Sunday Inspiration

Most of you know, I lost my Mom in 2009 to gastric cancer. I miss her terribly but I was telling my Dad that spring is especially hard.

Mom loved spring and she would have a million projects planned around the house for her and Dad to accomplish. She loved planting flowers and watching everything bloom around their yard.

I think I miss her this time of the year because of Easter and Mother’s day. Mother’s day is still hard for me.

I was looking at some of my books recently and I noticed I had a book on George Muller. I think I’ve quoted him several times on my blog, but I didn’t know I had a book about him.

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Of course, it was Mom’s book. I know this because when I opened it up, there was a sticker on the inside cover. I had to smile, Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus.

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I also smiled because of Mom having those stickers, she always had cute things like that, but I hadn’t seen these before.

I’m so thankful Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus. It’s the perfect message to begin Holy Week.

I heard this song this week, and I can’t get it out of my head so I thought I’d share it with you. In this crazy world we live in this is what matters, Just Give Me Jesus!

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Inspiration-Don’t Grow Weary

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been doing a Bible study called, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week has probably been my favorite week.

Sunday Inspiration-Don't Grow Weary

We’ve been talking about how our actions reveal what we believe about God. Basically, talk is cheap. We can claim to believe in Christ but if we aren’t putting our belief into action, what are we really saying?

I couldn’t help but think about my Mom. She came to a crisis of belief in 2009. She was told she had terminal cancer. She knew her time on earth was almost over.

She had spent her whole life following Jesus and now in the midst of this news, what was she going to choose to believe?

Her words still ring loudly today. “I’ve spent my whole life teaching you (her children) how to live for Christ, and now I’m going to teach you how to die for Christ.” And she did!

Mom was a faithful servant. Even when she was told she had terminal cancer, she remained faithful. She died knowing that her reward was “heaven”.

I want to be found faithful too. I don’t want to grow weary. Trials are going to come. Heartache is a part of this life. But a reward awaits!!

I was reading some things I had written about Mom over the last five years and I found this poem. It reminds me so much of her. She often said “my cup runneth over”.

I never made a fortune, It’s probably too late now
Oh but I don’t worry about that much, Cause I’m happy anyhow
As I go along life’s journey, I’m reaping better than I sow
I’m drinking from my saucer,Cause my cup has overflowed
 
Haven’t got a lot of riches, Some times the goings rough
But I’ve got a friend in Jesus, And that makes me rich enough
I thank God for all his Blessings on me, And the mercy that he’s bestowed
I’m drinking from my saucer, Cause my cup has overflowed
 
Oh sure, I’ve been through some storm 
And yes, I’m sure there were times when my faith must have got a little thin
But you know what it seems like, One day all at once those dark clouds broke
And that old sun she started shining again. So Lord help me not to grumble
and complain about the tough roads I have towed 
I’m drinking from my saucer, Cause my cup has overflowed
 
And if I should go on living, If the way gets deep and rough
I won’t ask for other blessings, Because I’m already blessed enough
May I never be too busy, To help another bare his load
And I’ll keep drinking from my saucer Lord, Cause my cup has overflowed
Yes I’ll keep drinking from my saucer Lord, Cause my cup has overflowed

 

Let’s not grow weary! I’ve been listening to this song this week so I thought I’d share it with you.

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Some Sunday Inspiration-Just Be Held

This past week Wayne and I went to see Casting Crowns. In case some of you haven’t heard of them, they’re a contemporary christian rock band. We both love their music!

Some Sunday Inspiration-Just Be Held

So of course, I’m going to share a song by Casting Crowns with you. It was hard for me to pick which song because I love so many of them.

One of these days I’m going to share about how I let my past mistakes define me. I’ve had a hard time forgiving myself but I’ve finally realized that God has forgiven me and can use my past for His glory. The song they sing that reminds me of this is East to West.

But today, I want to share a song off their latest album. When they played it, Wayne and I both said we could have used this song a few months ago.

The song is titled, Just Be Held. When I shared the post about our family’s struggles, I was overwhelmed with the emails I received.

Many of you shared struggles with me that you’re facing such as divorce, health problems, difficulties with grown children, loss of a loved one, just to name a few.

It was a reminder to me, that we all face struggles. We’re not alone in this. God wants to help us through whatever difficulty we’re facing today.

Here’s one of my favorite lines in the song:

So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
Youre not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your worlds not falling apart, its falling into place
Im on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held

 

I hope you know today that God is on His throne and you’re being held!

Have a blessed day!

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Hi friends! Just some Sunday inspiration today. You never know what each week will hold but thankfully I do know the One who holds them and He is faithful.

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I’ve shared with you before that I’m a David Crowder fan. I’ve been listening to his newly released single called, I Am. Just a great reminder that God is holding on to us.


Have a blessed Sunday!

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The Beginning Of A Beautiful Story

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Story

Last Sunday, I shared a personal testimony about how God has been faithful to our family in the midst of a difficult season. I was overwhelmed by your comments and the emails I received.

So many of you have been where Courtney is today. I loved hearing how God had been faithful to each of you.

Many of you shared Isaiah 61:3 with us, “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise.”

You also said you couldn’t wait to see the rest of Courtney’s story and how God was going to use this difficult season. (I can’t wait to share her story with you as it unfolds.)

My sister Traci said it this way, I can’t wait to see God’s plan unfold in Courtney’s life. It will be as beautiful as the story God wrote for you as well.”

All week, I kept thinking of struggles that each of you might be going through. We all have difficult seasons!

Your struggle may be different than ours but God wants to write your story too. His story is better than anything we could ever imagine!

I couldn’t wait to share this song with you because it’s all about the next chapter. I was literally jumping up and down, saying, Yes! Yes!!

The Glorious Unfolding by Steven Curtis Chapman


Are you waiting for God to write the rest of your story? Do you know someone today that needs this reminder?

I’d love for you to share this post with them! For more of my Sunday posts, you can go here.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Why Do I Worry?

Why do I worry? I know that scripture says, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries.” 

Why do I worry?

Why does Jesus tell us not to worry? Because He knows the ill effects of worry.

  • It damages our health
  • it disrupts our productivity
  • it negatively affects the way we treat others
  • and it reduces our ability to trust in God.

How many of these are you experiencing because of worry?

I’m writing this as a reminder to myself! I sometimes worry too much and I know Jesus wants me to give my worries to Him.

Let’s really give our worries to Him and start living the abundant life! Each day is a gift!

I heard this song for the first time this week and thought it was sweet.


Have a blessed Sunday!

*Some of this text was taken from my Life Application Study Bible.

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