It’s been far too long since my last praise report, but it’s simply because HH has blessed me so abundantly, and I, in turn, have been able to bless others.
Last month, I celebrated my first year sober, again. I was falling into the pit of despair. But before I knew it, I was contacted by an old friend that I’ve known for over twenty years, and she was flying down to help me celebrate! HH knew how difficult it was for me to have to endure my anniversary alone, being estranged from my EH, and my daughters.
Once again, my Beloved turned it all around, and it was a lovely celebration, complete with three bouquets of flowers, lots of love, and reconnection with a dear friend whose life ran a parallel to my own. Within a few weeks, another, more recent acquaintance flew down for a short visit, and, once again, we had a lovely time.
Last August, HH provided me with this lovely villa, which I have since been as busy as a bee making into a home, and I was able to share it with these women, who, in turn, got a respite from the long, cold winter up north. Not coincidentally, both women commented on how envious they were of my new life, and how God has blessed me. How true those words, and what a testament for the power of God to take care of us. I want for nothing, and HH knows every desire in my heart, and seems to provide for it without me saying a word. How amazing is that?
When I first moved here, I had taken in a roommate, it helped me with the rent, and she was only here for a few nights. I thought because she was a Christian woman, it would be ideal. But, as Erin writes, not everyone who claims to be Christian is exactly good, and before I knew it, she was more headache than help. I made the mistake of sharing with her my desire to restore my marriage, which she promptly dismissed as ridiculous. Then she had a habit of dragging people home with her, some of which she barely knew, and she a daily pot habit. My HH knew she was a thorn in my side, and before long, He gave me another job which would provide enough money to pay all the bills and caused a situation where she promptly removed herself. Thank you, Lord. I finally have my home to myself and the peace and quiet that I so crave these days. My alone time with Him is so precious to me. I am beginning to live that abundant life that HH wants for me, and the people around me are amazed at how blessed I am. It’s a powerful testimony. Thank You, Love. Now if I could get some sleep, lol.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 NIV Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt without habitation.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water that extends its rooted by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes, but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.
If you want to have blessings happen in your life like Angelina, begin to PRAISE Him! Become an Encouraging Woman. Don’t just read praise, share praise! Submit a Praise Report today. Give what you have and you’ll receive more.
Luke 6:38 “Give [Praise], and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
Proverbs 11:24–25 “There is one who scatters [Praise], and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds [Praise] that is justly due [Him], and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.”