In this week’s podcast. I share a little of my life story with you all. I also give a lot of encouraging words. At this time, I want to give you all some words of encouragement to stand on anytime you need it. I pray this blog helps you if you are feeling down or just need a little bit of positive words to get you through your day.
Pease enter your name everywhere you see the word YOU.
You are a Master Peace.
You are perfectly Made.
You are a child of the highest God.
You are a great Mother or Father.
You will get through it No matter what it is.
You are beautiful.
You are handsome.
You are funny even if no one laughs at your jokes.
You are the Head and not the tail.
You are blessed and highly favored.
You are a great daughter or son.
Your latter years are better than your earlier years.
You are a joy to be around.
You will pass that test.
You will finish that report.
You are a great friend.
You are a good mentor -leader.
You are healed.
You are a good spouse.
You will get that new job.
You are one in a million.
You are Rich in life.
You are important.
You are smart.
You are special to all.
You are correct.
You are loved.
You are going to do it whatever it is.
You are lovable.
You are strong.
You are sweet, kind, and friendly.
You are helpful.
You are looking good.
You are the life of the party.
You are never alone.
You are a prince or princess.
You are the best one for that job.
Your hair is looking good.
You are the sunshine everyone wants to be around.
You can sing and dance.
You are a good grandmother or grandfather.
You will get out of debt.
You can do all things with Christ who strengthens you.
Well, I pray that this helps you through your day. Smile for you have a great one. If you were smiling at the beginning of this blog. I pray you are now full of even more joy. If you were a little sad. I pray that you are smiling now and full of joy. I love and care about you. I want you to know you are all of that and more. You are that and a bag of chips. 😊 If you would like to hear more from me.
Please listen to my podcast. I know it will help you in your walk of life. For today I want to thank you all. For you all are helping me as well. My life is fuller because of you checking in and up on what I have to share. May God always get the glory for it all. I am nothing with out my Lord and savior.
Just know God really wants the best for you. No matter what this world tells you.
If you want to add to this post. More words of encouragement feel free to comment. We all need as much as we can get in today’s times.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you! For all that you do for us each day. I am so proud to honor you today and every day. Thank you for giving us your son on that cross for our sins. The gift of grace and mercy is the best gift I could ever get. Thank you, father.
Well as I think about my life and all the types of friends I do have. You can check these types of friends off your list as well. Maybe I even share a friend or two that you did not consider as a friend. You may even read this blog post and say, “WOW! I did not think that person was in a group list of friends for me?” Perchance we even have a few of the same friends. I do Know there is one Friend that you should not take for granted. Yes! Before I share that friend with you let’s talk about all the types of friends one may have.
Childhood friends, Co-Worker friends, Old friends, New friends, Seasonal friends, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Long distance friends, Close friends, Neighbor friends Book Club friends, Church friends, College friends, Family friends, Animal friends, Social Media friends, Gym friends, Coffee (buddies) friends. Walking friends, Phone friends, at one time we even had a TV show called Friends and most of us tuned in each week to see what they were doing. I know there are so many more types of friends. If I did not hit a category of friends.
That you have Please, (insert it here). Yes, I even know a few friends that I did not put on this list for clean reasons. Lol
However, I have not started this Blog post to just give you a list of the type of friends you have. I want to share the best friend anyone could ever have. That is your friend in Jesus.
YES, you have a Friend IN JESUS! All of the other types of friends are great. I pray for you all you have at least one in each group. Hence, the friend I pray you know the best is God’s Son Jesus.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS?
He is a true friend through and through. If you do not know that today. Please do not leave this page without knowing who Jesus is. He has so much to offer you. With no judgement at all. Did you know he will never leave you or forsake you? Deuteronomy, (31:8) He will take your call anytime of day. He wants to give you your heart’s desire. Psalms, (37:4) He loves you unconditionally. He is just waiting for you to call on him. He is not mad at you. He wants the best for you. You are never alone with him as your friend. He is truly your source and resource. Philippians, (4:19) he shares with us in Matthew, (6:26) he will take care of all of your needs.
