God is Enough EVEN through DEATH. WooHOOOOO

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Oh, this verse has been speaking to me for so long. HE IS ENOUGH. HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT. I have come to a point in my walk with Christ where I realize that I must make this true. I love Jesus more than my husband or children. This is not easy and only possible with Jesus. I mean we all have to get to this point where His Spirit just oozes out of our pores and we literally can’t stand it if we don’t shine Him. I mean a crazy in love relationship with OUR LIVING GOD.

 

I can’t worry about my children’s safety because I trust His promises.

I can’t keep doubting every little thing because I trust His promises.

I can’t worry while my husband is driving because I trust His promises.

I can’t fret over the future because I trust His promises.

I can’t try to control situations because I trust His promises.

I can’t show anymore unbelief because I TRUST HIS PROMISES.

He doesn’t promise me that nothing won’t ever happen but He does promise me it will be for the good. He does promise me that I am loved.  I certainly was not happy when my daughter was stillborn and died before she was out of my womb. I wondered where His Grace was then????

My point of surrender has to be this statement. Even if something happened to Michael, Kalee, or Emilee then my God is still enough! Period.

 He. Is. Enough. I don’t need these worldly things. More of Him, ya’ll! Less of ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am on the crazy God seeking journey to be so madly in love with Jesus Christ that nothing else will matter. That the truth that He is enough rings so true that all my fears and failures ARE smashed in the grace and sovereignty of my Lord and Savior! Woot! Will you join me? When Jesus comes back nothing else will matter. When Jesus comes back all knees will bow and all tongues confess!

 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Cor 12:9

 Christ’s power is best displayed against my fleshly weakness. It just is. Because then God alone is praised. I can’t do anything on my own. Instead of removing my problems (boy don’t I wish He would), my Father gives me grace in my problems. His grace alone is sufficient. This means contentment. The Greek word “trans” in verse 7 means to keep one from being conceited. Yep. We all need a humbling dose of reality. I got mine this week.

God is telling me once and for all that His grace is enough. Get it through your head, Kristy!

What is grace? We all have definitions and most of us forget the real meaning of GRACE. It sure is awesome to receive it but it can surely STINK to give it.

Bible Exposition Commentary says this about grace, “It is GOD’S provision for our EVERY NEED when we need it.” Wow.

Do you need to feel loved?

Do you need to be comforted?

Do you need to be delivered?

It also goes on to say, “It has been well said that God in His grace gives us what we DO NOT DESERVE, and in His mercy gives us what WE DO NOT DESERVE.”

Thank you JESUS!

It took a long time for me to rely on God’s strength during the stillbirth of my daughter, Mackenzy. You know “it was NOT fair” that this person was pregnant. It was not “fair” that “they” had healthy babies. I was a mad person. I never thought I would get past it. But you know what, I didn’t have A RIGHT to be a mom. It wasn’t my right to be a wife. Why did I think that I had a right to these things??? Why did I think I owned them? God owns everything, ya’ll. I mean everything.

 I would not have gotten through the death of my daughter IF it weren’t for God’s grace being sufficient for me in my weakness. So, I come back to what God has been teaching me for 2 years now. HE IS ENOUGH. HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT. When I am weak then my Father can be glorified because we all know I can’t do it on my own. So, I say with boldness that only a child of God can say. No matter what happens here in my temporary and quick life, IT DOES NOT MATTER! My God, ya’ll…HE IS STINKIN’ MORE THAN ENOUGH.

Always At His Feet,

Kristy

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Yahweh Alone is God~ Isaiah BREAKDOWN

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Isaiah 45:3 ~Unpack our scripture for the week and share with us what you learned. Use verse mapping as an optional study tool

I will give you hidden treasures,
    riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
    the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

 

Treasures? Riches? Oh my gracious. This verse still leaves me breathless. Sometimes it is hard to see the treasures through all the trials BUT God says He is the Lord and there is none else! Amen!

