Don’t Doubt, even if you don’t SEE the ram!

Today I am/was having an Abraham moment!  Although I KNOW, what I thought was beyond a shadow of a Doubt, that the Lord has given me an assignment to accomplish, during the past few days, my Faith has begun to wain…because I DON’T SEE the ram!

Allow me to explain… Back in January, I woke up with an idea to have an organizing workshop.  I’d conducted workshops before, but this one was different.  This event is truly more about ORDER.  I prayed that morning and the Lord said, “Plant the Seed”.  So I went to my bible and I came upon this scripture:

For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.  Zechariah 8:12

So I set out to organize this workshop, which evolved into, “Ordering Your Steps: A Mother’s Perspective”, scheduled for May 12th.  I approached the speakers, who readily accepted and secured a venue.  Now I’m off and running!  I KNOW what the Lord said and All is Well!  I advertised, printed postcards, posted on Facebook and there was an enthusiastic response (I thought?!?!).  BUT THEN…Tickets started to sell and then STOPPED!!!!!!  

That was the end of February, which brings me to my Abraham, our Father of FAITH moment, sorta.  In Genesis 22, we are told that out of obedience to God, Abraham took Isaac, his only son, up one of the mountains in Moriah to offer him as a burnt offering.  Now I know that my workshop assignment doesn’t come close to sacrificing my son, but work with me :-/.  Abraham went up the mountain, knowing that the Lord had a plan, but he had no clue as to what would be the outcome, EXCEPT that they (he and Isaac) would be going back down the mountain… BUT Abraham did not know HOW!

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I … And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. Genesis 22:10-11,13 

I could tell you of MANY situations, when the Lord stepped in right in the nick of time and I’m sure that you can too.  My situation at the moment is this Mother’s day event that I KNOW God told me to do.  BUT because of what I SEE, doubt and uncertainty have reared their ugly heads! 

Although I don’t SEE the ram, I know that the ram was on the mountain BEFORE Abraham and Isaac even got there.  In FAITH, I must SEE the ram, before I SEE it!  It’s a little more than a month away and I am going to see this event through…and even if the Lord doesn’t appear until my 11th hour and I’m just about to call it quits, I believe that the ram is already in the bush!

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If perchance, you’re interested! 😀

Ordering Your Steps: A Mother’s Perspective

 

Connect The Dots

Our Steps are Ordered, but are we CONNECTING THE DOTS!

Psalm 37:23 says, The steps of a good man[woman] are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 3:5-6, the Book of Wisdom says, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I’ve discovered that God speaks to me in many different ways and many times, I don’t always understand the true meaning, but I will put a DOT on my life map, because one day the Lord will connect it.  In this message, a number of DOTs were connected and I hope it helps you to connect some too.

Now don’t raise your hands, but how many of you are fairly bored with life right now? It’s interesting, we are sooooo busy, but we have time for television, the telephone and texting, staying connected to the outside world, but what about our world inside?  How much of what we do, are things that are truly fulfilling or are they only things that others expect us to do.  I know! We have responsibilities and obligations and we just can’t go around enjoying life or can we??

In John 10:10, Jesus says that I am come that [we] might have life and that [we] might have it more abundantly (paraphrased).  Was He just talking about things/stuff or was He talking about our quality of life, His love for us, our love for Him and the people around us.  Has life become so routine that we just follow through the motions?

Remember the Connect the Dots books.  There were dots all over the page, but in the center of the page, the dots had numbers on them.  When you connected the dots by the number, a picture appeared.  So now hold that image in your mind as I share my testimony.  I have shared bits and pieces of my journey before, however, for those that may be considering taking a Leap of Faith, I believe that it’s worth repeating.

DO WE HAVE THE KEY?

Several years ago, I felt stuck and I remember saying “God, I really need to do something different, but it doesn’t have to be easy. To be totally honest, I didn’t even think God was listening, yet acting upon what I said, but then what appeared to be random dots on a page started to take shape.  In the midst of everything else that was going on in my life, God was connecting the dots… Order Your Steps was born! God has allowed me to touch 100’s of lives, in numerous homes and through my blog and Facebook page.  I’m learning to flow with God in a way that I never have before. I’m truly living on Purpose!  But don’t misunderstand, it’s been a journey, but with each step I take, I see my path a little bit clearer!

Our lives may appear to be random dots on a page, but Our Steps are Ordered.  When we think we can’t, God says that we can.  God is taking us places where only we can go.

So are we excited or are we scared?

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10

Or is it Doubt?

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  Hebrews 6:13

God is waiting on us to make the first move!  It’s time for us to be like David….We might as well run towards Goliath, cuz the Lord is with us, every step of the way.  CONNECT THE DOTS and let nothing, not even your giants, stand in your way!

Inked Designs by Elayna

IMG_1078I may have mentioned once or twice 😀 that my oldest daughter is a Graphic Designer and owns her own company.  Her company, Inked Designs, was at Washington Adventist University, displaying her art in honor of Black History Month!!

God has been so faithful! He entrusted Elayna, my miracle child, to me and now as a beautiful young woman, she is operating in her anointing. I declare and decree that all that are touched by her gift will sense the presence of the Holy Spirit!

Please check out her InstagramEtsy Shop & RedBubble

 

 

Time to Purge!

If you are still having a hard time deciding on what To Keep or Not to Keep, then this video might help.  But don’t forget the first step of the organizing process, which is Sorting!  It makes the purging process a LOT easier….

NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be emailed to cspeight8@gmail.com.  Virtual Sessions are also available upon request.

A Journey to Order: A Man’s Closet!

Another Journey into being MORE Organized… A Man’s Closet! Recently, I had the opportunity to organize a client’s husband’s closet!  Just for the record, the organizing process is the same, no matter the space….

In my experience, if a man takes pride in his clothes, then I find that their closets are very organized. On the other hand, there are men that would prefer that their closets not be organized, generally speaking…

I welcome your thoughts and comments! 😃

A Shifting in 2018!

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The year 2018 is now only days away!  I’d suggest that we take just a quick glance back over 2017 and see how much our lives have changed.   The things that we’ve accomplished … or not, are totally dependent on our perspective! However, we’ve experienced almost 365 days (over 8,000 hours) of life, some days were challenging and others enlightening, but I pray that we have lived EVERY day to it’s fullness!

As a NEW year approaches, we must look beyond the Chaos of the world today and continue to focus to establishing more Order in our lives day by day.  In spite of what we see, we should move forward with Purpose, Determination and Expectation!

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I believe that we will continue to experience a “Shifting” in our lives in 2018.  Shifting is defined as changing, especially unpredictably.

IF we…

  • Keep our eyes open, so that we can avoid the distractions and move the barriers.
  • Walk through the doors that the Lord opens, but don’t try to push through the doors that He closes.
  • Plan for success, but don’t give up if we fail.  Just get up and TRY again!
  • Organize along the way (I am a professional organizer :-D) and Stay on Track…

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May you have a Blessed & Prosperous New Year!