To Believe or Not to Believe

I have to go back a few month to start this blog. My oldest daughter has been having some physical issues with her stomach. In the last week and a half it had started to get worse.

Last Thursday after I got off work I called her just to see what she was doing. It was another typical school day and I was just checking on how her and Chloe’s day went. Within 5 minutes my daughter told me that she has been in severe pain and that it felt like her insides were being ripped out of her side. This was at 5:05pm. So I instantly got off the phone and called the doctor and asked to speak with someone about it. I left our information for the On Call doctor that was there till 6:30pm. By 6:00pm I was on the phone with the nurse hotline with CHIP. The nurse assessed Stormy and advised us to get to an ER to be seen within the next hour due to her pain level being an 8.

So off to the ER we went. Waiting in the ER I posted for prayers. (Thank you all for those prayers by the way). Two hours go by and we are still waiting in the waiting room with Stormy having bought of pain come and go. She is crying now. I am frustrated because of the over flow of flu patients in the ER it is taking hours to be seen.

I tell my husband to go ask them how much long it is going to take. Finally we get called to the back, just in time to wait another hour. They come in and do blood test and then order an ultra sound.

Finally we can get some answers… Or so I thought.

They come to roll her back to the Ultrasound room. She asked me to go with her. I sit in the chair watching for over an hour them look at all her organs. The first ultra sound tech was in training, put a ? mark by a picture she took of Stormy’s gallbladder. Then after she went and got the training ultra sound tech that also stayed on the gallbladder the whole time.

After an hour in the ultrasound room we were taken back to the room. Within 10 minutes the doctor came in and said that everything looked good but her gallbladder was tender. That we would need to follow up with her personal doctor and get a GI referral. They prescribed some pain meds and sent us on our way. So 5 hours later we get to leave the ER.

The next morning I get my daughter into the doctor. The ER sent all but the Gallbladder photos of the ultrasound. The doctor had told my daughter that it looked like they would have to wait till Monday and get CT scan done.

All weekend I watch my daughter in pain suffer with upset stomach and pain.

Attending church I asked for prayer for Stormy. I began to asked for a New Gallbladder and for the Pain to leave.

Come Monday Stormy went to the doctor and got a CT scan. By the end of the day we were informed that her gallbladder was good. That she was going to give her some meds to help heal her stomach from all the acid it had that was possibly causing the pain and upsetting of her bowels.

I still felt like a mother they haven’t found what is wrong with her. She has been in pain. I have watched my baby cry real tears and ball over in the floor with pain. I felt like they weren’t doing enough.

When I got home I found out that my daughter had been in the bathroom all afternoon with upset stomach. When we got home around 8pm she told me that there was also blood in her bowel and when she threw up. I instantly called the doctor’s office to once again give my information and told to expect a call back. After 45 minutes and no call  back I call my dad. He called my aunt and got some info on what to do next.

I called her doctor back today and asked several questions to get absolutely no where with no answers to any of my questions. I was told to just take her to the ER. This is coming from my daughter’s PCP. The doctor that is supposed to be who I go to. After much frustration the Lord began to speak to me when I hung up the phone. (And I was very frustrated for the last words I told the nurse was that we would be looking for a new doctor)

Today the Lord really convicted me of my beliefs. He told me that I can’t have it both ways. I either have to believe or not believe.

You see I had professed over my daughter for her to have a New Gallbladder.  But you see when He did exactly what I had spoken over my child and asked the Holy Spirit do a work in her body. He did.

I was not being thankful for the work that He had began in my daughter with her healing. Instead I was busy blaming the doctors for not giving me a reason why she was still in pain.

He basically told me that I needed to either completely believe or not to. I am so thankful for Grace that He gives even when we doubt. I have to learn to believe whole heartedly in His Word and Truth… I can’t believe then doubt in the next thought.

I made up my mind and decided that I am ready to trust, believe, and stand on the Truth and nothing but the Truth so Help me GOD! 🙂

P.S.
Stormy has not had any pain meds since early this morning. She has barely had any stomach issues. I believe for her full complete restoration and healing in her body. I don’t believe she will have to be on a special diet or medications. I believe she will possess the complete divine health in her body.

