Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Everyone has a someday shoes kinda of dream....you know the one that you dare to hope for. The one that you tell yourself that you can never achieve. Here is a hint! You can do it. How you may ask? I have some much going against me. The thing that you need to remember is to have faith in yourself, and then ask God if to help you with it. For me there was a time when I was just barely going from day to day, let alone giving in to the hope of things I had dreamed about. Here I was a single mom trying to make ends meet. All I knew was that my kids and I needed Jesus. I would dare to dream that someday God would introduce me to a wonderful Godly man who would be willing to be my husband. A man who would be willing to help me raise my kids in a biblical way, One thing I needed to do was let go of that dream and give it to God. I also had to work on my own self worth and how I felt about myself. You see I am not a slender girl, I don't have a lot of money and I trust to easily. I had to learn that I needed to see myself as God sees me...The apple of His eye, the one who He hung the stars and the moon for. I had to come to the realization that He would provide for my needs nothing more or nothing less. In this lesson of life, I learned that I needed to take care of the monies He gave me. The hardest one was still keeping my trust in people even if they hurt or disappointed me. This was hard for me, for I had to learn to forgive and let go. Moving on and not letting myself become hurt after someone hurt me was a hard thing for me to do, but with God's grace it happened. Did you know that God is a faithful God? He gave me my Ray who is willing to love me through the thick and thin. Willing to stand beside me and lead in me a way that God intended. I am still not rich, but I am not wanting for things. God always comes through and provides for the needs of myself and my kids. He is teaching me to trust unconditionally, but trust with wisdom and grace. God is faithful to surround me with a best friend who gets me on a level that only best friends can get. I have 4 amazing kids who I love to the moon and back, then to infinity and beyond. My challenge to you is to put on your someday shoes and start walking towards the wonderful plan God has for you. He only has your best interest in mind. Do you dare to reach out and take a hold of the dreams God has placed in your heart?? Go ahead take hold and know that I am fighting for you as well...You got this...Just my 2cents...
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Candy Cane Story
A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would remind people of the true meaning of Christmas; so he made the candy cane to incorporate several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and the firmness of the promises of God.The candymaker then shaped his cane into the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to the earth as Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reaches down to to reclaim the fallen lambs who, like sheep, have gone astray.Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.
Merry Christmas from Walking With Him. May you feel the peace of the Lord upon you and yours.~Missie