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Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

10 Aug

Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

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Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

This life changing story may sound like a fairytale because of the of times we are now living in. When I was young, speaking of God was a common practice and something that was reverenced.  However, now many people think that to be a Christian is just a person following a bunch of religious rites.  Don’t get me wrong there are many “religious people “in the world and I say that not to put them down, but rather to say I have experienced something far better than a religion.  I’ve experience the person Jesus Christ who hates religion.   I have discovered a real and living God who adores me and loves me with a passion.  He is a living and life changing God.

You may be asking, “How can you say that for sure?”  My answer to you is experience.  For instance people can say to you, “Try this piece of delicious cake,” but until you actually taste the cake you do not know whether it is delicious or not, right?”  It is the same way with a true and loving God, if you only go by what people tell you about him or what you believe to be true without actually tasting to see if He is good yourself, how will you know if He is truly good?  Below is just one of the earliest memories and true stories of my life changing experiences with a Living and Loving God.   This was not the religious God that people talk about and try to exploit to justify their actions of manipulation and control of other people.   No this was a real encounter and experience that I had as an innocent little child whose life was radically changed by a real God who came to heal our family.

Once upon a time when I was a little girl around four-years-old, barely old enough to climb into a church pew, my parents took my sisters and me to a little country church.  Even though as a child I never understood all of what I was experiencing or all of who I was experiencing I would feel the wonderful presence of God that sent chills all through me. I would hear beautiful songs that were uplifting and praised God.  When His Presence would come, I felt peaceful and hopeful that all things were going to be good.  I would watch my Mom and Dad, as tears streamed down their faces.  I never understood why they were tearful, but again I never felt alarm as though I needed to be upset.  The Presence of God  comforted me.   I somehow knew that it was a good thing that was happening. I saw my family one by one dedicate their lives to the Lord, especially my oldest sisters and I can remember them getting baptized as the church family gathered on the banks of a nearby creek.  So what did that experience of that Presence do for us?

I believe the greatest experience and evidence of God’s real goodness to us, was when my Dad was radically changed.  He used to party and drink with his friends and other members of his family, while he left my Mom and Six girls home waiting on him.  When he would finally come stumbling through the door, I remember how the whole atmosphere of our home would change.  He would be angry because we would be watching a T.V. show called “The Monkees.” I remember how he would rage when he came in until we scrambled to turn it off, his reasoning was because they were “Longhaired hippies!”  However, once my Dad experienced God’s Presence, he was never that same man, instead he became another man altogether.  He never touched alcohol again. He would say that God touched him and that he never missed it or desired so much as a drop of alcohol because God’s presence was enough to satisfy him. He knew how to humble himself before an almighty God but a loving Father to receive what he needed in life.   He was full of joy and laughed and teased with us.  He was a new Daddy. I remember that sometimes we would be at the church late, and my Daddy gently carrying me to the car, and then into our home.  This image of my natural Dad and my experience has helped me to experience a Loving Heavenly Father in such a personal way.

My Daddy from that point on was the strongest man I knew.  He protected us, loved us, took care of us and all of his grandchildren throughout the years, and never treated anyone differently than what he wanted to be treated.  Was he perfect, not at all, but He was humble and could be corrected when he needed to be. He could plainly see faults in people, but like his own life, he knew that God’s grace was available to help them. He was real, and not religious.  What you seen was what you got.   I realize that in the world we now live in, we have so many fatherless children who have never experienced a real loving Dad, so because of that, it is difficult for them to trust in a Heavenly Father.  Many also have had painful experiences because of their absent Dads and so again, to relate to a Loving Father is foreign to them.  The point of this blog is the same point I wanted to make earlier concerning  that delicious  cake, if you never  taste  of the Lord, how will you know if He is good or not?  I hope that you will take my word, as someone who has tasted of the goodness of the Lord and has experienced Him as being a Good, Good Daddy, taste for yourself.

Romans 10:8-11 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 

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Do not Despise Small Beginnings!

3 Aug

Do not Despise Small Beginnings!

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Do you know that no matter what you want in life, great strides toward having your desires simply begin with the first small step?  I often encourage dreamers to step out and go for their dreams, but as I encourage you my friends, I also give myself the same pep talk!  In my own life I have felt as though there were many times I waited or hesitated to make the small steps of faith it took for me to do what was in my heart. I often felt because I had hesitated that certain dreams would not come true. Can you relate?   What a lie from the enemy! True, It may take me longer to accomplish certain dreams because of my hesitancy, but the dreams are still alive and waiting!  What I have found, even in my times of hesitancy is that God is always ordering my steps! I can truly delight in my way!

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”  –  Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Have I arrived?  My answer is a resounding NO! I am not where I want to be yet, but most importantly, is that GOD is not through with me yet either!  I have many dreams yet to be fulfilled that are way too “BIG” for me.  However, it amazes me that now I can see the importance of so many of the small, seemingly “insignificant” steps that I have had to take and will continue to take every day! Yes I said every day.  I have determined to take a few small steps toward my dreams every single day.  This blog is an example.  For instance I am a published author, but I want to be an author who really encourages others.  I start out each week preparing my blogs, which may seem like a small thing to some, but to me it gives me experience and discipline, but more importantly when I finish a blog, I feel as though I have made a great stride toward my dreams!

