Let’s Start Over

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From My Prayer Journal

“You have provided me with so much. I had lost faith and I never understood why things never happened. I felt alone,confused,led down so many empty paths. I have felt jealous, not thankful,blamed others. I had put all this feelings ahead of you. All I cared about was me …
I have layer and layer upon myself of pain, guilt, and ugliness. I am ashamed. I still want to push down those feelings. To hide – disappear. Lord, help me to start bring up all those layers. Let me feel like I am opening up. You are the one and only that can heal me. You are so loving and the More I learn about you – the more I realize what I am meant to be – and what You made me for. I know Jesus is the one with that bandage that gap. Jesus, I pray and want you to know you are first in my heart.

Lord, I can never thank you – I can thank you every minute, second of everyday – and not begin to touch the glory of grace you have for me –

Let me continue to feel you – I know you are here – right now – you move my hands my eyes – Let my eye’s open up more towards You,

Amen “

 

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That’s a Piece of Cake!

 

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I am working with verse mapping this week – with a light heart story to connect Jesus to your life. 

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“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him. He gave the right to become chidren of God” John 1:12

I love cake – oh boy – oh boy… I always in the mood to bake one and decorate all like the one’s I see on pinterest.

But you can say I have a bad case of Pinterest fail. I am not the best baker. I envy Cake Boss. I also envy that girl down the street that makes gorgeous pink zebra stripe cakes for a 2 year old. I guess I will have to stick to Betty Crocker and the wonderful icing in the plastic cup. Which you are always tempted to take that spoon and indulge in that double double trouble chocolate!

I take my metal pans out the oven. I leave them to cool for 15 minutes. I come back, say a little prayer, and flip them. Only for them to come out half and half. Great !!

We really need this cakes done like yesterday for the church party. You don’t want to come in with half a cake which they will think – “she couldn’t get to church before munching on it!!”

We need help, fast!

That crumb sitting them is not attached to the cake. It is a reject. It seems like the cake just said you are damage – and you will not be part of this beautiful creation. The crumb looks around and feels like an outcast. Suddenly, a knife comes and picks the crumb up. The crumb is put back on the cake and viola – it is slapped with icing . Now, the crumb is part of that beautiful cake. Everyone will oooo and awww at you creation while you smile thinking ‘ hey, this wasn’t as bad as I thought!”

This fits into the chapter Five : From Damaged Goods to Trophy of Grace Limitless Life. Yes, I am going somewhere with this.

We can find ourselves not part of a greater purpose. We feel like the outcast and not good enough. I know I can think – how can I ever get better? How can ever be forgiven with all the damaged I did, people I hurt, the stigma that follows me?

Lets use the Samaritan woman at the well as an example.  She was an outcast because she was damaged ( like our cake). She felt so ashamed of her life. She felt like a failure and all she knew was the pain of her past. So many other’s judged her. I can be in her shoes any day of the week. I can do something and think “If anyone knew this – I would be outcast out.” Maybe by friends, family and even church.

The most beautiful thing will happen. Jesus will reach out to you. Even though He knows all your flaws and sins He still loves you the same and He wants you to be part of His family. He wants you to be healed and put back together. He doesn’t care how damaged you are. We have the power of Grace. We do not deserve to be put back together. We do not have to do anything to earn it. With the repentance of your sins – just admitting every dark secret you have – you will be given the gift of Grace. This brings tears to my eyes.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” Eph. 3:29″

Go ahead – go from damaged to having that gift of newness – to start over fresh. And the best thing is – IT IS FREE!

Okay back to our cake.

That crumb was iced over and put back on the whole. A knife picked up that crumb and place it back on the cake. Than comes that favorite part – icing. This is carefully iced on. The cake is whole again and looks so beautiful and delicious.  You are so proud !

The piece of cake believed it was going to somehow become a whole. The cake accepted the gift of grace  and it turned it to important part of this masterpiece.

Let the Knife be Jesus – putting you back on to be whole and new. Let the icing be the Holy Spirit using you to bind the works of Jesus. Let the whole cake be you – beautiful and wonderful made by Christ that loves you so much.

You are NO LONGER damaged!

Now dig in!! That is one thing that will never damage you – the yummy taste of a moist cake!

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Meet Suzy Q.

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One day a baby bird falls out a tree for the very first time. She hits the ground and looks around her surroundings. She is very unfamiliar and it makes her frighten. She feels abandon and alone. She is now an orphan from her family. She has new elements to get use to. She will be learning to trust herself and spread those wings for flight. She has the power of the wind to carry her. She is a new creature and is proud of her accomplishments.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like that little bird. I feel abandon and lost. I look around and see the surrounds are too big for me. How can I put a dent into this world. In ways, my spirit feels abandon. I always think I am able to take on the world. Grab that sword – and charge. Than I hit a wall. I only went a few feet and that wall I wanted to hit – I only see a little dent.

Do you feel like the more you try, the more you fall behind. The world is such a huge place. There are so many people roaming and living life. You have it in your heart to help and give. You don’t want anyone to feel left behind.

