Friday, January 4, 2013

Preparing the Heart Week 1

I knew I wanted to have at least 1 day out of the week where I just could reflect on all that has happened around me. I guess this is kind of like a personal diary I feel comfortable sharing. A day were I can just lift life up to God for all his graces and ask for prayers that still may be needed. It is also a good time to Prepare our hearts before worship on the sabbath.

To start I have a praise! I am praising God for helping my father this past week, he has had such a bad cold over the past few weeks that I thought a hospital visit was a must. He is stubborn and would hear about no such thing and it looks like  he should be just fine. Praising God for his power of healing!

Praising God is something I just don't do enough of, I am always good at asking for prayers but I must remember to thank him as well.

Speaking of Colds we could use prayers for a lot of members in my church. It seems that almost every family I come in contact with is fighting the flu. We had our time with the flu this year as a family starting just before Christmas, as of today we are still coughing.

I seemed to not get the full blown flu like my whole family, I think it was due to the fact that my loved ones were going to need help. I took lots of things to help with my cold, 2000mg of vitamin C per day, my prenatal vitamin, and 1-2 cloves of raw garlic diced up each day. I know raw garlic just sounds really gross but if you mix it up with your finished dinner, or drink it with some Kefir it seems to go down okay. I am thinking this did wonders for me this time around!

I want to Praise the Lord for a New Year!! We made it to a brand New Year what a true blessing!! So many things happened in my life in 2012, things I would rather just put behind me. I was really happy for a new fresh start!

I praise God for all the love I was filled with in 2012! I went through Placenta Previa which was so hard for me to deal with. After all the Previa ended we welcomed our first born son into our arms. I praise God for making it to 40 weeks and in the end having a very healthy baby!

 I'm sad that I did how ever isolate myself from everyone, scared to do anything for fear I might trigger labor. This time brought my husband and I closer to the Lord, I was in fear the whole time instead of allowing Jesus to take all of my fear for me. I don't advise that one do this as it puts your body through so much stress. One of my personal resolutions for the new year and beyond is to place my fears in the loving arms of my creator. Something that may take me some time but a goal for sure.

Prayers please!!  My husband and I could use prayers as we will be living only on a home business income! My husband told me less than a month ago he felt called to become a Pastor. I was a little in shock because I thought maybe this was just a dream for him. He had talked about this many many times over the last 6 years but I guess it was just not the correct time. One can talk and think about all the things they would love to be, but with a large family in 2012 I never thought I would hear these word. He says he has a plan and I need to let him follow through with it, he told me with the Lord will be just fine. I am still in shock and at the same time very excited for him! We will have a fun and hard road ahead of us but I am up for the hard work, my husband is so worth it!

As I Prepare my heart for church this week, I want to take a moment and thank our lord and let him know that I choose Christ in 2013!! This means he comes first in everything I do, I would like to live by a saying WWJD (what would Jesus do) before I do anything!
Can you imagine how much easier it will be to make a decision if we just stop and ask ourselves WWJD before we do it. 

Before church this Sunday I will be preparing my heart to follow Christ even more in 2013!!  Asking for forgiveness for all my sins, and spending the night before church without computers or other outside distractions. I want to take my Christianity very seriously, do you? Click on this over on the sidebar to find out more!

If you would like to link up through comments please leave a comment with a link back to your post. This is a good way for others to praise God for the work he has done in your life in the past week. We would also love to be prayer warriors for you, if you need prayers lets lift them up to the Lord together!


1 comment:

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Adding you and your family to my own prayers, pamela - how wonderful and exciting that your husband has felt the call. The Lord will provide, i am sure.