Monday, October 25, 2010

We Are Not Home Yet!

I attended the Women of Faith conference this past weekend. Looking out over a sea of faces, I realized each woman there had her own story, her own share of troubles. Equal to the bonding of souls I witnessed, was the brokenness of hearts.

“In this world you will have trouble.....”

 I am reminded  of all the suffering the Israelites went through between their release from slavery and arriving in the Promise Land. Although God was with them, they had their share of trouble. He had to keep reminding them they could trust Him along the journey.

Like the Israelites, I have been saved, I am no longer a slave to sin, but I have not yet reached my Promised Land. So there will be suffering and longing for peace while I am on this journey. This journey which will take a lifetime to get me to my final destination.

How is God calling you and me to trust Him along the way?
To finish the scripture I began, In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16: 32-33

Monday, October 11, 2010


I was having a party and I was the only one invited. It was my pity party. Knee deep in what I call the funky mood, sometimes I may get too comfortable there. I was finding no peace in all situations around me. Couple that with just being a woman with hormones -- dangerous combination.
A reality of life is that typically things don't run smoothly and that is when our moodiness can set in. When we allow circumstances, usually beyond our control, to zap our joy, time and energy. But even when circumstances are beyond our control, God is still completely in control. He gives us several ways to cope with our female moodiness. It's called  P.M.S. -- positive mood solution. One positive mood solution is the Holy Spirit. He gives us the fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace........ remember? When we let the Holy Spirit control our lives, we will better be able to manage our moods, through prayer, talking to Him and telling Him everything.
Another P.M.S. God gives us is the sisterhood. They are our sisters in Christ around us. The girlfriends we can be ourselves with and they love us anyway. After we go to the Throne, we can go to the phone. It's great to have a friend we can share our moods with and sometimes that's all it takes to snap us out of it.
Give God your moodiness then start your own sisterhood club.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point our anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:23-24