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So, I need to look the world through our little friend we named Suzy Q. She seemed like “wow, I survived a huge fall. ” She moves one wing, “nope, not broken”. Than the other wing she checks. All is fine in our little Suzy Q’s phycial status. Little Suzy has than realizes ” wow, look at that huge tree – how will I ever be able to get up there?” She gathered all her little birdie faith and flapped those wings hard. Next thing, she is sitting in that tree looking out from the branches saying on top of her birdie lungs ” I DID IT!”

Okay – so a bird flew to the tree. Whoopie. But look at yourself. Do you have that faith Suzy had. Do you think you can spread your wings and fly? Do you know how? We know humans can’t fly but we can still use the faith of our God.

Our God carries us through life. He helps us fly free. He is the Father that has adopted you. He brought you into His family. Even if you feel alone in your family or disconnected. I know it is easy to get lost in everyday.

You are able to conquer the world. You have the power of that sword. You take it and with God’s hand on yours you banish that wall! You tear it down! And you raise your hands and twirl saying “I DID IT!” God will never let you down. He will never forsake you. He will always be there. Period!

Psalm 46:1 (KJV) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble

I am charged now. Look at that verse! We are strong with Christ. We can look around and see that huge tree. Next thing you know – you are on the top while hanging out with our little friend Suzy Q. High Five!

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 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Rev It Up – Limited Life Bible Study

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Be apart of this awesome event! Even if you are not taking this – you can attend. You will be blessed. I am not tell how awesome these how Proverbs 31  Bible Study is. You will connect with other women and dig deeper into your heart.

Join us HERE

Mess to Masterpiece and Orphan to Adopted – nothing is outside of God’s amazing transformation power!

Join Proverbs 31’s Online Bible Study Team for Rev It Up as we “Marinate” in God’s word in the fast moving hour of online Bible study with practical application, encouragement and fellowship!

When? Thursday, June 5th at 8pm EST.

Things to bring:

• Your bible
• Limitless Life Book ‘
• Notecards (5 just in case)
• Pen
• Paper/journal
• Highlighter

I will be attending!

God Heals Wounds – OUCH to HEALED

I did a new devoational for you! This is from my FB Women’s small group. Bedazzling Women of Christ. ( If you want to join – leave a comment)– such fun and great fellowship.

Add me on Facebook for a private invite –  Natasha Scott

This one is about God healing wounds.

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Dwelling Makes Me Free


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Several years I lived on my own for the first time. I was so lonely. I walked in from a 10 hour day to just flop on the couch and absently flip channels to have something fill the air in my small apartment. I didn’t have a dwelling house. I had space. I was afraid. I had a new label – divorce wife. I felt like a failure. How could I start over?

Now, I have a home full of people. I love coming home to a family that missed me and cherish my presences. This is now my dwelling place. My new label now is I am a new wife and step mother.  I feel accomplished and proud. I made it! I had God on my back the whole time. I look back and I see God slowly ripping that label off and slapping a new one on. He is BIG. He is capable! He is my God the o’mighty. God has come inside me – He is dwelling deep in my heart and soul. He made His new home for His spirit.

dwell·ing:
a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.

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Everything now I in my life fits in their place. The husband went to work, came home and the wife welcomes him with open arms. The children come home and fills your life with instant chaos.  These crazy and loving people belong here – in our dwelling place.  They are not strangers. They are the ones that fill your heart. These people are a team. You make everything happen together. This dwelling place you called home has become a of beacon of light.

God is building me inside a place for Him to dwell in.   He wants me to be filled up with a spiritual presence.  I don’t want to be an empty vessel – He doesn’t want me to be empty. He doesn’t want space – He wants you to work with Him to have that beautiful dwelling place. He wants you to have Him in your heart and soul. Like our family, we have a place in ourselves that is being built for a home. A space that is waiting to be filled.

Your heart is a home for God. He wants to become a team with you. When He is in your heart you are capable of achieving everything and anything. He will make you free.  The spirit of God with dwell in you. He will be home.

When I think of this, I think of an empty vessel. The spirit comes in a fills this vessel with so many gifts. God gives us peace, freedom, love, comfort, spiritual strength, wisdom. This vessel at the end will be overflowing. This gifts from God will never empty or run out. He dwells so deep within us that His love will be felt ever step in our life.

Psalm 16:11
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fullness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Will you let yourself have God come dwell in your heart and soul? I am daily reminding me how much God loves me and how far it reaches. How much He wants to use me for Him to live inside me. Maybe this is my struggle. I pray that I feel that love and yearning. Don’t let the voices tell you are not good enough or not worth anything. Open up – let Him in – Let Him use you to show His spirit shine out like that beacon so you and other’s can see that love God has for you!

My testimony is I am free due to love myself knowing that I have God dwelling inside my heart. I no longer feel like a don’t belong here – God has brought be through with His plan. I am excited to see where He leads me now.

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