Category Archives: Purpose

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

 

Running My Race


Since God called me to live intentionally for Him, I have been running this race called L.I.F.E. Living for God has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done. God has given me direction and purpose which has proved to be exciting and at times daunting. I have had to learn to fully depend on God, which has been the most difficult lesson of all. My race has proven to me where I am strong and where my faith runs up short.

I’ve been watching the world around me as I go and it has become quite apparent who is walking with God and who is not. I wish I could reach into the lives of some very lovely people I know who are tormented by all kinds of fears and anxieties and give them what God has given me. But I can’t. I cannot open the way for another person to believe, #OnlyGod can do that. So, I continue on in this race. I see the news reporting on politics, violence and basically anything they can find that will stress a person out. I run and I watch and I run and I pray. I pray that all people who don’t know God as their Father and his son Jesus as their savior will come and be blessed with a peace which surpasses understanding despite their circumstances.

Philippians 4:7-8  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Jumping for Jesus

But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Exodus 9:16

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13                                         

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 
Romans 8:28              
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
FULL LIFE!