Monday, September 29, 2008
I'M ASKING FOR EVERYONE WHO MIGHT READ THIS TO PUT MY FIANCE ON THEIR PRAYER LIST AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND TOES THAT TEST RESULTS DO NOT COME BACK THAT HE HAS CANCER. WE WILL KNOW BY WED AT THE LATEST. I DO BELIEVE IN MIRACLE AND I DO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN IT WORK WITH MY OWN EYES. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS SOON AS I HEAR SOMETHING AND THANK YOU AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY
You are a energetic, warm, optimistic person. You approach everything with a lot of enthusiasm.When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.Your ideal day is spontaneous and surprising. You like to play things by ear, and you always end up doing something interesting.You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.
Friday, September 26, 2008
(DON'T SAY YOU DON'T HAVE TIME) WHILE DRINKING THAT FIRST CUP OF COFFEE, WHILE GETTING THE KIDS OFF TO SCHOOL, ON THE WAY TO WORK, AFTER THE KIDS ARE GONE TO SCHOOL, I FEEL THAT EVERYONE OF US NEED TO FIND THIS PLACE THAT I HAVE FOUND . TRUST ME WHEN YOU FIND IT YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
THE WORD THAT COMES TO ME MOST WHEN I THINK ABOUT GOD IS "FATHER"
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference
Living one day at a time Enjoying one moment at a time Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,not as I would have it
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.
"THE GLORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS TO CONQUER BY FORGIVENESS"
HE WAS RIGHT GODS UNCONDITIONAL OFFER OF FORGIVENESS CAN MELT EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN, SINFUL HEART.
BETH MOORE BREAKING FREE IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE YET TO BREAK FREE FROM THE BONDAGE CHAIN..
LOVE YOU ALL
"IN GOD WE TRUST"
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
there have been things in my life that haven't been perfect about me and for that I am very sorry.
I have had to take a long look at my life and change many things about it, for the last 2 1/2 years I have made some serious changes in my life. I am happy to share with you I allowed myself to put my life in gods hands. I have accepted him in my life to help guide me through the many years I have left to walk on this earth. I have learned many things since doing this. I am no longer a bitter, vengeful, spiteful, hateful person. I have decided to forgive myself for all my wrong doings as I have asked god for forgiveness as well. As a Christian, we should forgive as we have been forgiven(mathew6:12). True forgiveness means we treat the one we"Ave forgiven as we would want to be treated. Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions.(romans 12:19-21). my attitude as change tremendously as far as life is concerned. life is too short to live with such bitterness and hatred in my life. Jesus knows exactly what we will do to hurt him, yet he still loves us unconditionally and will forgive us when we ask for it. Jesus was a living example of God's love, as we are to be living examples of Jesus' love. Jesus says that our christlike love will show we are his disciples. love is not simply warm feelings: its instead an attitude that reveals itself in action.(john 13:27-38)
(john 12:1-3) Jesus' words show that the way to eternal life,through unseen, is certain- as assured as our trust in Jesus. he has already prepared the way to eternal life. the only issue that may still be unsettled is ones willingness to believe.
I believe that forgiveness means forgetting the wrong committed against you. In the bible it states in (psalms 103:12) east and west can never meet. this is a symbolic portrait of gods forgiveness- when he forgives our sin, he separated it from us and doesn't ever remember it. we need never wallow in the forgiven past, for god forgives and forgets. we tend to dredge up the ugly past, forgetting that once asked, god has forgiven our past and wiped the slate clean. if we are to follow God, we must model is forgiveness. when we forgive another, we must also forget his sin, otherwise we have not truly forgiven. I have asked to be forgiven of all my sins and im sure god has forgiven me as well. I want to work on our relationship(mine and yours) so that hopefully I can be a better person and be truly happy with my self inside and out. I only have the one mother and if it weren't for you carry me for 9 months id never have been born so lucky as to be born as one of gods children and one of gods followers. I want to learn more about god and want to one day help by spreading the word. The last quote I will say is that in Ephesians 6:1-4 If our faith in Christ is real, it will usually prove itself at home, in our relationships with those who know us best. Children and parents have a responsibility to each other. children should honor their parents even if parents are unfair and demanding. parents should care for their children even if they are disobedient and unpleasant. Christian parents and Christian children will relate too each other with thoughtfulness and love. (Luke 15:30) in the story of the prodigal son, the fathers response is contrasted with the other brother's. the father forgave because he was joyful and the son refused to forgive because he was bitter towards the injustice of it all.
his resentment rendered him just as lost to the fathers love as his younger brother had been, don't let anything keep you from forgiving others. if you are refusing to forgive people, you are missing a wonderful opportunity of experiencing joy and sharing it with them. make your joy grow: forgive somebody who has hurt you.
psalms 51:13 when god forgives our sin and restores us to a relationship with him, we want to reach out to others who may need this forgiveness and reconciliation. the more you have felt god's forgiveness, the more you desire to tell others about it. its really a wonderful feeling to have.