He hears you when you cry. Actually, if you cry out to God, he cries with you on your behalf. As long as you believe in Jesus you can ask God anything and Jesus will send it up to the father. John (14:13-14) He is really the beginning and the end in your life if you let him be. As your friend he even shares his playbook of life with you (The Bible-his word). He died on a cross for your sins. He has a gift for you. Which is the gift of Grace and everlasting life. John, (3:16) Know matter what you hear about him he really wants the best for you. He knows when to come and help you out. He will be your right on time friend. He will never give you more then you can handle. Did you know you can even do all things with his strength Philippians, (4:13)? He works all things out for his glory but because you are called for his purpose Romans, (8:28) I hope you can join me in saying HE IS MY FOREVER FRIEND!
If you do not know him today or are on the fence about calling him your friend. I pray today you find a bible, pray out to him, and ask him to help you with your unbelief. I cannot promise you much in life. For if you know me I do not like using that word promise. But today I will come along side of you and share with you that I do promise if you do not know Jesus and want to. He can and will be your forever friend. He cannot lie. 1 Samuel (15:29). God is three parts for sure God the father, Jesus Gods son of Man, and the Holy Spirit. God gave us three parts of himself to show the world that he has overcome the world.
So today please look to him Jesus for all you need NO MATTER what is going on in the storms of life. Before it is too late. For I do believe at this time God is shaking us up with this pandemic.
Well as I do want to pray with you all. I also want to share with you my next Podcast is up. Ready for you to listen. This podcast is called A Friend and Mentor.
She is also a child of Gods. She knows Jesus is her forever friend as well. Please listen to my friend Ann Harrison from Inspirational journeys stories that matter Her interview will inspire. You. Show you a No Excuse ADATUDE. Show you that all things are possible. No struggle or storm of life is too big or small. With God on your side. You may even be surprised. The struggle you think may be the hardest for her is Not at All.
Thank you for all the types of friends we have in life. Hence, thank you for the best friend we could ever have. Which is your son Jesus. Thank you for putting him on the cross for our sins. Giving us the gift of Grace. Today I pray anyone that does not know you. That they do seek you and your son out. That no matter what the world may say. They see that you only have the best for them. That you put your son on the cross because you loved us so much. Thank you for that gift. I pray that all I do for you. I do always show my listeners and readers that I am your daughter in Christ. That I can hide behind your cross to make sure you are heard. I Thank You Lord! If any one does not know your son, I pray they ask you into their heart and get to know you and your son. That they see you really are all they need.
Hope you all are doing well; I have been struggling with my next blog post to you all. Nevertheless, as I have been in prayer to get my next one up. The one thing I have learned in my short time of blogging. Is that God has to lead me in every step of writing each week. I have been speaking with my Pastor friend Willie on my next topic. We hit on a subject that has been brewing in my heart and mind for a while. Which was doing a podcast-YouTube channel. I have asked you all at one point to pray for me in doing this next step. Thank you if you have added me to your prayers for this or anything. I am always grateful for the prayers. I can share with you all about a week or two ago. I got a text message from Willie’s wife Terri. About how to set up a podcast. She, Terri out of the blue heard a message and sent it my way. I listened to the podcast and then told her. That I did not think I was ready to do this next step. Of course, we text back and forth on my thoughts and hers for me. Terri shared with me that she has heard me speak and thought it would be a great next step. I told Terri that I did not feel ready to do a podcast. Hence, God is amazing. For as I have been struggling with my next blog post. It has given me time to play with the idea of setting one up. God always shows up for you when you say no not yet or never going to happen.
I do have another friend who has helped me work on my blog posts and my writing journey. She has encouraged me for a while to get one up and running., We always shared that I had to stay in prayer about it. Well, tonight I can share with you all. That I have set one up. Now there is not a podcast episode up yet. I have just launched it and put up a trailer that shares what the podcast will be about. Also, that it is coming soon. I am almost sure that I will have my first podcast episode up in the next week or earlier. So, I pray if you are a follower you check it out and maybe enjoy it just as much if not more. And want to subscribe to it. I pray that it shows people that God is not only my source, but he is my resource. That no matter your struggles God will get you through them all. As I know I have been on this journey to start writing my life story. I think that God wants me to get this next plat form going. To show his glory in my life no matter what is going on in my struggles. I know that I may not have shared with you all. that is, that I would love to be a motivational speaker. So maybe this is just Gods plan to get this going for his again glory. It has been a very ruff few years for me. Even though, I may be sad at times. I always try to put on a smile and pull out a positive from my struggles of life. I do know there is a God who is doing a greater work in and through us all. No matter the struggles of our life.
