Sunday, June 17, 2012

God DOES Answer Prayers!!!!!

Praise The Lord!!!!  A prayer has been answered. 

My mother and I are living together, because the economy has hit us hard.  Taking care of the house has been overwhelming.  We've had repairs that needed to be completed, but we just did not have the money.

My mother found an organization online that helps people who have low incomes with some of their household repairs.  She applied.  We would hear from them on and off, but we never knew if we qualified.  They came by our home to inspect 2 or 3 times, but we still didn't know if we qualified.  Finally, we received a letter stating that they were going to do repairs on our home. 

We didn't know what to expect.  Of course, we were so grateful to God. 

Well...Let me tell you, that you better be prepare for God's blessings. 

On a Saturday, at about 7 in the morning, we had a knock on the door.  We weren't sure what to expect.  Guess what?  There were about 20 volunteers who were at our home to do some repairs.  We were overwhelmed.  They came in and started working right away.  We asked them if there was anything we could do, they told us it was our day. 

Well, they came in and painted our kitchen and bathroom.  They fixed our sink in the bathroom and toilet.  They fixed the light in my mother's closet.  They fixed several outlets.  They fixed a light fixture in the kitchen that hasn't worked in over 10 years.  They put in fire and carbon monoxide detectors.  They replaced a connection to our dryer.  They fixed a door that would not close to the attic.  They replaced our porch.  Like I said, you better be prepared for God's blessings.

I look around at all that was done with no expense to us, and I'm so grateful.  It's like God has given me a big hug. 

I know that this is only the beginning.  I'm waiting expectantly for God's blessings.  I'm handing Him all my problems, because I know that they could not be in better hands.

Psalm 37:7 "Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

God Does Give You What You Need....

Let me tell you about a blessing that God has given to me.

I've been having so many problems on my job.  I was written up, for the first time in my life, about 2 weeks ago.  I was heartbroken.  I've been so overwhelmed at work.  No one knows the amount of work I do.  It's a place where you really aren't appreciated.  I've never worked at a company like this.

I've been praying to God for help on my job.  I don't like what I've been doing, and I'm currently looking for something else.

The week I was written up they hired a new Director for my department.  I didn't know what to think about him.  To be honest, I was so distracted by being written up that I couldn't really think about anything else.  A day or two after I was written up, I received an email from the new Director that he wanted to talk to me about my job at 7am.  I was at home at the time.  I thought that I was going to get fired.  I called him at work.  I said, "If I'm getting fired I would prefer to come in now to get my things.  I'm stressed, and I can't take it anymore."  He immediately calmed me.  He stated that he planned on reducing my stress, and I was not getting fired.

This Director has reduced my stress in the 2 weeks that he's been there so much.  I'm so grateful to him.  Guess what?  I went over some of my duties with him.  After he learned of some of my duties, he said he needed a drink.  LOL.

God is so good.  PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

This is such an amazing learning experience.  God does give you what you need.  He will bring the right person in your life when you need them.  It took time, but it came at the right time.  Trust in God.  He will never let you down.

Philippians 4:19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Trusting God

Life is never without challenges.  Right? 

Well...For the first time in my life, my job is on the line.  I've never had so many challenges on a job.  It's hard and stressful.  Every day, I feel like I'm going to lose my job.  I was sitting at my desk yesterday, and I thought I was having a heart attack.  My chest felt tight, and I could hardly breathe.  I thought to myself, "I'm too young to feel this way!!!"  Thinking of this job just sends my blood pressure skyward.

I can't believe my life is going in this direction.  I know that no one's life is without challenges...but this is ridiculous.  I'm starting to wonder if there really is such a thing as happiness.  I know I experienced happiness when I was younger...but I feel like my adult life has been horrible.  I feel like I may never experience happiness again until I die.  It's scary and depressing.

I've always trusted in God.  Now, I have to trust that He will take care of me until I find another job.  God has never let me down, and I know He will not let me down now.

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

God Answers Prayers!!!!

I live in the Midwest, and it's still really cold here.  It's 27 degrees as I'm blogging.

Today, I have to talk to you about how great God is.  Well, my mother are living together for economic reasons.  It's been hard.  We woke up on Saturday to find that our furnace stopped working.  We went downstairs to change the filter and clean the flame sensor which usually makes the furnace start working again.  Unfortunately, our troubleshooting steps did not result in our furnace working.

My mother and I prayed our agreement prayer asking God to fix our furnace.  I did everything I could think to do to make the furnace work, but the furnace just would not fire up.  I felt sick.  It just meant more money that we didn't have to fix something else.

Thankfully, my mother and I had space heaters to get us through the night.  On Sunday, I called around to find a parts place to see if replacing the flame sensor would make our furnace work again.  Since it's Sunday, all the the furnace parts places were closed until Monday.  We prayed again.

My mother and I were encouraging each other and praying that God would help us.  It was so cold in our home...about 50 to 54 degrees, when suddenly I felt heat coming from the vent in my room.  At first I couldn't move.  I thought that it was too good to be true.  My mother ran in my room with the biggest smile on her face, and she asked me if I did anything.  I told her I hadn't done a thing.  WE HAD HEAT.  PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

We immediately thanked God for helping us.  Our furnace has been firing up since this morning, and we are so grateful.

