When God doesn’t give you a miracle. What He does not change, He will use. God never waste time. He doesn’t waste a word.
1.PRAY. Power of Prayer.
Pray for today, Just care about today- you can’t take back yesterday. Tomorrow isn’t promised.
2.THANK GOD. No matter what.
Thank God for what you have.
God will ask:
Do you know me?
Who did you bring?
God loves me for me, simply because I am His daughter.
There is peace, and love, and joy when you forgive. When you forgive someone, when you forgive yourself. Leave what is behind and press on. Onward and upward. It is an upward climb. The higher you climb, the more you see. When you feel like falling…guess who is there to catch you, Jesus Christ.
The enemy is going to be there with you, like it or not. He will say you are good enough. Don’t give him the liberty to leave a message. Satan will say you’re not good enough, tell him no, Psalm 139: I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Satan will say, God made a mistake with you…Jeremiah 1:5 “ I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born”
Satan will tell you life is too hard for you…Philippians 4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength”
2 Corinthians 12:9-13
John 9 “This happened so the power of God may be revealed in him.”
Your greatest desire should be God’s desire.
Lean upon Him. You are always nothing. You are nothing without Him.
Until you have less of you, you won’t have more of Him.
Romans 8:18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
Look to God’s plan above your plan
GOD IS SO GOOD!
I have been so blessed this week, well I'm blessed period, but so many amazing things happened this week that were such a blessing. Financially things have been quite rough on me but somehow, by the grace of God, I have gotten by. On Tuesday I had a very busy day but I was very thankful that they were all some of my good clients. First of all, let me explain, this was the of our holiday hours where I had to open at 8am, which if you know me being awake at or before 8am is very difficult for me especially considering my insomnia has flared up again. I was dreading waking up but surprisingly I wasn't tired at all which was a pure miracle and great since I had a busy day ahead of me. Minus some drama that I had to take care of at work, it was a great day and the company of my clients put me in a great mood. What I didn't expect was to leave with $105 in tips!!! (with emphasis on the exclamation points) I even refused one of my clients generous tip amount but he graciously wouldn't budge, saying "Merry Christmas" and walking out the door. I was so overwhelmed with the generosity....
Today was a little opposite at work with it being a slower day, which was actually a blessing in disguise because I really had to study for a test I had that evening (which I got a 94% on). Later in the afternoon I was about to take my last client when one of my regular clients walked in the door. I was confused because she didn't have an appointment. She asked me to come talk to her and she said she came because she wouldn't see me before the holiday and wanted to wish me a Merry Christmas. I thought that was the sweetest thing and then she went to shake my hand and gave me a $20 bill. I'm telling you, I thought it was so sweet that she just stopped in to wish me a good holiday, but when she slipped me the 20 I was once again overwhelmed. I just don't know how I got sooooo blessed with amazing clients. I'm telling you, 99% of clients are such great people that even if money wasn't involved I'd still love them! But all this generosity just really touched me.
But that isn't the end of my blessings. I come home and get my mail and the dreaded bill from "Omaha Surgery" arrived. I had a procedure done in March in which my insurance chose not to cover and while I got financial assistance from the hospital it covered the surgery try I still had to pay "the doctor" $575. Over the past few months I've made little payments and had 75 of it paid but they were going to send the bill to collections and it has really been a weight on my shoulders. So when I opened up the bill I assumed it would say they sent it to collections but to my surprise it said I only owed $28! How could this be?! I still owed $500! Ends up, nine months after the procedure my insurance decided to pay it! I mean really? REALLY? This has been a burden, I've shed tears knowing this bill would go to collections and now it is all the sudden paid!! WOW!
Just miraculous! Praise the Lord! I'm in awe. I'm overwhelmed in joy. I'm blessed. So so blessed.
I see the neurosurgeon in the morning, I'm ready to learn about this rare cyst I have in my spinal cord and see what we can do to fix it. I'm ready to live with some less pain! My mom is going with me, just in case I end up freaking out or don't understand the doctor- she will be there to help. But I discovered I have an amazing doctor, one of the best neurosurgeons in Nebraska.
On a side note, I am obsessed with www.pinterest.com - I suggest everyone to check it out. On top of wanting to make a recipe book ,do a painting, and make more dog treats while I have the next two weeks off of school, this site has given me so many other things I want to do. Check all the links out...I have more ideas for christmas present projects as well that I can't post!
1- make asparagus gratin.
2- make an Ornament Chandelier- i will use the bulb ornaments I already own and use silver ribbon.
3- make these painted pinecones...love it.
4- make these pepperoni rolls! nom nom. http://pinterest.com/pin/159244536793678188/
5- make some Broccoli Salad.
"Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good." Romans 12:9
Boy did I need to hear that verse right now. I have been so down-right annoyed with many people lately that I can hardly stand it. This verse really puts it all in to perspective. Thank you God for showing me this today. Crazy how He just happens to put things in front of you that you really REALLY needed to see.
Just for now...
The challenge you are facing is just for now.
The joy you are celebrating is just for now.
The tide never remains in.
It recedes to return again.
Inhale and give thanks for your blessing.
Exhale and release your burden. They are here just for now.
I'm going to bed soon. The hours of homework wore me out. But I did get to stay home all day and hang out in my pj's, which made me happy.
Well goodnight all! Tomorrow is my day off, I'm staying in my pj's all day and knocking out some homework I've greatly procrastinated on!