Hi everyone....I want to share a story about something that happened yesterday. My daughter, Shanay, and I went looking at furniture, we are believing God for new living room and family room sofas, etc. Anyway, while we were enjoying ourselves, sitting on furniture, and having a great time, we walked by an area that has office desks and chairs. I was so busy looking at them that I did not notice that there was a step down in front of me. I kept walking and telling Shanay how nice some "bar" chairs looked and how they would be great to use at a kitchen counter. At the same time Shanay was saying something, but I did not understand what she said...and SUDDENLY I found myself flying forward and unable to stop.(She was telling me to look out for the step) I had completely missed the step and was hurling forward toward the bar chair and my daughter. Shanay put her hand out to stop me and at the same time held the back of the chair I was "flying" toward. I put my hands out and held onto the chair, scaring my sweet daughter! At first I did not even realize what happened, but started to laugh at myself. My leg hurt and told my daughter to let me just sit for a minute on the bar chair. Well, my leg stopped hurting right away, which is a miracle in and of itself.
BUT, the miracle is that there is no way my child who weighs about 149, could stop me from falling because I weigh 215. God gave her the strength to stop me and also kept her from getting hurt. His Angels guided me straight to the chair and kept me upright. I know some of you are wondering why I am sharing this, but I wanted to let you know that God tells us that He has surrounded those that love Him with Angels and that He keeps us from dashing our feet.
The love my daughter has for me and God caused her to step in and not even think about the danger she was putting herself in. I am so thankful to God and her for the love they have for me.
Always remember that God goes before you, He is in you and He surrounds you.
God bless each of you and I hope you get a little laugh as well as insight of the verse that says that He directs our footsteps. Have a glorious day in the Lord!!!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I pray that as we enter into the new year that we will remember the great and joyful things that happened; the awesome people we met; the blessings that God allowed to enter into our lives.... I also pray that we leave all the negative things in 2012. Remember that your past is your past....while we can not change it, we can learn from it and grow.
Let 2013 really be a NEW beginning!!!
Let 2013 really be a NEW beginning!!!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
FOR MANY YEARS MY HEART HAS BEEN TO SHARE JESUS WITH OTHERS. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND HOW IT WILL TOTALLY AND COMPLETELYT CHANGE YOUR LIFE. I WAS RAISED IN CHURCH AND I LOVED GOING TO CHURCH. MY PARENTS NEVER HAD TO MAKE ME GET UP AND GET READY TO GO, IT WAS A PLACE I WAS DRAWN TO. MY FIRST PASTOR WAS A FEMALE..YES A FEMALE..AND SHE LOVED THE LORD WITH ALL OF HER BEING. HER NAME WAS REVERND FARRAH IN BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY. THE NAME OF THE CHURCH WAS LITTLE ZION AND IT WAS LOATED ON STEVENS STREET. OF COURSE I HAD BEEN TO OTHER CHURCHES, BUT THAT PLACE WAS SO FULL OF THE LOVE OF GOD. NO ONE IN THERE WAS PERFECT, BUT YOU KNEW YOU WERE LOVED.
I FINALLY ACCEPED CHRIST WHEN I WAS 15 AND REVERAND FARRAH BAPTISED ME IN MONTCLAIR NEW JERSEY. WHEN SHE TOOK ME DOWN IN THE WATER AND SAID “I BAPTISE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST”…SHE PULLED ME UP, LOOKED ME STRAIGHT IN MY EYES AND TO MY SURPRISE AND PARTIAL FEAR…SHE DID IT AGAIN. I DON’T KNOW TO THIS DAY WHY SHE DID THAT, BUT SHE SAW SOMETHING.
WHEN I WAS 18 I BACK SLID WHILE STILL IN CHURCH..SINGING ON THE CHOIR AND STILL LOVING JESUS. I WAS NOT LIVING THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN, BUT ON SUNDAY I WAS IN CHURCH. I MADE QUITE A FEW WRONG TURNS INCLUDING MARRYING A MAN, MELVIN, THAT I SHOULD NOT HAVE. GOD DELIVERED ME FROM THAT MARRIAGE AND I THANK HIM FOR THAT. YET IN STILL I WAS NOT LIVING THE LIFE THAT JESUS DIED FOR ME TO LIVE. IT WOULD AMAZE ME THAT PEOPLE WOULD ASK ME IF I WAS A CHRISTIAN AND I WOULD SAY YES…ALMOST TOO QUICKLY AT TIMES. I ALWAYS WANTED TO HELP SOMEONE AND I KNEW IN MY HEART THAT I WAS NOT BEING WHO I WAS CREATED TO BE. I KNEW THAT I WAS NOT EVEN LIVING THE LIFE MY PARENTS RAISED ME TO LIVE.
WHEN I WAS 26 I REDEDICATED MYSELF TO THE LORD. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY. IT WAS A SUNDAY MORNING AND EASTER DAY. MY SISTER-IN-LAW BRENDA AND HER HUSBAND HUMPHREY WERE WITH ME THAT DAY. WE WERE ALL AT GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHERE PASTOR NEAL PRESIDED …….AND HE DID AN ALTAR CALL LIKE HE DID EVERY SUNDAY, BUT ON THIS DAY MY HEART WAS BEING PULLED TO THE FRONT AND OF COURSE MY BODY HAD TO FOLLOW. BRENDA AND HUMPHREY CAME UP TOO. WE WERE ALL RE BAPTISED AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET IT. FROM THAT MOMENT MY LIFE CHANGED.
THE THREE OF US ALONG WITH OUR KIDS WOULD GO TO REED STREET, WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS A ROUGH AREA AND WITNESS TO PEOPLE. WE WOULD SET UP IN AN EMPTY LOT WITH BARS ALL AROUND. SOMEONE ASKED ME ONCE IF I WAS AFRAID AND I TOLD THEM THAT GOD WAS IN ME, WENT BEFORE ME AND SURROUNDED ME, SO NO, I WAS NOT AFRAID. I MISS SHARING THE WORD OF GOD WITH OTHERS, SO I HAVE DECIDED THAT IN THE AGE OF BLOGS I COULD STILL SHARE AND PRAYERFULLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD.
THIS BLOG SITE WILL BE UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME WITH NEW MESSAGES. SOME OF THEM WILL BE MESSAGES THAT GOD GAVE ME TO TEACH IN THE PAST; SOME WILL BE MESSAGES I HAVE HEARD; LIFES EXPERIENCES; AND NEW MESSAGES THAT GOD HAS PUT IN MY HEART TO SHARE. IF ANYONE HAS A REQUEST OF A MESSAGE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE POSTED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THIS BLOG SITE WILL NOT BE ABOUT POLITICS OR ABOUT BASHING ANYONE ELSE. I SIMPLY WANT TO SHARE WHAT HAS BEEN ON MY HEART FOR YEARS TO SHARE AND LIKE I SAID TO PRAYERULLY MAKE A DIFERNECE IN SOMEONES LIFE.
IF AFTER READING A MESSAGE AND SOMETHING TOUCHES YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU SHARE IT WITH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANY NEGATIVE POSTS, SO IF YOU GO IN THAT DIRECTION, KNOW IN ADVANCE THAT YOU WILL NOT HEAR FROM ME. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE FOR BEING A PART OF THIS BLOG MINISTY. GOD BLESS.