Category Archives: Change

needing a heart change

Lord, we need a transformation of our mind, a renewing, a fresh look, a serious heart change.

Life seems to gradually desensitize us, and the wear and tear of daily living is anything but kind.

Its easy to fall into a depressing state of mind, while looking at the news.

Frustrating to watch the most intelligent people in the world try to fix it.

Believers are fighting with believers, and the world watches…and laughs.

People with advice who never leave their same minded circles, can not see.

Its necessity to lift our praises to You.

Praise dances need to fill the room.

Celebrations need to take place, because these are the signs of the times,

YOU are getting ready to come for us, we should be ecstatic!

Refocus us, help us to remember You, its all about You.

You have called us your bride…make us ready for that day!

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Fixing my Focus…

Facebook.  Twitter.  Blogs. Outreach. Church. Family. Life good and bad. Work. Friendships. None of which are bad things, but if not in the correct priority is demolition to my walk with Christ. So my struggles, and my lack of “livehappy” is my own doing.

Since my top priority is walking with the LORD, and being all that I can be in HIM, i needed to make some difficult decisions.

~my time with God comes first in the day or this laptop does not open til it happens.

~I am moving my writing to Philter48 because that is my call to write and to be a light that shines, and the accountability that goes with it. I am sure this is a good move.

~Being a part of a church family is God’s will for me…HE has placed me with a group of people who have a heart for the lost, and maybe for the first time I feel like I am home and with my vision “An Army of Love”.  Been struggling with this, but time to stop fighting it and move on with it.

~limiting my facebook time, and my twitter time, but not feeling like I need to stop it.

~family is important to me, and I am working on being more flexible with them, they are a gift from God.

~my friendships are important to me, and I want to be more open to spend more time with them.

~embracing the life God has given to me unselfishly, and living happy, being grateful, and keeping a Kingdom focus.

If you want to read more of ponderings, you will find them at Philter48. My outreach to search and rescue people who are bound by the enemy unknowingly.   You can follow me on Twitter and also on Facebook.

Love you all, and hope to see you and hear from you…Peace

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Change Makes Me Needy!

Are “things” in general changing quickly around you? My life has been changing drastically around me.  There has been times that the need to catch my breath and pray “I don’t know what end is up, can you straighten all this out or change me, please”.   I think the latter is what HE has chosen to do.

How sweet and awesome is it that we have a GOD who really cares for us? who has a plan for us?  who knows the end result, and does not get tired of working on us? Although HE does not change, HE is changing us, changing me, day to day, situation to situation, heart break to heart break…

Thinking today about how HE is limitless, never in need, always sufficient, and yet will wrap me up in HIM, and calm my heart. 

Father God, we stand amazed at your Awesomeness! There is none like you. Thank you for always being with us, even when we forget that you are here. Thank you for your faithfulness, love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness.  We don’t understand why things happen like they do, and still know that you allow these things to further your plans. Help us to accept that and to trust you. Lord, help our unbelief…we need your peace and your joy to walk through this cursed world, and shine our lights for you. We need our eyes to be fixed on you, to know you more and love you more.  Thank you for not getting annoyed with our needy lives, and for wanting to give to us….

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Things R Not Necessarily as they Appear

I love some Old Testament! These are the books that show our Gods power and might, and faithfulness to those who BELIEVE HIM, and are busy about HIS work. HE is the same today, tomorrow, forever..I do believe this!  As the LORD brought me upon this section of scripture last night, I saw many many world issues we face today, not much different than this time period. I looked at the fear of the servant of Elisha, and we resemble him.  Fear in what is around us, and what appears to have taken control.  And I must tell you..things are not necessarily as the appear.  You  see, my GOD is in control, and although things may not unfold the way I want them to, it doesn’t change not one thing about HIM.  I love that knowledge! If we could see the war in the heavenlies all around us, how different would it be…I think it would change everything! But we walk by faith and not by sight…this I know..but maybe we do not ask for the right things, and then Believe it, without reservation…why? fear..Fear not for the LORD is with you!  I needed this, and thought I would share..

 

II Kings 6:15-19

15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he led them to Samaria.

This is the legacy I hand down to my children…you see, this same GOD/Yahweh, is also my ABBA/Daddy, I refuse to walk in fear, and I refuse to let my children think for one minute that their GOD is less than what the Bible says HE is..as a believer this is part of your legacy/family treasure..believe it, then pass it on…(we do have a rich heritage in Christ!)

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If you could..what would you?

If you could help one person today, what would you do?

If you could change one thing in your life, what would you change?

If you could have five minutes with the President, what would you tell him?

If you could have any job in the world, what would you pick?

If you could make a difference today in the economy, what would you propose?

Answer one or all, and offer up another if you could, would you?

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DTTB/Lifter of my Head I

All my life I believed that there was a GOD, I just didn’t believe HE was very interested in me. Actually I believed HE hated me.  I set out to be a better person and to raise my children with a knowledge of HIM, and a hope that HE would be interested in them.  My heart was striving to be a good wife, as I knew little about that, and had married the man who seemed to always be there and genuinely liked me. Love, yes we loved, or what we knew of love at that time. 

After returning to a church after 20 years of ignoring it, still attending hoping HE would look down and have mercy on my children, and give them some kind of blessing.  Although I had been educated in the Bible, there was no connection to my heart. Often I asked questions like, “What is Grace?”, “What is unforgivable?” “Why do we say Hope, and think of a positive?”  I rarely got an answer that made any sense to me.  So I knew of HIM, but had yet to experience HIM.

Our marriage was falling apart, drugs and alcohol numbed the pain, while still being functional, and wearing a mask.  The LORD pulled me closer, and I cried out to HIM, kneeling (had not done that since I was a little girl), and begging.  “Please, don’t let all this fall down, don’t take him from me, even if you hate me, surely you love my children, I will do anything..Please”.  That was the moment I experienced HIM for the first time, undeniably!  HE wrapped me up in HIM, the warmth and the love that enveloped me was incredible and the first time that I had ever felt anything like it.  Joy filled my heart, HE loved me, HE really loved me…

The next day, sitting in my room, not wanting to leave whatever just happened, HE spoke to my heart, that I needed to read the Bible. The only Bible I had was a Dollar Store $5 KJV Bible (I carried to church to look appropriate). My response was “okay, but I really don’t understand any of it, I need you to help me understand, I don’t even know where to start..” Somehow, I bumped the Bible and it fell to the floor, and laid open, and this is what caught my eye and my attention.

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

This is the beginning of our Awesome God being the Lifter of my Head.

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