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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We Matter To God

We Matter To God

As we come before you Lord
And worship at your feet
You pour out your blessings upon us
And meet us in our need

Whatever we are facing
We can leave it with you Lord
And walk away with confidence
Knowing you will bear it all

For you are God almighty
Our God in whom we trust
To unload us of our burdens
And shower us with love

Lord you are so wonderful
To care about our lives
Each small, insignificant detail
Each tear that we cry

For everything about us Lord
Is so important to you
You want to be involved in our lives
In everything we do

So I can't help but praise you
For the loving God you are
You care so much for every soul
And you're never very far

That we cannot touch your heart
Every time we come to pray
And we can come into your presence
Each and every day

© By M.S.Lowndes

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Letter From God About Women

This was sent to me and I wanted to share.

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being.

When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.

But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate.

I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.

Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity.

From one bone, I fashioned you.
I chose the bone that protects man's life.
I chose the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant to do.
Around this one bone, I shaped you. I modeled you. I created you perfectly and beautifully.

Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and fragile.
You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart.
His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life.
The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart.

Support man as the rib cage supports the body.
You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head, to above him. You were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.

You are my perfect angel. You are my beautiful little girl.
You have grown to be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your heart.
Your eyes - don't change them.
Your lips - how lovely when they part in prayer.
Your nose, so perfect in form.
Your hands so gentle to touch.

I've caressed your face in your deepest sleep.
I've held your heart close to mine.
Of all that lives and breathes, you are most like me.

Adam walked with me in the cool of the day, yet he was lonely.
He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me.
So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in you; my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support.
You are special because you are an extension of me.
Man represents my image, woman my emotions. Together, you represent the totality of God.

So man, treat women well.
Love her, respect her, for she is fragile.
In hurting her, you hurt me. What you do to her, you do to me.
In crushing her, you only damage your own heart, the heart of your Father, and the heart of her Father.

Woman, support man.
In humility, show him the power of emotion I have given you.
In gentle quietness, show your strength.
In love, show him that you are the rib that protects his inner self.

Did you not know that as "WOMAN" you are special in God's eyes?

Author Unknown

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What God Has For Me, It Is For Me.

Have you ever had someone to always seem to take your ideas and count them as their own? It doesn't even have to be anything big. Just the most simplest thing can attract someones attention. I have come to terms with the fact that people will always be watching you to see what God is doing in your life. One thing they fail to realize is What God Has for you, is for you. It does not matter how many times they take your ideas because if God give it to you, it will prosper. No one can take away what God has ordained for you. So, for those who can't seem to get their own ideas, pray and seek God for yourself because He will give you what you need and you will not have to copy someone else. It's okay to get some ideas from someone else( and give them credit), but when you are constantly getting something from the same source that begins to be a spirit of jealousy and competition.

You must continue to pray for those and ask God to bind that spirit.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fabulous Group of Women

I am very blessed and thankful for being connected with a fabulous group of women of God. I do not take this group lightly. I am very serious when it comes to the things of God. Sometimes I get so excited when I come on and see the women who are connecting with others. It really touches my heart because it is not all about you as an individual. We are here to touch the lives of others through words of encouragement, prayer, phone calls (because there have been plenty) or whatever way the Lord leads. In turn, we are also here to be uplifted and empowered in our natural and spiritual life.

I encourage those who have not connected to please be a part on a regular basis. It could be said that most of us lead a very busy life, but we still find the time to come on here and send some love and encouragement to someone else. The majority of us have never met in person, but it has never been an issue because we want to share the love of God. Considering what I have been through and is still here to tell the story, is enough for me.

It has truly been awesome. Everytime I receive an email or phone call from someone who says how much she really enjoys the group, I feel like doing a happy dance :) because I know the vision God has given me is being carried out.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Deaconess Aretha

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