Quick Update:

So.. After going back and forth, it turns out that God IS moving me to FLORIDA! 🌞🌞🌴🌴🌴

This is a HUGE leap of faith for me… There are MANY obstacles, but God has NEVER EVER FAILED ME! I AM SO EXCITED!

I’m gonna get to see my Mom who I’ve not seen in 4 years, my sister, who I haven’t seen in over 6 years, and my brother, who I haven’t seen in over 12 years!!!Β  And, two of my kids (they are not mine biologically) are gonna get to meet their Grandpa for the FIRST TIME! (They are my great niece and nephew, and my brother is their biological Grandfather)

I covet MUCH prayer! (Travel mercies, jobs, more permanent place to stay, etc)

I will try and be on here soon after I get settled. Love my blogger family!

Rant.

I have a rant…
It is a COMPLETE TURN OFF for me when a Church advertises “Miracles, Signs, and Wonders”!!!
Instead, why not say, “Come for Truth. Come for Jesus”
Nobody comes for Jesus anymore! And sadly, many in the Church don’t want the truth either! 😒

I’m not against seeing God do miraculous things. Nor do I negate that God CAN and DOES do the miraculous.. But when a Church or a Pastor advertises them as a ploy to get people in, then the Gospel often takes a back seat. The REAL miracle is seeing a heart and life transformed by the power of the Gospel in repentance. Often in these “miracle meetings” sin, repentance, and Hell are left out. The person comes to ” get a blessing” , rather than to give themselves to the Lord. It’s sad.

“A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.”(Matt 16:4)

Our Certainty

When you face an uncertain future, trust in a God who is CERTAIN!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”(Prov 3:5‭-‬6)

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”(Prov 30:5)

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”(2 Cor 1:20)

Our Worth

My brother wrote this to me this morning. Good stuff!

Good Morning! A thought occurred to me: We know at times we are tested as gold is. We read this, we know it through and through. Thing is, considering this a little deeper, we are found of great value, precious to the FINDER, in which in purification, we become even more valuable to Him. I stand in awe of just HOW PRECIOUS we are to Jesus, we as a treasure to Him. I think of what a wretch I am, low as the dirt, yet, Jesus sees me a different way, the value beneath the flaws. I don’t have words to even begin to express so GREAT a loving, merciful, gracious God we serve! I see myself a lump of coal, God sees us a gold nugget,Β  and slowly through life, He takes us through the process ofΒ  purification, to reach the greatest value to Him. Don’t sweat your situation! You’re gold to Him, and He WILL NOT FAIL to keep his treasure! We are truly blessed!” 😎

Stepping Out!

If you are never willing to take a step of faith, then you will never be at a place of really trusting God! God doesn’t expect stupidity, but sometimes, we have to take a step out without knowing the full outcome of a situation, and leaving it in the hands of God!
This is both a scary place to be, and yet, it is a place of blessedness!!!



ΒΉNow faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen… ⁢But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
(Heb 11:1‭, ‬6)

Update on me…well, sorta…

I haven’t been on here a lot lately, but it hasn’t been because I don’t have anything to say… I have an opinion, and I’m not afraid to use it! πŸ˜‚

However, I have been BUSY!! Right now, I’m waiting to hear from a place in Florida that my wife and I are trying to get. If we get it, we are moving to Florida… If not, we may be moving to South Carolina! Or, we may be staying in Delaware.

I have to move out of the house I’m living in! I have a job in Florida, but the problem is finding a place to live!! Ugh! I have already given two weeks notice at my current job, and my last day is supposed to be next Thursday! If I cannot find a place to live in Florida, then I can’t move, and can’t take that job! On the other hand, my sister in South Carolina has invited me to move down there! She said she can get me a house and a job! So, I may be moving there! And, I may yet still be staying in Delaware!

The point is that I am waiting for God’s direction with not much time to work with! πŸ˜‚ If I don’t move from Delaware, I may not have a job after next week!!! πŸ˜‚ But honestly, I have an incredible peace, no matter what!!! I know it’s God, because normally, I’d be freaking out! 😜😜😜 (Phil 4:6-7) God seems to have me riding by the seat of my pants on a WILD ROLLER COASTER RIDE!!! But I HAVE PEACE!!! I am waiting for my “but God” moment!!

I told my family that it feels like I am in the last episode of the season for some thrilling TV drama! We are headed for the climax!!

“..Will our heroes find a place to live? Will God show up? Will Dr. Kildare marry Nurse Ratchet?? Tune in next week to see the THRILLING conclusion!”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜œ

I am CONFIDENT and at peace that God will show up! He shows up in HIS time though.. not ours!!

So, that is why I have been AWOL here..

And I’ll leave with this…

Making Lunch for Work

Being a recently diagnosed diabetic, and changing my lifestyle has been a challenge for me. The biggest one is , “What do I/can I eat?” I LOVE to eat! However, my body has sent me a CLEAR message that I had to change.
So, I have had to improvise! And it’s paid off! I’ve lost over 20 lbs on my way to my goal weight of around 200. But I am learning to improvise in WHAT I eat, how MUCH I eat, and without sacrificing stuff that tastes GOOD! And, While I LOVE salad, I just CAN’T EAT SALAD EVERY DAY!!!! (Who’s with me?!) So.. Here I am! Today’s lunch for work is Spicy Curried pork with carrots, broccoli, onion, and garlic, over a bed of lightly seasoned cauliflower rice! My whole lunch has less calories than a Big Mac!!!! ( Which I LOVED by the way!) And the whole thing is about 15 carbs!!!! And it contains VERY LITTLE SALT!!! And yes, I tried it! It’s DELICIOUS!! I’m in no position to preach to anyone about what they eat, but if any of you are looking to eat healthier, (the only real knowledge I have is what I am learning myself) I can offer some ideas based upon what I’m doing. So, without further adieu, I present a picture of my lunch today! And it’s ok… You can be jealous if you want.. I won’t hold it against you! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Just a Reminder…

God is Sovereign.

God works in HIS own way, moves in HIS own time, to accomplish HIS will for our lives!

The problem, is that we are bound in OUR way, we expect God to move in OUR time, and want to supercede OUR will over HIS!!!!

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Rom 8:28)

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord ; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord !”
(Ps 27:13‭-‬14)

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph 3:20‭-‬21)