Be super encouraged today in Jesus Name!
Be super encouraged today in Jesus Name!
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord .
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord , make haste to help me. Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Published on Feb 28, 2019
We begin as blank slates, fresh from the womb, knowing nothing, spotless. Wherever we wind up after that and a bunch of psychology to boot determines how our personality, and the very perception of ourselves develop. There is so much information, theory etc… with that sort of thing. That’s not my point tonight, though. Even on my best day, at this point in my life I would be unable to really deliver a textbook explanation.
But you know, no matter what, we are absolutely 100% able to rise above and beyond our childhoods, troubling life lessons learned the hard way throughout the years like bullying or abuse. I’m not saying it will be just wiped away from our hurting minds and hearts. What I am saying is that though you may still carry the dark or troubling events & people that have hurt you, and the fact that even now, after all these years it still stings…You can rise above it all. The lingering pain can be healed. You can come to a true place of peace in your heart, despite all the memories. The thing is, we have to do some work to find that peace and carry on that work to maintain it.
Reaching out to others, trusted loved ones, friends, family, a significant other…and professional help. I am a living testimony that therapy does work. It will work for you-but you will only reap as much as effort you put in with your counselor. Developing insight is just huge. Sometimes meds can make a dramatic impact. It may take time with trial and error as we are all made differently, but if it works for you, it is worth it. *All credit goes to Jesus Christ, The Son of God. He is the Great Physician, and the one I choose to serve. The things He has done for me I could never count on this earth.* The healing of my weary soul has everything to do with this.
No statistics, no linking of articles or anything tonight. I just want to offer hope. That is the blessing that I have as an overcomer. If you are struggling with anything that haunts you, interfering with your daily life, and leads you to believe a lie, do not give up. Miracles happen every day. There is light within you, whether you see it or not.
You have it in you, precious soul, to be someone else’s miracle.
Salvation is free
Lay down not only your body tonight, but all of your worries, doubts, & fears of anxiety as well. Spread out comfortably in bed and take a moment to ponder this night. All of today is now a memory and part of the past. If you see the dawn, you’ve received the gift of another day, another chance to do what it is you need to do, to make a difference in the lives of others, to share your story and inspire others. Tomorrow could be the best day of your life. That miracle you’ve been praying for could unravel this day.
Either way, my friend, remember that the absence of anxieties and fear is called faith. Where there is actual and 100% faith there is no doubt, fear, or worry. Faith is a growing thing. Over time and with practice and input it becomes greater, packing such a powerful punch. You know you’re gonna get knocked down from time to time. That’s life. But with faith…there is no doubt in all the fibers of your being on earth. You stand fearless, knowing there will be pain, which is unpleasant and uncomfortable…but you know in your heart…your SOUL. You know you can. You know who you are.
You know this because you know Him.
You know God.
He’s listening as you get into bed, and the rest of the time 24/7. Talking to Him can be as short and easy as “Help!” He knows what you need before you even ask.
The Creator of the Universe flung the shimmery stars into His velvety night sky, twinkling as diamonds. Like the moon, and the sun they testify to His great Power & Glory every moment in every day.
Close your eyes. No matter where you are. The eastern or western world. Persecuted, or tormented inside of yourself. God’s got this.
*Image via Godfruits.com
Sending love to all of you ❤
The things ‘I want for Christmas’ or in this life, have changed over the years. The new & shiny, black Cadillac, the fancy home in an untouchable neighborhood by the ocean side, that private practice I’m not opening, trips to Europe or exotic islands…that’s not me anymore. I want to ride home on the wings of Angels someday..to my mansion on streets of gold, by the River of Life, flowing from the Throne of God-that is incomparable to any body of water on this earth. I don’t have to have a PhD to get in.
I’m submitting my income-based app to the local gym as soon as I speak with the director about the bottom part of the form which is confusing and kind of N/A. She’s supposed to call today. Woo! I hope my app gets processed asap! After yesterday’s getting dressed for the Thanskgiving dinner episode, Getting back to the physical activity that brought about great weight loss this year can no longer be delayed! I am not waiting until the new year, baby! I am ready now. I am tired of the disappointments.
My hubby and I moved out of the city (Horse capital of the world) down east to the mountains. We have been so busy getting settled in these past couple of months getting everything done-everything but signing up for gym memberships. Luckily, the constant work of moving and getting settled burned tons of calories to make up for the lack of a nice fitness routine. I was weighed at the ‘female doc’ when I went for an annual a couple weeks ago. My weight was still yet down, despite losing my walks down the straight, open terrain in the city, no gain.
