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.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CHANGE YOUR NAME....FROM A DEVOTION.org

Change Your Name

REVELATION 2:17 NIV
17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden
manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name
written on it, known only to him who receives it.

Jesus changed Simon's name to Peter, which means a rock.

God changed Abram's name to Abraham, which means father of a
multitude.

Jacob's name was changed to Israel.

God's messenger called Gideon a "mighty man of valor" when he
saw himself as a fearful loser.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 NIV
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the
old has gone, the new has come!

As a Christian believer, you are a new creation in Christ, and
you are no longer a loser.

So quit calling yourself a loser -- or any negative name. Now
that you are in Christ, those negative names do not fit. Accept
the new name God gave you: "Winner." (This is what overcomer
means!)

1 JOHN 5:4 NIV
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the
victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

Is it that easy? It involves more than just calling yourself a
new name, but if you fail to change the way you talk about
yourself, and the way you think about yourself, you will
continue in the same old patterns of defeat.

You must begin to see yourself as God sees you, to see yourself
as you can become.

Consider calling yourself some of the following names which
reflect what the New Testament reveals about your new identity
in Christ.

Forgiven
Forgiver
Child Of God
Bold
Confident
Patient
Kind
Strong
Righteous
Rich
Healthy
Blessed
Joyful

SAY THIS: I am a new person in Christ, and God has given me
some new names.

Monday, April 11, 2011

PRAYING FOR YOU FOR THIS COMING WEEK....

GOOD MORNING,

Isn't it wonderful that the LORD has given us yet another BEAUTIFUL week to do HIS work and to be a BLESSING in EVERYONES life?

I will be praying for each and everyone of you. I pray that you have a blessed week at your place of work, at school and at home. I know we all are going thru things. Whether its FINANCIAL, SICKNESS, PEER PRESSURE, MARRIAGE SITUATIONS PLEASE REMEMBER THIS....."GOD IS WITH YOU" WHEREVER YOU ARE....HE WILL BE THERE TO HELP YOU, IF YOU JUST HUMBLE YOURSELF AND SURRENDER ALL TO HIM.....

Father, In the week ahead I ask that you touch each person who reads this. Touch them body, soul and mind. Be with them as they travel....Be with them at school..Give them strength when they grow weary....Give them knowledge where it is needed. Give each person a FRESH ANOINTING to do the work that YOU want them to do. Lord, I just ask that you BLESS each one as they go into this week. Let them not FORGET to give you THANKS in everything they do...We pray this in the beautiful name , a name above ALL names JESUS...amen.....

I hope you enjoy the DEVOTIONS I post here...They minister to me each day and I enjoy sharing them with you. Please give me some feedback as to whether or not you are enjoying them and being blessed by them. I receive these devotions each day in my email...I love beginning my day in the presence of the Lord....

Be blessed and know that I Love You...

In Gods Love,
Cindy

THE LORD IS YOUR HELPER...

The Lord Is Your Helper

HEBREWS 13:6 NRSV
6 So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will
not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"

Can you imagine how things could improve if God Himself was
helping you?

It can happen.

But, to receive God's help you must cooperate with Him.

God is ready, willing, and able to help you. He desires to help
you. But the choice is yours.

When you act contrary to God's principles, you stop God from
helping you as much as He desires.

To cooperate with God, you must trust Him and walk in faith.
You must agree with God and speak in agreement with His Word.
And you must walk in love. To do that, constant meditation on
God's Word will be required.

You will also need to humble yourself and ask the Lord to help
you in everything you do. God does not force His help on you
without you requesting His help.

Does this sound too hard? It's not. Just ask the Lord to help
you and He will!

ISAIAH 41:10 NIV
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I
am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold
you with my righteous right hand.

ROMANS 8:31 NIV
31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for
us, who can be against us?

SAY THIS: God is for me. God is my Helper! I will not worry or
be afraid.

Friday, April 8, 2011

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH....

The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength

NEHEMIAH 8:10 NLT
10 . . . Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is
your strength!"