You see...God does answer prayers.  There are some prayers that He's quicker to respond to, but you have to stay in faith.  Remember...God is good all of the time.

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24) 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wishing To Hear God More Clearly

I was sent something about hearing God...specifically, they were referring to Moses.  Moses had a special relationship with God.  God would actually talk to him, and Moses would hear His voice.  Isn't that amazing?

Has there ever been a time in your life when you wish that you could hear God more clearly?  Wouldn't it be more reassuring if we could just talk to God and hear His answers.  I've wished this so many times.

Life's uncertainties have caused me so many sleepless nights.  I've cried out to God so many times.  I would have and still would give almost anything to hear God more clearly.  I just want to know that I'm going in the direction He wants me to go in.  I want to know that He's pleased with my decisions.  I just want to know that everything will be OK.  A lot of people would say that this is when faith comes in to play, and they would be right.

I'm going to continue to move forward with God.  I'm going to continue to expect the Lord's blessings.

God bless.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Unanswered Prayers

What do you do when prayer doesn't seem to give you the desired answers you expected? just continue to pray.  Right?

I have to admit that my prayers haven't turned out the way I thought they would.  I thought that I would see miraculous things start to happen...especially when my mother and I started agreeing in prayer.  This hasn't been the case.  Don't get me wrong.  God has saved us from losing our home.  God kept food in our fridge.  God sent us the people we needed, when we needed them.  God was there through our trials when we thought we would lose everything  God is so good.

On my way to work, I usually pray for family, friends and myself.  I try to say prayers of thanks when it comes to my job.  I thank God that it will be a great day.  I thank God that I will have a successful, easygoing day.  I thank God that I will be able to resolve all issues.  By the grace of God, He usually comes through.  You see...I'm having a difficult time on my job.  I work hard, but it's a high profile, high stress job.  It's definitely not for me.  I'm scared everyday that I could possibly lose my job.  I'm just going to continue to trust that God will never allow this to happen.  God is good.

I'm not going to give up on the prayers that I'm believing in God for.  I know I just have to remain in faith...and remember....God is good.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, thatin me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Staying In Faith For The Long Run

Last night, I had a conversation with God.  I talked to Him about prayers that my mother and I have been agreeing on, but have not been answered.  I've heard many times that it's OK to remind God about honoring His word.  

My mother and I have a list of prayers, but we haven't seen answers that I thought we would see.  I know that God's time isn't our time.  I know that God doesn't necessarily give us what we want, but He gives us what we need.  I'm just having a hard time believing that the this list of prayers that my mother and I have been praying for aren't things that God would want for us.  

You are probably wondering what some of the prayers are that we have requested from God.  Well, my mother and I have been praying to move to Texas.  We would like to connect with family that we have there.  There are so many family members that I've never met, and I know there are many that don't know I even exist.  It's always been a dream for me to move there, so when my father passed away my mother and I thought it would be a great idea to move.  We really don't have many family members where we are now.  

A second prayer is for our mother's in particular.  Her blood pressure has been dangerously high.  I worry about her.  She's under a lot of stress.  She's going to the doctor to get this under control, but it's been high for a while.  I have to admit that I'm scared for her.  These are just a couple of the prayers that we've asked for, but we have yet to see God work His miracles.

I know that God has amazing things in store for us.  My mother and I always say that we believe God is about to do something amazing for us.  I guess we've just been through so much, we wish God would answer now.  

I still believe that God is going to answer our prayers.  I still believe in the power of 2 people agreeing in prayer.  Maybe this is a test from God to see how long I will stay in faith.  I will say right now, "God...I'm in it for the long run."  

God bless.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What God wants for you is best

I'm looking to make a change in my life.  I've had a lot of challenges, but I've had victories as well.  God is so good.

I've decided that the job I have isn't what I'm looking for.  Don't get me wrong...I love it.  I love all of the things that I've learned.  I enjoy my co-workers.  My manager is the best boss that I've ever had.  This is a company that doesn't have the petty childishness or harassment that other companies encourage.  Unfortunately, they have a turnover rate that scares me.  In addition, they have the highest deductible insurance that I've ever seen. Although, I have to say that the turnover rate is what scares me the most.  I always feel like I have one foot out the door.  I want to work for a employer that focuses on employee retention, not one that doesn't care about retaining their employees.

I've talked to God about how I feel.  I've applied to several positions, and I've heard from one employer.  I'm really excited, because this is an employer that I've always wanted to work for.  I have talked to God to let Him know that I only want this if He wants this for me.  I've come to a point in my life that I understand that God's best is not want you want, but what He wants for you.

Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Faith Low But Not Gone

Life seems to have brought me another challenge.  I really enjoy my job.  I have the best manager and team.  I really like my co-workers.  The challenge is the job.  I'm becoming overwhelmed and discouraged.  It's a very complicated position.  I do seem to have my victories with this job, but I also have times when I can't seem to resolve issues.  I never feel secure in my position.  This place has the highest turnover I've ever seen.  I'm always scared that I could lose my job.

Right now, I'm putting everything in God's wonderful hands.  I have fear in my heart.  I know that I have lean on God when I feel this way.

I have to admit that I'm so tired.  I know I have to count my blessings.  God will see me through this.  I won't deny that my faith is low but not gone.

My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. (Exodus 33:14)