The Flu That Flew by Me…

If anyone who has ever had the flu would definitely understand why I’m testifying about God‚Äôs mighty hand and his healing power! I remember always hearing my grandma and my bonus mo-mo talk about how they thank the good Lord just to have their health and strength. I understand what they meant now! They had experienced days their body was attacked and had to pray for strength and healing. Until last week, I had been taking my health for granted. When I was sick in my bed all I could do is pray. Everyone and everything had to be put on hold. I realized I need to be healthy to carry out day to day task. The same task that I complained about at times ūüė¶ BUT God! I stand today with a “Thank you Jesus” in my spirit! I‚Äôm thankful to be healed! I‚Äôm so grateful that God allowed me to be totally healed in just three short days of being diagnosed!! He‚Äôs a HEALER! he is a miracle working God! I will not take my health for granted again.. sad that it took the flu to remind me of one of the many blessings I have!

Verse of Meditation: Ephesians 15:26

“For I am the LORD who heals you.”

Blessed Beyond Measures!

I know today is the first day of 2018.  However, I could not go into 2018 without first giving thanks to God for how he has brought us out of 2017.  This year has been such a trying year, much like 2015, and 2016.  However this year has been a blessing for us.  My husband has only had one seizure this year, thank God! I still declare healing over him no matter what the enemy tries to throw at him.   Financially, this year has been the hardest.  Our faith level had to go up! For that I give thanks to God.  It has not always felt good, but it has worked for our good.

This year my hours were cut at work.  I work only 3 days week, no benefits.  My husband is still not working… but God!  He has provided like never before.   The month of December was the most trying month.  We did not know how we would pay all of our rent, utilities bills, etc.   To be honest, I had some days I cried out and broke down.  But the difference was I picked myself up and prayed a different prayer to God.   I was reminded of the promises he has spoken over my family and I.  Immediately I started to thank Him and begin reflecting back on all the times He has brought us out before.  I started quoting His word back to Him and standing on it.  My faith changed.  I still praised him with tears rolling down my face.  My husband did the same.  In return, God gave us a miracle around Christmas.  1 week before Christmas, he spoke to a woman that I had met only once in my life.  She called to check on me and said she only needs a number.  She wanted to know how much we needed to help give us some financial relief.    I gave her a number and she doubled it.  Also, He has used people to give us lots of cleaning supplies washing powder, and to gas up our car.   He used a lady that I work with and she had me to follow her to the grocery store and made me a buggy full of groceries and put money in my hand.  To add, my husband was approved to have his medication sent to him free of charge (very expensive medication).  Also, people purchased our youngest son Christmas gifts.  Last but not least, a work out group that I was a part of got together and they all donated money and food.

On New Year Eve, my husband and I were giving the opportunity that I prayed for.¬† That was to give our testimony to the church.¬† ¬† Once we¬†gave our testimony, someone was lead to be a financial blessing to us and put money in my hand.¬† God is just so amazing.¬† The thing I learned in 2017 is that God is able and willing.¬† All I want is Him.¬† I found out that all the material things in world don’t mean a thing without Him.¬† I learned not to worry and to just cast ALL my cares on him, because He cares for me!¬† His word says to seek Him first and His kingdom and ALL these things will be added to me.

The struggles in 2017 have brought my family closer.  I thank God for this storm.  Most importantly I thank Him for being with me every step of the way.  I pray that our testimony help to encourage you on today.  I want you to know that nothing is too hard for God.  He cares for you and loves you.  Every trail that you go through is to help you.  It helps to humbles you and grow you spiritual.   So instead of complaining, lift your hands up and thank God.   He did not promise that every day would be easy; however He did say He would be with us.  That alone is reassurance for me!  We serve a God that can deliver us out, or get into the storm with us.  He is a present help in the time of trouble!

Happy New Year!

Verse of meditation:  Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

 

The Perfect Storm

For awhile I wondered how I got back to this place. The place where my husband was not able to provide for his family. Also, a place with uncertainty. But one thing that is certain is that Jesus is with us. I must admit, I’ve had to really press and pray. I have cried out to God many days. There have been days that we barley ate anything. The hardest thing I had to endure was hearing my child cry for bread. For that reason alone, I tried to come up with my own plan. I tried to get back on food stamps, but was not approved. God reminded me that day to stick with His plans for my life. He told me that He knew it was hard, but he was doing something in me. This is working for my good! He also showed me how this season was just a test from the last season. He reminded me that I trust Him more now, and that I’ve grown spiritually. I now know how to call on Him when I have a need. I also praise and worship him when times are good or bad. He showed me that through His word, I know who I am in him now. All He wants me to do is keep trusting in Him. 

This is the perfect storm because I know God has ordained it! It’s not a day that He does not meet our needs. Our cash may be low but our spirits are high. We may not always eat what we want to eat, but we are eating. No bills are behind, and we have a roof over our heads. See, when you know your life has purpose, you Trust the God who created it. Now, I know what Paul meant in Philippians 4:12 when he said; he know how to be abased and abound. That’s why I can be thankful and not ashamed. I know it’s for HIS glory! I’m coming out wiser and stronger. Thank you Jesus! 

I pray that you were encouraged today. Remember to see God in everything and worship your way through. There is an expected end! With that being said, stay turned….my story has a GREAT expected ending!

Verse of Mediation: 

Philippians 4:12 (NIV)   I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

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Divine Protection From Hidden Dangers

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God is very serious about His people knowing Him more personally. He keeps revealing himself to me. He has and continues to show me that he is Jehovah Jireh. He will provide! These last couple of months, he has been showing me that He is also my protector! He is Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of Host.

A few days ago, a family mechanic came over to put brakes on my car. I had so many things to do, so I was not home when he arrived or while he was working. Not to mention, my husband was asleep from working all night. When I returned home, the mechanic was not there. He was done putting brakes on the car. In the mean while, I got a call from a sister in Christ that needed assistant with something.
Immediately, I jumped into my car and drove three blocks up the street and I felt my car driving funny. I quickly pulled over and checked my passenger front tire and immediately noticed my bolts were loose. I was literally taking my two fingers to turn all five of the loose bolts. It appeared that the bolts were just placed on my tire and looked like the man forgot to get his tools to tighten them.
I knew without a doubt my God protected me! I made four complete turns and not only was my son and I safe, but my tire never came off to cause any damage to the car. The Lord of Host kept us safe!

Later that evening, God spoke through a woman of God at church. He told me, “When you got into your car, didn’t you trust that the man who fixed it, did his job? You got into the car without first checking behind his work, and you did not check the tires or anything. You just trusted that he did what he said he was gonna do…and he is JUST man. That’s what I want from you. I need you to be that way about me. Take me at my word. Trust me to do what I said I’m gonna do. I got you!”
Wow! He is so awesome! I love how God keeps me and at the same time, teach me. Thank you Jesus!

Point to ponder:
Has God been revealing himself to you? What is he saying?

Action to take:
Take a minute and think back to how God has recently protected you and your family and tell Him thank you! So many times we take life for granted and we miss God and ALL His goodness! He is worthy of every praise and every “Thank you” we can give Him!

Verse of Meditation:

Psalms 91:11 (NLT)
For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Prayer to pray:
Father God you are Jehovah Sabaoth! Thank you for constantly revealing yourself to me. Thank you for being so faithful! Thank you for protecting me and keeping me from seen and unseen dangers! Thank you for ordering your angels to protect me. Please forgive me for not trusting you like I should. Father God help me to leave everything in your hands Lord! In JESUS name I pray, Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

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