My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Goal Met)

“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”
– Psalm 95:2 KJV

PRAISE YOUR HOLY AND GENEROUS NAME, LORD!!

My Birthday Fundraiser goal for Sufficient Grace Outreach was met….

AND MORE!GR2

As You recall, Lord, the fundraiser actually ended $25 shy of the goal, being You allowed $175 of the $200 goal to be raised. GR5I posted it on Facebook and WordPress to praise You and to make a testimony of the $160 of the $200 that You had provided at the time of the blog post. GR7I made the statement that I would pay what remained of the goal as soon as this week got here. Even after that post, You were so generous to provide $15 more, bringing the ending balance raised to $175 of the $200.GR6This weekend as I was going to donate and post an update, I found a letter in my mailbox from a dear friend with a note and a money order for $200!! That was an additional $200 to the $175 already donated! :O I was in a delightful shock! Speechless! Yet filled with joy and amazement too! Gratitude… for my friend, for such a generous heart, for the the souls You know You have the funds intended to go towards, for Amanda and all those who help her in the ministry, and for the correspondence from my dear friend! ❤

“I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.”
– Psalm 132:15 KJV

I was so excited to get straight to the bank, go straight home and donate the money, make a post on Facebook for all to know how You so generously provided the remainder and more! I was unable to post to the original fundraiser because FB closed it, but I was able to just start another one with the goal of $200 again so that I could share the good news!GR3

I went to make a post for the blog and fell asleep with the laptop in my lap.

$375!!!

Lord, how good and generous a Father You are. You know the needs that are urgently out there! And You love ALL of Your children. I pray for those who are stuck in trafficking and horrible situations that many are stranded in. Thank You for the heart You put in Amanda and all of those who volunteer through her ministry! Thank You for their passion and commitment to share Your love, and to tell others of just how much You love them… right there where they are! Thank You again for my dear friend!

To my dear friend, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness, and giving to bring God into someone else’s life, and to rescue and minster to others who are trapped in lives that feel so hopeless. Thank you for allowing God to use you to bring some of that needed hope! 
Me and God love you! ❤

Thank you to everyone who took part in helping with My Birthday Fundraiser 2020 for Sufficient Grace Outreach! I know these are some tough and trying times, days filled with great uncertainty and changes that so are hard to imagine but clearly God at work in our lives. May the Lord richly bless you! May He provide that very need you have been so earnestly praying, waiting, and trusting for. Me and God love you each! ❤

My New Journal With You, Note 3

**Verses are inserted exactly where God had them placed in my new journal at the bottom of each page. I love how personal He is! ❤ **

Good afternoon, LORD. How are you doing? I pray You are blessed, happy, and enjoying a day that honors Your Son, Your Day of Rest, and how You both brought that all together through His death and resurrection. Thank You for being so willing, so loving, and so thoughtful. Thank You for being faithful to the unfaithful and faithless. ❤

I’m sitting here trying to do with Your day as You have for me. I know it’s first and foremost a day of rest, a day made for man, not a day You made us for. I am to remember it and keep it Holy. I am to follow Your example. How wonderful that You would make me in Your image, for Your pleasure. and put such an emphasis on me resting just like You did after You created our world. You are always thinking of me and looking out for my good. Help me not to make it complicated, but to wholly trust in Your sovereign and wise ways. You are so caring, my loving Father and God.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
– Ephesians 2:10 KJV

It’s actually kinda nice to have time to spend with You, what we call downtime. To just sit and enjoy You, Your day, Your time You prepared for me at the beginning of creation… to be able to sit at Your feet, and just bask in feeling Your love for me, and in the peace that Your love brings… a John 14:27 kind of peace… not as the world gives but that You and ONLY You give.

After all the chaos, fighting, protesting, selfishness, pride, ego, recklessness, lawlessness, and human filled behavior and events, I’m sure You could appreciate a rest too. Some just don’t seem to have the luxury of rest, and sadly many more refuse to even entertain the idea. We are so programmed that rest either means “work, work, work till you drop”, or “continue to think about no one else but yourself, and take the credit for everything while you’re at it.” I pray You help me to see YOU, YOU, YOU! ❤

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
– Proverbs 13:20 KJV

I personally enjoy downtime with You. Whether it’s through sermons, music, movies, puzzle books, reading, a devotional, drawing, coloring, or simply sitting in awe of You in a quiet relaxing moment of doing absolutely nothing… Convalescing is what it reminds me of.

