Today was moving day!! Not for us for our Pastor and his family!! Thank The Lord the whole team was there to help move because well the four of us who moved them in a year ago wouldn’t have made it today!! Here are some pictures from moving day!! Be Blessed!
So this week has been amazing! Not only did I get to spend some great time with Jesus; He answered my prayers this week too! I got to spend time with a new friend, try out a new baking recipe, I helped a friend pack, played with a kid’s toy that was super fun, played volleyball, and worked a few days but the highlight of my week was eating Popeye’s Chicken!! Yummy!!! What did you do this week?
That is what today was for me. I haven’t had a day in a long time that was just a pure day of rest and quite frankly I might not get another one for a while. I stayed in the house, spent time with Jesus, watched television, caught up on reading and just rested. I did do some things around the house like laundry that doesn’t quite stop growing even though I may stop doing it… but all in all today was a day that I needed just to be. I rested and I won’t apologize for it. What did you do today? How do you rest in your free time?
Before you think of all the different ways that I could go with this post let me just tell you… When you submit to God and to the authorities He has placed in your life He really will move mountains on your behalf! How do I know? Because He did it for me! He took a situation that seemed impossible for me by myself to change and waited until I was fully submitted to Him and under proper authority of my pastor to change it; in less than three days time!! It really was a miracle!! My God is pretty amazing that way!! I’m still in awe of it all… and I just want to praise Him!! Stay faithful and fully submitted to Christ and He will… (fill in the blank)!! AMEN!!
Fun Jesus music is so hard to find but thanks to the local Christian radio station here in Miami I have stumbled upon the musical artist B.Reith!! He is signed with Toby Mac’s label Gotee and his music is everything that young people like to hear and it still talks about Jesus!!!
He is very talented, he can sing, and rap as well as write and produce. He is definitely using his talents to advance the Kingdom of God!! I stumbled across some of his music and wanted to share it with you!! Personally I really enjoy the stories he tells in his music!! They are so encouraging!! I hope you have as much fun as I did listening to it! I will definitely be on the look out for when he comes this way on tour!!!
When you’re not your own, sometimes you don’t get what you want? Did you know that? I knew that but I didn’t KNOW that until now! yeah I know right! I have always heard that we are not our own, that Jesus bought us with a price (that being His death) but I guess it just became more practical now. Like it’s not just a good thought it’s come to life and I’m living it. And I am more aware now than ever that when I made my commitment to follow Jesus I signed up for HIS will to be done in my life over my will.
I’m not saying that I don’t have free will to choose but I am saying that I choose to let Jesus show me what He has for my life instead of me choosing to do what I think is best. Ultimately HE KNOWS BEST so why would I try to go against that. And even though there are things that I still desire to do or have, His timing is PERFECT and HE knows exactly when I’ll be able to handle those things that I desire. And when He says no in the gentle way He tells me no, I know that He has something better for me. Even though I’m not my own, I know that who I belong to is far better than any decision I could ever make a part from Him.
Life can be hard! What do you do when life gets hard? Where do you go? Who do you turn to? Is there a special place you retreat to? Or a special song you sing?
Me myself, I usually find myself crying many, many tears, some because I’m sad and some because I’m angry, and a few simply because they stop me from saying things I may regret. I usually go to bed when life gets hard or to the freezer for some ice cream! I ALWAYS go to Jesus first, then the hubby or a trusted friend (depending on who answers the phone first). I do not yet have a special place I retreat to, maybe once we start having children I’ll find an abandoned barn in the country somewhere and go there to retreat. I don’t have a special song that I sing either, but I do sing whatever is in my heart and mind to sing at the time… How do I cope? I stick as close to Jesus as possible by way of prayer, praise, reading the Word, listening and knowing that regardless of everything God is in control and HIS LOVE IS REAL and HE ONLY WANTS THE BEST FOR ME!! That’s how I make it through when life gets hard.
I’d love to know how you cope with hard times in life?