Patience

As a child I was told ‘Never pray for patience…’. They never said why though. It wasn’t until I was an adult and found a Pentecostal church that I finally got the answer. ‘…because with patience comes trials.’

Those trials, I’ll tell ya. They can be a headache! They are sneaky little buggers!! Just when you think life is going great, BOOM! Instinctually you want to ask God for patience to weather the storm but then you remember those trials and find yourself asking if you prayed for patience inadvertently lol.

So if you can’t pray for patience in this situation, how do you proceed? Below you’ll find some scriptures that might get you through those moments of stormy weather…

Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:9 – And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

When you have a few moments, pray and meditate over these few verses.

Be strong. Have faith. Be of good courage.

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MOOD….

Eye of the Storm

Ryan Stevenson

LYRICS

In the eye of the storm

You remain in control

And in the middle of the war

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet

Between the black skies, and my red eyes, I can barely see

When I realize I’ve been sold out by my friends and my family

I can feel the rain reminding me

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control

In the middle of the war, You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

Mmm, when my hopes and dreams are far from me

And I’m runnin’ out of faith

I see the future I picture slowly fade away

And when the tears of pain and heartache

Are pouring down my face

I find my peace in Jesus’ name

In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah)

You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)

In the middle of the war

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me (Your love surrounds me)

In the eye of the storm (in the eye of the storm)

When the test comes in and the doctor says

I’ve only got a few months left

It’s like a bitter pill I’m swallowing

I can barely take a breath

And when addiction steals my baby girl

And there’s nothing I can do

My only hope is to trust You

I trust You, Lord

In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah)

You remain in control

In the middle of the war (middle of the war)

You guard my soul (yeah!)

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me (yeah!)

In the eye of the storm

You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)

In the middle of the war (in the middle of the war)

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

Oh, in the eye of

Lord, in the eye of the storm

I know You’re watching me, yeah

Ay

When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)

When my flesh is failing

You’re still holding on, oh whoa

When the storm is raging (the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and all my hope is gone)

When my flesh is failing (my flesh is failing)

You’re still holding on, ooh

When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone)

Even when my flesh is failing (flesh is failing)

You’re still holding on, holding on

The Lord is my Shepherd

I have all that I need

He let’s me rest in green meadows

He leads me beside peaceful streams

He renews my strength

He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid

For You are close beside me

Changes…

We moved. Due to Hurricane Harvey we felt it necessary to relocate. Our home suffered no damage, (Thank You, Jesus!!), but my husband decided that he no longer wanted us to live so near the coast. We’re in the Dallas area now and absolutely loving it. I miss my church family but I’m loving getting to know our new church family! We attend First Pentecostal Church in Dallas, better known as Dallas First Church.

Deuce is quizzing on a new bible quiz team and he is loving it!

He’s in scouts and loving it. He’s also in a local public school which he isn’t loving as much but he is beginning to adjust.

That’s what relocation is. Adjustment. We must all go through a time of adjustment in our lives. Maybe that means new cities, or schools, or churches. Maybe that means adjusting to your new walk with Christ! Getting to know and following Jesus can seem overwhelming at first. You don’t know what to say or how to act now. It’s a whole new mindset that you’re learning, and adjusting takes time. That’s okay! No one expects you to be perfect. Least if all Him! The most important thing to remember is to try your best to live holy. A scripture that comes to mind is Joshua 1:9…

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Such awesome words to remember when changes or adjustments in your life hit you!

So just remember, He’s with you always! Throughout any and all changes that may occur. His footsteps are beside yours. He’s holding your hand, and when the weight of adjustment gets to be too burdensome, don’t fret. Just give it to God and he’ll take care of it!

Ladies Shut In

So Thursday night and all day and night Friday I was at a women’s lock in at Anointed Tabernacle in Beaumont Texas. So many words come to mind when I think of what I experienced for the last day and a half. The most prevalent though, is AWESOME! You’ll find that I use that word a lot lol. I saw women getting the Holy Ghost for the first time, I saw women being baptized in Jesus name, I heard prophecies. I saw an angel! The spirit was really moving in that place and I feel so blessed that I got to experience it all.

On the last night a man came in. I watched as they lifted him from his wheel chair and laid him on the alter. They laid hands on him. They prayed over him. I watched as the spirit overtook him. I watched as he lifted his hands to God. I watched the tears flow down his face as he spoke in tongues, and I rejoiced with him! When they put him back in his chair, I watched as he wheeled a lap around the sanctuary! Seeing the pure joy on his face as he went down in that water and came up a new man was a beautiful sight to behold.

There was so much I didn’t know when I got there. How to pray was one of them. I always felt silly praying; in public and in private. I’m naturally a shy person which plays a part in my finding this difficult. There was a lady there who sat and talked to me for about two hours. She was so helpful and I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to speak with her. They handed out packets when we got there. They were filled with all kinds of goodies about praying and fasting. She was kind enough to take some time and answer some questions I’ve had for awhile and have been too embarrassed to ask. I told her things about myself that I had never told anyone else. It was such a cleansing and eye opening experience!

Going forward, I hope to grow in Christ and build on the things that were revealed to me in listening to Sis Warner, and the last prophecy in particular.

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My New Study Bible

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Got a King James study bible today! Kind of excited about this. Sometimes (for me at least) reading the KJV bible can be a bit confusing. I haven’t had the opportunity to really get into it yet but I skimmed the beginning. Looks like there’s a lot of historical references and that’ll be fun; reading more about the history and gaining a better understanding of how everyone connects to everyone else.

Almost A Year Later

It’s been almost a year since my initial post. Been kind of busy. I’m hoping to be able to keep up with this now.

So things that are new:
My son is about to finish 1st grade at United Christian Academy, my husband has finished his next to last year in grad school. Also, he’s almost finished with his first year teaching.

Things are going great at church! I attend First United Pentecostal church in Port Arthur, Texas.

What you missed @ FUPC:
Roundup Sunday- we all wore rodeo and western attire. We had a cookout, games, and horse rides!
On the very same day we also celebrated the elders in our church with a supper just for them. I was asked to prepare a couple of desserts; banana pudding and peach cobbler (recipes will be in another post).
Easter- Unfortunately the children were unable to put on a skit, but we were treated to a lovely sermon about the resurrection. HE LIVES!!

Coming up:
Recommitment Sunday. We are going to build a new church!!

It’s Saturday so tonight will be our weekly youth led service. We have awesome youth! They are filled with the holy spirit and are not afraid to show it!

Our service just ended a little while ago. As usual the holy spirit moved through the congregation touching souls left and right! It was awesome to experience! One of our pastors sons Bro Jonathan McCoy spoke about not being afraid to step out and talk about God; winning souls.

I’d like to end this post asking if anyone reading this has a prayer request. Leave it in the comments and I’ll make sure to add you to my personal prayer list. Have a blessed night!