Yesterday, 33 miners were pulled out of a mine where they had been since early August. As they were hoisted up out of that black abyss, I thought of how they were all given a second chance. It was sort of a rebirth. God saved those men. Although I was not trapped underground like these men, I was held hostage for so long by the devil & God came along, had mercy on me, & rescued me. He gave me a second chance at life. Thank you, Lord, for new beginnings & second chances. Lord, you are a great & powerful God!! We are so blessed that you love us!
There are times in our lives when things may happen, and we begin to question God, "why?" That's when we really should trust that He knows best, & whatever may happen, He will never leave us. I'm giving myself advise right now. I'm at that very place. I can pray that God will change things, but if He doesn't, I have to be ready to "thank Him" for deliverance out of that situation. (Even if I'm still crying!) ~Alisha J~
It's been so long since I made time to update this blog. I just told myself, "no one's reading it, anyway. So why even bother", but I realized that I'm not writing this for popularity. I'm writing to Thank God for all his many blessings!! Many, many years ago when God created this Earth, when He created man & woman, He did NOT create sin. His son was sitting at His right hand, all the while, we (men & women) multiplied the sins of this world until God's heart was broken. He loves us, & didn't want us to have to die & burn in hell. So he made a choice, to send His ONLY son to die for our sins. How great a gift that was!!! But I'm certain that it couldn't have been easy to watch His son suffer like that. I praise God for loving me that much. And thank you, Jesus, for loving me enough to die for me! I'm not worthy of your love, but your blood cleanses me & makes me worthy. I could never say thank you enough!!! Merry (Holy) Christmas!
My Daddy, Allen, has been sick for a while, now. He's always had problems with his back, but recently developed problems with his stomach. It got so bad that he couldn't eat anything!! It just came right back up! After running some tests on him, they found that he had a blockage in his intestines & part of his small intestines was "dead". He will have surgery tomorrow to fix both. Please be praying with me that he'll come out of this surgery healthy and everything will be okay. I know that I can call on the one and ONLY Jesus Christ for his healing power.
I Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Thank you, Lord for restoring our health and your healing power!!
Madison has a softball tournament tomorrow 2 hours away. She has to be there at 7:00 am!!! I don't know how I'm gonna make it!! Only by the grace of God!! Be prayin' for me! I've never been to this place, and new things can be kinda scary. So, I called my Daddy. He knows all about that particular area. He clarified what "google maps" had totally confused me about!! He explained, step-by-step where to turn, how far to go, and so on. I'm so thankful that God does that for us in our own lives. When we come into His fold, he leads us down a brighter road......... destination: Heaven!! Sometimes, if we get lost, all we have to do is call on him, and he's right there to lead us back to where we need to be. Thank God for good directions!!
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The 23rd Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou are with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Somethimes, we get so busy in our every day lives that we forget to remember God. It's very easy, just stay busy, like I've done, and you'll find yourself asking God to forgive you for it! I'm so thankful that He forgives me when I've made mistakes! After all, I'm only human! I pray that I will grow closer to God, not further away. So when I realized that I wasn't walking with God every step, I quickly stopped and took a deep breath, and asked for the forgiveness only God can give! I no longer can go on without him. That's the empty feeling that I had. ~Thank you, Lord, for your compassion and forgiveness!!
God has blessed me so greatly! I just want to shout it from the rooftop! I had been thinking of starting a blog so that I could share the many blessings of my family & others that I know, but I've just put my plan into action! I'll be adding posts daily (hopefully!) of things that God reveals to me. Things that we may not see, at first, but the Lord wants us to be thankful for! Please visit this blog as much as you can! And if you have something you'd like for me to post, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org