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I love the Lord. I attend Gulf Coast Assembly of God church in North Port, FL. My husband Carl and I have lived in Florida for 6 yrs. We are originally from Long Island, NY. We have 2 dogs, 2 beautiful kitties and 2 birds.. My heart belongs to the Lord...He is my best friend, my daddy. He has brought me from the pits of hell and brought me to the beautiful works of his world. I thank God everyday for what he has done in me and thru me and he keeps me growing everyday,I love the journey he has me on and i wake each morning excited to see what he has for me. I wake in the morning and the first thing I say is "Thank you Lord for this day that you have given me. Let me do what you want me to do. When I hear your voice speak to me saying "FOLLOW ME" let me always be obedient." My hearts desire is to reach Women from all over the country and locally. I am active in our Womens Ministry. It is such a blessing that we have such a wonderful Womens Ministry. Our women know that we have all been thru lifes UPS AND DOWNS and TOGETHER we lift each other up and encourage each other....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WOMEN ARE IMPORTANT IN GODS KINGDOM...

Good Morning Ladies,

What a BEAUTIFUL morning GOD has given us TODAY. Let's ENJOY and BASK in HIS PRESENCE and in the BEAUTY that Our Father has bestowed on us.

From Daily Heartlight.org

Acts 17:4

"Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent woman."

THOUGHT:
Women have always played an important role in the work of God. This was especially true in Macedonia (Phillippi. Thessalonica and Berea) in the first century. In each of these places, many of the leading women of the community were touched by the Gospel. We know they played important roles in supporting the missionary enterprise (Lydia) and sharing the Gospel with those around them (Euodia and Syntyche). Why not take time today to let a godly woman in your congregation know how important she is to the Lord's work and to you.

PRAYER:
Almighty God, thank you for godly women of Faith. Bless them and their service and make it powerful and effective to your glory. In Jesus' name I pray. amen

MY PERSONAL THOUGHT:
God is raising His daughters to become MIGHTY WOMEN OF GOD. He is RAISING each of us to become WARRIORS in this DAY, TIME AND ERA. He is EQUIPPING us with His word, His presence, His actions. He is TELLING us, "COME, NOW IS THE TIME" I have picked YOU for "SUCH A TIME AS THIS." there is a STRONG anointing on each of us, that the Lord has placed upon us. Are you ready to become that all MIGHTY AND IMPORTANT daughter of GODS KINGDOM? Just like the mighty women of the Bible. WE are GODS WARRIORS. It's time to bring FORTH what Our Father gives us to share.

We all dont have the same "Calling" or "Gift"....but, we have one very important thing in common and that is WE ARE WOMEN OF GOD AND WE ARE IMPORTANT.

As I was reading this, again this morning, its similiar to yesterdays entry. God is confirming to us that We need to go out there as WOMEN and do what God has called us to do. We ALL have something to share in HIS KINGDOM.

All our women are important to us in our churches. It says in todays passage, "take time to let a godly woman know how important she isto the Lords' work and to you.

The word "Missionary" stayed in my mind during this passage. I would like to take this opportunity to tell a wonderful Women of God how special she is and how proud we are of her as she steps out for God in the Missions Field.

Jana Kozicova. Beautiful women of God. Beautiful on the outside and even more beautiful on the inside where it counts the most. Jana is a beautiful creative dancer for the Lord. She has such a beautiful heart for our women. She has taught our young girls and our women the art of worshipping the Lord in dance.

Recently God has called Jana and her husband to the mission field. God has called her to the Slavic nation. I say the Czech Republic because thats what I know it as. God has called her to go and bring the lost souls to Him. Going into a nation that so many don't know the word of God. I commend Jana, for being obedient to what the Lord has called her to do. We are all going to miss Jana. Her sweet spirit. Her sweet dancing for the Lord. Her teaching of who God truly is. She will be leaving her "legacy" for us to continue. In the days ahead, I ask that you pray for Jana and her husband. That their needs are met. That as they begin their journey, that any obstacles they may come upon, that the Lord just pushes them aside as they do the work that HE HAS CALLED THEM TO DO.

