Your Reflection

Saw a question earlier about what does success look like….By Gods grace success looks like your reflection in the mirror. We tend to put success in a monetary or materialistic or even how the world may view a person. But true success is when you can stare at the reflection with the truest love and acceptance of yourself just as you are. Not comparing yourself to anyone else. Loving the flaws and all just because that is how God created you to be. Thankful to be alive one more day, blessed to have the air to breathe and to remember to share God’s love at any given moment without a second thought. Allowing his light to flow through you while truly fulfilling his purpose for your life. Cherishing the dearest, most priceless treasure called Life!! At the End…to hear God say “Well done my good and faithful servant!” That is true success in my eyes.
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I’m Ready 

At the end of your own ability, you realize it wasn’t about you to begin with. Faith is knowing you have already received what you can’t see.  You trust God’s making a way for you. You move forward with feet firmly rooted in God’s word aware He has ordained each step. Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear the guidance of the Holy Spirit on your daily journey. 

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Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Last Day of 2016

I died in 2016! No, not literally, but when I rededicated my life to Christ something happened. On Friday, September 9th, a new me came out of the water. The Holy Spirit told me to put on my full armour of God because I was getting ready for battle. I didn’t quite grasp the fullness of what I was told at the time. Question is….was I really ready???

As I reflect on the past few months, I was definitely in a battle. I wasn’t ready for what I was about to go through. It taught me you can’t be ready, but by the Grace of God He guided me through. Prayer went to a whole other level and so did my Faith! When you know first hand the goodness of God, no one or no situation can take that away. I’ve known before, but this time it was deeper and even more real to me. 

I was about to let the bad overshadow the good of what happened in 2016. Time to turn the pity party into a praise party!! It was a trying time of overcoming a sin that was a serious stronghold, a child being hit by a car, another son with serious health issues and side effects of a medicine that could of taken his life, finances and my own health issues…..This was just after my baptism. BUT GOD was there ALL the time!! Even enduring what I thought was the worst, God gave me His peace that surpasses all understanding! 

The day I fell to my knees in humble submission to God was a turning point for me. It was no longer about me and my strength of how to handle a situation. I couldn’t. I was weak and worn down mentally. No one was there to talk to, but God! If you think of times He removes everyone from your reach so you instantly reach for Him! He wants it all, not just the bad, but every small detail of you! He made you, so He already knows. 

Ask yourself, what are you holding onto that you should of let God handle a long time ago?? Many of us can say Alot of things….so what are you waiting for??? Let it go!! Let me be the first to tell you…..it’s so freeing and absolutely amazing!! Trust God more than you trust yourself. You can fail and He can’t!! 

Friday, December 30th was a day of Freedom! A New Me!! Some old doors closed and new ones opened. I know I’m ready for the next steps God has prepared for me. I will cherish each new day as a gift. I will no longer expect the worst, but the BEST! I am a daughter of the King and will walk in the fullness thereof! 

Yes, situations will occur, but my outlook towards them will be different. 

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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:10‭-‬13 NIV

Breaking Free 

Have you ever been wrestling with sin?  You feel as though it’s trying to take over you time and time again.  You know it’s not right, yet someone close to you drags you back in. You fall, but there’s a nudge from the Holy Spirit saying you can’t keep doing this, there’s so much more God has for you. 

Well, this is where I was stuck and now coming out of. There’s a sin my husband and I were willingly committing together. Many times we tried to walk away, but trying of our own might was Wrong, can’t do it without God. Well, God dealt with me on it and I stopped after a mountain top experience. My husband hasn’t dealt with God regarding our sin. Months passed and all seemed to go well, until the sin caught up with my husband and wrestled him back down. This time I couldn’t hold back and fell with him. God kept giving me outs, choices, and because it was my husband I didn’t want to say no. I secretly blamed him for my fall, but I realize now it’s my own fault. I have a mouth to speak up and say no. I have to be accountable for myself. I struggled with how to get out of this situation and have my husband removed too. Prayer, prayer, prayer and more prayers seemed to be unanswered. I heard God say he has to want to be released from this and then I can work in his life. He has to make a decision. Either me, God, or the world. 

As we continued going to church, I began to notice my husband’s worship began to go deeper. He would listen to sermons now instead of music on our way to work. This brings me to last night. There was a guest evangelist that would be visiting our church by the name of Jonathan Shuttleworth. I was excited to witness this. You see, my son witnessed him during church camp last summer and when I tell you he came home changed. The Holy Spirit was on him and it was life changing for him. I’m tired of straddling the fence and I want to be on fire for God full time. 

The presence of God filled the church for a Sunday night service. When I say it can’t be explained, it can’t. All I can say is that God revealed himself to me in a way I hadn’t experienced before. I witnessed for the first time my husband fall down to his knees to God. He got up a changed man. 

I look at him different now. As a wife should look at her husband…..Filled with love and humble submission to follow him as he follows God. I didn’t see this before and had doubts, but now there is no doubt. 

I’m ready….our services will be held all week and I can’t wait to go deeper in my relationship with God. I want to know him more personally for myself. I know by my own testimonies He is real, yet I desire more intimacy with Him. Time for playing church is over. It’s time for me to do this fully God’s way and seeking His will for my life. 

We were with our two youngest sons and we all came home changed. It’s nothing but God. 

The POWER of God is moving through His people and it’s time to get ready!! He gave us power and authority over all the earth…time to stand on His word and fight!!! The devil has NO POWER! 

My life will face challenges, but we have the victory through Jesus Christ who already paid the price for us that day on Calvary! 

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Love the “Real Me”

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If I exposed the real me to you would you still love me? If the saying proves true….truth hurts, would I still love myself?

We all battle with something within that no one knows about. Well, let me be real honest, God knows it ALL! Yet, He loves me….yes, allllllll of me. Would my friends and family say the same thing if they knew the real me? 

I’m running from my past as it is slowly gaining against the shadow of my footsteps. How can I run from myself? Doesn’t my history make me who I am? God whispers….I made you.

Time catches up with me. The older I get, I can’t run from the truth. Either take me as I am, love my flaws and all or I choose to walk away. I say that because no one will continue to hold that much power over my life. I reclaim my power today!

I Am Free…Free indeed knowing God loves me just as I am.

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Stop, Drop and Roll

This is so right on time this morning!!

U.P.L.I.F.T. 6:33

At our home, mornings are pretty hectic. With a family of six, there are always a million and one things to do before the kids leave for school and my husband and I leave for work. As much as I realize that change and unexpected things are just another part of life, I prefer to keep them to a minimum . So imagine my frustration this morning when I received adverse news regarding two of my children. I felt as if my already eventful morning became a train wreck in a matter of two seconds.

My initial thought was, “They need to be punished…what can I take away from them?” I immediately started a mental list that included everything from a stern lecture to forced manual labor . In that moment, I was so upset, I felt as if my eyes were crossed! Have you ever been there? After a…

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Love is……

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We stand for something….when we are together we can move mountains. One time, one marriage, one life under God. We are imperfect with many flaws that we try everyday to get it right. Sometimes we fall, fall hard thinking we won’t make it, but God steps in and makes it better than we could ever imagine. Our love outweighs our flaws….I get lost in each moment that becomes deeper than the next. Time is all we have to cherish the truth of our souls. No faking, just being who we are running this race hand in hand is the only way we can make it. Please don’t let go of me…….You have my heart that was shattered in a million pieces when you found it and piece by piece you have sought God to put it back together again. My life is better because of you.

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