Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In The Reading of Daniel

Hi Ladies.
Well, its been awhile since I have written anything. I usually only write when God gives me something. Today is one of those days.

I have been seeking God very strongly and fervently on what PLAN and PURPOSE HE has for me. I have been seeking DIRECTION from HIM. My father gave me DIRECTION today. To start reading DANIEL. While reading Daniel, There is a "Letter" written called "Dear Women of Destiny" this is the name of my Bible. This letter was written by Mary Forsythe and I felt led to share it with you. It ministered to me greatly and deeply. I hope you will be blessed by it.

Dear Woman of Destiny,

I believe that you are a woman of destiny and that God has a special plan and unique purpose for your life. He has something very specific for you and is calling you foward to fulfill this destiny!
All over the earth there is a deep cry in the hearts of people to know the purpose they are to fulfill. Have you sensed a stirring in your own heart to understand the plan for your life? That stirring is the Holy Spirit drawing you and calling you closer so that your desires, motives,attitudes and actions agree with God's specific plan for your life. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord says that He has thoughts of peace toward you and plans to give you a future and a hope. Since the beginning of time God has had a specific and special plan for you to fulfill.
One of the enemy's tactics to distract us from the Lord's plans is tempting us to compare our lives and circumstances with those around us. It is important to understand what God has and has not gifted, equipped and called us to do. I can't look at how anointed my friend is at leading worship and decide that is what I want to do. God did not give me the talents or voice to lead others into His presence through music. I am one who makes joyful noise to the Lord! To grow in our understanding of the destiny God has for us, we need to seek Him through prayer, His Word and wise counsel.
We are in a time when God is moving His people into their appointed positions. We must seek the Lord to know where He is asking us to go. Now is a time to stay flexible and willing to adjust to any changes that God is bringing into our lives.
Daniel 1:7 reveals that when Daniel was taken captive, his captors changed his name to one that reflected their pagan beliefs, but Daniel purposed in his heart not to let his new name or difficult circumstances define his future(see Daniel 1:8). He knew his circumstances would not hinder the plan of God for his life. Daniel didn't let the pressure of captivity deflate his hopes and dreams for God's plans for him to be fulfilled. I believe that living with the stresses and temptations of this age, we need the tenacious attitude that is so evident in Daniel. He refused to fall into the snare of doubt and think that God's plan for his life wouldn't come to pass just because times got a little tough.
You might find yourself in very difficult situations and in your own personal "captivity." The enemy wants to hinder your journey of fulfilling your destiny by distracting you with doubt,fear, and unbelief. God has not forgotten you. Let me assure you that the plans to see you through this time of captivity are in motion. The Lord wants you to resist thoughts of fear and doubt and tenaciously believe that you are going to fulfill His plan for you as a woman of destiny!

I have read and reread this over and over today. I have been wondering for awhile now what God's plan and purpose is for me in this part of my life now. I have been emotional alot. No, it has nothing to do with being a female. It is something in my heart, but I don't know what it is. I was sitting here on Sunday, tears just pouring from my eyes, not crying, just tears pouring down my face. I was wondering why was this happening? and then when I read this today, I got it. God is preparing me for something NEW. He is cleansing me thru my tears. He is preparing my heart for a CHANGE. He is preparing me for the next step of reaching the DESTINY HE has chosen for me. He is looking into my heart and finding what it is that HE wants me to do. Is it a NEW ministry? Is it a NEW journey? Is it giving something up to do something else? I don't have the answers yet. But, rest assured I am here waiting on MY LORD, MY FATHER to reveal it to me. When He does, no matter what it is, I will do what MY FATHER has asked me to do. Because, HE has prepared me "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS."
I hope in the coming days, that the words I share will be a blessing to you. I ask that you please pray for me as God gets ready to reveal what it is that He is birthing in me. That the Holy Spirit will also continue to reveal itself thru my praying and fasting.
I love each and everyone of you. Its always my prayer that you all hear Gods voice when He speaks. I pray for each one of you. I am excited to see what the Lord is doing in and thru me and excited to see what He is doing in your lives.
Please feel free to comment, send me a message on Facebook. If there is anything that you need prayer for, please let me know.
In the meantime, know that God and I love you.

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Monday, June 13, 2011

EVERYONE IS GODS CHILD.....

Acts 2:17 "In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on ALL people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." (NIV)

Yesterday being Pentecost Sunday, at Gulf Coast Assembly of God this day took on a very SPECIAL meaning.

In our Vision Statement it reads: To be a church where people of ALL countries and colors feel at home.

On Pentecost Sunday, 2011, We welcomed 2 NEW Ministry families into Gods House. We welcomed our HAITIAN and RUSSIAN brothers and sisters. They will be holding their services at our church beginning this week. We now have American/Afro American, Spanish, Haitian and Russian Ministries.