 

I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places,~

 

Sorcerers pretended to show treasures but God says he will really give hidden treasures to Cyrus. So many times the world offers these fake treasures and we accept. God has great plans for His people but they complained anyway. God reminded them they had no right to question the Living God. Am I questioning God and missing my treasure? Yes, I am! Worry seeps into my body and sucks every joyful thought from my mind. I am missing my hidden treasures.

 

I mean Wow! I limit God so much and don’t even realize how much I do it. God used a pagan king to bring about deliverance. Some scholars say he was an outcast. Wow. Wow. Wow.  All the secret riches of the world became prey to Cyrus and Israel would return from Babylon and rebuild Jerusalem.

 

so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.~

 

THERE IS NO OTHER THAN OUR LIVING GOD. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO. GREAT NEWS. Why wait any longer? Surrender every single thing inside of you to God!

 

Surrender. Surrender. Surrender. I love my family and I constantly worry about their safety. It is a stronghold the enemy has had on me but you know what? It does not matter. What matters? God matters. Glorifying and praising His Holy Name matters. I can’t glorify God when I don’t trust His promises. He does not promise that something won’t happen to my children but He does promise that it will work for the good. He does promise that I am His workmanship. I am the confident, set-free, made-new, and victorious CHILD OF GOD. WOOOHOOO! It says right here that we will all realize that every single thing that happens all life, death, and disaster comes from God. He is sovereign, ya’ll! He can do anything and everything. I cannot limit my God.

 

Cyrus was the human instrument here but it was Jehovah God who made these victories. I tend to put too much emphasis in human hands. I tend to rely on Pastors and Bible leaders to help strengthen me when I should first and foremost rely on God to help me. No book or person can take the place of the quality “quiet” time you have with your Abba. NONE! God used Cyrus to complete His Will and there was nothing that was going to stop Him. No one or nothing can ever oppose or frustrate the purposes of God!!!

 

I always knew it was important to memorize scripture but never really understood until more recent years. Lysa in Chapter 7 says it perfectly:

 

“Do you see now why it’s so important to fill our hearts and minds with God’s Words and how vital it is to make His truth the foundation not only for our identity but how we deal with food? The Holy Spirit uses God’s words stored up inside us to nudge us, remind us, redirect us, empower us, and lead us on to victory.”

Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave

 

Please as you go through your day take some time to just pause and Praise God that He alone rules the universe. Yahweh alone is God.  We are all desperate woman begging God to speak to us. We are desperate for His Presence. We were made to Crave Him. God speaks to us through His Word. The Holy Spirit talks to us and nudges us from memorized scripture. So join me as I remind myself to store up the treasures and riches of the Living Word in my heart.

 

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1 Peter BREAKDOWN

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I have good thoughts in my head and while I wasn’t gifted in the area of getting them on paper I thought I would try to share my head anyway. So bare with me as I tread this journey called writing 😉

Blog Hop Topic: 1 Peter 5:7-8a ~ Unpack our scripture for the week and share with us what you learned. Use verse mapping as an optional study tool.

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NLT

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 ESV

I walk into the kitchen and they are actually drawing on the cabinets. I am not talking about babies but a 2 and 4 year old. They look up at me knowing I am about to LOSE it. Lose it I do. Major fail. Where. Is. My. Self. Control? Satan (by the way we often refer to him as dude) Flee, dude, flee. For Pete’s sake, I am tired of having uncontrollable anger. These little moments when it should be so easy it is just so hard.

It has been over an hour and my husband has not text me back. My heart is racing at unprecedented proportions. Palms are sweaty and I could just scream.  More than worried I am  mad. Mad because he knows I worry. I am pacing and getting angrier. I just know that a 10 ton Volvo Truck has fallen on him in his office while he is at his computer and now what am I going to do? This scenario is not even a joke. The enemy creeps in my thoughts and twists every single thing to the point it is absolutely absurd. Flee, dude, flee.

Ah. Take a breath, Kristy. Look how blessed you are. God tells me to give him my anxiety and worries. Why? Because He cares about lil ole’ me. But watch out because that dude the evil one prowls around like a roaring lion ready to eat me up DEAD.

