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God crossed our paths on 4-21-06...we took our time to officially start dating--we prayerfully started dating in the Summer of 2006, got engaged on 5-19-07, and God united us as one on our wedding day, 12-15-07. Exactly 1 year later, 12-15-08, we found out we were expecting our 1st child, Bailey Josiah, who was born on 8-3-09. God has blessed us beyond measure with such a precious son! We are so thankful for each other & for the amazing opportunity to raise one of His precious children. Little did we know, that a short 4 years later, we would be living out our vows, "through sickness & in health"...we hope & pray that this struggle with Lyme is going to be temporary, but right now are just taking it one day at a time, trusting God each step of the way. "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9...."Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5b


Friday, December 30, 2011

Medication, Gluten-Free, & Supplements...Oh My! :)

So, this has been a glorious week. First of all, I received All the supplements & the 2 probiotics, which I have already started to take All of them. I started them yesterday, 12.29.11. I just know all these medication, probiotics, supplements, & going gluten-free alone are going to help, & then when we add in the antibiotics, in 3 or so weeks, I hope to get way better than where I am at now. It's going to take time, but God has already prepped me for that--strengthening my patience through all the doctors visits, test results, lab results, etc that I've had over this past year. I praise Him for allowing me to go through this--He definitely has strengthened my patience throughout it all :~)

The 2nd reason this week has been awesome is that Wednesday, the 28th, I received a phone call from an RN who works in the Epidemiology Dept at the York County Health Dept. She asked if I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I told her yes. At first I was a little confused. Then, as we started to chat, she encouraged me So much!

First she told me that when they see someone show up in their system that has been diagnosed with Lyme or other diseases like Hepatitis, Salmonella, etc...she calls them right away to make sure they are being treated properly. She said it is so important for me to be treated properly.

Therefore, I shared my Lyme doctor's treatment plan for me. This lady totally agreed!!!, Praise Jesus!! She is definitely Lyme Literate. She briefly spoke how there is such a conspiracy with Lyme & that most doctors do not even think Chronic Lyme even exists, but she said I definitely know that it does.

This was such a sweet kiss from God reassuring me that this indeed is the way to go; it was so refreshing & encouraging to know that she agreed to the treatment plan & thought that everything laid out for me is the way to go; she was very happy with it :~)

The last thing that happened this week that was another reassurance...I found a primary care doctor who will actually support me along the way of this year or longer treatment plan. He did suggest that I remain open-minded and not just focus on Lyme, but that there could be something else going on along with the Lyme. But he did agree to see me and be there for me along the way. He is an incredible doctor; I highly recommend him to anyone: Dr. Nunnery at Fort Mill Family Practice....great doctor even from just the one visit I have been to :~)

So, this has been a glorious, reassuring week! I am so thankful & praise Jesus for it! :~)

...this goes back to the theme of my whole blog--'Joy in the Morning'--yes sorrow may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning...my 'night' could be a year or 2 or longer, but God promises joy in the morning; He promises relief; whether that relief comes here in our temporary time on earth, or it may be when we, who are believers, see Jesus face to face in Heaven......o' how I long for that moment, but for our time here on earth, we are to Glorify Jesus in all we do & tell others about Him, be disciples as He has called us to (Matthew 28:18-20)....this is our purpose here on earth! :)

I praise God that this life is temporary; and it's All about Him, it's all about the Gospel--Jesus, who came, lived, died the most sacrificial, horrific death, and indeed he arose and is seated at the right Hand of the throne of God.....this is what life is all about!, praising Him, everyday bringing Him Glory in all we say & do.

In Heaven, it's all about praising Jesus, therefore that's what we should be doing here on earth, no matter what we are going through--seek Him with All your heart, daily turn to Him for guidance & He will lead the way; no matter what you may be going through; health, finances, marital issues, bad grades, anything; seek Him! & He will transform you & it will be amazing!, these sorrows won't go away when you come to truly have a relationship with Him, b/c we are still here on earth, this is an imperfect world, there is sin so there will still be sorrow, but know that God promises relief as I mentioned before & He will amazingly comfort you through these sorrows; not saying it will be easy, but there will be peace that surpasses all understanding! :~).........."But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." ~Matthew 6:33~

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." ~Phil 4:6-7~

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Suffering is only Temporary, not Eternal"