The love and warmth was felt by all. God brought ALL His people together. During Praise and Worship a young Russian Girl came to the alter with her hands held high Praising Jesus and letting Him know SHE IS FREE TO LIVE FOR HIM. During our Special Music the song our Worship Leader sang one our young Haitian boys was in the aisle dancing. Total Freedom. A Freedom that only comes from JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Jesus wants us to love everyone. Not those we "select" to love. He wants us to love everyone. He wants us to be in one accord. No division of race or ethenticity. Together He wants to be hand in hand with one another, claiming that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND SAVIOR.

In these last days, let us live the way Jesus wants us to live. In harmony with one another and embracing ALL PEOPLE.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GODS WORD TO ME: PERSEVERE & PRESS ON...

JAMES 1:12 "Blessed is the man who PERSEVERES under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

This is a BLOG post that i originally entered in 2010. I am doing a repeat on it, the Lord has been placing it on my heart that i need to share it again. I dont question HIM when HE lets me know HE wants me to do something...I will be updating at the end....

As you read this for some, you have read it before. For some this is your first time. But we always need to be reminded that WE NEED TO PERSEVERE and PRESS ON...

Just before the start of 2010, God very clearly said to me one word "PERSEVERE". Little did I know that the following months were going to be filled with TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS....Life changing situations that would affect my life forever...and that one word "PERSEVERE" would be with me daily.

Life as I knew it would never be the same.....

From coming as close as losing "everything" that I held so dear to me, I had to PERSEVERE and go on.....

God has walked me thru these valleys....when I thought Icould no longer hold on or go on, HE CARRIED ME....He was right by my side.....He has taught me what true PERSEVERENCE is.....

No matter what you are going thru, God is there with you....there are three things you must do to get through these trials and tribulations:

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
PATIENCE WITHOUT QUESTION
PERSEVERENCE TO WIN THE RACE...

The scripture that the Lord gave me with this word "PERSEVERENCE" is LUKE 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."

My personal walk with the Lord has become something very special and intimate during these passed months. My strength in HIM has become very strong. When I am WEAK, HE IS STRONG....FINALLY, I SAY CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT CEASING: "I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT."

UPDATE:
Here it is 2011. May 11, 2o11 to be exact. The end of 2010 was heartbreaking. My husbands dump truck business ended. We filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We lost our home that we had built when we moved here 7 yrs ago. Many tears were shed....In Gods bottle I could have filled many.....I lost my job, Carl worked 2 jobs that he disliked immensley....But, through it all GOD HAD HIS HAND UPON US...GOD provided a HOME for us....A beautiful home (it was once we gutted the inside) that my Aunt and Uncle own, which is only 2 blocks from where we lived....We are renting it for now....GOD has BLESSED CARL WITH A GREAT JOB AT SCAT (COUNTY JOB) Driving buses, which he is loving....Carl and I are VERY BLESSED for what GOD has done for us and provided for us....

But everyday, I STILL HAVE TO PERSEVERE AND PRESS ON......

The most exciting thing for me personally that GOD has done recently, is that HE has opened the door for me to speak at a Womens Ministry Event in Largo, FL this month, May 28th....My hearts desire has been to be able to go out and speak to women....Let them know they are not ALONE in whatever situation they are dealing with.....This is my FIRST speaking engagement outside of my church. I am blessed and humbled that God has given me this opportunity and that a dear friend of mine has made this possible by asking me to speak to her ladies...

So, my beautiful friends, that is a fast forward as to what has been going on....

GOD IS FAITHFUL....
GOD IS THE PROVIDER....
GOD IS HEALER.....

I Love you all and in the coming days and weeks be looking for my BLOGS...THEY WILL BE FIRING YOU UP.....JESUS IS COMING SOON.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

YOU ARE GOD'S WORK OF ART....

You Are God's Work Of Art

EPHESIANS 2:10 NLT10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Outwardly, you may not appear to be much of a masterpiece. You may look like a piece of junk. But inwardly, and in reality, you are God's work of art -- and God does not make any junk. All that is outward and seen is only temporary -- like the cocoon the butterfly inhabits for only a short time. So, while you should take care of your present body, don't be overly concerned about it. Most importantly, don't think of yourself as just the body you are now living in.You are a child of Almighty God, creator and ruler of the universe. Someone God is "raising" to be His companion for eternity. You are NOT insignificant. Admittedly, you are a work in progress. God still has more work to do with you -- but He is the artist, and He will finish His work. (Hint: as you submit to God, the easier it is for Him to change you into the wonderful image He has in mind.)Someday, everyone will clearly see what God has done in you: making you a wonderful, unique individual worthy of Himself. SAY THIS: Regardless of how I look or feel, I AM God's work of art -- His masterpiece.