Let’s break this down. When our circumstances are difficult it is so easy for me to be worried but when I worry then I miss the opportunity to be blessed and to serve Christ. I desperately need that inward peace that only Christ provides if I am going to have victory over my trials.

So here I “CAST” my burdens to God. So much easier said than done, right? I have come to a point that regardless of how hard this is I am ready to surrender it all. I mean ALL. The life of my children are His. The life of my husband are His. Ultimately, God is my number one and He is the love of my life. I must once and for all (meaning permanently) give every one of my cares to the Lord. Oh wait, I think worrying about this little money issue we have going on will be okay because I can fix it myself. WOMP. WRONG. I can’t try to hold these little worries because these little worries will become big worries. He must get it all with no looking back. This is a point blank decisive act meaning it will produce a definite result.

God “CARES” for me. Ahhh. Really? As I actually release these worries to my Living God then the blessings of the Almighty pour in. He has given me courage to face my worries and not run away. He has given me strength to do what I need to do. Best of all He gives me faith to just trust Him. That is caring, ya’ll. Will you pray right now that we all can really “cast” all our stuff to God right now? Why in the world would we not? Look at what we get in return!

Be “ALERT” because the enemy is out to kill me. Satan is a big fat liar and a thief. He will creep in every corner and crevice to steal my joy and suck the life right from under me. Look at Peter, when he felt confident he went to sleep and fell right into Satan’s trap. My worry issue above and my anger issue above is SATAN. Flee, dude, flee.

God…It is yours!!!!!

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Child of God

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a writer. I initially started a blog to show pictures of what I do at home as far as cooking and with the kids 😉 Now, I am writing because one day I might be called to speak….

 John 1:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

Uh. Say What????????????

We are children of the Living God! If you really think about that then you will fall to your knees in thanksgiving…Wowzers. Yes, I just said wowzers.

I have been taught this my whole life. It has been etched in my brain since I was a toddler but only recently has this amazing truth begun to take root in my heart. It is hard for me to grasp this but when I am enabled to grasp just a little of this, it completely knocks my SOCKS OFF.

OBS has taught me so much. I have made life long friends. I mean sisters. This community has blown me away. I really learned how to take a verse and unpack what it means so this has become my new favorite thing to do.

“but as many as received Him”

This tells us that we have a part too. While salvation is a free gift, we must respond to God’s offer. As part of this offer we must believe, obey, and REPENT. Repentance is regret and  we change that behavior.

Repent = “feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin.” Logos Bible Software

“He gave the right to become the children of God”

In Greek, this means right or privilege or legal authority. Oh my good gracious ya’ll. God, who raised Christ from the dead is our FATHER! We are His family! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH J

“those who believe”

So here is where we come in. This is an active and constant thing we have to do here. The Beloved Disciples Memoir says, “Biblical faith or trust is not primarily something we do, but someone in whom we put our trust.” This means we don’t trust anything here on earth and this even includes our “feelings.” So many times I get caught up in what I feel. Did “I feel it” at church today? Do I feel God answering my prayers? Why do I feel this way? A lot of these “feelings” are not God’s promises. Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Does my relationship with husband come automatically with all good feelings? Um…absolutely not! As fallen women, we must trust God’s trustworthiness and His faithfulness. We must TRUST His Living Word because it is absolutely a matter of life or death. This world will crush us. Satan will bully us. People we love will pass away. Cancer will happen to someone you know and it just sucks. We will have financial problems. We will HURT!!!!!! God’s Word and His trustworthiness and faithfulness is ALL WE HAVE.

“in His Name”

When we believe in His name that means we receive Him. This believing involves seeing Him as God’s Son and accepting that as real. If you have not done this then I urge you for the sake of your life to get on your knees and truly repent of your sins and ask Jesus into your heart. Surrender it all to the only One who will never fail you nor forsake you.

So here we are. We are sinners. We all fall short of the glory of God. Yet, we are His children. We are an heir to His Kingdom. We are loved unconditionally. We have an amazing promise (GUARANTEE) that anyone who receives Christ will be born again and be in the FAMILY OF GOD. My. Heart. Is. Overwhelmed.

