Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Hero

I had a phone call yesterday with a friend. A normal phone call turned into an opportunity to lift someone up, to praise the Almighty and worship together.

This woman I was speaking to is an amazingly strong lady! She has gone through so much in the last couple of years. She like most of us has gone back and forth in her relationship the Lord. She told me she has dove in head first this time and she is seeing the difference. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you…Matthew 6:33

We talked a lot about how we are to be open and willing to receive God’s blessings. We are good enough to receive all of them. Jesus paid the price for us, with His own blood so that we can be free and enjoy all the blessings we have and those that are yet to come. If we come to God not expecting much we won’t get very much. But, if we expect all that He has to offer we can be showered with His blessings. Like the old Santa Claus saying, “If you believe, you receive.” I am thankful for the blessings that haven’t even been given to me yet. Thank you, Jesus. I know I can always count on you.

Last week, I was a little down because of my finances and other things (like needing a new water pump for my car, arg!) and my mother would not let me feel sorry for myself. She said, If God brings you to it, He will also bring you through it. He will turn your trials into triumphs. BELIEVE, Believe in him. He is the answer to everything. Well, I keep my head up… I prayed for blessings… I thanked him before they got here….And I praised him, when they did get here! Open your mind and heart to everything He has to offer. He wants to give it all to you.

My Hero is coming to my rescue. He’s coming to save the day.

The Teacher

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back To School

Well, yesterday I officially had a 6th grader and a 3rd grader. We figured up that the next time Nathaniel and Jakob will be in the same school, Nate will be a senior in high school. That's almost unimaginable.

Nate started middle school and when he got in the car afterward he said "Today felt like a week.". He was very emotional last night and didn't really want to go back today. I am praying the nervousness and worry away and praying that he is courageous through out the day. I told him, this is one of the many things to come that Momma just can't do for him.

Jakob got his lockable color box keys taken away and was sent to the end of the lunch line for talking! Typical Jakob!! Yesterday wasn't as bad for him, just boring he said. I told him that won't last long. Praying that he can stay focused and use that little mouth of his only at appropriate times! He's such a funny little guy! No doubt he was cracking jokes when he into trouble.

I saw this little prayer on Facebook yesterday and it just seemed to sum up my thoughts exactly.