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Thursday, December 13, 2007

I Just Wanna Praise Him.....

After sharing my attempt at self-destruction yesterday it really got me thinking about my life. As I sat remembering some of that stuff and BELIEVE me, I left out a WHOLE lot of stuff, I just couldn't help but fall on my face in thanks to God. Ya'll, if there's ever been someone who's been delivered - it's me! I am a living testimony that God can bring you OUT! He can bring you out of the deepest pit you've either gotten yourself into or you've gotten thrown into.

This morning my "God Calling" (are ya'll about sick of hearing about that book? TOUGH! HAHA) was titled "Perpetual Guidance". FOR REAL! Dec 14th. That's the title! Here's a couple of lines. "The Joy of Perpetual Guidance. The joy of knowing that every detail of your lives is planned by Me, but planned with a wealth of tenderness and Love." Can you stinkin' believe that? I just said that yesterday - and NO I don't read ahead!! His Hand was working thru every stupid, idiotic situation I got myself into. His Hand is still working thru every single thing I do! Here's more. "The thought of this loving leading should give you great joy. All the responsibility of life taken off your shoulders." THAT MAKES ME WANNA RUN SOME LAPS YA'LL!!! YAHOO-JAH!!!

I don't want to put things on this blog for ANYONE to go - wow Valarie, that's great! What I want is for you to go "Wow God, you're so great to do that for her!" Because He is so great!!!!!!! Gonna be a crazy day today, but I'm gonna "Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance, I just wanna praise You!"!!!!! Go ahead, you know you wanna sing it too!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey Valarie!
You have the right perspective on this blogging thing, let me tell you! Blogging is just another way to "shout HIS fame," isn't it? And that is, indeed, what you are doing. Love -- grace -- peace -- and JOY to you this season! I can feel your joy radiating through the computer screen through this blog!
Lisa :)

Leigh Gray said...

I am with you girl - i am with you!!! dancing!!!!

Valarie said...

Thanks Lisa and that's the only worthwhile thing I EVER have come out of my mouth! PRAISIN' MY LORD!!!
V

Lucy said...

"The joy of knowing that every detail of your lives is planned by Me, but planned with a wealth of tenderness and Love.".....Do you ever catch yourself worrying that you might "mess up God's plan?" I know it sounds crazy.....as if I have the power to mess up God's plan, but I do catch myself obsessing on making a wrong move (wrong as in, should've taken this job over that one or should've said this instead of that. I'm not talking about whether or not to rob a bank wrong) and God saying, "Oh well!!! I had it all planned for you, but you zigged when you should've zagged, so it's not going to be what I had intended. Should've listened more carefully. You've messed it up." I know! I know! I know! GOD is in control. Not me. Give me some thoughts on this, people.

Valarie said...

Ok, here's my thoughts on that kinda thing. First of all, that's a lie the enemy wants you to believe. That you have enough power to mess up God's plan, OR that you're living in "fear" of messing up God's plan. Second, God already knows what choice you're gonna make on BIG and little things (even if it is robbing a bank) and He's gonna use it for your good. You remember that verse don't you, "ALL things work together for good". That's not only all the "right" things but it's ALL things. I believe God lays out His plan, gives us a choice, knows what path we'll choose and already has PLAN B, C, D AND E for all the "wrong" choices we make along the way. Like He'll say "You could've had plan A (His perfect plan for us) but since you made this choice I instead gave you plan B." Does that make sense?

That's my opinion and I'm stickin' to it! haha

Lucy said...

Thank you, m'am. Sometimes I just need someone to snap me out of it........I'm still going to refrain from robbing that bank, though : )