Thanksgiving is a wrap. I do believe I gained about five pounds. Even with the family drama we managed to have an amazing time. It was my first Thanksgiving with my twin sister in eight years. It was wonderful to have her back home. My daddy surprised me and came also. I was overcome with emotion when I saw him at the door. Have you ever wanted your family close but some of them don’t want to cooperate? That’s how I felt this year. I did have my eighty six year old grandmother with me as well. It is a blessing to still have her with us. Brittany, Ryan, Beau, and Micah were with us too. My heart was very happy. Beau is getting so big. His laughter brings me so much joy. I have so much to be thankful for. Embrace each and every day. Let your loved ones know how much you love them. You never know when it may be the last moment you see or speak with them….💗💗
Yesterday I said I would be starting a series on living your best life but today I’ve been lead to touch on the subject of cults and deception. It is running rampant today. With access to the internet, these occults are out on many websites twisting the truth of Gods word. Many are being led astray. My prayer is for everyone to read the word of God for themselves. Do not allow anyone to twist Gods word to fit ones agenda. I came across a preacher by the name of David C. Pack. What he teaches drew red flags so began my investigation. This page countercults his teachings. Research it for yourself!
Why ‘Cults’? It’s sad but true we have Cults, Sects, Frauds, Profiteers And Charlatans Out There Claiming To Represent The Holy Bible Yet Causing NEEDLESS CONFUSION!
Arm yourself with the word of God and ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern spirits of deception.
THIS IS THE SCRIPTURE WHICH WE CONSIDER TO BE CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING
Romans 16:17-18: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
I believe Gods word is simple. Just ask Jesus to help you understand what you read and he will. Walking out our salvation is a lifelong process. When you come across anything that confuses you. Ask God for revelation. He will help you. If you stay confused. Do not entertain it. Confusion is not from God. Satan is the author of confusion as it says in his word.
The Lord’s spirit has come to me, because he has chosen me to tell the good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners, to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers, Luke 4:18
Stand with me in prayer that hearts will be open to the truth of Gods word. I pray for people to receive discernment of spirits that aren’t from God. The word says my people perish for lack of knowledge. To anyone reading this right now I speak freedom to you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Be free!!! Peace to you! Xoxo
““Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “ ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.””
MATTHEW 22:36-40 AMP
Do you want to change your life?
If I we’re in a classroom full of adults and I asked this question I’m sure over half the class would raise hands. As we go through life and it’s many challenges we discover it’s not easy. Without wisdom we won’t grow. Without learning from trials we will never have true abundance that’s available to us. The tools we need to tap into “the good life” is available within each and every one of us.
In my next several blogs I want to share what I’ve learned through trials and hardships that allowed my eyes to be opened. We all can have the kind of abundance that’s fulfilling. Where we have absolutely no lack. Where blessings flow like waterfalls! Your life can become peaceful and consistent within. You will wake up and say “is this really my life?”
Doesn’t that sound heavenly? It did to me too. It is possible. You can find Joy! Joy worth having because it doesn’t depend on anyone outside of yourself. It is an inner Joy. Like all worthwhile things it takes dedication and alot of mindfulness to transform. (Renew your mind) With God and practice our vision can change and we will see the world with brand new eyes. I pray for God to give us new eyes and a new perspective.
I’ve come up with five things to help us shift our perspective from one of lack to one of radical abundance. I’ll cover one of those today. The first thing I’ve discovered is TO ALWAYS BE AMAZED. Slow down the pace of life. Notice more things around you. Breathe in the air. Look at the sky. Listen to the birds singing a new song. Feel the breeze blowing on your face. Watch the leaves changing from summer to fall. Embrace the new seasons. Drink in the sight of natural beauty and linger longer over small moments. Drink it all in. Don’t lose all those precious moments because of busyness.
We are rich with gifts, right where we are. Look around and appreciate it. Appreciate your life. Your family. Your friends. Create more memories. Time goes by lightening fast. Embrace the sweetness of time.
Imagine how awesome it is that our spirit is embodied here in this world to feel a soft blanket, a loving hand, embrace our soft fur babies, to read a book, to listen to music, to have a relationship with God in heaven while we live on Earth, to laugh, to cry, to love.
