Mystery Blogger Award 4.21.2020

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

– 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

Glory to Your Holy and Mysterious name, O Lord God! How wonderful is the mystery of Your love for vile sinners and broken spirits! I am grateful for that mystery, and for Your love! So grateful for its cleansing power, and its redemptive power! I was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now by Your mysterious grace… I see. 🙂
Thank You God for the many wonderful mysteries of You! Including Your blessings You send through friends… like my dear sister in Christ Herry of Herry Chic Counsels for her generous nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank for the outpouring of Your love all over her blog, and through her many kind encouragements. Bless her blog, Lord, and bless her!

Thank you Herry, for the kind nomination that allows me to share with others.
May you and your blog overflow with God’s mysterious love as it flows… both ways! ❤
Me and God love you, Sister! 🙂
Mystery Blog Award 4.21.2020

RULES

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award Okoto Enigma and provide a link as well
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
9. Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Myself:
1. I love my Heavenly Father! ❤
2. I gave my heart to Jesus at 8 years old. ❤
3. I am grateful for the Comfort of the Holy Spirit!

Best Post(s) 
My first 3 public posts were and still are my testimony.
1. 30 Posts Challenge: #1 Introducing Myself
2. 30 Posts Challenge: #2 Me and God
3. 30 Posts Challenge: #3 Me and Writing

Questions for Me:
1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

Telling about the amazing and wonderful love of God! ❤
2. How often do you post?
Whenever God allows. That could be a couple of times a day, to once a week (if that).
3. What is your favorite place to visit where you live?
The Blue Ridge Parkway! ❤ ❤ ❤
4. Are you a full-time blogger?
If you mean a professional or money making blogger… No.
If you mean do I blog with a purpose and for free… Yes.

5. What is the best time of the day for you to blog?
At night, provided I don’t fall asleep. 😉 Still… whenever God allows.

Nominees:
1.  God’sChild of 30 Minutes in the Life of a Teenager
2.  Jill of Savor
3.  Jo of Quite Simply Jo
4.  Temi of Christian Mommas
5.  LaBranda of My Thoughts Exactly
6.  Jeanette of My Life With Anxiety, PTSD & Bipolar 2
7.  RB of Realistic Beginner
8.  Anna of Drink the Happy Coffee
9.  Siphe of God’s Anointed Princesses
10. Debbie of Emerging from the Dark Night

Questions for the Nominees:
1. What name do you prefer to be called when bloggers comment on your posts?
2. Is there an award or tag you have not done that you would like to receive?
3. What’s the latest or last book you have read?
4. How many blogs do you have? Name and link them.
5. What funny things have you heard Alexa or other modern voices say?
(For example, today a friend’s little girl was playing with her paper dolls and asked Alexa to play “female crying sound effects”. It was NOT crying baby dolls! Her mom had to explain to her daughter the new word and sounds Alexa taught her little girl, despite no explicit content setting.)

Congratulations to the Nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate. Just sharing a little of God’s love your way. If you do, let me know. I would love to read your post. 
God loves you! ❤

 

4th Anniversary for gaillovesgod 4.28.2020

Praise Your Holy and Beautiful Name, Jesus! 
Glory to God in the Highest!
Honor to the Lord God Almighty!
In Your leading, in desires to tell the world about Your wonderful love towards me, and to tell them of the unconditional love You have for them, You have given me a journey of praise, sweet fellowship, beautiful friendships, a world of support (literally), and endless outpourings of Your love, both ways, flowing through all parts of Your creation!
4 years of being able to tell the world… Gail Loves God… and… God Loves You!
4 Year Anniversary Achievement

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Thank You, Father, for every post, every comment, every beautiful soul You have allowed me to know. Whether they are still blogging, taking a break, or simply deleted their accounts altogether since, thank You for the time You allowed! I pray for each one!
Thank You for each award, tag, challenge, and all forms of sharing You allowed me to praise You in, tell the world of Your love, and that You allowed me to share how much You treasure them.
Thank You for every prayer You have allowed me to give and receive, and to share in together.
Thank You for every moment You have given me to cheer, for every hardship You walked me through, for everyone who walked through them with me, and for the many things You have allowed me to walk through with my community.
Most importantly, thank You that no matter where we were in the journey, whether up or down, whether joy or hardship, that You were praised, lifted, and kept first! For every time You allowed someone to see Your love in all things! Your faithfulness in all moments! And Your goodness in all challenges!

