I am so excited to share some songs with you that have been in my spirit these last couple of months! This segment on my blog will be called Worship Moment! Stay tuned for today’s addition!
Father I thank you that my husband does not spend his energy on strange women or his efforts to those who destroy Kings. I am a virtuous woman, more precious than jewels, in the heart of my husband and trust in me. My husband does not lack anything good because I reward him with good, not evil all the days my life. I select the best and work with willing hands ;I am like the merchant ships, bringing needed profession. I arise while it is still night and provide food for our household, and portions for those who help us. I evaluate good investments and move wisely as I am lead bringing continual increase in our household. I drop on my inner strength; my arms are strong in the Lord. I can see the fruit of my work is good, my lamp never goes out at night because I always work to produce more in our lives. I am not afraid of hard work and I extend my hand to the poor and the needy. I am not afraid when the seasons of our life’s change, because everyone in my household has their name. I am creative and wise, and where the finest of clothing. My husband has a good reputation with in the city, in the places where he sits, and among the leaders of the land. I am strong in business and produce powerful Results because strength and honor are my clothing. I am optimistic about the future. My mouth opens with wisdom, and loving instruction is on my time. I watch your video activities of our household and I am never idol. My children rise up and call me blessed, and my husband plays with me. My many women are capable, but I surpassed them all! Chinese deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but I am a woman who fears the Lord, and I am pleased. I receive the reward of my labor, and my life is respected throughout the city.
For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Sometimes in life we have to let go of things we can’t control. As humans it’s our natural state to want to control everything, but sometimes having control may cause bitterness, anger, and loneliness. When you allow God to take ahold of whatever it is that your trying to control burdens will be lifted off your shoulders and there is joy and peace that comes with it. I have recently been dealing with some issues that God has told me to let go of. Have they been hard??? Yes! But when I fully and I mean fully let him have it, he took it from me and I began to feel joy and Peace over that situation. I can truly say it has been the best decision I have made! Someone mentioned to me recently that the number 17 means victory! And I’m believing for anyone who is reading this, if you have had a rough 2016 or a rough start to 2017 I declare that 2017 is going to be your year of Victory!!’ This is your year!!!!’ Amen!
“You have been born again no of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is through the living and abiding word of God. For, All flesh is like grass, The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of the Lord abides forever. And this is the word which is preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:23-25
In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul tries to help believers comprehend the incomprehensible inheritance they have been given when they were adopted into the family of God! We all have been given so much more than we know what to do with, and unfortunately much of what we have remains locked up in the tower of silos because we don’t understand what it means to be in “him” Until we access our abundant inheritance by faith, it will lie there dormant and asleep, producing no life and no fruit. Lets raid this silos, take those seeds, plant them in fertile soil and reap an extravagant harvest! We must ask God to plant his word into our hearts, and then live it out by faith. The bible declares that faith is a gift, obtained “through hearing and hearing through the word of God” Romans 10;17. We must put ourselves in the position to “hear” Gods word by spending time in Gods word, studying his word by choosing to believe in it and live according to it in the power of the Holy Spirit. When we do, we are planting seeds of righteousness in our hearts that will bring forth a harvest of righteousness .
Let us be encouraged this week that we have the opportunity to plant great seeds and watch them grow into great harvest. When we choose to spend more time with the Lord and grow in his word we will begin to start seeing a harvest! I love the part in the devo where it says ” Until we access our abundant inheritance by faith, it will lie dormant and asleep, producing no fruit and no life.” lets take that step of faith this week and meditated on what he is trying to say to us through his word and believe it, receive it, by faith and wait and see that harvest bloom.
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Day 1 of my juice cleanse was a little hectic. My first drink was a purple ninja.
It has 2 beets, 1 cucumber, 1 cup of blueberries and a cup of pomegranate juice. it was super yummy and I drank it periodically through out the morning. While I was consuming this drink, I started making my drinks for lunch and dinner. The 2nd drink I made was a Citrus orange drink.
This drink had Grapefruit, 1 apple, 1 lemon, and a pinch of ginger. I had to make this drink twice.. because i put a little too much ginger and it had a huge kick to it. so I suggest only many grading the ginger and putting a pinch! it tasted so much better! this drink lasted me all through out the afternoon, just in time for dinner. which lead to my 3rd drink.
this 3rd drink was made with 2 beets, 1 apple, 2 carrots, 1 lemon and a pinch of ginger. What i have learned is drinking these drinks periodically through the day. I prepare these drinks and store them in the fridge and through the day pour me some in a smaller cup and drink as I please. The reason why i say that my first day was pretty hectic was Im learning how to acquire the taste for these juices, some where delishhhhh and the others were plain nasty.. so for day 2 I will play around with the fruits and figure out which ones taste great together and which ones don’t. Im not going to like all of them but i can at least get to a point where I can acquire the taste! So far day 1 was a little crazy.. but I know day 2 will be a lot better!
Many homemakers lament over a lack of genuine friendships. While we have acquaintances we talk to as we go about our business in our community, these relationships tend to be mostly shallow and circumstantial. At the end of the day we feel disconnected, even as we scroll through hundreds of photos and comments on social media. We sincerely desire to invest in friendships where we can practice the “one another’s” from Scripture. So, if the desire is there, why don’t we have the relationships we crave? Beyond the sin nature that we all share, there may be a genuine lack of time that is necessary for friendships. We all need to examine ourselves to see if we’ve misplaced our priorities. I don’t know about you, but I could write my own name next to several reasons (including misplaced priorities). The first person I think about in the morning is me. I go about my day focused on preserving the dignity of me. I prioritize my day and night according to what I think I need. And I go to bed at night wondering how to make tomorrow all about me. Who would ever want to be my friend? Having freedom in Christ means that we can be free from the sin that comes between friends. Friends who have been estranged or are different can be united in Christ. Everything changes when we see how he loves us! When we see that we have been befriended by God through the gospel and abide in his love, we can in turn ask him for the help we need to be a friend to others.
I have had the privilege of having the best friends in my life. But there is one in perticulat that I will always cherish forever! I met her when I was 15 years old. At first we weren’t close friends, I really didn’t like her.. and she really didn’t want to be my friend.. but through the years we learned a lot about each other, we got to know one another and began to grow closer. After 12 years of friendship, we are closer than ever.. Chelsey Larson and I have been through the fire, we have had our ups and downs (What friendship doesn’t) I’ve been there for her when life gets her down and she has also been there for me, God knows how many times! We’ve had many wonderful laughs, and laughed so hard we couldn’t breath… I love her, she is my sister, and no matter where this life takes us, I know we will never depart. We have built a relationship that will not waiver. God knew what he was doing when he placed us together. I love you girl! No matter what!!!
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
When you have a special friendship in your life like the one the Lord has ordained it’s the best friendship you can ever have. And if you haven’t found that friend yet, be patience, pray and really ask the Lord to send you someone who will uplift you, encourage you, love you, and be there for you no matter what!!!