The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rainy day fun

Today Sarah and Nancy came over to sew. We sewed from morning to afternoon! The rain was just trickling, so we went out and took some pictures.

Nancy and I getting wet in the rain.

Love the expression.

Let's run!

She's in my hand!

A little twirl.

Sarah and Nancy.
Lovely day!

Another special word

Wow, this morning I got another neat scripture. This one is about going to preach the gospel and sharing the testimony of God's work in our lives. It really encouraged me to "press on" in my desire to be pure and right before God.

Philippians 2:15-16

Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I'll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Rhema today

This is what I felt like this morning, almost like it was written for me. Pray that God gives me His grace...

Psalm 73:21-24

I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. I was so foolish and ignorant–I must have seemed like a senseless animal to You. Yet I still belong to You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shadow of His Wings

I know these passages are very familiar but they popped out at me today. I guess I had never realized how many times the Bible tells us that we are to hide in the shadow of His wings. Here are the verses straight from the Bible.

Proverbs 3:24-26
You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

Psalm 17:7-8
Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36:7
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 57:1
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

Psalm 63:7-8
Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friends old and new

I am amazing at how many awesome "kindred spirits" I have. I love each one and have even more! God has really blessed me.

Christina and I have been friends for the longest time. I think thesaying is so true: a true friend knows all about you, but loves you anyways. We have been pen pals for probably 10 years. Oh, and we have both saved our letters! I miss you Chris! I love you!!!! Her blog:
Emily and I met at the Wilds one year, and have been pen-pals ever since. Love this young lady! Pray for her and her family.

Rebekah and I are dear sisters in Christ. We lived together at the Character Inn. She was my big sister. Lately, God has been teaching us forgiveness and grace. Rebekah is very talented and even taught me some of her talents. She has taught me so much from sewing to spanish, from piano to crafts. I miss her and love her. Her blog:
God has done a miracle in our lives by changing us from enemies into friends for life! We have been through the thick of things, but God has always been there, loving us and molding us into His creation. God bless you dearest, I love you! Here's a link to her blog:
Here is another dear friend! Emily and I have been through a lot together too. God has shaped our friendship into a beautiful one! Love you Em! Her blog:
Hannah was on my Journey to the Heart team in September. We are memorizing Psalm 119. Pray that God gives us the grace to complete it. What a tender-hearted young lady for the Lord. God bless you dear! Here is a link to her blog:
Ara is one of my Mexican friends. We share a passion for God and loving others. Gracias por tu amor para mi. I love her so much.
Tamarah- I think of smiles and laughs. We lived with their family for several years in the Character Inn. We were best friends. She is such asweet friend; God has really blessed me with good friends.
Amanda and I became friends through the time that I spent up at HQ last fall. What a vibrant young lady. We share common love for the spanish speaking people. Dios le bendiga Amanda y le amo.

Anita is such a dear friend. We met at Journey to the Heart in July of 2010. I can see the Lord growing and working in her life. We both have the love language of gifts, so we like to encourage and show love for each other through gifts. Praise the Lord for her friendship.
Last but not least, Sarah. She has an extraordinary love for God that inspires me to love Him more. Thanks for being my friend dear, love you! Blog:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In His Steps by Charles Sheldon

A short time ago, I finished reading "In His steps" by Charles Sheldon. This is a must read for everyone. My relationship with the Lord grew tremendously–but wait, I am getting ahead of myself. The story is about a perfectly-content-in-their own ways type of church and their pastor. During the week the pastor was up in study just preparing a sermon, when a straggled worn out stranger knocked on his door. The stranger said that he was looking for work. Then the pastor kindly said he had no work and said goodbye. Well, on Sunday, the pastor got up as usual to preach his sermon, and the stranger walked up the isle and turned and told the congregation what he had been going through. Basically, he had been all over the town looking for work because he was going to die soon. He said that the pastor was the only one to show him kindness. He said that Christians do not act how Jesus had acted. At the end of this speech the forlorn stranger fainted.

From this heart-wrenching statement, the pastor thought about it and concluded that he would go on a one year commitment. The commitment meant that he had to ask the question "what would Jesus do?"