I do not claim it is the only meaning, but one thing the Lord
showed me from this verse is that our level of joy is like a
thermometer revealing our spiritual strength. If our joy is low
-- our spiritual strength is low. That is because the Lord is
our strength, and in His presence there is fullness of joy.

PSALM 16:11 NKJ
11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is
fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

So, if our joy is low, it means we have not been spending time
in God's presence, receiving His strength and help. It means we
have got our focus off God and onto something else.

(Although God is always with us, as we worship Him and praise
Him and thank Him, God manifests His presence.)

Being gloomy is not a sign of being spiritual. God did not
intend for His people to be downcast. Let the world be sad, we
have something to rejoice about! Jesus! Heaven!

If you look at your circumstances you may not feel like
rejoicing. But if you look at Jesus as He truly is -- you will
not be able to keep from rejoicing in Him. Jesus is wonderful!

PHILIPPIANS 4:4 NLT
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again -- rejoice!

SAY THIS: I will rejoice in the Lord!

Monday, March 28, 2011

GODS WORD IS MEDICINE....FROM A DEVOTION.ORG

God's Word Is Medicine

God's Word is medicine � for any weakness or sickness in body,
mind, finances, family, marriage, etc.

Whatever sickness or disease you suffer from, God's Word can
cure it. God's Word is effective for any condition. It works as
a preventative as well as a cure. There is no cost and no
danger of taking an overdose.

Like any medicine, God's Word must be taken to be effective. It
will not work sitting on the shelf. And it has to be taken
according to the directions.

But if you will follow God's directions as faithfully as you
would follow the directions of a human doctor, you will see
wonderful results.

Here are the directions:

PROVERBS 4:20-23 NKJ
20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my
sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the
midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all
their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the
issues of life.

In verse 22 the Hebrew word translated health is translated as
medicine in some translations.

PSALM 107:20 NKJ
20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from
their destructions.

God's Word will heal. It is full of God's power and carries the
authority of God who spoke it.

JOHN 8:31-32 NKJ
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you
abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free."

You have the guarantee of Jesus � His Word will produce
freedom.

But, you must abide, or continue in His Word. You must feed it
in until you know that you know that you know the truth. Then
you will act on that truth � and it will make you free.

God's medicine works by taking His Word into your being. You
do that by listening to the Word, reading the Word, and
speaking the Word.

You must fill your thoughts with the Word of God. The more of
God's medicine you take, the better off you will be.

SAY THIS: I will take God's medicine daily and it will bring
healing into my life.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BE STILL....

IN PSALM 48:10 it says:

"Be still and know I am God."

For so many of us, it is hard to "BE STILL"...We are busy running to and fro. Saying "I must get this done today." Frantically, we think if it doesn't get done today, something earth shattering is going to happen.

We forget GOD HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL.....HE knows what NEEDS to get done today....HE knows what NEEDS to get done TOMORROW....HE KNOWS....HE KNOWS.....Over and over HE is telling us "Be still and know I am God."

Its through the STILLNESS that GOD speaks to us. He can't speak to us when we are running all the time....He DESIRES our ENTIRE SELF.....

Tears are running down my cheeks....They are tears of joy....Tears of contentment...Tears of feeling HIS presence as I write this....Tears of TOTAL SUBMISSION to THE LORD, MY FATHER...Tears of a daughter who loves her Father so much....

My Father has told me "BE STILL" and with those words I have obeyed....

Being Still before my Father, He has revealed that He has a NEW season opening for me. He is PREPARING me "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS"......His words are like a song of Love to my heart. "Be Still, for I know the plans I have for you"....

Each one of us can have this intimate time with our Father.....

We need to take time out from busy schedules, slow down. enjoy the things that God has given us....Most important:

We need to listen to HIS words:

"BE STILL KNOW I AM GOD..."

I pray for each of you that read this, that it will be a blessing....to remind you, SLOW DOWN and BE STILL....

With all my heart, I love you all and pray that you are having a blessed week so far.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy


Sunday, March 13, 2011

WILL A LITTLE DAB DO YOU...NOT ME....I WANT MORE..

