Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Spiritual Birthday!

Spring is my season!

For quite some time now I notice that I enjoyed the spring season.  I kept thinking duh, it's Spring and everything comes alive during Spring especially after a long, dark, cold, and dreary Winter.  But now I realize that it was during the Spring of 1995 that God rescued me from my sin and shame.  It was April 13-14 in the year of 1995 that I dedicated my life to serving the Lord.  It was during that time I received a new life in exchange for the old and dead one that I was living.  LOVE came down and rescued me... I remember many years ago but it is still fresh in my mind.  I would say I was at the lowest point in my life. I wanted to die and even tried to take my life. It felt like no one understood me, no one loved me, and no one cared. I felt unworthy, worthless, and unwanted.  I felt like a throw away, I felt lower than dirt.  I was searching and searching for Love and Acceptance. I did what I could to try to fulfill those needs. After engaging into some sinful activities I realized that nothing and no one could satisfy the deeper hunger of my heart and soul. I was searching for something permanent and not temporary. But God! You see I was always in church even as a little girl but I did not have a personal relationship with Him.  I did not know He was Real for myself.  I said the sinner’s prayer many times prior to this defining moment but somehow the moment that made the most impact on my life was the moment when God embraced me and spoke to me. It was at a youth convention in Hersey, PA in the mid 90s. So at this convention the speaker spoke about breaking the chains... And at the end of the message he gave an altar call. I felt the Spirit of God tugging on my heart very strongly and I went to the altar. At the altar I began to weep and my youth leader at the time hugged me and began to pray for me.  It's in that moment that my Life Changed Forever.  In that moment I felt the warmth, comfort, love, and God’s embrace.  At that moment I Knew HE was and is Real and He Cares and He Knows me.  In that moment He began to Speak to me and He told me how much He loved me, He told me He Understands me, He Cares about me, He Sees Me, He Knows me, He Wants me... That moment is a moment I will never forget because it was the moment God changed my life and my destiny.  In that moment He broke the curse of sin and shame from my life.  It was that moment He gave me new life and new meaning...

So to me I say, Happy Spiritual Birthday to Me.  It's my 21st birthday as a Born Again Believer in Christ Jesus.  Hallelujah and Amen!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day Fourteen: Laughter!

It is important for us to laugh often in this world.  I'm thankful to God for a hubby who makes me laugh with his silliness and silly jokes sometimes. :-)

A merry heart does good,

like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
(Proverbs 17:22 NKJV)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Day Thirteen: Prayer!

I value prayer! I cherish the moments that we have spent together praying for each other and others.  Prayer is so important to our marriage and it is something that I wished we did together on a daily basis as a family.  But today I am thankful to God for the times that we have prayed together and my prayer is that we will increase in our times of prayer even the more. Thank you for taking the time to spend time with God and me in prayer.

Father, thank you for the privilege to be able to come to you in prayer through Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and thank You, Daddy, for hearing our prayers and may Your Holy Spirit urge us all the more to pray without ceasing in Jesus name. Amen!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day Twelve: Walking!

I remember when we first started out on this journey together that I would often ask you to take walks with me and you frequently told me no.  I remember how disappointed I would be because I looked forward to walking and talking with you and just enjoying the outdoors.

I am thankful today that after years of asking, you are now willing to go and have gone on walks with me. I'm thankful for it because it is not only good for our bodies but it is also good for our relationship.  Thank you for taking walks with me. I really appreciate it!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day Eleven: The Word!

Honey, today I am especially thankful to God for your passion for His Word of Truth.  It has been a tremendous encouragement to me.  I am grateful to God for using you and your gift of teaching His Word to impact my life in a positive way.  You are truly a teacher of God's Word.  He has certainly gifted you to teach His Word of Truth to His people.  Thank you for teaching me about God's Word and also for guiding me in the areas of how to spot false teachings. I am a blessed woman first to have Jesus as my Lord and Savior and second to have a husband that knows His Word and teaches it to me.  Thank you!  I love you and appreciate you and God's gift in you to me and others!!!  Thank you for allowing the Lord to have His way in your life so that you would be a blessing to me and others.  God Bless You Beloved of God!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day Ten: Community!

Well, today, I am thankful to God that you are someone who takes an active role in our community.  I think it is definitely fulfilling the commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself.  Thank you for being a man who cares about what is happening in our neighborhood and willingly take action to make things better and safer. I appreciate the fact that you don't turn a blind eye to crime and you are not afraid to do what is right in the face of danger.  I thank God for your courage in this area.
I love you! :-)  May the Lord, continue to lead you and guide you in this area Man of God and May you always follow His instructions and guidance. Lord, may your will be done continually in my hubby's life and keep him covered, strengthened and protected from hurt, harm, evil, and danger as he seeks first your Kingdom and Righteousness... in Jesus Name! Amen!