The pastor preached on his commitment to Jesus, that he had just made. He asked everyone else who wanted to join him in the commitment to meet him in the back after Church. There were a group of people awaiting him. This was the start of an adventure, as they asked the question "what would Jesus do?" Their lives changed dramatically!

In my own life, after reading this book, I sometimes will ask the question "what would Jesus do?" It is so hard to discern actually what He would do! The biggest hardest decision that I've had to make, is with my driving.... Yes... I was convicted with my driving. What would Jesus really do? I think that He would keep the speed limit to the tee! It has been so hard, and every time I go over, I just hear the Lord saying, "how much do you love me?" or "if you love me you will obey my commandments." So, with His help, I have been trying to drive the speed limit. Now I am not perfect, I fail often. Our loving Father loves the fact that we want to please Him and forgives us readily. I would highly recommend this book to everyone! My prayer for today, that we would walk in His steps, completely, knowing Him as our Guide.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Forgiver and Gossiper

Proverbs 17:9

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth the very best of friends.

There once were two girls who lived together. They were best friends and loved each other dearly. One was named Forgiver and the other Gossiper. Forgiver sold hand-made clothes for a living and Gossiper sold garden-fresh produce. One day, Gossiper brought a huge basket of juicy strawberries into their house and carelessly set it down on a finely-woven wedding gown. Instantly, the ripe oozing strawberries stained the gorgeous gown that Forgiver had worked so hard on. Just then, Forgiver remembered that she had to sew one last thing on the gown, so she came from the goat pen to the house and found it ruined. She immediately thanked God for allowing this terrible thing to happen and forgave Gossiper, while trusting that God was in control. Then she carefully took the basket off the dress and laid it on the floor near the door. While Gossiper was in the other room, the goat got loose and ate nearly all of the strawberries in the basket. She returned to find her strawberries eaten up. Slowly, her heart filled with hate, as she supposed that Forgiver had eaten the strawberries. With haste, she ran to the village to tell a friend how Forgiver had eaten all of her strawberries. That friend told another, and another told another, and so on. Finally, word got back to Forgiver that she had been accused of being a careless glutton. Again, she forgave Gossiper, even though she was bewildered. When Gossiper returned home that evening, she avoided Forgiver as much as she could, never once mentioning the incident that day. And from that day forward, Gossiper eyed Forgiver with suspicion and resentment. Forgiver, on the other hand, kept loving Gossiper and willingly forgave her every day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thoughts on Modesty

1 Timothy 2:9-10, NLT
"I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do."

Not only do we need to dress modestly, but are actions should be how Christ acted: self-less, and humble. Put off- immodest, Put on- Christ's actions. Are we living self-lessly? Who are we "dressing up"?

Philippines 2:3-8, The Message
"Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, because human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death– and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion."

Proverbs 31:30
"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

Beauty is truly NOTHING. It will not last. Think of how many times, you thought you looked beautiful, then the next day or even moments later, felt no prettier than pig. Now think of how many times you've done something good for someone and just felt like soaring. In reality, we can't even compare them! In other words, adorn Christ and not ourselves. These verses really hit me today as I thought about what I would wear to Church. Sometimes I just want to feel pretty. That is when I should remember to adorn Christ and not myself! Let us adorn our Savior today with the highest of honor and praise.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Faith in the Life of Deborah

After the death of Joshua, the children of Israel started to wander away from the Lord. Unfortunately, several of the tribes failed completely to destroy the people who lived in the Promised Land. This act of disobedience, and lack of a godly leader, caused the Lord to raise up judges to rule the people. One of my favorite judges, mostly because she was a woman, is Deborah. She became a leader in a time when women were not accepted in the roll of leadership. In that respect, it was even more costly to obey the Lord. She had great faith even to be a woman in that position. When God called Deborah and Barak to lead the people into battle, she bravely accepted the call. Barak on the other hand, said that he would only go if she went. With that, she simply said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hands of a woman.” She willingly obeyed the Lord’s call, trusting completely in the power of the Lord to give the people victory. I hope that one day, I will learn quickly to obey the Lord’s command, while trusting Him with my whole heart.