We had a great service today....The word that was brought forth was once again a timely one. The title of the message was "ARE YOU FULL"....For me, the one sentence that came through loud and clear was "WILL A LITTLE DAB DO YOU"....Will a "Little dab do you" when it comes to God? Do you just want ALOT of GOD on Sundays and then as you go through your week, you get an attitude of "OH, A LITTLE DAB" of GOD will get me through. Is this what we want?

I can say for myself, NO THAT IS NOT WHAT I WANT...."A LITTLE DAB OF GOD IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THIS GIRL." I want a BIG DAB OF GOD EVERY DAY!!! I want my cup FILLED each and every day by my FATHER. I don't want to just give him the scraps of my days....He doesn't give me a "LITTLE DAB" when He is blessing me with miracles, so why should I only want to give Him a little DAB....

God wants us to consume ALL that He has for us. He wants US to consume HIM in our hearts, In our daily routines. He wants us to have that CONSUMING FIRE burning within us for HIM....

HEBREWS 12:29 "FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE."

Lets not give GOD just a DAB of the consuming fire within us just on Sundays...Let that burning, consuming fire be given to HIM EVERY DAY...Let Him see that FIRE burning within you when you are in the work place...when you are in the grocery store, when you are at the gym...Wherever you are, Whatever you are doing, BRING GOD TO THE FOREFRONT AND DON'T JUST GIVE HIM A LITTLE DAB....GIVE HIM ALL YOU HAVE....LET HIM EMPTY YOU AND FILL YOU AGAIN AS THE NEW DAY DAWNS.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Thank You Pastor Keith......

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LORD BE MY LIGHT.....

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the
light.

-- Mary Gardiner Brainard

This quote is so timely....

Through ALL the darkness we may face and go through in our lives, we can be assured that JESUS is right there with us. Guiding us, leading us, protecting us and through that DARKNESS HE WILL BRING US TO THE LIGHT.....HIS LIGHT.....HIS PURPOSE.....HIS WILL....

We need to be OBEDIENT as we WALK through the DARKNESS with HIM. We can't say, "Lord this is not the way I WANT TO DO IT."....It's not up to us to TELL GOD THAT THIS IS NOT THE WAY...Remember HE KNOWS THE WAY.......

TRY walking in the LIGHT BY YOURSELF.....without JESUS....WALK IN THE "LIGHT" OF THE WORLD, a WORLD where not everyone knows JESUS. When you seem LOST they just ignore you. When you have JESUS, HE FINDS YOU and will NEVER IGNORE YOU....When you FALL they won't pick you up....When you have JESUS, HE IS RIGHT THERE TO PICK YOU UP.....When you say I QUIT I CANT GO ON....They will just let you quit....When you have JESUS, HE WON'T LET YOU QUIT OR GIVE UP, BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS CHILD AND HE LOVES YOU....

DARKNESS HAS TO COME BEFORE THE LIGHT.....However, I know, even though I may be walking in DARKNESS for a SEASON, MY LORD, MY FATHER, MY SAVIOR is right there beside me walking with me....During the DARKEST times of my LIFE, I know his arms are wrapped around me keeping me warm and safe....And PRAISE BE TO GOD, TOGETHER HE AND I WILL SEE THAT DARKNESS DISAPPEAR AND SHARE THE LIGHT THAT IS IN FRONT OF US....

I ask you today:

Wouldn't you rather WALK IN THE DARKNESS WITH JESUS, knowing that THE LIGHT is coming and HE IS THERE WITH YOU?

In Gods Love
Cindy


Monday, March 7, 2011

FROM A DEVOTION.ORG 3/7/11

A Perfect Friend

PROVERBS 18:24 RSV

24 There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a
friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Would you like to have a perfect friend?

A friend who loved you no matter what you did.

A friend who would always be there when you needed them.

A friend who knew you intimately yet still loved you.

A friend who always encouraged you and never put you down.

A friend who was smart but not conceited.

A friend who had no personal problems to distract them.

