Monday, March 14, 2011

I love when God says hello :)

Tomorrow is the first day of Lent and then 40 days later, it will be Easter. I was struggling today whether or not to commit to this blog but I have decided to do it ...for at least 40 days anyway and see how it goes!!!

I had a great "conversation" with God today. So many things happened and He answered all of my questions!! I don't believe in coincidence. First I was trying to figure out a way to get rid of my bad habits and I realized that I can't expect God to do everything, He has given me the resources and the tools and all I have to do is take it and apply to my life.... look at the email I received from Gil today ...
 asked God to take away My habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
But for you to give it up. 

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary. 

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; It isn't granted, it is learned. 

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings;
Happiness is up to you. 

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from
Worldly cares and brings you closer to me. 

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful. 

I asked God for all things That I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, So that you may enjoy all things. 

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh,
Finally you have the idea. 

Have you seen this email before!!?? How cool is this?? Then I went to Safeway today for food shopping...I was supposed to go yesterday but we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and walk outside as much as we could before we met up with friends :) This is the first thing I saw today when I walked in....

How funny is that!? I love it!! So God approves the name of my blog too!! :) 

But, my favorite is when He said "I love you" on our wedding day...if you look closely behind Gil's can see hand shaped saying "I love you" in sign language?   I was so emotional when I saw it. 

Isn't that amazing?? My friend Ken believes He is saying "I REALLY love you." I believe He shows himself in beautiful sunrise/sunsets, mountains, stars, etc. If you have a picture or a story that you would like to share, let me know!!!

I like this Bible Verse today...

Philippians 2:4

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

Have a great evening!!!


  1. I love this blog, Amanda! This will not only help you but will help all others who will read this draw closer and stronger with the Lord. I can't wait to see what other surprises He has in store for us! It is awesome how He is all around us and most of us overlook this. I know you can fight your habits. Knowing that all things are possibly through Him only makes us stronger spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. I love you and I look forward to reading more!

  2. Hey Amanda ,
    What a beautiful Blog and yes I love when GOD says hello too , when he shows us a beautiful day or sunrise or sunset. I too am trying to do different things during LENT and hoping I am able to continue after LENT is over.
    Have a beautiful day! God Bless you !

  3. I love the e-mail Gil sent you. Send me more of those I would love to hear those stuff. In the e-mail is very TRUE! God has given us life to live on earth, we need to embrace it.

    I really love that photo and yes God is telling you both that he loves you both thru sky :)

    The closer I am to God, the more things I notice out there giving me signs and made me appreciate it even more. I'm sure you feel the same :)

    Can't wait what you will say tonight


  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture! I enjoyed your story! :)