The Mightiest Oak In The Forest!

28 May

The Mightiest Oak In the Forest!

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The Mightiest Oak In the Forest was Once a Little Nut that Just Held Its Ground! I know that this quote is a little simple and even a little funny, however, I believe the quote also holds a deeper profound meaning.  Are you a little nut?

When the circumstances of life come to uproot your peace or attempt to destroy you or your family, do you know how to hold your ground? Many times until the circumstances come into our lives, we do not know how strong we are.  However, I view faith like a muscle.  The more you use your faith muscle the stronger faith you have, but much like the muscles in your body, you can’t just go to the gym one time and have rippling muscles, right? No, you must continue to work those muscles to cause them to be built up and strong.  So, must you give your faith muscles regular workouts.

 There are three things that I have found a must that has helped me to build my faith muscles and stand my ground like this little nut.  I numbered them 1-3, however, I feel that all three are equally important and necessary to build my faith and I use all three of them together.

  1. God’s Word:  God’s Word is the final authority.  Because His Word is unshakable.
    Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

    When I deposit the Word of God into my spirit, His Word is the nutrition that my faith muscle needs to grow. When I keep putting in the Word and using it by faith it causes me to be stedfast and unmovable.  Yes, I am like that little nut who will hold her ground, especially when it comes to my family and friends.

  2.  Prayer:   Prayer is key to trusting God and believing His Word.  Prayer is not just giving God our list and expecting Him to fulfill our every wish.  No, prayer is communication between The True and Living God and ourselves where we build a relationship.  Because I have His Word and I am in Relationship with  Him, I know He can be trusted.  All of His Promises are Yes and Amen.  So by knowing He is trustworthy, and His Word doesn’t change, and He doesn’t change,  It causes me to be strong in faith and again stedfast and unmovable.  In prayer, God can direct me and show me what to do, how to do it, or if I need to do anything at all.  Because of Him, I can stand my ground.
  3. Worship:  I have found worship to be the vehicle between Prayer and God’s Word but also between Heaven and Earth.  Worship helps me to get my eyes off of everything and to put them on God who is the one who perfects all that concerns me. He is the One who is all knowing.  I worship Him for who He is, not just for what He gives.  I worship Him as the Creator of the Universe, the One who has created me and given me a purpose and a plan.  He is the One who holds all my days and knows every minute detail about me.  I also worship Him in Adoration. He is the One whom my soul loves and I search for Him, in a deep and personal way to love Him more.  He is my personal Heavenly Father who loves me with an everlasting love.

    Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17   How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

My desire for writing my blogs is to always encourage.  If you are facing circumstances in your life which may seem too strong for you, I hope that you will begin seeing yourself and your faith as powerful and strong in God.  Our God is never surprised by what we are going through and will cause us to triumph if we stand our ground in faith trusting Him to help us.  Remember, The Mightiest Oak In the Forest was Once a Little Nut that Just Held Its Ground!

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Consistency Wins the Race

24 May

Consistency Wins the Race!

Consistency Wins the Race

Consistency Wins the Race! Have you ever just had a week of being busy, but still it seems like nothing is getting accomplished?  Face it, life happens!  Sometimes our great plans of what we were going to do for the week, year, or even our lives, simply change. The key is to be willing to roll with the changes!  Be consistent in taking the small steps regularly. Yep, that has been my life recently, but yet when I look back I can see that I’ve accomplished much more than I thought I had.   I’ve actually made some huge strides toward some goals that I’ve been trying to meet this year by being consistent in doing the small things.

It may sound wonderful to go through life without any bumps in the road, but I believe it would also be very boring!  I have found that when the bumps of life happen, I can use them to my advantage. They can show me a true picture of what I am made of. Sometimes they detour me to another pathway that was good for me.    I admit there have been some huge bumps at times, so huge in fact; I really never thought that I would make it over them. However, God’s grace is always sufficient for me!

2 Corinthians 9:8  (KJV) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

This post is not to brag on how much I’ve gotten done, but rather I want to encourage you to see how much you are getting accomplished! Take time to realize that God is co-laboring with you by making all grace about toward you!  I want to encourage you… don’t give up on your goals or dreams, but press in even when it seems that nothing you do is accomplishing much.  Do you remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? It was the Tortoise that won the race, not the Hare.  Why?  It wasn’t the speed, but rather, a consistency that caused the race to be won.  If you haven’t quit, then you are still in the race, the prize is up ahead!  Keep contending! Life is a marathon, not a sprint! Can you see that you too have made great strides? I cheer you on my friend! Again, Consistency Wins the Race!

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When I rise, just give me a whole lot of Jesus & Yes, Coffee would be wonderful!

24 May

When I rise, just give me a whole lot of Jesus & Yes, Coffee would be wonderful!

coffee and Jesus

When I rise, just give me a whole lot of Jesus and Yes, Coffee would be wonderful! As I am sitting at my kitchen table watching the sunrise this morning and listening to my rooster crow outside, it is so peaceful.  It is not just because of the surroundings that I find peace, but it truly is because I have the Prince of Peace this morning.    The earth is coming alive and the birds are praising the Lord with their songs!  I want to do the same as I feel His wonderful Presence this morning!  There is nothing that compares to having peace in your soul, regardless of what the circumstances are in your life.  He makes all things good, all the time!