This is copied straight from Week 4 of something we have been reading at Remedy Church, on our own time, called "Advent", in preparation for the 1st Coming of Christ--His birth, which is what Christmas is All about!, & His life here on earth, His death, & His Resurrection, which we anticipate His 2nd Coming, where there will be no more suffering or sorrow to all those who truly know Him! :~)

 I just copied and pasted it because this is All SO stinkin' good---it's a Must read!, God spoke volumes to me through this as I hope & pray He does to you as well! :~)

He o' so sweetly & gently reminds me through this that suffering is not eternal, it is only temporary, which goes back to the theme of our blog, "Joy in the Morning".....sorrow may last for the night, but Joy comes in the morning!,...the night could be days, weeks, months, years of suffering & of sorrow, but morning refers to God promising us relief from the suffering & sorrow, whether here on this temporary time on earth or in Heaven when we see Jesus face to face, which I can't wait for that moment & for Eternity!, & that moment will Only come to those who truly Know Jesus, not just 'Believe' but Know Him, in an intimate relationship with Him, Glorifying Him in all you do! :~).....this is just a tiny glimpse of this reading.....please take a few moments to read this in preparing your heart for Christmas :~)

"The 1996 movie “Jerry McGuire” climaxed when Tom Cruise
burst into his wife’s home, looked into her eyes and said the
famous words, “You complete me.” He had just experienced
the height of his professional career only to find out it was not
what he had expected. He expected joy and found loneliness. He expected
fulfillment and found emptiness. He was a man in the throes of finding out
that what he had always pursued was not what he truly needed or desired.

Maguire was right about one thing: Incompleteness marks our current
life. No matter how hard we try, fulfillment is always just out of reach.
For unbelievers, the pursuit of fulfillment will feel like eternally chasing
a moving target until Jesus becomes the object of their longing. However,
even for the believer, there is a real sense that we have not found what we are
looking for.

Completion is only found in Christ, through His death for our sin and
resurrection from the grave, but it’s not a complete reality until we stand
in our resurrected bodies in the presence of our Savior. This won’t happen
until Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 come to pass: “They will see the Son of Man
coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” The return of
Jesus and final restoration are the human hope, nothing less. Paul knew this
well when he sat down to write Romans 8.

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth
comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation
waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the
creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who
subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage
to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the
pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves,
who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly
for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we
were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he
sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."
ROMANS 8:18-25

The central theme of this passage is what all of us long for: glory. The
climactic theme of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is that we are born
and reborn to share fully in the glory of God. As history marches on, we inch
ever closer to the day when the heavenly city will have “no need for the sun
or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp
is the Lamb” (Revelation 21:23). There will be a day when we physically and
fully partake in the glory of God, but until that day gets here, we groan.

According to Romans 8, the children of God groan amidst suffering. This
suffering is not only referring to imprisonment or martyrdom but also the
daily sufferings we walk through, from disease to financial reversals, difficult
marriages to loneliness. The pains of our fallen world are violently depicted
as a mother giving birth to child. At this point, we might expect Paul to
say the Spirit in our lives eases the pain, but instead he does something
completely unexpected. In a passage on suffering and glory, Paul links our
groaning to having the “firstfruits of the Spirit.”

He says there is an aspect of our groaning that is strengthened because the
Spirit has revealed to us Who Jesus is and that He will return to decisively
defeat sin and death. Our living under the weight of sin today is felt to a
greater degree because we know it will not always be this way; thus, our
groaning is heightened by our longing. This is the “already but not yet” our
pastors talk about. The penalty of sin has already been paid for, but the
impact of sin has not yet ended. We are a church family who knows this all
too well. Tumors, miscarriages and deaths have made our local community
aware of the suffering that comes with a world still groaning for the return of
Christ, but by the grace of God, that’s not all Paul said.

Paul’s hope is that, when these sufferings are held up to the infinite light of
the glory of God, they are “not worth comparing.” Paul was not speaking
out of ignorance. As we are a body aware of suffering, Paul was a man aware
of suffering. From beatings, to prison, to shipwrecks, to eventual death, he
knew suffering firsthand. So what could cause a man who walked through
that amount of pain to speak with such confidence? Paul answers that with
one word: “present.”

