I’m sorry about all the Scotland posts, but I’m really excited! :D
I sent a message to a Church last night, and this morning I woke up to a reply! The Pastor said “How VERY EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” He gave me a scripture too, Revelation 3:7, a door that God opens NO man can close! :D and he asked me to call him so we could chat more about it..! :D WOOH. At least I got the hardest bit of actually explaining why I’m randomly getting in contact done via email. I called him this afternoon and we spoke a little bit and basically he’d love me to go up for a couple of days and he’s happy to allow me to stay with him and his wife and they’ll even pick me up from the station! I’m SO THANKFUL to God right now, and to the awesome people who he’s put in my path. I don’t even know these people and they’re showing me such awesome love already! I’m so looking forward to going up to meet them and spending some time in there Church!
Although, I’m STRESSING SO MUCH!
I honestly can’t see how I’m going to afford it. Now, I HONESTLY TRUST GOD. But because I can not see how I’m gonna be able to afford it..I’m panicking. I know he’s going to provide, so I’ve got to carry on trusting. I know he’s going to make a way. I mean, this time last night I didn’t even think I’d have anywhere to stay. BOOM! He is so able. And the best thing is the more we trust him the more we realise WHY we put our trust in him.
I thank you for all of you who have been praying for me, and I honestly thank you. Please help continue to pray with me, especially in the financial department. I attend quite a big Church at the moment, But I haven’t spoken to many people at Church about this desire God has placed in my life, and however tempted I am to go up to the Leadership in Church and ask if they can help me out, I don’t want to..because I’m sure they’d be like..why didn’t you tell us? But I donno. I’m just stressing over nothing. God is awesome. I’m so happy to even be going.
I can’t contain my excitement, I can’t sleep, just thinking over the awesomeness! :D
But I’m gonna stop typing now..so speak to you later all! :D THANK YOU FOR PRAYING! :D
Well, you know guys. I posted the other day about wanting to go to Inverness for a week next month because God has called me to go. I’ve been looking at Churches and stuff, and God pointed me out this Church. I looked at the website and felt God saying “This is it!!” I have no idea why. So I found the email address of this Church and spent half hour writing this email that was like…3 sentances long. And sent it…
to find the email link didn’t work. Greaaaat! -.-’ Does this mean I’d have to call?
that would be RANDOM. “hello, my names Susan and I feel God’s calling me to your Church.” I didn’t want to call. I’ve been wrestling with myself all day today as to weather to call or not. Today I explored the website a bit more and found the website for the group of Church’s it belongs too..and then found another email address for them!
So at half 11 I sat writing an email. It sounds loads better than my first attempt and it’s now sent. Although I’m so nervous! What if I sound like a complete weirdo? But never mind..this is God’s will, and who knows, they may have been Praying for someone like me! ( Yep, highly doubt it, but ya know! :P).
I know they probably won’t reply till like, tomorrow or possibly later, depending. But I’m so nervous I kinda wish I did phone just to get an instant reply!
And even if they reply saying, well yeh, we feel you should come up..HOW am I gonna get up. I guess this is going to teach me a BIG lesson on trusting God and taking that step of Faith! :)
Prayers are much appreciated everyone! :D
Okay, I posted the other day about Scotland.
I’ve (fingers crossed) Got a week off! (10th-18th June) (funny, how the week I’ve probably got off, the sunday is when my friend is getting Baptised so I’ll be able to go see him get baptised! Aha, God is good! :D) Anyway, I’ve got no idea what God wants me to do up there, or how I’m going to get there. Or where I’m going to stay. Or how I’m going to afford it. He’ll provide it all though, But Can you please help pray with me about it..as I’m getting a bit nervous..
EEE! This morning I was like, Okay God. I know you want me to go, but just to be sure. Give me three signs today. Nothing till about 4pm. Then a guy with a heavy Scottish accent came into the shop and I got chatting. Turns out he was from Inverness. Sign one. Straight from work went to Bible Study at a friends house and on his TV came an advert for Visit Scotland. Sign two? On my way home I was thinking yep God, 2 signs not three. I don’t have to go. Around the corner from my house I’ve seen a guy we had out tracks in town with. Got chatting and I was like, i remember your name but can’t pronounce it. Then he was like, yep I’ve got a galic name. Scottish Galic. GOD! REALLY!? Can’t moan though, I’m actually really ecxited and can’t wait for God to work through me. All for his Glory, for his kingdom.
He is such an awesome God. We have EVERYTHING we need as Christians, yet there are people out there dying every single day without knowing Jesus. If I spent a whole year working night and day just to see one person saved, I’d do it. But anyway, I’m aware I’m going off topic. Thank you in advanced my awesome Brothers and sisters in Christ from across the globe. You’re all awesome! :3
But I don’t know when..
or why. Although I trust God and his perfect timing. He has a plan for me. This morning while praying and Worshiping I really felt him say to me that he wants me to go for a week next month.
Funny, I said to myself. “Can’t be right, I’ve just started training to be a manager, no ways am I getting time of next month.”
But then I phoned up work, and the’ve said that it’s fine. I can get a week of next month. Nothing stops God’s plan. When God opens a door, no man will be able to close it.
Inverness here I come. I don’t know why, I don’t know when yet. I just know that God is going to lead me to where he wants me, and I will do anything for the Glory of his Kingdom!
The spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim FREEDOM for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance for our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of despair. they will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour.
So..okay, there’s this guy.
