Monday, August 16, 2010

The Beauty Of The Lord Surrounds Us!



Last weekend was a nice one for me.  I had time to meditate on the Lord and relax.  I went out with my daughter and we both took some amazing pictures of the ocean.  There was a particular scripture which kept coming to mind.  Every time I opened the book it popped out at me.                        

                      
                               You will keep in perfect peace
                               him whose mind is steadfast,
                               because he trusts in you.  Isaiah 26:3


This scripture really hit home to me.  As long as my mind is focused on the Lord and his word, I am calm.  It is when I take my eyes off of him that I worry.  We had a get together with friends this weekend and one of my girlfriends brought up where we all were last summer.  Well as most of you know last summer I was in the middle of chemo therapy. I had so many mixed feelings when I was going through chemo.  I was totally amazed by the joy that I felt while enduring chemo.  I have never in my life been so filled to overflowing with joy that I could weep.  I would hear myself thanking the Lord for his love and for restoring health to my body. 




 I also promised the Lord that I would declare his healing hand in my life with the lung cancer.  That I would take time out to share the love of God with anyone that wanted to listen.  I have been amazed at the amount of people out there who are hungry to hear about the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. Where before when we had friends over for dinner we would talk about work, children and problems, now we are talking about how God has been moving in our families, the rapture and spiritual things I never thought would come up during these times.


I am now thanking the Lord for what he has in store for me.  I will find my self saying "Father you said that when I am obedient your blessings will chase me down and overtake me and I just thank you and praise you!  Immersing myself in the bible really helps me to keep my eyes on the Lord and my attitude positive.  I am a victor not a victim!  


When I go through disappointments in my life and we all do.  You just have to keep believing.  My Heavenly Father created the whole universe. He can surely take control of my life, guiding and directing my steps to where he wants to take me.  I know that anywhere he leads me is good.  I just have to have the faith to step out and take what he has for me.  I believe that God has great plans for all of us.  He wants to heal us, restore marriages, keep our children drug free, and bless us financially.  If you get your thinking lined up with God's nothing will be impossible.  Don't get tired of doing the right thing.  Remember you have God inside of you.  You can do what you need to do.
Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap the harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9
In time God will bring you the victory over whatever you are going through.  Never forget that you are a child of the Living God and through him all things are possible to those who believe.  I find in my own life that when I am having a bad day I just refuse it.  I will say Lord keep my eyes on you.  I am going forward with you Lord and I am going to be the person that you want me to become.  I have faith that I will fulfill the destiny that you have for me through your Holy Spirit.  The Lord will give you  peace in your storms.  He will hold you up when you feel like you are unable to stand and his Holy Spirit will shine through you like a beacon of light to a dark and hungry world!


In these times I think it is vital to my spiritual growth to read my bible every single day and to have my alone time with the Lord in prayer.  I also read the bible with my grandson Alaka'i every day.  He loves it especially the stories with Jesus in them.  Last night we read the book of John chapter 3.  The story of John the Baptist and Jesus.  Alaka'i noted that even Jesus obeyed God.  It was just the most blessed and precious time.  I know that it is these things that will stand out in his mind as he grows up.  It is reading the bible, praying and going to church that will provide Alaka'i with the armour that he will need to go out into the world and still be close to God.


Do any of you have things that you do with your family and friends that keep you close to God?  Please feel free to share them here. Don't forget that if you are feeling down Jesus is there for you.  Ask him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior.  I promise you it will be life changing!  I hope you all have a blessed week!


 

16 comments:

what is a place for miracles? I saw your hart up on the top yo page. do we go there and pray goes to God and we get miracles is it a wishing well

Hello there Doll, it's just me, Mathilda. I love your picture and content as always. As far as traditions with the family that keep us close to God, well I'm Jewish and as a good Jewish girl and a great Jewish mother, we live our lives according to Abba's laws. Beyond going to temple and our diet, my family in particular gets together weekly in the middle of the week and has prayers to Abba and we discuss our fears, worries and console each other.

I'm not sure if you're aware of this but we are living in scary times where the land of my ancestors, the land my father grew up in before he came to America and met my mother, is at the helm of a major war. Iran is about to get nuclear weapons and Israel would be in great peril if they do. We may be living to see the end times and World War 3. Lately my family and I have gotten together and discussed these events and prayed to Abba about it. The more I read, the more I search for answers, the more I find links to "end times" prophecy.

I am a Jewish mother, my job is to take care of my family and we have been discussing Yeshua (Jesus) and the more that transpires in our society, the more I'm inclined to believe he may, in fact, be the Messiah. Be right with God, we are in the last days.

