Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Clear The Road Blocks..

I was having my time with the Lord this morning and I was thinking about the road blocks we all meet with on our Christian walk.  A road block  is anyone or anything that gets in the way of your walk with the Lord. Road blocks can come in all shapes and sizes. It can be a comment from a family member who knows you are a believer and yet they will still seem to get a kick out of  making you feel bad about your walk with God. Those who make a joke out of being a Christian, a sickness, loss of a job, a moment where you have done something that you are not proud of.  The feelings that we all seem to get from time to time where in our eyes we just don't seem to be as good as other Christian's. Not as holy as them.  I have found lately that I have to bring every road block right to God.  Mistakes and failings in our lives are what allow us to help others avoid those road blocks in their lives.    

Do you remember how crushed you felt the last time a loved one hurt you? If you are like me, you were highly disappointed at their disregard for your feelings. We’ve all been there before. Then, while you might have been angry with the person who wronged you, you were also willing to forgive them because of their heart-felt apology.  If they offered it.  Sometimes they don't and as a Christian you need to be able to let it go no matter how it hurts.  There are always going to be people that want to bring you down.  To steal your shine.  They enjoy testing your faith in God.  In my observations people who are like this are usually bitter, lonely and very unhappy people who would rather feel sorry for themselves and lash out at others then to change their own lives for the better. When they lash out at you with their negative energy they are transferring it to you so their load isn't as heavy. 

When I am faced with these trials I give them completely to God.  I have to because if I tried to handle them on my own,  the person who had crossed me would get a serious tongue lashing.  I know the venom that my tongue can unleash and sometimes it happens so quickly I can't  control it.  That is the beauty of the Holy Spirit.  He can keep me calm.  He tells me "bite your tongue" He is the lover of my soul and the one who brings sweet peace to me.  Just like warm ocean waves washing over me.  Without the love of the Holy Spirit I wouldn't survive in my walk with God.

“The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day" (NKJV).Lamentations 3:22-23

Today after my walk in the warm Hawaiian sun.  I am going to make a stir fry.  A Beef Tomato Vegetable Stir Fry.
  • 1 piece of London broil  about 2 pounds cut in strips
  • 2 table spoons canola oil
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper cut into strips
  • 3 medium cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 eggplant chopped in one inch cubes
  • 1 med. head of bok choy
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes cut  in slices
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  •  3 tablespoons of oyster sauce or to taste    
Prepare your meat vegetables ahead and measure out your ingredients before you start so that you are ready to stir fry quickly. Place the wok or your saute pan over very high heat with the canola oil until it is almost smoking.  Add the meat and saute it quickly until it is rare pull out and set aside.  Add the garlic, onions and peppers strips and just cook for a few seconds.  While stirring constantly add the eggplant, bok choy and oyster sauce salt and pepper and in the meat toss for a few seconds and serve over a bed of hapa rice.  If you don't have any bok choy  go ahead and used chopped romaine.  You could also substitute black bean sauce for the oyster sauce.  For desert I would have a fresh piece of fruit.garlic, sesame, vanom, chili paste,

   I Hope you all have a great week!  Remember not to sweat the small stuff .  Life is way too short we should savor every minute we have.  If anyone makes you feel bad just give it to Jesus.  He cares about even the smallest things that happen to us.  You are never alone.


so true. People will try to cut you down and bring you down no matter who you are or where you're from. It starts with bullies in school. They are mean to you and bully a person so that they can feel like they have a sense of power and take out their negativity on you so they feel like they are carrying less burden around on them.

Just like in school, you can't be afraid to stand up to the bullies of the world, the negative roadblockers who if they had their way, would keep you from being happy and fulfilled. People who cut you down for your faith or your beliefs are nothing more than bullies and are not WORTH your time, aggravation, pity or sadness (in my opinion)... Just the same, it's good that you can rise above it because I am not above it sometimes. haha.

You know that God loves you and you know the truth and that's all that matters. The bullies, haters, jealous losers whom have no lives and are lonely can rot in their own stench for all I care, don't let them spew their evil and hatred on to you.

Excellent blog!

You are a sweetie! I am glad that you like the blog, your opinion means a lot to me!!! I just give them to Jesus. He can care for them better than I ever could. God Bless!

Tried your stir fry and it was really good! Quick, healthy and I was surprised at how much flavor it had. Brava!!!

You are a sweetie! I am glad that you like the blog, your opinion means a lot to me!!! I just give them to Jesus. He can care for them better than I ever could. God Bless!

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