Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where Would I be

In every season, I feel the presence of His grace... and I'm very thankful. Understanding God's grace has definitely released miracles for me. This is because I have been able to dream and hope for things I know don't  deserve. Where would I be if not for your grace??? Thank you lord for your scandalous grace! It means the world to me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The other ME'sssssssssss

The other ME'ssssss.. my amazing friends! Each one of you have brought out the best in me:) Over the years I can remember times you've all proved to be God sent. Found this song and I thought of all of you and I thought I should stop and say THANK YOU for being so amazing.
Twin sis, Donchi, Mrs O, Hotness Bizzle, Mimi, MissT, Abby, Chi, Miss O'Rosy, Tjbabyface, Mo-baby, D'lola
(Though most of you do not know about this blog (soon you will :D) ) .. This song is for you. Though time and life has moved us to different cities and countries, I hope and pray the bond grows stronger with each passing day.
Love you ladies:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Done with DATES

Dear Lord,

I've been think about what puts the most pressure and stress on me. What makes me worry and have down days.... Its simply my need to always be in control and DATES I put on expectations!

I always want to be in control of everything. I plan, plan and plan. Planning is not the evil in all this... however, it is the dates I put to some of my plans that screw me up.

Life is good when I put a date to something or and event I have full control of ( e.g due dates for assignment). However, in my world putting dates to think I cannot control is the beginning of my worries and all the negative feelings. I'm frustrated because I really can't control these numerous events and what makes my heart beat fast is the scripture that reminds me that your timing is not the same as mine!

In as much, as I try to believe your words all the time, I must confess that this one is difficult to swallow because I always want to know when things will fall into place or happen. What if something I want now, is what You want to give me in 5 years and vice versa! Infact, it is not a good thing to cross my mind because it ends up ruining my day.

However, in the mist of all these thoughts and my want for control, I'm constant reminded of the numerous times things did not fall in as planned. I'm reminded of all the prayer request that were not answered as requested.You modified my prayer request without my knowledge and provided me with answers that still blow my mind even till today. And Lord, You know for those, I'm still in Thanksgiving mode.

With the above realization, I wonder why I want so much control, when I have a very efficient and able King who sorts my life out for me. I wonder why I put dates to things only You have control of. In all my thinking, I realize I'm still a baby when it comes to trusting You, so Lord I consciously choose to trust You. This means that I'm taking all the dates off my expectations and totally leaning and trust on your word in Jeremiah 29 vs 11 and  loving you with all of me - Romans 8 vs 23

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(Jer. 29 vs 11)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.(Rom.8 vs 28)

So Lord, I choose to make Your flow, my flow!
I love you Lord and thanks for all my uncountable blessings
With Love,
Your daughter

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Something to Act On

“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind”
(Proverbs 21:5, The Message)


"The Author of my story has a purpose for every page and chapter in my life. He's got a story in mind and is building and developing the plot every day. No story is conflict-free. No story is complete without a challenge. Victory is empty without a struggle. Today, I'm considering my life as a grand story. Good will triumph. The victory will be sweeter because of the struggle. So I will press on, trusting in a loving and creative Author to bring about resolution. You see, I already know the ending - she lives happily ever after".Glynnis Whitwer- Encouragement for Today

Monday, February 7, 2011

Money~~~~ Internal Spiritual Condition?????

"How we handle money is simply an outside indicator of our internal spiritual condition"- Larry Burkett

If the above statement is trueeeeeeee!!!!! Hmmmmm to where I think I am.
Tonight, I just wanted to read something that was not CMA and I picked up this book I bought like 2years ago and never opened it. It is called "Your Money Map" by Howard Dayton. It is looking really interesting. I came across the above statement and thought I should stop and share it with you all. Do you have any insight on what the above quote mean???? I'm still reading and I hope I find out.

My choice to read this book out of all the other book on shelffff????? Yesss, I struggle with financial management - not really about paying my bills or that i have a bad credit rating.. but my biggest problem is having some substantial savings at the end of every month. I pay up my bills every month and have literally nothing left....I use to hear about people living from pay cheque to pay cheque... for some wired reason.. I'm finding myself in that boat.

I would nicely dig into my savings to pay up some expense I had incurred because I believe is it better to pay up bills than have some savings where all the interest you get annually is only about 2% and opposed to the monthly 19%-25% the credit card companies will charge monthly on any outstanding balance. While that makes sense, I guess it all comes down to self control.... which from the look of things, I'm afraid I really do not have that.. especially with money.

I think I kinda ignored this book for the past 2 years because I felt I did not need it and I was not at that place yet. But now and this year... I need every material and tool I can get to help me focus because if i don't get used to it now, i don't know when I will. Also i really don't want any rude awakening before I learn how to save money. 

If not for my beau ( bless him) I would be super broke... he stresses saving for "raining day" all the time.. and when I think about why I have not been able to meet my savings target, it is because I do not save for those unforeseen contingencies that seems to come up every single month!

If you lost your job today or something happened and you could not work ( GOD FORBID). How long would you be able to survive without anyone's help. In other words, how long (how many months) would you be able to pay your rent or mortage, utility bills and feed your self ????????? I ask my self that question all the times and I'm ready to take some actions.. not by my own power but by the grace of God... Who is in with me???

Its not FIGHT but worth FIGHTING For

This is one of the sound track from the movie Fireproof... if you have not seen it.. you should look for it. My sister brought this song to my attention yesterday and for the first time I really listened to all the words and had some ah-ah- Moments!
" Its a house we enter in, then commit to never leave"
"Lock the door behind you, throw away the Key"
" Love is not a fight but worth fighting for " :)

Listen and tell me what line of the lyrics strikes a cord with you:) Or just share with us what love means to you :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

HBD- To my one and Only Sweetness!!!

Wishing you the very best in all you do and I pray God exceeds all your expectations:)
May he enlarge your coast and bless you richly.
Thanks for being an amazing man.. God definitely thought of  me this day (many few years ago *wink*WINK*)
I love you baby.


Father God, thank You for every good and perfect gift that You have poured out on my life. In humility, I choose to wear my blessings well. I won’t shrink back at the criticism of others; but instead, I will walk with You forward into the life of blessing You have prepared for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Say it like you mean it.. OMG!

hahahahahahahaha! I believe God is entertained daily as He listens to all our needs and wants.