Where to start with this blog!
I had a very tough week last week. I was at a pause in my life because confusing thoughts came in and flooded my mind. My heart was harden and my mind was all over the place with things that was going on in my life. I was numb and blank. I felt as if I was the only person on this planet, because it was so plain to view my life for what it was. LIES, LIES, LIES and more LIES, came into my mind. I seriously had to renew my thoughts and focus on God. The enemy HIT ME HARD. I was so scared to make another move because I knew it was just going to be filled with ugliness and some failure of my heart toward others around me.
Nothing was making sense to me, nothing was working, nothing was helping. Finally I sat down and started reading my bible. It was the only thing I knew was going to help in that moment. Gods truth! Don’t get me wrong I was praying every moment I had but my heart wasn’t really in the conversation. When I sat down to read and focus on Gods word, little by little my numbness went away. God prompt me to read the book of Romans. Why, at the time I had no idea, but I knew I would find my answer when I read his word. So, there I sit and I’m reading and verse after verse I can feel my harden heart crack off the shell around it. And there it was the words I needed to hear. This verse was the Ice breaker. The healing I needed in my moment of struggle.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:3-5 NLT)
Tears of joy just poured out and right there I could feel my God lifting me up when nothing else around could. I felt his presence fill me and I was in Awe of what just happened. You see this past week the enemy came and knocked ME down because God was working in my husband and directing him in the path God has planned for us. Plans that the enemy wants us to fail in. While God was working the enemy finds ways to mess things up for Gods children. But that devil isn’t strong enough to win, Our God is stronger and always has the Victory.
I praise God for his continued guidance and faithfulness to be by my side. When my view was dim my God came in and brightened my view to see clear. For those who tried to lift me up in my time of weakness, Thank you and please forgive me for my lack of focus. To my wonderful husband who never gave up on me and gave me love even when I didn’t deserve it, Thank you for being such a wonderful Man of God. I love you very much and I’m blessed to have you in my life and I’m proud to be one with you.
Thank you for comforting me and strengthening me when I needed it most. You knew exactly when to come in and give me understanding. Thank you for softening my heart and renewing my thoughts. Forgive me for my unfocused mind and heart. Thank you for your patience and unfailing Love. I give you all the Honor and Glory Lord.
In your precious name I pray, Amen.
Strong Bold Prayer! Thank you Jesus for a clean heart, transformation, faithfulness, and most of all your LOVE! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
(Share what you have said yes to and what led to your decision of obedience.)
Well this week God has spoken to me about encouragement. So for 7 days I have to share something encouraging with others, and pray for them. The last 4 days I have text an encouraging word, verse, and prayer to family and friends. I didn’t realize how many I was really texting til yesterday as I prayed for each person I texted. 50, 50 individuals I have been able to reach just by being obedient to what God has ask me to do. I was in shock of how many I was really texting. And of course the devil comes in with his lies and tells me I’m bothering them or they don’t care for what I send them, but there is truth that God is using me for his Good. I have received responses from ladies that don’t know God, ladies that hardly ever responded to my texts, others just agreeing with my text, some thanking me for each word of encouragement , and some saying that its bringing them closer to God. I’m thankful that I can reach others in this small act of obedience. God can use the smallest acts to make a huge difference in someone’s life. It’s those God moments that touch my heart to know that my purpose behind ever text is for the glory of God.
– Many Blessings to all Monica R. #iSaidYes #YestoGod ❤
How has saying yes to God through this study helped you find a heart at rest?
I have learned how to pause and renew my mind to refresh what God is asking of me in moments of wild movement. I’ve learned to say #YestoGod in many areas of my life that I have been struggling with and fully surrendering things over to him that I have been holding on to. God has transformed me in ways that he knew I needed help in. I’m stilling learning and growing and I’m enjoying every God moment I’m blessed to have. My heart can rest and not beat in stress or worry to make it thru my day! This study has helped me build God Confidence!
Thank you Jesus! Praise God! #iSaidYes
After I walked the kids to the bus stop this morning I was heading back to my house when for the 2nd time God has spoke to me about watering my grass. I’m not big on caring for my lawn that’s my husbands area, but yesterday was the same thing, I had to watering my grass. Watering My Grass? #SAYWHAT… So there I go for the 2nd morning outside watering my grass, but today was different. Why? PRAYER! Yes I was outside at 6:50am watering and praying for my grass. Now this was something totally different in my prayer life. But it was such a God filling moment to stand there and pray for my grass, the grass and the blessing that God has given me the chance to have and care for.
You know that famous saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Well your grass can be just as green if you put your time, focus, and love into it. And watering my grass just made me realize that my relationship with God can be so much greener if I put more time, focus and love into what I do with Him. Something as simple as watering my grass has opened my eyes to see that God wants more of me. If I water my time, focus and love everyday with God, my relationship with Him will grow and be greener like the other side. My life isn’t perfect but my God is and with his help I can do things to help myself grow in areas I didn’t see that needed some watering. But that happens when we get so caught up in our everyday routines of life. I’m thankful for God’s redirection to live a better life and to have a stronger relationship with an amazing Father.
So today, I water my grass to help grow my relationship with God! Makes sense when you apply Gods view on situation, rather then your own!
Isaiah 44:4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.
There is just something about a prayer walk. I love walking my neighborhood and just praying for every house on my block. I don’t even have to walk up to them to pray. I just walk by their home and lift up everything to God. I don’t need to know the situation God already knows, all I have to do is lift it up to my wonderful Father and he will do the rest. My prayer walks are so filling for me because I know my God works in all ways that are good. And for all I know this prayer might be the only good my neighborhood might have from this past weekend going into a start of a new week. I encourage others to try a prayer walk it will take you to another level in your walk with God. When I first started doing my prayer walks I thought it was silly and others might think I’m crazy, but hey I’m crazy in love with Jesus and that is just one more way for me to be closer to my father and I’m all for it. Try it out, it will move your heart! Many Blessings to all! -Monica R.