Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Do you really believe that, "With God all things are possible?" That's what Jesus tells us in Sacred Scripture... and His Word is truly true! Is it hard to imagine, it may be... but it's true!
With God all things really are possible, though, we must have an incredible amount of Faith for this promise of God to be seen in our lives. There are so many situations in people's lives that may seem so hopeless and dismal at times that they feel helpless and feel that there's nothing that even God can do to change their situation. Though, I don't believe that's true.
God Loves us so much, He's always with us and He truly wants to help us be the best that we can be, be all that He's created us to be... (and that's someone pretty amazing!). He really wants to bless us, and give us a beautiful and blessed future full of Hope and Goodness. It might be hard for some people to image, especially if they have suffered greatly in their lives... but its really true.
With deep and passionate Faith in God, and reliance on His unfailing Love, it's never, ever too late for God to make His Presence known in our lives, to change our situation and even heal us of what is ailing us and make us whole again.
So, if are going through something in your life at this time that is difficult, challenging, painful, confusing... whatever it might be, and you are feeling that things are just hopeless and simply can't be helped or turned around, please don't loose Hope, heart, or give up. Even if you have already tried going to God and feel that perhaps, He just didn't hear or answer your prayers, please, still don't despair.
Remember... with God... there is ALWAYS Hope... and with God, truly ALL things are possible for those who believe in Him with hearts filled with endless Faith! God is our Heavenly Father and He has a great, big heart filled with unconditional Love for us, His beloved children. We must go to Him in humility and Faith and speak to Him with open hearts sharing with Him, all that we need to say. He truly wants to hear from us... and IS listening. Just believe, Trust and have Faith in Him and all the miracles that can come about through our Faith in Him!
God Loves you with an everlasting Love... and is waiting to bless us in countless ways! May we always be open to the wonderful and beautiful ways in which God longs to bless us! :)
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Have you ever heard the saying, "I'm too blessed to be stressed?" You may have even seen it on a licence plate, as I often do from time to time. Well, without trying to sound too cliche' I will share that I feel the same way as well.
When we have God as the center of our lives, and are committed to living our lives for Him, to love and serve Him and His people, and live lives that are pleasing to Him... we can't help but be blessed by Him... His blessings overflow in abundance from Heaven above!
What do you consider to be a blessing in your life? Is a blessing for you, only something that can be seen as an obvious good thing, or are you able to see beyond something that may not first appear to be a blessing, though, in time, discover that it is truly, "a blessing in disguise?"
I am very thankful that God has given me the humility and wisdom to realize that His endless blessings come in all shapes, colors, packages and yes, even disguises! When I was going through a very difficult time once, as a young adolescent, I had a friend share with me what I consider to be a very valuable piece of wisdom with me and it was this: "Crises is a blessing in disguise, " and I have to say, that this statement has proven true in my life on several occasions.
I am glad that I am able to recognize a crises as a blessing in disguise, because what it really is is a blessed opprotunity given by God to grow, lean more, and be transformed by God's healing Love and Grace.
God is truly in control of our lives... this is for sure, and so He's not only in control of what seem to be the good things that happen to us, but even what we might consider the not so good things as well! He Loves us deeply with an everlasting Love... and desires for us to live a good, holy life, richly blessed by Him in abundant ways! Yet, the journey may not always be smooth sailing all the way. I believe God allows us to have challenging times and even sorrowful times because this is a way in which we grow closer to Him and our Faith is truly proved and strengthened, like gold in the refiner's fire.
He doesn't ever want us to feel defeated or overcome by our trials and adversities, but strengthened and encouraged in knowing that we are truly not alone, that He is with us... and so is Jesus, Who truly understands what we are going through, because He was human in every way, when He lived and walked upon this Earth, human in every way, except sin.
When we go through difficult, challenging, and sorrowful times we should rejoice and unite ourselves with Jesus, Whose life did not end in defeat, but Who overcame the ultimate obstacle of all... death. Jesus destroyed the power of death, by rising from the dead and the power of His Resurrection is now available to you and me and all believers in Him!
So, if you have made God the center of your life and you live your life for Him, you are blessed, in ways both big and small! And when we walk beside Jesus, as our Lord, Savior, Teacher, and dear Friend, we are doubly blessed!
God has so many blessings for us all, each and every day, many times throughout our days God wishes to bless us. It's really true! It's all a matter of how we choose to view our lives and the happenings in it. To be truly blessed, we must always remember that, "Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." (James 1:17)
God Loves you endlessly and wants to bless you today in the most beautiful way! Let's all be open to the many blessings of God, sent from Heaven above!!! :)
Friday, January 27, 2012
Be not afraid to Love, especially as God calls us to. Be not afraid to Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and to Love your neighbor as yourself! Be not afraid to Love yourself as God Loves you. You are deeply Loved by God...and He wants you to know this and believe this and live this Truth with all that you are!
God calls us to walk in Love, humbly with one another! What miracles can come if we all strive to do this... what healing will come about in ourselves and in our world if we truly walk and live in Love as God calls us to... as Jesus has taught us!
