Friday, September 19, 2014
Proverbs 24:16, For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.
I was talking to my oldest son the other day and he told me that when he looks at my life, he is able to be encouraged. You know sometimes it takes a real person, someone not famous to look at and say to yourself, "I can do that, I can make it".
You see my oldest son and daughter were with me when I lost my apartment due to drugs. They were with me when I had to give them to family members because I had to go to rehab center. They can recall the times that lights were off. Even though I had a great job, it went to drugs. They can recall watching me get abused by ex.
When I left Chicago to move to Vegas, I had a servant of the Lord spirit. I was used to teaching bible study and ministering every other week in church. But when I got to Vegas, that all went out the window. I enjoyed those darn slot machines. I lost sight of my Lord Jesus. I would say that I had definitely fallen again.
Each time that you fall down, get back up stronger. Let that fall mean something. Each time that I fell, it seemed to me that I got stronger and stronger. The Lord lifted me higher and higher. The way that you can get stronger is because you grab a hold of Jesus a little bit tighter, just touch the hem of His garment.
The bible says that a righteous man will fall seven times . . . the wicked are the ones that don't know the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Yep, I got back up again once I moved to Georgia. I have done something that has been in my heart and something that was my desired since the 3rd grade and nope, I could not have done it without my Lord. Jesus is my BFF and I won't unfriend Him when times get a little rough it's through Christ Jesus pouring His Spirit upon me, resting upon me, living on the inside of me that I have remained on course and of the Lord, I have written and published two books.
I'm not unreachable. I am always just a phone call away. I know that even though you attend church you may not feel comfortable telling someone that you need prayer for drugs, spouse abuse, drinking or just need prayer. I'm a willing vessel and a vessel that allows the Lord to speak through. "Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry" is for you.
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