So ladies, you see God does see us as IMPORTANT. He wants us to do what HE has called us to do. Right now, you may not know what that "calling" is. Don't worry, God our Father, will let you know when He knows you are ready to do HIS work, HIS plan.

He has a PLAN, PURPOSE and DESTINY for each of you. Young women of God, LISTEN UP GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU!!! HE IS RAISING YOU UP!!! DON'T BE DEAF TO THE WORDS HE IS SPEAKING TO YOU....DON'T BE BLIND BY THE THINGS HE IS PUTTING IN FRONT OF YOU.....SEEK HIM, BELIEVE HIM, TRUST HIM AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OBEY HIM....and HE WILL GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.

For the "older" women and I use that word very loosely. Never think that you are too OLD to do something for the KINGDOM OF GOD. It's the "OLDER" women who have maturity, experience to teach those around them. Let GOD GUIDE YOU, DIRECT YOU into the place where HE wants YOU to be.

LADIES LET'S GO!!! ITS TIME TO BECOME WARRIORS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!!! ARE YOU READY!!! I SAY, ARE YOU READY!!!

I love you all and pray that you have a blessed day today!!!

In His Love,
Cindy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TEACH WOMEN TO BE MENTORS...TITUS 2:3

Good Morning Ladies,

Every morning I receive TODAYS VERSE from Heartlight.org

When I read the one for today, it hit my heart BIG TIME.

We need to RAISE up women to TEACH and MENTOR other women. From young women to older women. There is such a huge calling for women to COME FORTH and TEACH.....Are you one of these women....

After reading this, if it ministers to your heart, please do the following:

PRAY...
SEEK GOD....Ask HIM if this is the Calling or Gift that he has given you to do.
SEEK GUIDANCE.....The Holy Spirit will be present. Talk to your Pastor or your Pastors wife about what it YOU want to do to MENTOR to women.

TITUS 2:3
"Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good."

THOUGHT:
"Teach...to teach!" we need faithful women in God's family to help show us the way to reverence God in our daily lives and to live with character. That means we need to teach these women they need to teach. We need to pray for them to step foward and be mentors. We must openly respect their reverent lifestyles and acknowledge their godly character.

PRAYER:
Holy and righteous Father, please raise up women of strong character and faithful service. Give us the eyes to see their Godly lives and a willingness to hold them up as examples to your people. Than you for the any godly women in our Christian Heritage who have had tremendous impact for good - women like Deborah, Esther, Mary, Dorcas, and Priscilla. I also want to thank you for those godly women who have made such a great difference in my life and taught me so much about Faith, Hope, and Love. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen

On a Personal note, I would like to thank these ladies who have believed in me from the very beginning. Who have been with me during all the difficult trials and with me through the Walk that God has set before me.

LaDonna Jones....Words alone cannot express the love I have for this very special woman of God. She is my best friend. She has been with me through every walk that I have walked. She has lifted me up when things have been so low that I didnt know which way to turn. She has shared the joy in my life. She knows when I need a hug. She is never too busy to share her heart and thoughts. LaDonna, you are so SPECIAL. You mean the world to me. God BLESSED me the day HE brought you into my life. You are my best friend, but more than that, you are my SISTA....

Deanna Shrodes....Always an inspiration. I will never forget the night at our OUT POURING services at GCAG, when I thought my world was crashing down on me, you just held me and prayed for me and for my husband carl. All the inspiring words that you have shared, have made such a difference. You are a mighty women of God, who has MENTORED many. You leave a footprint on the hearts of women who have come to know and love you. Thank you for being such a wonderful woman of God.

Sandy V.....Thank you for being a friend. For bringing out in me, excitement in our conversations, messages. You are an inspiration. I love your enthusiam for Life, for women.

