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Friday, October 16, 2009

Thought For Today (17)

I've thought about changing 'Thought For Today,' to something like

Sharing is Caring or Interesting Reads, but I think for those who have been following


the concept of 'Thought' is pretty much understood.


For a while I've felt like I couldn't write. I believe the enemy was trying to block my progress and hush my voice. I wasn't at a lost for words but when it came writing I couldn't organize my thoughts. God then placed it on my heart to share the insight of his love not only through my work but the work of other believers. He inspired me to share the work of my sisters and brothers with the belief that if there words touched me they'd touch others.


Spread the gospel, aid and assist in lifting up his name.

There are so many wonderful bloggers for Jesus it's hard to add them all but know that your ministries are not in vain.


God Bless

Thought For Today (15)

Give thanks to the Lord...He is worthy to be praised

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Life's Lesson

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.


Often time’s trials and despair can hinder our sight. Leading one to believe there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Experience has taught me that with God there is always ‘light’ and through that tunnel may have been dark, dreary, and lonely for the true believer there’s always a lesson and/or progression in us through him. There was a time in my life when that was hard for me to understand. I thought being a Christian exonerated me from the sheer pain and heartache I’ve had to endure. As he open his word to me I not only learned trials must come but in every situation and circumstance he is truly there to provide the way out. That way out doesn’t always come when we want or expect it, but he always provides. During the difficult times in my life his expression of sheer love for me had never been so powerful. In times when all I had was his word in my heart wrapped with the belief and faith in him to provide and walk me through I realized that was all I needed.

When things in your life seem to be out of control and you don’t know where to turn, turn to the father.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Thought For Today (8)



Struggling with thoughts of not being good enough?
I am so thankful to God for placing it on my heart to share the awesome talents of his children.
May you be continuously blessed.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thought For Today (3)

I visit many blogs and have found much inspiration and the desire to share the work of others that speak to my heart.
'Thoughts For Today'
Will be decicated to share the talents
and inspiration of many.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thought For Today

Think before you react...

Only babies can get away with putting there foot in there mouth...

He who guards his mouth keeps his life,
but he who opens wide his lips come to ruin.
Proverbs 13:3

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What's Your Birthday Verse

A family member emailed this to me.

Updated: 9/3/09
www.birthverses.com/mybirthverse.cfm
I didn't realize the website wasn't attached..


Proverbs 12:25 NIV
An anxious heart weighs a man down,
but a kind word cheers him up.


If you know me I guess you know how fitting this verse is.


God Bless

Monday, July 13, 2009

'I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me.

My Cousin emailed this to me and I wanted to share it with you.....

Here's the story:
A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympicdiver.
The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend.
The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend's sermons,but he heard them often. One night the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended.
The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright, there was plenty of light to practice by. The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board and extended his arms out to dive, he saw his shadow on the wall..

The shadow of his body, was in the shape of a cross. The man felt a strange feeling, like someone was speaking to him. Instead of diving, he knelt downand finally asked God to come into his life. As the young man stood, a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on.
The pool had been drained for repairs. Remember; how many times have you gotten out of dangerous or even would-be fatal situations? Ever thought this could be due to the Hand of God? Or do you always think it's due to your might or wit. Send this story to a friend. Yes, I do Love Jesus. He is my source of existence and Savior..He keeps me functioning each and everyday. 'Without Him, I will be nothing.Without him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.'

Phil 4:13.This is the simplest test.If you Love Jesus, and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things He has done for you. Pass this to ten people --and the person who sent it to you!!!!!!!!!!!

Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

To The End


Psalm 62:8Trust in Him at all times, you people;Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah


I love writing, and realize I have a lot to learn but, this is the venue He’s given me. For those who continue to follow me I’m sure you’ll agree trials are something I seem to no much about.

To give a visual view of how often they seem to come in my life I'd have to ask you imagine one who runs track and jumps hurdle after hurdle, knowing there's more ahead with a finish line that doesn’t seem to be in view.

My life continues to be in sink with that runner, hurdle after hurdle, but thanks to God there is a finish line and what I’ve learned in all of this is He’s always with me.
He said he would never leave or forsake us…He’d be with us to the end. What a promise and one only He’s able to keep. As distressing as I’ve allowed the situations in my life to be, and even in my anxiety He continues to stand by me and shed light in areas I’ve never imagined. So my vision is sometimes blurred and in moments of weakness I’ve allowed problems to be bigger than the problem solver. I don’t know about you but I’m so thankful our father is a forgiving one. He knows we are but flesh and I’m sure he shakes his head at me may times, as if to say, ‘Yolanda what did I tell you? Read my words again, focus, believe, and know that I love you.’
I believe he says that to us all.

Brothers and sisters’ in Christ, focus (on Him), believe, and know that He loves you.

