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God’s Timing

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c50ce5bd99b27a7a1f19b5262bc6c40fI came across an old Instagram post from Heather Lindsey just yesterday while skimming through my note3 picture feed. The picture to the left was from last year and I honestly didn’t thing it would pertain to any part of my life but, as a child of God… yes! What I mean to say is, I don’t have randoms(boyfriends or lovers on the side). Never dated actually. Never kissed a boy. Never held hands with a bow either (male family members don’t count).

I guess you can say I was never really interested and that isn’t a bad thing. Well the days where I was a high schooler is now gone and so are my “supposed” college days. I’m 23 years old and I don’t feel like my biological clock is ticking, but I do feel like everyone who was in my birth-year; those I went to school with, I feel like there life is going somewhere and I’m stuck right where I’ve always been and that’s by myself, by little ole me.

I’m not bothered by my “single-ness”. I have never been. I think most people who can relate to me agree. It’s not the single, the plus one(not), that is the problem. It’s the perspective of seeing someone else life move on and your stuck.

Let me repeat that: It’s perspective.
(A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.)

The fact that I am looking through the looking glass that is so clouded {envy, jealousy} I can’t see the truth, but I see the mirage. I see what the devil wants me to see. I see the happiness of others but not their struggle to get there. I see their green grass, but not the amount of time and hard earned tending to  that green grass. We see people happy, and yet don’t know why or how, yet we want what they have.

A few days ago, I believe this past Monday, I was going through a few I was reading up on RecessionistaCornelious Lindseyand some others as I got through drifting through a few random IG’s. I came across a lot of men who followed God with all their heart and focused on him with a perspective that couldn’t be shaken from years of learning and learning on God.

God showed me and told me as plain as day: There are plenty of them {men of God} out there who live for me, if I wanted you to be taken, I would have let you be seen.

God’s will for my life has to be within my perspective- my point of view. If I don’t live for God, I won’t be happy. If I don’t give up the worldly desire, I won’t be happy. I won’t be spiritually fulfilled, spiritually happy, spiritually satisfied. If God isn’t your perspective- your point of view, then forget about happiness.

No, happiness won’t be the first thing you experience on your walk with Christ. Freedom will be. Then aching, then pain, then rest, then more refining, then more rest, then battling, then breaks in war, then more war, then one day it would be settled. Everything will be fine, dandy even. Satan and his demonic army will be put to rest and you to eternal freedom and happiness.

So, I don’t look at people the same. I look at them how God would want me to see them. I am hidden by God. No man can come for me unless God wants them too and I am totally fine with that. That just leaves God and Me for a while, a good while, and that’s just what I need to keep my perspective right. Plus, I’m a pretty spoiled princess, I’ve been with God for far too long, that man who is meant for me has to be more than average, but a prince in the making.

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B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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Good Day Friends,

Today is OBD! I am happy to announce the first podcast on my blog. It’s been a long decision but it was finally made and so here it is. You will need:

1. Time    2. A Heart Willing To Learn   3. The Holy Spirit

I Hope you enjoy this podcast.

God Is Uncompromising Published on PodOmatic

A few scriptures to go along with the Podcast:

  • Psalm 57:7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!”
  • Proverbs 20:28Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.
  • 2 Peter 1:6 ” 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 brotherly affection with love.”
  • Colossians 4:2 “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
  • Exodus 20:6 “but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

One person, in the Bible, has talked about Gods amazing-saving-grace and steadfast love all the time. David. He knew what it meant to give himself up daily. He was a great in expressing his worries, doubts, love, joy, in the simplest form known to human nature. With out voices. With praise and worship. It was natural for David, the anointed king, to give up his desires and wants to God as if his life depended on it. And so shall I be. I want to depend on God and no one else. Unless God says otherwise, I look toward Him, and Him alone.

Maybe in a later podcast or blog, I’ll talk about the promise ring and necklace plus the letters. Give you more of an insight on promises and how I’ve progressed since then and now.

 

B’ Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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Betting On Hope By Debra Clopton

BettingOn Hope

By Debra Clopton

Published by Thomas Nelson

A story about intertwined people and what they a missing out on be a use of personal matters. A man who lives in a busy body town where not one citizen is nosey but all of them and a woman who is looking for a special place to call home while on a business trip.

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I always love a good story about country men and God tied up all together but I wasn’t able to get into this one. I was gung-ho ready to read it when I got it and wasn’t able to dip by head into it. Finally though I was able to and it wasn’tain’t something I, myself, was able to stick too. But I am willing to give this book a second chance. So that’sthat’s what this new week is all about. Giving this book a second chance. I am going to bury my head deeply into this book I just might get lost in it.