That was the word You gave me just before the year began. It was actually the command that You gave me back in November when I got so sick just a few days after my 2nd RFA (the one on my left side). How many times You have made it clear for me to keep my feet up, do absolutely nothing but rest, and spend quality time with You… allowing You to heal my body, my mind, and my spirit. And to encourage others to do the same. To convalesce. Thank You for healing and hope in “choosing that good thing that will not be taken from me and You.”

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
– Joshua 1:9 KJV

 

Your Wonderful Creation

“With unequaled skill, care, and artistry, your Creator-God knitted you together in your mother’s womb. It’s wonderful!
He has also re-created you , bringing you to faith, making you His very own child, a member of His forever family. You are becoming more and more like your Brother, Jesus, day by day. How wonderful!”
– Woman of God: Wonderfully Made

Lord, the devotional has no verse for today (which serves as two days because it writes the same devotion as Saturday or Sunday).
However we were asked 2 questions.

  1. Which of God’s many creative works in nature do you consider most wonderful?
    Oh, dear Lord. There are so many creative works in Your nature to consider most wonderful… birds, beautiful skies, flowers, waterfalls, lakes, oceans, rivers, creeks, fountains, mountains, beaches, a nice breeze on a beautiful day in a green pasture or beside still waters, rustling trees and fields, dancing leaves, colorful leaves, and so much more.
  2. Where do you see His re-creative work in your life right now, working repentance and faith in you?
    Some re-creative work I see in my life right now, working repentance and faith in me are… trying to look honestly at the things You bring to light. Instead of avoiding them, I trying to talk honestly with You about them, and letting that patience, prayer, and honesty work its perfect work that I may be entire and lacking nothing. What grows me closer to You is what I want. I want to see and accept things they way they are so that I can see You the way You truly are. I want You to know I want to know, love, and accept You for who You are!  ❤ And I do!

 

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Days 6 & 7

The Wonder of You Recreating ME

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
– 1 John 3:2 KJV

“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”
– Psalm 17:15 KJV

“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another: But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost”
– Titus 3:3-5 KJV

Father God, it makes me sad, disappointed, ashamed, and so much more to know I have ever hurt You, that I have ever sinned against You. You are God Almighty and deserve all obedience, honor, glory, and so much more.

Thank You for Your loving heart, Your kind forgiveness, and for the hope of heaven. Thank You for the hope of one day being free from our sin nature, for the new hope of a new body, a new mind, for being in Your presence, and focusing on nothing other than worshipping and praising You day and night. All things will be new! The old will be passed away!

NO MORE SIN!

THANK YOU!

PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME!!

❤ I love You, Father God!
❤ I love You, Sweet Jesus Christ!
❤ I love You, Holy Spirit!

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Day 5

The Wonder of You Recreating

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
-2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

The Great Exchange – is what You did for us, Jesus. You didn’t just ease our sins, You took them upon Yourself to pay our ransom, to take our punishment. In exchange You gave us something we did not deserve and never could… but You freely gave…

Your own righteousness.

The One who knew no sin, became sin itself…  for us.

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Day 4

 

The Wonder of You Creating Me

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
– Psalm 139:13-14 KJV

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. “
– John 3:17-18 KJV

God, I love the DNA strand showing a pattern of being knit together as You say in Your word. I am Your pattern.

(I accidentally got Tuesday & Wednesday notes mixed up.  😦  Sorry.)

You still amaze me! 🙂 ❤

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Day 3

 

In Wonder of All Your Creation

“When we are mindful, we resist the temptation to rush, to brush off. When we are mindful, we pause. We stop to admire the wonders that lie before us…. Long before this current accent of mindfulness as a cure for the stress and strain of everyday life, the psalmist issued this invitation.”
– Woman of God:Wonderfully Made

“Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. “
– Psalm 33:8-9 KJV

“O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”
– Psalm 104:24 KJV

This was all quoted out of the small 5 week devotional book I just finished recently.
It is title Woman of God: Wonderfully Made.  (I’ll be noting it as WGWM Study Notes for the inspiration for the notes I will be sharing.) This passage alone was what God gave me to take through my day. No notes were needed. Just to sit in be awe of Him! ❤

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Day 2

The Wonder of You As Creator

“Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.”
– Job 37:22-23 KJV

“A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.”
– Isaiah 42:3 KJV

“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”
Isaiah 43:1 KJV

The wonder of You, Lord. How incredibly striking You are to anyone who knows You. I am grateful to just be allowed to know You. I’m sorry I’m so tired, falling asleep. And that’s before morning meds. Give me the strength, and all I need to run the errands I need to do this morning. And help me to see the wonder of You all along the way.
In Jesus’ beautiful and wonderful name. Amen.
Hymns You bring to my mind today:

