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We Will All Die!

We will ALL DIE!  That is inevitable!  No one lives forever!   Even if you choose NOT to believe in God, you will die! But He has you!  And He still chooses to pursue you even if you don’t want Him!  You will have every opportunity to ask Him into your heart, even at the end of your life. BUT if you let Him live within you DURING your living, THEN you will live the purpose you were created for. You will LOVE beyond all comprehension because you carry God’s love inside you.  You will have JOY because God wants you to enjoy an abundant life while living. You will have the srength to get through any trouble at anytime because God gives you His strength to use. You will have Peace in ALL areas of your life because He wants you to be anxiety and depression FREE!  You will have Clarity, Discernment, Knowledge, Wisdom, Gratitude, Kindness, Self-Control and many other of God’s attributes accessible to you during your living!  Who doesn’t want that????????  GOD LOVES YOU! I love you! Your living and even death is important to me!  God, I pray for all who are reading this today.  I pray that they will know that you LOVE them and want to live inside of them and set their unlivable lives FREE!  There is so much FREEDOM in you, God!  I accept you into my life at this moment.  I believe you died for me because you love me. I confess my sins to you and ask you to live in my life right now in this very moment.  Thank you, God for your saving Grace and loving Mercy!  In Jesus name, Amen!  If you prayed this prayer, WELCOME to God’s FAMILY! I am glad to have you as a sister or brother in Christ Jesus!  Find a Bible Believing Church for fellowship with other believers and the Teaching of God’s Word.  Read your Bible, physically or online to hear what God wants and needs to to know.  Find like-minded friends who will support you in your walk with God.  I’m here if you need to talk or pray.

Looking Back Moves Us Forward

This was my story 7 years ago! God can and will change lives if we let him. No one is immune from sin, but God heals and protects.
God is So Good!💗

I love how God changes you for the better and you get to see it for yourself!
About a year and half ago, I was brought down to my knees when I lost my house(my fault) and my kids and I had to live in separate places. I worked in Charlotte, drove back and forth daily, then lost my car (my fault). I took the bus from Gastonia to Charlotte and back to go to work daily. During this time, I was working on my relationship with God, putting my whole trust in him because I had nothing else and boy did he have his hands full! In one months time, I had a house, a car and two jobs in Gastonia. I’ve noticed myself over this time as being more focused on God than myself. I am more calm during stressful situations, because I know that God has it under control and he will give me the wisdom to know how to handle what I can handle. I love my relationship with God! He takes broken people and makes them new! Thank you God for my new life in you!

Want a new life with God? Pray this prayer: Dear God, please come into my heart and change my life. I believe in my heart that you died for my sins and to wash me clean. I confess all my sin to you and ask you to forgive me. I want to live for you and bring others to you and your love through my changed life! In Jesus name, Amen! Thank you Jesus!

Be Aware of your Surroundings!

It’s a shame that I can’t workout outside on a nice day in the sunshine on my day off without feeling unsafe or targeted. I just need to go ahead and certify as a conceal and carry. Or carry other safety objects just to walk and be healthy.

I was being followed at Rankin Lake during my walk this morning. I noticed him from the beginning of my walk when I felt someone following me and heard leaves crunching. I looked over my shoulder and he was right behind me a several feet away. I turned around and he got off on the side of the road near a park bench. With other people walking by, I kept walking. But not without noticing my surroundings and I continuously looked back behind me.

I walked with other people, greeted them and kept walking. Once on the other side of the lake, I started noticing that there were no more people coming my way. As I rounded the corner, I saw him again. I saw a turtle and stopped to take a picture of it. He stopped. Then started walking the other way. I took a picture of him. Then I started walking again. He started walking again toward me. I stopped, he stopped. I took a few pictures of him. One where he saw me take it.

I prayed that God would send someone around the corner and He did. A group of women and a boy with a dog came around the corner. I asked if I could walk with them and told them what was happening. They said Yes! Thank God! The man had to pass us because we were walking the opposite way. I looked at him straight in his face and gave him my Teacher look. Then a park person drove by in her golf cart. I stopped her and told her what happened and showed her the guy. She drove me to my car. Then I left.

This is ridiculous! In broad daylight, with lots of other people around, someone I didn’t know felt ok to harass me and cause me harm. In the future, I will be walking with protection and with others.

Jesus, I thank you for coming your rescue today. Thank you for protecting me and sending reinforcements to help me. Please protect others who may not be aware of their surroundings or have the courage to ask for help. Bubble wrap us all in your care and love. In Jesus name, Amen.

Speak Life

It really upsets me when parents don’t give their children the credit they deserve. I have the most amazing, curious, lovable learners in my class. Your tongue holds life and death in the words you say. What your child hears at home, they will not hear at school, not in my class. I will uphold your curiosity, your love of learning, your ability to work hard, your friendliness to others, your smile and your heart. I will celebrate you when you try and fail and when you pick yourself up and try again. I will celebrate you when you succeed and join the class in making it known, so everyone can celebrate with you. I will speak LIFE into you, words and actions that you can carry throughout your life to live out your Purpose and share with others. I will be your greatest supporter and cheerleader! I am here for you! You don’t have to worry about your future! I got you!💗 Love, Ms. Brooks!

God’s Protection

On my way home from Church this morning, I was thinking about all my friends, their exes and their lives now. I thought about each one individually and how hard it must be to still have to be connected to and live near their ex.

Finding new relationships must seem really hard and carrying that extra baggage into a new relationship must bring great challenges for them and their new person.

Your children, their children, grandchildren, blending, combining, etc. It seems like a hot mess. But I wouldn’t know. I’m sure I could know, but God’s protected me from that a long time ago. I was married once and divorced with children, but because of God’s protection over my life, I am free, totally free today.

He protected me from relationships that could have ruined me. He protected me from bad decisions I made. He protected me from bad people who could have hurt me and my family. He protected from mistakes, failures, falling down, feeling lonely, depression, and mental anguish.

God’s protection, whether I knew He was there or not, kept me from remaking bad choices because I trusted His choices. He knew when the enemy sent choices I couldn’t resist, he gave me discernment and the knowledge to make the right choice for my life. If it is meant to be, It will be right. It will be what I need, not what I want.

Thank you God for protecting me all these years from things that could’ve ruined me. I am free, I’m mean really FREE because of You! THANK YOU! To the world, if I seem too good for you, I AM! Because of Jesus, I AM!

Love God, Love Others

“I” create Change!  Lord, help me to see what You see.  Change my perspective, this will change my attitude.  Help me to see others and circumstances through Your eyes of Grace, Mercy and Love. This is the way You see me.  

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Do you love God and then others? Is your life fulfilling or is something missing? I can tell you it has nothing to do with success or money. You were CREATED to love God and love others, not yourself. Life is hard and unfulfilling because we focus on ourselves rather than on God and others. We are NOT living abundantly because we are not living our purpose. Our purpose is to love God and others. We are given special gifts to help us love others. Are you using yours? Do you even know what it is? Ask God, He CREATED you and a gift only you have.

Don’t know God? Say this prayer: Dear God, I love you! I want you to come into my heart and save me from sin. I accept you as my Savior and believe in my heart you died just for me and to save me from my sins. I confess all sin and ask you to forgive me. Thank you for saving me. I will live out the rest of my life loving you and others. In Jesus name, Amen. YAY! Welcome to God’s Family. Next steps: Read the Bible, find a Church and someone/group to talk with you about God

Loving God and others is how we change the world!