1 Timothy 4:11-16 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
If you have been following this blog from the beginning, you will know that this was a purposeful blog that the Holy Spirit had me start to tell my story of how Carl and I met and the process of God changing my heart. In the beginning of April I was given the scripture above, I was given the assignment of telling you all our story of our journey to becoming one. I struggled, and I cried, and I cired, and I cried for an entire day. I did not want you all to know anything that happened in the last year because I was ashamed and embarrased of it all. I was afraid and fearful of what people will say.
God was trying to tell me that I no longer have to let the shame that I or we felt have power over our lives anymore. This Blog was about Freeing myself from what has been keeping me in Bondage. I believe that often times we do not know the power that we have within us. I know that I let it all have power over me, but not today. I stand firm in knowing that I am FREE. I have understood the assignment. See we went through this not just for us and our growth but for you. For you to see what we have been through, to witness what God can do if you just hold on and have faith.
For the month of April Carl was very much hustling to get everything taken care of for the reception. Money was tight but we were hopeful that God was going to make away for everything as he has in our lives thus far. As my assignment was to sum up 15 months in 15 days, while not eating any meat and keeping God as my focus. See the only way I could get through the months was to hold on to God. Every time I wanted to turn of the road of God, God will always answer Focus on Me. God knows that I needed to let Carl handle everything and he did not need me to try and fix anything. For I am not the one that will be in control. God needed me to be Obedient and Focus on me.
Can I tell you the Praise Report.
On April 22nd, Carl and I signed the lease of our first place together. God supplied our need for the 1st months rent.
On May 4th, we are considered “PAID IN FULL” for the Reception. God met the need for the wedding.
We know God as a provider of all our needs, For God will never leave us nor forsake us. For no weapon that is formed against us will be able to prosper. For it may be formed but it will not prosper. If there is something that you are struggling with, Be still and know that he is God. As Pastor Lance Watson put it God has already “Thought that thing Out, and Thought that thing Through”.
I pray that if you take anything from this that is to hold on to God through every test and trial no matter the circumstance. For trials will come, Just stay in the word, keep people around you who can go to God in prayer for you, and have the faith enough that God will do what he said he will do.
This is titled “The Revelation and the Journey” because I saw what God has in store for me with my Revelation, but he did not show me the path I had to take to get there!
I am reminded of a new song that is out, that made it all clear for me. I am going to write the Lyrics but also give you the link. If you do not already have it, Please get the new Kirk Franklin CD Hello Fear. You will not be disappointed!
Right before I Die I Gotta Live:
Live out my Dreams, so I can be what he planned for me. Not just for me, but so they can see Much more of him and less of me. Love my enemies forgive the past and set them free. S0 I can free, free up things every blessing God has for me. See its for me not just for you I had to learn from what I been through, I cant go through that way again. Be hurt by you that way again, Its not the end.
I used to be afraid to die, I used to be afraid to try. Cause I was to afraid of knowing what the end looked like. But the Son came to give me life now I feel like i can touch the sky.
Get up and Live, Right now!!!!
The old me had to die, now I am living ya’ll!!!!! WORRRRHOOOOOOO!!!!!! I will post pics of the wedding!!!!!:) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 🙂
Praise the Name of the Lord for there is POWER in the name of JESUS!!!!!!!!!!
Love you All!
Be Blessed and A Blessing!
Mrs. Holley 2 B