It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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March 17, 2014

Although you may not realize it.  You were created for a purpose...  You were.

The Creator knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalms 139:13).

You may not even have realized it.  There is a purpose for your life.

There is a part of you that was made for one purpose.  ONE. And probably for most of your life you have been trying to fill it with things it wasn't meant to be filled with...  Deep within the very essence that is YOU - there exists a need a desire that can only be filled with one thing.  You will *never* be whole without it.  Until you recognize what it is.

That need is for God.  Your God.  Your Creator. Your Father.

What have you been trying to fill it with?  Because you and I both know it hasn't worked.  You can fool yourself for a period of time and *pretend* that it did, but you will always come back to point A because that precious spot deep inside of you was made with one purpose in mind.  To LOVE God.  To Worship God.  To NEED God. To Want God.  And it is not until you allow Him to flood the very center of your being that you will know that that is what you were lacking ALL ALONG.  When you allow Him to come into your life.  When you invite Him into your heart - not because someone TELLS you to.  Not because it is a "family tradition" to. But because you recognize  you NEED Him.  Be honest.  Not because you have to admit it to anyone else.  But to yourself.  You will never know true contentment.  True peace, true love - never be able to fill up that void deep inside of you that was made for ONE purpose only - until you admit to yourself that YOU NEED GOD.  You need Him.  That's the truth.  No matter what you try to fill that special God Given space within the very essence of you.  You will NEVER feel completely whole until you do.  And when you reach that point.  When you, like a dog having spent many hours chasing his tail - get tired of trying to fill that space with ALL OTHER STUFF.  When you reach a point where you can truly say "God I NEED YOU."  Then when He floods that spot with His Holy Spirit - and you feel such joy.  Such Peace, Such love - like nothing you can compare.  You will know that that one part of You - the very essence of you. Was reserved for Him and only Him. With God the only thing you will want more of - is Him...

Close your eyes and talk to God. Pray "Father, I need you." Even if you don't know what difference this prayer will make in your life. Pray it - and then sit back and see...

YOU are reserved for HIM.  It's time you knew it... And once you have experienced Him, you will wonder what took you so long in the first place.  He is and always has been your first love - you JUST didn't know it...

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