Suffering is not eternal, but the glory upon which we wait is. Jesus is going
to return, and when He does, we will share in the fullness of His glory.
When we do, the text says we will experience two things: adoption as sons,
which is the redemption of our bodies, and a new earth free from the
weight of sin. Since the text says creation is waiting to “obtain the freedom
of the glory of the children of God,” these are not separate statements but
one united reality that will take place when the glorious trumpets sound
and the Servant returns as King.

As we wait for this day, incompleteness defines our lives because we live
as adopted children who have not yet been picked up by our parents. We
know our parents’ names, know they have paid for our adoption, know
the adoption has been approved but stand on the curb with bags packed
waiting on them to come and tell us, “You’re home.” This is true for all
believers from all centuries. Those living today and those who have entered
the presence of the Lord await the completion of our adoption in the
redemption of our bodies.

This is the Christian hope into which we were saved. We know that Jesus
has already paid for our adoption, but we wait for the Father to send Him
for us to renew our home and dwell among us eternally as we experience
our resurrected bodies and the fullness of His glory. This is a salvation
about so much more than just “going to heaven when we die.” This is
restoration, redemption and renewal. This is going from enemies of God to
sons and daughters of God, co-heirs with Christ. This is living fully in the
image of God the way He intended. Oh what a day that will be. Come Lord
Jesus, come.

Until Christ’s return, Paul gives us an example of how to groan in view of
eternity. He exemplifies how to view the hardships of a fallen world through
the lens of the eternal glory we await. To live in light of eternity does not
mean demotions and cancer are not painful. It means they are not crushing.
Cancer is painful because death is the last enemy to be conquered, but
it’s not crushing because it’s only a matter of time before our resurrection
conquers all disease. It means that loneliness is not something only our
single brothers and sisters experience. We all experience loneliness because
marriage is not the solution to the human condition. It’s a gift and an image
that represents the substance for which we all long.

The substance that brings fulfillment and ends loneliness is standing face to
face with our beloved, Jesus Christ. To stand face to face, two things must
take place: He must return, and our flesh must be the redeemed, resurrected
body to come. When fully grasping our hope, we can endure any suffering
because we know it is temporary, and the glory to come is eternal. Until
that day, we strive for a steadfast hope, we wait with patience, and we stand
confident that our Savior will appear to bring completion to the adoption we
long for."

Monday, December 19, 2011

Some may not see it as a gift, but I do--A Diagnosis!

Today, my aunt & I traveled to Asheville to meet with Anne Walch, P.A.--she is a Lyme 'Literate' Specialist. After going through ALL the doctor reports, MRI reports, blood work, etc and meeting with me & doing an exam, she has given me what I have waited for for quite some time now--a diagnosis--Lyme Disease.

Some may think it is crazy to consider hearing that you have Lyme a gift, but I truly do consider it as a gift, and only through the wisdom God is giving me do I. God has gently laid a peace over me today that He is going to work mightily through me. I am confident that He is going to use the treatment plan she has laid out for me to make me better, and hopefully heal me completely.

...in my own flesh, I am a little nervous because when I do start the antibiotics in about 4 weeks, as they start to kill off the bacteria in my body, I will get worse before getting better, & the antibiotics are going to be pretty intense for at least 9 months or so, & then at that time, I will hopefully be able to lower the dosage & eventually taper off...but all those details I need not to worry about right now as I think about these 3 verses:

John 14:27, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

Proverbs 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Phil 4:6-7 "...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Andthe peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"

Part of the treatment plan does include a change in my diet--going gluten-free. If you know me, you know I love sugars & carbs....so this is going to be difficult, but I will do what it takes--I am highly motivated to get better, so changing my diet is going to have to be part of it, so I will do it!...anyone that has recipes, I'm totally open to accept them :~) Again, in this area, God has given me such a sweet gentleness about it...it's like He has encouraged me today, as I act in obedience, and do my part in what I can do since this is a whole lifestyle change to get better, He will heal me, but even more so I will live through this and experience it first-hand, which excites me that God may use me in the lives of others who have Lyme or something similar...so I say all this to say I am actually excited to see how God is going to work in me, through me, and around me, ultimately that He would receive All the Glory!