So Remember it is Easy to do, but you have to make the decision to Believe or Not to Believe.

Blessings

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The Struggle is REAL!

What do you do when God has told you several things but everything you look at in the physical is just going to pieces. I am not gonna lie… I cry, question if it was really God, and then wonder what (I) can do to fix it. I don’t like not having any money.. I don’t like my kids saying they are hungry and all we have is what they have been eating for the last 2 weeks straight because it is the cheapest things we can afford.

When God tells you no more loans… what do you do when you have no money and need to put food in your house? Do you use the credit card and pray that doesn’t go against what He said? Do you continue to allow your family to provide the food even though it is not their job?

We took a huge leap of faith.. this year… But I question how strong is my actual faith when the finances get so low we don’t even have enough for 1 tank of gas.

I prayed for years for God to show me what my oil was… By this I mean what am I talented in that could in turn provide for our family. This year He showed me on the way to work one morning. I then began to research and see what I needed to get that going. I prayed and sought after God to see what to do next.

Right before I quit my job to go full-time Business Owner, God told me no matter what it looks like. Well I trusted Him… or did I?

I continued to pray and then He gave me the direct clear, The Time is Now!

So I put my notice in and quit my job. We were in Business and $8000.00 in debt by this time. The same week I quit my job my husband gets hurt at work. He is then out of his job without pay for a whole week. A Whole WEEK! At this time I am at a small panic.. His job was and is what our bills will be paid with. I can only hear God telling me … No matter what it looks like…. Okay, deep breath….. No matter what it looks like….

We survive that week. My husband returns to work. Placed in a different area he works hard to be the best he can be,… super proud of him by the way…

Now we have been at our business for a little over 3 to 4 weeks. We have only made $140 so far. That is not profit. That is just what we have been able to sell. I struggle to understand what it is we are doing wrong… Our prices are lower than most others and we do the best we can when asked we get our stuff out there as soon as we can. I don’t want to sell worldly things so I have a limited amount of product.

We also decided to home school our children this year due to the public school systems pushing to many things on our children that does not line up with truths or the word of God. I do not want my children to have ungodly beliefs forced upon them. Which is happening more and more every day. I want to be able to teach them truths that are biblical and not be judged for their stand in faith.

The struggle of faith is so real. Do we have what it takes to get through the times of nothing? Can we call upon the name of the Lord and expect Him to do what His word says He will do? Why when you do everything right do we struggle more than normal? Why do we not see the harvest? Why is it so easy to forget that He brings us through when we struggle to get through the next day?

I don’t want to put my kids back in public school… I don’t want to have to go back to a secular job… I don’t want to have to sell what we have to just get by… This is not the promises… This is not what my Word of God says… Why do I struggle to see it come to manifestation? These battles are not for the faint of heart. They are for strong men and women to endure… Am I strong enough?

This blog today is just a reflection on the thoughts we go through as we struggle to have the faith God has measured out to us. I was born for more than this… I was called to more than this… What am I missing in the mist of this trial? Why am I failing this?

I give, for I was born to be a giver.. I am still waiting on the harvest of my seeds. I know that the word says to give and it shall be given unto you. pressed down and shaken together and running over… shall man give unto my bosom.. Where is this? I have been giving for years… Do I have wrong motives? When my life gets to a breaking point is that not the time I am supposed to say okay God… Your word says… Then expect the answer…

I will Seek the Kingdom, and know that you are God! I will wait even when it looks as everything is falling apart. I will kneel knowing that God is still God and He is bigger than anything I face.

Folks the Struggle is Real! Do I question my faith? Yes I do! Do I question my salvation? NO…. I question my ability to stand knowing that God is God and His word will never change….

I question my actual faith? Is it big enough to see…. I am waiting for the growth of my faith to even the size of a mustard seed. With that I can move mountains. 🙂

 

365 Days of Testimony: Day 22

I have now made a new habit. This would be the 2nd new habit I have created in the last 60 days. I have been with out soda for over 40 days now. I have written my blog (challenge for 22 days in a row) so that is 2 new habits. I have only done one thing like for 21 days in a row in the past. I am grateful for God has given me the the desire to complete what I start. We are to finish the race that we start. We are to run it well.

