Look for God in everything

Look for God in everything

Just recently it was brought to my attention that instead of looking for the negative in everyday life events to start looking for God in everything.

So this may be a new series of blog posts.

Let me start with today…..

On my way to work this morning I’m at a stop light getting ready to turn to head on my short journey to work. As i’m at the stop light, my car starts to do this weird shake and then just dies. The battery light went on and car is dead. I immediately start panicking because i’m in a turning lane. I turn my emergency lights on right away and now THINK….THINK FAST. What do i do? Who do I call? So i post a facebook message and dear friend calls me and asks if i’m alright. In the mean time I’m being honked at, mind you my emergency lights are on, (insert “are you kidding me” face emoji here). In the mean time i had three gentleman stop and help. Long story short, it’s now 9:30 tow truck is on its way in about 45 mins. I’m sitting in my car with one of my besties that i have known since elementary school and we are just laughing and hanging out.

As i sit here and ponder the morning, by the grace of God my car staled out at a stop light, yeah it stinks i was in a turning lane getting honked at, LOL! But i think about the rest of my drive to work and glad it happened right there. I got to hang out with a friend while waiting and also I think about a financial decision i made yesterday, i could feel the decernment in me that I should hold off and not spend the money. Hmmmm….I wonder why? He is so good! I know my God love me and takes care of me and looks out for me. So in this day I see His protection, His provision and how HE directs my path.

Proverbs 3:6-In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

This day is not over and so let’s see what else will go on.

To be continued……..

 

The disapparing act.

The disapparing act.

Just recently I experienced this and then found out so have a few of my girlfriends with men they have dated in the last few months. It must be a new thing. I’m confused so I was hoping to have some people enlighten me on the subject.

So when two people date and one decides they are no longer interested in that person do you just walk away without saying something? Do you disappear for a week or two, nothing said and wait for the person to contact you to ask what is going on? (which I think after two weeks of not much communication you know what’s going on. LOL!) Someone who likes you does not disappear for a period of time with cold silence. I mean you dated, hung out, saw one another and at one point liked one another, right? Unless you used them for a passtime or an ego booster. Even then don’t you think people should treat others with respect and say something? I mean a text, a post it, a pigeon, an “eff you” with a finger emoji would suffice. It would be something. But dead silence? I’m not with it, I personally think it’s ridiculous.

I know we are in a day and age where we hide behind our devices. It seems to be easier these days I agree. BUT am I being unreal by thinking that we should treat each other as friends (especially if we started off that way) or as human beings?

So here is where I would like some insight from my audience. Ladies and Gents, singles or married,  I welcome a response from all. Please remember we are all adults and in your answers let’s be respectful. I want your insight on the subject.  I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you beautiful people!

 

 

 

Alphabet Praise-G is for…

Alphabet Praise-G is for…

 

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Great-notably large in size. remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness. chief or preeminent over others —often used in titles (Our great God)

Glorified-to honor or praise. to give glory to (as in worship). to light up brilliantly

Good-of high quality. that can be relied on. of the highest worth or reliability

Glorious-possessing or deserving glory. marked by great beauty or splendor.  delightful, wonderful.

Gracious-merciful, compassionate

Gentleman-a chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man. a man who treats other people in a proper and polite way. a man whose conduct conforms to a high standard of propriety or correct behavior.

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Word of the year: TRUST

Word of the year: TRUST

A few years ago I had a friend at church tell me that she picks a word for the year. She pray’s and asks the Lord what word she should focus on for the year. So last year was my first year in attempting this. My word last year was content. So had some encounters with being content. I don’t remember too much or maybe I didn’t take it as seriously as I should or maybe it was a trial run. LOL!

Trust in the LORD with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

The Lord is testing me left and right and it’s only March. I must say when you ask the Lord for something be ready to endure. I hear people say “oh don’t ask the Lord for patience”, Well if you want patience ask for patience. I asked for an unshakeable faith a few years back, ever since I have been given opportunities to show that my faith in Christ is unshakable. Do i fail?  Absolutely. Have I been successful? Absolutely!  I think if we ask the Lord for something we ask and then we take stance. He tells us he will prepare us for what He will walk us through.

Hebrews 13:21-may He equip you with all you need for doing his will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen. (NLT)

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Needless to say that it seems that I see that word in my time reading the bible or my devotionals or hearing it at church.  This morning I had these scriptures in my quite time with the Lord pop out.

Psalm 37:3 and 5- 3. Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. 5. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him And He shall bring it to pass.

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So I got the picture, TRUST, TRUST, TRUST! I have to stand a little more firm on Gods promises. As the Pastor that I go and get counseling from told me “Get back behind your shield (GOD)”. I must admit that is where it’s the safest and a place I can sit, be still and TRUST.

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Alphabet Praise-F is for…

Alphabet Praise-F is for…

Father-“Father” as he is seen as the absolute one, indivisible and incomparable, transcendent, immanent, and non-corporeal God of creation and history. a man who has begotten a child. The first person of the Trinity

Friend- a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. a person who you like and enjoy being with.a person who helps or supports someone or something. a favored companion.

Forgiving- able or willing to forgive someone or something. allowing room for error or weakness.

Faithful-having or showing true and constant support or loyalty. deserving trust : keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do. steadfast in affection or allegiance.

Faultless-Having no fault

Fortress- a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place

Faith Poppy 2 Corinthians 5:7 PRINT:

 

Thank you, Lord for allowing me the opportunity to witness last night to a woman struggling with drug addiction. Addiction is not a disease. It is a physical, mental and spiritual problem. It is the consequence of a bad choice. I know because I have been there. I also know the only solution to the problem is Jesus Christ.:

 

What is Love?

What is Love?

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The Lord tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 what the discription of love really looks like according to Him. I have had leaders and pastors to to take your name and place it where Love should be

Michele is Patient

Michele is Kind

Michele does not envy

Michele is does not boast

Michele is not proud

Michele does not dishonor others (rude)

Michele is not easily angered

Michele keeps no record of wrong

Michele does not delight in evil

Michele rejoices with the truth

Michele always protects

Michele always trusts

Michele always hopes

Michele perseveres.

I’m guilty of not loving like i should. I fail on so many levels but I love that God is so merciful and gracious. I am greatful for this guide on how to love. I have printed this and I will have one in my bible and one in my house so i can see it daily to remind myself everyday “Michele, are you being loving like this?” Also, I am greatful that God loves us like this. 🙂

2 other versions that breaks it down really well:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8New King James Version (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

More ideas for outfit recreations

More ideas for outfit recreations

I haven’t really played with outfits lately, but just found a few that I want to work with. This first one I will probably wear to our Good Friday service. It’s a great spring outfit and usually it’s cool so the blazer will come in handy.

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Possible Good Friday Service Outfit.

 

I absoloutely love this outfit. I saw it and knew it was an outfit I will have to try!

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Love this!

 

Oh victoria and her classic style. I have all the pieces for this outfit so I just have to through it together. The excitement is building!

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Now, this outfit I have been wanting to try for a while. Have all the articles of clothing just need to through it together. This will be Saturday Nights church outfit.

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Like to try new things for Saturday night church. This may be the outfit for this weekends service.