Illeana Reich.....What can I say about this dynamic little ever ready energizer women of God. You are a wonderful and true friend. Thank you for always being there for me. For the fun times when we are together. For the prayer times. For all the talks we have. You mean the world to me. You truly are a WOMAN OF GOD. What an example you have brought to us. I love you my friend and sistah.....

Erin Campbell.....Erin what can I say.....We have been friends for at least 9 yrs now. You were the one who helped me come out of my "SHELL". To share my testimony on your radio show...You were there for me when things were so bad. I dont have enough space here to say all I want to say..But let me say this...I love you and Thank you for helping me out of the pits and bringing beauty back into my life. You will always hold a special place in my heart that is reserved for only you...I love you my friend, my sista....

To all the ladies at GULF COAST ASSEMBLY....Each one of you has made a difference in my life...I love each and everyone of you....Each one of you has an imprint on my heart.....Thank you for loving me......

Each one of these ladies has been a MENTOR to me. What a difference they have made in my life...I thank God for each and everyone of you everyday.....

In His Love,
Cindy

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Woman of Welcoming Words.....

"Let the words of Christ live in your hearts and make you wise. Use His words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus." Colossians 3:16-17 NLT

This is something I begin each day praying, "Lord let your words live in my heart today, so that I can share them with others who need to hear your word."

I love sharing the word of God with those around me. I love to "sing" worship songs with those around me. Sometimes its just my cockatoo Apache, my lab Fudge and the rest of my zoo, but they enjoy the sound of the music and watching mommy as she worships the King. Fudge just lays on the couch with her KONG and Apache has started picking up the melody of THE NAME OF THE LORD IS MY STRONG TOWER....lol...they even listen when I'm reading a devotional or my bible. Its like I'm reading them a bedtime story. Even Precious my Pomeranian and kitties Boo Boo and Ziggy come and curl up with me.

I say all this to bring up the next point. I wish sometimes people were as easy to speak to about Gods word as it my zoo. I have friends who enjoy listening when I tell them God has something special for you, you just have to be patient. Then there are others who just roll their eyes at me and look at me like I have 2 heads. Its those who do that, that make me want to soak into them some more. If I have a friend going thru something and I say to them "No weapon against you shall prosper" "I walk by Faith and not by Sight." they look at me, study me and then absorb what I have just said to them. I don't say this just to hear myself talk. God gives me these words to share with them.

People will see your heart. They will notice a certain expression. Its then, that God is saying, "Be my vessel and share my word." I so love those times.

I sing Praises to a Father who loves me more than life itself. I sing Praises to a Father, who listens to me when noone else will. I sing Praises to a Father who knows that I love HIM more than anything on this earth. I sing Praises to GLORIFY MY FATHER, WHO DESERVES THIS AND SO MUCH MORE.....

Always have a kind word ready. You never know, that one kind word could be the ONE word that someone needed to hear.

So, as you begin each day, remember to always hold Gods word in your heart to share with someone else. Sing a Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving to Our Father, who loves us so much, that He gave His Life for us.

A WORTHY THOUGHT:
KIND WORDS CAN BE SHORT AND EASY TO SPEAK.
BUT THEIR ECHOES ARE TRULY ENDLESS. Mother Teresa

Blessings to you all and may the Love of God be with you forever...

In His Love,
Cindy

Monday, July 18, 2011

SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP

Jeremiah 18:3-4  "Then I went down to the potters house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter, so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make."

Just like the Potter's hand, God has wonderfully and uniquley made each one of us. 

He has taken a "BROKEN" vessel (thats US) and molded and shaped us into a BEAUTIFUL work of ART.

Everyday He is molding us and shaping us to be more like Him. To be more Christ like.  He molds us into the daughters He wants us to be.  Thru this process, as He is molding us and shaping us, He is also PREPARING our hearts.  Hearts that are to be pure and loving. Hearts that seek Him. ("Seek Him with all your heart." ).  Hearts that will not become hardened by earthly things.

Each morning when I awaken and I see the sun shining and hear the birds singing, I thank My Father, for giving me another day.  Another day for Him to continue to mold me and shape me.

