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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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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!

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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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Be Stedfast & Unmovable

15 May

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

Something Beautiful in 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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It’s Time to Stop Living the Hamster Life!

9 May

Want to Make a Change? It’s Time to Stop Living the Hamster Life!

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It’s Time to Stop Living the Hamster Life!

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It’s Time to Stop Living the Hamster Life! Do you live your life as though you are a hamster? You know just running around in circles and never feeling as if you get anything accomplished or make any progress.  The bad thing about a hamster’s life is that he or she doesn’t know all their running around in that hamster wheel is not getting them anywhere.  Many people live oblivious to that fact as well?  They keep doing the same old thing but yet expecting different results.

Psalm 37:23 (KJV) 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

When the Israelites kept going around and around in the wilderness, it was because they refused to listen to direction.  God will give you plain direction if you will choose not to ignore Him…

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Let your heart be your smart app!

9 May

Let your heart be your smart app! In the day that we live in with our lives so plugged into technology, I am really surprised that someone hasn’t created some kind of smart app that beeps or alarms to let us know “hey, you’ve gone around that same mountain a million times, don’t you think it’s time to change direction?”

Smart Heart App!

Let your heart be your smart app!

Let your heart be your smart app! Well I know I am just being silly, however, do you know that we do have a built-in alarm? It’s called our conscience.  It’s the part of us that puts a huge check in our spirit every time we feel uncomfortable or are unhappy.  When the check comes we should pay attention to it and investigate the reason behind it. We should immediately question, why am I feeling this or that way over a situation?  Unfortunately, the alarms are going off all the time, but we’ve ignored them so long that they just seem like “white noise” or background noise.  Because we choose not to hear them, we continue to go in circles without our life’s purpose being fulfilled. Our lives then become stagnant and frankly pretty miserable.

Psalm 37:23 (KJV) 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

John 10:27 (KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:I hope that this post is a LOUD alarm for you today!  Time to get off the wheel my friend and do something great and fulfilling!

The Lord has given us not only a conscience to help us, but He has given us the Holy Spirit that is our comforter, teacher and guide through life.  Many people choose to ignore Him as well, but He is trying to order their steps so that they will delight on their way! There is no better way to live than to let the Lord direct our steps and for us to hear his voice.  He wants to lead us to a wonderful life today, right now!  Let your heart be your smart app!

 

 

Authorartistmomof2 Inspiring One Dreamer at a Time!

7 May

Authorartistmomof2 Inspiring One Dreamer at a Time!

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FREE ON KINDLE: Called to the Nations God’s Promise to a Little Girl!

29 Apr

FREE ON KINDLE: Called to the Nations God’s Promise to a Little Girl

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If you have ever become discouraged while waiting on your promise from the Lord to come to pass, this book is for you. Nancy S. Murphy shares her wonderful testimony of how God put it in her heart as a little girl to go on missions and how He proved himself so faithful to her as she has currently been on 29 mission trips! Nancy’s book will encourage you with wonderful true stories of God’s faithfulness to her and miraculous testimonies from the first mission trips to Israel, Mexico, and Guatemala! This is an amazing book of hope, that no matter your age it’s not too late, God’s promises are Yes and Amen!

 

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