Friday, December 7, 2012

To God Be the Glory

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I am a believer, and God is a very important part of my life. It came to me that while He is a big part of my life I never mention Him here. In all actuality He is a key part to a healthy happy life. I have lived with out Him, and with Him, and while my life is not with out life issues I am still happier. Why? Because I know that no matter what happens God has a plan for my life.

Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. KJV

There is nothing that I do that I can take credit for, I am who I am, and able to do the things I do because that is how God created me. Without Him I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. KJV

Living a healthy life style requires the spirit, mind, and body. At one time I only focused on two of these thinking I would be happier, but it was not until I had all three in line that I became truly happy. Recently we went to take family pictures and the woman commented on the fact that I looked so happy, I replied that yes I am happy. I could not tell what she was thinking, but either she did not believe me or she wished she had what I have. I am truly happy with my life, I say all the time I love my life, thank you Jesus. Because it is due to my salvation through Christ that has given me my happiness. Even through trials, tribulations, and temptations I can still be happy.

James 1: 2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. KJV

While excepting Christ into your life will not make your life perfect, nor will you get everything you want, or never have another problem, but I can say this it will be easier to deal with.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Whenever I go through tough times while it does not feel good I know that there will be something good at the end, there always is. I trust God, I admit I do not understand a lot of things He does like taking my  children's father from them, or why my 21 year old daughter is so far from me. 

Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So, I continue to trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy with Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Because I know that spirituality is important for the whole being once a week I will post a blog on the topic.

Do you know the Savior?


  1. Dear Joyce,

    Thanks for joining us for Friendship Friday this week! I loved the recipe you shared, but this post truly touched my heart (would be a great share for Inspire Me Monday!)

    I look forward to reading your weekly posts. Have a blessed Christmas season!

    Create With Joy

  2. oh yes...I am a believer...and the more I seek him, the more I find him and the more I trust him the happier my life becomes...
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Stopping by from Life in the Comments. Yes - there is an underlying joy and peace we have when we know Jesus Christ...and no matter our circumstances we have assurance that He is in control and will work all things out for good. The process can be tough sometimes, but the lessons learned through it all are invaluable. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R:

  4. Enjoyed reading.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Patricia @ Topiary Rose.

  5. Nice to read your sunshine story. Yes, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Tested and proven in my life too!

  6. The hardest part about being a Christian is trusting in His Word, Will and Way even when it feels like life isn't going according to our plans. We can truly do all things through Jesus!!

    Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. :)

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven't yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


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