We all will have hard times and bad days but, if you just keep moving forward God will bring you through it all. In his Glorious timing. He created us in his image and knows all the outcomes of life for us. SO, if I can share one thing and nothing else. Hang in there hang on for we are not promised tomorrow. Hence, anything can change in a blink of an eye and God has the last say. So, if I have learned anything is, he has got it he is in control. I will let him take the wheel of life and trust in him for all.
Thank you again for reading and following my blog if you are a follower Thank you for that, I pray my words help you as much as they help me too. That you do see God is my all no matter my struggles and that I am just a real person like you!
So, let me now share the link for you all to go and hear my trailer. Oh, and now you will be able to put a voice to my words! I pray it is better than you imagined. 😊
Click on the link below to go to my new podcast page on Anchor.FM
Struggling blessed but not alone podcast!
just an FYI Anchor is still working on getting my podcast Distributed to ALL platforms. Since I just set it up this morning. However, for this reason you may have to check back later this week to find your favorite podcast platform. I just wanted my WordPress family to get the News first! You will be able to hear the trailer on there website. I will still keep on blogging for it is just another way to create the greatest buzz for My lord to shine showing people he is real and true. That no matter your struggle he is there! Walking along side you each and every way and day
When you feel like life has turned you down. When you feel you made a mistake? When you think you are too old to change the troubles of your life. When you feel there is no answer in site for your hardships of life. I want you to know God-Jesus has not given up on you. When the world fails you because, they do not see your way. If you think God does not hear you. Just hang on. He is working in the mist of it all. He showed up for Joseph. It took joseph 20 years. He stayed faithful. However, that is not the story that I want to share with you today. The stories I want to show you today are two where it really looked like there was no coming back from anything. YES! ANYTHING. Death was the answer. The world believed that it was over. As we know the story of Jesus on the cross. It is not that story today. For these two people were not powerful in anyway. They were common people for their times.
Everyone in the bible thought it was over for these two people. If God fixed it for them. I know he will not be late for your glory story. Just remember to give him the glory for your story.
Now, there are two stories in the bible. The first one is of Lazarus Death. The second one is of Jairus daughter. I am glad there are two stories in the bible. So, that I can really make my point here. I say this because if you want to challenge my thoughts here. I pray you see just the facts and not your unbelief. Also, you see when we believe in Jesus. He has the control to change our life. God is Able. To do more than we could ever imagine. Ephesians (3:20-21)
Jesus will come right on time! Even death will show you that God is Able! He is never late!
The death of Lazarus. Three of Jesus closes friends were Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus. Oddly, when Jesus was told Lazarus was sick, Jesus stayed two more days where he was. When he left, Jesus said clearly Lazarus had died. Now in this story Mary has the unbelief for sure.
When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” As you see Mary believed that because of life issues (death) it was too late. That Jesus could not turn this around.
Even though he showed up for them. That it could not be changed. Her brother’s death. Martha also had something to say about him being late. Now as the story goes.
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, “Lord, by now there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days.” There you see she has little faith on this issue being changed. Now let’s keep on in the story.
Raising his eyes to heaven, he prayed aloud to his Father. Then he commanded Lazarus to come out. The man who had been dead walked out, wrapped in burial cloths.
Now let’s look at the story of Jairus daughter.
When Jesus was in Capernaum, Jairus, a leader in the synagogue, begged him to heal his 12-year-old daughter because she was dying. On the way, a messenger said not to bother because the girl had died. Again, we see unbelief.
Yes, I know at this time you may be saying. This is not the same he brought back the dead. But it is.
I am attempting to show you here. In these stories it was the end of life for these two people. And Jesus worked it out. He was not late even though death had come for them. Now if you read on there were a lot more people who did not believe Jesus could bring her back to life.
Yet, the story goes on to show us not to be afraid, have belief and faith.
Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; only believe, and your daughter will be healed.” Jesus took care of that life issue by his faith. So, all you need is a mustard seed of faith for him to move mountains in your life. Matthew (17:20)
Look even the world laughed. Now, Jesus arrived at the house to find mourners wailing outside. When he said she was not dead but sleeping, they laughed at him. Next Jesus went in, took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up.” Her spirit returned and she raised up to life again. Jesus ordered her parents, to feed her but then not to share what he did.
Again. Yes! It is death nevertheless; what I really hope you see here is it is never too late for Jesus to turn around your troubles. Just have faith, trust, hope, and belief in him. He will make your path straight. Proverbs (3:5-6)
Dear Heavenly Father,
I want to thank you for giving us your word (The Bible). The truth of life is written in it. For us to know it is not done until you say it is. That we, your children know the world is going to not give us the answer to our life issues. That you no matter what we are going through you will make a way for us. All we need to do is sit with you and follow your teaching. I thank you for giving us the Playbook for all we need in this crazy world. That it has stories like Joseph, Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus, Jairus Daughter, as well as versus to lean on when we just think life is getting too hard. That you show us even at death you can change any life story. Also, that it is for your glory. Thank you for giving us your sons life to correct our sinful nature. I pray that as we finish up this year, we do understand that you are the truth the light and the only way. That this nation gets on their knees to honor you. For you only want the best for your children and the world. I pray we all get that before it is too late. I love you and celebrate you each day of my life. Thank you always! That you are never too late to fix our storms of life. your son comes right on time for us.
In your son’s glorious name Jesus Christ AMEN!
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Today as it is December 5, 2020. I hope you do not mind Today I want to reflect on two days ago. That means I am going to talk about December 3, 2020. You may be thinking why December 3, 2020. What is so big about that day. Well for most of you Not one thing however, for me it was a BIG DAY! If you have not reached this time in your life. I pray it is all that you want it to be. It was a Big Milestone in my Life. It was My 50th birthday. I am so Thankful to GOD for ME! That he Loved me so much that he planted a seed. In my mother’s womb and created me. I thank anyone that did remember that day and sent me birthday wishes! Now I tried my hardest to make it a Great Day for myself! For no one can make your day Happy but you! I wish I could have had a party. It was not because of COVID -19 That it did not happen. I can honestly say it is just not in the cards for me to ever be celebrated in that way. Please, do not feel bad for me. My life has always been a Struggle. I do my best everyday to fight to live my best life. Nevertheless, the reason why I am getting on my blog and sharing this with you today is because as this is the month That we do celebrate Christmas (Jesus Christ) Birthday. Please! Do not look for anything big for yourself. I pray as there was not one gift given to me, I had no birthday cake as well as an exceedingly small group of people Wishing me A happy birthday! Please let’s not forget Jesus on his birthday! Please be Thankful on this Christmas morning for him and all that he has done for you. I was even told by one or two people that “it is not really a big day my 50th birthday” I pray you do not think that on Jesus Birthday! For he was created to save you!
Please! Realize it is not about you and what you can get on this day or your birthday. It is that he is the beginning and the end of all. He was created-born for the biggest gift you could ever get. On your birthday or on any day of your life. He created you for so much more than just what you need or want in this life. You can have the biggest gift if you just trust and believe in him. The Gift of grace
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Jesus, for my 50th YEAR of life. I pray and hope to always honor you! No Matter who or what is going on in my life. THANK YOU FOR MY Special day! I pray people do not forget about you! Most of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! THANK YOU, GOD, FOR GIVING US YOUR SON! THEN TAKING HIS LIFE FOR US! Giving us the Gift of GRACE!
Thank you for ALL!
In Jesus Name AMEN
I pray you all do not forget about why we have Christmas!
