I’m Contenting Today!

Phillipians 4:11  …….for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. – 21st Century King James Version

 

It’s Friday and I am thankful to have made it another week!! This has been a very challenging one indeed!! I have been without my car for a week now…HELP ME LORD!!! I have had to rely on others to get me and the girls to work and school and back again. Now you know I am a VERY independent lady and there has been a time in my life when this situation would have me stressed to the max!

However, I can say that I am truly peaceful about the fact that I know that God is in control. Instead of crying and saying WOE IS ME, I said well, ok Lord, I am going to trust You!! I don’t know how I will make it but I will get to work every day and the girls will get to school…and it was so!

It struck me today that I am not all jittery and anxious but actually smiling and waving – the entire week! WOW! This is what it is like to have the peace that passes all understanding cause I am mystified as to how I am actually this calm.

I have friends who are facing critical illnesses and burying loved ones and I have decided that I cannot stress over what I cannot control. I must give it to God who is the only One who can fix it.

In doing that, I was able to take my car back to the person who I bought it from and he agreed to repair it and put the bill on the back side of my payments. FAVOR!! Waiting now for the call that says it is ready. I hope it’s soon! (smile)

Why should we worry then about anything?? God can do anything but fail and my mantra all week has been GOD IS ABLE! God, I trust You, I know You are looking out for me and I know You will not leave me or forsake me!! You know I need to get to work and You will make a way! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

So right now, I thank Him for His provision, favor and visitation in my life! I truly am content today, knowing He loves me so much that He rode me to work and back through the kindness and love of His people.

In this process of being content, I learned that truly I have to praise Him whether everything is going well or not. It’s not about me anyway but about His excellent greatness despite my circumstances. So, yes, I am contenting. Not just being content, but choosing to stay in that spirit of being content – come what may!!

I hope and pray you have a blessed weekend!

Until Next Time,

Living Victoriously Means I am a Contenting Praiser!

For Your Listening Pleassure

God is Able – Joe Leavell

http://youtu.be/l8K46r_fcbU

 

Praise Party!!

1 Chronicles 29:13
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

This morning it came to me on the way to work that today has to be different.

Today, I will bless His Name continually.

Today, I will not focus on any problem, burden, or issue.

Today, I will not complain, murmur, or moan about my hurts or needs.

I have been taught all my life that when the praises go up then the blessings come down. And that God dwells in the praises of His people. All righty then, let the praise begin, so God can show up!

Today, just for today, this moment and space in time. This hour, this minute, this second, I need Him, O, I need Him.

So, I will praise today like never before. I will praise until He moves. I will praise until I feel His presence. I will praise Him if He remains silent because I know in my heart that He is still there looking out for me even if I don’t feel it!!

Psalms 150:2 says.. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. I will praise Him for those mighty acts in my life!!

For the times I was so tore up and broken that I could not see His light. For the times I was dead wrong and He loved me anyway.

For the times I was doing everything I thought I was grown enough to do and He brought me out without AIDS or cancer!

For the times I was down to my very last penny and He made a way! I am not in the street or hungry!!

For the love I have in my life through friends and family  – far and near.

For my children, who get on the tip of my very last nerve at times, but they are blessed, anointed, and healthy!!!

For my job…may not always have fun when I get here but in this economy, I am blessed to have one!!

Can you touch and agree with me today? Can you praise despite your situation? Can you join this praise party?

If you do, we will have started a praise chain today like none other!

Everything may not be going as I would it to. But I can look at my life and still see God all up in it!!  I know you can too. I am convinced that if you look at your life, you will see the Hand of God along the line somewhere. When you do, when you catch the fire I feel, begin to praise right where you are!!!

Psalms 150:6 – Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Your are breathing right? Yep, you are! So praise with me today! Join the party and watch God move like never before!!!

If you have a praise report, tell me and I will do a post on these praise testimonies!! I know something is about to happen! My my my!!!

Psalm 34:1
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Not sometimes when it’s good, but all times, even if it’s bad – I WILL PRAISE HIM!!! Party over here! Woo Woo!!! 

Today I Will Praise Victoriously! The Blessing is Already Mine!