365: Barbara Thurston

Family

11.10.15 I've been thinking about different things lately and right now I'm thinking about the family God gave me. I don't mean just Ernest, Ben, Christina & Zack but my whole family. The reason I've been thinking about this stuff is because my birthday was on the 4th, my brother Eddie's birthday was on the 10th and my other brother John's birthday is on the 11th. I kind of tuned out a lot of my childhood because some of it was not worth remembering. I remember 1 time when John had a race car in our garage where we lived and I was being noisy 1 day and so I opened the door to the garage and John being John put a cinder block over the door and guess what? Yep your right it fell on my head and I was surprised it didn't hurt me. I guess Ernest is right I'm hard headed. LOL I have a beautiful sister also who lives in TN, I love her more then words could express. I just wish we could spend more time together. Then there's my beautiful niece Anita and her beautiful daughter Brittany. 
That's not all I have tons of other family members,, too many to name and I love each and everyone of them. I know we never get to see each other and we never talk to each other. I don't know what happened but after my mom died in 1979 and my sister Ethel passed away family has never been the same. Then there is Ernest side of the family and there's a lot of them also. I think of his mom as my mom and his sisters and brother are like my own blood brother and sisters. I love each one of them also. I don't want to forget my Christian Family whom I love also.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

God created marriage He also created the family but today the family is under siege.

Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and mother so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Love your father and mother while you have them to love. My mom passed away in 1979 and my dad passed away 21 years ago. I miss them so much.

Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

Children are a blessing from God, I know they can cause you grief from time to time but don't you think we give God a lot of grief also.

So I say to you family don't give up on family time. Keep in touch with the family because you never know when you may need something or someone. I prefer talking face to face or on the phone but if nothing else leave a message just to say hi on facebook if nothing else. Let them know your there and you love them.

 

Lord I think You for the family you've given me. I know family isn't what it use to be and I don't blame anyone for that. I'm as much to blame as anyone else is. Lord be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.

Thank God

11.9.15 I have a question, how many of you get up in the morning and before you get out of bed, you thank God for another day? I'm guilty also some mornings I get up and do this but most of the time I get up taking the day for granted. We all know without God we wouldn't have another day. God created us shouldn't that be enough to thank him for waking you up everyday? Well if that's not enough then what about Him giving His only Son so that we may live? Wow that's harsh.
I catch the trolley every morning and so after I get up and as I'm walking over to the trolley stop and while waiting on the trolley I'm saying God's praises. If anyone saw me or heard me then maybe they would think I was nuts but, I don't care what they call me as long as I'm worshiping my Lord.

I found the following while writing this blog so I hope you enjoy and practice it like I plan on doing.

So how do we wake up and see God’s blessings each morning?

1. Before you stick your big toe out from underneath the covers — thank God for your first breath upon waking up. Each breath is a blessing from God.

2. When you turn on the faucet to prepare to wash your face, thank God for the running water — for the money that paid your water bill — for the convenience of having indoor plumbing. (So glad for that on frosty winter mornings. lol)

3. When you head to the kitchen to prepare for breakfast — thank God for the food that’s in your fridge and your cupboards. Some people won’t have the privilege to eat today!

4. When you get dressed, thank God that you have fresh clothing to wear — the fact that you have clothes is a blessing — and the fact that you have clean clothes is an added blessing. (Those wash machines save us tons of scrubbing hours! lol)

5. If you can see, hear, talk or walk — then you’re doubly blessed because so many cannot do some of these things. If you have good health — then consider it a triple blessing on top of that!

Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

God I thank You for waking me up each and every morning and I thank You for giving me the job You've chosen for me. I thank You for my family and friends. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know that I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen

God can move mountains

11.8.15 God can move mountains
Matthew 17:20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Mark 11:23-24 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
What is a MOUNTAIN in a believer's life? The mountain is the PROBLEM in your life. The mountain is anything that is adverse or contrary to the Word of God for your life. A mountain is anything that is a barrier to you completing God's Will. A mountain is anything that is slowing down or impeding your progress in the Kingdom of God.
Many believers spend time praying to God about their mountain. They describe the mountain in full detail to God. They inform God of the exact dimensions of the mountain. They cry and moan to God about what a hindrance or impossibility the mountain is in their life.
Faith that can move mountains is not meant to imply a faith that can literally move literal mountains. The point Jesus was making is that even a little bit of faith—faith the size of a tiny mustard seed—can overcome mountainous obstacles in our lives.
Let us define what a mountain is. Mountains are obstructions; set backs, stumbling blocks, hindrances, limitations, barriers, difficulties and various forms of challenges we face as believers. Only Supernatural power of God can move away these mountains.
The disciples of Jesus had a mountain of impossibility fueled by unbelief. They could not cast demons out of a lunatic boy. And Jesus gave them the complete recipe. Faith, Fasting and prayers will be the ingredients of moving our mountains. 
God can move any form of mountains be it spiritual , physical, material, mental, and financial of whatever shape, size or color.

So do you have any mountains that need to be moved? Turn them over to God and let Him fight your battles for you.

Lord thanks for moving the mountains out of my life. All things are possible with Christ, Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.

What can take away your sin

11.7.15 What can take away your sins?
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 51:2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Acts 22:16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
1 John 3:5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
Do you believe that Jesus Christ took away the sin of the world?
How about YOUR sin? Did Jesus Christ take away YOUR sin?
Well, to take away all sin is exactly the purpose for which Jesus came.

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What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
2
For my cleansing this I see—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
For my pardon this my plea—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
3
Nothing can my sin erase
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Naught of works, ’tis all of grace—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
4
This is all my hope and peace—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
This is all my righteousness—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Do you believe this? What are you waiting for? God is waiting for You to accept Him. Don't wait another day because we are not promised even the next minute so make this moment the day of salvation.

God I come to You thanking You for my salvation and I want to thank You for being with me through all of my days. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.

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