A friend who was powerful and famous, yet down-to-earth and
approachable.

A friend who is righteous yet merciful to others.

A friend who never makes a mistake.

A friend who enjoyed having a good time and sharing a laugh
with you.

A friend who had the knowledge and ability to help you with
everything.

A friend who is not too good to wash your feet or clean your
toilet, yet talented enough to be the best at everything.

A friend who puts your interests ahead of their own.

A friend who loves you more than you love yourself.

A friend who would be willing to die for you.

There is only one. His name is Jesus, and He wants to be your
friend.

SAY THIS: Jesus is my friend.

This touched my heart when I read it a few minutes ago....

We all have "FRIENDS".....

But to have that "ONE SPECIAL FRIEND" that no matters what happens is always there for us...Doesn't judge us.....Loves us for who we are......

I AM BLESSED TO SAY THAT JESUS IS MY BEST FRIEND IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH....WHEN THE DAY COMES WHEN I GET TO MEET HIM FACE TO FACE, I CAN'T WAIT TO SAY "I AM SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU."........

In Gods Love
Cindy

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A LION CHASERS MANIFESTO. Pastor Keith Jones

It's a beautiful SON Morning....
"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT"

Over the past several weeks Pastor Keith has been doing a teaching on CHASING LIONS....It has been an inspiring teaching and last night was the conclusion....He gave us a hand out at the end entitled: A LION CHASERS MANIFESTO" It really ministered to me....I want to share it with you today and I hope it will also minister to you.....

A LION CHASERS MANIFESTO

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and the last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

~CHASE THE LION ~

For myself, this is like an everyday LIVING CREED. These things are not things that are impossible to accomplish. Yes, some of these things will be difficult to do, but just remember, was it EASY for JESUS to be up on that CROSS with nail-pierced hands and dying for OUR SINS? NO!!! but, HE did it because HE LOVES us and wants his children to be FREE....We as HIS children, can at least try to live by these words....

RUN THAT RACE.....DON'T LOOK BACK.....JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD...TAKE RISKS....DON'T BE AFRAID, YOUR FATHER IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU....

Have a wonderful and beautiful day.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Monday, February 28, 2011

WALKING ON UNCHARTERED WATERS...FOLLOW ME....

Good Morning,

"WALKING ON UNCHARTERED WATERS.....FOLLOW ME." Mighty words from the Father...

When I looked up the meaning "Unchartered" it said "moving in on UNKNOWN territory"

Wow how true is that for many of us right now?

Are you moving into an "Unknown" territory?

Does it frighten you? I hope not. God did not give us the Spirit of FEAR...

Does it make you wonder? Hopefully it does. For the Lord says " I know the plans I have for you."

Does it excite you to see what God has for you in this "
Unchartered" Territory? My hope is that it does excite you and that you are preparing yourselves for what HE has in store for each of us.

"FOLLOW ME" God is saying in order to walk on those "unchartered" waters, you must "FOLLOW HIM" Because He needs YOU to be WILLING to TRUST HIM and WALK beside HIM as HE shows you what is ahead.....

Personally for myself, I am beginning that WALK ON UNCHARTERED WATER. I am excited for what is being revealed and for what is yet ahead. I will FOLLOW MY FATHER as HE walks along side me each step of the way.....

GOD IS MOVING IN A MIGHTY WAY...AND HE IS SAYING "FOLLOW ME" "I AM OPENING THE FLOODGATES AND LETTING THE RAIN FALL ON YOU." "LET MY PRESENCE SATURATE YOU." "LET MY WORD SOAK YOU" "BE READY FOR I AM COMING!!" "ARE YOU READY FOR ME?"......

"LET IT RAIN....
LET IT RAIN.....
OPEN THE FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN.....
LET IT RAIN..... (Michael W. Smith)

In Gods Love,
Cindy















Saturday, February 26, 2011

YOU ARE GODS GARDEN....

Good Morning,

This morning I am sharing a DEVOTION that I receive each morning in my emails.

I love this DEVOTION and I hope you will too....

