Thursday, January 29, 2009

Keeping my Word

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

I have been listening to some awesome sermons from Michael Pearl at "No Greater Joy Ministries." He did a verse by verse bible study of the book of Romans from the 1611 King James Bible. This morning I listened to Romans 1:18-32 and I was so blessed with such revelation. Michael Pearl pointed out that Paul states that God walks away from the unrighteous three times. He also talks about how God does come to those people who have never heard about Him. I highly recommend that you go and down load this and listen it is awesome.

there is one thing that Michael Pearl quoted from that really gave me that spiritual spanking is this:

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whispers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:28-32

This scripture says alot to me, most of all the covenant breaker. This really did disturb me. I do not believe any of you are, this was directed straight to me. I find that a covenant breaker is someone who does not keep a promise that they made. I make all kinds of promises to God and I do not keep them. I believe that this was such a conviction for me. I need to keep my word to God. He keeps His word, He has a whole book full of His true words that He kept and is still keeping. So, why can I not keep my word? I believe it is something that I am going to work on this year. I am not going to make a reveloution, I just do not keep them. I am going to pray and then place it at His feet. Someone once told me to let Him fight for me and that is what I plan on doing, I am going to trust in Him and let Him help me. Is that not what He is here for?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I am so amazed all the time on how God matches me up with other people. Last night, one of my friends called and we had a wonderful conversation. This particlar friend, I have recently became close to because of the Pregnancy Center. So, last night we were talking and the conversation turned very serious very quickly. Not in a bad way, but in an awesome way. We realized last night that we both struggled with the same bondage. Now, I have to tell you, I was just talking to Jeff yesterday about what does God have for me. Well, He has a dear friend who is struggling, and I was able to help this dear friend, because I have been through it. How amazing is that. God is good, He will answer our deepest of prayers. And remember that even if He does not answer right away, it does not mean that He will not answer you. God is good, all the time.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is an awesome clip. I hope that you can take the time to see this and what decisions our new President makes when it comes to abortion. Thanks


Saturday, January 24, 2009


I actually went to bed fairly early, because I was going to have to pick Jeff up early from work. So, around one in the morning, my eyes pop open and I get up to do my thing. When I came back to bed, I had this overwhelming desire to watch the "Passion for Christ." I thought "what" it is so early in the morning. What is up with that? I laid there for a while and the desire would not let me go back to sleep. So, I got up and place the DVD in the player for a time to cry. I did really well until this part came up. When Pilot asks his wife "If she knows what truth is?" It floored me, I totally forgot that part of the movie and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

When I felt the calling to make a new blog, the one thing that I knew for sure was it needed to be truthful, from the word of God. I wonder, the bible does not talk about Pilot that much, and I have to wonder if he actually went through this? Did he wonder if Jesus was the King of a unknown Kingdom? Who was this man that spoke so boldly, and the turmoil that Pilot was facing against his heart and truth. Truth hurts, it can break you or it can grow you. Did this break Pilot, did this effect him in future times?

I can not even share the moment with you, it was intense and I know from this moment it was God. People we are in the end times, I know it, I feel it. Truth of God's word and faith is all we are going to have. I believe that is what God was trying to tell me this morning. If you do not recognize truth, pray for that discernment, I believe you are going to need it.

John 8:32 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."


Friday, January 23, 2009

I broke a pet peeve

"The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue." 2 Samuel 23:2

Last night a dear friend called me and she was so upset. She was telling me of her week and how heavy it was. She made the comment that she did not think she could handle any more. This is when I stated that the bible says, "He will not give you more than you can handle." She then stated, "I do not think that is in the bible." I said, "you know I am not sure if it is also?" So then I give her 1 Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to hear it."

I assured her that God would provide a way out of all of this and we hung up the phone. I then started pondering the statement that I had made to her. So, with my trusty Strongs in hand I looked up certain words like handle, give, he or provide. And you know, it is not in the bible. So then I asked my husband Jeff about it. His statement was, "if God does not give you more than you can handle, why does He say "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" Phil 4:13". I said "What do you mean?"

"Tanya if your focus is on Christ and you are not worried, He will do all of it and get you through it. This is His way to provide a way out for you. He takes charge, He fights for you." It made sence, I thought.

My point is this, there are certain statements or sayings that I was raised with. And through these statements they were always stated that they were in the bible. This is not true, for example, "the serenity prayer" is not in the bible or the statement, "God can only help those who help themselves." This is not in the bible, it is actually a Aesop's fable. My pet peeve is to be in the word and know that this or that is not in the bible. Truth is what I want to stand on, and I have used these sayings before and then realized that they are not even in the bible to begin with.

I am grateful for the repremand and I did the research, which gave me a mini bible lesson. But trust me, I am going to question everything that is said to me. If you say it is in the bible, I am going to ask where and then I am going to do my research. Truth is all that matters to me.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Diving In

Hello there, I know, I moved again. I was not happy with word press and I have been praying about this for some time. I felt that I would like my blog to be a place where I would be able to show my family pictures and our church. I wanted the freedom to express myself more. I know that I will post items that may or may not be received well. I have felt for sometime that I need to be truthful and stand on my foundations of faith. Weather you agree or not, this is the direction that God is taking me. There for, this blog is going to be different than any blog that I have done. When I blog I am going to be sharing from my heart and I will be refering to me. In doing this I do not want to make you the reader feel threatened. I believe that we all have convictions that the Lord wants each one of us to do, that does not mean that my convitions are yours. To me convictions are declarations from the Lord to change a behavior in my heart, but if it is in the bible it is truth. I just want to share and hope that in that sharing you see the work that Jesus is doing in me. So, please enjoy my blog and I hope that you enjoy my blog buddies. Each one of my buddies also have convictions and different directions than I. The only constant for all of us is Jesus. God bless all of you.