I have other things I am working on as well but won’t share at this time. 🙂 God has blessed me with new dreams and desires that I have never had before. A few weeks ago we had a visiting Prophet come and speak at our church that we attend. After that service I went and spent time with my best friend Julann. I told her how the Holy Spirit was so strong on me and wouldn’t leave. That feeling lasted for hours. That day the Lord began to show me visions of the future ministry I would be involved in. I am excited to see where we are to go in the near future.

One of the things that was spoken was 2017, the limitations would be removed. I fully believe one of the limitations that we have in our family that has held us back has to do with my youngest daughter. We are trusting that the Lord will break the limitation on her by the end of the year. We are going to get full custody of Chloe. We believe this and we believe it will be complete by the end of the year.

This is where faith and trust comes in. I trust that the Lord is going to do what He said He would do. I now have a new excitement and enjoy doing things for ministry.

I also look at my job another way now. It is a place where those who work and live there alike need to be encouraged, appreciated, and uplifted in many ways. I choose to take the light that others see. I want to let God’s light and love for all of them shine bright. A simple smile and upbeat hello in the morning. Saying a simple I think you are doing an awesome job and that you appreciate what they do. Sending a simple email to encourage someone or prayer if asked.

I have seen differences and love doing what I do. God has me right where He wants me. Training grounds are awesome, it shows us how to do what He has called us to do. One step, day, week at a time.

365 Days of Testimony: Day 19

I want to share how God has blessed my husband during his time he has been at his job. My husband got the job he is at in less than 24 hours of looking for a job. That in itself is a God thing. He worked there a little 2 months and became full time with the company. He is now being used to help train others to do what he is good at. I am very proud of my husband and how he has allowed God to bless him and guide him through every step of the way. His job does daily bonuses cash if they do good throughout the day. This week God has seen to it that everything he has touch was blessed and prosperous. God has put favor on my husband and has allowed him to do good at a job he really enjoys.

Watching God give my husband a job that he enjoys is a blessing to me. I am grateful God is showing us how to be His light and love to others we work with. My husband and I both have noticed over the last 2 to 3 months and increase in co-workers coming to us for prayer, and uplifting words. They have seen a difference in our walk where ever we carry His love. I pray that God will continue to shine through us and help us learn to walk with Him daily as we seek out those who are lost, hurting, lonely, and hungry, both physically and spiritually.

God is doing a new thing in us as a family and our ministry has just begun. I am ready to Shine bright to make a difference that I know only God can do.

365 Days of Testimony: Day 17

What a day this has been. Starting early this morning was storms throughout the night. The thunder keep me up most of the night. The blessing that came of that is, I was able to talk to my best friend who is across the world right now in Malawi, Africa serving God. I told her that God spoke and wanted me to be up so I could talk to her. 🙂 His voice is like the thunder.

When I got up and out the door, it was raining, not hard but steady. I dropped the girls off and headed to work. HWY 31 was good. When I turned on the road that leads to my work, it was more of a country road but not gravel. It was still paved. I began to notice that the ditches along this road were full. It was still raining at this time. The lighting was everywhere as well. The further down the road I went the more flooded it became. I thankfully was being good and did not have my phone at this time in my hand. I was watching the sides of the road closely. The water was dirty looking and easy to see. Suddenly I hit water. My Durango jerked to the left all the way in the other lane. I was able to get control of it and get out of the water that was across the road that I did not see. I thanked God instantly and then continued on with my hands at 10 and 2. I don’t think I have ever been so concerned about ending up in a ditch before. As I rounded the corner to work, the road is a curved road and it too was flooded big time. The water was rushing over the road. I paused at first before entering it. I could see this flooding on the road and it concerned me. I was at work basically but didn’t want to get into trouble by crossing the running water. To my knowledge that was the only way into work. I prayed then proceeded slowly to cross the river of running water at this time. God saw me through it.