Isn’t He Wonderful Wonderful Isn’t He?
How Marvellous, How Wonderful
Wonderful The Matchless Grace of Jesus

Inspiration:

WGWM Study Notes, Week 1 Day 1
Job 37:22-23, Isaiah 42:3, Isaiah 43:1

My New Journal With You, Note 2

**Verses are inserted exactly where God had them placed in my new journal at the bottom of each page. I love how personal He is! ❤ **

Good early morning, Lord. How are you doing, Father? How sad You must be to see us fighting so much. If we just loved one another, how much easier life would be, and we would glorify Your name so much the greater… maybe even make You smile.
I pray that I make You smile sometimes. Just to hear Your name makes me smile. Just to think on You. You are THE reason to smile! Thank You for when You let Your Light shine through me. It feels so good inside, and feels good to see it ignite others. If they knew You and Your heart, they would smile. If they know how much You loved them, they would smile so deeply inside that they would have no room for anger, hatred, vengeance, and selfishness. They would want to spend day and night telling You how much they love You.

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
– Ephesians 4:32 KJV

If they knew Your love, they would want to spend every breath telling the world how much they are loved by the Greatest Love of all. They would want to see You smile, and be so glad to share Your smile with others.
Thank You for the hope in Your name, the hope in knowing You, the hope in knowing Your love, and the hope in knowing You love me! ❤ 🙂

I love You, Father God! ❤

I love You, Sweet Jesus! ❤

I love You, Holy Spirit! ❤

” For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”
– Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

The Love of God
hymn lyrics by Frederick Martin Lehman

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call;
God’s love, so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

Well, Father. My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 for Sufficient Grace Outreach is coming to an end. There is just a little over 3 hours left.Sufficient Grace Outreach Birthday Fundraiser Picture

With a goal of $200,

we raised $160.

Praise Your Holy name, God! 

I know this falls short of the goal, but, Lord, whatever is left to raise I will commit to give the rest. It won’t be this coming week. It will probably be a couple of weeks out. The fundraiser is over so it will not show me giving it toward THAT birthday fundraiser, but it will show when I donate to Sufficient Grace Outreach individually. I will do another post to hold myself accountable and to make a witness for all of those who gave.

Please do not let them think they failed… THEY DID NOT! What YOU allowed, was what You allowed. Every penny matters when it comes to giving to others. We should be trying to give us as much as we can all of the time… for each other… and for those in need. And let us never forget to give to You first with our tithes, our lives, our time, our gifts & talents, our bodies, and in every way You let us know we can.

❤ ❤ Praise You, Father, for $160!!! ❤ ❤
❤ ❤ I love You, Father God!! ❤ ❤

Thank you to each one who gave, and for each one who prayed!
Me and God love you each!

Thank you, Amanda, for all that you do through Sufficient Grace Outreach!
Thank you for all of your support during the fundraiser!
I will pay whatever the remaining amount is of the fundraiser goal, and pray to be able to help you again soon! Me and God love you! ❤

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award 6.4.2020

“But there is a spirit in man:
and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
– Job 32:8 KJV

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

Oh Dear Lord, what a beautiful thought! Ideal Inspiration! That is what You are, and what Your Holy Word is! The most ideal inspiration I have ever known! Your love is an ideal inspiration, and I am grateful to know it, to feel it, to share it!
Both verses of the bible that have the word inspiration bring the glory back to YOU!
YOU inspire the spirit of man to understand. YOU inspired the disciples to write Your doctrine that we call the Holy Bible! And I easily believe because YOU inspire me every day, all day, throughout the day and night! ❤
So You can imagine how delightfully surprised and deeply touched I am that You would think of me when You whispered to Rising Star of Ideal Inspiration Blog to nominate me for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. A beautiful idea! A majestic picture! A thoughtful gesture from one of Your children to encourage and share with others. Thank You for Rising Star‘s heart. Bless him and his blog, Dear Lord. Let him know how much You love him. May He be ever inspired by the most Ideal love ever… found in You! In Jesus ideal and inspiring name, Amen! ❤
Thank you, Rising Star, for your thoughtfulness in the nomination for Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. A great opportunity to love one another, to encourage one another, and to uplift one another. May the Lord bless you and your blog, and continue to inspire you every hour! He delights in you! He loves you!

ideal-inspiration-blogger-award

“Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” is an unofficial award for the bloggers doing wonderful work on their blogs. It’s also important because it really reflects the good impact we can have on other people’s lives and adding values to their lives. Awards are important for the inspiration, to get success and to inspire our fellow bloggers and especially newbie’s to make them future “Stars“.

