My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
As much as we want to do things on our own, it’s easier to allow God into our minds and into our hearts to make situations better to understand. Being a wife and mother it is extremely hard to turn to God without making a move, comment, thought, speak before I think, or give emotional attitude. But I have gotten better at this action, now that I have grown in God, I’m able to pause and pray and ask Him what he wants from my situation and how I can be used in it. Studying God’s word and applying it to your life with help you to TRUST in Him when something comes your way. Change doesn’t happen over night But once God gets ahold of your heart, he can radically transform you into something POWERFUL!
God’s Way is Better!
Blog Hop topics for Week 1-
Ephesians 2:22 – Expand our weekly verse using various study methods (verse mapping, word studies, etc.).
A BIG God – Share on your blog a photo or word art that you have created that testifies of God’s greatness.
In the Valley of Sheep – It is here David learns to depend on God. Are you here now? Do you feel unnoticed and like your assignment is not important? After reading this chapter of Limitless Life, how has your perspective changed?
Let’s Hear Your Story – Do you have a story or testimony of going from Afraid to Courageous or Addict to Free?
My life has been transformed in so many ways.
From my childhood to adulthood, from being a single mother to being a step mother and wife.
To having broken relationships and now fellowshiping with awesome people.
God has gone above and beyond in blessing me with a wonderful life.
My story is no different then anyone else, But I know my God isn’t done with me.
Every Person has a story, and I can’t wait for the day that I can share with others my life story. All that I have been thru will and can help someone in life, and when God is ready for me to share it I will. But for now I continue to Live For Him, Because He is Able to do things Above and Beyond what I can Imagine. God is Good and God is Able!
#IAmNot ~ Share a time when you felt like a failure or felt guilty or condemned, but you turned it around with a resounding #IAmNot.
About 3wks ago I had decided to look into Cosmetology School. Everything inside of me was all for it and ready to start new things in my life. But then there were those thoughts of failure and me not being able to do this because I wasn’t good enough or smart enough to learn new things. I wasn’t going to have enough time I was going to let others down if I went forward with school. I was seriously going to back out of this school thing. Then I went into deep prayer with God, and asked for his help to guide me in my decision to go or not go to school and the next day God spoke to me and said he is going to use me. And that day I saw salons everywhere nail shops here and there haircut coupons on my receipt from the store and then I get a phone call from the school telling me when I can start. So right then and there I knew God opened this door for me to go thru and that he had plans to use me some how. #IAmNot a failure I can do all things thru Christ….. So here I am enrolled in cosmetology school 2wks in and enjoying every moment of my blessing. God has a purpose for my life all I can do is live for Him and do His will. I will focus on his favor over my life and know that when I have those tough moments of weakness I can seek Him and know #IAmNot a failure…. I have Gods Favor over my life and I can enjoy the life he has blessed me with!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
So again I have a God Moment at my Local HEB! First things first I wasn’t planning on going to HEB til after I picked up the Kiddos from school but then I said Ill just go now. Well God had a plan for me to bless someone again. So as I was putting my groceries away in my trunk I notice a lady on my left doing the same. As I put one of the bags in I noticed some Movie Gifts I had from Church. And God pointed me to The Grace Card movie to give to the lady.. (Amazing Movie) I questioned God and said are you sure I can’t that’s weird I don’t even know the lady. But again He pressed my heart to bless her with that movie.. I said ok ok ill do it. So we finished packing up at the same time and I kindly spoke to her and said Excuse me Mam, I hope this isn’t strange but I have a movie here that I’d like to give you. I’m not selling it, its actually a gift we bless our church guest with. And she asked what church do you go to and I told her the name of my church then she told me the church she attends. And then I tell her God really just put it on my heart to bless you with this movie. The movie talks about passing The Grace Card with others so here I am sharing God with you. And she shook my hand and said Thank you so much this is such a blessing. And we went our ways. I was again in Awe of God’s amazing presence He is so awesome and Good! Thank you Jesus! #Priceless #ACH #PerfectLove
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalms 139:13 NLT)
This verse just hit my heart. Growing up as a kid I longed for a relationship with my mother always telling myself I was a mistake and I was never going to be a good enough daughter to keep my mother around long enough to love me. I hated myself all I wanted was my mom to want me, love me, hold me, need me. But I got nothing but the opposite. But that’s ok cause now I know I have a God who created me for His purpose, His #PerfectLove. He created me to be wrapped in His arms, wanting a relationship with me so I can get to know Him and the Life he has for me. I thank God for revealing this verse to me today. For giving me such a #PerfectLove that growing up as a kid he knew this is what I wanted so bad. I didn’t know where to turn to find Jesus I never knew how close he truly was to me as a kid. But now I know and feel His presences and can’t help but get filled with Joy because He is so good to me. Now I can share this #PerfectLove with my children so they can turn to Jesus for comfort, and build a strong relationship with Him and share His #PerfectLove with others! ❤️❤️❤️And yes now as an adult God has restored my relationship with my mother, and we can love each other cause God loves us! Thank you Jesus!