I encourage you ladies, let GOD continually MOLD YOU AND SHAPE YOU.  Let Him work in you, just as that Potter did with that piece of Miry Clay. From a dry piece of clay, with water, molding and shaping a beautiful POT was made.

Let the word of God flow from your hearts, like flowing water from a stream. Let His word always be on your lips.

Each of us comes from a "PAST."  but, our Father has brought you out of that "PAST."  Just keep saying, "Father, keep molding me. Keep shaping me.  Help me each day, to become more like you." I was once that miry clay, but not anymore.

Father, you hear the cries of these womens hearts. Lord, I pray a blessing over each one of them.  That they will SEEK YOU FIRST.  That their desire is to become more like you.  Give them pure hearts.  Just as the Potter molded the clay, mold each one of them into what you want them to be.  Lord, be with each lady today.  Protect them where protection is needed.  Touch the bodies of those who are ill.  Heal them super naturally as only you can do.  Father, I thank you for what you are doing in all of us. Lord, I thank you, for taking me from the ashes of this world and bringing beauty into my life.  Thank you for continually blessing me.  Lord, let me be a vessel of yours. Lord, in your wonderful and glorious name we pray. amen

"I AM BUT THE CLAY, I GIVE MY LIFE TO THE POTTERS HAND."

Ladies, I love you and pray that you have a have a blessed Monday.

In His Love
Cindy

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A WOMAN OF WITNESS.....

"If you tell others that you belong to Me, I will tell My Father in Heaven that you are My followers.  But, if you reject Me, I will tell My father in Heaven that you don't belong to Me."

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Being women of God, we need to ALWAYS be willing to WITNESS to someone.  Whether if its in the supermarket, Walmart, the gas station, the work place, wherever we are, WE NEED TO ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO WITNESS.  You never know, it could make the difference for someone who is getting ready to leave their spouse, throw their unruly child out of the house, the housewife who feels its better if she's not in the "picture anymore. It could just mean, someone is having a "bad" day and just needs to see someone smile and say "Its going to be ok, God has it under control."  This could be a life changing experience for someone to hear those words "ITS OK, GOD HAS IT UNDER CONTROL."

Personally, I love being out in the store, usually its Walmart and I will find myself singing a favorite worship song in the toothpaste aisle (I have been known to sing VICTORY CHANT,) HAIL JESUS YOU'RE MY LORD, I WILL OBEY YOUR WORD and just dance a little while picking out my husbands favorite toothpaste.  If those of you who know me, you are probably giggling right about now.  But, thats how God uses me sometimes. Thru that little ditty of a song, I had a middle aged lady actually start echoing the song with me and her face lit up like a star filled sky.  She had asked me, "what is that GLOW that you have around you, I didn't hesitate for a moment and told her, I have the LOVE OF JESUS IN MY HEART."  she said "I want that GLOW also, can you help me have that GLOW." I just simply said, "If you don't know Jesus, then ask Him into your heart." I also asked her if she had a bible, she said "No, I don't anymore. I used to but it got lost" she looked sad when she said that, we went over to the  book aisle where the bibles were and she found a bible. The look on her face was priceless.  I gave her our churches card and said you are welcome to come and visit our church.  We will see if she comes tomorrow.  This was on Wednesday. 

I am telling you of this encounter, not to bring attention to myself, but to let you know that God puts us in a place where HE knows that a soul needs to hear someone tell them about HIM.  I thank God everytime He does this for me. 

I want to be that SALT AND LIGHT for JESUS.  I want to be a WITNESS for My Father.  I want to encourage those who are lost, that they no longer need to be lost.  I want to be the witness for a lady who is going thru trials.  We can witness to those in our church, who are dealing with things.  Even tho, they come to church every Sunday, doesn't mean they don't need someone to "witness" to them. It could mean more to them than you know.

