Archive | August, 2014

The Ride

30 Aug

Life is full of twists and turns. This last month has been full of them for me. Wait!  Who am I kidding, my whole summer has been quite a ride. Full of ups & downs. Highs & low. Smiles & tears. Times when I thought I had things all figured out. Times when I thought I couldn’t make it. Even times when I thought I could conquer the world! But no matter what I’m going through or how I’m feeling, one thing I know is certain; My God never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. He knows the number of hairs I have on my head, which is a lot because i have pretty thick hair. He see’s every tear that I cry. He knows my heart, my every thought and my every fear. And yet, He still loves me!

In everything that I’ve been through in my life and especially this summer, I know that God has always been there with me. Shaping & molding me into His perfect image.

Even though I’m still at a place of uncertainty, I know that God has everything under control. He knows exactly what He’s doing, in me & through me, and I put my trust in Him alone. His ways are not my ways and His plan is far better than anything I could ever imagine.

If you’re reading this, and you’re in a dark place in your life or maybe you’re at a crossroad, remember that Jesus Christ is YOUR Father and He hears your cries. He knows exactly where you’re at in life and what you’re going through.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

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Arrows in my hands

10 Aug

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I was encouraged, challenged, and convicted when I heard a sermon from Pastor Bill Neil called, Arrows in my hands.

I have 5 children. 3 are biologically mine. 2 are temporarily mine. These 5 children are arrows that God has placed in my hands. How we place our children in our life and in our hearts is very critical. If our children are going to be effective arrows it depends on how their being valued by us, their parents.

As parents, we are called to make arrows that hit their mark, that go father then we ever have, and that pierce the world for the love of Jesus Christ.

Arrows do not become affective playing video games, always on the internet or social media. I know that’s not popular in this day & age, but it’s the truth. I know lots of kids, good kids, who are being baby sat by video games & Netflix, or the internet & social media. Lots of people are screaming at our kids- opposite of what we are saying. They’re hearing all kinds of voices. Our voice needs to be the voice that our kids hear; loving, caring, & understanding. Our goal is that our kids trust our voice over all the others screaming and pulling at them on a daily basis. But they won’t trust our voice if it’s demeaning, abusive, or says nothing at all.

How do we make affective arrows? With purpose, trained to fly, and released to fly.

I am by no means saying that I have this down. I am a work in progress. My arrows are still in my quiver being trained to fly. But I’m believing God to continue to guide my husband and I to train each one of them with purpose, so whenever the day comes that we release them into this world, they be prepared and effective.

If you want to hear the full sermon download the app: The Door Church in Tuscan, Arizona; you’ll find it there.

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My quiver is full!