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An August Bride By Debra Clopton

An August Bride by Debra Clopton 
Published by Zondervan

An August Bride is a novella filled with ups and downs of how our hurts can turn us into someone God doesn’t want us to be. The sweet unfolding of what we dont want, only to find what God wants for our lives.

An August Bride is a sweet, light romantic novella with a hint of realism. I loved how the main female character, really wrestled with her self on the subjest at hand. It made the connection between me and a fictional-story writer seem as if we were on the same page. Character development was a breeze. Though the plot that should have backed the main female character should have been more in tow, though it was a good balance of the time-line. This particular novella was heavely built on scene; if any of you have been in Texas long enough, you’ll know what I mean. The descriptions were great.

I was entertained and even caught myself in a few laughs and quips. The overall message was inspiring: Never let one bad event spoil your life or change your opinon on anything, you might miss out on all God has to offer. I highly recommed this novella.

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B’Sweet~Stay Sweet
Annie ♡

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I’ve Seen Joy & I’ve Seen Pain

Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post.

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Broken Hallelujah by The Afters is an amazing song, and it just pulls my heart strings. My favorite part is the chorus.

I’ve seen joy and I’ve seen pain
And on my knees I call Your name
Here’s my broken Hallelujah
With nothing left to hold onto
I raise these empty hands to You
Here’s my broken
Here’s my broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

It just relates to how I feel these days. Not knowing where I’m going, how I’m going to get there and when, but believing God can build beauty for ashes is amazing, my only truth I’ve found this week, is brokenness isn’t the stopping point for God, in fact it’s actually our beginning as children of God and in His hands we shouldn’t worry, we need to hold on to hope, the greatest thing next to mercy, grace, and faith. Why not try it for yourself. Positivism for the rest of the week and nothing else. When times get hard come back to this song and sing the chorus nice and loud. Break barriers of the heart, crash that horrible negative chatter, bring down Satan’s troubles with wisdom; for she is worth more that life in it self.

 

 

 

B’Sweet-Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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A May Bride by Meg Moseley

May Bride was a great whirlwind of faith, passion, and hard work thrown into one amazing-storytelling novella. The book had a believing plot and characters who fell into real-life mistakes and family issues.

A May Bride has a great plot. Just like An April Bride this book showed authenticity to real life problems. Everything from the characters to the spontaneity of characteristic attitudes and last minutes decision gave off real life problems. The characters written were amazing, their problems and given attitudes were very well similar to people I know in my life. Everything from beginning to end was great and didn’t leave me exhausted of reading or starved of character development. The way how God  and faith was brought into these books was also good. The use of faith being thrown around with doubt was very realistic and yet I was always reminded this was a story and not real life. Half and half is a good mixture for relation and enjoyment.

Books that relate are very hard to find these days, but this was an amazing novella with lighthearted prose that doesn’t make you overwhelmed. Highly Recommended.

 

 

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What Would I Choose?

Hey There,

I was sitting in my bed this morning, right around 6:45 am and I was thinking. If God asked me one thing I wanted, what would I choose? I started naming off material things and the thing I chose out of that would be long “tame-able” hair. I listed the reason why and I mean come on, anyone who has seen me knows why. I just don’t have the patience or motivation I should say to flat-iron my hair every time I wash it. I have puffy hair, in other words I sport a very soft, light, fluffy Afro! Which doesn’t exactly stay straight if I am sleeping or laying down. When it get’s messy it looks very odd. I contemplated this for a few minutes and then thought. Well if God really wanted to grant me one thing I wouldn’t exactly choose my hair to be different.

I started thinking about a few people in the bible who had a chance to receive something of great measure from God Himself or someone else God had trusted with a task. I first thought of Elisha who received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit and Solomon who also received wisdom. These two people were stuck in my mind for the next 10 minutes as I thought about it. I would love a triple portion of Elisha’s spirit. It would be amazing to have authority to change situations and heal the broken. Yet, wisdom is key to everything. When you get wisdom, you get insight (Proverbs 4:5). Now Solomon was the wisest but he also fell pretty hard with his wives leading him astray to their ‘gods’. His wisdom in the end didn’t come in handy for him; for he lacked self-discipline. I think I’ll stand on the first choice.

If I was ever asked… I would want a triple portion of Elisha’s spirit, to grow in self-discipline and wisdom. To have the Characteristics of the Fruit of The Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25); to be well rounded in God’s love and have that kind of protection, that’s what I would choose.

 

 

B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