Friday, November 30, 2012

Friends - Part 1

Understanding that other people are sometimes incapable of filling voids has been a major hurdle. I have recently come to grips with the fact that sometimes people mean well, but they just can’t do what we need them to do and they can’t be what we need them to be. For a very long time, I resented the fact that a dear friend was not the “knight in shining armor” that I thought she should be. I was angry because I picked her up when she was down, and she did not reciprocate the deed when I went through tough times. There were no calls of reassurance, and there was no ministering to rebuild my spirit. I was angry because I really needed a shoulder to lean on. I didn’t feel like being the strong one. I didn’t feel like being in control. Yes, I knew better. Yes, I knew that I should not succumb to my feelings. Yes, I knew that I should walk by faith and not by sight. I knew better!

But, this has taught me what I already knew (when it comes to others). Isn’t it funny how we have great advice for others- but none for ourselves? We should never expect any man/woman with flesh and blood to possess the qualities of Almighty God.

God is the only one

- who can truly pick me up when I am down,

- lift my heavy load,

- ease my troubled mind,

- heal my broken heart,

- make all things new, and then, turn around and do the same thing for you. Now, that is a friend!

I have learned that I was ever so wrong to be angry because a human failed to live up to expectations that only God can fill. There are certain voids that can only be filled by the miracle working, problem solving, mind regulating God. God wants our total dependence upon Him. Trust in HIM!

Psalm 56:4
King James Version (KJV)

4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Monday, November 26, 2012

(In Retrospect) , I Give Him The Praise!

I thought that I should share this praise report. I trust that it may help someone else. Never take the little things for granted! It was God who bestowed this blessing upon me, and I give HIM all the praise!

(November 13, 2012) Tonight, I ran! You may be thinking, “Big Deal - So What”. I’ll tell you why it is a big deal. It is a big deal because I have not run in almost two years. Two years ago, December 26, 2009, I was in an automobile accident that left me with a broken leg and a messed up knee that had to be reconstructed. So, tonight, I praise Almighty God for allowing me to be able to jog in place. I praise Him for restoration. He is awesome! He is not through with me yet. That which He has already begun will be completed . I declare that my limbs are being made strong ,and that they will function to full capacity.

To God Be The Glory!

Philippians 1:6

Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prayer (When I Am Overwhelmed, Burdened Down)

Father God,

* My Bible tells me that you are my very present help in a time of trouble. (Ps.46:1)

* My Bible tells me that you are always with me. (Matthew 28:20)

* My Bible tells me that you can do the impossible. (Matthew 19:26)

* My Bible tells me that you will never leave me, nor forsaken me. (Hebrews 13:5)

I believe this to be true. But, today, I find myself feeling overwhelmed with the cares of this world. I find myself feeling as if no one cares. I find myself heavy laden with trouble. So, I look to YOU. God, YOU said - in your WORD - we are to walk by faith and not by sight. I ask, in the name of Jesus, that - as I walk -YOU would

-flood my thoughts with YOUR thoughts, (Is. 55:9, Jer. 29:11)

-keep my mind stayed on thee, (Is. 26:3)

-overshadow me with YOUR presence, (Ps. 91:1)

-guide my footsteps, (Ps. 119:133)

-be a lamp unto my feet, (Ps.119:105)

-cast away my fear, and (Jn 4:18, 2 Tim. 1:7)

-prosper me in all my ways . (Josh. 1:7,8)

Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.

In the name of Jesus,


Sunday, November 4, 2012


HE is mighty,

HE is awesome,

HE is terrific!

HE does not need your help, nor does HE need mine.

HE is mighty all by HIMSELF!