Category Archives: God’s word

God’s Purpose Will Stand

“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭Isaiah 46:10

Yesterday our bathroom was demolished!  Yeah! I was glad to see it go. But I never want to forget what God taught me in that dirty, leaking broken down room. Here we are….Getting Along!

We were more than ready to watch this tub go. Do you know what a showerbath is? It’s when the water doesn’t drain while you’re taking a shower.  Trying to keep a showerbath clean is futile. A waist of time!  It was a mystery to me, because even though the water didn’t drain well, somehow there was always a puddle in the basement anytime the shower was used.
Behold, our ceiling fan!  I cleaned this fan once because I realllly wanted to be THAT woman. The one with the clean house! The fan rejected that idea and sputtered to a stop the first time we tried to use it.  I was told….”Why would you want to clean the dust out of the fan? Don’t do that!” 

The handle broke off the mirror about 9 years ago.  I tied on this ribbon and it was a huge success. Totally free and embraced by the whole family!  Bathroom selfie!
I grabbed this handle when I was getting out of the tub and it came right off! I was told…”NO! You are not allowed to use that handle! That is not a handle!” I learned to not touch the handle that wasn’t a handle! Lol!
I’ve cried a lot of  tears in this tub and they weren’t crocodile tears.  I’ve had to do the work of grieving through some intense trials.  I would scrub our tub clean, get in for a soak and pray, pray, pray.   One day I was pouring out my complaints to God and this is what He told me.

“She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

I realized that even though I was going through very difficult things in my life, God’s grace was sufficient for me.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

No more would I loathe the life God gave me, instead I would be thankful.

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 

Bring Your Bible To Church

img_6847It’s time for church & I’m hungry! God’s word is my food! John 6:35 At my church the Bible’s are kept out in the hallway. It’s really inconvenient if you forget to grab a Bible before sitting down. Imagine going to a dinner and being delighted by aroma of the food. The food entices you, but you sit there starving because the food is out of reach.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Life in this world is filled with all sorts of troubles but God’s word is filled with all sorts of goodness. Now I’m in the habit of  bringing my Bible with me almost everywhere I go. Why? Because I can, and why wouldn’t I? Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6 He set me free & He will do it for you too! John 10:10

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

Blogging Fear

I’ve come again to my blog to write. Writing comes quite easy for me. I dare to say I do it most days, sometimes several times a day. I like to write out my prayers to God. He listens to me with love and kindness always absorbing anything and everything I have to say.

I don’t have to spell right or even finish my sentences, because God already knows what I’m going to say. I wasn’t particularly receptive when God started impressing it on me to share my inner thoughts and life with the world. People can be judgemental and down right mean. I feel pressure to perform to be better than I am.


I first published this blog on February 13th of this year. After about a week I put my blog into a private status. I didn’t stop writing. In fact, I started writing more. I’ve written 60 blog posts in the last month and a half. I’m telling you this why? Because part of my purpose of this blog is to honestly share what’s going on in my mind and to share the truths about God and his word as I know them to be.

The fear of not knowing what to post next, has literally paralyzed me and I’ve kept the majority of my posts private. It’s silly really when I think about it. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

God has made it clear to me to share my life, my experiences and failures with the world. I’ve been told to share whether people listen or not. Over and over God has said, speak. So I will share my life. It’s ugly at times. I’m afraid and more than a bit uncertain. But I am more afraid of disobeying God. So I will pour out my heart in this blog. I will share as best I can. If you have questions or comments please post them. My sincere thanks to any and all of you who actually take time to come to read my blog. THANK YOU!