If you’ve ever doubted God’s personal pursuit of you, let this truth sink in, my friend: wherever you are, He wants to meet you there. He is waiting for you to stop, come up close, and turn your heart to listen to a His. You don’t have to pretend things are fine when they aren’t. He knows what is going on in your thoughts. Nothing could keep Him from wanting to be with you. #PerfectLove #AConfidentHeart (reading this in ch.2 was much needed for me. I had been struggling with loneliness just feeling distanced from everyone and was battling negative thoughts. But when I read this I felt Gods hand upon my heart. Telling me this words that there is nothing that could keep Him from wanting to be with me. Oh thank Jesus for never leaving my side. Even when I can’t stand looking at myself you are there.)
This morning as I did some morning shopping at my local HEB, I felt God direct me to the shortest lane to checkout. I was like oh yea thank you Jesus. But he had a reason for me going to that lane. As I’m waiting I notice a lady in the lane next to me talking on the phone about a rough evening and all that still needs to be done today. God reminded me of myself being in her shoes as a mother and still today as a busy person. Well as I moved up the line she follows behind me to my lane and puts her items down. I slightly turn and notice it’s a box of Gain Laundry Detergent. God spoke to me and said I need to pay for her item. So as my items are being checked out I turn to the lady and said I’m going to bless you and pay for your item, she looked at me and said oh I can give you the cash, I kindly said no mam, I’m going to bless you this morning no worries. She was staring at me like why would I do that. The cashier was looking at me with a strange look as well. But at that moment I knew and I felt Gods presence was Gained between those two ladies and they can move forward with the thought of knowing there is still HOPE in life to have a blessed day and to know that Gods people are out there to share his #PerfectLove I don’t know what kind of life that lady has but I did hear her weary heart and if me blessing her for but a moment will help to remove that thought of struggles then I will move when God says move. Before I did this I was nervous thinking I was going to scare the lady away or that I might push a button that was the last one needing to be pushed because of a stressful evening. But I paused and asked God to help this go right and let her receive this blessing with an open heart. And God moved, I was just in Awe of Gods presence and how that one moment will be forever in that ladies heart. One act of obedience can change someone’s life. Every Life has a story! Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be apart of this life story! #Godisgood
Wow Ch. 1 of A Confident Heart was awesome. Conformation of what I’ve been needing to hear from God that I can overcome my self doubt. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
This past weekend I was volunteering at The Women of Faith event and I was super nervous about it. I was so afraid I was going to mess up forget something not learn fast enough get lost not help others not relate to the other ladies, be boring, I felt stupid worthless I didn’t belong there. I just wanted to break down And cry. I kept texting my husband to pray for me and he’s encouraging words just was not helping. I was being drowned by all my self doubt. I was super nervous to work the sales booth because I don’t like working with money. People I can work with money I was so scared I was going mess up, not give the right change back, charge them to much or to less, lose money or mess up the order. I was feeling like I wanted to throw up because my mind was spinning fast. Finally I turned around took a huge breathe in and let it all out and said Lord Please help me take my fear away and help me to serve here in the area you want me in. And as soon as I turned back to the group of ladies I was working with our leader says, I need someone to help with sign up area. I never answered a question so fast in my life. I felt like jumping up and down and running around the arena screaming Thank you Jesus. God knows when to step in at the right time to remove us from our self doubt and build us up to have a confident heart. And all we have to do is ask Him and he Hears us. To let you I did end up working Sales the next day, and I took it head on Full confidence and did pretty good. It was way easier then I thought. I was like man I beat myself up for nothing, “I GOT THIS” . I praise God for this weekend and the learning process of everything I was around this past weekend. Speakers were amazing worship was on point, and my God never left my side. Thank You Jesus! #PerfectLove
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.