Man, I am still HERE!!! It took a while to correct all my errors, lol!
I will definitely read Nehemiah's story of God's great provision . I have read through the bible a few times, but I will never stop. I can't remember that story right now, but I will read and ask God to speak to y heart as I read the words. Thank you for your faithful prayers through these last 7 months. i love you so much!
Ok, I am going to get ready to leave and then go to the gym. lol. I still have pain from my fall. Each day I pray for God's help and grace. I am now taking a pain pill once a day at night. There were three days last week I did not take any! That is my goal, to not have to take any medicine for pain as the result of falling down 13 stairs. I have not been to the gym in about a month while i was recovering. But i have been riding my stationary bike, and tracking my meals. Well, gotta go!
Posts: 10,128 2/27/12 3:23 P
FUTURE STUDY: GOING ON A JOURNEY WITH GOD- HOW TO BE USED BY GOD
God ot this in my heart. I was suppose to be gone by now. I had plans to go to the gym and work out. But just like so many times I have to put my plans on hold and do what God wants me to do. I was just going to write a few sentences to rely to Miss, Rick, and Dev. But then God started speaking to my heart and all these words below formed as a result! I will be leaving my house and working out, lol right after I finish this and get dressed!!! lol
so ok, God wants me to start a new study with you about being used by God. I will pray a little while about it and then send out an ass email announcing it. It should start in a week or so.
THIS IS A PREVIEW (of the study):
My friends, we are all on a journey. Each of our journeys are personal and meaningful to God. Do you want a journey with God? It only takes you to take that first strep. It is all about creating a relationship with God. Say you got one, then go a step deeper.
God works little by little, showing us one piece of the puzzle at a time. Not taking us to far too soon, and yet, not letting us drag behind. That is how God wants us. I believe God wants us to listen and obey even when we don't understand
Fall in love with God, and your life will never be the same! You journey can begin at anytime!
THIS STUDY WILL INCLUDE:
Part One A study on biblical lives
- People who were used in the bible - How the bible shows God's leading us
Part Three Starting your Journey
~ how does God use us? ~ Combating fear when God wants to use you
More will follow as God leads me through this study.
The nest few days I will continue to pray about this teaching. When it is time to begin I will start. Please pray for God's leading as I organize this study, thanks.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/27/2012 (16:06)
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Thank you so much Rick (Fil.) for your on going prayer. I know that you and Missy (Yatamama) have been praying for me about this for a while. Rick/'team I just read what I wrote, I got a little side tracked, but please keep reading if your heart is into it. lol)
This week end John found out more information about that job and the blessings keep rolling in!!!! Not to mention God is leading me and guiding me BIG TIME!!! He has given me more insight, and yes understanding!!! Rick your prayer took root and was blessed by God. God works little by little, showing us one piece of the puzzle at a time. Not taking us to far too soon, and yet, not letting us drag behind, although this past year we knew so little for 9 months. But that is how God wants us. I believe God wants us to listen and obey even when we don't understand, even when people say, "Why would God be doing that, this doesn't make sense." Theses are the words I heard fro my family, and all I could say was, I am not sure, but I know this is God's plan. I need to do and follow HIs instructions and He will lead the way. Let me tell you, it is not always an easy thing to do. It takes standing on God's word, and planting your faith, and digging in roots, you know what I Mean? You have to set your mind, keep it set, and plant it firm. You need to say, this IS what God wants and not budge even an inch away from what God puts in your heart. When you start to live like that God will use you in wonderful miraculous ways because God knows you can be trusted to do His will. It is all a process, and I have been living this process out since I was a little kid. God took me through things. He asked me to do very little things and through the years those little things turned into more meaningful things, yet still very small. I am no one special, but as a young child my journey began. You journey can begin at anytime!
Rick, yesterday I was wondering what part of the bile I should start reading. I as doing some other bible study, and did not know where God wanted me to be in the bible at that point. ell, God has a way of telling us many things when we seek Him and ask Him what we should read and such. He lead me to read certain parts of the bible, and gave my heart direction in things I must learn, do and be steadfast with.
I will share them with you (the parts of the bible he directed me to read and take notes about, and then fulfill in my life:)
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 but also had me read the WHOLE chapter, placing a firm grasp within my heart, making it clear, crystal clear- I MUST also know and realize that I must obey Him or all the other things will fall upon me... Deuteronomy 28:45" All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you.
There is a long list, very long. Now, don't get me wrong. I think that God is not a loving God. But those He lifts up He also brings down if when they are abundantly blessed. You have to live within God's ways. So I have a big job to do, and I plan on going it with God by my side. I have have to step up my game even more. It will take being in Him even more COMPLETELY, and abiding in Him yet more and more. Through your prayers, my effort, and totally relying on God I WILL please Him yet more and more. But I humbly say, I may stubble, and I do not boast lest I fail. But i will try my best, and continue to be with God through my journey.
He also directed me to read: Deuteronomy 30:19 Deuteronomy 31:6-8 Joshua 1:16,17
He took me through other chapters to read which I may create a post about as I learn. This will be a way to help me have it sink deeper into my spirit. Through writing it all out here.
Thank you again Rick!
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/27/2012 (16:10)
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Thank You Glitter,
You are an inspiration to all of here and I love how you live and breath Jesus.