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God is holding our hand, ya’ll! He is right there loving you! He has not or will not ever leave you. Surrender! Surrender now…this song is really really good if you have a few minutes:-)

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#MovingForward

This was an inevitable thing to write about. Just a few days ago was 3 years since Mackenzy was stillborn. I don’t mean to keep bringing her up but I was taught something different on this day that was so dreaded….

 I am #movingforward.

 I have shared the details of finding out my little girl no longer had a heartbeat while she was still in my womb and the details of 16 hours of labor. I have shared the pain of what a stillbirth does to a woman. I have shared my story many times.

I have not shared what happened on Oct 29, 2013.

I have been so convicted lately to remember that I am the hands and feet of Jesus. Quit judging, Kristy. Share, Kristy. Give, Kristy. If I am asked to give up everything then do it without a doubt in my mind. We represent Christ. We are HIS body. People are watching us. People don’t want to know about our Jesus when we are arguing or when we seem so heartless. People want to know our Jesus when we love.

On this day, I was built up. “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Eph 4:12

I was blown away on Tuesday……….I MEAN BLOWN TO SMITHERINS AND BACK.

My beautiful small FB group (wooo hoooo 28) changed their cover photos to my “in remembrance of Mackenzy’s” cover photo and then other leaders did it and then other OBS participants did it. My timeline was completely flooded. God’s Presence was all over it. Love, support, encouragement, and prayers came from every direction. It was for me and my family.  Ya’ll did it for little ole me who really has not had to endure many hardships. Ya’ll did it for little ole me who has never gone without. Ya’ll did for little ole me who should be giving more and not receiving. I mean another stillbirth out of so many and I thought it was insignificant to others. Truly, only the love of Jesus shone through on that day. It was seen by so many people. 915 people saw Jesus oozers reaching out to another Jesus oozer in LOVE and it made an IMPACT! It made an impact.

I did not realize how much I needed this……….but God knew.

I received PM’s from many people just amazed at what was going on. The body of Christ just absolutely REPRESENTED ON TUESDAY. The Body of Christ loved me! Don’t ever underestimate what you can do. Don’t ever underestimate how God can use you.

Paul tells us that we are all heirs of the Kingdom T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R! We are of the same body and WE ALL share together in the promise of Christ Jesus.

“And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.” Eph 3:6

We need each other ya’ll. Thank you for lifting me up. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus…I was overwhelmed by His power and love.

At His Feet,

Kristy

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Psalm 36:7

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Psalm 36:7

 I love unpacking verses. I am not the best at it but it brings me to a new level. A level I need to be on daily.

 NLT says,

How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
 in the shadow of your wings.”

 

The Message says,

“How exquisite your love, O God!
  How eager we are to run under your wings,
To eat our fill at the banquet you spread
  as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water.
You’re a fountain of cascading light,
  and you open our eyes to light.”

Albert Barnes said, “It is not in his justice that we can take refuge, for we are sinners, but the foundation of all our hope is his mercy. A holy creature could fly to a holy creator for refuge and defence…but the refuge of a sinner, as such, is only his mercy…(Opening Up Psalms)

 

God is a merciful God. Thank you, Lord for your mercy. We have hope, ya’ll. I mean seriously we can take REFUGE in our LIVING God. When we are in the shadows we will abide. When we are impatient then we need to rest in Yahweh. We need to wait. We need to be calm while we wait in faith.

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When my 2nd daughter was stillborn…I was so mad.  I never thought I would recover. I did not want to take refuge in a God that took my child! I’ll never forget…

 

I looked at my husband and gave him a look and instantly in my head kept repeating, “please God, please God, please God, not my baby.” My husband jumped up and grabbed my hand.  My doctor did not look concerned yet and hooked up the ultrasound machine.  There was our sweet angel on the screen but the baby was lifeless.  He just said I am so sorry over and over.  