This morning I am not sure how to put my words on this virtual page. God has had a message in my heart for days but, I have not been able to figure out how to say what he has on my heart. To you all. I feel like this message maybe hard for most of you to understand. Yes, I believe this because everyone wants to believe that they are doing what God wants them to do. As we look for answers from God. I even need to search my heart and soul to make sure it aligns up with what God wants me to do in my life. So, if todays message hits home hard. Please, forgive me in advance However, you know what they say the truth hurts sometimes. I say what I say in love. Now, let me start with what I have been learning in the Book of Mark. What Mark is writing comes from Peters life. Meaning that Peter told Mark his story and Mark wrote it for the Bible. What I see that Mark wants us to learn from his writing is that. It is more important to Follow Jesus and learn from Jesus teaching. The miracles and signs are not the big picture here in this book. Yes, Jesus did do a lot of miracles and signs however, if you really read there are two things Jesus did after each miracle or sign. The first thing after doing a miracle or sign is, he told that person not to share where or how that miracle or sign happen or who did it. The next thing he would do is leave the place where he did the miracle or sign. It was like he knew that the people would not keep quiet about the miracle or sign he had done. Jesus knew that miracles and signs were important. He knew he needed to do them too. However, what the Father sent him to do was more important then that. Yes, so as you are looking for a miracle today and God wants to give you that miracle or sign. Please, dig in his word (Gods word the bible). Follow Jesus teachings. There is a much greater picture in the Bible then just what signs and miracles you read about. I have to share even today as God wants us to follow his son and be more like him (Jesus). I do believe we are getting the miracle and signs we need. We are just not doing what we. YES! WHAT WE NEED TO DO! Please, stop all that you are asking for with in your prayers. Just come to the Father asking him to help you follow Jesus better. Believe me I am no better than you Nevertheless, I really feel today more than ever God is telling, ALL of US! Learn from my son. I (GOD) have given you all you need to live forever. Just stop and seek me out. I do believe COVID-19 is getting the best of us because, we are still not listening to God. Now, a lot of us are just busying doing nothing being busy not even really meting our brothers and sisters needs. Now we are just being busy working not hearing from God at all. So, I ask you to take my small word and Go sit with your bible read it. Please. Join a bible study but look for one that teaches Gods word. One that wants to seek out Gods word. Do not get in another Bible study where you are reading someone else’s book to learn what God is saying to you. and Gods word. Find one that teaches chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Do not be scared to seek God out with just his word. God will show up for you and let you know what he has for your life and heart. I am trying to start one today. However, God has brought me to a great bible app that is letting me just sit with him. It is the word chapter by chapter and verse by verse.
You may want to download this app for yourself. In the last few weeks, it has opened my eyes to so much. It is called “THROUGH THE WORD” (TTW). This app is totally free. The Pastor is from California. His name is Pastor Chris, I find that he is just doing that being a teacher of the word. HE lets you know up front He is not God and that you need to read the word for yourself. I find that I love reading the word with Pastor Chris because as he teaches what he sees he leaves a lot out for you to see what God is sharing with you. Now. As I say he leaves a lot out I do not mean he is not reading all of the word. He gives you a path and lets you seek out the Lords word to you. For what God wants to show you in your life. I do want to share as well as my journey has gotten harder, I have sought out some Pastors to help me on my journey of reading the word. I do have a great pastor in my state at my church. nevertheless, he is too busy at times to hear from me. Therefore, as I do want to share God will bring you who you need. Never worship man even a man of God. No, that God really brings the people you need when he (God) is ready too. God has brought me another Pastor who has stepped up to the plate to help me dig in Gods word. I feel you should check him out as well. His name is Willie Mays. He is the pastor at a great church in California. Pastor Willie Mays at Corona Church of Christ. You can find him online. He has been a Pastor since 1993. Him and his wife absolutely love the Lord. Pastor Willie’s Wife, Terry Mays is blessed to have a beautiful voice for the Lord. Terry needs no musical instrument to help her bring the Lords song to life. She has learned that God has blessed her with just the voice to sing his words of worship. I promise you if you check them out you will be totally blessed as God has blessed me. Pastor Willie is a blessing for as I have so many unanswered Bible questions He is just like pastor Chris a teacher never telling you his thoughts but, asking you what do you see the Lord is telling you in this passage. I am so blessed to know as I am seeking more from God and my journey is hard God is sharing good teachers of the word to me. I pray you check all of the resources I have shared with you to really help you hear from God. Jesus was brought into this world to teach us what God has for us. Not just the signs and Miracles we think we need. I maybe blind; however, I think we all are for we are just not seeing the miracles and signs. That God is showing us. That may just be because we are not seeking him out by his word. So, Please Go sit in the Boat with Jesus and follow him, learn from him before it is too late, I pray that you truly seek him out. Next blog I pray can be about The Rich Man and Lazarus. This story is in Luke. Please, come along side of me for that next blog it has been on my heart to share but, I am not totally sure what or how God wants me to bring it too you all. So again, keep me in your prayer for that story. 😊