As we move forward through this coming week I challenge you to slow the pace down a bit. Notice the people around you. Family and strangers. What do you see? Do you wonder what someone else’s life is like? What they may be going through? Smile at a stranger. Say hello in passing. You may be the only person they speak to all day. When we have abundance let that abundance over flow into other people’s lives. God blesses so we continue to be a blessing to others. Until next time…xoxo
This is the best blog! It’s all about love! Please take time to read!❤️
Loving other people can be hard. I mean have you met people? Try to have relationship with them and you find out they’re flawed, messy, and might hurt you. Sure they can also be encouraging, positive, and fill your life with joy, but they’re not like that all the time.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just have a relationship with God and not deal with other people, at least the ones that are hard to love? It seems like a nice idea to some. “Just me and Jesus,” they say and think that’s all they need.
But that’s not how God means for His church to function. He wants an individual relationship with you, yes, but He also wants you to be part of a church that He collectively describes as the body of Christ and the temple of God. And He expects you to love everyone…
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Fear is a little word but has a big part of our everyday lives. Most of us are consumed with fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of rejection. Fear of love. Fear of allowing people close to your heart. Fear of being alone. Fear of sickness and disease. Fear for our children. The list goes on and on. That’s just my list. As I was reading my daily devotional I realized that most people like me who are struggling with their fears have had an encounter with disappointment so great that every dream they’ve ever had is contaminated with the toxic anxiety of failure. When your mind becomes cluttered with “what ifs” there is no room for faith. I’ve always lived my life waiting for the worst possible outcome. That feeling is like living in a cage. It’s not freedom. The saying “where your mind goes your mouth follows” is very true. I was my own worst enemy. I’m being very transparent. I wasn’t just guarding my heart I was restricting my heart. I wouldn’t allow anyone in. I created my own prison. I talked myself out of all the good things God promised me in his word.
I reached a point of being disgusted with myself. I wanted freedom from this mindset. God’s word is what changed my mind and my heart. Another very important thing for me was changing my influences. My circle got smaller. Some people may thrive on your misery to distract them from their own need of healing. Don’t seek approval or validation from other people. Doing this has caused me to make so many mistakes in the past. How those people lead you may be a huge mistake for your future. Never make a decision when you are emotional. Wait until you are calm. You will always regret a decision made out of anger. Trust me.
Growth occurs when we confront our personnel experiences and we grow from them. Placing blame and making excuses never leads to healing. Taking personnel responsibility for our part leads you to a road of recovery. We have to create new patterns in our life’s and move forward. It has taken me this long to learn this. But praise God I’ve learned! Stop repeating the same patterns. Allow God to give you Revelation on this matter to transform your life. Starting today vow to dig deep into his word and claim those promise for yourself. Be careful who you associate with and allow God to love you. He cares about you more than anyone else. Trust him.
“So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7 MSG
“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.”
1 Peter 5:8-11
““But you, Israel, are my servant. You’re Jacob, my first choice, descendants of my good friend Abraham. I pulled you in from all over the world, called you in from every dark corner of the earth, Telling you, ‘You’re my servant, serving on my side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you.’ Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”
Isaiah 41:8-10 MSG
““Count on it: Everyone who had it in for you will end up out in the cold— real losers. Those who worked against you will end up empty-handed— nothing to show for their lives. When you go out looking for your old adversaries you won’t find them— Not a trace of your old enemies, not even a memory. That’s right. Because I, your GOD, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’”
Remember God will never let you down!! Ever!!!
We are back from a week long trip to Vegas for a beautiful family vacation and wedding. Something I never thought I would do again but God had another plan. He brought into my life an amazing, handsome, smart, wonderful, loving man who has shown me yet again Gods hand in my life. I didn’t think chivalrous men still existed till I found my Neil. God is awesome. For you girls out their who want to throw in the towel like I did. Wait on the Lord. He will bring that unexpected person to you at the right moment in time.
Our wedding was an absolute fairy tale. I felt like a princess and Neil is my prince. All the kids were with us and we felt the love.
This blog may take a new twist with my new chapter but God always gets the glory. Life is so exciting living for him. I want to share a few pictures from our trip. Today remember it’s never too late for a new beginning. Never lose hope. God’s got you❤️
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Wow. As I began reading this I felt it in my soul. My breathing became heavier. My heart raced a bit faster. Written extremely well. I’m breathless.
If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die. That’s what they told you from the very start. If an author pines for you, you’ll be immortalized in their words. Your eloquence will be captured in their prose as they strum at the chords of your heart and kiss the innermost chambers of your naked soul. So let me take off your clothes and take you in my arms.
Let me enfold you. Let me take your heart in my hands and feel it beat my name. Let me be the air that fills your aching lungs and swells within your chest. I’ll breathe life into your soul and be the man who basks in a beautyfar greater than his own. Throw your bones against mine and feel the solidarity of my embrace. Let my kiss your skin, stroke your hair and settle your racing mind.
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