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Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech,
in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Goodness gracious! 

What a last few months I have had. Still financially struggling, just trying to stay above water - I went from about 12 hrs a week @ work between my 3 jobs to 73 hrs a week....yes, I did say 73.  I am tired! 
Some days I work 6am - 11:30pm ALL DAY LONG. 

Anyways. I do what I have to do. 

Oh Lordy, I am so confused right now.  So much going on, too many hours...not the right jobs.  

I do have an interview tomorrow!  So I pray that goes well, It would hopefully be for a full time keep that in your prayers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Here I sit....Here I am.....

 Some verses I've gathered over the past few days to enlighten oneself.

Ephesians 2:8-9 
For it is by grace you have been saved, thru faith - and this not of ourselves, it is the gift of God - not of works lest anyone should boast. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 
Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed - Behold all things have become new, 

Romans 6:23 
For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. 

1 Peter 3:3
Do not let your adornment be merely outward, arranging your hair, wearing gold or fine apparel - rather let it be the hidden person of your heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. 

1 Peter 3:17
It is better if it is the will of God to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 

1 Peter 4:4 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.   

Awesome! I just did these mostly by memory :) I'm so proud of myself. 

Hide God's word in your heart, so that you do not sin against Him :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Joyce: on the topic of FEELINGS.

Notes from a Joyce Meyers sermon: 

Feelings are extremely unreliable. 
We need to rely on the Word, feelings just tell us how we feel - they don't tell us how God feels. 
It is imperative that we make a conscience decision to choose a lifestyle that is led by the spirit, rather than one led by our feelings.  Let God be the final deciding factor in everything we do. 
If something does not agree with God's word - it is wrong. 

Be willing to study the word, To be a serious stdent of the word. 
There are 3 parts to us: #1 Spirit - #2 Soul and #3 Physical. (Hebrews 4:12)

We can easily deceive ourselves - to suit our needs. The devil will help you with this....He willl misquote scripture and take it out of context, to your liking. (1 cor 2:14-15)

If something feels wrong - I can choose to do what is right. 

Take notes - Listen to CD teachings - Make time - Make an investment in the word - Listen to the right music - do things to keep the spirit stirred up within you. 

God knows what is right - Cling to the truth of His word! 

Deal with the roots of your feelings and you will deal with the root of your problems. 


Friday, February 17, 2012

Answer to a Prayer.....

I cried out to the Lord, in desperation - I could no longer take it.....I could not contain my fears,tears,depression,oppression...etc.  For all the stress upon me had finally taken it's toll. 
I cried out to God - I prayed, I cried, I quoted Psalms, I read His word daily - and in a short while...God answered a prayer.

Psalm 13
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul. Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider AND hear me, O Lord my God. Enlighten my eyes...lest those who trouble me, rejoice when I am moved. BUT - I have trusted in Your mercy, my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. 

A Cry for Help. 
Psalm 17
Hear a just cause, O Lord, Attend to my cry. Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. Let my vindication come from Your presence, Let your eyes look on the things that are upright You have tested my heart, you have visited me in the night. You have examined me and have found nothing of evil. I have puposed that my mouth shall not transgress. Concerning the works of men, By the word of your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. Uphold my steps in your paths, that my footsteps may not slip. I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God. Incline your ear to me, and hear my speech. Show your marvelous lovingkindness by your right hand. O You who save those who trust in you...Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me from under the shadow of your wings. From the wicked one who opresses me. From my enemies who surround me. 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ My Declaration:
I will love You, O Lord. My Strength. The Lord is my Rock and my fortress and my deliverer. My god, my strength in whom I will trust. My sheild and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised. So I shall be saved from my enemies.  

I spoke the Word over my life, and confessed to God that i could no longer take it. I needed a sign, I needed to know that He was listening. 

A Day (1 day) after reading and declaring these Psalms - I had the opportunity to meet with a Prophetess.   Sister Jackson. She prayed with me, and spoke life over me. She prophesied the following:

That God would be giving me great responsibility, and that I should prepare for it.
That my life would be Well & Blessed. 
That I would be a speaker. (what? me? lol)
Would work with children.
That I will travel across the world and even into Europe. 
That I would marry a good-looking husband (yes, I chuckled a little when she told me this, but she said 'Im serious! You will.' She said - Wait on the Lord, because you don't settle for less than God's best).
She said that I would be financially well off. (I literally almost started to cry when she said this)
and that my Hands would be used for great things. 