"This Mortal must put on immortality.....Death is swallowed up in victory" 1 Cor. 15:53-54
I was not sure if it was right to share so much. I know that many people are living in hard times, and those who don't have a job at all, nor can pay their bills. Is it right to share such blessings from God when those among me are living in such a way, and dealing with so much?But God sees, and knows my heart. I shared only for prayer, and to bring glory to God. I wrote to share knowing that God would make what He wanted out of it, and in some way helps others. Now I see the big picture:
As DEFIANTVEGAN has said," This tells me that God is in control and he guides us in the direction that he wants. .. It's a learning experience to us which is to let God decided what's instore for us even if we cannot see a few steps in front of us it's better to have God's guidance and understand and see little then to see farther in front us but no trust or guidance in God for direction. Thanks for this many have a hard time doing this but seeing it in you (someone else) is Faith put into practice. "
In all that I share with you I want you to see my real life as it is, and how God works through it. I do so because I want to encourage everyone to follow my lead, and see how their life will change in a beautiful way by creating an imitate relationship with God, and then growing more and more close to HIm, and in love with Him through each passing year. I share my life with you to encourage you and support you and help you, knowing I have lived through such things and can be there for you if you let me in to help you. (through emails and prayers)
Thank you for accepting me and always supporting me. You guys are the BEST, I said THE BEST!!!
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/27/2012 (14:35)
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Oh what a glorious day when we finally,TOTALLY commit our lives to God and HIS ways, putting aside all that we have learned in the world and all that we think, feel, smell, touch, taste, etc, and walk by FAITH IN GOD. Entering into a covenant with God to obey Him and to live by every Word that proceeds from the Mouth of God,(Matt4:4)has totally and radically changed me and my life. I pray this for you today,Shelly, and will continue to do so often, these words from Ephesians 1:17-21... For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints (the people of God), I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him. By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance is toward you. And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for you, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,Which He exerted in Christ (for you) when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. I pray these things in Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.
“IN DOING WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO, WE DESERVE NO PRAISE.”
Live your life just as Jesus lived His! Because As He is, so are we in this world! (1 John 4:16-18)
God is Love...Imitate God...Any questions?
To live in pure "JOY"
put Jesus first in your life, Others second, and Yourself third.
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Reminds me of Jonah and the Whale. Not that you didn't let God guide you or listen to God but how he was disobedient but God still let him to the town that he needed to go to.
This tells me that God is in control and he guides us in the direction that he wants. Your acceptance of his guidance on what is right and best for both of you tells me that you guys are the opposite of Jonah you both are obedient and trusting God.
It's a learning experience to us which is to let God decided what's instore for us even if we cannot see a few steps in front of us it's better to have God's guidance and understand and see little then to see farther in front us but no trust or guidance in God for direction.
Thanks for this many have a hard time doing this but seeing it in you (someone else) is Faith put into practice.
Edited by: DEFIANTVEGAN at: 2/23/2012 (11:21)
"This Mortal must put on immortality.....Death is swallowed up in victory" 1 Cor. 15:53-54
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You know that I am standing in agreement with you and John, Shelly. I know the steps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord. He will go before you and make every path straight. He will give you favor all along the way. Read Nehemiah's story of God's great provision when He's assigned you a new journey. Wow. Wow! God is SO faithful!! *hugs*
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~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
Posts: 10,128 2/22/12 7:49 P
I AM REQUESTING PRAYER:
Please pray that God will make the following things very clear to us. 1. When my husband should apply for the job. And other things we need to make decisions about- thank you.
As you can read below I am entrusting my life and our stability to follow God, His leading, and His will.
This has not been completely easy task these last ten months. This was not our plan, and the word sacrifice is a bit of an understatement here. However, we know this IS god's plan, and His plans are perfect. We rejoice in the Lord for we know mightily are the things He does as we follow and obey His will. He has given us complete peace, and we know we have beyond blessed.
The job God has given him is an excellent job. Our lives will be blessed in numerous ways as the result of his employment with this company.
Posts: 10,128 2/22/12 7:39 P
A new journey
Last April God told me that my husband should quit his job. He told me that he was going to give my husband a new job that his friend had been telling him about for 2 years, the one we have kept saying no to. I was shocked to realize the job which we did not think was right for our life was in fact the one God wanted him to accept. John and I have been praying to God asking Him when he should apply for the job since the day He told me about it.
These last 10 months have been a beautiful spiritual journey for me. So many unanswered questions. We did not even know the location of the employer. Where would we live after he was hired? Where would this job take us?
I am learning so much through God and trusting God in ways I have never trusted in Him before. I have given Him my life and have told Him, take it and make it yours. In the summer my husband will be submitting his resume to this company and we will be moving where ever God plants us and I will wait for God to water the seed which He has planted. What a journey awaits me and my husband.
The planting of His seed took time and it took me passing some tests for His "seed to take root". My husband will be blessed with a job, and our lives will be changed forever when all of this starts.
God has never asked me to give up so any things yet He took his time… a lot of time to teach me these verses, Luke 9:23 "And He said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Matthew 16:25: For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it". All last year in so many ways, I see it all so clearly now, it was God's lessons through people, life, words, and actions. Now His plans will be worked out through travel, time, and days which will follow. I do not know where we will live for sure yet, although a job has been promised to my husband. My husband will be quitting a very good job he has had for 15 years. We will be leaving our friends, family, church, and our lovely house we had built for us 6 yrs. ago. We are doing it for God and we are blessed by His favor, love and kindness. What an exciting time and year for us.
Dear God thank you, show us the way. We have been praying for your guidance since last April. I am sharing this with my team to show them that I am putting my life as I know it in your hands in every way. As you know my husband has a good job, yet he will be walking away from it as the result of your guidance. Lord thank you for giving me a husband who is so faithful that all I have to say is your words and he is ready and willing to listen to your directions, and take your lead. Dear God we continue to pray for your guidance. Do not allow us to take a wrong step for it is critical to us that we make every single decision correctly according to your will. The month my husband applies for the job, the month we move, God show us the way. We have put our trust in you. Continue to show us the way!
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/22/2012 (19:49)
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