By the time I has parked and was ready to get out of my vehicle that rain had stopped for the moment I needed to walk outside. 🙂

Once I was on my home I went about my day as usual. I like to tell everyone, “Good Morning” and greet them with a warm smile as much as possible.  This morning I was speaking to one of my JCO’s and telling her about my drive to work… Out of the blue she looked at me and asked me if I prayed… Since I was speaking about my drive to work, I said of course I did… I had misunderstood her. She was asking me if I am a praying person… So she asked me again… Will you pray for me? (In total shock to hear a co-worker come out and ask for prayer from me at this time.) I of course jumped right in and said sure, what do you need prayer for. She said direction.. So we bowed our heads and prayed for direction… It was not an elaborate prayer but I know that the Spirit was moving in that office, I could feel it.  I was thankful that God used me to be a light for this JCO.

Later today I was talking to some of the youth in the hallway. I won’t mention names due to privacy and I don’t want to violate my work policies. We have a lot of changes going on in our work and many workers and youth are being moved around to different homes. I was told yesterday that more than likely that I would be moved off my home. It saddened me but did not steal my joy or discouraged me. I just didn’t know who I would be under as in my supervisor due to my supervisor is to stay on the home we are on now. Anyway the some of the youth that are waiting to move as well were the ones in the hallway. I was talking to them about how we were unsure of when this move was going to take place but that it would been soon. I then was talking how I was going to be moved as well. Then they asked what about (my supervisor) was he going to be moving? I told them not that he was going to stay, unless a miracle of God happened. Then I said there is no miracle to big for God. So that ended our conversation on that.

I went into my office an proceed throughout my work day. I was getting ready to go to lunch when my supervisor came into my office to get some papers off the printer. He said that he had good news. I was like Uh Oh! What now! He said that he thought about it and had decided that he was going to move with me. I asked him if he was for real. He said yes.. then instantly my thoughts go to what I had told the youth in the hallway. Only a miracle would be able to move him. I went to find the youth I had spoke that too. When I found them I asked them what would it take for my supervisor to move to the home I was going to? He said a miracle.. I told him he was right and that God gave me that miracle. I was so happy inside… For I know God has me in this situation at work. Everything will work out according to His purpose. God is Good.

 

365 Days of Testimony: Day 12

Good Evening,

Today has been a blessed day for sure. I was able to shine some light in some really needed places today.

Last night our visiting Pastor spoke on being a true disciple of Christ. I want to be that person. I want to live 100 % for Christ, not part time but full time. I have a mission and that mission is to love others as Christ loves them.

Today I had several opportunities to see how this kind of love can effect those around us. I work as a clerk at my job. We hold the team together even if we think that we are not seen most of the time. Clerks and Asst Admins are very important in my job.

As I start my day everyday I always say Good Morning with a smile on my face. You never know what kind of day someone is having and bringing a little cheer to those around you never hurt anyone. 🙂 Smiles are contagious and they brighten people’s day.

I always say please and thank you, even for the smallest request. Another thing I do is use my manners of Yes Sir, No Sir, Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am…. Am I required to do this? NO It is just a common curiosity that I do in order to show respect for those I work with.

About 2 weeks ago all the clerks and asst admins had our monthly meeting. One of the main focuses was how we need to build each other up and not tear each other down. How we needed to work as a team and pull together and tear apart. I personally have decided that I want to make it my mission to do just that.

After that meeting I had a very important email to send to one of the clerks that was dealing with some very hard personal issues. I sent an email thanking her for her hard work and made sure that she knew that I appreciated everything that she does and has done for me and others. I also informed her that she was in my prayers and I spoke a prayer over her situation and told her that I would be there if she needed anything.

This morning, as I get to my home that I work with I had a certain clerk that was heavy on my heart. I just spoke to this clerk shortly before arriving on my home. She was just very stressed and concerned about things and not feeling 100% physically. Out of respect for those around me and not wanting to offend any one I chose to sit and write her an email when I reached my home.