This award was introduced by Rising Star from “It’s all about inspiration”, So don’t miss to provide a link back to his blog Ideal Inspiration Blog

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions. (maybe you’ll see your name down)
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
  6. Provide the link to the Award creator, Rising Star from Ideal inspiration. Ideal Inspiration Blog.

Rising Star’s Questions For Me:

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
    It was a place to go talk with God one on one privately. At one point, He led me to encourage a friend by doing a challenge on her blog. At the same time, I followed His lead to trust Him in opening the settings of my FB and WP to Public. I’ve had to go back to Private on my FB, but so far so good on WP. (Praise His Holy name). So many would respond how they were encouraged or needed something I would post. It is HIM they have seen. His Love! So I make every effort to proclaim two things. (A) That Gail Loves God! (B) ❤ And to tell them God Loves You! 🙂
  2. What inspires you to write?
    The Love of God ❤
  3. Who is your ideal person?
    The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit in One ❤
  4. How long do you think you will blog?
    As long as the Lord allows
  5. What else you do along with blogging?
    Write poetry (gaillovesgodspoetry) and encourage others

Nominees:

God’s Child of 30 Minutes in the Life of a Teenager
Dr. Nitin Yeshwant Dhupdale of Daily Bible Bytes for You
Alicia of For His Purpose
Holly of Cat Care Solutions
TR of Inside Cup
Johnnatta of My Father’s Symphony
Melissa of Melissa McLaughlin
Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill
Jenna Marie of Marked By Love
Caz of Invisibly Me
Amanda of Sufficient Grace Outreach
Mindy of A Word With Mindy

My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. How does God inspire you?
  3. Do you have a song that inspires you?
  4. What is the theme for your blog?
  5. Who inspired you growing up?

Nominees, please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, no worries on rushing. Do as God gives you! I just wanted you to know that God uses you to inspire me, and I treasure seeing Him inspire you! God loves you each one! You inspire Him!

Congratulations Dr. Nitin Yeshwant Dhupdale (aka Bible Blogger of Daily Bible Bytes for You) on being awarded your “Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis in Public Health from Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.” 🙂

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

“Praise ye the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary:
Praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts:
Praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet:
Praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals:
Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord.”
– Psalm 150:1-6 KJV

Lord, I forgot to mention in my last post… My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020... that the fundraiser goal for  Sufficient Grace Outreach is $200 and already had $65 at that time. I meant to praise for you for that amount already! Now today You have it up to…

$110

and a little more
to put into the bank
so I can add it.

You already have it passing half way!!!

PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME, LORD!!!

I pray You will put Your mighty on each dollar to multiply it, and to allow it to help exactly where You know it is needed. I wish I could give more, Father! But I do not say that to lessen what You have given! I am grateful! And I trust You will allow me to give more in the future. I pray for the ministry and for each You know is in need!

Bless each one who has given!

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
– Psalm 100:4 KJV

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

 

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

To God be the glory. Great things He hath done.
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory. Great things He hath done. ❤
– To God Be The Glory, hymn lyrics by Fanny Crosby

God, I am so excited FOR YOU! I do not mean that arrogantly or in a self-centered way. YOU know how I usually avoid my birthday, or at least making a big deal of it, and if I can get away with it not even mention it. I don’t mind so much after, but there’s just something so awkward about a birthday. It’s so uncomfortable. I am grateful for the life You give me, and for each day that I get to know Your love, and share Your love. That’s why I am also grateful that You give me family and friends who love to celebrate my day. Because of them, I get to say, “All the credit/glory goes to God for giving me another year of life. Each day is His blessing! My life is His testimony!”

Please forgive me for when I take my life for granted, and for when I carelessly and selfishly wish it over to be with You, or think of giving up. My life is not mine. It’s Yours. And I am very grateful. I am always amazed that I am still here with all of the health issues and scares, but it is just more evidence and a clear reminder that You are God and in control of my life. THANK YOU for taking control, for keeping control, and for allowing me the blessing to of those who want to celebrate my life too.

