Wicked

Psalms 37:16

A little that a righteous man has [is] better than the riches of many wicked.

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Life is about much more than money and riches. It’s about family and love. It’s about making sacrifices for much more ‘bigger’ things, like spending time together and being silly. Enjoy your life to the fullest and don’t let what you don’t have block you from enjoying what you DO have.

Love’s Testimony

I just read a post from one of my favorite bloggers HolyChick – How Do you Know When You’ve Met The One. And it really inspired me to talk on the subject a little more.

My response to her post was basically – don’t worry about how much faith a man has at the time that you meet him but rather how much love he has to offer.

But I think I have a better way to put it into perspective.

Don’t worry about how much faith the man has but rather how much faith YOU have in God and that he will deliever.

Me and my husband were not at all the people you would meet today. If you had a glimpse into my life right now and a peek at who I was 10 years ago – you would say that can’t be the same person. But what both of us had before we met was a relationship with God. We may have ignored him most the time, did very little praying, consumed too many drugs to focus on His desires for our life, but we believed in Him. And in our hearts we wanted to be good people, in our hearts we wanted a happy family. I think we did everything we could to go against what we have today. But we were God’s children and he refused to let us fail. He did let us stray as hard as we tried.

True love is incredibly awesome. Our relationship never fails to amaze me. And we owe it all to God. I can go on and on and on about this subject and our relationship. I have a testimony for every day of our marriage, but I won’t bore you with the details. Because God will shine where ever you call him to be.  Everyday has not been perfect – no relationship ever will be. I almost single handily destroyed our marriage in the beginning (the enemy will get to you when you least expect it). But through prayer we survived! We survived and live to talk about it.

Love is great!

Let me know if you have any questions or need some advice and please share your own testimony…

Dia De Los Muertos

So as a Christian I know that Halloween is a pagan holiday. No I haven’t done any research and really don’t care to because I get the jist of it. I really haven’t celebrated since I’ve been married because my hubby has a background of not celebrating anything. I have never taken my son Trick or Treating or dressed him up in costume. Oh well, I did 2 years ago…it was just a $5 t-shirt from Wal-Mart that looked like a pirates outfit, it came with a bandanna that was supposed to be tied around his face to make it look like he had a skull mouth. Why in the world they would design something to tie around a toddlers face I have no clue! So since it was a bandanna I just put it around his head, duh! Anyways, he looked like a little gangster to say the least. Here were all these little kids, one boy, same age, dressed like a cute pumpkin – an than there was my thug. But I digress.

As a Christian I know that it’s probably wrong for me to support and encourage such tomfoolery as celebrating a day that celebrates death. But ignorance is bliss, isn’t it. Now as a non-believer you might think to yourself, get over it Jesus freak! I’m just dressing up, eating boat loads of candy, drinking “punch” out of bowl with dry ice, and passing out next to a vampire, I’m not REALLY celebrating the dead. But once you know the truth it’s hard to go backwards.

Simply put the day distracts the focus off of God and onto things that mean nothing. Hanging skulls in the house. Running around trying to put together the best outfit. Knocking on people’s door to get candy (would you knock on someone’s door to tell them about God? Didn’t think so). And lets get to the obvious, it celebrates the Devil. This here my friends is quite the most important. Because as innocent as those cute, glitter, horn headbands are they influence your mind and your spirit in ways that seem subtle but can be quite destructive.

So the bitter truth is I don’t like Halloween anymore. Not because I don’t want to – because I do. But it’s because I know too much. When you pray for wisdom, God holds nothing back.

And believe me this theory goes to EVERY holiday including Christmas. So one must not take these traditional holidays lightly for the burden it can have on your life can be heavy.

So I posted all these costumes in hopes you might buy my shoes! Ya, I admit it I am a heel pusher. Whether its pumpkins or money things can distract us from what really matters, God.  I pray that you all have a safe and happy holiday. More than anything I hope you give some more thought to what I wrote and maybe forgo the Trick or Treating to maybe just giving.

 

Luke 7:47

In order to strap myself with the right weaponery to defend my self from the evil one I will be memorizing one scripture every week. I will then write here from memory.

Week of September 5th –

Luke 7:47

Therefore I tell you, that all her many sins have been forgiven for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.

While I was at the lake this past weekend I meditated on this. The awesome thing about this word is that we should all be filled with so much love because we all sin everyday. One sin is not greater then the other. It is the person who can be honest with themselves and others about all their sins that will really get this word. The man who chooses to deny all his shortcomings will love the lord little because he believes that he has done nothing wrong and therefore he is only forgiven what he chooses to confess. You can not “choose” what you will be forgiven for. Just because you don’t want to admit your mistakes does not mean they do not exist. Everyday surrender yourself to his grace and mercy will be shown.

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