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1473021049125Ever since I’ve been working on my relationship with God I figured out one of my weaknesses, sleep/laziness. For example I crave food even when I’m not hungry and I eat it, uncontrollably. Well I crave sleep even when I’m not tired and I go to bed, uncontrollably.
About a year ago I was doing a Bible study and it was talking about laziness and explaining how it is sin. How can you do what God is asking you to do if you don’t get up?
Proverbs 20:4    the slugger will not plow by season of the cold; therefor shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
That verse reminds me of cleaning my house, I have a desire to have a clean house, but I’m to lazy to get up and put the effort in doing the dishes, washing the laundry, and picking up every room daily!  That goes along with my spiritual walk as well… If I have a desire to know God, I have to put the effort in getting up and reading my bible daily! How can God Speak to me If I don’t open the bible?

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourself: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.    Ephesians 2: 8-10
So anyways… The other day I was extremely tired… I was being tempted to go to bed, so God could not use me! Well I was not looking at it that way, at the time… I was on my way to me bed thinking, maybe God is wanting me to go to bed for some reason?? Then Instantly, after thinking that, God put on my heart the Bible verse… Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempted he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.     James 1:13-15
I don’t know about you but God made that pretty clear to me!
So then I asked God for the strength to stay out of bed so that He could use me… I was tempted all day and tired, but God gave me the motivation to keep going. Then that night God blessed our whole family We were all working together and spending time with each other!
I pray if you find yourself in temptation, (with laziness, bad habits, addictions or things God has just simply asked you not to do because it comes between you and His relationship) today or this week, you will ask God for the strength and desire to do what He wants you to do!! Have a good week and thank you for taking the time to read my post!
What are some things God has on your heart to change? What are some things God has already changed about you?
Don’t forget to share, please
Candace Anders, FaithfulNBlessedBlog

Am I Loved?

What is it that makes you know you are loved?

Someone saying I love you… (OR)
someone’s actions?

The true question for this blog is not are you loved…

but the complete opposite!!

Do you love Him?? I know, who is Him…?
I love you Picture
The other day at my oldest sons basketball team practice. I had My two youngest boys with me sitting on the bleachers! Well, it was not that easy for all the siblings to sit quietly during the practice.
So they started to play, and as they played they got louder and louder! So I ask my little one to sit down and watch the practice so the basketball team can hear their coach! Without hesitation he obeyed me, (I know, it shocked me too!) sitting there watching the other children continue to play like he wanted to…
I was so proud of him I sat by him and told him how proud I was of him for listening even when I was hard!

I know… I know… What does that have to do with love??

Well… remember when I asked you if you loved Him??

That “Him” that I was talking about is God!

My son Obeying me, made me realize… I can tell God I love Him every day But am I showing Him I love Him? Well obedience to God demonstrates my/our love for Him!! He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is the loveth me: and he the loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14-21) KJV

Like my son, with temptations to disobey…. Storms, temptations, troubles may come but the believer whose life is built on the rock of  obedience to the Lord will be steadfast! And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon the house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon the rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great (Luke 6:46-49) KJV

Don’t Forget to share! 🙂 #Don’t Give Up!

Candace Anders, FaithfulNBlessed