In this email, I started it out with an apology, for I had pointed out that something seemed wrong with her and that I was concerned and wanted to make sure she was okay. When others noticed she felt like she might have looked really bad today. So I explained my reasoning for questioning if she was okay. I then wrote my prayer for her in the email, yes I said that I wrote my prayer for her in the email… You see prayer that are read can be just as powerful then those prayer that are done right at that moment. I held my tongue earlier for a reason that was not to push others away. I also informed her that no matter what happens that God has her, and He knows the plans He has for her as well. Then I decided to tell her how awesome she was and that she did an amazing job at keeping her department together. I knew that she would be busy all day with interviews but I sent the email anyway. Just to encourage her and hopefully make her day brighter.

As the day goes on I start to head to lunch… as I am walking I see one of our JCO Vs coming my way. I love this woman and she is really the sweetest lady. Last week she went through a really hard time with her family and my heart goes out to her. I decided as we were walking towards each other that I was just going to tell her: that she was Amazing at what she does for our home and that she runs the home well and keeps it going! That she too was Awesome and that I appreciated all that she does for our home. She then gave me a huge hug and thanked me and said that she was grateful for all that I do as well. Then she said that she loves it when I am at work. I did not expect this response and was not doing what this to get any response except to up lift and encourage her.

I then head to the front where I have to drop the mail from my home off at the mail room before I headed to lunch. Now let me tell you, there is the sweetest clerk that works in the mail room. She will brighten anyone’s day and everyone loves her. As I stood at the door knocking lightly to wait for her to open it.. I started to fill with excitement. This was her turn… As she let me in I closed the door behind me. I sat in the empty chair and told her that I had something I needed to tell her. I just sat there with a Big smile on my face. She said okay what is it? Oh so patiently not knowing what to expect due to being out sound board when we all need a listening ear. I grinned really big and just started with I wanted to tell you that I appreciate you so much… I just want to know that your smile brightens my day and that when you are here you start my mornings off right. When I need help or don’t know where something is or a number all I have to do is ask you and you know it instantly. You are a blessing to me… She then started to tell me how much she appreciated us (clerks) and I told her that we just loved her and really care for her. I noticed she then picked up a napkin and then told me okay stop your going to make me cry… She then asked if she could have a hug… I said of course, I am all about hugs….. As I hugged her I told her that we loved her.. I then left for lunch.

When I got back from lunch I made my mind up that this is what it is all about. Not just for the clerks but for all those that I work with. I am to encourage those I work with, to lift them up, and to love them for who they were created to be. Not what others see but what God sees in them.

I will continue to find people to encourage and uplift in my work place daily for my purpose even if it is just one person I touch in some way, is to make a difference in the lives around me.

These testimony is about what God is beginning to do through me as I become that willing vessel to be used in a lost, hurt, and dying world.

On a side note: My husband and daughter (the 9 year old) are on the phone tonight and they are wrapping up their conversation..

Chloe: I love you

Dan: I love you too

Chloe: I love you the most

Dan: I love you more

Chloe: I love you more than anything in the whole world, except for God

Dan: good, that’s the way it should be and nothing else. 🙂

We must be doing something right! It is a huge blessing to know that your child knows you can love others but nothing will come before God. She amazes me at times and I am very proud of my husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I am grateful that God saw fit to bless me with them as my own to raise and have for this short time here on Earth.

Be Blessed tonight and know that you can make a difference….

                      Always Smile, Dance in the Rain,                             Shine as bright as a Rainbow, but know You                                     are the Treasure that He Seeks!

365 Days of Testimony: Day 11

Some times we as Christians live our lives out hoping that God’s light is shining through us just enough to make a difference even in just one life. Again there is a lot of things going on in my job that have people stressing out and being very negative of their job situations.

What some of our co-workers don’t realize is everyone out there has their own personal battles that they are dealing with. From Cancer, to deaths in their families, to divorce, depression, and stressed beyond healthy. With job stress on top it can become a very negative environment….

