Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Be Kind to Yourself

In a time when people are more concerned and consumed with their daily lives and activities, it is quite easy for us to be unkind to ourselves. I see that my life has been inundated with lots of things, activities, to do's etc., that have not add any value so I have actually forgotten to be kind to me. I have forsaken time with the Lord because I have to this or that and I say I'll do it later. I have not relaxed because I have to go to work, since I have to pay the bills. I have not sat in the bathtub because that will take some time and I just don't have time to spare on me.

The Lord is more faithful than any calendar or schedule we may put before Him. I have been reminded that I have to keep walking with my heels on, but I definitely can take a break. It is hard to break the cycle because we are compelled to do things when we don't have to. We have to learn to make our no's no and our yes's yes. But they must be defined by our own standards. The Lord is showing me that He designs my life but I have to take some things off of my plate. I have to place thing on my calendar that glorify Him. Being stressed out brings no glory. Being worn out brings no glory. Being used up brings no glory.

The word of the Lord was spoken to me that "He will show me great and mighty things." But the precursor is that I must call unto Him (Jer 33:3). I hadn't done that in quite some time. I hadn't gone to the well for refreshing, I was just waiting on the rain, but I was caught in a drought. I was seeking Him through another's anointing and trying to get refreshed from someone else's out pour. It is time for me to be kind to me and to seek Him desperately for the rain. Because I do want to reign with Him.

My destination is my Destiny and treating myself unkind is not the way to go about it. I do deserve a break; I do deserve some peace; I do deserve a blessing; I do deserve His anointing; I do deserve kindness from myself and others.

This week I am going to commit some Random Acts of Kindness towards myself. I am going to treat myself to the Word of God, to some much needed rest, to some peace and to some joy. Everything else will have to wait.

My admonishment to you is to "BE KIND TO YOURSELF". Treat yourself right and others will follow. Don't take on things that you don't want to and do the things that you desire. Learn something new. Whatever you desire do it, but be kind to you. Put a yes in your spirit to follow Him and be open to the things that He is bringing. You will know if it is from Him.

I pray this helps someone, because it is helping me.
Keep Walking,

Resting my feet!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It is Good to do Good


I am finding that most of my pleasure comes from helping someone else. Even in my most trying times, I am compelled to help others in whatever situations they find themselves. I recently took a part-time job in an area totally unfamiliar to me but it is in the area of helps. I find myself helping total strangers and often sharing unrelated info with them. It is pleasing when they return and say "That was really a help."

A long time ago, the Lord revealed this as my gift. I know things and I don't know how I know them but I do. Not in a "That's so Raven" way (if you have children, you know what I am talking about) but the revelation of how to accomplish something comes quite easily to me. This is not a braggadocious statement but a true revelation that God uses us in different ways. I am not a singer by some peoples standards, I think I am; I am not a writer, a teacher, a friend, intellegent, beautiful, etc. But by the Lord's standard I am everything that He made me to be.

He made me a helper. I am not ashamed and I use this gift to its fullest. However, I have learned that sometimes it is to my hurt. But nevertheless, it is not my gift to give but God's to use. In our current Bible Study series, our pastor is teaching about the Prayer of Jesus. (Great study by the way.) Jesus knew the hurt and betrayal coming His way but He continued on the destination to His destiny. I have to be like Jesus, even when I don't know, I know that all things are working for my good.

I does me good to do good. To help others, to show love, to be misunderstood and still understand, to be depreciated to be appreciated, to walk in faith with my heels on but to walk tall and assured that the Lord has my back (and feet :))). Sometimes I do get weary in my well doing but God is the rewarder and looking to the hills, I see a greater reward in store. Continue to do good, even to those who may not fully appreciate it.

I am truly excited about the events that will be unfolding for me in the near future. What are they? I don't know yet but I know that I know He has a plan for me. He is orchestrating some things that will help me to fulfill my passion, mission and reach my destiny. To God Be the Glory! All I can say is I am still "Dreaming" and you should too.

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de oro
My Life is Golden!
Shoe by Giuseppe Zanotti

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Rainbow without the Rain


I saw a rainbow this morning. It kinda shocked me because there had been no rain the night before. I could only see a small portion of it but I kept looking at it in amazement as I took the girls to school. On the way back it was still there.

So I began to really think about this thing....

A rainbow is the promise (covenant) between God and man given to Noah after the Great Flood. I read it and you can too. Genesis Chapter 9.

But what really came forth for me is that God's promise is still there. He showed me that every promise is still there. I was really amazed that there was no rain. I am excited to learn that His promises can still be there and I don't have to go through a storm to receive them. Because He can do whatever He wants to do, whenever He wants to do it. I have to release some things to Him and Him only. Sometimes it is just between me and Him. I have to hear His voice and listen for His instruction.

I am learning to be very careful in how I express my feelings and emotions so that the implication of stress (the storm) is not there. I am learning to lean more and more on Him. If it is a promise from Him, it is still there and is coming to pass.

I am so glad that He loves me like He does and that His comfort outweighs everything else. When He arose on the boat and stilled the sea, He wasn't stressed or worried but He corrected their faith. That is what I needed from Him this week; a beautiful correction. The rainbow reminded me that His promise is still there.

He promised Noah over 2000 years ago and we have not experienced a flood like that again. He promised that the Messiah would come and He came to set us all free. He promised that we would be overcomers and I have overcome.

I have faith that outlasts any storm because they all have to end. In the end I have victory and I win.

Keep Walking the promise is still there,