Let’s Be The Change!

My biggest fear is not me losing my dogs. I mean, let’s face it. That will happen one day. I hope it’s not for many, many more years though. It’s them losing me. Me leaving them here (on this horrible earth) without me is just a terrible thought. A thought that brings me to tears. I’m the only one on this earth that shows them so much love and attention. I just can’t stand the thought of how they’d feel if I was no longer in their lives. The confusion! How can people leave behind their animals on roads or sewers and ditches and such? How can they just walk away from these sweet little companions?

Dogs can teach us so much. They can teach us to love unconditionally. They can teach us to love others for their differences and accept them. They can teach us to be loyal to others as we’re supposed too. How to be a true friend. I don’t know about you but my dogs do their best to protect me. They are loyal. They are my best friends. They love EVERYONE. They are always, pretty much, happy. Why can’t we love like they do? Unconditionally, no matter the differences? Be a loyal friend or neighbor to others? Treat people like they treat people? Instead we tear each other apart. We bash each other, or worse, kill each other because of skin color, or differences in religious beliefs, or even bring ppl down because your own life is nothing but misery, ect.. I feel very sad watching all this hate. Let’s love and care for others like dogs do. Let’s be the change we wanna see. Let’s be that one true friend who needs one. Not judge others lives because they are different then us. Time to love others and respect others in the same way YOU YOURSELF wants to be loved and respected. 

“Do to OTHERS (ALL PEOPLE) as YOU would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31

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~*Season of Giving*~

Well, it’s now Christmas Eve and I am sitting in my living room, in the dark, memorized by the Christmas tree lights. As I sit here I think of my family and how amazing they are. I think of them opening their gifts and pray that they like them. Which brings me to another thought.

Giving…. This world has lost the true meaning of Christmas. It’s about giving love to those who don’t know what love is. Whichever way you decide to give, do it because you want too. Not because it’s an obligation. Do it from the heart! Show a stranger how Jesus loves by buying them a meal, giving them something they need/want, or simply giving them a kind word or a hug. I, myself, am broke. I can’t help when it comes to money, but I can help somebody carry groceries from their car, walk their dog, or even care for somebody in need. So if you don’t have money to give, then just give some of your time to help somebody in need. A little kindness goes a LONG way.

The true meaning of Christmas is Christ, who was born to save us! He sent his Son Jesus to die for our sins. On His birthday, He had us in mind. He came to show us how to live and to die on that cross for our transgressions and sins. Best Gift Ever! If Jesus can give His life (for us who don’t even deserve it) why can’t we help and give to those we think don’t deserve it also?

It comes back to Jesus, His love, and how much He cared for EVERYBODY! Aren’t we to love and give as He did? Can’t we pay it forward? Trust me! It makes a huge difference in the persons attitude and  makes their day, if you do something nice for somebody else. If you have time, give it! Buy somebody some groceries if you can. Give to the needy and poor. Pray for the Good Lord to provide for you to give in a way and make a difference, but continue this throughout the year. When did we get so greedy and mean? Why can’t we just open our hearts and love by giving our money or time to those in need?

Jesus is the reason for the season!

~*Fearfully and Wonderfully Made*~

John 15:13~ “The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them.”

Finding friendship is hard. Real friends, you know the true kind. See, I have nobody to hang with and I haven’t had anyone to hang with in years. I truly feel so alone. I am a great friend. I’ll stand up for you and be there when you need me, no matter what. Only thing I ask is you do the same. Every time I get a good friend they either move away or they end up stabbing me in the back. Hurting me tremendously. 😦 I close my heart off to ppl. Shutting them out because of the hurt. Then I find somebody else that seems like a true friend. You know, the kind that only comes from God? Then I get hurt, closing my heart off, once again. So I never have anybody to hang with because of it. I just want a true friend who shows me respect and loyalty in the friendship and I want to hang out a lot more than once or twice. :-/ I want a friendship that can only come from God. A God given “Best Friend”.