In Gods Love
Cindy

You Are God's Garden

1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 LB
9 We are only God's coworkers. You are God's garden, not ours;
you are God's building, not ours.

We discovered that God's Word is a seed (Luke 8:11). Now we see
that the Bible says that we, as believers, are God's garden --
the place where seed is planted.

The question for you to consider is: who determines the
harvest? God, or you?

(The harvest I speak of is the fruit, or result, of the Word of
God. The harvest of blessing that God's Word produces in your
life.)

I suggest that the harvest is mainly controlled by the one who
determines what seed is planted. Would you agree?

If wheat seed is planted, it is unreasonable to expect a
harvest of corn. If only a few seeds are planted, it is
unreasonable to expect a large harvest. Wouldn't you agree?

Yes, you are God's field, but He allows you a lot of freedom to
choose what will be produced in your life. And the main way you
choose is by choosing what seed will be planted in your heart
and mind.

You can choose something other than God's Word. You can also
choose different areas of God's Word. Planting different
scriptures will produce different results in your life.

If all you ever plant are scriptures on the new birth, you
cannot expect to have a huge harvest of healing or financial
blessing in your life. The choice is yours.

SAY THIS: I am God's garden. Lord, help me plant the seed of
your Word in me in abundance.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"LET IT RAIN"

Good Morning Ladies,

I love when the Lord wakes us in the middle of the night with either a SCRIPTURE, a WORD or a PHRASE...

Well, That is exactly what HE did for me in the wee hours of this morning.... HE said "LET IT RAIN".....just those 3 words...."LET IT RAIN".....I laid in bed wondering what HE meant by "LET IT RAIN".......OPEN THE FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN...I reached over and picked up my Bible and I opened it and right in front of my eyes John 7:34 appeared and it was already highlighted...."He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

I know in my heart that HE is preparing me for a NEW SEASON....He knows the desires of my heart. He knows the plans He has for me and He's saying "Now is your time to RAIN AND OPEN THOSE FLOODGATES AND HAVE THE WORDS OF YOUR HEART FLOW LIKE RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. I have been preparing you to go and speak my word into the world. I will make it possible." "For you have obeyed me thru all trials. You have trusted me." "Now my daughter, you are ready to LET IT RAIN and to OPEN THE FLOODGATES and let your words flow."

My hearts desire is to reach out to women who need encouragement, who need to hear the word of GOD, who need to know that there is someone who believes in them, that they are not alone.....

This is an exciting time. God has blessed me with an opportunity to speak at my FIRST Women's Event outside of my church. On May 28, 2011 I will be speaking in Largo, Florida at Pastor Melissa Sutton's church. The freedom of the Holy Spirit is going to "FLOW LIKE RIVERS OF LIVING WATER". I thank you Lord, for trusting me, your daughter, to go forth and bring the word to these ladies.

In the days ahead as I prepare to speak Gods word, please pray for me. That God will use me in a mighty way. That all that is said and shared will bring GLORY to HIS name. That womens lives will be changed.

"I am but the CLAY...I give MY LIFE to the POTTERS HAND."....

"With GOD ALL things are POSSIBLE."

"I can do ALL things through CHRIST who gives me STRENGTH"

I love each and everyone of you. May your day be blessed....

In Gods Love
Cindy


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SOARING ON EAGLES WINGS.....Change is Coming. Renewal is Coming...A NEW Season is coming....

In ISAIAH 40:31 it says:

"But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint: (ESV)

THE EVERYDAY BIBLE AMPLIFIED VERSION BY JOYCE MEYER says it like this:

"But those who wait for the LORD(Who expect, look for and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun); they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Personally, I want to wait for the Lord....

As each NEW day begins I awaken with a joy of EXPECTATIONS...I set ALL my HOPE in HIM everyday. My strength is renewed, I have a NEW GOD GIVEN POWER to face each obstacle, each trial, each circumstance through the POWER OF THE LORD....I will MOUNT UP AND SOAR LIKE THE WINGS OF AN EAGLE, I have DETERMINATION....I will PERSEVERE and I will PRESS ON and not GROW WEARY....I will walk with my head held high....I will LIFT MY HANDS IN PRAISE AND GLORIFY MY FATHER FOR EVERYTHING HE DOES.....BECAUSE HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW....

