Get rid of those weeds!

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Jesus is speaking in John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit- fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

In order to be fruitful like God call us to be, we must get rid of those strongholds of sin so that God can use us. God and sin will never dwell in the same place. The only way for those strongholds to loosen its grip from you is to draw closer to GOD. Apply His word and stay in prayer. Switch your focus from self to God and I guarantee that you will start to experience God on a whole new level. Getting rid of those weeds means getting rid of those sins that are choking you and preventing you from producing healthy produce.

Watch GOD happen throughout this day!!! TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES…

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PART II God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things!

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*SNAPS FINGERS* AHHH HAAA ☝:idea:light bulb moment… suddenly everything that you have been going through in your prep phase greets you head on. Still not understanding why you ended up in the present state that you are currently in. Still puzzled by the events that took place that prepared you for your purpose. Still scratching your head about how your paths crossed with the special God sent people. Then it suddenly  all comes together and you look up and smile 🙂 and say ” WOOOW, I KNOW THAT WAS NOBODY BUT YOU”. All of the long nights, tears, prayers, bible studies, doubts, uncertainties  and disappointments that I endured blended together to create such a beautiful canvas that allowed God to show His best work of art.

Looking back on all of the events that have taken place in my life within the past year, has really changed the way that I view God. My trust level in Him has changed tremendously. It has not been easy at all but I know that He is with me even when I stumble. I’m sure you’re wondering what the Pathway to hope family camp is all about. Here’s how I got involved with this AMAZING program.

Back on Tuesday June 23rd I attended a ladies bible study group. I typically go on Fridays or Saturdays, but the spirit was leading me to go on Tuesday instead. So I got up completed my daily devotional and quiet time with God and ended it by writing in my prayer journal. That morning I prayed for something to do with my time since I have my summers off (somewhat). I didn’t know what He would need me to do but I trusted in Him to make it happen. After the teacher finished her lesson we broke into smaller groups to discuss the lesson in details. Not knowing anyone in my group made it a little hard to open up and share my story and thoughts. I depended on God to give me the right words to say and he sure did! I remember listening to one of the ladies in the group and thought wow her ministry is amazing and I love how God can use anyone! At the end of the bible study, I still can hear Debbie Simmons say “Hey Candyce, what part of town do you live on?” And from that question led me to walking in my purpose by helping families that have adopted children that come from troubled backgrounds, other cultures and countries and special behavioral or emotional needs. All of the test in my prep phase led me to this very moment. The most important part of my journey this far has been to rely on God to provide everything that you need. He uses ordinary people all the time which turn into extraordinary work for the Kingdom.

Pathway to Hope family camp was by far one of the most challenging experiences that I have faced in a while. But I felt God’s hand every step of the way. He provided the perfect amount of training and used my years of teaching background as well. When I wanted to give up and become frustrated because things were happening that I couldn’t control, it seemed as if God began to hug me tighter and tighter. Meeting all of the families that came to the camp opened my heart up even more to how God has adopted us all as His children. We come from dark, broken backgrounds but He still loves us all. He is very patient, corrects us in love and gentle with us and that’s the whole approach of the camp. The camp also showed me how I look when I’m walking and communing with Christ. I am not a naturally gentle and patient person whatsoever. Those traits shine through when I’m in fellowship with God. I cannot describe the healing that I received last week along with the families at the camp. I thank God for using me as a vessel to show Him to this world. I gained some new special people that I will always cherish and L♡VE!!!

Please read more information about Pathway to hope-Anchor Point Church.

Ephesians 1:5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!

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Let the past be the past… Easier said than done I know!

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Hebrews 3:7-8  7 So as the Holy Spirit says: “today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness.

The key to those verses is to harden not your heart like they did previously. A lot of times we allow past hurts, disappointments and pain to creep back up in our hearts. Please be advised that when such acts occur, your heart which by the way is the center of all thoughts, emotions and actions will lead you astray from God. We start to block out what God is trying to tell us because we think we know it all or how to protect ourselves better than God can. God wants your heart to be pure and seek after him constantly. Seeking Him will eliminate those thoughts and feelings that caused you pain. The more you consult God and seek Him, the easier it will become when your emotions try to get you all out of whack. Come to Him and be open to all that He is directing/telling you to do. That includes daily in taking of the Word of God and building your prayer life which will build a stronger relationship all together!!

So like the title says let the past be the past… easier said than done, simply means to turn to God when you feel your past is trying to creep back up. He is the only one that can help you with your struggles. It is easier said than done trust me but I know that God is holding my hand every step of the way along my journey. Please grab a hold of Gods hand! TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!! GOD BLESS YOU

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