Feb 27, 2011

Wrap Me in Your Arms Lord!

Hmmmm, Jesus wrap me in your arms. On Friday I was in a accident. By road rules it was my fault because I did not yield the way for the oncoming car. But to my defense I was following another car turning left through the intersection and there was NO CAR (at least I didn't see one) as I was going through the light. Needless to say this car/small suv hit me going about 40 through the intersection I was doing maybe 25 (the light had just changed to green for ME). Smashed my van & threw me for a loop inside. Thankfully I never hit my head but my body is really feeling the impact of that accident.
On top of that my husband has a stomach virus and my baby boy has the flu. Thankfully my oldest who will be 11 in a few weeks has been taking care of all of us. Anyway this morning I tuned in to the service at Lift Church in Venice Florida. You may wonder how I would know of this church but you have to understand it is my home church. It use to be called Venice Assembly but they launched a new church and vision last year and changed the name. It is an awesome church with awesome worship and a loving church as well. It is the church I was saved in as a teenager, Sean and I were married there and served on staff there for 4 almost 5 years. They broad cast their services on Sunday mornings and Wed nights and other times when they have guest speakers or events. You can go here to tune in or find more info about the church and the Pastors Gary and Rhonda Gray.
Anyway the message was awesome...loves Pastor Gary's last quote; "The beginning of worship is surrender!" During the alter time Lucas was singing this song...

Wrap Me in Your Arms by Michael & Lisa Gungor

There is a God who loves me
Who wraps me in His arms
And that is the place where I'm changed
And that's where I belong

Take me to that place, Lord
To that secret place where
I can be with You
You can make me like You
Wrap me in Your arms
Wrap me in Your arms
Wrap me in Your arms

AWESOME worship song and is most definitely my song of prayer today!

Feb 2, 2011


OK so the other day I was sharing how God has really been speaking to me about trusting Him for the smallest details. That when He says he will provide HE WILL! Well let me share. This week due to my miscalculations in the check book ... :-( sigh... we had less than $20 for two weeks after bills and food. Unfortunately our vehicles need gas. Sunday during the worship service I felt God speak to me saying, "Trust me, I will provide." I wasn't even thinking about the financial issues we were in just worshiping Him.
OK so we were expecting some money for two of our kids birthdays. We decided to speak to the kids and ask them if we could borrow the money. (NO we do not make habit of this but it was their money not ours). Well our twin 7 yr olds have hearts of gold! They both said, "You can use it Mommy and Daddy!" No qualms, no crying just you can use it! It was breaking my heart to even think about it. God knows our hearts! He really does!
Today unexpectedly we receive a tax refund from IL that we were not expecting for another two weeks! PRAISE GOD! We did not have to borrow the kids birthday money! We blessed them with added funds just because they were willing to sacrifice for our family. (We were going to give it back to them as soon as Sean got paid.)
SO why am I sharing such a personal issue? Because we have all been in situations that look hopeless. Honestly that is how I was feeling besides mad at myself. That's not the point! The point is GOD PROVIDES! His promises are true!