I know for a fact that life can deal us some very bad situations. I have also felt cheated, but I do not have to remain bitter about it. I feel we can remove bitterness from our lives by honestly expressing our feelings to god, forgiving those who have wronged us, and being content with that we have.
I just wanted to share this with you and hopefully you will one day find it in your heart to forgive me as I have forgiven all the bad in my life. I know it makes me a much stronger, happier person, and a lot closer to god. I love you very much you are my mother and nothing will ever change that. I feel in my heart that we will get through this but I thought I would start with sharing with you what I have learned.
MY TESTIMONIAL BY LISSA LYNN
I FOUND MYSELF NOT WANTING TO LIVE ANYMORE. DRUGS HAD TAKEN OVER MY LIFE FOR ABOUT A YEAR OR SO NOTHING MATTERD IN LIFE TO ME ANY LONGER. I HAD BEEN RAPED BY A SO CALLED SOMEWHAT FAMILY MEMBER SHALL I SAY AND EVERYONE SAID IT WAS MY OWN FAULT BECAUSE IF I HADNT BEEN SO STRUNG OUT ON DRUGS THAT IT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENDED. I REALLY FELT ASHAMED OF MYSELF. MY EX HUSBAND TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD CONSIDER CHECKING MYSELF INTO DRUG REHAB. I LAUGHED AND SAID I DONT NEED ANYONES HELP I CAN DO THIS ON MY OWN. MY DAUGHTER THEN CAME TO ME AND ASKED TO PLEASE DO IT FOR HER AT THAT MOMENT I DECIDED I NEED TO MAKES SOME CHANGES IN MY LIFE BECAUSE I LOVED HER AND NEEDED HER BUT I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME FIRST BEFORE I COULD DO IT FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT I WOULD TRY. THAT NIGHT I SAT THERE THINKING AS I HEARD A KNOCK ON THE DOOR FROM A SO CALLED FRIEND ASKING ME IF I WANTED TO GET HIGH WITH HIM AND I CONTEMPLATED TO DO AND DONTS AND GAVE INTO TEMPTATION I GOT SO HIGH THAT NIGHT THAT I FELT ALL BETTER I WAS LONGER SAD I FELT NO MORE PAIN EVERYTHING WAS GONNA BE OK. MY FRIEND LEFT ABOUT 5 AM AND BY 7:00 A.M. ON JULY 14,2005 I HEAR ANOTHER KNOCK ON THE DOOR ONLY TO FIND MY EXHUSBAND AND MY DAUGHTER COMMING OVER TO CHECK ON ME. THEY CAME IN AND COULD IMMEDITLY TELL WAS HAD GOTTEN HIGH AGAIN AND THEY ASKED ME IF I WOULD GO FOR A RIDE WITH THEM WHERE I ENDED UP AT A DRUG REHAB IN MARSHALL TEXAS THEY WANTED ME TO JUST TALK TO SOME COUNSLER WHEN I WENT IN THEY LEFT. I FOUND OUT THAT I DID NEED HELP KICKING MY BAD HABIT, I AGREED TO STAY AND GET TREATMENT. I WAS EVALUATED AND ADMITTED AND BEEN SEEN BY THE DR. I THEN WENT TO MY ROOM CRYING AND FELL ASLEEP.
