Friday, October 25, 2013

Psalm 148

Let All Creation Give Praise
        All Creation Human and Non-Human Praise the Lord. Animals, mountains, lakes, oceans, fish, all obey the Lord. Since I know all creation obeys the Lord. The Lord is only worthy of praise.
        I had a hard time with this chapter. I pondered on it, now going on two weeks. Okay, all creation give praise. I had a hard time this week. My daughter who is in 1st grade received a paper about the day of the dead. That she will be taught that on the 24th which was Thursday. Which I didn't know much of the Mexican culture, Day of the Dead. So of course, I researched it. I have learned that it is celebrated from October 31st to November 2. It's a day for people to remember their loved ones that has passed away. To build alters in their home and decorate the alters about things about them. Some articles that I have came across said it was a sign to worship the dead, but then some articles said it was not for worshipping. But just a way to remember them in a creative way like scrapbooking or photo albums. Then an article said that the deceased would be invited in the person's house and be offered their favorite foods. Then one article said the people would cook up favorite foods of the deceased a way to remember the deceased. I didn't know which one was correct. I had a problem with this. I still don't know what is true about this holiday. I ended up teaching the Mexican Culture to her and intertwining our family's faith to it. So before she ended up going to school she would already know what the teacher is going to teach and she has the truth of Jesus tied to it. I am thankful that God has given me the Bible that I know the Bible is the truest thing on this earth. So if the Bible says all creation give Praise to the Lord, even though I cannot understand I know it is truth. Unlike the day of the dead where there is so much superstitions added to the holiday that I cannot even tell what is true or not. I give you, praise Lord! That you communicate with all creation, and all creation communicates with You.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Psalm 147

Yes, Praise the Lord!
         I had a Great weekend! My niece, 7 years old, and my nephew, 4 years old spent the night over. My daughter, 6 years old, was thrilled. Usually I will wait the day of to tell her that her cousins are coming to our house, but she guessed it. I had bought three Halloween bracelets while she was at school. She came home and noticed them. Automatically, she asked is Kaylie and Cody coming over? I thought should I lie to her, because i know how anxious she gets, she doesn't eat, she doesn't want to sleep. I said, no I can't lie and said, yes they are. That moment when she heard the great news of what lies ahead, she started dancing, jumping up and down, screamed, and full of thank you' s to me. That's how God wants me to view life, to remember all the blessings and gifts He has given me, and thank Him over and over again with Praise!
          The weekend is over and I am now coming on with a cold, or some kind of sickness. I am still thankful for this weekend, for Him fulfilling all my desires. We walked to the fire house. The station had an open house. The kids got to go in the fire truck, see a helicopter land on the ground, sat in the helicopter, went in an ambulance, and met all the hero's that serve our community. I did crafts with them, we had church at home, I was the teacher. At the end of it all, I am tired and sick, but God has filled my heart with so much love this weekend.  Praise  You, Lord!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Psalm 146

God's Help Is All You Need
      God has definitely been showing me this. I have been giving Him my fear. When fear comes in my mind, I ask God, take this away. If something comes up that I want to do, and I end up questioning it. I stop and ask myself, will I not be doing this because of fear, if I answer yes. Then I have to do what is planned. I cannot have fear take victory in my Life. Jesus has Victory in My Life. I can count on Jesus more then man or women. He is the greatest friend I have. To tell Him my fears, sadness, worries, desires, etc. He is the one to help me through and that can truly get me where I need to be.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Psalm 145

A Magnificent God
      "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love." Verse 8
      "The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all He has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all, who are bowed down." Verse 13.5-14
      "The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them." Verse 18-19
       This chapter is about praising a Magnificent God. I am filled  with so much praise for Him. I have felt like my life has been crashing for the past 2 months consistently. The last four days having my mind on truth and Jesus, I am set Free!! I had so much tension in my heart, and I was delivered. I know God does not want me going through life worn down. He set me free. I give  You, Jesus all my praise!!! Thank you for keeping  Your promises to me. That You hear my cry, You save me, and fulfill my desires. Thank you!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Psalm 144

Rejoice in God's Care
        In the last two chapters, I know that David was trapped, weak, and scared. Now, rejoice in God's Care! Does this mean I can feel worried, anxiety, and depression, but can rejoice? How can that be? David while hurting receives care from God and can rejoice.
       "I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you."    verse 9
       Amazing! When I am burdened, I can rejoice. Rejoice means take delight. I can take delight in God's Care for me. Even if I feel sadden, I can keep my mind on Jesus, who will carry me when I feel I do not have strength.
       I know David is suffering in these verses He said "Deliver me and rescue me."  He repeats it two times. He calls on God for care and strength, "He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge." Verse 2 I want Jesus to be all that to me.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Psalm 143


When Weak and Scared
     First let me address my weaknesses, my mind telling me I'm not good enough, I cannot measure up. People are my weakness, I worry what people think about Me. I worry, I get anxiety, and I am mildly depressed. There I said it, it scares me to admit because I want my life to be perfect or at least look perfect. Compared to God, no one is perfect. Something I need to accept, I am not perfect and that's okay. This is why I will cling to him, Jesus. To help me when I cannot help myself. It is not just now, I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 13 years old. I remember being so burdened with anxiety, I have called my mom crying, feeling like I was dying. She could not offer Love that I needed. She could not be there with me. She had told me that I need to go to Jesus. He will give me all I need. Back then I didn't understand. I became angry, bitter at the world and people. I look back now and understand. People are not perfect, and will not satisfy my needs. Only Jesus can. Even though I understand. I want people's approval. I hide myself and my weaknesses, so people will want to be around me. This is my struggle. Like David, alone, in prison. He clings on God. David prays to God to save him. I pray Jesus save me from my weaknesses. Saving me will bring glory to your name. Jesus is my one and all. Jesus, I can be true with You and You Love me even with my weaknesses, like a true friend will do.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Psalm 142

When you feel trapped.
 Wow, what an opener! Yes I feel trapped. Not like David here, he is trapped in prison and has actual physical enemies. My worst enemy is my mind. I feel trapped in my head my thoughts. I am home with my family and thoughts come in my head that is impossible to stop. Wait a minute! It is possible with God! Okay, I am a stay at home mom. I am home 24/7. Not literally, but more then the average working person. Where do thoughts charge in people's mind? When people are home alone and it's quiet. Well I am home alone with my children and the mind  is a powerful thing. The enemy knows my weakest and uses it against me. He wants me to fail. But I will not, Jesus will overcome my weakest. Finding a friend in Jesus. He will be my healing and I will get to enjoy to the FULLEST my sweetest desires of being a Mom!

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