Welp, it's been a Long, but glorious day...time for nite nite! :~)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Though the sorrow may last for the night, His Joy comes with the Morning"

So, I am revolving my blog around Psalm 30:5b, "Weeping may tarry for the night but joy comes with the morning." now of course, the words night and morning here do not actually mean night and morning as we may think; it could, but rather they represent different times in our life--the night represents the harder times in life; the trials of life, meaning only a season of our life--while morning represents the time when that difficult season has passed---
"Though there is indeed weeping in the lives of the faithful (sometimes because their misdeeds have incurred God's anger, and sometimes just because of suffering that comes from living in a fallen world), it comes to an end. Morning stands for the time when God gives relief; it might not arrive until the last day, but it will surely come."Morning comes after the night, therefore joy comes after weeping--and as a believer there is True, Pure Joy because of our hope in God; that Joy comes from His Sovereignty, His Power, & He is Faithful & will see us through the hard times.

It makes me think of the lyrics to the song, "Trading My Sorrows:"

I'm trading my sorrows 
I'm trading my shame 
I'm laying them down 
For the joy of the Lord

I'm trading my sickness 
I'm trading my pain 
I'm laying them down 
For the joy of the Lord 

Yes Lord yes Lord 
Yes yes Lord 
Yes Lord yes Lord 
Yes yes Lord 
Yes Lord yes Lord 
Yes yes Lord Amen

I am pressed but not crushed 
Persecuted not abandoned 
Struck down but not destroyed 
I am blessed beyond the curse 
For His promise will endure 
That His joy's gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night 
His joy comes with the morning


It's about laying whatever we are going through in life down before the Lord, trading your sickness, your pain, your sorrow, laying them down for the Joy of the Lord--God is Faithful! no matter what you are going through He is Faithful to heal, to provide...may you just put your God-gven faith in Him & experience true, pure Joy! :~)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"God is God & I am man so I will never understand it all"

"God Is God"
by: Steven Cutis Chapman

And the pain falls like a curtain
On the things I once called certain
And I have to say the words I fear the most
I just don’t know

And the questions without answers
Come and paralyze the dancer
So I stand here on the stage afraid to move
Afraid to fall, oh, but fall I must
On this truth that my life has been formed from the dust

God is God and I am not
I can only see a part of the picture He’s painting
God is God and I am man
So I’ll never understand it all
For only God is God

And the sky begins to thunder
And I’m filled with awe and wonder
‘Til the only burning question that remains
Is who am I

Can I form a single mountain
Take the stars in hand and count them
Can I even take a breath without God giving it to me
He is first and last before all that has been
Beyond all that will pass


Oh, how great are the riches of His wisdom and knowledge
How unsearchable for to Him and through Him and from Him are all things

So let us worship before the throne
Of the One who is worthy of worship alone


God's Divine Power

Nov. 13, 2006

"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of hm who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverence; and to perserverence, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is near-sighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if u do these things, yo will never fall and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
~2 Peter 1:3-11

In the first part, God just really touched me through his word.....his power is divine, its amazing!, its so powerful......even when we have no idea what is goin on and what lies ahead, and when we dont understand things that have happened in the past or in the near past, God is still sovereign and his power is incredible! when u r weak, he will make u strong as u seek him......u can rest in the peace, joy, and comfort that God is all u need, he is your all and everything if u have given your life over to him.....i know me personally, i am realizing more and more that all i truly need is God, my Savior.....he is my all and my everything! i yearn more of him daily and more of his word.....my heart is pouring out to him....im in love with him, but i desire to be more in love with him......his power is all we need for our brief time here on earth.

