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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Story...

"3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? 5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages[a] and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.

6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 The poor you will always have with you,[b] and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. 9 Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” " Mark 14:3-9


Can you imagine being a fly on that wall? I love this story!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

more Changing...

It is so amazing to me EVERY single time God speaks to me or changes me. It just blows my mind! He loves me so much... He gives me the strength to follow His ways. Like I have said before... He takes my breathe away...

I made a promise... not any old promise... a promise to my Father. I promised Him I would fast from coke (any kind of soda), chocolate, sweets, candies, cakes, etc. for Him. I gave it up until my Israel trip in the end of March. I am amazed at the restraint He has given me... yes, I may want it but, He has changed how I think about sweets. I don't think I will ever be able to ever come close to thanking my Father but, I can love Him. Love Him like He deserves to be loved. He deserves all of me and I pray as I grow in my faith that by the end of my life there will be nothing 'standing' in my way.

I am in tears as I think about how much He loves me. It is all consuming and that is what I pray for.... that He would change my heart for what breaks His... that He would change me from the inside out. I want to exuberate Him! (does that word even make sense?)

Friday, February 11, 2011

God in a box

Just a little while ago I was talking to an old high school friend. Actually we knew each other in junior high too. WOW! I feel old. LOL! We were messaging to each other on Facebook and he was saying how he has been reading my blog. First, I was surprised because he lives a pretty busy life but, it was very encouraging to me that other people read my thoughts rather than just me and my family and friends. LOL! You all who I don't know or I haven't talked to in a while... Thank you for reading. It makes these thoughts not feel so empty. LOL!

Back to my God in a box... remember my last post I told y'all about Global Media Outreach? Well it has taken over my life and thoughts. I am totally taken away by God and what He is doing all over this entire world!! I have taken Him out of my little box I had Him in and let Him fill my life. He isn't just over here in the United States. He is all over the WORLD! My God, your God is in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Johannesburg, United Arab Emirates, New York, India, Ethiopia, Trinidad and Tobago, Missouri, Algeria, Florida, Saudi Arabia and this is just naming a few. These are all the places people have written to me from... all of them searching for God. All of them wanting a closer relationship with the One bigger than them.

As I am on this journey, I have taken God out of my box and I have put Him EVERYWHERE! He is in everything and moves through everything no matter how BIG or small it is.

I want to share one relationship I have formed through GMO. A young lady from Johannesburg wrote me saying she had not accepted Christ but she was wanting to know more... she was searching. She knew something was out there bigger than her and she knew she wanted to be part of it but, I don't think she knew how. I wrote her back and prayed for her and told I was here for her if she need to talk to someone. A couple days later... SHE WROTE BACK!!! This is a big deal because there is a low percentage of people who write back. Anyways... she was asking questions and God has been pouring into me. She wrote 2 emails to me that day and the second one was that she accepted Christ. I have never been part of something so wonderful (well besides my own salvation) but, helping someone else know Christ as well... I am without words.

We have talked since and talked about her struggles and such and again I gave it to God to talk through me. He never lets me down and I pray this young lady will learn that too as she grows in her faith. I just can't believe I was part of something that will forever change her life... not just her life but, all the lives of the people who have written me.

I pray I will continue to bring my Father in heaven much glory as He works through me and brings His lost sheep home. This is such a wonderful opportunity and I am so humbled that I am part of it. If you are considering stepping out of your box and letting God out of the box you put Him in... consider joining Global Media Outreach. It is life changing!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Building His Kingdom One Country at a Time

I have been wanting to blog about this for about a week but, held back until I actually began.

I want to make an impact in the world of God's love, but don't really have the ability to go to the nations and spread it... since I stay home with the girls and financially we aren't able to do that right now. I always felt lost in this... wanting to do something but what?? Then I was introduced to Global Media Outreach. I first heard about GMO on KSBJ (a local Christian radio station), then my friend Andrea was talking about it to me, and then I read it on our Missionary Pastor Omar's blog. This sounded like something I have been felt called to do. So I signed up, got through the first part of my training, and now I am activated.

I am now in training to be an Online Missionary. Global Media Outreach is an organization that helps people recommitting their life to Christ, people accepting Christ for the first time, and people searching, etc. I have wanted to be part of something bigger... something making an impact in the Kingdom and now I can do it! I can talk to people all over the world and let them know I am here for them. I pray for these people. I am bringing glory to God! What else is life about? Nothing else, but bringing Him glory!

I have received 4 emails from people all around the world... 2 Nigeria, Middle Eastern country, and USA. I have responded to them and wait to see if they will write back. If they do... AWESOME!! I look forward to sharing their journey with them. If not, I will continue to pray for them and God's leading. I am so pumped!

God is doing mighty and wonderful things! I praise Him for this opportunity for spreading His mighty word!

If you are interested, go check out the Global Media link. You can also go 'like' them on Facebook. Much Blessings!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

learning...

All I have to say is... WOW, God is teaching me some very important lessons for life!

I am learning to totally lean on God for EVERYTHING, because really He is in control of EVERYTHING! I mean EVERYTHING... from my lying down to my sitting up. He is in control of our house selling to finding us our new home. He is in control of my friendships and how life goes with them. I have to lean on Him and trust and have faith in His leading and give it all to Him. I mean ALL of it to Him. If I keep any of it for myself... I will continue to have problems. He is the only way.

Life is so much easier giving it to Him but, I make it so much harder when I fight it. I am learning and I am being transformed and molded into what He wants and I guess that is really all that matters. All that matters is that His light is shining through me and that it is bringing Him glory. That is what my life is all about.