Growing Pains

I will not be the one to talk about the year 2020 in anyway negative. I can honestly say this has been a year of vision and provision. I have been able to see God clearer than ever before, including signs and wonders. The bible says that signs and wonders will follow those who believe (Mark 16: 17-18). Yes, the world may put emphasis on the pandemic and Covid-19. But I choose to put them back on my Lord and Savior. For me personally I would say this year has challenged me in my faith, my prayers, my believe, etc. I can also say that I have grown so much spiritually.

My niece asked me a few of weeks “Tee-tee do you like growing pain?” I responded immediately. I said “No, Kimora…. It really hurts!” She went on to explain how her knees have been hurting from basketball camp and the reason why is because she is growing taller. For some reason her question and my answer resonated in my sprit for a little while. The Holy Spirit began to minister to me about the growing pain in my life and how it does not feel good, but its working for my good (Romans 8:28). For me to go a little higher in him, its necessary that I grow spiritually. So, as I’m getting taller; I admit that the aches and pains seem unbearable at times. But I trust God my Creator. He knows just how much pressure to apply.

If you are going through a difficult time right now, put your faith in God’s hands. Trust him. He knows just how much pressure is needed to grow us up spiritually and for our faith to grow even more. If the pain become too painful take a good dose of God’s word! Take it day and night and watch the pain subside.

Verse of Mediation: Joshua 1:8, KJV

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

***If you desire to know God deeper and you are not sure when you die if you will go to Heaven to be with Him in eternity. Please say the follow prayer out loud.

“Lord, come into my life, I will make you Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and three days later you got up with all power in your hands. Wash me and cleans me from all my sins and make me whole before you today. I renounce my past and look forward to my future in you. Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit as only you can. In your name of Jesus Christ, I pray.”

If you’ve said the above prayer by faith, You are saved my friend. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions about your salvation or would like to connect to a faith-based church.

Luke Warm is Disgusting!

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I’ve never been a coffee drinker.  However, since I got over into my 40’s, I’ve become very fond of cold and hot coffee drinks such as; frappuccino and lattes.  On my new coffee journey, I’ve discovered that I hate the taste of Luke warm coffee. I don’t even like how it feels touching my mouth. It’s quite disgusting!
This is exactly what God revealed to me the other day.  He does NOT like it when his children are luke warm.  It makes for a double minded person. The Bible states that a double minded person is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).  We can’t be luke warm. We have to have made up minds to serve him and him only! There is no in-between. He wants us to be completely sold out to him. We were never designed to fit in with this world. We were set apart to do his will!

Verse of Meditation: Revelation 3:16 (KJV).      So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

 

 

His daughter

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3 weeks ago I received a call from one of my adult children. They were out of town working in another state. I received news that there had been a lay off for weeks.  If they did leave before nightfall they would have had to sleep in the company’s van; out side in freezing cold temperatures.  As a parent I did everything in my power to get my child closer to home.  I used up all my resources. However, I’m so thankful for their safe return and thankful to the Lord for keeping his promise to me.

That brings me to last week….I had to go out of town for training. I did not have the money to pay for my hotel. I desperately needed one due to the icy roads and bad weather that was forecasted. However, looking at my limitations; I started preparing myself to sleep in my vehicle if needed. Just as I was about to grab extra clothes and blankets  God interrupted my doubtful thoughts. He begin to speak… “You did not let your child sleep in a cold vehicle…. why would you think I would allow you to? You are my daughter!” In that moment I felt his loving arms and comforting presence all around me. As I begin to weep, he reminded me that he was in control over everything! Yes, that includes the weather! I worshiped him with such admiration of who he is and how much he loves me! He is all powerful!  He cleared the weather up that day and made my trip a safe one! I was able to drive back  with no problems. He even had someone to bless me financially before I left home. What a mighty God I serve!

Verse of mediation: Psalms 37:25 (KJV)                  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.

Afraid of the Unknown

My son and I traveled for the first time last month without my husband. On my way there I came into congestion traffic that delayed me an hour. Consequently, I had to find an alternate route. All the while my legs began to shake and my hands started sweating. You see, traveling on a highway or driving in a new place always seems to make me feel uneasy. My son noticing ask, “Mom or you ok?” I assured him that I was ok. All the while the Lord kept reassuring me that I got this. Part of me was upset that my husband did not come. I knew if he was with me he would be driving and he knows how to travel on any road. Then God began to speak to me. He explained that it was all a set up. He did this so that I would learn to trust Him even in the unknown. He said that I’ve always trusted Him in familiar places, however it’s the unknown places that I struggle. He said when I have no control…. I panic. It blew my mind because it’s so true. (Lord help me!)

I’m in a place right now spiritually and physically now that I’ve never been before. It’s scary, but I know who is with me! I relinquish my control!! God I trust you when I can’t trace you!I know you will never leave my side. Thank you for your comfort and reassurance. Thank you for the unknown places… They create a pressure that helps me to trust you all the more!

Deuteronomy 31:6 New International Version (NIV)Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsakeyou.”

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