Life is like a pair of gorgeous stilettos. Yep, I am using stilettos as an example of our life “walk”!

Imagine finding a pair of the most unbelievable, gorgeous, comfortable pair of stilettos.

They fit perfect, you buy them, and one day get all dressed up real pretty, put on those shoes, you are feelin’ fine! Everything “seems” to look good from the outside, the dress fits flawlessly, you’re having a great hair day, and the makeup is stunning, you are confidently pulled together. But as you go to take a step, your ankle gives in, and collapses, and you start to trip and fall.

We are only as strong as our ankles. If that ankle has a weakness, disappointment sets in, pain and hurt sets in, but you want to utilize your outfit to the fullest. How do you achieve the strength and power to walk in the stilettos? A choice needs to be made, try to walk in the shoes, which only end up hurting you, not only in the ankle, but can lead to foot issues, calve strain, and a whole host of other problems.

Do you see where I am going with this? God has a way of getting our attention, like a bad ankle in a pair of stilettos. But if we try to put the shoes on anyway, only to  take fumbled steps, and get hurt even the worse, because we have not taken the time to put on the “sneakers” (God and His Word) and exercise the leg (in our spirit and natural self), strengthening it with prayer, and reading the Word of God, being in fellowship with others who will also help us in our weak areas.
                                    Goal: to learn from our weak area, and become stronger.

Realize, where one person has strength,  another person may have struggles, which may very well help them overcome  obstacles!  And maybe YOU are the only person that can help teach another what you know. In return, your weakness is an opportunity to increase, and improve by allowing God and others to help you! One step at a time!
Take time to strengthen your life in God. Get in a great church, that has a supportive group, good sound Bible teaching, so you can wear the stilettos in life!

                             Be strong! In Jesus name!

Proverbs 24:5

Wise people have great power, and those with knowledge have great strength.

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands and give strength to your bones. You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry..

Ecclesiastes 4:9

[ Friends and Family Give Strength ] Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together.

Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

I still think wisdom is better than strength. But those people forgot about the poor man’s wisdom and stopped listening to what he said.

Lets pray:

Lord, thank you than in my weakness, you are made strong. It is not in myself that I can conquer this life. It is YOU in me, your Word that completes me and shows me the way; Every day is a new chance to take advantage of seeing life through your eyes that offer wisdom and correction. I praise you now and forever, because I know you have my best interest at heart, I want to be improved and recover from the hurts in life, and live my life to the fullest, I pray you help me, I surrender to your will and what you want me to learn and do. Thank you Jesus for your blood that has already made me complete. Amen!

– Love you Jesus!

I’m reading through  Proverbs this month. Did you realize there are 31 Proverbs, and 30-31 days in each month. One Proverb for each day! Pretty neat, huh!?

Won’t you travel this road with me and really put each verse into your heart, mind and let’s decide together to live it out. These are some important instructions God is giving us through Proverbs. I think if everyone really tried to “live out” each verse personally – the world would be a much happier place!

~ Day 4 ~

You are God’s amazing child! You can call him DADDY! (Abba, Father). Listen to what he’s got to say to you personally.

He’s got some pretty cool plans for your life! He will guide you through each day and get you to your destination! Don’t walk away from what God teaches you each day. (it’s always good stuff!) Let what you’re learning get into your heart!

Wisdom is the most important thing to achieve. Get good judgment too! You will be exalted and have honor and a beautiful crown too!
Do what God says and you’ll be blessed with long life ~
God will teach you wisdom, and make your paths straight. Guard his instructions, live a life guided by wisdom – and you won’t stumble or fall and you’ll lead a fulfilled life.
Don’t follow what the wicked do – avoid their haunts – turn away from them – evil has a purpose – to do wrong – they want you to stumble.
If you are righteous – you will shine bright as the dawn. The wicked live in darkness – they don’t have any idea of their stumbling.

Pay attention to what God says to you – listen carefully and keep focused on God’s Word. Let these words be life affirming words that go deep within your heart, because it offers you LIFE and radiant health – to all who discover the meaning.

It’s so important to guard your heart. It affects everything you do –

Stay away from perverse talk and corrupt speech. Keep focused on the straight path ahead that is before you – don’t get side tracked – stay far from evil.

Remember God’s purpose – and seek Him always!

Proverbs 4

Let ‘s pray – Lord, Daddy, thank you that I can crawl unto your lap, safe and secure. I trust you Lord, there is no one like you. You know my every thought and need. My desire is to wear a beautiful crown of glorious wisdom, that only you can offer. I pray that today, I will focus on listening to your still small voice, and heed to what you say.

Sometimes I miss the mark, mess up, or give up…but I am going to stand up strong, with my head held high, stronger than ever before, because of your grace and mercy that flows through my life. Let me be an instrument used by you Daddy. I pray that I can touch someone’s life today, with kind words, a hug or a special treat. Keep me from harm too. (and forgive me for unkind words I may have said today- oh, I strive to do better for your name sake). Daddy, I love you, and want to honor you all my days. I am so grateful you are quick to forgive me. Thank you for that security! Amen

Well, I have not gotten very disciplined in blogging regularly. Could be because life has issued some situations that sidetracked me over the past few months which kept me much to busy running and maintaining up til now.

I’ve always loved summertime! July is my favorite month for lots of reasons! No school. Sunny skies and my birthday!

So, it’s July. Cool week of dates : 7-7-11  and  7-11-11  ~~~ And a  monumental date for me 7-17, since I turn 50! How COULD this be? When???!!!I surely do not feel “this” old. I joked that AARP is calling my name. But really, give me those discounts! Bring it on! Especially these days. 
Many friends in my age range have difficulties with the big 5-0. But I say, why go back? Unless you could change things (but really, we’d all just make different mistakes – right?!?), and give me my 20 year old body.. nah, let me be this age. I have gained much over these 50 years, (including some pounds that I hope to shed soon!), wisdom is a grand thing. It really is. Isaiah 46:4 says that even in my old age, He sustains me. He made me, and will carry me and rescue me.    I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that when we are young we want to be carried or rescued. We are strong and invincible. Proverbs 20:29 says “the glory of young men is their strength”.  We want to prove ourselves. Some of that is pride, but some of it is just maturing. Maturing doesn’t mean ya have one foot in the grave, it just means we have wisdom and understanding.(Job 12:12)
So, I welcome this summer. Putting what is behind me – and stretching forward towards the goal. What goal? Well, I have some earthly goals to conquer, but the main goal, is striving to be what God has destined me to be. I am learning to listen to His quiet voice. Intent to heed his direction. Trusting His ways are my ways  – and that is a big lesson learned after all these years. (sometimes it just takes me longer!!).
I just know the best is yet to come. I stand firmly in His promises, and know He has good things in store for my future! I anticipate wonderful things, in Jesus precious name!
It’s just a number. Appreciate it. Life could be worse – and we strive for better, at least I hope we do. Improvement is always needed, stagnancy is a waste.  So, here’s to another celebration day of birth.
Psalm 31:14-15 But I trust in you, O Lord; I say You are my God” My times are in your hands. 

Isaiah 58:11 the Lord will guide me always; he satisfies me needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen my frame.  I will be like a well – watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

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