Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Personal Thought

This past week I was invited by my mentor to a Hmong fellowship. It was so great to be with my brothers and sisters in Christ that loved the Lord. My favorite part was when we were all in a circle going around sharing what the Lord had been teaching and showing us. I was truly amazed to hear everyone testimony.

I know lately the Lord has been telling me to trust Him. It is not always the easiest thing to do. I hate that I think if I "just know what YOU are doing, I will be okay." I pray that I always remember who my God is. He is a Faithful and Trusting God. I can always lean on HIM.

I loved what my mentor shared, is to not only to hear but listen, not only to listen but be obedient to what the Lord says and do it. I know for myself that I can hear something and not do what I was told to do. I can run but of course I can not hide from my God and what He has told me to do (just like Jonah could not run from God). I have been praying that my ears would always listen and do what He wants me to do.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama


Today is an exciting day for some and not so excited for others. Well I congratulate President Obama and his family. I pray that our president will be able to lead as he can. I know that our economy is not the greatest and so are other issues, but pray our God can help Obama. Pray that he and his family will be protected. I don't know what is to come for America over the next few days or even years, but I do know that our God is in control over all things and pray that we will always lean on God for help. Pray that whatever happens, that we pray for our president.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Quote

I am listening to a series on Getting Into the Word and Getting the Word Into You by Nancy Leigh Demoss. I love the quote by Oswald Chambers:

“The Bible does not thrill. The Bible nourishes. Give time to the reading of the Bible and the recreating effect is as real as that of fresh air physically.”

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Reflection from Godly Women from the Past Posts

When I was younger I use to want to be a beautiful woman, for anyone to like me, and to be tall. In school I was made fun of for being short, called ugly in my face, and till this day I can remember running to the bathroom crying and asking God why He made me? Why no one like me? I hated to go outside because I felt I was not worthy and very ugly. I hated to look in the mirror, I can still remember avoiding mirrors so I could not look at myself. I was very depressed.

But, God save me and show me His love. I use to desire to be like the models or the girls that got all the attention. Now my desire is to be made and transform into a godly woman. When I did the posts on Godly Women From the Past, I learned so much.

I did my research on Gladys Aylward, Amy Carmichael, Mary Slessor, and Susanna Wesley and from each women I saw godly virtues that I hope to emulate. While reading about their lives I have realized these women had their days of struggles but trusted God and followed Him.


Gladys Aylward (missionary in China), I loved the words of Ms. Aylward in saying "If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you." So many times I let what others say about me in what I can't do, and put in my mind that I will never be anything. But I know as long as I have Jesus I can do all things through HIM. I am here to bring glory to HIS name not myself or others.

Amy Carmichael, When I read about how Carmichael wanted to change her eye colour from brown to blue, I knew I could relate to her in wanting to change something about myself. I wanted to be taller and more outgoing. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am His daughter and He loves me. I loved how she started a prayer group with young working girls. I love kids and want to reach out to them. To show them the love of Christ.

Mary Slessor (missionary in Africa), I could see by the words of Ms. Slessor that she loved God and wanted to to reach to the people of Africa and wanted to present the gospel to them. I loved how she did not just run into a relationship with a man but first took it up with God. It is so easy for many women to run into the hands of a man because he interested in them, because he called them pretty or even kissed them. With this story, made me realize to put God first in everything. To wait patiently the man of God, the Lord will have for me.

Susanna Wesley, was a wife and a mother of 19 children. I was amazed how she raised her kids. Today people see kids as a cursed. I loved her strength in raising her kids when her husband was absent. She home schooled all of her children, she took the time to get to know each child individually, taught them about the Lord. I pray one day to have the opportunity to be a godly wife to my husband and a godly mother. To teach the children I will have about the Lord. To grow them in a godly home and to bring glory to God's name.

http://jbraggs.blogspot.com/search/label/Biblical%20Womenhood

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Random Picture


Me and my cousin in GA for Thanksgiving. She is so cute and a sweet little girl.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!


I am really excited to be able to enter another year. So much has happen, both good and bad but thourgh it all Jesus Christ is still Savior; a wonderful one I must say. I just want to praise His Holy Name, becuse he deserves it no matter what. I don't know what this year will hold but I will keep praying for my family and friends. As time goes on, I pray that I will fall deeply in love with my Savior, and look at everyday as if it was my last. To bring glory, honor, blessing to HIS NAME. I praise HIM, he is worthy.

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