Friday, October 30, 2009

Count Your Blessings Challenge

I have been blessed to have in my life Jesus Christ as my Pastor, My husband, the Pastor at my church and my Co-Pastor. My earthly Pastors all possess qualities and individual strengths that the Lord has deposited in them. They are all men who have dedicated their lives to serve the Lord and His people.

I would like to recognize the following..

Pastor of Pastors, Jesus Christ....

Jesus has taken me by the hand and shown me love. Jesus has loved me when I was not a lovable person. He has been there beside me even when I thought I was abandoned and left all alone. I thank the Lord because through Jesus' example I know what true love is.

My Husband...

I am so grateful that the Lord has blessed me with a man of God. When I was in the world I envisioned what type of man I would end up with. I saw myself with the worst the world had to offer. However, how many know that when God gives you something He gives you the best? And my husband surely is the best for me! My husband is patient, which for me, is the quality he exercises the most. When my husband brings correction to my life, it is first of all with the Word, mixed with love and compassion. My husband is a humble, loving, kind, compassionate husband and father. I am thankful to the Lord for the pastor I have in my husband.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soldier In The Army of God




I am a soldier in the army of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army and I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday school, to teach the children, work with the youth, help adults, or just sit and learn, He can use me because I am there.

I am a soldier, I am not a baby. I am a soldier. I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.

When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. I will win. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs. I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. The devil cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For, when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to Captain and then allow me to rule with Him. I am a soldier in the army, and I am marching, claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around. I am a soldier marching Heaven bound!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. During a prayer meeting at a family member's home my cousin received Jesus;
2. Was able to witness to several family members and I know HIS Word will not return void;
3. Sat with my grandmother as she told stories of when she was a young women;
4. Visited a school and was permitted by the faculty to hand out gospel tracts and school supplies to children. Two classrooms received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (2 more cousins received Jesus); Thank you Jesus!!!
5. Spend my last few days in Ecuador enjoying time with family members;Good company and yummmy food :)
6. The Lord allowed me to bless a woman who was praying for baby clothes; Lord, You are always on time :)
7. Arrived back in NY on Monday the 19th;
8. Tuesday night prayer was awesome, glad to have the Pastor back;
9. H.S went very well this week...back on track;
10. Thank you Lord for allowing me to see my grandmother. I am thankful that you granted me my petition to see my family. You have blessed me with a huge family and my desire for them is that they may be saved and know that they are loved by you!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Counting My International Blessings

1. I made it to Ecuador after 16 years..although there was turbulance on the plane...I prayed and I felt peace and knew the Lord was with me,
2. Ny oldest nephew and brother met me at the airport...it was overwhleming the feeling of greatfulness..thank you Lord!!!
3. Saw my grandmother´s beautiful face...Thank you Lord because you answered my petition..I am so grateful,
4. I saw so many family members that I haven´t seen since I was a child...thank you Lord for my family,
5. I have been able to speak to my daughter and husband every day..thank you Jesus because I know it can only be YOU!!
6. Spend some time with my older sister who I haven´t seen in 5 years...I met my nephew..and he is sooo cute..I thank you Lord for her and I pray that she may know that she is loved by YOU,
7. A childhood friend shared with me that he is serving the Lord and his testimony is so edifying...Bless him Lord and may he dedicate all the days of his life to continually serve you,
8. Although my cousin´s husband doesn´t live in our town, he send me some lovely gifts,
9. I have been able to share the Word with my childhood friends and testify of the saving grace of Jesus Christ..in the name of Jesus I declare them saved,
10. What a blessing to see other brother´s and sister´s serving the Lord..I visited some churches and I am grateful for what the Lord is doing in the hearts of people in ECUADOR!!!
11. Had a long conversation with my cousin about the Word and I know that Word will not return void in the name of Jesus,
12. Thank you Lord because you have called me to be here...I am so thankful to have this time to be with my family, to be able to share with others brother´s in the faith and see your glory here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Was able to stay at home with my nieces while my husband, sister and BIL went to church to go to the maintenance cleaning;
2. Was able to have a nice conversation with a SIC..Please bless her Lord and strengthen her through this season in her life;
3. Received another SIC on Sunday; She had been asking the Lord to direct her to a church and she found a gospel tract with our church address on it..Praise the Lord.
4. Thank you Lord for the patience you have with me...I am still learning!
5. My husband has been such an example to me this week..He is so patient,understanding and loving to me...Lord continue to fill him with more of YOU!
6. Tuesday night prayer was a blessing..our new SIC came with her beautiful daughter. Answered prayer..thank you GOD!!
7. My daughter is doing so well in HS...All the Glory is yours LORD :)
8. My sister blessed me and stood with my girls so I can run some errands before the big day!!!!
9. The Lord answered my petition to be able to go see my grandmother :) (She is in her 90's and my prayer was to see her before she goes to rest in the LORD) Please keep me in your prayers..that the Lord may glorify Himself during my trip abroad.
10. A BIC came to Thursday service...Lord may he understand Your forgiveness and the power of your blood for restoration.
11. My sis Karen celebrated her Earthday this week. I love my sister so much! Now we are both in our 30's..SMILE :)
12. God..even though I may fail you, which I do, you have always proven to be a great Father to me. Thank you for loving me at my worst and encouraging me along the way. Your love is unconditional.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Counting My Blessings

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1. On Saturday I was able to go out with my Sis and niece to purchase some items for her home;
2. Found a great deal on a Nike T-shirt for my nephew ($1.60) and a pair of dress pants for my husband ($7.00) at Kohl's..woo hoo!!!
3. My daughter is getting better at double dutch :)
4. My sister and her daughters came over for dinner;
5. Tuesday night prayer was a blessing like always;
6.. Received my confirmation..and I am on my way;
7. Wednesday night prayer with my husband was beautiful....the Lord gave me such a direct Word;
8. First month of HS has been a success...I am so thankful.....thank you Lord, for the privilege;
9. My Sis...shared some Jr.'s Cheesecake and it made for a yummy midnight snack for the fam...thanks Karen.
10. My newborn is so beautiful...she has also been so cooperative during HS...thank you Sweet Jesus!!!
11. There is absolutely nothing that I can accomplish without the help of Your Holy Spirit.

It is not me...it is YOU in me!!!!!!!!!
All the glory is YOURS!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tonight...


I look forward to our meeting.

What Word do you have for your people tonight?
What will you say?
I am certain it is a right-on-time Word.

Minister our hearts so that we may leave
transformed by the power of your living Word.
Your Word is Life,
It is the lamp that lights our way.
Guide us precious Holy Spirit.

Amen.