ON JULY 15, 2005 MY LIFE TOOK A DRAMATIC CHANGE. I WAS PUT INTO A DRUG REHAB IN MARSHALL TEXAS BECAUSE OF MY ADDICTION OF METHAMPHETIMINES, FOR THREE DAYS I SUFFERED FROM WITHDRAWALS BADLY. I FOUND MYSELF ASKING SOMEONE IS ALL THIS WORTH IT. A NURSE WAS STANDING OUTSIDE MY DOOR (LITTLE DID I KNOW AT THAT TIME I WAS TALKING OUTLOUD) STOOD THEIR LISTENING TO ME. I BEGAN TALKING (TO MY KNOWLEDGE) TO NOONE OTHER THAN MYSELF I LATER FOUND OUT THAT I WAS TALKING TO GOD, I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE HATED ME SO MUCH THAT THEY WOULD MAKE ME SUFFER EVERYTHING I WAS GOING THROUGH. WHY WOULD SOMEONE THAT CARED ABOUT ME PUT ME IN A AWFUL PLACE THT I WAS IN AND JUST WALK AWAY AND LEAVE ME THERE ALL ALONE. THIS NURSE THAT WAS STANDING OUTSIDE ASKED IF SHE COULD COME IN A VISIT WITH ME AND I SAID SURE WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOOSE . SHE TOLD ME ALL I NEEDED TO DO WAS TO PUT MY LIFE IN GODS HANDS AND ASK HIM TO HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THIS. SHE PRAYED WITH ME AND ASKED GOD TO HELP ME WITH MY STRUGGLES. AND STARTED TO CRY I CRIED SO HARD BECAUSE AT THAT MOMENT I FELT GOD OPEN MY HEART AND COME INTO MY LIFE I ACCEPTED AND I ASKED HIM TO HELP ME IN MY TIME OF NEED AND THEN CHOSE TO PUT IT ALL IN HIS HANDS. I SOMEHOW GO THE STRENGTH TO DECIDE I NEVER WANTED TO LET DRUGS OVER POWER MY JUDGEMENT AGAIN . I WENT HOME THREE WEEKS LATER AND I FELT FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE THIS WAS MY CHOICE AND I COULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND STAY CLEAN. WELL TIME HAS GONE BY AND ITS NOW JANUARY 14, 2008. 2 1/2 YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND IM STILL CLEAN AND LIVING A WONDERFUL LIFE ALL BECAUSE I CHOSE TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS MY SAVIOR ASK HIM TO GET ME THROUGH MY TROUBLED TIMES . I HAVE STARTED READING AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE BIBLE. I HAVE BEEN ATTENDING CHURCH , AND I AM ALMOST TO THAT POINT I WILL DEDICATE MY LIFE TO SERVING GOD. I HAVE ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS AND TRIED TO MAKE AMMENDS FOR THE THINGS I HAVE DONE WRONG IN MY PAST. I HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE NOW BECAUSE IT INCLUDES THE GOOD LORD FROM ABOVE IN IT. I ALSO WANT TO START SPREADING THE WORD OF GOD AND THE MANY POWERFUL THINGS HE CAN DO FOR US. ALL WILL HAVE TO DO IS ASK HIM TO COME INTO OUR LIFE AND HE WILL BE THERE.....................
ok here goes nothing,
sometimes we get so wrapped up in the past that we tend to forget about the present. my present being that i am walking on a path that leads to jesus christ my savior. i get closer with him everyday.
we have all had bad things that have happened to us at one time or another being as a child or as an adult but there comes a time when we must flock from our parents nest and start living on our own with our new families and when that day comes we should be willing to put the past in the past(ya know they call it the past for a reason) and start living for the present and the future. we as adults dont want our children to grow up the way we did we always want better then we ever had and i feel as if the only way to do that it to put our children first with god they need to be raised to believe that there is a god and if we turn to him thatr he will always be there for us and help us to make the right choice as long as we ask for his help. once we ask him into our hearts he will always be there.
there was a point here i was trying to make oh yea
people need to STOP living in the past and START living for the now and forever future. we have all made mistakes in our lives but as long as we have learned from our mistakes it was a good lesson learned then god is proud of us, becauase he knows we are only human and we are going to make mistakes we just have lern a hopefuly valuable lesson for them. of everyone of us would wake up in the morning and not complain about how bad we feel or who done us wrong the day before or who hurt whos feelings, if wed just wake up and say thankyou god im alive today and today is going to be a new day. forget that yesterday ever happened i am going to live for today and only today, ill worry about tomorrow when it comes imagine and long it would take before the past was completly gone and so soon forgotten about. you would have only good days to remember and to think about.
i believe this with all my heart and soul but we should wake up everyday with a positive attitude and thank god that we are still alive and breathing we have a roof over our head and cold air to keep us cool and heat to keep us warm and food to put in our bellies when there are so many out there that have nothing i just mentioned we should be thankful we do have what we have, i promise you it could be alot worse.
anyways now you know how i feel i just thought i would share with anyone who might want to read this how i was feeling today
in god we trust