“Don’t despise the little steps you know you can take every day. There are tiny miracles in each and every one of them.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

I sit here today having gained several years of valuable experience, yes even a little wisdom and knowledge along the way as to how to accomplish a few small steps toward my “Big” dreams. I am not being boastful, however, because the more I learn, the more I realize I have so much more still to learn!  Experience has been an excellent teacher.  When I first began trying to take small steps, I would go by a lot of trial and error as to what worked for me and what didn’t.  I am sure I had way more errors than victories.   Eventually I was able to realize what worked for me in some things, but still am testing things in others.  One bit of wisdom I think I can pass along is what works for others may or may not necessarily work for you even if you do it the exact same way!  I love to read other success stories as to how this famous person did this thing or that.  I can use their experiences as a model, but my walk or dream is still different from theirs, so I still have to forge my own way.  However, I think what has helped me when I read about other successful people and how they have become successful is that I can avoid certain missteps if I use their experiences.

In closing this post today, the number one thing I must stress is that we certainly want to have our “Big” dreams, but the most important “Big” step is to enjoy the journey.  Enjoy what is present and now!  Realize that even though the steps may seem small, that they are really the big steps that are teaching you how to live the rest of your life.  I love the following quote:

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”-Robert Brault

It is vital to my happiness and fulfillment to realize how that the Lord has blessed me right now, this very day.  Yes, I can look back to where I started, and even look forward to where I want to go, but to me the most important thing is that my  joy is not based on what I will be or who I was,  but rather who I am.  I want to be grateful for what the Lord has blessed me with right now!  At the end of my journey when I have accomplished all that I was supposed to on this earth, I want to know that everything small or great that the Lord did for me, gave to me, helped me to do etc., will indeed add up to the “Big” thing that He purposed my life for!

 

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Because I Said So!

13 Jul

Because I Said So!

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Have you ever heard the words, “Because I said so?”  I have heard those words ring in my ears many times when I was a young girl.  I would hear them usually when I wanted to do something that my parents didn’t approve of.  However, after hearing them say those four words, I then would ask, “But Dad, Mom, what does that mean?”  Usually, the answer I would get back is “You don’t need or have to know what it means.  The only thing you need to know is that we said it!”  I would often walk away, knowing that the issue was settled whether I felt it was in my favor or not.  Why?  Because my parents’ words had authority and power!  When they spoke, we listened because we knew that there were consequences if we didn’t.

Have you ever had things happen in your life that was simply out of your control and beyond your grasp to understand them? Have you ever gone to God and simply asked, “Why, Father?” When you go to God do you expect to hear Him give you the same answer?  Can’t you just hear Him say, “Because, I said so and that is all you need to know!”

I never really realized how powerful the lesson was that my parents were teaching me until I became a Christian.  Once I got into the Bible, The Living Word, and began reading the Word of God, I then realized the Authority and Power of His Word.  For by the Word of God all things were created that was created and remains in existence only because God said so!  I was blown away because suddenly I understood the authority and power that those words I heard as a little girl carried!  Those words, “Because, I said so,” I heard spoken as a little girl, held in them the authority and power that settled deep inside me to form a peaceful resolve.  Again, I didn’t always understand the reasoning behind those words nor was I always happy with hearing them, but the issues were always settled in my heart.

Now because of the lesson my parents taught me, I can go to Abba Father, my Heavenly Daddy, with my wonderings and questions.  With Father’s Words, I have an assurance that He doesn’t mind me asking Him for an answer because His Words are Truth spoken in all authority. Do I always understand?  No, honestly, I don’t always understand His ways!  I do not always know the Who, What, When, Where, Why, or the How of God’s reasoning.   However, when He tells me, “Because I said so,” I can walk away in peace.  I know that the issue is settled just like it was when I was a little girl, which is really what I am in Abba Father’s eyes, right?

 

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Are You Weary in Your Waiting?

10 Jul

Are you weary in your waiting? Do you have a dream you’ve been carrying around on the inside of you? Are you way overdue to birth your dream? Have you been frustrated that you can’t figure out how to put all the pieces (gifts, talents, creative ideas) together to fulfill your purpose?

Well, my friend, if your answer was yes to one or to all of the questions above, believe me, I totally understand! We have much in common! I was once right where you were! I had dreams on the inside of me to be used in my gifts and talents, but, honestly I just never had the wisdom or the knowledge to put everything together until now!
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22 Jun

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7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive-Key#6

20 Jun

7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive-Key#6

Are you tired of looking back in regret of things that you wished that you would have or could have done? Nothing hinders us from going forward more than living in the past. Are you ready to finally live your life looking forward? If I can move forward so can you! Let me show you how!

7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive has been dealing with past experiences up until this week! Because we can’t look back and go forward, Key #6 Drive is all about practical keys to moving in a forward direction.

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7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive- Key #5 Reverse

15 Jun

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7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive Key #5 Reverse

Are you going to do it? Are you going to Put Your Life in Drive like I did! If I can Put my Life in Drive after many years of living in fear, then you can too!

Fear may be talking to you now and saying “Oh why would you attend something like that, or what’s the use?” I would answer fear with this truth, “I refuse to listen to you anymore! I am no longer going to sit on the sidelines under your control, but I choose, this day, to Put my Life in Drive!”

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7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive-Key #4 Rearview Mirror

9 Jun

7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive-Key #4 Rearview Mirror

When you are stuck in life and cannot seem to go forward, may I suggest you look back just to see how far you’ve already come.  You are here, breathing in and out, so that tells me that you have a purpose.  The rearview mirror in our vehicles is designed for us to look into, only to glance back, but then,  to move forward.  In this series, I referred to the Rearview Mirror as God’s Faithfulness.  If he has ever helped you in the past, and He has, then He will do it again! I hope that this video series will help you to see, God’s faithfulness to you.  Sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to remember again, how far we came!

 

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