Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day of Reflection

Sometimes we get so busy and caught up with our everyday routine that we don't stop and take time to really give God the time He deserves. I decided that I would take today and sit back and reflect on the things of God and what He has called me to do. I must say that I am constantly amazed at some of the things God has commissioned for me.

I have so many things on my plate right now and to most it may seem as though I cannot handle everything. I am here to say that when God gives you an assignment, He will also give you the necessary tools needed to complete. Just when I think that I am so busy and I can't handle anything else, I am handed another task. I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Even though you may have many obligations, you still must take time and give God His time. Give Him His due praise. After all, where would you be without Him?

Until next time...
© 2009 Aretha Turner

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Testimony Tuesday

Today is Testimony Tuesday.

I will begin by saying that I have felt like giving up so many times, but I know that I have an assignment that I must complete. When I knew that I was to begin a Women Ministry, I did not want to do it. I wondered why did He choose me of all people. I felt that I would not be good enough.

I will tell you a little about Sisters Of Honor Women Ministry. It began almost 1 year ago as an online ministry. S.O.H. focus is to encourage, empower, and edify all women through the word of God. There are alot of lonely and hurting women seeking help on many different levels. All have endured some type of pain.

Today I must say that I was overjoyed with emotions from some of the women who are apart of Sisters Of Honor. When you have women who have been misused and abused in any form, it is difficult for them to let go and open up to someone and ask for help. It takes alot of courage for some to ask for help or admit they need help.

Over the past few days I have noticed a good number of them opening up and asking for help. I knew at that moment that I could not give up and that I was where God wants me to be at this time. I immediately thought, what if I have give up and quit. Where would these ladies be or who would they have gone to and been open and honest about their situation?

They have helped me in ways that I could never have imagined. While I am there to help them, I am also being encouraged. I receive strength from them as I pray they are receiving from me.

You never know who you may be called to help, but that very person may also be the one to help you.

To visit Sisters Of Honor website

Please share your testimony. If God has been good to you, let the world know.

Peace and Blessings!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Awesome Husband

My darling husband decided he was going to fix breakfast this morning. I was so excited because he was going to make pancakes. This morning when I woke up his pancakes were on my mind. I thought to myself that is sad to go to bed with pancakes on my mind. I was looking forward to it. Then I realized, it was not the pancakes I was looking forward to. It was the fact that my husband was cooking them. I must say they were the best pancakes and were even in the perfect circle.

It's not like he has never cooked before, but it was somthing about this time. He is a great husband and an awesome father.

I'm looking forward to him grilling on tomorrow. Yes, that was his idea to.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lord of Hope.

Things may seem bad right now and you may not see a way out of your situation, but God is a God of hope. We cannot do anything in our own strength, but through Him all things are possible. Trusting in Him with your whole heart is the best thing anyone could do because God keeps His word. God will bring us true joy and peace through His word.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Today is Thankful Thursday. Of course, you probably tell Him everyday what you are thankful for. You must stop and think of those who are not used to speaking with God on a daily basis. Even those who appear to be holier than thou don't always stop and say thank you. The important thing to remember is when those words depart from your lips, you should mean what you are saying. It's easy to merely say the words thank you, but do you really mean it?

Lord I thank you for waking me up this morning in my right mind and for your grace and mery. I thank you for being health and having food, shelter and clothing. Father I thank you for my family, friends and the ministry that you have entrusted in me.

Have you told him thank you today? And were you sincere?


Monday, July 6, 2009

Is It Vacation Time for You?

It's the time of the year when alot of families go on vacation. How many families are going to take a trip this year they cannot afford? It's one thing to save up for your expecting trip, but if you have to borrow money or use credit cards I think it is obvious that maybe the vacation needs to be taken at a different time or maybe a cheaper trip. I think it's great to take time to spend with your family if you can afford it. Why would you put yourself in a more difficult financial situation? Is the trip really worth it? It can cause more trouble than it's actually worth. You have to pay all of the money back that you did not have in the beginning.

Weigh your options. Can you go at a later date to get a cheaper rate? Are you trying to impress someone who most likely could care less? You will go and most likely enjoy yourself.Guess what? When you return home, you are still going to be in the same financial situation you were in before you left.

What's more important? Your families financial status or your trip?

Saturday, July 4, 2009