Give us what YOU want for us LORD!

How often when we pray, do we ask God “Give me what YOU WANT ME TO HAVE,” “Give me what you KNOW I NEED.”
I was laying in bed this morning praying and I started out asking like this… “Lord, I need______” “Please give me_______. “Help me with ______.”

The Lord showed me a better way to pray “Lord give me what you KNOW I NEED, what YOU have and want for me. “THANK YOU FOR MEETING ALL MY NEEDS AND CHANGING ALL OF MY WANTS TO WHAT YOU WANT FOR ME.” Thank you for making me the wife you want me to be for my husband, the mother you want me to be for my children, the nana you want me to be for my grandchildren, the friend you want me to be, the neighbor you want me to be….

Then THANK HIM for just being HIM!
How often do we forget what a LOVING GOD WE HAVE? A Heavenly Father that is 1,000 more than the very best earthly father. Our personal best friend, we can share our darkest moments with and He still LOVES us and FORGIVES us!

Today my prayer is for everyone in this group and their families to get to KNOW GOD deeper. Get to KNOW Him in your every day life. Talk to HIm throughout your day, even if it’s just to say “Lord show me you are REAL, show yourself to me, show me you are ALWAYS RIGHT THERE BESIDE ME.”

Birthday Wishes…

Today I am fifty four years old.

WOW…just writing it looks crazy! I could mope and complain about gray hairs, memory loss, aches and pains….or I could celebrate still being ALIVE!

Three times in my life that I KNOW of, I came close to death.

Almost drowned at age eight, car accident at age eighteen and after giving birth to my first born son at age twenty four.

I choose to focus on LIFE, and celebrate my fifty four years. I have gained wisdom, faith, peace, patience and a big part of God’s purpose for my life.

I starting REALLY LIVING at age fifty! I appreciate the little things and get excited about the big things.

I embrace the learning process of going through crap and have been blessed from it.

I have learned one of life’s most valuable gifts…FORGIVENESS.

The only thing you can take with you when you die….

The saying goes “you can’t take it with you.” Which is true for everything except, LOVE. When you die, you will take love with you. The love you have for others that is in your soul.
Sometimes I forget I am not a human with a soul. This body, shell of flesh is not who I am. I am a soul living in a temporary body.
Your money, car, house, fame, status…. none of it matters when you die.
The ONLY Thing that matters on earth AND in heaven is who your Lord and Saviour is.
The realtionships you form, the strangers you bless, the enemies you forgive….how you represent Jesus Christ to others.
Love is the most important thing you can give, show and recieve on earth and in heaven.

Team Jesus or Team satan?

Whose team does it LOOK LIKE TO THE WORLD, you belong to?

You might feel offended as a Christian by that question. You shouldn’t…you should maybe feel a bit of CONVICTION, like I did.

I am not talking about who goes to church every Sunday.

I am talking about everyday actions and talk. Your daily actions, how you treat your family, how you speak to your spouse, how you act and react at your job, school and as you drive ( road rage is not a good example of a Christian).

Strangers should be able to SEE Jesus in your actions, your smile, your words.

My first Bear siting up here! I had been praying to see a bear. We have had our lakehouse in Northern Minnesota for 6 years and no bears. The neighbors have had a 6 ft bear visit their deck, but the bear only shows up after dark to eat crab apples off of the tree in our yard. My hubby and I were driving to look at a place for our oldest son, daughter in law and grands to move up here closer to us. Low and behold….along the road was this bear! We pulled over and took a few pictures of him before he went back into the woods.