God, Present Moment, When she became the fire

Let’s Get Real

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Today, I changed the tagline on this Blogsite. God spoke to me like He often does while I’m driving. It now reads, “Helping Readers ‘grow a pair’, one Blog at a time.”

I hear, “That is not something a Godly woman should say”, then you may not be ready to follow me. If you can’t follow my Blog which is FREE, then I don’t expect you to buy my book either. This is where my daughter screams, “What a savage!!!

God told me three years ago, “You’re gonna write a book.” I just laughed, and said, “Right?” God starts at the beginning. Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.” This Blog has been my “cleansing” of the heart. Wow! I hope God doesn’t leave me now! 

“Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” (Hebrews 13:5)

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How many times have I told my daughter, “My eyes feel like they’re gonna fall out of my head!” God gave me this gift, and my fingers have been bleeding since 2014!

But to be steadfast. Let’s look that up. The Merriam Webster definition says:

Steadfast-1. a Firmly fixed in place. IMMOVABLE. b not subject to change. 

Let’s compare that to what my God says. Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose]” I’ve been right here, but wait! It’s gets better!!!!

Hebrew 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” God ain’t changing, so between the two of us, guess who needed to change?!

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My ex husband would say, “It’s always all about you Barb!” Thanks Bill!

That pissed me off, but that was over 300 Blogs ago. Two weeks ago, I reached that same level of frustration. It felt just like the day I had the balls to say, “I’m leaving!” (Book)

Finally!! Amen!!!

Psalm 139:14 says, “I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

Here is the final part of our definition of Steadfast.

Firm in belief, determination, or adherence :  loyal her followers have remained steadfast. (You) And they all said, “Today, she changed the tagline on her Blog….”

God, Present Moment, When she became the fire

I’m Coming Out

I’ve probably had way too much coffee, and half priced Easter chocolate to be writing this. That is my disclaimer.

About a month ago, I was standing at the counter of our local store, waiting to checkout. A more mature gentleman was standing behind me, and I turned around to wish him a ‘Good Morning.’ He said, “Is it?” I said, “Well, God woke me up to another day, so yes.” He looked at me with disgust and said, “Oh, you must think you have it easy then.”

That really pissed me off, but I was nice. I smiled at him with my most gleaming smile and said, “No Sir. There isn’t anything easy about that.” treatsWhen people ask me what faith, or religion I am, I just say, “I love God. We have a fascinating relationship.” Then comes the awkward moment. They don’t know how to respond. I just want one person to exclaim, “SAME!!!”, as we bump knuckles, or high five or whatever is cool nowadays.

It hasn’t happened yet, but that man made me ponder. Following God, and doing what He wants me to do, is not easy. It’s much easier to ignore all signs He gives me, and just keep forging straight ahead. Until I wake up in the dessert dying of thirst.

God is my life. He gave me life, and I am honored He wants to use me through writing. I’m different though. You won’t see a bunch of scriptures in my posts. I’m not gonna spoon feed you. You’re a grown being, or at least you can read, cuz you’re reading this, so I feel confident you can read your own Bible.

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As God followers we really do need to grow a pair. My daughter will tell you I have balls, but you haven’t seen that side of me. It has become hidden over time. I might tell you some painful truth, or you may gasp at my language. “She can’t be a Christian! She cusses!” God showed me this box I had placed myself in, and I’m comin’ out!

Now is your chance to duck, and run. There is nothing easy about following God, but He does make my life easier. If I scare you off, I apologize in advance. I’m not scared anymore.