Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Helping others ...

It has really been on my mind lately .. of helping others.  And it seems every time I turn around someone is talking about it too.  I watch Joyce Meyer everyday and she has been talking about helping others and last night at the coupon class, she was talking about helping others. 

It has been amazing to watch all the help that has went on in our county since the tornado came through just little over two months ago.   They actually had too many bottles of water that they had to plead with people to stop bringing bottled water.  All kinds of people helped in different ways, which ever way they could, whether it was bringing water, swinging a hammer, picking up trash or just simply praying for them.  It has warmed my heart a great deal to see such an out pour of help. 

Yea, we all help when there is a catastrophe, by do we help in our every day life?   How are some ways that we can help people each day?  There are so many ways .... but most important we have to listen to God when he tells/prompts us to help an individual; whether it is paying for the person lunch that is behind you in line, or simply helping someone across the street or to their car. 

The question keeps replaying in my head,  "What am I doing today to help someone?"  So? What can I do to help someone today .....  will let us know who I can find today to help.

What are somethings that you do to help others??  What is a favorite thing that you love to do to help others? Can't wait to hear some stories ....

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'll Stand by You ....

Have you heard the song by Rascal Flatts - "Won't Let Go"?  Have you listened to the words?  What an amazing song .... Now let me tell you why this song is so special to me.

One afternoon, while driving home in the van, from Sam's, this song came on the radio.  My oldest son & daughter started singing and I wasn't paying much attention ... until ... I heard these words .. This song is for you.  What??  And then like magic the radio seem to have gotten louder and the words were just jumping right out at me.  The tears just started flowing and I just couldn't stop smiling. 

I looked up the words and here they are for you to read.  While you are reading them .. imagine God is saying them to you.

It’s like a storm
That cuts a path
It’s breaks your will
It feels like that

You think your lost
But your not lost on your own
Your not alone

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
If you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go

It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh it finds us all
And we’re too small
To stop the rain
Oh but when it rains

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight

And I wont let you fall
Don’t be afraid to fall
I’m right here to catch you
I wont let you down
It wont get you down

Your gonna make it
Yea I know you can make it

Cause I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
And I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go
Oh I’m gonna hold you
And I wont let go
Wont let you go
No I wont

Rascal Flatts – I Won’t Let Go Lyrics

I wish I could put into words just what these words do for me.  Of how the Lord comforts me each and everything I hear this song.  He WON"T LET YOU GO!!  He will STAND BY YOU!! He will dry our eyes and won't let us fall.  But I think the most important part is .. He knows and sees what we are going through.  He never leaves us ...   (even as I typing this ... tears are in my eyes and my heart is swelling with such excitement that it is hard to contain)

Don't miss out on letting God be there for you.  Don't miss out on that closeness with God.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Where does the time go ...

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted.  Where does the time go???   I have been so busy with the craziness after the tornado, end of school year and my many part time jobs. 

Things are some what slowing down ... well I did say some what. 

Through all of this craziness I have learned so many things about myself.  God doesn't give us anything that we can't handle.  Also, that He doesn't bring us to things that he doesn't give us the ability to do.  When I took over running the concession stand at our local recreation department, I was scared and couldn't believe that I was taking this on.  However, it has been better than I thought.   Been really busy and crazy but I have really enjoyed it.  I have decided to continue doing it at least for another year.

I am so wanting to get out of debt.   I heard Joyce Meyer say one time that God will do what we cant' do.  But that doesn't mean we sit around waiting on a miracle.  We got ourselves into this mess and I wish God would just give us a miracle and get us out, but what would we have learned.  NOTHING!!  We haven't before.  This isn't our first time of being in this mess but I can tell you one thing for sure .. .IT WILL BE OUR LAST!!  And I am telling anyone I know .. DO NOT get into debt.  It really isn't worth it.   So this journey continues ....

I have also had some time to myself ... believe it or not.  I got to read a wonderful book ... "Walking with God" by John Eldredge ....Most amazing book.  I have been trying to spend more time with God ... reading my Bible and praying.   I think we should all long to be closer with God ... this is my longing.  This journey I am loving being on ....

There is still so much more to write about ...but I don't want to over do it.  I look forward to getting back on here and writing more about ALL my journeys in life.  Gosh .. there are so many .... Thank you Lord!!!