The push of humanism disguised as psychological and spiritual truths is that self-awareness and introspection and self-thought in of itself is noble and a high goal. As if we created ourselves and that would be a moment of greatness. That is a dangerous lie really. The power of introspection is only when a filter of the Bible is applied. Searching your heart and knowing yourself better is only noble and powerfully strong and good is when we are evaluating whether we are focusing on and serving God and others for God and to please Him. Checking ourselves that we are obeying the Bible and humbly praying every step of the way is true power because of God and not us. God rewards obedience. Focusing on God and humble prayer is obedience.❤
God loves us so very much that He loves having a relationship with us, loves being our Heavenly Father. And He commands us to pray continuously. Does God need our prayers? Nope. He wants them, though because He knows we need to keep in touch with Him and be humble enough to ask for and receive His help. And we absolutely need to pray.
Now, what particularly to pray. We pray about everything:
1. Personal needs, praises, worship, conversation.
2. Country being in God’s will.
3. President Trump and elected officials.
4. Church matters, alignment with God’s will, needs, growth, missions.
5. Missionaries and Christians around the world and unity.
6. Extended family and those who are ill or needy or especially needing salvation.
7. Work related needs, employers, employees, etc.
8. Home needs, unity, peace and joy.
9. That God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
10. Best for last: praise and thanksgiving to God!❤
So, a few good things happened today. I bleached then washed and scrubbed the windows and will re-caulk them once they have dried. Cracks have developed and one coat is not enough in Florida, folks. Also, we are insulating our electrical outlets that are on outside walls. We are insulating thr sliding patio doors and adding a new threshold to our front door and complete the replacement of our lights to LEDs. And whenever they get around to it, the installers will be here of a new solar turbo attic fan to reduce the power use and strain of the air conditioner to work. All these things are paying for themselves in no time at all and will complete our home to an energy efficient one. And that to me is the grace of God at work. He provides blessings to lift n our burdens- spiritual first and then that trickles down to financial and physical. And I want you to know that God provides what we need when we need it if we stay close to Him and stay humble. He truly rewards the pure in heart with the greatest rewards. I would be ok with heaven sometimes, an eternity with Him. But His grace and provision do not ever stop, know no bounds. He keeps loving, keeps giving, keeps blessing, keeps forgiving, keeps improving us. Wish everyone could see it, wish everyone could be filled with humility and draw close to Jesus and see it all. It is beautiful! Oh how I love Him.❤
I wish people would wake up one morning and say, “I am so sick of being prideful and selfish. I really want to be humble before God as Jesus was and serve out of love and appreciation for all God does for me.” Wouldn’t there be an unprecedented revolution? Wouldn’t it be the most we could ever do for God to start that initiative and give Him glory? Wow! I cannot think of a more noble and heroic way of thinking.❤
So, my husband’s daughter just gave birth last night to baby #2, a boy. We are grandparents to 2 healthy, beautiful babies now! Yay! God blesses with life and we get to enjoy treasures like these. How beautiful!😄❤
1. I have my life to live and my journey to make.
2. I cannot walk someone else’s journey without failing mine.
3. Noone can walk my journey without failing theirs.
4. God is the Creator of the journey.
5. We can defy God or draw close to Him.
6. Each person must chose their eternity with God or without Him during this life journey. (Without Him is a horrible place.)
7. Jesus gets us to God and salvation. (A great place to be.)
8. Only you can be you and travel your journey.
9. Walking your own journey with Jesus is success.
10. I want to be successful and am no matter what uniqueness my journey holds because Jesus is my focus. ❤
I believe that from conception, we are destined to be on a strange journey until we leave this body and go to our eternal destination. I believe that we are on that strange journey partly because of the choices we make out of pride, selfishness, greed or even good intentions, but also because of the choices God makes in leading is toward Himself and a glorious eternity. I believe life is beautiful because everyone’s strange journey is unique. Even if it parallels another person’s journey, the giftedness of each person is unique, their looks or ethnicity is unique, their other relationships are unique, and these differences are part of the beauty. And all the twists and turns make it even more beautiful and hopefully closer to God. And my own personal story, wrought with glory, joy, happiness, intense pain, more intense pain, almost killed me pain, beauty, nature, travel, lots and lots of people, distance at times and now extreme closeness to God, music, art, leadership, degrees from formal education, life education, children, husband, and grandchildren, and weirdness. This has been the highlights of my life. I would not change a damn thing, not even the near death experiences, not even the depression, and definitely not all the good moments or those two seconds when life was perfect and I felt loved unconditionally by a person which faded fast. All of it and definitely my relationship with God my Father, I would not change one thing. It is accumulatively strange and beautiful. No one’s story is mine. No one’s mind is filled with my memories and story. These together are my steange and amazing journey. And yours is just as unique and strange.and beautiful. This is exactly as God designed and intended. Perfectly imperfect.❤