My Family I Love Dearly!
After a bout of uncertainty over the first part of the year, life has taken a turn for the better in many ways in the latter.
My wife and I enrolled into Integrity Bible Seminary: she is going for her masters in missions, and I’m working on my associates in theology. By the time we have completed our education we will not have our doctorates: this will help us in our ventures into the ministry field, which is something we desire to be able to do full time.
Four months ago we started our own business, Leap Generation LLC. It has been slow, we think we could have taken a better approach with it. We currently are in the process of revamping the business. We started it with the main purpose of it being a way for us to support being full time missionaries. We don’t believe where we started is wrong, but it would make it more difficult to do while overseas.
One of the things Daddy (God) has began taking us through a period of preparation of training, not in just one area of life but in all aspects of it.
He told us to sell our TVs that they were to much a distraction, to put away ‘childish things’. The training will cover everything from what we eat, drink, do, think, say and much more.
Another part of the process has been to start learning Spanish, which has been fun and interesting to say the least. We picked up two complete (OT & NT) Spanish Bibles: this being the case because of where we feel the Father leading us to go; which are Central and South American regions.
Downsizing: getting less materialistic items for the sake of just getting them, or even to fulfill desires isn’t important to us any longer. Now we weigh things in the scales of calling and Divine purpose. Does what we desire to attain furthering the Kingdom and the Gospel thereof? This is the wisdom that drives us in what we don’t and do acquire in life.
Another one of the things Daddy has really laid strongly on my heart to do is to really buckle down and write a book. This is something I had dabble with in the past but put off doing, then when I picked it back up, Yahveh stopped me from completing it.
I fully believe it wasn’t it wasn’t the right time, nor the right focus on what He wanted it to deal with. But now He has laid it heavily upon my heart to revisit and finish writing this book.
We are both very excited to see where the next three years open up, to where Daddy leads us for His Kingdom!
I know that it has been a few days since I have put anything. Thankfully the 365 day challenge doesn’t mean necessarily in a row.
I was going to write about this testimony yesterday but I thankfully I didn’t because now it means more to me anyway.
For the last month or two every time it rains I have been doing something different at work. I work at a Juvenile Facility and after we get through the gate house as I call it most of us have to walk a ways to get to our dorms we work on. This walk for me is 12 to 15 minutes one way. This walk is also not covered in any way like the other side of the facility is. I am also not able to carry my umbrella in due to the end of it having a metal tip. So if it is storming, pretty much you get soaked before reaching your dorm.
About a month ago or so I thought about it and decided that I would start speaking to the Storm and telling it, “Be the Power of Jesus Christ Name, you will not rain on me and I will not get wet.” To those co-workers around me they probably think that I am nuts… That is okay. I know that there is mighty power in the Name of Jesus. I also know that if Jesus spoke to the storm…..So can I.
Since I began to speak this to the storms that have come over my work place, not once has it actually rained on me when I am outside walking.
Today is a perfect example of this. The only chance of rain in the forecast today was at 5pm. This rain would come when I got off. Unless it hit earlier. Around 4:15pm I was doing some routine things on my dorm and that requires me to go on 4 different wings of the dorm. Our dorm is in an X shape so I have to go on all four wings. I started out on the 1st one, by the time I was on the second one I began to hear loud thunder. When I reached the hallway after the second wing, I saw my Supervisor and 2 of my case workers standing in the hall talking. I was singing, “When the Thunder Rolls” under my breath as I walk the the 3rd wing. One of the case managers asked me what I was saying and I told her that I was just singing an old country song by Garth Brooks. I told her that storm is coming. Then I went onto my 3rd wing. As I got to the end of my wing to head out to the 4th wing I noticed that my Supervisor was in a bit of a hurry to his office. I asked him if he was in a hurry. He just smiled. I went on to my 4th wing and when I looked up saw my Supervisor rushing out the door. When I completed wing 4 and got back in the hallway I noticed that the place was very dark, and quiet….. I looked around and both the Case Managers and the Supervisor’s office lights were out and the doors were shut.. They had all left in a big hurry. Deserted the safety of the dorm and had ran out to try to out run the storm. This was now 30 minutes before I could leave to go home. I could have left early but instead I had already spoke to the storm. When I was on the 3rd wing and heard the thunder… I was speaking to the storm…. “Thunder, Lighting, and Rain come on down…. but when I leave you must rain…. by the Power of Jesus Christ Name”
As I sat in my office finishing some last minute changes that came through 15 minutes until time to clock out, I kept thinking they all left early trying to beat the storm before it poured. I was shutting down my computer for the night and getting my stuff ready to go when I heard the calmness and the rain stop. I finished my last few minutes of handing the lady in the picket the updated info and told her have a good evening.
As I walked out the door, the rain had stopped completely. I instantly thanked God, then had a huge grin on my face… Why one might ask….. Because I have grown to understand the power of speaking to the storms at my work. I know that my co-workers left before the end of the day trying to get ahead of the storm, and they got wet.
