Sunday, April 12, 2009

It's Friday, but Sunday's coming

When your mind is in chaos. You body feels engulfed, of the World. God feels so far away. When the test seem to much to overcome. "It's only Friday, but don't worry my child. Sunday is coming."

When our test brings us to the valley. Rejoice. Though the valley is sometimes full of dead bones; just remember it takes only one breathe of God, to bring them to life.
When we feel as if our trials have hung us on a cross; just remember, though they put Jesus in a tomb, He rose again on the third day. It's Friday, but Sunday is coming

"It's Friday
Jesus is praying
Peter's asleep
Judas is betraying, but Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
Pilot is Struggling
the counsel is conspiring
the crowd is billowfying
They don't even know, that Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
the disciples are running, like sheep without a Shepard
Mary's crying
Peter is denying, but they don't know, that Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
the Romans beat my Jesus
robed Him in scars
They crowned Him with thorns but they don't know, Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
See Jesus, walking to Calvary
His blood dripping
His body stumbling
and His spirit burdened.
You see, His only prize, Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
the world's winning
people are sinning
and evil is grinning...
It's Friday
the soldiers nailed my Saviors hands to the cross
They nailed my Saviors feet to the cross
Then they raised my Savior up, next to criminals.
It's Friday but let me tell you something. Sunday is coming.
It's Friday
the disciples are questioning, what is happening to their King
The Pharisees are celebrating, that their scheming has been achieved.
But they don't know, that it's only Friday, but Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
He's hanging on the cross
feeling forsaken by his Father
Left alone and dying
Can anyone save Him? Oh, it's Friday but Sunday's coming.
It's Friday
the Earth rumbles
the sky grew dark
My King yields his spirit.
It's Friday
hope is lost
death has won
sin has concurred
and Satan is a liar.
It's Friday
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
and a rock is rolled into place
But it's Friday, it's only Friday. Sunday is coming!"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Looking for L<3VE

What do women look for in men?

What qualities do we search for to fill that void?

I googled this very question. Not that I don't already know the answer. I'm a single women. I had THAT check-list at 14! Along with the castle and horse drawn carriage.
I was just curious if they were different from mine. Nope!, all the same.


Someone who won't leave my side when the storm hits. A Shoulder to cry on. A Companion who will give me the shirt off their back. A Protector that will lay down Their life for mine. A Love that is forgiving, understanding, patient, true. Someone who makes me feel free & alive. Just the very presence of Him entering the room, makes it shake. A Love so deep, no matter how you search your heart, you can't deny it. A Prince that never stops believing or encouraging me. A Love worth fighting for.
As I accumulated my "wish list", I started to notice something heart warming & amazing. I did have this perfect Someone. He has been right in front of my eyes for so long. A Prince who waited until I was ready to love Him, because He loved me already. Jesus was all that, plus so much more. I yearned for a Love that I already was given. All I had to do was open up and receive it. When all others left, He was still there. To pick up the pieces and put me back together.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New Living Translation)

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Cleaning out the closet.

"I'm gonna need you to step away from the baggage please"


Tomorrow is gone, so say goodbye to the baggage of your past.

The past is called, just that, for a reason. It isn't suppose to follow with you into your future. It is time for Moses to passed away and Joshua to stepped into the Promise Land. The old is changing. It's a NEW THING. I feel it, don't you? Something stirring in my spirit, letting me know a change is taking place. A para dime shift. The birthing pains are passing, bringing forth a NEW LIFE. I'm cleaning out my closet. LETTING GO of the old, worn-out, out-of-date, fashions of my past. You know, the styles that really never seem to fit right. BYE, BYE! See, for God to refill my closet with the clothes he has made "just for me", I have to "LET GO" of my PAST. So lets see what we will be letting go of today...

Unforgiven Grief Sorrow Condemnation

Self Pity Depression Anxiety Bitterness

Lies Darkness Hate

Selfishness Lack of Love

In the very back of the closet I even found the fence that Satan had tried to put around my dreams. The fence that told me I wasn't good enough. I was a nobody, and weak. Enabling me to push through with God's purpose. Almost convincing me that it was about RELIGION and not a RELATIONSHIP. Lip service and not what was in my heart.

Bye, Bye Letting go isn't always easy. We hang on thinking we could "wear" it later. Knowing when that time comes, it doesn't fit right. It really never did to begin with.

Letting go takes Faith, obedience & submission. Obedience is better than sacrifice and realizing that it isn't about you, and never was, is the beginning of submission.

12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not yet achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:12-14 (New Living Translation)

Natalie Gore "Good-bye yesterday"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Mother's LOVE

Today we celebrated my mother's birthday. It was such an awakening. A blessing. For years I took moments like these for granted. I was surrounded by family. Family that I know loves me. Good, bad, ugly. They still love me. I seen smiles in the faces of my love ones, that I never took notice to before. It's the little things that you wish you would have noticed more of.
I'm so thankful for such a strong "Cord". (Eccl. 4:12). They are firm believers in P.U.S.H (Pray until something happens).

Looking at the love of a mother made me think about the love of God. How amazing is it to know that we have a Heavenly Father that loves us. Good, bad, ugly. A Father that seen all the valleys we went through and still stood beside us. An Abba who will never leave or abandon us. No matter how much we have disappointed. Thank you God, for a love that us mere humans can never fathom. Thank you for seeing my beauty amidst all the ashes.

What love.

Could you love that much?
A friend? A Spouse? A Child? Could you love someone so much. That no matter what they have ever done, you will still always love them the same? If your spouse was unfaithful? Could you forgive and forget? That's true love. If your child stole from you. Could you still love them the same as the lil' 5 year old prince they once was? What if your little football star turned into a drug dealer? One late call, after another, "Come bail me out". Would your love waiver now? God's never will. His love is that BIG. BIGGER. Think about that. Really think.

Could you love that much?

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I fall so much....

I fall so hard...

I fall....


The world says: "It's BROKEN, I can't use it." Throw it away.

God Says: "I can't use it, unless it's BROKEN"

God isn't drawn to full. Only empty. (How humbling). MY strength leads me to failure. The Mighty Potter, tells me there is weakness in strength and strength in weakness. (2Cor12:9-10)

The major misconception among us believers is that God is looking for strong people. God is looking for humbled, weak people who GET their strengths from Him. The strength of weakness always begins with brokenness. When is God's grace sufficient to help me? Now. Now that I look around and there is nothing left but the grace of God. God remove what else remains, So I trust only on You.

Stop looking at your weakness and focus on His strengths.

God has used some pretty BROKEN people to do His will. Misfits you might say. God has a habit of pickin' up nobodies and making them somebodies.

Paul was a killer,

So was Moses.

Esther was a poor orphan who God used to save a nation.

Peter denied God 3X.

Yet God still reached inside of them and pulled out only what He could.


Life has done nothing to you that God can't use. If only you leave it in His hands.

If you decide to make a difference, then God will make up the difference.


"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made whole in weakness" (2Cor12:9)