Thursday, October 20, 2011

Why Should I Help You?

Good Morning Saints! 
This is a re-post of one of my earlier blog posts. It seemed appropriate for my current state of mind. I hope it helps you, too!

This weekend, I had the opportunity to help someone in need. Now, this person did not ask for help, but acted as though she expected me to reject her. Here's the scoop: On  a routine visit to the grocery store, I returned to my car to find a mom and her kids parked in front of me with the hood of their car raised.  The mom stood in front of her car with her arms folded and just looked at me. Now, is that any way to behave when you need help? Anyway, I asked if she needed help. Instantly, her expression, body language, and everything about her changed. She was so happy and relieved. Maybe she was used to people saying no. Maybe she was too embarrassed to ask. Maybe...I don't know. She thanked me for the "jump" and we parted ways. As I drove home, I thought better of the situation, thinking this could have been a set-up, a scam, a dangerous situation. Yet, I knew exactly what to do.  This was not of me, but of the Holy Spirit, as I have a suspicious nature.     

Now, how many times does the Lord help us? Aren't we, sometimes, like the mom with her arms folded, in dire need of assistance, but either too stubborn, too afraid or too proud to ask? Let's look at others the way we know the Lord looks at us--with an outstretched hand and compassion. Ask the Lord to help you in discerning your circumstances and situations and you will be led before you know what's happening.  He is real. Blessings!


1 Corinthians 2:15

King James Version (KJV)
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.


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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stumbling and Striving

Good Morning!
It is a very cold morning, here, in Denver. In fact, it snowed almost all day, yesterday. Well, I've been creating beautiful works of art and asking God to anoint my mind, heart, words and hands, as I walk the path set before me. It seems that every obstacle that you can imagine, has been thrown in my path. But, most of the time, I have stopped, observed, prayed, praised, and sought His Direction, before moving on--most of the time.... But, there have been a few obstacles that I have tackled, fought and fell-over, because I sought to fight on my own, without the Lord. Now, I know better!!!  And, I knew better, before I set off on my own!

This will never cease to amaze me--the falling and "hard-headedness" that I have, at times. Whenever I turn a deaf ear and hard heart toward the Lord, I always tumble down a hill and hit boulder. One would think that a jagged scar or two would clear-up any "hard-headedness." I think that we have to go through a few situations, in order to learn and grow. I know, for sure, that we have to experience a few hardships in order to be able to relate to the hearts and experiences of others. So, as I walk this walk, I try to remember that the Lord loves me, knows me better than I know myself, and has a plan for me. He will never leave or forsake me. It is I, that must stay on His path and work on studying His Word and Ways. 

May your days be filled with learning and growing, Saints. And, remember, not to give up when you stumble and fall. Just wipe the dust from your bottom and continue striving on the path He has placed before you, keeping in mind that there is a lesson to be learned and race to to be run.  Blessings!

Scripture for the Week

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)
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.

Gospel Music for the Week

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