No good thing comes with doubt

I recently heard a Pastor at my church say, “When you pray for something, there cannot be any doubt within that prayer. You have to believe with 100% certainty that what you are praying lines up with God’s will and Will Be Done.” How many of us ever realize that having a teeny bit of doubt can hinder what God wants to do for and through you?

“Therefore, I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted unto you.”– Mark 11: 24

I have read that scripture before, at one point it was tapped to my dryer, so every time I did laundry I would have to look at it and read it. BUT It never really dawned on me that the little bit out doubt that was inside of me was hindering my prayers! It was hindering what God wanted to do for and through me. Knowing all of this now, I wish I could have realized this Before I went on my mission trip, because I know it would have been an even richer experience, but I know it went just as it should because God was in control.

It was last Sunday, and as I’m listening to the sermon being preached, and staring at my connect card (it’s a card we will out weekly and we can put prayer request at the bottom) well as I’m starting at this card I being to write and I know it was all God who was writing! I had not one ounce of doubt about my prayer request and I asked my church to come together and believe with me that this is God’s will and it will be done! All last week I prayed and Thanked God for the change that is happening! Then today I put the same prayer down and asked the church once more to come together and believe with me on this topic!

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”– Matthew 18:20

I know for a fact that every single person that is praying for my family is believing 100% that everything is being worked out for the good of my family! Even though it has only been 1 week since I asked and began praying for the topic, I can ALREADY see the blessing that are being poured out on me and my family. I can already see the answers to my prayers unfold before my eyes. It is a beautiful thing to know our God is a faithful God and he hears our prayers! I thank the Lord that I finally understand how much of a hinderance doubt can be and the enemy no longer has that hold on me!!!!

It is a beautiful thing, because the more we grow and have a deeper relationship with God the more that our Children will be blessed! The more that we learn about the word, the more we can teach our children and impact the people around us. I want to live to my life, not for me, but for the people around me! I want to impact as many people as I can, and the more that I can learn and grow the more that I can help those around me!

Be the light in someones darkness.

It has been a really long time since I have been on here. I think it has been way to long, personally. So, much has happened and so much has gone on that I am not sure how to even get back into blogging. But, I think I need to, so today I am going to give it a shot.

I know I have mentioned on here before that I know Missions is where my heart is. Well the end of May, beginning of June, I went on a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, and let me tell you it was an incredible experience. We walked around the refugee area (where people who were displaced from hurricanes, come to live) and we passed out rice and beans, and prayed for each home. Then we went back to the refugee area and did a medical clinic. We treated a lot of cold, cough, wounds, scabies, fungi, a lot of different things. We also went to the hospital and the ladies went to the maternity ward and we prayed for every mother and child, whether born or unborn. We also went to the prison to their church service, one of our team members gave his testimony and our pastor preached, and 3 men came to know Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!! We also went to the girl’s home (orphanage) that the missionaries on the ground started, we went almost everyday, and just loved on all of the kids. We taught them a little English, baked cakes, colored, just had fun. We also did a street evangelism in a city named Bane (pronounced bonnie) and we got to pray for more people and had a church service outside. There was a lot more that we did but overall it was an incredible experience.

I learned while down there that Missions is in my blood, it is what I am supposed to do, and it is who I am! I know that I am supposed to go to difference countries and tell those people about Jesus! I know that helping with water wells, will be part of that journey one day. I am looking forward to the day that I get to go to another country again, to love on all the kids, pray for the people, and just share the light and love of Jesus with them.

For the mean time, I do need to try to reach the people in my own backyard. I know there is a lot more that I could and can do to help the people around me, and the people who I meet everyday to know about the Beauty and Glory of God! Think about it, you go to the mall and you will see, more than likely, at least one person from another country. We have the chance almost everyday you leave your house to tell someone about God and change their lives. Maybe it is just a simple hello how are you? Maybe its just smiling at someone? Maybe you see someone struggling with bags and you offer to help? How about NOT cutting off that person and letting them get by? If we can try everyday to live like Jesus, to show God’s love to every single person we see, to be a light to people, even just by simple actions. How much more joyful would people be?