2 Samuel 22:31As for God, His way is perfect;The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Precious Love

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 22:6


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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Change



I've been there
Where tears that fall no longer reach the exterior
And cries of loneliness are followed by despair
Where the pitch of ones desire pierces the soul
Oblivion to self and what makes one hole
Searching for something to alleviate the pain
On bended knees and hands raised
Silent prayers reveal layers of pain
Layers of shame
Life’s mistakes
It was His cleansing that wiped the tears away
It was His love that carried me every day
Grabbing hold of useless emotions
The obstacles that torment
He Provided change
With in
with out
Change
Eye opening truths to the obstacles that must be faced
With in
With out
change
A change that allows one to acknowledge the challenges
Realizing he is present
In the storm
In the midst
In ones life
Working, maneuvering, building
Changing
With in
With out
Change..





1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:1-4




Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's.
I had to add this video, I just love his voice.

Enjoy!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Birthday Wishes In Heaven

Happy Birthday Aunt Van
I know your smiling down on us.
I wonder how many songs you've led
How many times your said ' sing child,'
How many times you've kissed the foreheads of your loved ones
Asking God to wipe there tears away
Before whispering
I love you to
I'm patiently waiting for you
Keep your hand in God's hands
And everything will OK.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

IN HIM

IN HIM I LIVE MOVE AND BREATH

IN HIS ARMS I AM TAKEN ON A JOURNEY
CARRIED THROUGH
PROTECTED
UNDERSTOOD

AS ONE PATH LEADS TO ANOTHER

MANY CALL DESTINY

OTHER CALL PURPOSE

YET

IT IS ALL

ALL

IN HIM

BECAUSE OF HIM

BY HIM

THROUGH HIM

THERE'S JOY IN THE MIDST OF STORMS

COMFORT FOR THE TROUBLED SOUL

SILENCE IN MIDST OF CLAMORING

PEACE

JOY

LOVE

LIFE

IN HIM

WE HAVE IT ALL

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4


Friday, March 27, 2009

Press On (4)

Like many I've learned that in life there is much joy and also much pain.

Things don't always go as we plan, and sometimes the things we've done with the best intentions in mine can backfire, and leave us questioning ourselves, and our purpose. It's in those times we must take comfort in knowing the one who knows.

God knows all about us. He knows our strengths, and our weaknesses; He knows how we think and why. Most importantly, with all the information he has on us, he chose us and loves us.

So when the enemy tries to steal your joy by pointing out your most recent mishap, weakness, and/or mistakes. You can tell him with a song of praise, 'My father all ready knows.'

9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;

tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11 Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

1 Chronicles 16:9-11 (New International Version)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Be Blessed



Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.

The bible says, blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. I've circled many mountains before realizing that any situation he has allowed me to go through is surely the road he wants me to be on. He's taken me through one battle after another, and one trial after another before I realized that was the point, 'He's taken me through.' He's with me all the way and because of his presence I am able to say,' Yes, I am blessed.

(8) For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters which spreads out it's roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes;

He is the nurturer of my life. The very essence of my roots and the one who has planted me on the round in which I stand. His unfailing love for me increases my desire for him. Knowing that without him I'd be lost. I lift my hands up to him in praise for he indeed is the keeper of my soul.

But its leaf will be green.
And will not be anxious in the year of drought
nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7 -8

On bended knee I pray for the strength that sustains my life like the rivers water that bathe the roots, nurturing,quenching, protecting from the heat that for others cause drought. I will stand strong refusing to allow the troubles of the day to take hold of my soul. For anxiety has no place here I will not succumb to Satan's fear. For my father says I will not cease to bear fruit. Which will be ripe in its season and ready for his picking.




































Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Press On (3)

The media continues to overload us with images of what they say beauty is suppose to look like. The majority of the teenagers want to dress like one star, get a face lift to look like another, and starve themselves, believing that being as skinny as a runway model will somehow improve there popularity. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve ourselves we have a responsibility to to take care of the temple God has graced us with. It's when we do these things for the approval of others that we can easily be lead astray...



Having a positive self image begins with knowing who you are in Christ.


How do you view yourself?


Did you know God fearfully and wonderfully made you?


Do you believe you were created in his magnificent image?


You're designed, shaped, molded, and created by him.


For that reason alone your an exquisite and marvelous vessel.



Psalm 139:13-15 (New International Version)
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Press On (2)

Matthew 4....It has been written, man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.



Day after day we can easily get caught up in one event after another. There always seems to be something that requires our undivided attention. For many of us, once our feet touch the floor in the morning, our daily activities are non- stop. Due to our day to day hustle the quality time we'd like to spend with God is sometimes put off for an hour that never seems to arrive.

For a while I could get up without an alarm clock and spend my first hours of the day with him. As I took on more hours at work getting up independently became an option of the past.

I began setting my alarm clock and then found myself laying there to pray of course, yet, I'd fall back asleep. I continued to adjust my schedule because when I miss a day of meeting God in his word I found myself getting irritated and agitated with my surroundings. I've learned that no matter what's going on in my life he must be my first priority.


John 6:35
Jesus replied I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trust in and relies on Me will never thirst anymore.


Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Press On (1)

I've never run track yet everyday appears to have a different obstacle or hurdle that must be crossed. The challenge of pressing forward sometimes seems unbearable, when looking to a finish line that's not quite clear in view. Observing life's little opponents or hindrances can easily cause one to lose focus. What's ingested is not always easily digested. Learning to be aware of ones surroundings is important yet we must also be aware of the things we allow to capture our attention, thoughts and progress. As in a race we shouldn't look to the left or the right but remain focus, with his word as our guide, spirit as our strength, and song of praise in our hearts. Lets us reach our goal by crossing the finish line victoriously.


Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
1 Corinthians 9:24

O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
Psalm 98:1-3

Friday, February 20, 2009

New School Prayer



Written by a 15 year old school kid in Ohio:

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now. ?
Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise..
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice. ?
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the state. ?
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong, We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong. We can get our condoms and birth controls, Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, No word of God must reach this crowd. ?
It's scary here I must confess, When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make: Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen
If you aren't ashamed to do this, Please pass this on.
Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

Whether your a lover of Valentine's day or can't wait until all the hoop-La is over please take a moment to read a wonderful blog written by, God's Girl. I found it to be a beautiful expression of love and romance every christian deserves to experience.
God Bless and Happy Heart Day

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Why Me

...then His disciples came and they wondered (were surprised astonished) to find Him talking with a woman [a married woman]. John 4:27

Can't you just see them whispering and wondering why Jesus was talking to this woman. I'm sure in there eyes she wasn't worthy of His time. Let's face it this woman had been married five times and was living with a man. I don't believe they knew her history but what they did know about her, and according to there customs, Jesus conversation with her could be seen a inappropriate.

Sometimes it good to keep your mouth shut.

They hadn't heard the conversation that transpired prior to them reaching Jesus. They were curious but wise enough not to question Him. Soon they would see the results of one woman's testimony about a man who told her everything about herself.

When you seen your Christian friend talking to someone who's not saved. I advise you to do as the disciple's did. Keep quiet. That friend may be witnessing to someone who will in return find Jesus and witness to someone else.

John 4:28-30
28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people,
29 Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: can this be the Christ?
30 They went out of the city, and were coming to him.






Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm Here


James 4:8 Come close to God and He will come close to you....


Its been a while since our last conversation.
Days have gone by and you haven't called on me.
Ive been patiently waiting for you.
Waiting for you to spend time with me.

I remember you use too meet me in the mornings
As I recall before your feet touch the floor you'd lift your hands to praise me..
How I miss hearing your voice


You, My beloved child


How long will you let the cares of this world lead you astray
How long will you come up excuses of why you haven't called on me throughout the day


Seek, inquire of and for the lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence (continually) evermore. Psalm 104:4

As rain fell today
I cause the sky to turn grey, but in the midst of the showers

A rainbow peeked through


You had no idea it was Me
Me reminding you
I m here.

You went to the doctors today.
The test results weren't what you expected.
I heard you calling me.
I heard you asking for forgiveness.

" Help me Lord," is what I heard you say

My beloved child
I have been with you everyday


Proverbs 16:20
He who deals wisely and heeds [God's] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord--happy, blessed, and fortunate is he.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Prayer For Government

1Tim 2:1…………Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.
1 Tim 2:2………..I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way.
Prov. 1:23……….Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.
Ps 25:21………..Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us,
1 Tim 2:2………..that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.
Prov. 2:10……….Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them.
Prov. 2:11……….Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them,
Prov. 2:12……….to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men.
Psalm 1:1……….Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel,
2Chr 20:32………doing what is right in your sight.
Prov. 2:21……….Let the upright dwell in our government.
Heb 12:27……….Cause there to be a shaking in all areas.
Prov. 2:21……….Let those complete and blameless before You stay.
Prov. 2:22……….and cut off the wicked. Let the unfaithful be rooted out.
1Cor 4:5…………Bring to light what is hidden in darkness,
1Cor 4:5…………and expose the secret aims of the hearts.
Rev 2:5………….Let this nation remember from where they have fallen,
Rev 2:5………….repenting, and returning to doing their first works,
1Chr 22:19……..setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord,
2Chr 7:14……….humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their wicked ways.
2Chr 7:14……….Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land.
Acts 26:18……..Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light.
Heb 3:13………..Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Ps 107:20……….Deliver them from their destructions.
2Pet 3:9…………Father, You have been longsuffering toward us,
2Pet 3:9…………not willing that any should perish,
2Pet 3:9…………but that all should come to repentance.
Isa 49:22………..Raise up a standard in this nation.
Zech 10:1……….Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land
Hab 3:2………….and revive Your work in the midst of us.
Isa 59:16………..Raise up intercessors for this nation
2Cor 10:4……….to pull down strongholds over this land.
Isa 40:5…………And let the glory of the Lord be revealed!
In Jesus name we pray..Amen

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Praying For The Children


Acts 19:20.........I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13...........That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1.......... the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13...........Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6............ Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14.......... I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15.......... but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2........... desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19............That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5.......... Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5.......... and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16......... They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18.......... I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1......... and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5........... That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5........... being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7........... That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22............I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph'm 1:6...........effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 ..........not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9...........Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 ..........not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18.........Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 ........They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices. 2Tim2:22 .........They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ..........and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ..........Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11..........Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8.............and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 ...........Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 .........They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11..........and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 ...........They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 ...........cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 .......They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18........They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ..........having favor and high esteem with God and man.


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