Sunday, September 16, 2007


Oh ya'll I just don't know where to start today! First, I just gotta praise my Abba Father for such an AWESOME time in His House this morning! What a day of worship! We sang "God is great, sing His praise, all the earth, all the heavens" and let me tell you that I was singin' His praise so much that our pastor - who was sitting in front of me - said he was afraid I was gonna smack him in the back of the head! hahaha Could you imagine? TOOOO FUNNY!!!!

I had a GREAT time at the beach! Let me thank Jesus for bringing Lisa into my life! I have grown so much with her as my friend and she has such a kind, generous heart that she allowed me to come to her beach house - for free! WAHOOOO! I love ya girl! Antonia, Lisa and I laughed til we cried, cried til we laughed and stayed up talking til 3:00am! You would've thought we were in high school except we talked more about Jesus then anything else! GOOD STUFF! Of course, we had a 2:00am tv show theme song competition! What a blast!

Ok, here's where the Yahoo-Jah comes in! Land sakes, my fingers can't go fast enough because I'm so excited to share this with you all! Ok. My man works in the mortgage division at a bank and as I'm sure you all know the mortgage business is struggling right now. It's been tough, but God (oh how I love those 2 words) has been faithful. In fact, the company had a contest for the sales guys as an incentive. They earned points for each "sale" and had to get a certain amount of points to win a 3 day 2 night stay at any Hilton anywhere in the US. Well, my man qualified! We got that prize. Oh, BUT GOD! had a better surprise for us! Of the guys who qualified for that prize they had a grand prize drawing (there were 4 guys who qualified) and MY MAN WON THE GRAND PRIZE! Are you wondering what the grand prize was?.......get ready.....oh land sakes I still can't believe it..........AN ALL EXPENSE PAID 4 DAY 3 NIGHT TRIP - INCLUDING MEALS - TO THE ATLANTIS RESORT IN THE BAHAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, God gave me and Jimmy a trip to the Bahamas!!! CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT? I sure keep pinching myself!

The morning of the drawing I was really having a hard time praying about it because it seemed so selfish but I just told God that He promised me abundant life and THAT WAS abundant life! Then when I got in the Word He led me to Mark 9:24 which says "Lord, help my unbelief" so I just started praying that He would help me to believe that He really does want to give me abundant life and I was THRILLED with the hotel prize and content with that. BUT GOD decided to bless us with even more! Ya'll, He is so good! He wants to bless us! He wants us to be faithful to Him and obedient to Him and He wants to reward that here on earth as well as for all eternity! He did it for us this week and He's waiting to do it for you too! I promise! HE PROMISED!

Thank you again God for your amazing love for me and I just can't wait to get to heaven and fall at your feet in worship and then to squeeze that Holy Neck of yours for all eternity!!! I love you Abba Daddy! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!


Leigh Gray said...

Valarie - now that is the kind of story i like to hear!!! Yeah, praise Him!!! I love it and am so thankful to Him for you all winning!!! Oh I can hardly wait for you to go!!! Oh girl, get your groove on!!! hee hee Yeah God Almighty - Holy One - Precious Lord - thank you for belssing them this way!!! He showed up and then showed off!!! Love it my friend, love it!!

HeatherMichelle said...

Yay! That's awesome! :-)

Nicki said...

WOW!!! I'm always SO excited to see God working in such amazing ways in your life!! AMEN! GIRL!!!