If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time you know that being a former Bulimic, having found recovery, I try and stay positive, keeping an optimistic and hopeful outlook on life. I do not obsess over numbers, nor do I currently own a scale. Being weighed at medical appointments is sufficient for me. In fact, it prevents me from sliding back to number obsessions…and I refuse to become a slave to a scale once again.
I really do need to lose weight. Back when I acted on the Bulimic and Anorexic behavior and such I was tiny, but with the aid of the Body Dysmorphia, I saw a girl 3 times as big! The first time I heard about BDD I was so very skeptical. So much, in fact that I laughed…But it is actually real!!! Our brains play tricks on us and we can actually see something that is completely inaccurate! Its not real though. This discrepancy causes pain for so many human beings for long periods of time. I am so glad that now I recognize what went on then. Now, according to logic and medical doctors I need to lose weight. I am not trying to shrink beyond reason by any means at all. The thing is…I am more comfy being me even though I know I’m a plus sized diva…hope I don’t loose this booty.
I’m smart about this, so I know to start easy. I’m going to walk some pounds off, then eventually join the easiest exercise class for ladies. Someday I will be able to graduate on and on. Someday I will be able to run on that treadmill, not only walk. We must keep a great attitude. Attitude affects everything. Remember that.
Have a great “Black Friday” everyone! I am not going to any store of any sort-not brave enough. I do not want to be attacked over a sweater and all that.
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In the Immigration speech to America, why is President Obama quoting the Hebrew Bible, with “Scripture tells us we shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.” (Exodus 23:9)?
Remember back when…
“One of the great strengths of the United States is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
So, in a nation where Christians are getting in trouble with the law for prayer, discrimination, pro-life/anti-abortion stances etc…why did Obama quote a verse from the Bible? Why is this significant enough for him to add or use now?
I believe we are to respect our leaders, but this is just a point that I find irritating.
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I’m getting sleepy!
Pajamas on, teeth brushed, almost time for reading a few pages of Paper Towns, then out like a light…but wait…
I am so grateful for the changes in my life this past year…that I have to make this an actual a post when I’d planned on only sharing an image.
I’m flooded with blessings. My grateful heart sings out tonight.
Growing closer to God is a very exciting and interesting experience. You may be hesitant to approach Him, or not. We all have our own identities, pasts, our own struggles, our own personal understanding. If you know God or seek after Him, you will find that we all have our own unique, individual relationships with The Lord. He knows this. There’s a place inside of all of us that yearns for love. We crave it. We all want to be accepted and cared for whether we admit it or not. God is love. He created that space inside of you. In fact, He wants to be included there!
Life can be quite confusing at times, but there are answers for everything. Take forgiveness for example.
The answer is found at the foot of the Cross…
Tonight I leave my darkest fears, my biggest worries, and everything else in the hands of God. I usually unload my heart before bed in prayer and He gladly picks up my pieces. With every day that comes I am stronger than before.
You can put aside all worries, fears and doubts. Yes, you can! We can choose to know Peace-the only peace that surpasses understanding. How is the peace of God in Christ different? This type of peace holds true no matter how horrible the situation. This peace is so powerful that upon receiving it, we are made free, and able to face anything. Everything!
Faith must be tended to daily, for just as we need food to survive as human beings, our spiritual selves (our souls) thrive on the spiritual food of God’s Word, aka The Bible. Spiritual famine leads to soul sickness. No matter how much you have or how great your life seems, you will be unsatisfied until you satisfy your soul. It is very easy to get caught up in the matters of this life: finances, relationships, work, health problems and so on. A single negative thought, if held onto or obsessed on…is deadly. The very concept of faith knocks out all doubt. Doubt is absent in faith!
I will not worry about lack because I know that God has my part ready for me somewhere I may not see at the time. The decision-making that drive me nuts, and all that my heart wrestles with, are already worked out by God. If I just go to Him for guidance I will be able to find my way, perhaps not easier or more quickly, but by including God in all matters, I’m guaranteed to find the right way.
Because of Jesus, we can have confidence, knowing that God’s got it all under control.
Perhaps you will consider giving The Creator a chance, a second glance…and know that He holds it all in His hands. The answers were there before you had the questions.
Wishing sweet dreams to everyone.
*image via Google