Also we are standing on his precious promises, like in verse 4......thru our faith in him and his sovereign power, he has called us to "participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption int he world cause by evil desires"......being a Christian is definitely not easy.....when u arent a Christian the devil has u under his stronghold, but once u give ur life over to God, he releases those chains from u and u are free from sin, not saying you won't sin, but that u have forgiveness from your sins, thats part of God's free gift of salvation to us......giving your life over to God, you have an everlasting hope and u r secure in the arms of your heavenly Father......the devil will come at us so hard the more we do to have a deeper relationship with God, he will try to win, but God's power will cast the devil away from us.....yea, the devil will seem very overwhleming at times and u will feel that he is overtaking ur life,.....but i'm determined not to let the devil have power over me, b/c i serve a God thats power does not compare to the mere power of the devil......that devil's tryin hard, real hard these days, and he is destroying many lives, many marriages, many relationships, homes, countries, our nation is thinking that homosexuality is ok and that there is nothing with harming your body.......your body is not yours, its God's, he created u, we are a bunch of God's lil creations walking around.......many people these days are held captive by the devil, the devil is in the minds of many people......the thing is people who have not given their lives over to God and are not a born-again Christian, then it breaks my heart, b/c these people are hopeless, they are left empty and broken, they search this world over and over for comfort and peace thru diff things like sex, drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, pornography......all these things are things this world has to offer, they will bring temporary "happiness," but Jesus is the way the truth, and the life....no one comes to the father but by him (John 14)......Knowing God personally, and having a personal relatioonship with him, growing closer to him daily is the only way to bring peace, comfort, and joy.....thru God, u receive eternal joy, not temporary happiness.........
my heart pours out to and is broken for this lost world we are livin in today.......its sad and it breaks my heart, i want to do so much to change it, somtimes what i can is limited, i sometimes get bogged down, b/c i wanna help ppl so bad, and i want them to give their life over to God so bad, but the thing that God is teaching me as i type is that he is the almighty, powerful God.....he can change the world thru his disciples planting seeds and telling people about him, but once we tell people about him, sometimes there's only so much we ourselves can do, not to say give up, but theres a point to where we have the cast them into God's almighty and powerful hands, the thing is we as Christs' disciples can tell them about God, and we can counsel ppl, and show genuine love for them, heling them as many ways as God uses us to, but there has to be a personal encounter between them and God, we dont have their hearts in our hands, we cant change their hearts, that between God and them....God is so powerful, he can change anybody or anything!!, i dont doubt that one bit!! so one thing we can definitely do is get on our knees and pray for them! prayer is amazing!! sometimes i take it for granted, and sometimes i feel like i just mumble out things....right now, i desire to spend more time with God, daily, praying for this nation, for the world we are livin in, for ppl i meet daily, for Christians that we would step up in faith, telling everyone everywhere about God, giving them an opportunity to have a life-changing experience, a divine encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.......prayer can change this world!!, us gettin on our knees, crying out to our almighty God, he will hear our cry for mercy, and he will begin to work in amazing ways!........i desire to see a revival on campus, and also in this world, and yea from our own eyes, that seems impossible, but with God, its not, at all......God has the power to change everything in this world right now this instant, but thats not his plan, he has chosen us to be his disciples, to be used by him in this world, when Jesus ascended into Heaven, the holy spirit descended onto earth, if u are born-again, u have the holy spirit livin in u, therefore we are crucified with Christ, its not us, but Christ living within us.....His power is amazing and sufficient......wow!, i have so much in my heart to say and express, i dont know where to start.......but i'll try........the thing is, we are his disciples, we are his chosen ones, he has called us to Go, and make disciples of ALL nations.....his power is amazing and yea, he could change everything in the blink of an eye, but he has chosen to use us.....he desires to use us, can u believe that?? that amazes me! we are his servants,.....he doesnt need us, he wants us, he wants to use us.......he doesnt want us to stand still in our walk with him, he wants us to grow in our wlak with him daily.......it just amazes me how when u start to talk to someone about God, the power of God within u takes over u, its nothing u say or do, but what Christ does thru us......that just amazes me!!......i cant get over it!.......thats why if we just stand still and live this life here on earth for ourselves, putting our lives into our own hands, relying on orselves to handle things and lay things out, then we just make a mess of everything and we push God aside........over the summer, i constantly drew near to God, and i prayed for discipline and spiritual growth and made the effort to grow closer to God thru prayer and thru his word, and to be used by him in any way he would use me......but over this past lil while, i have been slipping back into my old self, i was seeking God and his will, but at the same time, i was puttin it into my own hands......right now, i still dont understand everything thats happened over this past month or so in my life, but i do understand that i was slowly putting it into my own hands, the focus was on myself and what God had in store for me and what he was gonna do with my life....as i was focusing on my life and the circumstances within my life, i began to get slack with my daily walk with God, i began not to serve the way God is calling me to, i was slack in my prayer life, this selfishness leads to confusion, fear, and doubt, but God doesnt want that for us, he did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 timothy 1:7)....being focused on ourselves and on the situaitons we are goin thru, brings stress, but focusing on God and trusting him brings rest; I dont want to be selfish and focus too much on the cirumstances i am goin thru with fear, but to lift those up daily, praising God for what we go thru, b/c there is a purpose for everything we go thru, one is to make us stronger, if we run to him thru it........either we can place our live in God's hands, surrendering Everything to him daily, trusting him and having faith that his will be be done and will be revealed in his time, and listening to his still small voice as he speaks to us........or on the other hand we can live for ourselves, putting our lives in our own hands, gettin all the voices mixed up that are around us or that are in our head, and then our lives will fall apart, we'll have a huge mess.......all those broken pieces, God wants, he wants to take them, if we give them to him, and make something beautiful of your life here on earth......will u give God all the broken pieces in your life and let him reign over yor life today?