 

I went into an instant daze.  I felt not of this world, I was shocked, I was confused, I was so mad, and I could not believe it. God, why did you take my baby? What did I do wrong? I remember sitting there with my doctor holding one hand and my husband holding the other and I just didn’t believe it.  They said they were going to put me on the 3D machine just to make sure and I kept thinking, God make this a miracle.   Please God, I know nothing is impossible.  I refused to believe it.  After seeing the FLAT line beep across the screen where my little girl’s heartbeat should of been, I felt my life being pulled right from under me.  Why? How? What?

 

I was told time heals all wounds…blah blah blah

 

I was quoted every scripture known for grieving mothers. Blah blah blah

 

I was still angry. I thought of all the people who I did not think deserved their babies.  Facebook was like the worse possible thing for the first few weeks.  Everyone seemed to be pregnant and talking about it and I just wanted them to all be quiet.  

 

It was only when I slowly started to grasp (which I still have to do on a daily basis) that God’s LOVE is enough. He is enough, ya’ll!!! As believers we should give everything to God. All. Of. Our. Pain. All. Of. Our. Hurt. His Grace is sufficient everyday and in every circumstance. Whatever we are missing in this world, we can be sure we are missing nothing in Him. I had to get to a point to trust…like an uncontrollable radical, crazy, over the top, INTENSE trust. A trust that says NO MATTER WHAT happens even now with my amazing husband and two beautiful daughters, NO MATTER what…I T-R-U-S-T YOU!

 

This is hard. This is gut wrenching sometimes. God is a God of inexhaustible goodness no matter what our life may “look” like to us.  With God at the throne of His precious Grace, we will find mercy.

 

Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

 

Oh, how selfish I have been. Oh, how self-pity took my soul over and pleased the enemy. Look to God. Remember, we love God more than our husbands, children, friends, parents, and so on.

 

There will forever be pain in this world. Pain we will never understand but take heart sisters…in heaven where our merciful God reigns in eternity is perfection and complete satisfaction.

 

Under the shadow of His wings…We will abide. We will take refuge until these trials have passed by. Cover me….Cover me, Lord………

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At His Feet grateful & trusting,

Kristy

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At the well……..

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At the Well~ Reread Sam’s story in John 4, asking Jesus to meet your there and show you things in your heart that need His repair. Is there part of Renee’s story or Sam’s story that you can relate to most? (Ch. 2, Discussion #6)

 

 The water from Jacob’s well would satisfy only bodily thirst for a time. If this is the case why do I continually seek Jacob’s kind of water. This water from the well required hard work. Satisfying ourselves in this world is hard work. It is impossible. We will always turn up void. The water Jesus offers is FREE!  The water Jesus gives is living water. It is a spring of life-giving water. LIFE-GIVING, YA’LL! The Son of God! Jesus Christ the Messiah! Our Savior is freely offering to give us WHAT WE CAN NEVER EARN. Please think about this for a minute. If you don’t “get it” then get on your knees right now and ask God to help you even grasp an ounce of this.

 

Renee says on page 36, “Jesus met Sam in one of the loneliest parts of her day. In the same way, He is there waiting for us in the midst of our imperfect lives, when our pain and failures confirm our self doubts. He is there waiting for us….”

 

It is so easy for us to confuse the material with the spiritual because everything we encounter is about the material. We have to be intentional and armed with the Word of God. Just like Sam was confused we are too. Nothing here and I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (no man or child) can completely satisfy us. Right now, people in hell are SCREAMING FROM THE PIT….”I thirst.” Sisters, we don’t have to thirst. We don’t! We have this #perfectlove that Christ gives us. All we need is Jesus Christ. He is THE VERY BREATH OF GOD, THE LIGHT OF LIFE, AND THE BREAD OF LIFE.

 

I have highs and lows. There are days where I am so in love with Christ that I can barely contain my excitement. Then, I have days where the enemy devours in and feeds me doubts and lies! Only when we know WHAT God has done for us (all as a free gift) will we be able to face our pasts and our sins and seek our Savior. Jesus is right here with His Holy Hand reached out to us…to the Samaritan woman who has a past.

 

AT HIS FEET,

Kristy

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It has begun…..Woot Woot

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It is time…

Woooo Hoooo. A Confident Heart starts RIGHT NOW.

