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.