"God, I thank you so much for this day and i Thank u for everything u have blessed me with God!, i thank u for who u are and what u have done and are doing.....God i dont know what lies ahead, im not sure whats gonna come of everything, but thats ok, i dont need to know....but God, i want u to know that i praise u and thank u for this time, i know your hand is over my life right now and i thank u for your power and your soveriegnty, yea, im human, so im excited to see whats gonna take place, but i desire to be ocntent in all cirumstances God.......right now God, i pray for this scripture and the words u have given me, the words u have laid on my heart, may u use them to reach someone as they read this.....God, i want to say im sorry for being overwhelmed with my own self this past week or so, i was too focused on what u were gonna do which brought fear to me, but God u were standing there the whole time with open arms, saying, "Heather, stop tryin so hard, rest in my arms, take the focus of what i'm gonna do and how and when im gonna do it, and put your focus on me and on others, allow me to use u daily".....goin thru this has given me such a hunger for more of u God, i wanna spend all my time with u God, i love u so much......i dont desire to question things or try to figure them out, God help me to rest in your presence, trusting u God......i love u God......
God i pray for your children....may we unite together, and set oursleves out there to be used by u God....may we be rooted in u and lay your scriptures on our hearts God.....teach us, use us, mold us and make us God.....i pray for this world God, it breaks my heart with what we are livin in today, but thru the brekaing of my heart there is so much anticipation to reach people and to tell them about u....God place a burning passion within ur children to tell this lost and broken world about u......and as we tell them about u God, and live our lives representing u, may u take over from there, God change their hearts, work in their hearts God......God i pray for your will to be done and i love u God! i give this day to u..."

Do you want to know Jesus?

Feb. 4, 2007

Who is He?
What can He do in my life?
Do I need a personal relationship with him?

If you have any questions or concerns about who Jesus is and how can you make him a part of your life, how u can have a relationship with Him, how he can make something beautiful out of your life.....to know how awesome he is and how much he loves you.....please ask! either me or someone else reading this, I hope can answer! please dont hesitate!, as u read this and feel the urge on your heart to talk to me or someone else about somethin, please just let it flow right out of your heart! 

No matter who you are, I love you and I want u to receive the greatest, most precious, free gift ever! It takes faith though! All you have to do is believe that Jesus died on the cross for you, for us, for our sins, and he rose again 3 days later and He is now alive! (Romans 10:13) He lives forever and ever! He has set us free!, Free from the bondage of sin! Accepting this free gift, developing a personal relationship with God, turning away from what it was in your life holding u captive, and living your life that He has given you for Him, u will without a doubt go to Heaven when u die!, u will never have to fear death or be alone! He will never leave or forsake you! (Hebrews 13:5)

Will you choose today to surrender your all to God and trust Him?
If so, it will be amazing what He will do with your life!....I want you to know that He has a plan for u, a beautiful one! (Jeremiah 29) if you are feeling down and hopeless, fear not!, run into the arms of your Savior and he will rescue you! Trust Him! :)
He wants to be your best friend, your Father, your counselor, your healer, your provider, your all, and your everything!

His arms are outstretched for everyone? (John 3:16) 
Will you meet Him at the foot of the cross?

You are More than Enough

February 28, 2007


A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to 
leave the examination room and said, 
"Doctor, I am afraid to die. 
Tell me what lies on the other side." 
Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know." 
"You don't know? You, a Christian man, 
do not know what is on the other side?" 

