Thursday, January 29, 2015
.......hate to say this but if you are ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOD'S WILL in your life you want find it.
That search will lead you in always trying to find it, causing you to live "like a termite in a yoyo". You get the picture?
So, you are saying, "I dare you say such a thing... you "Can't find God's Will"? You can't the way you are going about it.
You see, when you become a follower of Jesus Christ, you receive His Holy Spirit. He came to live inside you to guide you in all your ways.
Look at Romans 8:11 ESV, "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you"...WOW this is Powerful!
Since He has residence within you don't you think you are the Will of God acting out the plan He has for you/Him to accomplish? Think on that for a moment...
When my husband and I discovered this Truth and got out of the rat race of TRYING to Find "IT", we found peace. It was wearing us out, causing major discouragement, thinking God was to blame. We came to the end of ourselves...finally!
A surrender to His Will brought a Rest in Him. At this time, we then felt the ball was in our court, so to speak. It caused us to know we could make choices and the door would be wide open or shut tight.
Sometimes I felt more comfortable with closed doors than open ones. The open ones were scary like the children crossing the Red Sea must have felt. But you know what? When they put their foot in the water...you know the rest of the story.
3 things come to mind in this process of Walking Out the Will of God:
1. Get alone with God ask Him to guide you as you "walk in the Spirit", Gal. 5:16.
2. Take a piece of paper and list your opportunities. Then for each one make 2 columns. In one write, What are the Positives in this choice? and the second column write What are the Negatives in this choice? You will begin to feel what is more appealing with the circumstances involved, ie. eternal value, cost to your family and of course pay and benefits, after all you have to survive, right?
3. Lastly, give it to God and wait. You will hear that still small voice saying, "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it" Isaiah 30:21NIV. You will Know. He didn't leave us down here to figure it out all on our own saying, "look at them down there walking in ever increasing circles trying to find my plan"...NO a Big NO!!!
I can guarantee you this will work. I have followed my husband in full time ministry for 40+ years. I appreciate the fact that he has included me in all the decisions he had made. In fact, the above evolved out of what God planned in and trough us.
It has been plain and clear what we were to do. Sometimes it was scary and cold but it was all part of the whole picture "a step to the step", you could say.
It does not have to be hard for anyone. Enjoy life and let Him Live His Life Through you. It Fits like a Glove because it will be designed for you and His Kingdom because after all, isn't that what it is all about?...
Friday, January 9, 2015
"Keep Your Focus, Stay On Your Path... To Reach Your Goals".....
Just had to check in to see how we are doing with our 2015 Goals. IS STRESS DISTRACTING YOU FROM REACHING YOUR GOALS? Can I share my feelings, My Real Feelings?
In the last fews days in the beginning of this year already I am hearing so many friends and family living under Stress with all kind of situations and trials. The news is bad enough right now the beautiful country of France is under Stress, with the what's happening in Paris...
Oh My! how are we to respond? Do we get under the weight of these things? Do we let them control our emotions? How about this?..Do we let them take us under and live in fear FOREVER? "NO" a "BIG NO"!!! Not in my lifetime!!!
Yes, I might have to eat my words by the end of this day, but right now I am energized claiming the Truth that we CAN live above all things that will come our way. You see it is not me but WHO lives inside me that carries me, as I face challenges each day...
I am hoping someone stops by Mary's Place and will read these words. I started out this year with a clean slate from the things last year and encourage you to do the same. We make goals, we set out to accomplish them and for sure you come across obstacles in your path. So what do we do?
TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES IN OUR PATH:
1. STOP.. step back.. and see what is going on.
2. LEARN.. from the circumstances before you.
3. TAKE.. what action you can, being Pro-Active in what you are facing?
4. GIVE it to God, Resting in Him.
5. MOVE on with your Life Plan.
I know this sounds simple but it works! In stressful times we tend to let things go until they get out of hand, growing bigger in our Non-Belief in God and Ourselves.
So this is my heart today. I will come back soon but until then LET your day turn out to be your best!!!
Listen to this song, read the words as Mark sings them. Can you relate?.. and can you "Own" this Truth that He will CARRY you all the way through The Storm?
Sunday, January 4, 2015
.......sitting here wondering where to begin this new year, my mind goes back to when our oldest son let his life take a detour. You've been there knowing how.. it happens!!!
He sat down with his Dad and they talked about a plan to get up and begin again.
..... I have posted about this before but we need to be reminded, it fits all of us...
Here is what he wrote out that day....
MY DECLARATION OF LIFE:
I choose to believe that God is who He says He is and trust Him with my life completely.
I live each day in the moment, not looking in the rear view mirror of the past.
I see my life through the windshield of the future traveling Northward into the sun.
I am favored by God.
My values are of character, grace, strength, honor and integrity and with these truths I am a winner.
I love myself unconditionally, and greet each day with love in my heart.
I smile because I am grateful for all I have.
I know who I am and will experience the life God has given me with confidence and commitment
.....what stands out in my mind is the Fact that we are "Favored by God". With that fact we are not going to lose in 2015 let's begin....