Please, come along with me and pray! We all need some prayer at some point. Actually, we should always pray for others. Well, Today I want to share another person’s Blogpost. I ask you all to come along side of me and add this to your prayers. God has led me to this beautiful lady’s WordPress page. I know this family is a believer in Christ. Even if they were not please come and add them to your daily prayers. This Ladies story really touched my heart weeks ago. I have been following her for a little while now. If I can share the last few post have brought me to tears. Her husband’s (family) story is one of struggle for sure. So, as I have added comments to her page of prayers. Today, as I sit here reading her last post back to me. I just felt the Holy Spirit share with me share this blogpost-page with your followers and readers. Therefore, today I am asking you to not only pray for this Family. If you feel led follow her story. I know we do not know how God is going to answer our prayers. Of course, we all want the miracle of perfect health and maybe that will happen. nevertheless, I do believe when two or more gather in God’s name, mountains can be moved. Therefore, please if you do not mind take a minute more each day and pray for my new WordPress family member-friend, I know they would appreciate it. God does want us to be there for others so, I am reaching out for this family to reach the stars, the moon and most of all Heaven for prayer. Love is an amazing thing and prayer moves mountains. God does answer prayers so let’s be in prayer with this family for Gods best in their Miracle (whatever that is that Gods Will is).
I will start the prayer so let’s go into prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today I bring my new WordPress Family- Friend up to you in prayer. Yes, I do know that you are the master healer. Please, I come to you boldly to your feet. I ask you for a healing touch over this family and especially her sweet husband. For I only know what the sweet Lady post on her page and that is plenty for me to just know to pray for them today and moving forward. I ask that you put a hedge of protection around them. During there struggle of health issues. I do believe you are the one that can move any mountain. So today please do so for this family. That you give them the peace to move through whatever life’s storms are. As I do read this blog post I do know they do know you and love you. I know I am just one of many that is asking for your perfect love in this family life. However, I know that you hear each one of your children so, please help them with whatever your will is for their life. Make there later days better then beginning days. As they sleep each night, and they have their blanket around them let them feel like the blanket is your hands giving them the healing and peace that you can only give. Thank you for letting this fine Lady share her story of struggle so, I can walk along side her in belief in what you will do for them. She does call her blog Who is God? So as I do think she does know who you are let me go and walk with her and Give you back who you are…..The King of kings – The Lords of Lords —the beginning and the end -The Master healer –The Miracle Worker—Alpha and the Omega —-The one who can do all! Who you are is so much more than just my tiny list? However, I thank you for all that you are and that you will bring to pass for your glory? I pray that this lady’s story touches many people’s lives to see no matter the struggle. They know Who you are and want to share the good news of your son!
I pray for a peaceful joyful journey with you no matter what your will is for I do know you have the master plan for them and all of us. Just help them through it all.
I also pray for anyone that is reading this and needs a healing touch from you. Please, grant them that my Lord. Thank you in advance my Lord and savior.
I love you and ask this in your name. Jesus Christ Amen!
THANK YOU TO ALL!!
PLEASE! ENJOY HER BLOG MAY GOD BLESS YOU THROUGH IT!
Just know God is working no matter the struggle! 😊
t is now one in the morning! November 1 as here, and October 31 has now passed. The first Holiday of the Fall season is now over Halloween, Two more to Go. Thanksgiving being the next one in days. Maybe today we need to start being thankful if we are not in a storm. However, be thankful even if you are. For, “This too Shall Pass.” I have something I want you to do today if your storms of life are so hard and you are seeking help for them.
Go sit in the boat with Jesus. Yes, I will share how to do just this. This is something I do when life is just troubling me so. My storms of life are not easy at all. However, I know my God is working on my storms and his hand is on your storms too. You will really be thankful for the storm you are in. Yes, you read that correctly. When you go sit in the boat with Jesus.
