Sunday, February 8, 2009

BUILD AN ALTER....

Morning Ladies,

Yes, its been awhile since i have been here.....Life is never dull these days.....Just not enough hours in the day to get done what we want....But, Praise God, He knows us and He knows when we need to fall at His knees and just cry out to Him and cry "Lord, I need more of you...I need to feel you more in my life...Lord, I'm sorry for not spending more time with you" "Lord, direct me to where you want me to be. direct my steps." This is what the Lord let me do.....He let me fall to my knees in my own living room and just cry out to him.....He is an awesome God....A god who will never leave us or forsake us....A God who will always love us, even when we are not "Perfect" in His eyes....Thank you Jesus for loving me so much, that you died for me.....

A couple Sundays ago Pastor Keith did a sermon titled "Build An Alter".....That really brought alot of emotions home to me....I had been struggling with a few things....Working full time again, our business slowing down to a crawl, not knowing if we were going to lose it or not, physically and mentally i was exhausted....During this time, i had stopped doing so many of things i enjoyed doing and one of them was having MY TIME with the Lord....I missed my PERSONAL time with my father, my daddy.....Pastor Keith said "We need to build OUR ALTER" a private alter for just you and Jesus." and that is something that stuck with me....I needed MY OWN ALTER, somewhere i could go and shut the door, shut the world out....and thats what i have begun to do...with the help of my very dear friend, LaDonna, she gave me the idea when we had lunch one day and she told me that she was in the process of making a room in her house her "FOO FOO" room, where she could make it girly and feminine and spend time with the Lord.....That day when i was crying out to God, i was crying "Lord, please help me find a place to build my alter to be with you and only you." and at that moment He gave me that place....I have a "guest" room in the back of my house....Well, that room is now being converted into what i am calling "MY SANCTUARY"....I have begun decorating it with all my Inspirational things. Christian Art work and writings that a dear friend has given me, different crosses that i have been collecting, pretty vases and teacups, etc....I have a beautiful tropical pull out couch in My Sanctuary and end tables and a coffee table. It looks just like a regular living room...This has become my place that i go to, to have my time with my father.....i love my devotionals and books that i am reading....i love that i have a place to go, to go and shut the door and shut out the world, for just a little while....

Just like my sanctuary, which is a work in progress,

I am also a work in progress.....

God is preparing me for another level, he hasn't revealed it fully to me yet, but He has spoken to me and said "It's time to get your things in order, this is your time to blossom, just hear my words and FOLLOW ME. I have a plan for you." so, this is what i will be doing...getting my "things" in order and FOLLOWING HIS WORD.....

"Father God, I just thank you for the love that show me everyday. Thank you for never leaving me. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for the fresh anoiting that you have given me, for the strength that you have brought back into me. You are my father, my daddy, Abba, The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end...and i can truly "DO ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS ME." thank you Lord for all that you do.....amen

I wish a blessed day for you all and may God bless you in ways that you can't imagine....We serve an awesome God.....

In Gods Love
Cindy

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