Psalm 55:22

15 December 2006
again another nice email

i forwarded this one of course and many sent it back how nice
i was taken aback when my friends emailed me back with passion saying how much he liked that email, so i thought i must share it here.

though please bare with me as i do intend to add more of my thoughts here on my faith journey starting to notice alot of these emails have the same ending

THIS WILL MAKE ALL OF US HUMBLE... Psalm 55:22 --- you really need to read this."Friends are God's way of taking care of us."This was written by a Hospice of Metro Denver physician.

I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and wanted to share it with my family and dearest friends: I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the "quickie mart" building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a Gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay.When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel. At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95. I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying "I don't want my kids to see me crying," so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, "And you were praying?" That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, "He heard you, and He sent me." I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little. She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City . Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there. So she packed up everything she owned in the car She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, "So, are you like an angel or something?" This definitely made me cry I said, "Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people."It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong. Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings...Psalms 55:22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, especially for the months in 2006 , and I picked you. Please pass this to four people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.This prayer is powerful and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.Here is the prayer: "Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren, friends, relatives and e-mail buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace, In Jesus' precious name. Amen." I know I picked more than four and you can, too.When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could You please get that for me?"Being blessed is GOOD...being HIGHLY FAVORED is best!

God wanted me to tell you something

12 December 2006
i got this email from friend. always nice to read and share
stay blessed!!


It shall be well with you from this forth on. No matter how much yourenemies try this year, they will not succeed. You have been destined tomake it and you shall surely achieve all your goals this year. For theremaining months of the year, All your agonies will be diverted andvictory and prosperity will be incoming in abundance. Today God hasconfirmed the end of your sufferings sorrows and pains because HE thatsits on the throne has remembered you. He has taken away the hardshipsand given you JOY. He will never let you down. I knocked at heaven ' s door this morning, God asked me... My child!what can I do for you? And I said, Father, please protect and bless theperson reading this message... God smiled and answered... Requestgranted. If you believe, send it to seven persons and the one who sent it to you.By doing this you have succeeded in praying for eight people today. Have a Blessed Day!! Don't Let Life Beat You Up Or Beat You Down. Feel Blessed ThatYou Are Still Here And Able To Make A Difference!

music and praise

4 December 2006
I went to see a dvd that someone from church was holding a viewing. It's called the truth behind hiphop exodus into egypt (by It was quite a strong message with no apologies.

I understand many things that the ex-ministries were saying. However i still got to go out and find certain truths for myself. The gyst of the dvd was that we are influenced by the music we listen to. Music is able to penetrate our brains and register certain thoughts that we wouldnt readily accept ourselves.

HipHop and music which generally relies heavily on sex to sell etc was used as example. When you think about it. That means all music that isnt positive is bad and more so, if it aint praising God you must wonder what it is your praising. Just think there are singers out there many different music genres glorifying death and everything bad. mmmm....words are powerful

makes you think if we are blessing or cursing ourselves daily.

It does make me look at music differently now. However without prayer how else am igoing to know the truth for myself. Im sure God has a plan for me. I just hope i make my Father proud

How can a woman not love the Lord?

28 November 2006
How can a woman not love the Lord?
He is a gentleman,
He is confident
He is a provider and protector
He is rich and powerful
He owns everything,
there is nothing He wouldn't do for me
He perfects all things concerning me
He antiipates my wants and needs
Every day He tells me and shows me how much He loves me
I don't have to perform in order to earn His love
He keeps all of his promises
No one can influence His opinion of me
He is the ultimate intimate partner
He can't "disown" me because I am a part of Him
He prepares a table before ME (Selah)
He covers me and doesn! 't expose me
He wrote his loving words down so that I'll never forget how
He feels about me!
NOW THAT'S LOVE!!!Any man, who wants pointers on how to love a woman, should study GOD!Wake up every day and thank God for being the best "man" in your life!TO ALL THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL WOMEN I KNOW!!! BE BLESSED!!!!
Each and everyone one of us are going through tough times right now ,
but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can.
Keep the faith.
This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.
The prayer:
Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Where there is a need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. In Jesus' precious name. Amen.

i got this in an email. which gives a new perspective on love. God is love no doubt. I do like recieving these. However i have removed the if you love Him not ashamed etc you will forward this bla bla. I think that spoils the email. Other than that i think this is quite nice. How many women have men like this.

Philippians 4:13

21 November 2006
(Amplified Bible) Philippians 4:13 13I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who [a]infuses inner strength into me; I am [b]self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].