This year I gladly say it’s my birthday to honor YOU and the life You give me! And in celebrating the fact that my life is Your purpose, I prayerfully chose to do My Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Sufficient Grace Outreach. Sufficient Grace Outreach Birthday Fundraiser Picture

This is the Sufficient Grace Outreach Facebook Page

SGO Facebook cover pic

And this is the  Sufficient Grace Outreach website

Sufficent Grace Outreach Facebook Profile Pic

Sufficient Grace Outreach, Inc is organized for the specific purpose of outreach to women and/or children involved in human trafficking , but will not limit their reach to this demographic realizing that the plight of victims of human trafficking is not limited to women and/or children. Sufficient Grace will reach out to anyone regardless of race, gender, or creed in order to help them achieve freedom and safety. As opportunity and need arises, Sufficient Grace Outreach Inc will expand its reach to anyone it finds in need.

If you know of someone or suspect someone is a trafficking victim please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at

1-888-373-7888 or

Text to BeFree (233733).

Anyone can read a better break down about their mission and what they do HERE. The fundraiser will last a week, but they can give to Sufficient Grace Outreach any time.

Lord, You burden my heart for those who are trapped in Human Trafficking, prostitution, strip clubs, and many situations that we may not be aware of, but YOU are! Growing up in an environment where prostitution was actually glorified, forced, and erroneously taught to be a source of provision, I also know the violence, the degradation, and the hopelessness involved. The pretending you’re just fine and convincing yourself you chose the lifestyle while you hate yourself more and more each time. They need Your love. They need Your resources. They need Your help. They need You.
You use Amanda, Kris, and the many volunteers to send that help, to provide those resources, to share Your hope, and to share Your love with them. Thank You for what You do through her. I am grateful for her heart, and blessed to call her friend. Thank You for each time You allow me to take part in any way, however small! ❤ I pray for each one they have helped already, and for each one You will bring their way because You know they have such need. Help them to know You love them! ❤

So thank You again for my birthday, Lord!
51 years of life, love, provision, blessings, rescues, protections, hedges, health, friendships, family, church family, encouragement, blogging community…
and 43 of those years held in Your wonderful salvation as Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior! THANK YOU for Your Son and HIs love for me! THANK YOU for the gift of the Holy Spirit! And for YOU, my loving and sovereign Father! You three are…

the best birthday presents ever!

And presents are best shared! So let me make sure to tell everyone reading…

God loves you! He sent His only Son to die on the cross for me and you! (It’s a good thing. His son Jesus is alive and well. God waits to hug you when we get home!) ❤
Jesus Christ loves you so much He died for you! (It’s a good thing! He’s okay and alive and well. He has went home (to heaven) to prepare a place for you and me! That’s how much He loves you!
Holy Spirit loves you! He is the one who brings you comfort, peace, and understanding of God as you read the Bible, pray (talk one on one with God), and spend time listening to God. He prays for you because He knows we do not always know what is best to pray, and that sometimes we are too broken to pray. He brings that tender love. That is why God calls Him your Comforter. ❤

“For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
and in thy book all my members were written,
which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.”
– Psalm 139:13-18 KJV

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

 

Present In The Pit

gaillovesgodspoetry

Bound by a chain of darkness,
I was a prisoner to my sin.
I had the best intentions
In the eyes of men.
Right in mine own eyes,
I could not see Your truth.
I was the queen of innocence
In my wayward youth.
Yet down from heaven You came
To reach me in my pit.
You took the veil from my eyes,
And helped me to actually see it.
Washed, cleansed, renewed by You.
You left the ninety nine.
Because You came for me,
I am Yours, and You are mine.
No longer bound by chains of pain,
I’m free to receive Your love.
No need for false security.
Your presence is enough.

6.12.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: That You would come down into my pit of darkness and fight for me, even if it was me You had to fight. Tough love is a soul saver!…

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Glimmer of Hope

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Bubbling over, I begin to dance.
My shimmering light brings a trance.
Trickle, trickle, ripple, ripple.
The rapids rush me on.
Nearing now the earth’s cool edge,
I must fall to keep running along.
As I pass and entertain thee,
What do you see of me?
I’m a river, a lake, a little creek.
I flow from and return
To the depths of the sea.
Do not cry or worry for me.
I carry a message and a lesson for thee.
I have my share of troubles and woes,
Muddy waters, polluted shores,
Storms to blow and toss me at will.
But I will find my calm
When my Savior comes
And speaks, “Peace, be still.”
So let my glimmer of hope
Bring your smile as I glisten.
Pause upon my river banks
To give His whispers a listen.

6.10.2020 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The wonder of God’s…

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