Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Too blessed to be stressed!!

I refuse to be discouraged
to be sad, or to cry
I refuse to be downhearted
and here's the reason why:
I have a God who is almighty;
who sovereign is supreme;
I have a God who loves me,
and I am on His team.
He is all wise and powerful;
Jesus is His name;
though everything else is changeable
my God remains the same
I refuse to be defeated!
My eyes are on my GOD!
He has promised to be with me,
as through this life I trod.
I am looking past my circumstances,
to Heaven's throne above.
My prayer's have reached the heart of God.
I am resting in His love.
I give thanks to Him in everything.
My eyes are on His face.
The battle is His; the victory is mine;
He will help me win the race!
I'm too blessed to be stressed!
Too Anointed to be disappointed!

The farthest distance from a problem to a solution,
is your knees to the floor!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Canoe Trip

Well, it was Saturday afternoon here at Camp Cherokee and the big question was; what am I going to do on this beautiful Sabbath afternoon? I could go hiking, on a boat ride, take a nap, or go on a canoe trip. I decided it might be fun to go on a canoe trip since that is something I don't do often. How nice it would be to enjoy the afternoon on the lake for about an hour or two, but I was wrong... the canoe trip turned out to be four and half hours long. After about two hours of the canoe trip we arrive to a area just for canoes and kayaks and we looked around at different plants and fish and enjoyed God's nature. After we canoed around there for about thirty minutes we turned around to start heading back to camp however, at this point I was done, I hurt all over and I know I started complaining more than I should of been and was trying so hard not to. At about hour three, I did not think I could make it back to camp. I stopped paddling for a little and I looked up to the sky and just prayed to God, "Dear Lord, I am tired and hurting and I don't think I can make it, please give me the strength I need to get back to camp. I am weak dear Lord, but Thou art Strong. Amen. After I finished my prayer I began paddling again and I started singing songs from "I Like Bananas" to "I come to the Garden Alone." I just sang for the next hour and a half until I made it back to Camp Cherokee. By the grace of God I made it back to camp. Yes, I was sore for the next couple of days, but the canoe trip was something I will never forget. God's strength is great and He is always there for us when we need Him most.