I’ve known him for like.. 2 years now. From the first time I spoke to him I knew there was something I liked about him. I don’t even know how we started to get close, it’s so weird. It only so happens that he lives in the same village as one of my other close friends, and I spent a lot of time with this friend during the summer, which meant I saw a lot of him. We then started meeting up to pray and such. He’s so on fire for the Lord, it’s amazing. He helps me, and I help him. I kinda let slip to him I liked him about 6 months ago, but he just said at the time he wasn’t really looking for a girl and wanted to concentrate on the Lord. Awesome, I didn’t mind. I let my feelings take a back seat all this time. He’s like a brother to me, but this week, since the Lord set me free from stuff on Thursday, I can’t get him off my mind! It’s kind of annoying. I don’t want to muck up our relationship we have atm, because we meet with someone else every Monday for Bible study and I don’t want that to be hindered by this. The worst part is not even knowing if he feels the same way!
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, and not self-seeking. It isn’t easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs, love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always preserves, always trusts, always protects, always hopes. 1 Corinthians 13(well, it goes something like that anyway)
Oh Lord, please show me in which way I should deal with this! :-D
Hey guys! well, I said I’d post it! And it’s here :) Sorry it’s quite long, but please don’t let that discourage you, I made it as short as possible!
God is so awesome. He can turn anything around. He can use you, no matter what you’ve been through, and no matter what you do. There is no task to great for him. :) Blessings!
The past couple of days have been tough, really tough. Many of you don’t know my story, and I promise you I’ll get it posted on here some stage this weekend. But for the time being I’ll tell you this little bit.
When I was 16, I met a guy. (i’m now 19) And at the time, I wasn’t a Chrisitan, and he stopped me feeling lonely. He made me feel loved, feel special. Soon I’d given myself away to him sexually. I found out that he was sleeping with another girl at that time, but instead of cutting it off, I carried on sleeping with him. I then gave my life to God, but I wasn’t very passionate at the time, so to speak. I continued to sleep with him.
A few months later, I found myself pregnant. My youth pastor at the time told me that I should have an abortion. I put my foot down, I may have been scared, I knew that the Dad wouldn’t stick around, but I wouldn’t kill an innocent life, because of my mistakes. Then, to my horror, I had a miscarriage. That is the single most heart breaking thing that has ever happened to me. Like a part of me was missing. I’ll never forget that day.
Over the years, I haven’t dealt with it. Instead I’ve kept going back to the guy, time and time again. Partly because in my heart I wanted to try for another child, part of me just wanted that acceptance, and well, part of me lusted after that contact.
But each time I go back, the guilt got worse, and worse. I knew that God didn’t like what I was doing, but I also knew that Christ has already taken the penalty. I’ve tried so hard to get over him, to move on. To never go back. Praying day and night, deleting his number, moving across town, shouting at him, making him angry with me, getting other people to pray with me. Nothing seemed to work. This week I started to get so angry at myself for it.
So yesterday, I decided that that was that. I went down to see two guys who I know who are just simply amazing, completely on fire for the Lord. We spoke and prayed and that night when I got home I got on my knees before the Lord.
He told me that I needed to make the decision to hand it all over to him- Completely. I have given my whole life to God, except this. I’ve told him he can have the whole of me. Except this, one little thing. I’ve held onto the pain and the sin I’ve been trying to deal with for almost 2 years now. Many times I’ve given it to him, but not fully. I’ve been chipping away at it, little by little. But yesterday, I had to give him it all.
Sometimes, when we sing, when we pray, when we say, Here I am Lord, have the whole of me, use me, take my all, we don’t actually mean it. Sometimes, there are just little parts of our lives that we haven’t surrendered. These are the parts of our lives that the Devil will use to get a foothold in our lives. Sometimes a sin is part of our life for so long we begin to believe that we can not get rid of it. But that is a LIE of SATAN. If that is what you believe over yourself, stop, right now, take a grip of the truth that the Bible says.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted byevil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
You do NOT have to sin. Even if it’s been a part of your lives for years. I’ve learn this the hard way. Battling against it day and night, always losing. But the Bible says in Romans 8 that we are MORE than CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST. Through him, we can do ANYTHING.
and it’s payday tomorrow. Sat working out how much I have to pay out bill wise. & then you realise that your basic wage is £30 short of what you need! Good job I’ve done lots of overtime, and an even better job that my God has already paid the price for me, and I’m his daughter. Good job he never lets his children go without what they need! :D
Good day to you all!!!!
I’ve walked 15 miles today. Because I’m that crazy. :)
Well; Yep, it’s 10 to 11, and I’m sat on Tumblr. I’ve got to be at work at 5am, which means getting up at 4. But in all honesty, my Mum works a 5 minute walk away from where I live, and she lives about a 5 minute walk away from where I work. So I think I might walk to her work and wait for her to finish at 11, and then sleep at hers tonight. It means cutting out a 4 mile bike ride at 4.45am!
Looking forward to tomorrow though, it’s my busiest day this week as I’ve got work in the morning, followed my meeting a friend straight after and then my monday evening Prayer meeting. I can’t wait as I’m so expectant for what God’s got planned tomorrow! And I honestly don’t care how tired I’m gonna be. Friday night I didn’t sleep at all, and went to town on Saturday morning with a friend to hand out leaflets and talk to people about how Jesus died for THEM. I’m so excited and in awe of how awesome our God is!
I pray that tomorrow I will plant seeds that will one day bear good fruit, and fruit that reflects the true nature of God. I pray that I do not take any of the glory for anything I have in life, because every single thing that I own, God gave to me. Every single skill, every achievement, it is through him! God I pray that you will be my first thought when I wake up and you will be a constant part of my day, every day. I pray that I will be still and listen to you when you speak to me, & I will not be afraid of doing your work.
Have a blessed monday guys & girls!