Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Thoughts!

I am currently doing the Proverbs 31 bible study online with a group of ladies in my community! One of the scriptures this morning was:
Proverbs 4:23 "Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts" (GNT)

This scripture really spoke volumes to me and made me really think about my thoughts and where they come from and how my life is shaped by them! Well let me just say that 90% of what goes on in my mind daily is not the truths from God! They are the thoughts and lies from Satan that keep me and my life in the shape that it is in. My life is shaped according to the lies that Satan continues to feed me daily. The lies that I'm not good enough, I'm not talented enough or have any talents worth anything, I'm not loved, I'm not important, I have become overweight, I'm not pretty, etc. Yes, I face these thoughts daily and it has become how I think daily so therefore it has become how I live my life lately! My life daily is shaped around all of these lies from Satan! I know that they are lies from him and I know that God's truth speaks differently than any of this, but I can't seem to conquer this battle of the mind that has been going on for so long now! I know God's truth and I know that I am important to him, loved by him, beautiful in eyes, etc. I just face the battle with Satan everyday with claiming God's truth and applying in to my life daily!

This is a huge battle and it is not a good place to be! I know that God wants me to conquer this battle and trust in and believe in word and I am claiming now to take hold and grasp to his truth and his love!

God Loves Me: Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, evenwhen we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—

I am beautiful to God: Psalm 139:13:“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” 

 Jeremiah 29:11:“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.”
 This has been one of my favorite scriptures since I become a christian and sometimes I lose focus of it, but I am claiming it now as I conquer and overcome this daily battle!

Trading the lies for God's truth,

Monday, July 9, 2012


It has been quite a while since I have blogged. I have been BUSY with summer, kids, home, and just all the things in life that seem to creep in and take away from my time in doing what God wants me to do! As God brought to my attention today that I have not even visited my blog site in quite sometime, it also brought conviction to me that I have allowed the "worldly", everyday activities to get in my way doing what God intended for me to do when I started this blog. Just to encourage women that no matter where you are in your walk with Christ or in your life that God is still there with his mercy, grace, and forgiveness!

So, as I was reading scripture on allowing the "busyness" of life and daily activities to take away from doing the things God calls me to do I come across this scripture: 


Haggai 1:8-10 (The Message)

8-9 Then God said: "Here's what I want you to do: Climb into the hills and cut some timber. Bring it down and rebuild the Temple. Do it just for me. Honor me. You've had great ambitions for yourselves, but nothing has come of it. The little you have brought to my Temple I've blown away—there was nothing to it. 9-11"And why?" (This is a Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, remember.) "Because while you've run around, caught up with taking care of your own houses, my Home is in ruins. That's why. Because of your stinginess. And so I've given you a dry summer and a skimpy crop. I've matched your tight-fisted stinginess by decreeing a season of drought, drying up fields and hills, withering gardens and orchards, stunting vegetables and fruit. Nothing—not man or woman, not animal or crop—is going to thrive."

The Reformation Study Guide gives this description on verse 9: The focus of their lives was on building personal fortunes rather than building God’s kingdom.

How often do I claim to be doing the things that God has called me to do? As I sit here and think about it now, I am doing them in the least way possible and in a hurry so that I can have more time to take care of the other things that "I think" are important. And then I wonder why my works aren't prospering, growing me, or just simply making things better in my life! The Angel simply states here in scripture that because of our stinginess with our time, God is drying up our crops! Things are still in my life because God is waiting for me to put forth ALL my effort in doing my works for him.

This scripture has sure shown me today that if I want things to get better and if I want my works to prosper, then I have to do them willingly and wholeheartedly and not just enough to get by!

Be in prayer with and for me and I face the challenge of trading the "busyness" of life and worldly activities for doing the things that God wants me and intends for me to do!

Your sister in Christ,

Friday, February 24, 2012


It has been a while since I have blogged. I am so guilty of not being consistent with things that I start and I want to apologize to all my followers and readers for not blogging lately. Things have been so busy. But God sent me back into my blogging direction this morning! When I come over to my blog, I didn't know if I would be blogging or just reading those that I follow. Well then God prompted me to blog and then I asked God what was I supposed to be writing about. I thought and pondered for a few minutes and here I am now after being reminded by God of the struggle that I have had in my walk with him. And that struggle is "quiet" time with God alone.

I am a wife, mother of 2 (12 and 2 yrs), full-time employee, aunt of ball players, back issues, thyroid problems, etc. My days always seem so full and never ending and not enough time in the day for half of what needs to be done. I have been beating myself up lately for not spending the quality "quiet" time with God that he wants of us and that I desire strongly to have. I done good for a while getting up early and spending that time with him, but now I am back to having a hard time rolling out of bed early every day. I mean, I literally do good to get up in time to get myself dressed and get the baby ready and dropped off at the baby sitter and be at work on time. I am usually a few min late every day! And I still feel so tired and worn out daily. I do read scripture, devotions, daily reading plans, etc EVERY day, but it's not the QUIET time that i truly desire to have with God daily. I find myself getting frustrated and aggravated for not being able to do this and looking at other women who talk of their "quiet" time and wonder why I just can't do that. And thinking that my walk with God would be so much better if I would just spend that quality time with him daily and that he would not be so disappointed in me if I would just spend that time with him.

As women, we (at least I do) tend to keep our struggles to ourselves so that we won't be "judged" or thought of any differently by others. Well, I will say that, I have been blessed to be connected to a wonderful group of ladies that have committed to praying with and for me in this struggle and not think any differently of me and to love me right where I am! You never know who is having the same struggle as you until you open up and ask for prayer for your struggles. It is so important that we have the accountability and fellowship with our sisters in Christ to help keep us strengthened in our walk with God.

Tuesday, for the first time in a while, I decided to go walk on my lunch break. And what an amazing walk and talk I had with God during that time! I was just so amazed at how much God talked to me and how many people I was able to pray for and how much I was able to talk to God about during that time. I have been desiring for an accountability partner to really hold me accountable every day no matter what and to stay on me. I was thinking that I wasn't a kid and I shouldn't have to have that like we do our kids, but then God reminded me that I am a child of his and we do need discipline and accountability just like our kids do. Then he also reminded me that if I wanted that accountability person that I had to be faithful to holding someone accountable as well!

I am committing today to pray for any and everyone who has this same struggle or any other as well! I was reminded last night as I listened to two dear friends talk that God does not have us all at the same place at the same time. Just because they have their "quiet" time with God doesn't mean that they don't have another struggle that I know nothing about! 

1 Thessalonians 5:11~“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

James 5:16 ~“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”
Love your sister in Christ!

Please feel free to comment with your thoughts, concerns, or prayer request!