What a weekend! How was yours? I was so happy to feel some bright sunshine on Sunday! Today, not so much sunshine but it is still the Lord’s Day and I will rejoice and be glad in it. It’s spring break for us so it’s going to be a week of fun and rest for the Adams household.
Each day I write in my prayer journal I always make it my thing to write out 5 things I am thankful for (5 for grace). As I was thinking this morning I was so thankful to the Lord for kingdom family. You see, when we left our hometown of Montgomery, Alabama in 2005 we knew not a soul in Denver, Colorado. We felt that God was moving us and we literally sold our possessions and only packed a few things that could fit in the trunk of our Chevy Malibu and we headed off to Colorado not knowing all that the Lord had in store.
Everyone thought we were crazy. Why on earth would you move anywhere without family and no job? We did not know the answer to that either but all we had was God’s word:
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.—Matthew 19:29
That verse came back to me because God has given us that. He makes good on His promises like He always does. Was it immediately? No. We have been here for 14 years and we did not start seeing this promise (in the natural) until years after being here.
Over the weekend a family we have grown to love called and said, “What are y’all doing?” I said, “Nothing but sitting here looking at the wall!” She said, “Me and my crew are stopping by in 2 minutes!” I said, “Okay, come on through.” I smiled ear to ear because we experienced moments often like this back home in Alabama. The Lord reminded me that His promised do not return void.
As I sit and ponder about all the people God has brought into our lives here, I smile and say, “You did Lord. You gave us family and everything else we left to follow you.”
What things has God called you to abandon for Him? It may not be selling everything and moving to a place you don’t know but it may feel like it. Will you obey God even if everyone around you is saying it does not make good sense in their eyes? Or will you conform to what they think (and even yourself) is normal and right? Think about it. I hope you go with God! Blessings on this day.
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Only By His Grace
As sleepy as I am typing this in the late night hours I can still say I am so excited. Our weekends are short; only two doggone days! But can I tell you that over this weekend I have had conversations where many were filled with great news and some not so great news. However, even when the women were talking about the hard stuff they were facing they still talked about the hope they had in Christ and how they knew He had their back. Oh how my spirit leaped!
I am seeing how women and men are rising up in a posture of prayer and moving into action. I am seeing those who have been hiding and are starting to come out without apologies. I am seeing such a hunger for God from those who have been churched and the “unchurched.”
Moreover, I am seeing in the spirit that women are shedding everything that the world and man-made rules has taught them and putting on truth and becoming who God really created them to be. I must tell you this kind of stuff gets me shouting!! That is why I am so excited even though right now I can fall over snoring.
I know we hear God is doing a new thing all the time. But fam He is definitely doing it. I can see it, I can feel it, and I know it!
If you have some time this week join me for the online Free Indeed 2019 online conference starting Thursday. We want you to know what freedom in Christ really looks like in your life and in your relationships. If you are not walking in the freedom that Christ gives your walking is in vain. Don’t walk in vain! Join us as we all get the keys to FREEDOM!! ~Blessings~
I hope you all had a pleasant weekend! We had enough low temperatures and snow to keep us in the house whole weekend. A free weekend was much needed. Church services were even cancelled because of weather.
The best part about it was that we had absolutely nothing planned but church and we needed it BAD! We all feel refreshed and ready to take on the week. My time was spent making gift baskets, baking a cake, playing board games with the family, meditating, and napping. Ahhh…That’s living LOL!
Have you ever wondered when your turn will be? What I mean is; when will your turn be for others to pour back into you as you have poured out. Although you know that when you give you are not supposed to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. You do good works in secret and you know that you have an eternal reward.
Then there is that but…don’t be so high minded that it does not come across your mind or linger in your heart. I am encouraging you today to keep doing good and don’t allow your good from yesterday keep you from doing good today, tomorrow, and the next day. Listen, I have laid up in a hospital bed and had to pray and speak into the life of someone who I knew was not for me. The nerve! I thought to myself. She did not know I was in the hospital and the Lord told me not to speak a word about it but to pray. But, but…
Freely you have received, freely give!
You also have freely given of your time, gifts, talents, money, wisdom, and knowledge and I want you to know today that your time is coming where men will give unto your bosom and it’s going to run over!
Don’t make this all about money and don’t be trying to figure out how God is going to do it. I love God because He likes to bless us when we are doing regular ole life. You are going to be poured into in so many ways because remember…GOD IS FAITHFUL! You feel like it’s been forever but it’s coming because what?
GOD IS FAITHFUL!!
You gotta believe it for yourself. I have been overwhelmed in the many ways God has used friends and faithful WRIGG women to pour into me over the past several weeks (all while doing regular ole life). One woman of God is fully paying for a retreat so that another special lady can attend this year FREE OF CHARGE.
Thank you for your prayers, for the paid lunches, the hugs, godly counsel, a listening ear, laughs, and smiles. It has been much needed.
Keep doing what you know is good ladies. Your shaken together and running over “issa” coming! Smile big, and lift your head because this is the day the Lord has made, let us all rejoice and be glad in it!
Blessings! I will meet you on the prayer call tomorrow!
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