Maam, it's hard to believe that God will bring me victory with all due respect. I believe in him n all but when u get raped by your father and his friends all your child hood, have 2 kids by them before you're even 17 and child protective services doesnt help you and you get beatend, its hard to beleive God will bring me victory. When does my victory start? I am 19 now with 2 kids and no men want me because of what I went thru and my family. Every time I almost get happy they see my dad or his friends when we have family barbecues and they run from me. Why did my dad and his friends feel like they could rape me and why would they want to? why did God allow this to happen. I'm so sick in the head because of it i feel like the light is going out. my dads friend came to my trailar this weekend and beat me and raped me on my desk., when does it end? the cops wont help me because the chief is related 2 me. I live in a small town in kentucky. what do id o?

It is good that you bring your children and grandchildren close to God. It will save them. God bless you sister in Christ.

GOD ISN'T REAL YOU IDIOTS. IF HE WAS REAL THERE WOULDNT BE SO MUCH SUFFERING, DEATH, HATE, EVIL, WAR, THIEVERY, AND TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. YOU RIGHT WINGED DIP SHIT DECEIVED CHRISTIANS NEED TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE FLUFFY WHITE PILLOWS OF YOUR IMAGINARY WORLD AND COME DOWN TO REALITY WHERE GOD IS MERELY A MAN MADE MYTH

Each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.” – Psalm 42: 8

We are truly blessed to have such a loving God.

I found you on tumblr. A girl named jean (i think) posted your blog there linked it 2 here. I have a word of knowledge for you.

So I was watching Facing the Giants the other night, which I had seen before and really enjoyed it. I don’t ever think God will stop amazing me about how He can make everything so new to me when He wants me to see something.

I started thinking about how much I really want to coach kids through God’s example, and I’ve set it as a goal to reach for in the future. I thought that was it, but then God wasn’t finished with me.

I kept thinking about my past with my college team, and how much of a trial it was. I didn’t turn my back on God then, but I didn’t open my eyes and my heart to please him as I played. Hummanity got to me and I was constantly tearing myself apart to please people that were never going to be happy with me.

I started becoming someone I didn’t recognize and blamed it on the sport and when it threw me away like I was nothing I was totally lost. That old me really did die inside at that time and yes I made a some bad choices on my own and there was a lot of evil coming against me from all sides, but in the end it was my change in mentality and pride that took the passion that was keeping me level headed from me.

I apologized to God for all my selfishness and the pain it must have caused him during those years.

I’ve learned how that no matter what I though my passions into, what I put every effort into has to be to please God and nobody else. I reaped the fruit of doing that a few months ago and then God rewarded me with a new job and so much more.

Since then He has rewarded me with peace and joy, even at my lowest since then it was nothing compared to what I used to feel every hour of everyday. Through it I have realized the joy I am chasing and how I feel during genuine worship of him is a light that stays with me long after the band plays. I can’t wait for the day to be in the moment of eternal worship. That is the feeling I desire and the feeling I am chasing.

God revealed to me confirmation through His Word after I was done praying and I feel so new about the topic.

Eternal worship…How glorious it will be…

Keep speaking God's word. There are too few doing so. God bless you.

The idea that God was a small boy when he created the world, but is now old and frail and empty of ideas.
Not saying that this is a personal belief, but it’s an interesting concept.

Hi Mathilda,
Thank you so much for your kind comment. God Bless you richly! I to believe that Yeshua is the messiah and that he is coming soon. All you have to do is ask him into your heart and he will never leave you or forsake you. We serve a good and loving God. I pray every day for peace in Israel. I think that all Christians need to stand with the Jewish people and back Israel all the way.

To Anonymous,
The Place For Miracles is a link to Oral Roberts Ministries. They have a prayer line that is open 24/7 where they will pray with you about any concerns you may have. For salvation, healing whatever. God Bless you!

Hi Faith,
I believe that I must teach my children and grandchildren the way to follow God and lead them by my example. In these days that we live in it is important that we spend time in the Bible and prayer as a family. God Bless You!

Nanceen,
You need to get to a church and tell the Pastor what has happened to you. He can get you the help that you need to get out of that town and get somewhere safe. There are laws to protect you. You may have to call the police in a larger town to get the justice that you seek and the counseling that you need to get through this horrible ordeal! You will be in my prayers. God Bless you Nanceen!

Scar,
The day that I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into my heart my life was changed forever! My life has not been an easy one. I am not rich in the things of the world but when I reach out to God he is always there for me. He healed me of lung cancer and through the hardest times in chemo he filled me to overflowing with the greatest joy I have ever experienced. My God is not a myth. Maybe you need to try asking Jesus into your heart Scar. I promise you he will change your life. Get into a good Bible believing church and I promise you that you will get to know a real living God. As far as wars, and the evils in this world...well they are just that Scar, of this world and not of God. He doesn't make them happen, it is the people living in this "world" that makes it happen.I challenge you. Before you judge Christians, try asking Christ into your heart as your savior, start reading his word in the Bible and get into a good Bible based church. Let me know what happens. If you need help in finding one let me know and I will help you. God Bless you Scar.

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