SOMETHINGS;:I HAVE LEARNED; SO FAR!
Isaiah 1:19: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Pray, Listen, Obey
Obey God at all cost!
Take God at His Word
Barbara does not and will not ever know it all!!!!!
1 Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Destroy generational curses
Don’t ever become bitter. 1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing. If you ever get to the point you can’t pray; you really, really need God to help you; as we all do!!!
1 John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
My ultimate goal is:
Matthew 25:23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Never stop learning; keep an open mind
satan is my enemy; not my Sister, Brother or my Children; satan can and will use whoever allows him/her to use them. Luke 22:21: But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
I have been dipped!!! Thank God
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
1 John 4:6: We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Don’t go backwards. Don’t return to what God has delivered you from!
1 Corinthians 11:28: But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
Realize that God is God; people are going to be people! Don’t expect them to be God!
Ecclesiastes 5:1: Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Don’t be afraid to turn the T.V. off and listen to God. Sometimes; spend time intentional with Him. Just the two of you!
Pray daily! More; than once if required!
My Bible doesn’t tell me to like anyone. We must Love one another; we also must forgive to be forgiven. Don’t allow anyone other than God to control you!
The Bait of satan is offence
Proverb 4:27: Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
How do I treat my enemy?
Matthew 5:44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Luke 6:28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
John 17:9: I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Get over what people think and what I think. It is what God says!!!
Anger is not the issue; it is what I do with it! Any anger you will not control; will control you. We all get angry! Deuteronomy 32:22: For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Ephesians 4:26: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Be the Mature person in the situation; regardless of the situation. (Age has nothing to do with it)
Pray about everything and everybody.
Philippians 4:6: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Anything I will not confront; I will not deal with; including me and my issues!
There was an Earthquake in my Life. Everything in my life that was not founded upon Jesus was taken away and removed.
Currently; my Soul, Spirit and Body are in agreement. My flesh no longer rules!!
1 Thessalonians 5:23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are some things that are just between God and I.
2 Timothy 4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
1 Thessalonians 5:20: Despise not prophesyings.
1 Peter 2:11: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1 Peter 2:12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Acts 15:20: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
I have to take authority over my flesh; scripture tells me that my tongue I can’t tame. With God’s help; I can starve my flesh. Remember, whatever part of your body you/I feed the most; will be the strongest. I have no books, magazines that would detour me from God! I don’t watch R-rated or X-rated movies. I watch lots of TBN, those channels, tapes and CD’s. I watched the Passion once. I have the movie on CD; I’ve not been able to watch it again. (It is heartbreaking). I don’t watch scary movies. I have enough imagination all by myself! If I don’t look at something; why have it around! Sometimes; we can make things more difficult for ourselves! Now the stuff they show on TV; should be rated R and some of it should be X-rated. There are some things; I did not allow my children to see. We did not watch the Simpsons. Some things do not show good examples! I believe that as parents; we have a responsibilty that God has entrusted us with precious lives!
I desperately seek God!
I must be careful what I allow in my eye gates, my ear gates and I must watch my mouth:
I have set forth to please my God. I must make the right choices!
I am no spring chicken nor am I a baby Christian.
God is my Master. Anything He tells me not to do it is for my good and For His Glory! I am still learning. There are some things that I knew intellectually. Until My Sprit, Body and Soul could come together. I took God for granted. I’m being real. I can’t tell you from the aspect of a perfect child. I can tell you as someone that has personally experienced God’s Grace and Mercy. I just believe there are some things that do not become real to us; until we experience them. Im here to tell you. It is possible to learn from listening. I did not have anyone to share these things with me. I guarantee you; if you follow God’s word, He will teach you.
Just know; because you follow God’s word; it does not exempt you from problems. Most of my suffering has come from learning how to wait on God. In all that I have been through physically. It has not been the Physical pain that I have suffered. It has been the emotional and mental anguish. Maybe it’s just me.
God has been with me through the things I’ve been through. Oh yeah, now childbearing was not a picnic. God has a way of healing that pain. (Smile). God will heal you where you hurt! I’m a witness! Out of the five children. The longest I was in labor was four hours. Maybe that’s why I had so many! (Smile) “But My God”
I have a new enjoyment, love and appreciation for my children. We must realize that our children are people as well. They don’t have to do anything for us. I had a conversation with someone today. Please don’t ever take anyone for granted!! Ever!
There are a number of things that I learned after the stroke. I am just being real. See if you can learn them without having to go through what I did! However;
Hebrews 5:8: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Don’t lose your sweetness!
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Just as God; has extened Grace and Mercy to me! Extend Grace and Mercy to someone else. None of us deserves it; we surely can’t pay for it!!
Remember; what your parents taught you; always say Please and Thank you!
I will never forget the elderly lady in Florida told me “Baby it is a suffering way”. I did not know her matter of fact she hugged me while she told me. I just believe that God strategically places people in our lives as well as
Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.