This was a confirmation to the first prophesy I received from Q - just 2 weeks prior! Praise God. 
This was His sign. To me, this prophesy by Sister Jackson, was a sign that God was there, He was listening, and that things would get better. A revelation in a time of need.

So.  Despite how dim things look, I know God has a plan for my life, and I know that I will be greatly used by Him in great ways.  I'm excited! 
I am a little nervous, because I know God is going to stretch me beyond what I would like - but that is the purpose of being a Christian! To let God use us, to stretch us, to mold us! MAKE YOURSELF UNCOMFORTABLE for Christ. It's not about how comfortable we are with a is 'Lord, am I doing all that I can for Your glory?'  


Love > Fear

Sometimes if feels as though fear is greater than love....with all that life throws at us, it's very easy to become afraid, or fearful of how things are going to turn out, or even fearful of the people around you.  We have to remember, that God's word says - Love casts out all fear. Fear cannot exist where Love abides. Love is the greatest commandment. To walk in Love.

 1 John 4:18 is like the motherload of verses when it comes to fear and love - it says There is no fear in love. Perfect Love casts out all fear.
Couldn't be more clear!  

We need to have the obedience to put God first in our lives, to put LOVE first. 

The Protection of God's Love relieves our fears. 

Random Thoughts: God still has a purpose for you - there is nothing that can happen that will derail God's plan for your life. If he has set out a path for you, He will keep you on it. 
so do not fear!  

CHILL. Sit back and let God lead you. Don't live your life in fear of being afraid - be fearless! 

Live in Love. not in fear. :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Thoughts I've gathered today.....

Sometimes God will allow you to be used, so that others have the opportunity to be a blessing. 

Struggling at times in my life...feel like i've hit rock bottom - but I know that God does everything for a particular reason.  Before a heartache can ever touch my life, it has to go thru HIS hands.  

I was thinking today, that I guess I should feel glad in knowing that God has found enough favor in me/my family to chose us to be a blessing to others. :) 

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that even though things are hard right now, and often times painful, that God WILL turn it around. He is just using these times to make me stronger, and to enable me to be able to help others later in life.  I know first hand that you cannot even begin to help ANYONE unless you have walked a mile, or years for that matter - in their shoes. Its just a fact of life.  You can talk till your blue in the face about your problems to one person - but if they've never been in that situation before, that really cannot begin to imagine what your talking about. I know what God will have me do with my testimony one day? No. Do I know God's plan and purpose for my life? No. Just that I AM here for a purpose and God DOES have a plan for my life, and I am going to leave it up to HIM to decide what that will be.  Lord only knows I'm going to mess things up if I go and stick my head where it doesn't belong.  

I am going to follow Christ with my Heart

Crossway Sermon 2-12-12

We are called to Love God - and Love Others, and to love them as we love ourselves. 
Treat others as you would like to be treated. 

Our natural condition - our natural desires are SIN & DEATH. Without God we know nothing else. 

~ You either love people or you use them ~
You either love your neighbor as yourself - or you are using them in some way. 

Love....what is love?  Love is an expression - it is an Action of someones best interest in mind. It is not a feeling. Love is an Action.  You don't 'fall' into fall into holes.  Rather, you 'Walk' in love, as it is an action, something that requires putting forth effort. Not just something that happens.  Love acts in the interest of others.  
Marriage...the purpose of it is not that you are happy - it is to make you Holy. 
A relationship should consist of an 'Ongoing, living, visual, interpretation of Christ'.  Glorifying God should be your main concern.  Honor your significant other, and expect the same in return. 

The Love Language of Women: 
They want to be Cherished, Adored, Loved.
The Love Language of Men:
They want honor. Respect. 

The role of a Godly man should be:
A Shepard, leading his wife...Pastor of the household - it is HIS responsibility to water you with the word, to train you, and build you up with the word. He should be your spiritual leader. The Primary Pastor of the home.

What type of friend are you?
Do you display Godly, Devoted, Wise, Sanctifying Friendship?
or do you gossip behind your friends back, saying how much you despise them in every way. 
Friends look out for the best interest of others.  
Proverbs 17:17
" 27:6
" 27:9
" 19:4-6
" 16:28
" 22:24 - sometimes it is necessary to pull away/separate yourself from your friends
" 25:19

Other key verses:

Ezekiel 36
Jeremiah 21
Romans 8:26-28
Gen 3
Ephesians 5

Crossway Church February 12, 2012