Thursday, 28 March 2019

APRIL BLOG DONE EARLY???


Could not think of a title!

March 28, 2019
Aging (maturing) along with this new diagnosis of CAA is, pretty tricky. But I am working at it.
I must not over exert myself, nun the less… I need to keep active and do. What?

Things…like not giving up joining in or giving up stuff that you think that you should not do because of what might happen since caa. The medical profession cannot predict what is going to happen to each individual. We will all get different symptoms etc.

I had a good day today by participating in the World day of prayer. I loved it, being with believers from all denominations participating and then having a time with refreshments and fellow-shipping together. It was a lovely cool but sunny day, around 40F. Guess what happen next? You guessed it…another… big freeze.

Here we are at March 7, 2019 and it did come in like a Lion. We are all hoping it goes out like a lamb, right!

So now what?

I must lean on my Lord and Saviour as always. Am I praying enough, not really? Why?

I tell myself, I talk to Him all day; is that not enough? No!

That is not what God calls prayer. So, if I know that, why can I not change my attitude and make more of an effort to be more obedient to God like I tell myself I am?

Father God, it is not enough. I want so much to serve You the way that You want me too. Give the strength, courage and wisdom, which I know is within me because of my faith within. I believe with my whole heart that You are Lord God almighty, You came to earth as Jesus to teach us to live like You; from baby on. Then, You had to die upon a cross for our sins. But You rose after 3 days for our salvation. Why? So that as believers in Your Gospel, we will be with You in Heaven.

Prayer;
Easter is late and falling in the month of April this year and I guess that is why I need to talk about lent and confess my failings and guilt. I must repent and get over this down time. I will overcome, for I Love God and His Son with all my heart. Thank You Jesus, Praise God.

The enemy is not going to win; I will not give in to his lies. Our pastor had a very good sermon this morning from psalm 127 about David.

Psalm 27.

1; The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the stronghold of my life___of whom shall I be afraid?

I am pressing on to keep reading all the scriptures in the bible that go together with lent, that the church has chosen for us. They are so meaningful and precious as we get ready to celebrate the gospel of God’s Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
When the enemy attacks us, we must put on God’s armour, using Ephesians 6; 10 13.

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armour of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the power, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day and having done everything, to stand firm.

Further instructions….

Verse 14 24, Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; in addition to all taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all  the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains: that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


My story is not over! In 1998, I was yet again blessed with another poem.

Jesus asks:                                          
Day by day, abide with Me.
I love you more than I can say.
I died a death that I may pay
For all your sins on that one day.
That you would learn to do the same.
I ask you now to worship Me
Do not feel shame and share My love
From day to day.

Safe ….In the arms of Jesus, That is my wish for you.
Open the door for Jesus. Love will let Him through.
Give Him your trials and troubles; no one else can do...
what God wants to do for you, when you stay…safe in the arms of Jesus!

God’s Blessings to you and ours
This Easter 2019
Susan

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Self- surrendering to Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.





This is how I am handling the new diagnosis that I have been handed.

It is after all; the primary objective of obedience that our Father in Heaven wants from His children here on earth.

Guess what? I just had a blast from the past that goes along with the topic God chose for me to use today.

July 5th, 2016

Prayer…

Father God, I had a season – an up and down one with Your Son.
Mind You; it was learning, living and spirit filled time in Your realm…
all good too, because You had more to teach me and still do.
I love that about You Lord! That is why; I will never stop listening, learning and changing when You ask no matter what age I reach.

I get such a  feeling of Love from You my Heavenly Father, when you want me to improve my life
and asked to work hard at being obedient. You do not give up on me. I know I can and will succeed, for I am never alone. Thank You Jesus, my Lord and Saviour.


The following poem that I happened to write
in 1995, might explain how I was feeling, but because of my obedience, prompted and led to write the more positive prayer in 2016


Almost Missed!

God brought me back
from the depths of despair.
I know not why.
The reason no doubt I will find out
if I look for Him everywhere.
I almost missed what I have today
a love and peace I know will last.
I’m going to be OK.
What about the past?
Was I so blind that I could not see,
what God really wanted from me?
I heard Him call
“My child
it is you I want.
Not to go by what others do.
Trust Me.
Not what people do for you.
Watch what you do and say.
Do not judge the others’ wandering ways.
Let my light shine for You.”


                        July 14, 1995

1st John 5; 3 4 5

This is Love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he, who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Since I have been a little mixed up for a time, but feeling better, I’m thinking of sending the March blog early.

AND

Trust in the Lord,
Wait on the Spirit,
And remember,
We are all still in the training field!

May God richly bless you,
Children of God!

Susan

Friday, 15 February 2019

I feel like blogging!


Well here we are….February 6, 2019

By the way, we are having a sleet day. Temperature 32 F.

Two more funerals to go to this week this week. Babies, marriages and death; the world is still going on. But, it is going much to fast; my mama told me this would happen. Did people before Christ feel the same way? I do not think so! Why?

Our advancement, learning skills and brains are in the fast lane, don’t you feel?

Of course, this is what God intended to happen to His children. It is so amazing when you think about it. Accept, for some reason we do not know how to control the sin factor, it is ruining our world and the people in it. What a waste; when you really think about it.
What must our Father in Heaven be thinking about?

He Love’s us; that we know and I have said it before and I will say it again. The bible tells us so.
From a child on, we learned to love God’s Son Jesus. God came to Earth as a baby so He could learn and grow with us and as He got older and grew to be a man and started His ministry. Three short years, but what a day it will be when we meet Him in Heaven.

The Bible tells the whole story and why He had to die and be raised from death for our salvation, which brings us into Heaven to be with our Father forever. That is the reason why our faith is so important to us. Besides, our Father wants it that way for all His people. Let’s keep praying for all to come to know Him as their personal savior….right!

This blog is being written in spirts, please be patient with me as I get my head and heart together.

Ephesians 3; 14 -19

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God

By the way, you know that ice and sleet day we had on the 12th Feb. in N.O.L? You guessed it, I slipped. Being ever so careful, all of a sudden I was on the ground. It is now Friday the 15, I am on the mend, and I have done this before; so it is still going to take some time. God knows I did something silly and is looking after me. Thank You Jesus!

O.K ….Time to soak my sore back, see you later.

I am back….dry and found something in my book that I should share and just may send???

I wrote this on April 24, 1997, see if it makes sense to you!

I was living in a grey area. Things became more black and white to me when I got back into Bible study and worship. I learned that staying in God’s Word is the way to overcome wrong thinking. When problems or difficult circumstances arise, be sure it is not because God is being
left out!

Psalm 119: 105

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.


Short and sweet tonight, so I can get more prayers in before I sleep, goodnight.

May the Lord
Bless you
and keep you
safe this night.

Susan