When I make plans, I have nobody to invite because when I invite all my friends (that I think I have) to do things with me, nobody even shows up. My birthday, I wanted to throw a party. Nobody came, but family. I threw a Memorial Day party and nobody came, once again, but family. I make plans and invite in advance and nobody still comes.

I go on Facebook and see everybody posting pics and statuses about having girls day/night out or going and doing this/that. I don’t have that kind of friendship, to hang with them. I don’t have a best friend to call my sister. Nobody sticks with me long enough. Is there something wrong with me? All my friends only communicate through Facebook and even then we barely talk. I don’t hang or talk to any of them outside of Facebook either, except my family members (Including the in-laws). I have been praying for years and years for a small handful of some girl friends and nothing yet. Some I could call my sisters. I decided to pray and read my bible. Let God heal my brokenness. Honestly, is there something wrong with me? Maybe that’s why nobody wants to hang with me! I feel like I’ll never have that friend I have been praying for. I know I have my hubby, but every girl needs a small handful of girl friends to have some girl time. :-/

God has been reminding me that I am perfect just the way He made me. That nothing is wrong with me. Psalms 139:14~ “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” So why do I still feel so alone in this world? Why do I still feel like there is something wrong with me?

“Prayer Is The Door, Faith Is The Key”

Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Last week, God was teaching me about what ‘faith’ really is and how it works. I have been reading my bible and praying and listening to a pastors podcast. Pastor Rick Warren goes on to explain that “Whatever you want and pray for, thank Him as if you have already received it.” I was blown away because I have heard this years ago by another man. Then he says “When you pray don’t keep asking for it every time. One time is enough. He knows what you want and/or need before you do. When you pray and thank Him for it in advance, its showing Him you believe He’s gonna keep His promise to provide for you. When you ask Him, it shows Him you have doubts.” Again I was just blown away. I just love how God teaches us.

In Daniel 3 it shows what God can do if you show Him faith. He rescued Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace because they CHOSE to have faith in God to protect them.

Daniel 3:21-25~ 

So they tied them up, fully dressed—shirts, robes, caps, and all—and threw them into the blazing furnace. Now because the king had given strict orders for the furnace to be made extremely hot, the flames burned up the guards who took the men to the furnace. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, still tied up, fell into the heart of the blazing fire. Suddenly Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement. He asked his officials, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the blazing furnace?” They answered, “Yes, we did, Your Majesty.” “Then why do I see four men walking around in the fire?” he asked. “They are not tied up, and they show no sign of being hurt—and the fourth one looks like an angel.” 

So, whatever it is that you need/want at this very moment, pray and thank Him for giving it to you as if you have already received it. God will provide!

‭‭Mark‬ ‭11:24‬ ‭ESV

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”‬‬

“Loving As He Loves” Is Hard To Do…

Luke 6:27&28- “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.”

How can I LOVE those who mistreat me, abuse me, or act like they are better than me? How can I show them Gods love? The kind thats unconditional? How can I love a world that is so full of hatred and evil?

Matthew 22:39- The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love thy neighbor as you love yourself.’

 This is probably the HARDEST commandment God has ever given us.

I wanna be like Jesus. I strive to be like Jesus. I live to be like Jesus. I want to forgive as He forgives. I want to love as He loves. I want to give as He gives. When people talk bad about me, hurting me in any way, and just being plain ugly to me over and over after I am so loving and kind to them, I have to admit, it makes me so angry. I begin to hate this person and then I get angrier at myself because we are called to LOVE each other and I failed to do so. He is teaching me to ‘love’ others, no matter what. Kill evil with kindness, no matter what. Very hard lesson so far. Please keep me in prayer for my heart to be changed. To show the fruits of the Spirit to others so they can meet Jesus through me.

Galatians 5:22&23- But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.

I am so happy to know, that no matter what, Gods love in never ending, despite our failures and sins.