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

1 comment:

Afsoon and Shapour said...

I have visited your blog and enjoyed it very much. It has a great inspiration.

Would you like to visit my weblog which I created about 7 months ago?

My wife and I are Iranian and live in the UK. We love Jesus and our weblog is mostly about our Lord. Since we are Iranian we have added some Persian topics to the weblog, but you can read and watch English ones.

My weblog is http://creation-to-eternity.blogspot.com

God Bless,

Shapour.