Life is a Journey

**Warning, this should be written in about 10 blog posts. But, God’s been doing such AMAZING things, I had to share them all😊!***

I’ve had such a good time with my family, in Nashville, for my son’s baseball tournament!! I can’t believe I heard this come out of his mouth, but he said he was getting tired from the season. Poor guy works around the clock, putting in extra work and then has had such a long season between school and travel ball. He loves the game, but we both are ready for this season to be over!

I re-listened to Emmanuel’s, Danny Anderson’s, Hindrance series, from Oct 2016.

https://myeclife.org/page/460?Item=69. ***Its the message on faith****

I got something completely different out of it. than when I heard it the first time.

He was talking about how we can hinder the work of God by our lack of faith. Or, we can bring such faith to the table that our prayers our answered because of it.

In sharing my story, I’ve realized that it was from my absolute faith and belief , that my prayers have been answered. I didn’t set out for it to be that way. I, was mainly living in survival mode.There’s a saying, “there are years that ask, and years that answer. I’m now living in the years that answer and it’s AMAZING!!!

I thought I’d share about how some of my dreams have been coming true and of the cool things happening, as I truly see us walking into the next season of our lives. Two of my dreams came true over the 4th of July weekend! They looked a little different than I had envisioned, but still came true!!

I have always wanted to go to Pure Michigan. Every summer, I see everyone’s pictures on social media and it looks so beautiful up there and seems to always be, a great time had by all. I don’t know why, but I’d let being a single mom, hinder me from going.

I’m very independent and have been around the world on sporting trips and never really let anything stop me from doing what I wanted to do. It’s actually made me more determined to get things done!!

But, I’d just never made it to Pure Michigan, a new place that I’d have to learn how to navigate.

Myself, my two daughters and one of their boyfriends enjoyed the holiday weekend there. My oldest daughter drove us up there, since they think I’m such an awful driver and besides, I’m horrible with directions. She did a great job getting us there!!!!

My ULTIMATE dream in life , is to have a family lakehouse someday! Nothing extravagant, just a place to gather with family and friends to make memories ~tubing etc.

Umm, I can barely drive a car, much less a boat and know nothing about the boating/lake life. While in Michigan, we rented a boat and had a great time tubing on Lake Michigan. I even saw the Big Red lighthouse that I’ve always wanted to see. Both of my girls, steered that boat like true helmsman and chartered through those waters like they’d been on them their whole lives. I literally sat with happy tears, as I was living a dream and was so proud of the strong women my daughters have become!!

Life is a journey, but step-by-step, day by day, WE CAN DO THIS!💪

One day this week, I text my friend Sam, Happy Anniversary. Then said, “let’s start praying for me a good, godly man!” It about gave me a heart attack that I actually said that. I’d never said that before!!!!For so long, I’d had a HUGE, do not disturb sign, bolted across my heart!!!

She responded back, “Praying for a Godly man for you, and until then that you are content with the one who passionately loves and adores you…..Jesus😊” WOW!!! Thank you, Sam for saying just what I needed to hear! Something I think all of us, in this situation, need to hear.

I don’t want my girls signing me up for match.com, like they’ve secretly tried to do in the past. Or, anyone trying to fix me up. Thanks, but no thanks!! I’ll just be still and patiently wait for God’s plan and live my life to the fullest, in the meantime!

Since I’m on the subject, Pastor David Gibson was my pastor for years at Charity Church. He and his wife, Nina had a great influence over my life.

After Nina passed, he shared that he was ministering to a family and when he hugged Pam, now his wife, he knew she was the one for him. He calls her his “suddenly” and advises others to pray for their own “suddenlies”

A great word of advice from a great pastor!!!

I’ve had about ten heart attacks this week as I’ve walked so closely with the Lord and so much has been confirmed to me. Here’s a link to our Sunday service. Paul says it much better than I could, but about as exact as I would.

Exactly as I did say it in my testimony, that I had already recorded on July 9th~ it hasn’t even been played yet! Word for word, scripture for scripture~the exact same. Especially, in the songs we sang!

I was so touched by the song service and how well it matched what had been stirring in my heart, that I heard the message, but didn’t actually listen to it, until I shared the link just now. In it are things I’ve already written about, above in this very post and in past posts!!!!! The title is Step-by-step, which I didn’t even know until I asked him today after I had already written this. Actually, I don’t think he even mentioned the title in the service!!

This all has been such a confidence builder for me, I don’t have a title~ I’m not a pastor or a worship leader. All I have is life experience, a great foundation and have been taught very well along the way.

I’m 43 and attended Suburban Baptist school in K-2 grades and hated every minute of it. I hated it because we had to memorize, memorize and memorize scriptures. But, that’s where it all started. Memorizing those scriptures, that I would end up using all throughout my life. God is so good! And I have great parents for sending me there😊 even if I didn’t like it at the time.

Sat night, I posted a song, that was heavy on my heart, as the prayer for my life. The lyrics are the perfect words for my prayer. It fit so well with this topic, I’d thought I’d share.

All this has been such a confirmation for me that I’m exactly where I belong, partnering with those that share the exact same heart and message. Only God could do these amazing things!!!

Thanks for letting me share.

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