Wednesday, May 10, 2017

~Isaiah 43:1-3

Whenever I feel Satan get after me and tell me that I'm not really that important or special or just maybe why would God want you? I get really inspired by Isaiah 43:1-3
(I put it in my own words so it applies to me)

"Fear not Heather for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burnt; neither will the flame kindle on you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Saviour."

Hopefully you can be inspired by this too!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

~His love

You cannot buy His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot earn His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot work for His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot be good enough for His love, He gives it freely.

His love is not dependent on you. There is only two things you can do: accept it or reject it. Either way you can't change the fact that He loves you. Accept it! Claim it! Hold tight to it and let the fact that God loves you unconditionally change you.
Yes, you should be in awe of that fact, and yes, it should take you to your knees in worship and praise. Does it? Do you accept God's love?
I'm not sure how, but some people come to the conclusion that since God loves me I'm free to do what I want. That's wrong. Who God loves He disciplines. He's not just going to allow you to live in sin. Sin always has consequences. His love is also not an excuse to live in the flesh. If you don't believe that please read Roman 6. (Love that chapter) His love should motivate us to love Him and then to love others.
You know just because we sin does not mean God loves us any less. It will sadden Him and even separate us from Him, but His love it still there. How, you may ask. Simply because GOD IS LOVE.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

~People need help

Please Help
I'm tired of losing, I'm tired of trying
My heart feel broke and I'm tired of crying
I'm all bound up and emotionally tied
I put on a smile but I'm crying inside
They ask how I'm doing, I say that I'm fine
But no one notices, or don't have the time
If only they'd stop, if only they'd care
I might feel safe to open and share
The hope I've lost, the misery I feel
How I wonder if I'll really be able to heal
Is life worth living when I have no hope
Sometimes I wonder if I'll be able to cope
I'm tired of losing, I'm tired of trying
I don't care any more 'cuz inside I'm dying

I can in a very small way relate to this person. Very small. But my heart goes out to them.
I want to notice them, because I know what it feels like to be overlooked.
I want them to feel loved, because I have been hurt by unloving people.
I want to take the time to look into their eyes and see the pain, because I've been hurting and people don't realize it.
I want to show them Jesus, because He's the one who can love them unconditionally. Who can touch their hurt and take it away.
It's not about me, its about Him. And with His help I can make a difference in someone's life.

Monday, February 13, 2017

~He gives freedom

2 Corinthians 3:17b
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

There is no bondage in Jesus Christ, only freedom. He is the essence of freedom. Until you surrender your will over to Him, you will not know freedom. Maybe you have though. You've given your life to Jesus Christ, but deep down inside you know there are still areas you don't have victory in. If there are, you need to call it what it is. (That little bad word) Its sin. It needs repented of and given to Jesus.
One problem. Its not always that easy. 
Because you are taking back ground that Satan had control over. He never gives up anything without a fight. Rebuking him and sending him away is the next step. And praise God He gives you the power to do it!
But remember the parable Jesus told in Luke 11 about the unclean spirit that was senyt out of a man? It wandered around in barren places looking for rest but not finding any, it decided to return to the man. What a surprise it found when it came back! Everything had been swept and cleaned! So the spirit went and got 7 other spirits more wicked that himself. So it ends that the last state of the man was worse than the first.
Then what's to be done?
The man's fault was in the fact that he did not refill the place that the spirit had been in. When something bad is gotten rid of it needs replaced by something good.
The key then is to beg God to fill the emptiness in your life and to close the doors that Satan has used to gain entrance in.

"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
~John 16:33

Friday, February 10, 2017

~What's important

So while we were out in Arkansas we made up our "first" inspirational short film. I was a little hesitant to put this on, but we made it to share and encourage so, I pray that it can be!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

~Riding Sheika bare back

So this is like the first time I really rode Sheika bareback. And I hadn't even rode her for over a month! My sweet little girl! I just can't believe how awesome she is. I have to keep thanking God for bringing her into my life!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

~Fall riding party

This fall I had my two riding students and their families over for a riding party. It was a lot of fun having all the horses out (except Sheika) riding and switching mounts around. The horses did good. Hank as always was very lazy! I took them two at a time for a quick trail ride before dark and I did a small obstacle challenge. They all did really good, even the guys who don't ride much. So I put together a movie of that day! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

~We have the power

A few weeks ago I went with my parents to a Land of Promise conference that was held in our area. Was it good? Absolutely! I was so inspired, encouraged, and challenged by the speakers and especially my group leaders.
Its hard to pick out what I appreciated the most about it but tonight I was really hit by something God showed me in one of my small group sessions.
We were praying and at the end my group leader would always wind up with "Holy Spirit speak to my heart." And so we would stop and listen, then she would look around at each of us and ask "What did He tell you?" Well, this particular time I very distinctly heard "You have the power to love."
Now I have to say I do love... but I don't love. What I mean is, in my heart I do but I have always had trouble showing it, and expressing it to others. I'd always say things like "I'm not a huggy person." Or "I'm not the emotional type." But God so impressed it on me, that He has given me the power to love, and to show it to others. It's always been there. But I was not embracing that power. I was not living in it. (Not saying that go around giving everyone hugs now) Does that make sense?
Since then I've caught myself thinking, I'm not like that. But you know what? By God's grace I can be and will be! I am not bound to what I was or think I am. I have been adopted by the God of the universe and set free by the death of His Son. I have the power! Not in myself. Not in my abilities, talents, or strengths, but by God's grace!
So I want to specifically point out one that I hear lots of people use. "I'm not a talkative person." You aren't? Maybe not. But does God want you to be? Does it stop you from sharing with people and offering encouragement when its needed? If so, that is not God's will for you! You really are believing a lie! Is God's grace not enough? Does He lack in strength? Where God guides, He provides!
And He said unto me "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.    2 Corinthians 12:10
God showed me something a while back. I was struggling with something, but then it dawned on me. If I did not struggle, I would have no need for His power. That is really what I see in this verse. God stands there with His hand stretched out towards us. Holding in front of us the strength and power we need. But until we reach out in faith, and actually believe that it is enough, we never experience all that God has to offer.
I always thought that I had faith and believed God. But at the conference I actually started looking and even more, expecting God to move. For Him to do what He said He would. Or to grant what we asked. And He really did. He really does. I guess it all comes down to "Do we believe what God says, He will actually do?"
We have the power, if only we have the faith to believe it and do it.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

~Our first music video!!

Hey! So while we were in Arkansas we decided to make a music video. Slightly a spur of the moment thing...soooo after some tinkering, we (me and my uncle Joel) got it all put together! We prayed about it and over it, and I really feel God blessed our efforts! No, it's not professional! When I watch it now I see all the problems we had with editing and some videoing... but all in all we're happy with how it turned out.