 

Ya’ll. I can’t even tell you how much God has used Proverbs 31 OBS to change my life. I can’t even begin to tell you.

 

First of all, I must tell you that I do not write at all. I am only blogging because God (eeeekkk) is calling me to eventually speak! So duh you need to write to speakJ

 

I am almost finished with A Confident Heart by Renee Swope and it was deeper for me than I imagined it to be. God has already used this book for me to start crushing the strongholds Satan has had on me for so long.

 

Page 23 really blew me away and it was only the first chapter.

“Don’t listen to those thoughts my friend. God doesn’t want us stuck in a cycle of defeat or living in shadows of doubt.”

 

Isaiah 49:23 says,

Kings and queens will serve you
    and care for all your needs.
They will bow to the earth before you
    and lick the dust from your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.
    Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.”

 

Friends, we need to hope. We need to know that He is Lord God in all circumstances. When my grandfather was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, God is still my Lord God. When my husband was laid off twice, God is still my Lord. When Emilee was born with a severe heart defect that was suppose to need surgery, God is still my Lord God. When Mackenzy died, God is still my Lord God. When Kalee was born with hip dysplasia, God is still my Lord God. When we wonder if we will ever have enough money, God is still my Lord God. In all these things, God is still God, He is still soverign, and He is still the only hope I will ever have.

 

Why? Because we have hope! Because we trust in things we can’t see. Because we trust in things we DON’T UNDERSTAND. Because we trust in things we don’t hear or feel. The Lord IS REALLY THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE WORLD. We don’t need to have doubt.

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In this verse you know it is not common for captives to be rescued but God sees it done for Israel. Israel’s enemies will be destroyed and THAT WILL CAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD to know that THE LORD is God and our Savior, Creator, Redeemer, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!

 

This world will never be easy. We will LOSE loved ones and we will fall on the floor crying in pain. There is one huge thing we have~ We have HOPE by the blood of our Jesus Christ! We know He is Lord and He is in control.

 

So as a worrier, I must daily take thoughts captive and say out loud, “LORD, I trust you and I know that you are in control and because I fear you it is all for good.”

 

At His Feet,

Kristy

Psalm 81:10

I can’t WORSHIP MY FAMILY. GOD IS MY ONLY GOD. GOD AND GOD ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Are we seriously almost done with What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst. Wow! What a blessing this online Bible Study with Melissa Taylor has been. I have been so blessed and I am so grateful God led me to OBS.

Psalm 81:10

“I am the Lord your God,
 who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

 Psalm 81:10 ESV

 

“For it was I, the Lord your God,
who rescued you from the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.”

Psalm 81:10 NLT

 

“Listen, dear ones—get this straight;
O Israel, don’t take this lightly.
Don’t take up with strange gods,
don’t worship the latest in gods.
I’m God, your God, the very God
who rescued you from doom in Egypt,
Then fed you all you could eat,
filled your hungry stomachs.”

Psalm 81:10 The Message

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This study is the first time I started blogging. I am not a writer so I was really confused why God was nudging me to blog. I, love, commas, and, I, put, them, everything J

 

Now I have to actually WRITE what scripture means to me. This is so easy for me to talk about or verbalize but it is very difficult for me to get what is in my mind onto paper but going over and studying scripture is one of my most favorite things to do. This verse was actually very hard for me to gain insight on.

 

The fact that God rescued Israel meant that Israel owed everything to God. Just like today. I owe everything to God.

 

God was ready to openly satisfy all of Israel’s need. All. Of. Them. All they had to do was open their mouth. Oh, how I want to open my mouth wide and let God fill it. I am in a season of my faith where I know I have to give Him everything. My children are not mine, they are his. My husband is not mine, he is a child of God. So why do I keep holding on to what is not mine? Why do I have such a hard time letting go?

 

Understanding more about grace was so important to me. Grace comes before the revelation of the LAW. That was a pivotal revelation for me to understand more of grace. I knew this conceptually but now I know this in my heart.

