Revelation & Hope

Hello Dear Readers,

Long time no hear? Yup, that’s me. I barely write in but when I do – look out world! ;p Anyhoo, just thought I’d pop in and tell you a bit about my faith life right now. I have gone through a LOT of emotional rollercoasters since last blog post. Found out some truly hurtful things happening, and recognized all the evil that’s been going on on the other side of the mountain so to speak. But God… even through this trial by fire, He never lets me give up. Trust me, I almost did many times. Between people judging me for hanging on to hope, to being thrown to the wolves, to getting stabbed emotionally and painfully more than once, and worry creeping in, it’s been a hectic ride folks. Yet God says, “Keep praying. Don’t give up.” There is hope and His Name is Jesus. He has outlasted the enemy of our souls in the battle to save humanity, and He died for me and my family and friends, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone around the world that we might have eternal life. All it takes is a little faith in Him and the will to keep following Him – taking up our ‘cross’ daily. It takes prayer, sometimes fasting, discipline, fellowship, study, meditation, living in the Spirit not in the flesh, living in the Light & Truth of God’s Word, instead of our emotions, repentance and forgiveness. It also takes much humbleness & thankfulness because if we’re not acting in this way, we’re probably living in pride which is what brought the devil down from Heaven in the first place. He wanted to be God and have His Worship. He thought he was better than God and decided to do things his way, but we all know how that turned out. And ultimately, how it will turn out. One thing I’ve noticed is there is a lot of hurt amongst Christian communities as we all continue to live in sin, without repentance, and continue to live our lives for ourselves – in our selfish nature, unless we have revelation of this, and sadly many don’t, we end up living a life of misery and failure, unfulfilling and sad. God wants us to have His best and in order to do that we need to die to self daily, we need to keep surrendering our lives to Him and praying for discernment and wisdom as the enemy tries to keep us from following Him by whispering in our ears lies and all sorts of deceit to lead us off the narrow and straight path. It sadly is happening amongst those closest to me and it saddens me. I feel burdened to pray for them unceasingly and I am. I believe God has a Plan just as He has promised in His Word and the more I keep holding on to these Words, the more light and hope I see at the end of the tunnel. So no matter what you’re going through, believe that God will make a Way and ask Him what His Will is for your life. He will let you know if you’re listening and seeking Him with your whole heart. He has and continues to do so for me. So believe!

Till next post,

~*Roxy*~

Promises

Hello Dear Readers,

How are you all doing? Doing well, I hope! I am so-so, as I venture into a new month with who knows what surprises or dreaded stuff around the corner, but isn’t that every day? We really don’t know the future, and yet, when you’re dealing with major life-changing events, those everyday unexpected things can seem so much bigger or scary. Which is why I need to really focus on the promises of God right now.

I had asked God a very specific question the past couple months and last week He answered me with a reassuring answer. Then I prayed for confirmation and He confirmed it, and He keeps confirming it to me randomly. However, when I shared this answer with someone important to me, they doubted that I hear God, again. It happened in the past too. And I won’t lie, it hurt a lot because despite God telling me everything is going to be okay, they said it won’t happen. As if I had just imagined it over and over again. And despite pressing into my Lord, that He would not answer me. Well my friends, He has. And I had hoped that their reaction would be a little more encouraging or at least not a knock. Instead I get left with even more pain. I know what I heard. Again, and again. They said it would take a loud booming voice of God to convince them of it. And yet, how does God usually talk to people? Many places in the Bible, it is in a still, small voice. I was reminded of that at last weekend’s services.

It was the story of how Elijah went up a mountain, asking God for some big sign, and God gave him a show all right – a storm, a fire, and an earthquake, but he could discern that God was not in those things. Finally, at the end of it all, he heard God’s still, small voice. It was at the end of all the hoopla, not during it. And then God asked him what he was doing there when all he really was should have done was go back to what God called him to do originally. No big signs and wonders, no miracles, just being obedient to the call of God. And that is what I hope to do.

Despite any uncomfortableness, uncertainty, naysayers, hurt, sadness, doubts & fears, I hope and plan to keep doing what God has called me to which is to just keep following Him. Not to make my own plans and wander far from Him. Not to ignore his still, small voice, and not to just guess what He wants, but to keep seeking His Will and Wisdom in everyday life. To keep leaning into Him, and not giving up despite how easy that would be. And you know what? This has possibly been the most trying time of my life, but also the closest I’ve ever been to my Lord & Saviour, because He is Faithful. He makes promises that He keeps – as it says in the Bible, He is not man that He should lie, and right now that is the most comforting thought as I really don’t know the future and I don’t know what kind of other uncomfortable things will occur in the next year or more, but I know that He will be right there beside me and He will provide all that I need, and bring life to this hurting soul. I am so thankful for every moment I can spend with Him talking, worshiping, and enjoying His presence and for all the wonderful people He is sending into my life again. I need this so much, and He knows it. I am reminded that regardless of how the world treats me, I am special in His Eyes, a jewel, precious to Him and worth more than gold.

I am reminded that regardless of how the world treats me, I am special in His Eyes, a jewel, precious to Him and worth more than gold.

And I have a place being prepared for me in Heaven whenever He calls me home, which is so exciting as I long to be immersed in His Perfect Love completely. I had a dream about it a year or two ago, and it was amazing, but alas it is not my time yet. He still has plans for me, I just need to be patient and allow His Grace to be enough for me – easier said than done when reality hits. But Lord Jesus is so awesome!!

Btw, if you were touched by these words or wish to share a personal testimony of how God is working in your life right now, feel free to comment below or share this post. Thank you so much!

God Bless you!

*~Roxy~*

The Season of Giving

Hi Readers,

Today I went out to my local thrift store and donated some clothes, a few odds and ends and an extra Christmas tree which we were not using, and I thought someone could make good use of this time of year. I went to the MCC Thrift Store on Watt, a place I truly admire as they are completely volunteer run, and their prices are true thrift shop pricing. And all funds raised go to help those in need, not to line their pockets (something that other well-known thrift stores do). Every time I donate something, whether it’s big or small, I feel good knowing that someone in the community will be able to put it to good use, and they won’t have to spend their last penny buying it. I’ve been in dire straights in the past, so I know what it’s like, but really, how hard is it to take a quick look through our things and give away all that we have lying around? There are so many people in need, people we see everyday when dropping off our kids at school, going to the office, or grocery shopping, and these people are truly hurting. And to top it all off, a lot of people are hurting even more because they don’t have anyone to fall back on. No one is there to help carry their load when they get sick or injured, or just need some love. No one, except God that is, who many people do not even acknowledge or are aware that He’s real. I have come to realize that whenever we’re in need, the Lord comes through for us. And this is the time of year when things get even more tight budget-wise, so it’s nice to know we have our Creator looking out for us. I try to remember to pray often, not that He needs us to tell Him what we need, but even just to remind myself that He Provides. There is truly nothing more amazing than knowing His Love, and what better time of year to walk in this truth, than at Christmas? The time of year where we reflect on the birth of Christ, our Saviour, who came into the world that we would have hope. How many people do you know who need hope right now? A miracle? I have a few friends going through cancer treatments right now, who I know need hope, something to hang onto, and I’m praying for them too. And trust me, prayer helps. I hope that you will take the time to give from your heart this season, whether in the form of donations to your local thrift store, or charity, or by helping out a friend through prayer or otherwise. There are so many ways to show God’s Love this season, and any time of year, so God Bless you as you embark on this journey and help to spread love!

Warmest Wishes,

Roxy