I would like to encourage you, whatever trial or situation or circumstance you are going through, don't get downhearted.....Remember these words:

EXPECT- ONLY THE BEST THINGS IN YOUR LIFE...THE THINGS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

HOPE- FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW, BECAUSE GOD IS IN IT.....

POWER- THAT NO WEAPON AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER....

STRENGTH- I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH....

Remember God loves you and He is always walking right beside you.....

In Gods Love
Cindy



Monday, February 14, 2011

The Journey of 2010.....

Good Morning Ladies,

Its been awhile since I have been here to blog....

So many things have changed....

The journey of 2010 was a very long journey...It was a journey of EMOTIONS...It was a journey of TRIALS.....It was a journey of the UNKNOWN.

2010 was a journey that GOD had destined for me. A journey that brought me CLOSE to HIM...this journey was a "I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT" journey. It was also a journey of "PERSEVERENCE" and "PRESSING ON".....

2010 was the year that everything that my husband and I worked for was lost....

Our trucking business that we started when we moved here 6 yrs ago went under....

We went thru a CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY....

The house that we had built went into foreclosure....

There were times when I didn't know where our next meal would come from....

During this ENTIRE journey, I never questioned the Lord.....I knew HE had a PLAN and PURPOSE for me...He had given me the word "PERSEVERENCE" for 2010....Every where I went, everything I read the word PERSEVERE would be there somehow.....So, PERSERVERE is what I did.

My Scripture for 2010 was "With God all things are possible" and "I walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT" my daily word was "I am but the CLAY, I give MY LIFE to the POTTERS HAND." and I did....I gave it to the Lord....It wasnt always easy....There were alot of tears....

The Lord got me thru this.....

After 10 months of Carl working 2 jobs that he hated, God blessed him with a job that he had been trying for, for 10 months....He got the job with Sarasota County Bus Company called SCAT.....He is doing what he loves to do...DRIVE...

I had a job for about 8 months....God brought me that job when I needed it the most.....But, HE also took me out of it, when HE knew that I needed to be out of there, because HE knew changes were coming in our lives and that I would need to be present during these changes...

God blessed me so that I could receive UNEMPLOYMENT during this time....

Carl and I had to find a NEW home to live in. In the beginning it was stressful. I didn't want to give up my home....I was uncertain if we could find a home that we could take our 2 dogs, 2 birds and boo boo kitty with us....Those are my "children"....

Everyday, I prayed without ceasing....I kept "PERSEVERING" and "PRESSING ON"....."I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT"....."WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE".....

God heard my prayers, HE heard the cries of my heart, He would let me know that HE was PRESENT, that HE was with me during this journey and HE would NEVER LEAVE ME....and HE never did.....

HE Blessed Carl and I and our "babies" with a wonderful home....My aunt and uncle owned a home just 2 blocks from where we had lived....They had moved up to New Hampshire.....The tenants that were in the house at the time were not good tenants.....But, that is another chapter for another time...but, with alot of help, blood, sweat and tears OUR HOME THAT THE LORD PROVIDED FOR US IS BEAUTIFUL....

I say all this to ENCOURAGE YOU....To let you know, that if you are going thru some trial or situation and I know we all are, DO NOT GIVE UP....DO NOT LET SATAN GET A HOLD ON THE SITUATION.....

PRAY, PERSEVERE, PRESS ON!!!! GOD HAS A PLAN AND PURPOSE AND A DESTINY FOR EACH ONE OF YOU!!!!!........

I MAY HAVE LOST ALL MATERIAL THINGS IN 2010.....BUT THE ONE THING THAT WASN'T TAKEN FROM ME AND COULD NEVER BE TAKEN FROM ME IS MY LOVE FOR MY FATHER, AND THE LOVE THAT MY FATHER HAS FOR ME....

In Gods Love,
Cindy