I love You, Father God! ❤

I love You, Jesus Christ! ❤

I love You, Holy Spirit! ❤

Day 28 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.
YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 28 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Parable: Good Samaritan”
Reading: Luke 10:25-37 KJV

Further Study

  • What was the question from the expert in the law that began this parable? What was his intentions in asking?
    – He asked what must he do to be saved. He was trying to tempt Jesus, even his question on who was his neighbor was just an attempt to justify himself.
  • How did Jesus respond?
    – He told the parable of the Good Samaritan.
  • According to this parable, what should we do for our neighbor?
    – love our neighbor as our self by showing mercy.

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
    – Thank You, Lord, for being so merciful.
  • Prayer: Pray for yourself – your needs, concerns, desires, dreams.
  • Remembrance: Think about a time when someone went above and beyond to help You in Your time of need, Write about it.
    –  Lord You bring to mind when Mrs. C. had me working and cleaning her house on Fridays when I was 13 years old. She was a teaching going out of her way to spend time with me. I had no idea how much of a need I was in. Thank You for all the years and all the love you sent me through her. Hug her for me! ❤
  • Self-Examination: When You see someone in need, do You tend to offer help? Why or why not?
    – Yes. Sometimes too much. I can even make people mad around me. But, Lord, I pray I always help. If you sent me to them, You sent them to me too! ❤

A Kind Act

  • Give your favorite book to a friend.
    – Lord, my favorite book is Your HOLY WORD! As soon as this Corona Virus threat is gone, just tell me who! ❤ 🙂

Day 29 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.
YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 30 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Parable: King’s Ten Servants”
Reading: Luke 19:11-27 KJV

Further Study

  • How did the king respond to the two men who multiplied the money he gave them? What about the one who did nothing with his?
    – The king was pleased with the first two men and gave them cities according to the number of talents the were able to give the king, but he was upset with the one who did nothing and had him killed.
  • What is the point of this parable and what can you learn from it?
    Lord, I have a hard time with this parable because it is exactly what I would have done because we’re all taught to be wise and careful with our money. So it seems wise if someone told me to take of their money, I would hang on to it in a safe place.After reading the king’s response and different preachers through the year, I understand You meant you through the year he should have done something profitable. But when he is slain because he kept it in a safe place and said He knew the King was an austere man, I guess I took that to mean he was afraid of You (or the green.
    The only things I can figure is the passage did say they hated the King, and that the servant knew the king used usury. When I pray to You about this passage that You, I get that You are telling us to be good stewards with Your gospel.
  • This parable is less about showing and more about justice. What did you read that lines up with this:
    – If the man kept the money because out of spite Because he hated him, I could understand. In the end was it just is God is ruler of all. My lack of understanding is ignorance, and does not make God unjust. I trust Him even with that I do not understand, and continue to pray and ask God to help me be a good and faithful servant in all that he trusts me with, especially the gospel.

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship him for who He is.
    Austere to those who would mean evil and hatred to You. Thank You for Your deep mercy towards those who You love and seek to do Your will. Justice is a good thing. We should pray for wisdom, understanding, discernment, and to be faithful with that which we are entrusted with.
  • Prayer: Pray for the salvation of people on your life who don’t know Jesus.
  • Remembrance: Think about a time you multiplies something. Write about it.
    – Giving moneys toward grant matched?? Investing in bible studies and kingdom materials?? Buying bibles for others?? Teaching others about You?
  • Self-Examination: With all that God has given you to steward, are you multiplying it or stowing it away??
    – God, I pray that I am doing what You, expect of me. I keep thinking on the writing and encouragement. May You find me pleasing and faithful.

A Kind Act

  • Text someone a kind note first thing in the morning.
    – The verse you had me send to Anthoni as he left for work this morning??