Reaching out the right hand of fellowship to my sisters and brothers in Christ. It's so easy "to feel alone in a room crowded with people." The truth is you are not alone, whatever point you are in your walk with Christ, we're on a journey, one that will have us transforming every day of our lives - until we are with Him. We're many members but one in the body of Christ - it helps to share our experiences along the way.
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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I’m at a point in my life where I truly
understand the scripture that says:
“If I didn’t praise Him the rocks would cry
out.” (Luke 19:40)
I’ve come to learn that true worship really does come from
your heart.It is not lip service it is
really recognizing and identifying the fact that we TRULY need God, that we can’t
exist wholly without Him. Are you
desperate for the Lord? Do you crave
Him? Have you reached a point where you
know that you know that you know that you are completely dependent upon Him?
The only comparison I have is one that pictures a child in
His parent’s arms.Someone comes to take
the child out of his parent’s arms and the child in desperation clings all the
more to the parent.Are you clinging?
I AM.My arms are in
a stronghold around my Father’s neck.My
body digs deeper as I try to get closer to Him to feel his assurance and the
safety I’ve come to know being His child.He is a need.He is substance to
my soul.He is my everything.I know WITHOUT a doubt that I never want to
be without Him.That I can’t exist
without Him.That He IS my all in
all.I NEED HIM desperately, every
moment, every minute, every day.
THAT is the point of true worship.
We were created for Him, to be in fellowship with Him.Deep down inside of each of us is a place
that can only be satisfied with making Him Lord of Our lives.People who are spiritually blind try to fill
this need with other things – but their hunger for the Lord goes unfulfilled
and satisfaction cannot be obtained until that recognition is realized.
I can see how Heaven is a place of pure worship and joy, to
see with my eyes what my soul hungers for – it is not difficult to sing with
sincere meaning, “How Great Thou Art.”
My God – how I love You.You are my everything and without You I NEVER want to be.Thank you so much for loving me,thank You so much for Your grace, Your
forgiveness, Your patience, Your tolerance.I’m sorry Father for the times I have taken You for granted.Seeme
now with true gratitude pouring out through my fingers as I type these words on
the page.Thank You for who You are,
please be with me this day and every day You give me.I love You, Father.Please remove the spiritual scales from
peoples eyes so that they may see You and recognize their need for You as I
recognize my need and dependence upon You.In your presence is where I always long to be.May You be glorified. In Jesus Name I worship You and I pray.