I try to make it a point to be the light of God they see. I had the opportunity to this week to speak with multiple co-workers. As I listen but then offer encouragement, hope, and a positive out look on the situation of our jobs, I had one of these co-workers inform me that I didn’t know how much I was doing for them…

I also noticed that those I work with tell me information about personal life issues every day that gives me the opportunity to pray for them or a family member along with other request they may bring before. I know that I have a purpose for the job I have been placed in.

My church has a motto: I reach up to God, so that He will reach down to me, so that I may reach out to others.

My mission field is my family, friends, and co-workers. Even if my mission is to just love others as Christ loved them, unconditionally…

I am grateful that God is still working on me and through me to reach those who cross my path. We are to just Stand and know that He is God! No matter what happens He is my provider and He knows that plans that He has for me. I am grateful and will serve Him all the days of my life.

On a side note… awesome blessing/testimony, My husband had cut his gums open a few weeks ago and the cut had gotten infected. He was able to go to the doctor and get seen and some medicine to help heal that infection. The dentist called him today and informed him that the dental work he needs done has been approved and that he needed to call and schedule an appointment to get the first part of the dental work started. This dental work will be at no cost to us. This is a huge blessing. This dental work is long over due and will make a huge difference in my husband. I am beyond excited and grateful that the Lord has given Dan favor with the right people in order for this work to be done and completed.

God is So Good All the Time!! He is a Good Good Father!! His Promises Are More Than I Can Even Imagine! I have to Believe and Receive His Word and Truth and Nothing Less!

This is what it is all about. The Testimonies of My Good Good Father’s works in our lives. Building our Faith in His Truth and Promises Daily…………

God Bless and Good Night

Elizabeth

365 Days of Testimony: Day 10

To be at my job right now and hear all the rumors going around is hard. They are changing a lot of staff and youth around due to budget saving ideas. We are really at a point that they are threatening to close our facility also if we can not cut back on the cost to it. No one is safe and everyone is concerned on what the next day will bring when it comes to jobs.

I personally don’t want to get sucked into the negative thoughts of I don’t want to go hear or do this… I only want to stay here and do this…..

I do have personal wants to stay under my supervisors that I am under because I work well with them and they are really good supervisors. I know that I can get prideful and also start to say that I refuse to do this and that but why???

I am grateful for my job and I thank God for putting in a job that has great benefits and pays good.

I keep telling people that they can either be like Hew and Haw or they cay move along like Mice!!! I personally get along well with others so I stand and believe no matter the out come I will adapt.

This to me is where our trust come into play. I am either going to start to worry of what ifs or I can put my trust in the one who orders my steps. For He knows the plans He has for me. Plans to be in good health and prosper.

I am grateful that no matter the situation good or bad in man’s eyes… it is never impossible in God’s. He has it all worked out if I stand and know that He is God. I have to wait upon the Lord, seeking Him first in all that I do.

He will provide and take care of me and my family. I just have to trust Him….

365 Days of Testimony: Day 6

It has been a very long day but a Blessed Day. I went in to work very early in order to finish my 40 hours. I left early Wednesday due to not feeling well. I am blessed that I am able to make up my time.

I had a blessing that one of my co-workers took me to lunch today. I am grateful that Daddy lets me have not only favor with Him, (I am Daddy’s Favorite 😀 ) but also having favor with the people I work with. I had done a things for my co-workers this week to help them get stuff filed and in order. I try to do what I can to help my team succeed in running the home we work on. I was in return rewarded for my hard work and help by being taken to lunch today.

I know that no matter what lies ahead God will be in-control. Earlier this week I was walking back to my dorm. I had walked all over campus that day and I was tired. I began to think about cutting across the grass to make my trip shorter. A short cut so to say. When I began to think that God doesn’t want us taking short cuts to get what He has already promised us. He wants us to trust Him and His timing. It is when we get off course and try to take another route that we end up harming ourselves in the long run.

Yes, I was tired… yes I had made this walk several times already that day…. just a few more steps and I would be able to sit down for who knows how long…. BUT …. if I were to take the short cut then it would be cutting me short of extra steps. Which these extra physical steps would help me with my physical body and goals I am trying to personally reach. If I took the short cut then it would not have benefited me in a physical way.

