Friday, April 20, 2012

I am more than...a bystander

But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”  Matthew 10:33 (NIV)
I would like to say that we all do it….I would love to say that everyone has that moment...but honestly, I would only be saying it to make me feel better about the choices, or lack of choices, that I make in uncomfortable situations to not stand up for my belief in the Power of God.  Earlier this week, I was having a “social responsibility” discussion with someone in a higher position than me.  We were talking about young children who were incarcerated, and the programs to help them once they are released such as job corp., rehab centers, etc.  His stance essentially was that it is a waste of time to attempt to help them readapt to society if they have been incarcerated for most of their lives, because it is what they know, and they will most likely be offenders again. I know it does happen that way sometimes, but I also know that God can change the life of any man, woman, or child.  He can turn the worst sinner into a Bible-believing, people-saving Christian.  I’ve seen Him do it countless times to those that the world has written off as a “criminal,” “deadbeat,” “thug,” or “insert bad word here.” He’s done it for me.   As I was listening to his argument, I felt God nudging me to stand up for His endless Power and testify to the changes that only He can make.  Do you want to know what I did?  Nothing...I was a bystander who stood in silence.  I didn’t say a word.  I may have even nodded my head during his argument!  But through my doing nothing, I actually did something, I denied my God, and I denied my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I am more than...

Proverbs 31:10-31 NIV (I will post the entire scripture at the end since it is somewhat lengthy  J)
Epilogue:  The Wife of Noble Character

Although the second half of Proverbs 31 is entitled “The Wife of Noble Character,” the Proverbs 31 Woman is not just an example of what a wife should be.  She is the epitome of what it means to live your day with fervor, zeal, and zest for God.  In every single aspect of her life, she deliberate and thoughtful, she is kind, she is selfless, she is poised, she is simply amazing…essentially she is perfect.  And quite honestly, she is VERY INTIMIDATING.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Welcome to my site, “I am more than...”!!!!
I am so excited to have you visit with me.  For some time, God has been tugging at my heart to share my story with others as inspiration for what he can transform and restore through His Mighty Power and Grace.  I am tired of running from God and my severe ailment of chronic procrastination has worn me down, so I decided to sit down and not get up until I got back in line with His Plan for me….and thus “I am more than…” was born!
My site is titled “I am more than…,”because every time I think I have hit rock bottom, God can’t or won’t save me, and I have really messed up big this time, He shows me that through Him, I AM MORE THAN any snare or trick of the enemy.  I still consider myself fairly young (although, I’m not sure for how much longerJ).   In my life, I have had to stand against some large obstacles.  Some were involuntary, but most were self-invoked.  Even though there was some suffering as I learned very valuable lessons, God never failed me, He never left me, and He never let me fall.