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  • Starting Your Day Right

    10 posts, 5 voices, 780 views, started Nov 12, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Lisa Middlesworth

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    • Starting Your Day Right
      Devotions
      by Joyce Meyer

      Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
      Psalm 37:3
      Powerful results happen when you do what is right. Doing what is right is high tech spiritual warfare! It puts you in a position where the devil can’t affect you, because you have decided to stand and not be moved.
      Remain in faith and trust Gos. The Bible says in Psalm 37:1 that evildoers, “those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God),” will be cut down like the grass. When Problems arise against you, when your enemies attack you, or when evil makes an all out assault upon you, trust in the Lord, and do good.

      I wish you all a beautiful day,
      Lisa



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Thank you for the inspiration.   I do trust God and believe this but from experience I’ve done the right thing and things pleasing to God but those that do evil seem to always come out on top.  My ex for example -  He was unfaithful and deceiptful in our 15 years of marriage.  He is now remarried, has plenty of money (mostly because I was in no mental conditon to run our divorce through the court system because of the devistation of the affair(s)).  He owns his own business, has bought and sold several houses, has had a hair transplant, etc. and is living a happy life.  As for me, I just have enough money to pay bills and up until a few months ago, I was alone and miserable for the past 6 years. This is the part I don’t get!



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          Linni wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Sweetnsassy, i know and feel your pain. all i can say is TRUST GOD! He has a plan for you! so your x has all that stuff, he can not take it with him when he leaves this earth. PLUS whos to say he will always have it, and always be ontop?  

          he chose NOT TO live his life for the Lord; he will have to deal with the consequences. NEVER give up your faith and trust!

          Read Jer. 29 vs 11

           11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. [b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”  

          im here if you need to vent
          Blessings
          Linni



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Jer. 29:11 is my life vs. God does have a plan for us and SweetnSassy just because your husband seems to have “everything” he is missing the most important thing, the thing you have and he doesn’t: a relationship with God. And you will be blessed for your obedience, maybe not on earth but eternally. This is not our home and like Linni said, you can’t take it with you. And one thing I have learned is that money can’t buy you happiness. Just because your husband appears happy doesn’t mean he is. To me it seems like he is searching for some “thing” instead of someone (God) to make him happy.
          For you my prayer is that you can release the bitterness and unforgiveness and be free. He doesn’t deserve to rent space in your head for free. Kick his butt to the curb Sister, you deserve better!!!!!



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Linni and Sassy,   What great words of wisdom and encouragement to my heart—-from both of you. Thank you!

          There’s more to my story and a hurt deeper than I will ever experience and I have forgiven those involved. Only through the grace of God have I done this, otherwise I would have been totally destroyed by my anger and bitterness. I heard Joyce Meyer (she’s great!) once say - Being angry at someone is like trying to kill that person, yet you‘re the one taking the poision. So true!!  

          And yes, you are so right. God has a plan and I know he has better things in store for me. You’ve been a blessing to me today!



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Sweetnsassy, by all appearances, he may look happy and healthy. I bet if you could take a look inside his heart you would find much turmoil. I agree, it does seem that when you have a good heart, you seemed to get jerked around in life. Those that have no compassion in their hearts and don’t care about others feelings, it may seem like they are on top of the world, and they may be. But let me tell you honey, like my aunt used to say....a bird can only fly for so long without coming down to the ground. You may never see his landing, but it will happen.
          Don’t worry about him!
          You said you can barely pay your bills? My friend, you were able to barely pay your bills, you are blessed, you were once lonely, you are not lonely anymore, you are blessed. Those who wait patiently are most rewarded in the end.
          You have to believe to recieve.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • I do love Joyce Meyer, I get a new lesson from her every month in the mail. Her stories are so real and inspiring.
          Forgiveness is a talent that few possess. Even though, we will probably never forget the reason why we forgive. Forgiveness is such a release deep in your soul.



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Forgiveness is such a release deep in your soul

          So true, it is like a weight lifted off of your shoulders. And something that sometimes has to be done more than once. But man, when you can do it: complete freedom!!!
          I also believe that sometimes God allows us to go through struggles (money, relationships) because he is preparing us for something greater. It allows us to appreciate the blessings when they do come: and they always do!!



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          Linni wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • AMEN! i so agree with you! we are all here for you sweetnsassy..  

          God Bless you
          Linni



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Sassy, you have hit the nail on the head.
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          “I also believe that sometimes God allows us to go through struggles (money, relationships) because he is preparing us for something greater. It allows us to appreciate the blessings when they do come: and they always do!!”
          God is great, isn’t he? Just sit back and enjoy the ride because he has wonders in store for all of us.



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