Sometimes we want to take the short cuts in life because we grow weary and we just want to sit down. But if we stand and know that He is God and faint not but continue the path. Then the Plans He has for us will manifest in His and the perfect timing for our lives. It will bless us more than we could imagine. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good! This is so true. I am excited to see where God is going to take me over the next 358 more days and how this will draw me closer to Him.

It is not always easy to see the blessings, favor, mercy, and grace our Abba extends us. But in searching for these things we began to see How Abba loves us not matter what. If we look deep enough and hard enough there is always something that we can be excited about that Abba has done for us. I share these testimonies with you in order to build our faith and trust in God more and more every day.

God Bless!

Faithful

What does this word mean when you think of it? Who is this word talking about or to? For me as a Christian the word faithful usually means that God is faithful to us. That He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what we go through.

But….

There is another way of looking at this….. It is true God will always be faithful to us.. but will we as believers be faithful to Him in return? Will we faithfully follow Him? Will we stay faithful to our life styles?

The meaning from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is

Faithful:

  1. having or showing true and constant support or loyalty

2. deserving trust: keeping your promises or doing hat you are supposed to do

3. not having sex with someone who is not your wife or husband.

With looking at this worldly definition we see that being faithful is truly a committed word. Are we being committed to our Lord and Savior? Are we true and constant with His Words and Truth? Are we loyal and giving the deserving trust to Him, knowing He is constant and faithful to us?

We are also the body of Christ. Are we being faithful to Him and not laying with the Enemy? Are you getting intimate with Satan?

We are to be have a relationship, intimacy, loyalty, and faithfulness to the one who created us and who sent His Son to die for us.

As I got up Friday morning I began to think of a word for the day. God laid on my heart Faithful. Instantly my thoughts went to Him being faithful to us… but that was quickly corrected… He said no… Faithful is not Me being faithful to you, but you bring faithful to Me. I was like okay….. I will focus on my faithfulness to my Lord.

This was before I got up out of my bed. I then rolled over got up and started my day. When I walked out of my room to check on the girls to see if they were getting ready for school….. I then very quickly realized why He gave me that word. As I turned my head to the right of me there my husband sat…..

He left for work at 4am… Now he sat before me at 6:30am….. Why?

He had gotten hurt at work the day before and when he went to work Friday morning he was sent home due to telling them first thing in the morning that he possibly got hurt at work the afternoon before. He (my husband) was trying to do the right thing. He reported an injury to try to follow the rules of this work place. They sent him home.

On the way to work I told God…. I can not handle any more…. I had just lost my job 2 week prior to this…. We have struggled over the last 8 months financially. Every time we are blessed enough to get out of our financial hole we get knocked back down and have to start again.

As the day progressed my job started concerning me for I have been there 2 week and the amount of information I have to learn is overwhelming. I am good at learning new things but being expected to know everything from day one with no training is hard or nothing to look at to know what way to go…

I had something I knew how to do but when I asked just one simple question it was turned around on me like I didn’t know what I was doing.. But I did. I just needed to know what account they wanted it to go under.

By the time lunch time rolled around I was feeling very defeated along with overwhelming pressure that I was not fast enough or learning what needed to be done good enough.

TO BE HONEST I WAS READY TO QUIT!!!

So as I head to lunch my husband meets up with me and tells me that they fired him from his job due to not reporting the possible injury when it actually happened even though he was unaware of it happening.

I was an emotional wreak by this time… I was ready to break down and fall apart… But this is where that word of the day Faithful Friday. I was and am supposed to be faithful to Him no matter what. I am to faithfully stand for my life that it is blessed and highly favored. That my plans are already planned out for me. That He is incharge  of my destiny and He wants to see if I will be faithful to Him no matter what is before me.

He provided manna and quail for those who were hungry. He provided water from a rock more than once. He also provided money to pay the taxes out of the mouths of Fish.

I need to be faithful to God in my belief in Him and His promises and truth….

 

Don’t Forget that we too are to be Faithful as well….