Ok at this point, I am sure the night is over. You are more then likely in your bed with all of the covers around you and a pillow at your head. For here in Texas the weather is very cold it is around 49-55 degrees outside. Therefore, if this is the case. Again, you are in bed with your covers all around you and a pillow at your head. This is an awesome place to be in the boat with Jesus. However, if you are not in your bed and want to do this Just go get a blanket and a small pillow. Then, go sit in your favorite chair. I promise no matter where you are you can always go sit in the boat with Jesus. The only other items you may want is your Bible. If you are really feeling this after I do this with you. The next time you are feeling bad with your storms of life. You will not call a friend. You will find yourself going to sit in the boat with Jesus more often. You may want to also play some praise and worship music. While, Getting in the boat with Jesus.
Now, I can promise if you are sad when you started this. Jesus will be having you change your sadness to joy. You will have peace like you have never had before. You will really be rested at the end of this time in the boat with Jesus and his disciples. Yes, you are not alone with Jesus we have to have the Disciples. We are crashing their party with Jesus. We are going to learn with the disciples. However, this story may be over 2,000 years old it still rings true today.
So, let’s Go God!
If you do not have the items, you need. Please, go get them and sit in your favorite chair or get in your bed. Now that you have these Items wrap the blanket around you pretend the blanket is Jesus wrapping his arms around you like a hug. Put that pillow behind your head. Get very comfy. If you are like me when I start to do this my storm is so hard. I am praying out to my Lord. As I am getting my items ready for my boat ride. I am sometimes even crying while I am praying. So, if this is the case pray and cry first. Hence, please do not do this for long. But do it for a minute be real with Jesus. I can tell you; the disciples are doing just that too. At the start of this boat ride. The storm is bumpy, rough, windy, rainy, and cold. However, Now lets get our bible and see what Jesus does and says. Let me share there are three different accounts of this. It is in the Book of Mathew, Mark, and Luke.
23 Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. 24 Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. 27 The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”
35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. 38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” 39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”
22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So, they got into a boat and started out. 23 As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger. 24 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped, and all was calm. 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”
Now, that we have read all three accounts of Jesus calming the storm. Do you see how he helped them not worry about? The storm that they were dealing with in that boat. Remember, we at this time are in the boat along with Jesus and the disciples. We crashed this party so, let’s not let our storm of life shake us up like the disciples are doing. Let’s learn from Jesus. Take your pillow and blanket REST, REST YOUR PRETTY LITTLE HEAD. Jesus has it! Yes, he is in control of this storm and all of the storms you will go through in your life. If you have not fallen a sleep by this point because of the rest that Jesus has given you about dealing with your storm.
I pray as you are in the boat with Jesus your tears have turned in to Peace, Love, Joy and Strength to let go of this storm and let Jesus take you to the other side of it. Now, is the time to play praise and worship music.
GODS GOT IT! Is a great song to play at this time by Jay Moss! There are many songs to play however, this is a fun song I do like to play. I will share this link from YouTube at the end of this blog.
I pray today for I do not know how long your storm will last. I do pray that you know Jesus is in control and is calming the winds, rain, and bumpiness of it all. Just keep the faith and lean on him.
Dear Heavenly Father,
All I can say is, Thank You! For your word. That it shows us that you are working in every aspect of our lives. I know we may not know when our storms of life may end. Nevertheless, you show us in your word that you are in control of it all. The Road may get bumpy. The shore may be rough. Still through the bad weather of it all YOU come through it all by calming the storms of life. I pray today as your children struggle at times to not forget that you have your hand in all of the storms no matter how big or small. You Got It! That your timing is the best timing. I pray that my readers see this as well and to always give you the time you need to help them through it and then give you the glory for what is done with in that storm after it has finished. That they came through it. That they see you are the only one that could calm them and get the storm to blow over. That the victory lays in your hands. That no matter if times are good or bad, they learn to read your word so, when the storms of life do hit them hard they have a great foundation to lean on. As I pray this for my readers. I pray this for myself. For sometimes I forget that you are going to get me through it too. That it is your timing that is the best for me and my readers. Romans (8:28)
In Jesus Name Amen!
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