January 26 2015

Hobbit Daze

Living the Life of a Hobbit…

At least I feel that way.

gyLife takes us on many and surprising roads throughout our lives, some we never anticipate coming.  We can find ourselves captivated by circumstances of which we had no choice, or on grand adventures that reveals our true inner strength and character.

That is where I find myself today, on a road I couldn’t have imagined six months ago.  It has been a journey of difficulties and emotional roller coasters, joy, and that rare glorious happiness.  I feel like Bilbo Baggins, who never imagined the day that he would set out on a grand adventure to become the thirteenth member of Thorin and Company.

“Up you get, and off we go!” said Thorin

 “But I have come without my hat, and I have left my pocket-handkerchief behind, and I haven’t got any money…,” said Bilbo.

“…don’t worry! You will have to manage without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a good many other things, before you get to journey’s end.” said Dwalin.

Hobbit Adventure

Many things have transpired in my life and I still haven’t gotten to journey’s end, but God has been so faithful to be my ever present help in time of need.  Like Bilbo, I have often wondered where I was going, how long would my journey be, and felt like I was literally battling Smaug himself, at times.  One thing is certain- in my “my six month mission trip” to take care of Grandma and look after her affairs, I have grown tremendously – I can feel it in my Spirit.  It’s those deep intimate times where you’re alone with God and no one else, that you actually grow the deepest. You cannot trade these experiences for anything else, He has my full attention!

Be encouraged!  Even if things don’t seem logical, or you can’t see what’s going on, remember God knows exactly what you need.  Trust in His love.  Trust that all He has is good for you.  Trust that He knows the end from the beginning, and He will never leave you or forsake you.

God’s promises to you are “YES” and “AMEN”!

“Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!” said Bilbo.  “Of course!” said Gandalf.  “And why should they not prove true?  Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself?  You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit?  You are  a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!”

 

January 9 2015

Amazing Grace

Grace and Greater Grace

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May the Lord, Almighty, pour out grace and blessings on you this year, with abundant favor, healing, prosperity, insight, revelation, and new life.

Grace is the enabling and empowering presence of God. – Bill Johnson

The definition of grace is: The free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Romans 3:24 -“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,”

 

Romans 5:2 -“through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

 

2 Corinthians 4:15 – “For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.”

 

2 Corinthians 9:8-“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all-sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

 

2 Corinthians 12:9 – And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

 

Ephesians 2:7 – “that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

January 3 2015

Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year

Annie2015This is a new year and a new day!  Things are changing and will never be the same…get ready, fasten your seat belts, we are leaving the old behind and traveling on a new road towards the Promised Land!  The dreams, prophecies, promises, and desires that have alluded you in the past, maybe for years, is now within your grasp.  It is a new day dawning and an adventure of no limitations is coming, if you want it.

Begin to listen for God’s voice speaking the NEW things that He has prepared for you…things that you have never heard before because He is providing clarity and purpose to your dreams and vision, so that you can walk in a new way! Beloved, He is waiting!