you how much I appreciate
All the wonderful things You've given me
Your loving kindness
Your tender mercies
It's my desire to praise You
And tell you how much I love You
You're worthy of all the honor
Lord You're worthy of all the praise

Humility

How would you define humility?  How do you demonstrate humility in various aspects of your life?  I know for me it isn't an easy thing.  But I continue to stretch out to God for his strength and to be clothed in His righteousness so that I can truly demonstrate the fruits of the spirit not just when I am in a comfortable situation/circumstances but when I am challenged, pushed and feeling frustrated.

Can't Take the Drama

My post today is on such a sensitive topic to me.  I am an only child to a single parent.  Mother has provided me with the best of everything.  She has taught me not only by verbal dictates but most importantly by physically demonstrating the qualities of living virtuously and putting faith into action.  I have learned a lot from my mother and I am so happy that she has brought me up in the nurture and admonition of our Lord, and taught me the value of education(high expectations of academic achievement).  The problem I have is that my mother gets so easily offended and always seems to blow things out of proportion when we have disagreements and when she feels I have offended her.  I can understand being ticked off but why all the drama?  I mean I am so tired of all the emotional stuff that I have now become so withdrawn and emotionless when we have these moments. 

Am I the only one with such issues?  Other than this once in a while times. We live so peaceably like inseparable sisters…

Sunshine

I just adore the sun.  Today is such a lovely day, actually we have been having pretty sunny days this week.  It warms my soul.  I really really wish the summer would linger like how the winter does.  It always seems like as soon as its time for fall/winter those seasons don't hesitate but when it's time for the Spring/Summer the Winter season seems to always want to prolong it's stay, but never the reverse.   Any way, the warm sun makes me want to sing this hymn 

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my Light.

Refrain O there’s sunshine, blessed sunshine,
When the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul. There is music in my soul today,
A carol to my King,
And Jesus, listening, can hear
The songs I cannot sing.

Refrain There is springtime in my soul today,
For, when the Lord is near,
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flowers of grace appear.

Refrain Th…

Who Hooo

I'm so happy to log in and see that I have my first follower!  What a Blessing to have 'Blessing O' to be my first interested reader.  I am now so happy.....thanks Blessing. 

I'ts just so coincidental that I was going to write a blog on who will be the first to officially follow me and to my surprize.  Anyway, welcome to you and all the others who will "Follow me" in the future!

I am feeling a little sad that I did not spen quality time with God this weekend.  But I will not allow any guilt over  my lack of not spending time with Him to seperate me from approaching my father.  I just wan't my life to be a complete sacrifice of praise.

Trust and Never Doubt

The title of this post is inspired by a song that I don't know the official title of but somewhere in the chorus it says


Trust and never doubt, Jesus will surley bring you out, He Never Failed you me yet.  My family face some trials and situations that we need God's divine favor to come through for us again.  Situations like these remind me of the children of isreal who were taken out of Egypt and then "wondered" through the wilderness before the got to the promised land.  During the wilderness experience God provided for their every need and fought off their enemies.  Please join me in petitioning our  Father God to continue to release His favor over the life of my family and that he will continue to favor us, deliver us, use us and fight our battles.   Victory is ours in Jesus Name Amen.

The Wonder of IT All

Today is a wonderful day.  I am so secure in my Savious love and protection.  Lord, I thank you for taking such good care of me.  I thank you for your Grace and Mercy.  As the song says, When I think of the goodness of Jesus, and all He has done for me.  I get excited, I feel dancing in my feet, I feel clapping in my hands. My desire is to please God and to honor, rightly represent Him by bing obedient, respectful and having a servanthood response to life.  Not to be served but to serve those who God places in my life. 

Song:
"Make me a servant Humble and meek
Lord let me lift up those who are weak
And may the prayers of my heart always be
Make me a servant Make me a servant
Make me a servant today."

Hear My Prayers Oh LORD

Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come... Why should my heart feel lowly. Jesus is my portion, a constant Friend is He. 


I'm on the winning side.  We shall overcome.  I know my Redeemer Lives. 


Dear Jesus,


You know all about my situation.  I have been so bruised and battered by trials in this life but I testify that You have been my Shield and Strong defense.  You have never left my side.  Please create in me a clean, patient, sensitive heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Help me to honor and uphold the dearest in my life.  help us to get through.  Please remember us, fight for us, please defend and deliver us and let our joy be continually full in our hearts.  In Jesus Name......Amen.

My Hearts Desires

04/29/2011

It is my hearts desire to please God and to live a life of honor, respect and allegiance to my King, the God of heaven and Earth, the creator and ruler of all.  I am so honored to be loved and cared for by Him. I consider his love such a privilege and honor. Thank you Jesus for Loving me so much. 

As I watched the Fairy Tale wedding of Kate and William this morning, my heart was filled with joy and I could sence the level of peace and comfort they shared with each other.  I admired the simple elegance of the Wedding.  There is something breathtaking about simple elegance, something almost to the sort of reverence.  May their union be blessed with patience, peace, joy and fulfillment as they journey on in service.

I look forward to the day when I will join my God chosen prince to share all of lifes joys, challenges and priases to our Heavenly King.