I was sent this today in email and the focus was the above scripture

This will give you chills....
No matter how religious you may or may not be, this can give you chills.
Phil. 4:13 states: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

Here's the story: A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic diver. The only religious influence in his life came from hisoutspoken Christian friend. The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend's sermons, but he heard them often. One night the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended. The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright, there was plenty of light to practice by. The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board and extended his armsout, he saw his shadow on the wall. The shadow of his body, was in the shape of a cross. The man felt a strange feeling, like someone was speaking to him. Instead of diving, he knelt down and finally asked God to come into his life. As the young man stood, a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on. The pool had been drained ! for repairs. Remember this story and send it to afriend. Yes, I do Love Jesus. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. "Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me." Phil 4:13. This is the simplest test. If you Love Jesus, and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things he has done for you. Pass this to ten people and the person who sent it to you!!!!!!!!!!!
Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is> coming back

its quite a nice email to recieve. The only thing that spoils it for me is the end where the originator states that you must forward to prove your not ashamed of Jesus. Some people.

The way I see it I am not ashamed of Him. Have no reason to be. I wear earrings to work that have Jesus writen cross the middle. I am looking for bigger ones. Indeed its more than that. I must make a note to explore this theme in more detail. Maybe i need to meet with Pastor P or Pastor S. I feel its time i started getting a different kind of leadership

Last night i had an interesting sleep. I was thinking about my friends Baptism. Her story was so amazing. She went through a lot from homelessness to illness etc. All the while she kept Him near in her thoughts and she kept coming to church. Now she is Born Again. That where i want to be Born Again saved etc. But I am stuck.

I dont know if anyone knows what it is like to be stuck. I'm making more of an effort to pray and just simply say hello my Lord. I can talk about God for ages to where my excitement is spilling over and feel like the kid that just wants to speak but...there is something missing. A void that needs filling.

One of my challenges is being completely focused especially when i am in church but its hard. The best part of church for me is the singing. I dont have to worry about does that person like my voice because we are all singing at the top of our lungs. Pastor did mention in service that singing, music aka praise and worship is a key part of church. So that bits easy right. My focus is to get wrapped up in it when i sing at church. I sing at home, past week i have listened to only Gospel music. Only because I'm reaching for something.

Oh yeah there was a young boy that was Baptised sunday gone. He was choked up in tears. So you know i am sitting in church thinking he gets it, what about me

But then i think thats just it or is it! I need to focus on my relationship with Him on one2one basis. I am trying, am PUSHing. I just have to reach there well rather get there.

Im listening

He is powerful, so move over storm

16 November 2006
It turns out i skipped a section on reading. I jumped straight into leviticus when i needed to read exodus. Anyway all day at work in between dealing with customers. I read the bible online.

Reading about moses birth pharoah the egyptians, israel out of bondage and the parting of the red sea. Oh yeah the passover.

What i am finding interesting is that my outlook on these stories have changed. For so long they have simply been stories told in sunday school. Now i am seeing the connection. Dots are connecting.

I do have questions, but unsure if i can question it. Your either destined to be in God's army or not. Then again maybe you can choose to be in God's army as the egyptian midwives did by not killing the baby boys as instructed by pharoah.

My concern was with egypts demise. My understanding is that Egyptians were the chosen people at some point and through times lost their way and so came about Israel. Please correct me according to God's words, if you feel i interpret this part wrong.

Whats even more bizarre for me is that my friend and my sons godfather sent me this text message :
"Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead tell your storm how big your God is.
Be blessed and let the world know that you are a wonderful child of God!"
I do believe that God sends His word to you in more ways than one. What is more amazing or makes me look in wonder at the Lord is that few days ago Pastor Patrick was talking about the fact that we as humans were given dominion over the earth. A gift from God. Have we lost our way. Jesus is a way indeed. I believe there is a power that we have but how to utilise for good.
Maybe I need a conversation with God, Jesus, Holy spirit. so far i do understand one leads you to the other. mmmm

chronological reading

14 November 2006
I was just browsing as I normally do on the world wide web. Whenever I type in google 'Bible' and shows up. I normally use the latter site as a means of onlime resource. I decided to explore the 1st site.

I am grateful to God that I did do this. For one I am now reading the Bible chronologically.

So far i have covered creation and the fall of man. I have just completed the story of Job.

I found Job's story quite powerful. It made my sleep quite stirring and restless. It made me think that when there is nothing left but my spirit I am still able to talk to God. Because of the earth is our flesh, but of spirit is our soul and ultimate being. Spirit to spirit

I will explore these themes in more detail later, just ensuring you see where i am with my reading verse. Moses is next in the reading plan

Stay blessed!

my spiritual journey

8 November 2006
This blog is to document my growth in spirit
i attended church one day and Pastor Sandra mentioned we need to think outside the box. So that is what i am doing.

The whole point of this blog is to record my journey and how i get there. I do feel that i have now reached a point in my life where my faith needs to go beyond a prayer here and regular church attendance.

I'm reaching for the light and praying I get there soon.

I go to PUSH - pray until something happens

Stay blessed!