Monday, May 2, 2011

DON'T GROW WEARY...A DEVOTION.ORG

Don't Grow Weary

GALATIANS 6:9 NIV9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

God has a harvest of blessing in mind for you. Don't let the devil steal it away from you by discouraging you into giving up. Trust in God. He is able to put you over. Time has a way of wearing us down -- of eroding our hopes and dreams. We must look to God for strength and courage and refuse discouragement. We must, with God's help, overcome -- instead of being overcome by life and circumstances. Life is not easy. There are obstacles and unexpected turns in the road. But always God is with us, for us, and in us as believers in Jesus Christ. When we grow weary in doing good, it is always because we are losing sight of God and eternity.As you walk in faith and refuse to give up -- you bring glory and pleasure to God. Imagine how it thrills God when someone, like you, continues to trust in Him and thank Him -- even when it does not look like it is working out very good. Read theBible. You are not the first to be tested, or have to wait forthe promise to be manifested. But God is always faithful. He will never fail you. Our faith cannot be in ourselves or our ability -- because that can fail. Only God cannot fail, so we must keep our faith in Him and His ability to sustain us and help us. Remember that as a believer, the Greater One is in you -- and He is greater than any problem or difficulty. He will help you. God has the answer for your situation. Look to Him and you will not be disappointed.

SAY THIS: I will not be discouraged. I will not quit. I willtrust in Almighty God, my Father, Who loves me and helps me.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

MY COMPUTER.....MY TOOL.....

Good Morning,

Happy Saturday everyone.....

It is wonderful to have my computer back up and running.....Isn't it amazing how we can miss a machine so much?

To me. my computer isnt just another" toy. It links me to the outside world, where I can REACH OUT to women who are miles and miles away from me. It allows me to be able to PRAY WITH THEM, PRAY FOR THEM, "TALK TO THEM WHEN THEY NEED A SHOULDER"....

My computer is used as a TOOL to get the word of JESUS CHRIST out into a world that is dying without knowing Christ. Recently, I had someone ask to be MY FRIEND on Facebook.....She had written me a message saying "PLEASE BE MY FRIEND, I have read your POSTS on FB and they are such an encourgement to me." Before I "FRIEND" anyone I look to see if we have any MUTUAL FRIENDS....This young lady and I had quite a few mutual friends...So we have become friends....She writes me everyday and thanks me for these scriptures, notes....I told her not to thank me, but to thank JESUS for bringing us together....That this is ALL for HIS GLORY....

From this little machine we can SEND OUT THE WORD THAT JESUS IS ALIVE.....We can make a difference in someones life that we don't even know.....but JESUS does......

I thank you JESUS for making a way to have my computer fixed, so that I can use it to get YOUR WORD out to those who dont know you. Thank you for allowing me to be an INSTRUMENT and a VESSEL in your army. Lord, I just pray that you continue to USE ME....FILL ME LORD TO OVERFLOWING....MOLD ME IN THE WAY YOU WANT ME TO BE....GUIDE ME ALWAYS IN YOUR WAYS.....I THANK YOU JESUS FOR MAKING ME INTO THE WOMAN YOU WANT ME TO BE.....I AM STILL A WORK A PROGRESS AND WILL BE UNTIL YOU CALL ME HOME....

Have a blessed day today and remember: JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Monday, April 25, 2011

PRESS ON..FROM A DEVOTION.ORG

Press On

PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14 WEYMOUTH
13 ...one thing I do -- forgetting everything which is past and
stretching forward to what lies in front of me,
14 with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize
of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus.

Believers face many difficulties. Trials. Adversaries. Doubts.
At times we're all tempted to quit. The struggle seems too
much, and we wonder if it's worth it to continue, to hold on to
our faith when there seems to be no hope left.

But there is a goal -- supremely worthwhile: life with our
wonderful Lord. Not just existence, but intimate fellowship.

Fix your eyes on the goal -- God Himself -- and press on!

1 CORINTHIANS 1:9 NIV
9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, is faithful.

Please read the following verses slowly and thoughtfully.

1 PETER 5:7-10 NCV
7 Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you.
8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy,
goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.
9 Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith.
You know that your Christian family all over the world is
having the same kinds of suffering.
10 And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all
grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and
support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share
in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.

Space does not permit much comment on these verses, but notice
that suffering is caused by your enemy, the devil, and its
purpose is to attack your faith.

Also notice that God only allows you to suffer a short time.

"But," you say, "it's already been a long time."

Not really. It seems like a long time when you are going
through trials, but afterward seems like a short time. Even a
few years is nothing when you look back on it. Ask God to help
you see things from Heaven's perspective.

"But why does God allow me to suffer at all?"

Because people make wrong choices. Conflict causes suffering.
But God believes in you! Why should He yank you out of the
arena? God believes that with His grace and help, you will
overcome and experience victory.

The end result is what really counts. God will make everything
turn out alright. (Read verse 10 again.)

Maybe you feel like your faith is barely hanging by a thread.
Just hang on. With God holding the thread -- and He is -- your
faith will survive. You will make it! God will help you.

SAY THIS: I will press on with God. I will not quit or give up
on my faith.