The Extent of Our Power is the Extent of Our Faith

We decide how powerful we are by the amount of faith we practice. Power of one individual is not in the extent of physical endurance but of mental faith and spiritual trust in Almighty God. God’s protection and provision flow through us in direct proportion to our humble prayer and faith. These are His criteria for action in our lives. And it is exciting to see the Lord work through us so I highly recommend humble prayer and faith and you will see it too. 😄❤❤❤

Galatians 6:8-10

Galatians 6:8. “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Love in True Form

Love can not be discussed in its purest, truest form cannot be discussed without speaking of God, our Creator, and how He lives because He is holy and perfect love and truth. He is our example of what live is. How He loves us is our example of how we are to love. His truth is THE truth and the world is full of lying counterfeits. This is why people believe themselves to love and be loved by a person who hurts them or betrays them. Well, simple explanation was that that was not true pure love. Why? Because love in its true pure form cannot fathom betrayal, would never betray or be unfaithful or run after someone else as if unsatisfied, as if it were all about them at all to begin with. Maybe one knew how to love in its true pure form and one did not, but more likely we find here victims of adulterated love, lies of infatuation, hormone involvement, lust, connection, socialization, desire to have true pure love but settling for temporary ideas of it to keep from getting too close or committed. They are selfish. True pure love is sacrificial not selfish. If one or both are selfish, “what’s in it for me?” garbage and so on, that is not really love. Run when you hear world like that. You have a sheister, a player, a fake, a manipulator of lust love as a tool for selfish motives. These can be male or female. Sin is no respect or of persons. But if you have been am victim of this Grose injustice, I have too and feel your deep wound and hope shattering. But rest and soured that God is still a purveyor of true pure love for He never changes. And as you draw close to Him in prayer and Bible reading, He teaches you real love and what to do to have and use it. In fact, He pours love on you every chance He can and as soon as you humbly accept it, it is yours and that empty spot is filled. God’s love satisfies permanently, gives hope forever, fills voids nothing else can, holds you tight. ❤❤❤

Tea Party

So I hosted a tea party. And I wish I had taken a picture of the settings and snacks but they were divine. My favorite tea luxury is Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice with a tad of milk, like a chai. I served crackers and two goat cheese, one plain and one honey (yummy!), fresh fruit, nuts, about 10 teas and ice cream with chocolate chip oatmeal cookie crumble for dessert. It was wonderful and everyone liked everything and Steve was comfortably able to avoid everyone, so win win all around. But what I loved most and always love most about hosting tea or dinner or whatever is visiting with friends and making them feel loved. I feel closer to the Lord when I entertain people in my home. That is what life should be right there and it is worth every effort made and every room cleaned. I love it!!!! Great day!!! ❤

Psalm 11

Psalm 11:1. “In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” 4. The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. 5. The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. 6. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot. 7. For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.”

Misinterpretation Clarified

I used to pray for arms to hold me. I had always assumed that meant a man and my husband is not naturally a hugger and frankly pushes me away because I am too hot (temperature wise not sexy but ya know… lol). So I had misinterpreted that as unanswered prayer. And when my daughter surprised us with her presence, I just now realized why God gave me this precious treasure. She is a cuddle bunny. She loves to be held and hold on tight. Duh me, God answered my prayer for hugs from my little girl, the huggingest person you would ever want to meet. Thank you, God, for her and answered prayers!!❤❤❤

A New Reason to Be Thankful: No Gluten Allergy

I am thankful that no one in my family is allergic to gluten. Kathleen and I (refusing to pay someone $16 per peraon to make me some tea lol) are hosting a tea party tomorrow for my friend and her daughter at our house. And we attempted to make gluten free cookies so my friend could participate. We used oat flour and it tastes delicious but it is more of a crumble rather than a cookie. Gluten is the glue that holds ingredients together. So I am thankful normal flour works for my family. It will work out, though, because I am getting vanilla ice cream and we will crumble the cookies on top. All good. 😄❤