Dare to Love... with all your heart, soul, mind and being! Dare to help create miracles of Love where ever you go, beginning with yourself and in your own home and community... and the miracles of Love will grow from there, like a rippling effect... Love will spread and heal and change the world for the best!
May you remember always... how much God Loves you!!! :)
Many years ago, I came upon a very beautiful message found in Sacred Scripture that really spoke to my heart! It is God's promise of endless Hope for the future of those who Love Him, believe in Him and place all their trust and Faith in Him! When I came upon this message, my heart leaped for Joy within me. It was so filled with such promise and I reached out and embraced it, pulling it close to me... and like little golden seeds of Hope, I planted them deep within my heart and they have been growing ever since. A fruitful tree of Hope, this eternal message has become for me, and I hope it will become the same for you!
This amazing message from God is this: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
No matter what someone's situation might be in life, no matter how hopeless thing may appear to be, with God there is always Hope! He Loves us so much, with an everlasting Love and we are truly His beloved children, we belong to Him and He wants us to prosper and succeed in our lives so that His glory might be seen through us... and others might also come to believe in Him.
In the world in which we are living... we need God's message of HOPE, now more than ever. God longs to give it to us,not the kind of hope that is mere wishful thinking, but one the is strong, so powerful and eternal, The Hope of Heaven... the Hope of God, that can truly create miracles in our lives in ways we might not have ever even imagined!
So if you have the Hope of God in your heart already, remember to always cherish it and cling to it... and keep it ever alive! If you are still in search of God's gift of Hope... take some time to really listen with your heart to His beautiful message above, found in Sacred Scripture. Allow it to take root in your heart and bring you new life!
Look to the future with Hope in your heart!
God speaks to us and sings to us through His Living Word, found in Sacred Scripture. He is alive and when we read His Word, His message of Love, Hope, and Peace in the Holy Bible, we find Him with us, speaking directly to our hearts and souls, directing us in our daily lives and guiding us on His path of Goodness and everlasting Life!
Many people are afraid to read the Bible, they think that it is far beyond them, that they will not understand it, but the beautiful thing is that God sends His Holy Spirit to fill our minds and hearts with His holy wisdom to understand all that He longs to tell us and teach us.
God is not a distant, far off God... He is right here with us, in our very midst, dwelling within our very hearts, the hearts of all His children, in this beautiful world He's created and also, in His Living Word, the Holy Bible. He has so much He wants to tell us... and every time we open the Bible, and listen and read with eyes of Faith, we will be amazed at what we will hear God saying to us!
God's voice sings out through the pages of Sacred Scripture... and I hope you will give yourself the priceless gift of uniting with God, and hearing all the Good News He has for you!
You are His beloved child. He Loves you, with an everlasting Love... more than you may ever know!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It's a brand new year and I feel very inspired to create a new blog! God has given me the special gifts of music and song and a beautiful voice to proclaim His Good News to the world... and I envision this blog to be another form of song for me... as I share the inspirations that God continues to place within my heart.
Each of us has been given by God, very special gifts that we are being called to discover, develop and use for God's Glory! I have been aware of my gifts of music and singing since I was a very small child and have been continuing to develop them and use them for God's Glory ever since!
It's amazing that my sweet, little daughter Audrey is only 22 months old and already, she too, (as we all are), is very aware of the very, special gifts of music and song that God has given her as well. Just like her Mama... she LOVES to sing, all day long... songs that she knows, and songs that she is already creating on her own. She Loves God very much, and Loves to sing songs that glorify Him and share His Good News! Although, the Christmas season is over, she still Loves to sing... "Go Tell It On The Mountain," (that Jesus Christ is born!). She reminds me so much of myself, when I was a small child... and the similarities between us are such beautiful things to share and celebrate. I am so grateful for the beautiful gifts that God has blessed her with and I plan to continue to help her develop them and cultivate them and use tem for God's glory as she grows.
I am almost 7 months pregnant with my second daughter, and I can't help but wonder and dream about what this daughter will be like. I wonder what she will look like, if she will love to sing like Audrey and myself? There's a world of endless wonder and mystery, continuing to grow and bloom like a beautiful rose, just below my skin, here beneath my belly. What a divine miracle! The Miracle of Life, Love and Hope! I feel so incredibly blessed by God for Him choosing to bless me with another child... and I truly look forward with great JOY to the beautiful, "Future full of Hope," He has prepared for us! :)
I am excited about this new year and all the special blessings to come! I have a lot of new songs in my heart... and I look forward to sharing the world, maybe, in the form of a new album if time permits! :)
What are the special gifts that God has blessed you with? Are you aware of them yet, or are they still, hidden within your heart, all wrapped up? If you a person that tends to believe that God has given everyone else special gift, except you... I hope and pray that you will reconsider those thoughts... and truly come to believe God's Truth, that He has already given you some precious gifts that He wants you to discover, develop, cultivate and use for His glory!
It's really, really true! Just take some time to look deep within your heart to discover what they are and once you find them... pray to God and ask Him to help you use them for His glory to share His Good News with the world! God needs you and me to help make His Heavenly Kingdom a reality here on Earth!
Wishing you a blessed day in every, single way! :)