Bittersweet


For me every year at this time it’s difficult , My husband and I lost both of our children one on 12/26/2006 and the other 01/23/2012; but this year has been extremely difficult. My grandmother passed away on 12/14/2013 @ 4:00 a.m.

We were able to spend the last hours of her life by her side. When it was time for her to transition we were talking to her as she took her very last breath. I was rubbing her hair telling her how proud of her I was. I’ve never done anything like that before. I’m forever changed by that defining moment. She passed quietly in her sleep.
Before she passed on Saturday she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior on that Monday the week before. God was faithful to His promise:
Acts 16:31
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts 11:14
Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

The enemy thought that he was going to use her death to bring depression on me, but God said not so!!! He spoiled the plot, plan and scheme of the enemy. He didn’t allow me to stumble or fall. His protection was shielding me.
Holy Spirit led me to a scripture that I’ve read so many times but He breathed fresh revelation on it for me.
Isaiah 53:4
Surely he hath borne our griefs,and carried our sorrows:

He showed me that Jesus took my grief and sorrow on His body on the cross, so I don’t have to grieve and I am not to take sorrow. The enemy will use a death to bring in grief and sorrow. He’ll try to come in anyway he can. He’ll wait until he thinks we’re weak. The ultimate opportunist.
And the world will tell you to grieve. The dictionary even uses grieve and mourn interchangeably.
But the bible says, Matthew 5:4-Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted.

Just reading that the spirit of heaviness lifted off of me.
Psalms 119:130
The entrance of thy words giveth light;it giveth understanding unto the simple.

I’m so amazed at the depth of God’s love and compassion for us. He cares for you and I way more than we have the capacity to understand. He’s constantly revealing Himself to me.
He wants to do the same for you. He is not just some strange God sitting in heaven leaving us alone to suffer things on our own. He made sure I was ok.
I’ve experienced a level of His grace like I’ve never known. Months ago for a period of about 30 days, He had me waking up praying in tongues from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. I didn’t understand why until I was standing beside my grandmother rubbing her hair and talking to her as she entered our Lord’s presence. He prepared me. He strengthened me so that I could be there for my grandmother and my mother.
Today my family celebrated Christmas with joy, peace and laughter!!!!
Whatever you may be going through please know, that God is faithful!!!!

Psalms 138:8
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:

If it concerns you, God is perfecting it!!!!

Blessings & Peace

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New Season


Hi all.
I know it’s been awhile since my last blog post. I’ve been pretty busy with the big move to our new house.
It’s amazing the lessons that we learn just living our every day lives. We closed on our house with one days notice, packed up our apartment in under two days while getting all our utilities transferred, and renting a UHAUL the last minute.
All these things pushed us past our threshold because we are planners and extremely organized. Nothing went as we planned. Everything that could go wrong went wrong.

But during all of it I was reminded that though this was a surprise to us God knew exactly what we were going to go through. He met and exceeded all of our needs. Provision was there. Favor was there. Grace and mercy were there. We had the help of family and friends.

God showed me that during this new season I will need to learn how to bend and be flexible. To go with the flow. Take it easy and let Him do the heavy lifting.

We serve a God who is concerned about everything that concerns us. From the greatest to the least detail. I’m walking in one of the biggest blessings of my life. As He is shows me how.

I don’t know what you are believing God for. I don’t know what you stand in the need of but I do know that God is faithful to do exactly what He said He would do. Whether it is a promise you’ve found in the bible or if it is something He’s spoken to you.

Don’t give up! Don’t cave in and quit! Labor reaches the highest level of intensity right before the baby is born. Push!!!!!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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