I encourage you today, be ready, be willing, be prepared to be a WITNESS FOR JESUS.  It will happen in the least expected place and the most unexpected time.  But Glory to God, that HE LOVES US AND TRUSTS US TO BE A WITNESS AND BRING THE LOST BACK TO HIM....

I pray that each one of you will be SALT AND LIGHT to someone.

HAIL JESUS YOU'RE MY LORD,
I WILL OBEY YOUR WORD,
I WANT TO SEE YOU'RE KINDGDOM COME,
NOT MY WILL, BUT YOURS BE DONE....

My love and blessings for each of you.
Cindy

Friday, July 15, 2011

testing

testing

FIRST OFFICIAL DEVOTION...."WAITING FOR HIM"

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.  My soul waits for the Lord, more than those who watch for the morning - Yes, more than than those who wait for the morning.
Psalm 130:5-6 (NKJV)

I have a Devotional Prayer book called the WOMEN OF WORTH.  I love the title, because our Womens Ministry is named "WOMEN OF WORTH".

In this Devotional The first scripture that i read was called "Waitng For Him." How fitting for this time and season of my life.

These days, I seem to be waiting on my Lord, my Father for alot.  I am "waiting" for a JOB...I'm "waiting" to hear from UNEMPLOYMENT....I am "waiting" to HEAR from the Lord as to what His plan and purpose is for me....

During this "waiting" He is preparing my soul, my heart, my very being as to what He wants me to accomplish.  He wants me to "wait" upon Him in ALL things.  Waiting is not always easy or fun.  I found tho, thru the "waiting"  my strength is being renewed.  My hope is being restored.  My soul and heart are being drawn closer to my Father as I wait upon Him.  Just as a little child "waits" for their mommy or daddy to do something for them, so do I "wait" for my Daddy."

Waiting for the Lord, is also a time for "OBEDIENCE".  Our Father, wants us to "obey" his commandments. To "obey" when He speaks to us.  

There is a song by John Waller called "While I'm Waiting." Youtube this song. This song has ministered to me in every walk I walk.  "Lord I'm waiting, I'm waiting on you Lord and I am HOPEFUL and OBEDIENT."

I dont just wait for the Lord to come in the morning.  I wait with anticipation and excitement the entire day.  He is doing something in us and thru us every waking moment of our day.  Don't waste your time "wishing" for this or that.  "WAIT" upon the Lord.  He hears your cries.  He knows your needs.  He knows the desires of your heart.  Just "wait" upon Him and when the timing is right, HIS timing, your "waiting" will be over.

Beautiful ladies of God, I want to tell you, God loves you so very much. He wants to lavish His Love on YOU.  As He lavishes His love on you, WAIT for those things that you desire, with excitement and anticipation.  When the day comes that the "waiting" is over, be prepared, because a NEW "WAITING" will begin.

A WORTHY THOUGHT...."We must wait for God, long, meekly, in the wind and wet, in the thunder and lightening, in the cold and the dark.  Wait, and He will come.  He never comes to those who do not wait."  F.W. Faber.

Be blessed this day and always.

Love,
Cindy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS: WELCOME TO PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS....

PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS: WELCOME TO PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS....: "Blessings my friends, I have been seeking the Lord and asking HIM what it is that HE wants me to do. It has been on my heart to start ..."

WELCOME TO PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS....

Blessings my friends,

I have been seeking the Lord and asking HIM what it is that HE wants me to do.
 
It has been on my heart to start a another BLOG that will UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE AND SPEAK TO THE HEARTS OF WOMEN  of ALL AGES.   I have been asking the Lord what type of BLOG could I possibly do, that would accomplish this and My Father answered me....Write a DEVOTIONAL BLOG. 

Today, I am excited to share with you the NEW BIRTH OF "PRECIOUS DEVOTIONALS"....

Each day, I will be sharing a DEVOTIONAL. I will be expressing from my heart what it means to me. 

My hope is that you to will express what it means to you.

If it blesses you, please leave me a comment.

I will be adding things as I go along. 

I wish you abundant blessings and love.