Jeremiah 29:11

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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seeing God's Power Amidst Pain

Just had to write this down and share this! Devotions tonight were once again a great encouragement to me! I get my devotional through emails from Girlfriends in God. Today's devotion was by Mary Southerland and was called "Power in Pain". It was so great to read that while we will experience pain and trials in our life...God is there with us and ready to help us. The only thing we need to do is reach out and take His hand! Sometimes we can just be so stubborn and ignore His help that He offers and we want to try to do it all on our own! I came to realize that even in the current situation that I'm dealing with I need to just reach out and take His hand and let Him walk me through it! And I've been able to get through my struggle 9 days in a row only by great prayer and time with God! He's really doing a great work in me and I want nothing to get in the way of what He wants me to be!

Trials can be hard to deal with sometimes but with God's help and His continual love, grace, and mercy will get us through! Hebrews 12:11. Rejoice in God for all that He's done for you...I didn't realize all that He's done for me until I actually stopped and reflected on it! 1 Thessalonians 5:16. Praise God for all that He's done in your life and trust Him to help you through!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why Am I Even Doing This?

Why am I even doing this? I really just needed a place to write my thoughts and to be able to share what my great God is doing in my life! I love to write and the computer is the easiest place to do it without getting writer's cramp! Well...right now I'm a junior at Baptist Bible College and earning my degree in Business Administration. I plan to graduate with my B.S. in Business and then I hope to go on to Bucks County to get my 1 year degree in Baking. My ultimate life goal is to open a bakery of my own! I love to bake and I get that passion and talent from my mom! She's a great baker!

The Lord has definitely brought me through a lot in the past several years for which I am thankful for them, even though there have been some tough trials! He's brought my family through the death of a dad, depression...he has also brought me safely out of several bad relationships for which I am so grateful! I really named my blog "A Woman After His Own Heart" because of a book that has really helped me in my walk. It's is a book by Elizabeth George, "A Woman After God's Own Heart" which I highly recommend to every woman! It showed me where I was going wrong and what I really needed to work on in my walk with God. I am grateful for the book and for the great friends that have helped me! Right now God is walking me through yet another trial which I have decided to officially put all my trust in Him for help and direction and I already see His hand working in my life! Praise God!