Matthew 6:33 (KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

I am reminded with this Scripture, that my success doesn’t come by grinding every day, but rather by seeking FIRST the God in His Kingdom and being in right standing with Him that causes His promises to come to pass in my life! All things are added to me! He is my source and I rejoice as the little birds outside my window.  They are not toiling but fully know that the Lord provides for them. I too, know that God takes good care of me and perfects all that concerns me!  This is my simple request this morning that when I rise, give me a whole lot of Jesus and yes, coffee is wonderful!

What is your favorite coffee to brew?  I am a simple girl I love Columbia Roast. I usually drink it strong and black, but if I want to foo foo it up a bit, I love French Vanilla Creamer!

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The Lord Will Cause You to Bloom!

19 May

The Lord will Cause You to Bloom Where He Has Planted You!

Bloom where you are planted

The Lord will Cause You to Bloom Where He Has Planted You!  It is so important to know the timing of the Lord and to be in tune with him.  I think of how beautiful spring is when things come alive and beautiful fragrant blooms are everywhere.  We enjoy this season, but in order to appreciate it, we’ve gone through a cold, winter where everything seemed bleak and dead.  Don’t be discouraged if you’re in a winter season in your life, for your spring will come and you will become that Sweet Fragrant Blossom to those around you!

Song of Solomon 2:10-17 (KJV)

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-10  (KJV)

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Please be encouraged, you will indeed bloom in your season.  When a seed is planted it has to go through processes in order to break forth out of the dark ground!  Perhaps you have been in process, but please know that your Promise and Blooming Season is on its way!  The Lord will Cause You to Bloom Where He Has Planted You!

My Originally Painted and designed  Arise and Bloom Daily Journal is an excellent tool and way to help us focus on the Lord and to Arise and Bloom! Arise and Bloom Daily Journal is a wonderful 164 pg. daily journal that is filled with inspiration through the Scriptures and Prompts to help you journal or write down your daily thoughts of gratitude and praise or perhaps prayers and adventures! God is Master Gardner and He knows where and why He has planted you! The key is to learn how to bloom where you are planted.

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It is those who refuse to surrender!

18 May

It is those who Refuse to surrender to difficulty that God uses to stand out!

It is those who refuse to surrender to difficulty that God uses to stand out!

 

It is those who refuse to surrender in difficulty that God uses to stand out!  God has chosen His Children to Lead and to be pioneers.  When we go through life’s difficult times and keep going, we then are examples of hope for those who would follow.  God causes His own to stand out and help others who may be going through difficult places in their lives.  Let God use you to stand out, adapt to your circumstances,  be the light where you are, to help your fellow man!

Hebrews 10:38-39 (KJV)  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

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17 May

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Stay on Budget, Save Money FREE 52 Weeks Grocery List/Planner!

16 May

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Stay on Budget, Save Money with FREE 52 Weeks Grocery List/Planner is a simple Grocery Planner or List that I created to help me stay on a grocery budget!  Above doing the Mom Entrepreneur/Author thing and everything that goes with it, I am a wife and a Mom first! So, like any other thing that I do, I have to plan for our family’s budget and groceries,  especially with two teen-aged devourers of food!

I use to be bad about just trying to wing it and remember what I needed, but many times I would come back home from shopping and realize that I had forgotten what I had actually gone after.  Also, I know I could create a list on my phone, but then I would have to dig my reading glasses out etc.  so for me, it is much easier just to write everything I needed down and have a place to check off the items to assure I never forgot what I went after.  My thoughts were if I needed this to stay on point, I was sure that other Mom’s or Dad’s could benefit from them as well.   So, Viola, as my gift for you visiting my blog, here is my gift to you absolutely FREE!  Get the Stay on Budget, Save Money with FREE 52 Weeks Grocery List/Planner 

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You are not living in Humpty Dumpty’s world with no help!

16 May

You are not living in Humpty Dumpty’s world with no help! If you are broken I know a King who can put you back together again!

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No matter how you’re broken, Jesus the King of all Kings has already made a way for you to be healed and put back together again.  Will you trust him to help you? For again,  you are not living in Humpty Dumpty’s world with no help! Jesus wants to set you free and deliver you from every oppressing spirit in your life.  Those oppressing spirits can manifest in sickness and disease, depression and anxiety, emotional and mental illness, but the good news is, Jesus came to make you free!

Acts 10:38  (KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

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Be Stedfast & Unmovable

15 May

Be Stedfast & Unmovable God is causing something beautiful to grow even in the hard places.

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Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

14 May

Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

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Do Not Despise these Small Beginnings.  I love this Scripture in Zechariah because it shows me just how relatable and personal the Lord is.  He knows all of our beginning from the end.  He helps in all of the between places, but this Scripture shows His heart in that He rejoices to see us begin! Why?

Every success story starts with a beginning.  We all had to start from someplace and move forward from those tiny little steps! My thoughts go back to when my baby boys begin to try to walk.  They would slowly let go of the furniture they were using to balance themselves,  then teeter on their little tippy toes to make their tiniest first baby step!  My husband and I as their parents,  would praise them and rejoice with arms opened wide to encourage them to walk to us.  They stumbled and fell, and would get back up until they walked more and more.  They soon gained confidence and independence until they were practically at a run.

Progression and Success occur when we are consistently making the choice to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.  We can be confident as we walk because we know the Lord is cheering us on with arms opened wide just like my husband and I had done with our boys.  The Lord rejoices to see us begin because He knows what He has waiting for us. So my friends in the Words of  Zachariah 4:10 (NLT) “Do Not Despise these Small Beginnings for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” I also had to throw the following Scripture in as well, again to show that the Father’s heart concerning you and me. Psalm 37:23 (KJV)  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

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