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; 
on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, 
and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room 
and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. 
Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 
"Did you notice my dog? 
He's never been in this room before. 
He didn't know what was inside. 
He knew nothing except that his master was here, 
and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. 
I know little of what is on the other side of death, 
but I do know one thing... 

I know my Master is there and that is enough." 

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 
Lamentations 3:22, 23


April 18, 2007

Matthew 15:28

Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your
faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was
healed from that very hour.

*FAITH-that's what its all about!! :)
I believe in my heart that if we all had more faith, setting ourselves aside and humble ourselves, and take the control out of our own hands, and place it into God's and place everything into His hands, i believe that AMAZING things would happen! God is God!, He doesnt need us to do this, but thats what his plan is all about! for us to have faith and believe even tho we cannot see.....are u a faithful Paul or a doubting Thomas?...my goal is to be a faithful Paul; to continue in my faith of believing without seeing...but at the same time, we are witnesses of God everyday, just b/c Jesus has ascended into Heaven and we cant physically see him, doesnt mean we dont still see God work!, Jesus ascended into Heaven, the Holy SPirit descended onto earth.....the Holy Spirit lives in those who Believe! who have a personal relationship with God....the Holy Spirit is alive and lives in us....Salvation is here!, and he lives in us!! Thats AMAZING!!! thats sumptin to get excited about!!! God is so Awesome!! :)
And not thru our own power can we do anything at all....only by the Power of God that lives within us (Phil 4:13)....

"God of This City"

May 12,2008:

"A few weeks ago we attended Passion:Atlanta. This was the first time I heard the song God of This City, title song on Passions new release. One thing I have always enjoyed is hearing the story behind a song. This song has an amazing story. The band Bluetree from Belfast wrote the song. They were on a mission trip in Thailand in a city that is the number 1 sex tourism destination in the world. It is a very dark place. There are 30,000 female prostitutes over the age of 18 this does not include male prostitutes or females under 18. The band met the owner of a bar, really it was a brothel who invited them to play in his establishment. They were told they could play as long as people were buying drinks. So the group with Bluetree went along and bought sodas for several hours. While the band was preforming this song came to them."

This is simply amazing to me! As Christians, as Jesus' disciples we are called to reach the most uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8)....that means everywhere. Many times, we are afraid to talk to "certain" people and tell them about Christ. But think about Jesus, he loved everyone unconditionally and told everyone of his love for them. I mean, who are we to judge anyone anyways. We ALL have a past....if it wasn't for God's amazing grace, then I would still be caught in my old ways....God accepted me as a poor, wretched sinner, who am I not to accept others as well. 

God has called us to be a light in this world, but not of this world. There's a difference. We are to shine our light and make a difference in this world, telling others of Christ and God's amazing grace, but not to take part in it. For example, the story behind this song....well the band played in a bar, but they shared Christ with all the pople there...they did not drink and party, but they lived a life that exemplified Christ. I just think this is amazing and should be an encouragement to everyone that truly has a relationship with God! :)

Here's one video of the song....

However, my favorite is this one because of my passion for Africa :)

God of This City
By Bluetree
Performed by Chris Tomlin

Verse 1
You’re the God of this city
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are
You’re the light in this darkness
You’re the hope to the hopeless
You’re the peace to the restless
You are

For there is no-one like our God
There is no-one like our God

Chorus 1
Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things have still to be done here

Verse 2
You’re the Lord of Creation
The Creator of all things
You’re the King above all Kings
You are
You’re the strength in our weakness
You’re the love to the broken
You’re the joy in the sadness
You are

For there is no-one like our God
There is no-one like our God

Chorus 2
Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things have still to be done here

God is THE God of this city, of this nation...and if we, as Christians, come together and believe that with ALL our hearts and live it out....then there can be a revival on our campuses and in this world! The power of God is Absolutely Amazing!!, Let's not underestimate His Power! Being a Believer, the same Power that raised Jesus from the dead is the Power living inside of you, the Holy Spirit, and God can do amazing things in and through you....it's all about having FAITH! :)

I encourage you, as well as myself, to be bold! Remember that the worse thing that can happen is someone turning their back on you or making fun of you, but think about what all Christ endured....we definitely can take some making fun of.....John 15:18-27