Greatly Blessed and Highly Favored

This week I am Greatly Blessed and Highly Favored! It is Teacher Appreciation Week, my Birthday Week and Mother’s day. God knew that I would be ALL these things, these people! He knew that it would be my purpose to be born, be a Mom and be a Teacher. What a blessing it is to be celebrated in ALL these things that are about ME!

My Heavenly Father KNEW me before I was ever conceived. He knew who I was, who I was going to be, where I’d be, who’d I be with. He loved me as He held me in his hands to mold my unshaped body into the beauty he gave my parents. He let me make my decisions, but protected me, held my hand, lead me and grew me into a lovely, beautiful, caring, serving, loving, protective, intelligent Mom and Teacher. Our story: Psalm 139 tells it all:

Psalm 139:1-18 (my favorite)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you. NIV

I am His and He is mine. You are His and He is yours. Know Him the way He knows you! Let Him lead in your life and lead you into the everlasting. He is your father and friend. Your Savior, Protector and Provider! He loves you and me. We ALL, therefore, are greatly blessed and highly favored because God loves us so much!

It’s my Birthday Month!

During my Birthday month, I would like you to donate to the LITTLE FREE LIBRARY in your area. When you click on your browser, type in Little Free Library and it will show you where the Libraries are located in your area. Donate new and used adult and children’s books. Thank you so much for your contribution to the LOVE of READING! 📚❤

http://www.youngreadersfoundation.org

Firsts

Your first step.

Your first tooth.

Your first laugh.

Your first word.

Your first Birthday.

Your first day of School.

But one day, it’s all a memory.

It becomes a different first.

Your first Birthday.

Your first Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Your first Thanksgiving.

Your first Christmas.

Your first Anniversary.

Your first Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Your first year without me.

Your first year in Heaven.

Lola Brooks

I’m all in my feels thinking about a conversation my sister and I had recently.  We are still in our first year without our mom and both our parents, who died a year apart. We celebrate all the first our child does as a celebration of growth and we are happy and elated.  But we weep and feel lost when it becomes our first memory after a loved one becomes a citizen of Heaven.

First memories are always the hardest regardless of how many years they are gone.  Knowing that one day we will see them again in Heaven makes us happy and elated.  But until then, there will be times of sadness, loneliness and brokenness without them here with us. Sit quietly, breathe in their memory and carry them in your heart………….until then.

Learning From My Own Advice: How to find Love!

Today I had a conversation with my littles at school about how girls don’t chase or pursue boys. I have a couple of girls who like boys and have gotten mad because the boys don’t like them.  These  girls have tried everything to get these boys attention, but are only disappointed in the end. The boys are frustrated and angry that the girls won’t stop.  That’s when I stepped in.

I said, “He doesn’t like you, he doesn’t like you!  If he liked you, he would be after you, pursuing you!  All you’re doing is making him mad at you and not wanting to be your friend. What you need to do is:

  1. Get an education
  2. Get a career you love
  3. Get a house of your own
  4. Get a car of your own
  5. Get a life YOU love, THEN,

The right guy will FIND you, chase you, pursue you AND YOU get to choose. Boys the same goes for you.  When YOU get your life RIGHT and READY,  then you can FIND the girl who will choose YOU. 

WOW!  So much wisdom in my own words for me to them.  I need to start taking my own advice.  It’s right on point and on time.  Thank you self for making me a stronger person by listening to my heart, my mind and my gut. And thank you to my littles for my ‘Soap Box’  talks that enlighten us and help us to grow. 

I would like to sell my books, make lots of money and be famous. But what I would LOVE to do is introduce you to Jesus and create a legacy for your eternity! Because He loves you!💗

You Perfect? No Way!

Perfection will never be reached on Earth. Christians know this. We strive to be Holy! We are messy, broken, and undone. We need Jesus to live our lives daily.

Stop judging us and saying how we are not living for Christ. Are you actually living for Christ? Are you Holy? If you’re still here on Earth, you’re not perfect! When you die, will the movie of your life be blameless? Will it show that you did nothing wrong as a Christian? We make mistakes, we fall, we get angry, we live worldly, we say inappropriate things, but we have a God who forgives us when we ask Him to. A God who still loves us, who still comforts us, heals us, provides for us, takes care of us. He knows we will never be sinless! That’s why He died on the cross for us and took away our sins. When we confess, He forgives us because He loves us. Sometimes daily, hourly, or minute by minute.

God sent the Holy Spirit to live in us, to remind us in our daily walk with God. It’s a relationship, not a religion. Stop thinking you’re the person to condemn everyone of their sin when you sin, too.

(Matthew 7:1-3)“Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?  

You are not better, you are just as sinful as me or anyone else. Whether famous or not, Christians are people who love God, follow God, live for God and need forgiveness daily. You are the judge and jury over a person’s life, except your own. Are you living a sinless life? Do you ask God for forgiveness of your sins? Are you living a blameless life? Are you following Christ?

As a Christian, you are purposed to LOVE God and LOVE others.

(Matthew 22:36-40)“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 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.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Those are YOUR commandments from God. Are you following those? Do you Love God and Love others when you are condemning them? Are you a Christian when you place blame? We ALL sin and come short of the glory of God!

(Romans 3:22-26) There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

You are not blameless. You will NEVER be perfect here on Earth! Neither are they.

Love them, pray for them, forgive them. That’s what Christians do for each other. That’s what you need to do for them instead of blaming them, calling out their sin and condemning them. Be the Christian God has called you to be; a loving and forgiving Christian.

An Easter Story!

As Easter approaches, take a moment to enjoy this story written by me, Lola Brooks. My books are God’s word to you. He uses me to show you His love for you through words written just for you.

You can support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel, Lola R Brooks and buying this book for your family. You are greatly blessed and highly favored!

Don’t Wait! Don’t Wait!

Get your heart right! I just passed a bad wreck where a SUV was overturned on its roof and there were 4 ambulances and 1 trying to get there. I prayed as I passed and thought about if anyone died, did they know Jesus?
God created you. He created your birth day and your death day! No one knows either. Are you ready for the latter? Are you going to Heaven when you die? Sometimes it’s instant. You don’t always have time. Don’t wait! Don’t wait! Let me help me you. Pray this prayer: Dear Jesus, I love you. I want you to come into my life and save me from my sin. I accept you as my Savior. I believe you died to save me from my bad things I’ve done. I confess of my sinful ways and want you to live in me and help me to be like you; Loving and Holy. Help me find a Bible believing church and bring the right people in my life that lead me to you! In Jesus name, Amen!
Don’t wait! Please don’t wait! I beg you, don’t wait!