We All Ask Why?

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There have been many things that have had me asking God why both in the past and even in the present. The funny thing is, this question has seemed more prevalent to me in the past few months. After losing my sweet fur child this year, of which my spouse and I had for 16 years. I have also  tried to comfort two of my friends who have endured the same type of tragedies in the last couple of months.

A couple of days ago, I was even informed that a fellow aerobics classmate had given birth to her first child at only five months. Of course, I continue to pray for what I am sure will be the same type of miracle child that God allowed me to be after being born two months earlier than anticipated. Regardless, I can’t help but ask God WHY things like this continue to happen to his children. The funny thing is, that is the question that my spouse has asked me when trying to renew his faith in God.

I sometimes struggle to find the answer to this question. This has even had me questioning God as to if I heard the instructions that he gave me recently correctly.

Despite my questions and confusion, my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ has comforted my heart and cried out to The Father…Abba Father and the answers have continued to come to me in various ways. I was especially comforted by a daily devotional that I received from Girlfriends in God this morning, which turned me to God’s words of assurance that I feel could help each of you who are asking this very poignant question right now. Take comfort in knowing that God loves each of us and wants each of us to have a life of abundance through the blood of his Son Jesus Christ.

For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus’ life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you and since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written. (2 Corinthians 4: 11-13)

Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all. (Psalm 34: 19)

 

 

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Merry CHRISTmas…..

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As we all celebrate a very joyous time of the year, it is important to remember that it doesn’t matter that your husband gave you that new pair of earrings that you have been eyeing or that your kids now have the latest and greatest game system. We have all been given the greatest gift possible with the birth and resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

As the New Year approaches, no matter what either my or your circumstances may look like right now, this is the one gift that we can all rest assured and have faith in. So, take this AMAZING gift into your heart now and…lay aside every weight and sin that has so easily ensnared each of us and let us run with endurance the race that lies before us as we keep our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our FAITH, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12: 1-2).

So, remember to continue to share the Love that we have all been given and look forward to the promises that God holds for us in 2017.

Merry CHRISTmas to each of you and I look forward to sharing the good news with you in the coming year.

Anointed to Share HIS Word…

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I was born into a Christian household, but I wasn’t the most religious person. In fact, we didn’t even go to church. Despite this, my parents followed The Way International Ministry and we spent every day worshiping God and remembering that there was always someone who loved us even when there were others who didn’t. In fact, I can remember many mornings where I would be getting ready for school and my mom and I would be singing “yes, Jesus loves me”.

As I became an adult my relationship with God continued, but there were many days were I felt like I was standing alone and letting the hate that is in the world overtake me. This even included thoughts of suicide after thinking that I had lost someone that is the other side of my heart.

The funny thing is that no matter how low things would get for me HIS love has always been there for and has always changed my life for the better. In writing my first post for this blog, I am once again ready to remind myself that he still loves me.

After a recent trip to St. Louis, where I was questioning whether or not I was on the right path, I began to find my way back to the arms of God. Thanks to a little help from Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore and Christine Cain and the Love Life conference, I began my new journey back into the arms of my creator.

Following this conference, I felt empowered enough to ask God to tell me what HIS plan is for my life. Although the entire plan hasn’t been revealed to me yet, I feel honored that he has anointed me to bring the good news about his mercy and love for all of us.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of our God’s vengeance and to comfort all who mourn.” (Isiah 61: 1-3)

As this journey unfolds, I will continue to share my story about the path that Christ has paved for me by the shedding of his blood and I welcome you to do the same.

Let’s be there for one another as God said in his word “For he chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in his sight.” (Ephesians 1:7)