 

If you take the key words from this verse and look them up then deeper understanding can be gained. Dicitonary of Bible Themes says,

“listening

People are called upon to listen attentively to God’s word, to his Son and also to words of wisdom. Christians must not only listen to God’s word but also put it into practice. Those who refuse to listen to God’s word or to correction are condemned.

PUT IT INTO PRACTICE. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. However, you want to say it put it into action. One of the biggest lessons for me through Yes to God is a lot of my deeper understanding comes when I EXPERIENCE “IT” with God. When I experience God then I know Him better. I walk closer with Him

 

Verses 11-16 take it even further and tell us what might have been. What might have been if we obeyed God? Psalms tells us they could have had the finest of wheat or honey out of a rock. Israel did not get this. Why? Because instead they were enemies of God. The Creator of all.

 

BUT, repentence and obedience is still open to us. The Lord’s mercies are new every morning.

 

So, am I going to obey God today? Am I going to continue to submerse my soul into His Word to be fed and renewed on a daily basis. Scratch that…it is more than daily. It is hourly….

 

At His Feet,

Kristy

I will be working for my Jesus.. He will provide but I will not follow Israel footsteps. I will open my mouth wide and serve CHRIST…. (by the way this song is amazing)

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#FreshVision

Okay, LISTEN TO THIS EVEN IF YOU HAVE HEARD IT FIRST AND THEN IT WILL ALL MAKE SENSE 🙂

FreshVision

After pondering on this all week I could not believe all the fresh visions that popped up but there were 2 that were very important to me.

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Really think about that fresh vision. I LOVE WHAT LYSA SAID ON PAGE 114, “He looks past all the outside trappings and misguided intentions straight to the heart. He wants our FULL attention and absolute devotion. Don’t mistake this to look like a bunch of Christianese speaking robots walking around chanting the rules of God. No, women who say yes to God are as unique in their approach to the sold out life for Christ as pebbles found creekside.” #Wow #palmsup #saywhat #YestoGod #FreshVision

1.  Obediencefresh vision5

A faithful servant would not expect a special award for obeying what they were required to do anyway. We should not have a wrong attitude toward our duties either. Obeying God is a privledge but so many times I am huffing over my Christian DUTIES. It is not something to pat yourself on the back for. Do we get extra credit for serving God????

 

Obedience isn’t extra credit, it is our duty. I, especially, need to be careful of spiritual pride. It is a tough one that the enemy uses to slowly creep into my heart and it is rooted before I know it. We are not something special for doing what we are suppose to do, we should serve humbly and obedience should not be out of the ordinary for us.

It should be the NORM. No more, “I’ll do better next time or “Im a horrible Christian.”I need to stop this thinking. I need to rely on Jesus and trust He is Lord and we are called to obey! We all fall short of the glory of God but GUESS WHAT??? A humilating and brutal death took place long ago so we can be set FREE. A gift! Grace!The blood of Christ makes us NOT failures. What is the proper atttidue is doing the will of God FROM THE HEART.

 

2.  Being a Stay at Home Mom &Wife

A lot of times, I feel the stares burning my skull. I am judging them and they are judging me. Well, maybe? Or maybe the enemy is filling my head with lies.I conjure in my own head that other people are thinking,”what does she do all day?” Not everyone is called to stay home? I never in a million years thought I would be.

 

I never planned to stay at home and “waste” a college education. (Go Pirates ARRRRGGG) God had other plans. I am called to stay at home and not everyone is judging me. Darn you, Satan. Flee dude flee. Every LITTLE THING I do is for the glory of the Lord. I am called to the biggest job I have ever had…training my children in the way they should go. I am a traditional type. I cook he does everything outside;-)

 

Even picking up cheerios can be done for the glory of the Lord. I kid you notJ We love to shout praises during clean up or dinner time.

I could devote a blog alone to this so I am keeping it very short but I am very passionate about this…about my calling to this area.

 

It is pretty simple, I am in love with Jesus Christ. Absolute, completely Jesus FREAK… I can’t have hope in anything here. I can’t rely on myself to guide and train my children. Our only hope is in Jesus Christ. Thank you, God!

At His Feet,

Kristy

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