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Holy Spirit got me out of trouble

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

The meeting was definitely heated. I could see that the family were not happy and rightly so. I could hear my spirit within me talking in tongues yet I was just thinking ‘How on earth am I gonna get out of this one?’

My job has many different dimensions from dealing and managing staff to dealing with customers and making sure that everything ticks along whilst keeping harmony and balance within the work place.
I’ve learnt to totally rely on the Holy Spirit and each morning devote myself in prayer to ensure that every decision, action and thought that I make through the day is not only wise but favourable.

The woman opposite me was angry, tearful, hurt and honestly I could see her pain. I thank God that he gave me choice words. Words of comfort, words of encouragement, words of hope, words of wisdom and by Gods grace he granted me favour with her. I manage to alleviate her concerns and anxieties. There is no way on earth that I could have come up with what I did by myself and I just want to give God the glory for bringing me out of a very tricky situation.

Prayer is worth it. I know it and I’ve seen it work in every area of my life. Depend on God today to bring you out of any tricky situation you may find yourself in.

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Week 4- Teaching my child about God

October 23, 2010 2 comments

For a minute I thought I was beginning to loose the momentum of sharing and teaching Sam about the Christian faith but it’s important as parents that we stick to some kind of routine with children so they know what to expect from us. I had been taking Sam to tennis lessons which he really enjoyed and for one reason or another I missed a lesson and then another and then one more. Sam then got used to not going and then decided he didnt want to go anymore.
Due to this experience I am persuaded to keep the momentum with teaching Sam about God.
This week Sam is learning about the value of prayer. Matt 21:22 ‘if you believe, you will get anything in prayer’.

I proposed that when Sam has learnt 10 memory verses, I will give him a token of money so he can save up to buy something that he wants. This ways he is also learning about the value of money and what it means to save up for something that he really wants rather than for me or his dad to buy it for him.

Sam was also very intrigued about the story of Lot and his wife running from Sodom and Gomorrah and the consequences of not listening and obeying Gods word.

Week 3- Ministering to Kids

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I was in two minds of the memory verse that I wanted to teach Sam this week. My first choice was John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life”. The second was Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth”.

I chose the latter as I thought the first choice, no matter how much I thought he needed to know it was too much for his little mind.

He absolutely loved learning Genesis 1:1 and did word colouring and drew me a beautiful picture of God’s creation.

We also reached a lovely milestone as Sam has become very good with reading. I helped him find his 3 memory verses in the Bible. Sam has learnt at school how the contents of a book work. He went to the contents of the Bible and searched for each of the memory verses Luke 2:11, Col 3:20 and Genesis 1:1 and was able to see how they integrated into the Bible. He was absolutely fascinated searching for the books, the big numbers and then the little numbers after.

Every evening, Sam has been praying since a very young age and if his little sister is still up (she’ll be two in March) she will agree by saying something that sounds like ‘Amen’.

Remember children follow what their parents do. A praying parent will reap prayerful children.

Week 2 – Ministering to kids

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I have to say a huge sorry to my readers who have been keeping up with this diary for not writing sooner. I got told off today for not keeping it up 😦

Last week my 6 year old- Sam, and I focused on Col.3:20 which says “ Children obey your parents in all things for this pleases the Lord”. I typed the memory verse out which he then cut into a card and blue taked it to the bathroom mirror. He loved doing this task and everytime he brushed his teeth, he would read and recite the verse.

For practicality, when Sam didn’t listen to what I asked him to do, I would ask him “what is the memory verse this week?”. I would look at him and I could see his mind starting to work and he would tell me.

I would then ask him if by not listening to me, was he pleasing the Lord to which he would reply ‘No’ followed by a very sombre ‘sorry’.

I find relating learning to everyday life reinforces the teaching and what’s even more thrilling is seeing how real Jesus is to my little one.

FAMOUS FAILURES (original blog came from http://trousey.com/?s=)

March 13, 2010 Leave a comment

(I like this blog so much I had to reblog it.  Credit goes to http://trousey.com/?s= )

So many times we let our fears stand in the way of our dreams.
We loose focus on the things God has promised us because we’re too focused on our problems.
At some point we have to realize that we’re not perfect and never will be but it’s ok.
God just wants us to have faith, give everything we have to answering his call and walk with him while doing so.
Everyone has their struggles, faults and a past.
But thankfully God uses ordinary, messed up and uneducated people who will walk with him to change history (Acts 4:13)

-Noah was a drunk
-Abraham was too old
-Isaac was a daydreamer
-Jacob was a liar
-Leah was ugly
-Joseph was abused
-Moses had a stuttering problem
-Gideon was afraid
-Samson was a womanizer
-Rahab was a prostitute
-Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
-David had an affair and was a Murderer
-Elijah was suicidal
-Isaiah preached naked
-Jonah ran from God
-Naomi was a widow
-Job went bankrupt
-Peter denied Christ
-The Disciples fell asleep while praying
-Martha worried about everything
-The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
-Zaccheus was too small
-Paul was too religious
-Timothy had an ulcer
-Lazarus was dead!!!!!

…No more excuses now. God CAN use you to your full potential. Realize that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! Go after Christ today with everything you have and start living your life the way he’s called you to do it…WITH OUT FEAR!

Romans 8:28-30

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What has Jesus done for you?

March 12, 2010 6 comments

Jesus shows us an enormous amount of love, grace and mercy in our everyday lives.  Testimonies are a great way of sharing how lives have been changed through salvation, faith, healing and miracles.  I want to collect testimonies of how God has helped you to encourage others in faith and help bring those who do not yet know Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.

So, feel free to add your testiomony in the comment boxes below.  I as well as others look forward to reading them.

My Personal Testimony

I started working for myself when I was 25 years old.  My husband and I decided that we would use our first home as a care home.  I was still working for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom at the time as a Community Learning Disability Nurse.  Our joint salary was enough to pay our mortgage and household expenses but when we decided to convert our home into a care home we found that we would need to purchase another house for us to live in.  My lovely father gave me the deposit to put towards our second home which then gave us a second mortgage.  I thought it would be easy for us to fill the home.   But for six months, there were no clients and  I was struggling to pay two mortgages and all the additional expenses that it came with.   I took up two extra jobs in order to pay the bills as well as my full-time job and believe me it was a hard going.  One evening I was about to give up on the whole business venture as my father who is not a believer in Christ (yet) was pressuring me because he could not see the investment of his money.  Thankfully my husband and mother encouraged me to stick with it and one evening I got down on my knees and prayed.  The financial burden was too much to bear.  I got to a point in prayer where I was literally weeping and relying on Jesus to see me through.  At the end of my prayer, a dear friend (also a pastor) of mine called up to tell me that whatever I asked for in prayer God would provide for me.  She didn’t have a clue what I was going through let alone my prayer request that evening.

Sure enough within a week I had my first client walk through the care home doors and lets just say the rest is history.  God has pulled through for me on many occasions and whatever trials you might be facing at the moment, He will pull through for you too.  Be encouraged!!

(To read more of my personal testimonies read my book ‘Be Somebody’ )


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