Friday, January 22, 2016

Parking Lot Rage

I have often heard my husband get angry with a driver who goes into a parking space that we were headed for, but I have never heard anyone else yell at a person. We had such a person do such a thing to us the other day.

I have the right to park in a handicap space. I have a sticker and as we came into Barnes and Noble we saw a handicap place open. My husband drove into it. I saw a car that was near the sidewalk but didn't see a blinker or any indication that the driver wanted to pull into the same space. Next thing we know this person found another space and when we both got out of our cars this guy was yelling and screaming at us and talking real loud with the people he was with saying that we knew he wanted to park in that space.  Even when we got into the store he was still yelling at us.

I was very shaken up because I know if we saw that he was going to turn into the space we would have found another one.

Between road rage and parking lot parking I don't know which is worse. I am glad that my husband does most of the driving so I don't have to deal with. It is scary time in both cases.

I am so glad that God knows all about what is going to take place. We as Christian need to have the right attitude, but sometimes other drivers gets the best of us. If we act upon our anger that is sin and we need to confess it to the Lord. Most of the time can not confess our anger to others and ask for their forgiveness.

How about you? Do you get a feeling of road rage or anger when someone takes your parking spot?

Verse For The Day
Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

It's A Good Good Day!

When I went to visit my niece a few years back my nephew kept singing the lyrics to a song which I never heard, "It's Going To Be A Good Good Day" it might even be a good night. Every time I hear the song played I think of my nephew.

I also can say today so far it has been a very good good day.

 I had my quiet time with the Lord and He gave me instructions of what I was to do this morning. In my private devotions  I am reading the book of Micah. I would recommend  if you have an opportunity to read the Old Testament, especially the lasts books in the Old Testament,  it is amazing all the information, blessings, and closeness to God you can receive from reading these books. They give a very good picture of who God is and how He feels about His chosen people the Israelites. It also helps me see what I should or should not be doing in my own life as the Bible has the same principles for us today. God never changes and neither does His Word. (Note: we may have many versions of the Bible, but the original Words written were given to the writers by God.)

Now back to getting done the next thing on my list to do.

May you all have a very good good day also.

Verse For The Day
Isaiah 30:18 (ESV)
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Sister And My Devotions How Do They Go Together?

Today as I was reading my personal devotional from the book of Habakkuk, I thought of my sister. Not because of what I was reading, but how I am going about starting out the New Year.

My sister and I didn't grow up together. I was adopted when I was a baby and went right home from the hospital with my adoptive parents. So for ten years I thought she was my cousin. I stayed with her, my brother, and my Mom at their house during the summer. In 1956, I lost contact with them. It would not be til 1996 I would see her again and  finally meet her as my sister. I was so excited I Now I had a sister that I could share things with.

The reason I was reminded of her this morning is that even though we were separated all those years we have so many things in common. I won't go into all of them but the one thing that I want to mention is that we tend to start from the back of a magazine and other materials when we read them. So that is what I am doing with the Old Testament of the Bible. I started reading the last book in the Old Testament and reading the Bible this way.

So far I have read Malachi, Zechariah, Haggai, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, which by the way is my favorite one so far. What a prayer life Habakkuk had. My next book is Nahum. I found this is a good way to read some of the books of the Bible that are not read much and many may not know they exist.

I am so thankful that I found my sister and when we are able to talk to each other we share what we are doing. The only problem is she lives in another state so we don't see each other very often. But the Lord knows what we need and provides us with love, caring, phones,computer so we don't lose each other again.

Father, I must end this post with thanksgiving to You for allowing  Doris, Doug, Mom and I to find each other and have a great relationship and love toward each other. It doesn't always work out this way with adoption but You have been so good to us.  It took many years for me to be ready for the reunion but You knew just the right time. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Have A Question

The question I have for today is do you have a favorite verse(s) or maybe you have what we call a life verse(s) that you go to? I was reading about this the other day somewhere in my reading material. 

Mine is as follows:
2 Peter 1:3-11
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brother affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus  Christ for whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from the former sins. 

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Count God's blessings today

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Praising God

I am still recovering from my virus and sinus infection so I have been resting. As I lay on my bed and I begin my time with God I first stop and think of who my God is. Once I begin to really think about all He is to me and to the world it is mind bogging.

* He spoke and the world was created with the help of His Son Jesus. And yes the Holy Spirit was there with them. 

* He is a God of love, but He also disciplines us. We all need that from time to time.

* He is a jealous God. He wants all of us not just part of us. He wants us to love Him with all of our hearts, minds, souls, strength. He also wants us to love our neighbors which means anyone that comes into our lives. 

* He chose me to be His child.

* He has a plan for me. He will guide me in how to do that plan.

* He makes me feel special as He does for all His children. 

I could go on, but I think that is enough for now. I trust that when you meet with God you first recognize who He is, then confess your sins, then thank Him for what He has done for you, and finally you can ask for your supplications. You will find great peace and comfort in this. I know that I do. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Mama Can Sing Bass

I trust that your New Year is starting out good. So far mine has not been the best start. I have a sore throat, I sound like Mama could sing bass, and my blood sugar is 207 this morning. It was 358 the other day. I am back to really watching my diet and drinking a lot of water, and resting a lot. 

I don't usually get sick very often but with the weather the way it has been here in Upstate New York we had 60% temperature for Christmas. It is now getting colder but it is suppose to warm up again later on. 

It amazes me that we never know what a day will bring. I tend to be a person with the personality that it is hard for me to have a schedule. I am a spur-of-the moment type of person anyway. But I have been reading about being more organized, and I am doing this and now I can't find anything. Has that ever happened to you? Someday I will have my office, computer room, craft room just the way I want it. In the mean time I know that the Holy Spirit will guide me in what to do and not worry when I can't do something I want. God has His own timetable. I am sure glad that I have the Holy Spirit to help me through a day. 

How About You?
Do you have times when you want to get things done and due to illness or something else that comes into your life that interferes with what you have planned that God is there with you and the Holy Spirit with guide you and you will get done what you need to.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

While I Was Dreaming

I happened to be one that remembers most of my dreams in detail after they happened. In fact just this morning I was dreaming and my husband woke me up when it was time for my medicine. I then went back to sleep and continued my dream.

I tend to have dreams that are all alike in some way. It is either the kind of dream that I am trying to help people to get out of danger or it may be that I am in danger and trying to escape, or when I was working on graphic novel at work I was dreaming I was Super Woman flying off the building I lived in when I was a child. When I first went on one of my new medicines I was dreaming of shooting people because I was mad at them. 

I see a theme in these dreams which I believe the Lord is showing me that I still have a lot of anger, loss of self-worth, and fear in my life. I had a very unhappy and abusive childhood and there are a lot of issues that I have not truly dealt with.

So this morning I asked my Heavenly Father to show me how to deal with the issues I am struggling with so that this new year will be a much better, healther, and a closer walk with Him.