When I got to my car the sun was shining very bright and the sky was blue. As I sat in my car I began to think of how we as Christians are. Most the time when we are entering a storm or know that a storm is coming… we pick up what we can and try to out run the storm. We can not out run the storms of life. We will get wet no matter how much we try to out run the storms. Perfect example was how my co-workers who got in a hurry before the time was right (time to leave) to go home, and ended up being caught by the storm anyway. When we get in a hurry and try to do things on our own timing we mess up. We get at times poured on…
If we would instead learn not to try to out run the storm, and time the storm with our own idea of when it will hit. If we are patient and wait for the proper timing and then move. If we would just learn instead of fearing and running away to get out of the storm…. If we would just learn to speak to our storms and to trust that what we speak will happen. I had things I needed to do. I had to wait for the proper time to leave my work. I had spoken to the storms many times before this and had not been rained on as well. I had to trust that God would do what He had down in the past and by giving me back my authority to speak to the storm through Jesus Christ, I was able to confidently walk out of my job without being rained on or getting wet.
Stop Running From The Storms of Your Life….
Speak To the Storm and See it Obey!!!
I am grateful for a beautiful day we had been blessed with today. I got up early this morning and took my youngest daughter to a bake sale the kids were having at the Bridge. My daughter worked hard all morning helping at the bake sale. Soon my older daughter join us and worked really hard at the bridge selling items. She helped in every way possible.
I am super proud of my girls and their servants hearts. I know that they have been blessed with such a gift. A servants heart is what we all should be having. I love how I get to see both my children in this gift.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for them in the near future.
I just want to say how I am grateful for the parents God has blessed me with. They have helped my with my girls over the years so much.
Tonight my daughter was stung or bitten by an unknown bug or spider. Why my dad didn’t ha
ve too come over to the house to check on my daughter and help figure out what to do, he did.
They get my kids when I am at work and care for them when I am gone.
There is so much more that I have to be grateful for but they are just 2 amazing parents and grandparents.
I have been blessed to have the weekend off to spend with my husband. The flight up here was smooth and that weather has held off where it was not an issues with my time with Daniel.
The time to be honest has flown by. Here it is Saturday afternoon and already I am just down to 1.5 days left to spend with my husband. I am grateful that He was able to get off work today. We spent time shopping and really enjoying just time together.
I am grateful for angels watch over us especially when my husband is driving in this state. They totally do not follow the law when it comes to red lights. It is right out scary. I found myself covering my eyes even when we came up on a light.
I am grateful for my home state and the safety laws. I am now truly grateful for God telling me not to leave my home church for now.
I am going to enjoy the next 1.5 days with my husband. Be Blessed.
God gave us a beautiful day today after a week of rain and flooding.
Don’t forget the reason we celebrate this weekend is because God loved us so much that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in He shall not perish but have Everlasting Life.
Spend time with family and friends and share why we celebrate Christ who arose on the 3rd day. He is coming back for those who believe in Him.
Happy Easter! He is Risen!
God revealed something as I sat waiting for my daughter to have her hair done.
Today is Fruitful Friday….
People will truly know us by the fruits we produce. Whether those fruits are good or bad.
What is fruit good for?? Most people will eat fruit… they consume what is produced from the tree.
As a Christian I have a new purpose in life. That is to produce good fruit for others to consume. (Eat) By my fruits they will know me…
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Can others see this fruit in me?
There is good reason that the scriptures say, ” Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
We are able too get a taste of How Good God is by tasting the fruits or consuming the fruits produced by those who follow Him.
This is why it is so important to make sure those fruits are good.
What taste are we leaving in the mouths of others who watch our every move, our daily lives…
Do we leave a sweet taste that they can’t get enough of and come back for more?
Do we leave a salty taste that leaves them thirsty for more?
Do we leave them with a sour taste, where they don’t want to taste it except rarely. When they want that punch to kick start their mouths for a new taste.
Do we leave a weird taste where they have to get used to the difference before truly enjoying it. Some come to like it others decide after a while they don’t want to keep tasting the weird taste in fear of never coming to truly enjoy it.
Do we leave a rotten taste where they walk away and never want to taste or try it again…
I personally want to be the fruit that is sweet and salty… where those around me long for more, thirsting for the water that never runs dry.
I want every fruit produced of the Holy Spirit evident in my life. The closer I get to God the more my bad fruit is pruned and good fruit is produced from the Tree of Life…. come taste and see for He is Good.
Today was a long day. While I was at work this morning I received a phone call from the nurse at school. My youngest child Chloe had fallen off a chair and hit her head. She now has a huge bump and bruise on her head. The blessing is she is okay. God watches over us in everything. When the nurse first called me I thought that she was hurt worse. The nurse just wanted to inform me that she had gotten hurt and that they were watching her. I am thankful they informed me.
I am thankful for my good health… I am thankful for my running vehicle….. I am thankful for my home to live in…..I am thankful for my job… I am grateful for my loving husband and beautiful girls….
Every minute that God blesses us with another second to live it is a blessing. We should be thankful for the small things He gives us.
I want to share with you a blessing God gave me 15 years ago that just keeps giving more. You see this blessing was my 15 year old daughter. God gave me her to change my life for the better. Stormy has a servant’s heart, always willing to help others. She has been my pride and joy. She has grown into a beautiful young lady that soon will be leaving us before we realize. It has been a joy to watch her grow over the years. I remember when she was little I would tell her that I love her all the time. I told her that I loved her so much that I figured it would be her first words. Over the years that love for her has grown. I am very proud of her she has good grades and is very caring. She longs to help others in need. I love you Stormy.
I thank God for my daughter He entrusted me to raise. Everyday I am learning something new. I pray that I train her up right in the way she should go.
I think that God that His love for us grows as well. He is pleased with us as we grow in Him.