Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"Tis so sweet to Trust in Jesus"

"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to those who put their TRUST in him." Proverbs 30:5

Have you had those times where, as far as you knew, you were walking in the perfect will of God and without warning you happen up on a bitter place in your walk of Faith? We all have. The children of Israel did also...they have just come through the Red Sea experience...they have sung the "Song of Redemption...and then they come to Marah, a bitter place where the water is bitter...those are the places in life where we go from singing "Victory in Jesus" to singing "Tis so sweet to Trust in Jesus". I came to one of these places recently where instead of sleeping my mind was going a million miles a minute over a painful situation...you know, the times when you wonder "what if" , "just suppose", "why" and on and on and on. The next morning I came aside with my Bible and The Trinity!!!! Glory!!! I was drawn to verses about Trusting Him and do you know what happened...my "what if" turned to "so what" and my "why" turned to "why not" and my "just suppose" turned to "whatever" ....and my peace was restored.

Yes, friends, Tis so sweet to Trust in Jesus. Go to "you tube" and ask your favorite artist to sing this great hymn of the Faith to you...sing along and have a "Glory time".

"Father, I praise you for providing everything I need to experience a victorious walk with you. With Victory, Himself, living on the inside of me I have no problem placing my trust in You. Thanks for the trying times of testing which reveal who you are to me and who I am to you. In Jesus name, I pray." Amen

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Grace Garland

On I-65 in Alabama, located at exit #107, there is a sign that says Grace Garland. I've passed it often and I know that the sign indicates that there are two towns off of this exit; the town of Grace and the town of Garland.

My imagination has been captured by the phrase Grace Garland. I reflect on the sins that I commit, strung together, and cluttering my life with ugliness. I imagine the Lord covering those sins with a garland of grace. His grace upon grace upon grace, strung together to make my life a thing of beauty.

As I travel the same stretch of highway, God speaks to me with a literal sign about his love, unfailing grace, and forgiveness of sin.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



"The Lord takes pleasure in those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him" Psalm 147:11

What is Worship? Anything we do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Worship is as natural for the child of God as eating and breathing. In his book, "The Purpose Driven Life" Rick Warren states, "If we fail to worship God then we will find a substitute, even if it ends up being ourselves."

We refer to our church services as our Worship Service and usually we think of the singing as being the Worship part of the service. However, every part of our church service is an act of Worship...singing, praying, giving, listening to the sermon and taking notes. Keeping the nursery is an act of Worship!!! Sitting there with an attitute, wishing the service would be over soon IS NOT an act of worship!!!!

Every part of our lives can be an act of Worship when done in His Name. I can iron, cook meals for my family, clip coupons, write Tuesdays with Tiz, take a walk, or take care of our insureds at work... all in His Name and God sees it as Worship and He is pleased with His Princess!!!!

Enjoy worshipping Him today.

"Father, I truly do worship and praise you today. You are awesome and I am so blessed that you drew me to yourself and gave me a heart of worship for you. You truly are worthy to be praised. Bless someone reading this post today with an overwhelming desire to worship you. In Jesus precious name, I pray." Amen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jen here...

There is a name used in Blogland for people who visit blogs but do not comment. This word is "lurker". I don't mind being called a lurker and I don't mind having lurkers on my blogs. But I have a phrase or two that I think is a more appropriate description for how I feel about these people:

Respected Peruser.

Desired Visitor.

Blessed Guest.

God-led Reader.

Welcome Friend.

We are very thankful that you are here. We believe that if one person visits this blog and reads something that glorifies God or ministers to that person, then that ONE person is worth every post written.

The writers of this blog love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We desire to see Him lifted up with each post that we publish on this site. It is our desire to share the love of Christ with each person who makes their way to this page. We are blogging unto the Lord... not unto the comments. So to our readers we say "Thank you and welcome to Prayerfully Yours!"

Tiz will be back next week with another awesome post for TUESDAYS WITH TIZ.
Be blessed Y'all!

Friday, April 2, 2010

How much?

I went on a field trip recently with my son. He had such a wonderful time and I always feel thankful when we make it back to the school safe and sound - those buses carry precious cargo.

It is not unusual for the places that kids visit on field trips to have a gift shop. The students were advised to bring money if they wanted to bring home a souvenir. My son picked out a couple of small items and we made our way to the checkout.

The little boy in front of us put his purchases on the counter and held a five dollar bill in his hand. The lady at the register said "Oops, this will be $5.25 - you'll have to put something back." I spoke up and said "I've got it." I handed him a quarter that he handed to the cashier.

Later, I was thinking about what happened. I found it sad that he didn't have quite enough money for the Oriental Trading Company - quality stuff . I thought how sad it was that the cashier had to ask him to put something up and wondered if I would have fished a quarter out of my pocket if I had been behind the register or have done the same thing that she did.

I was thankful that I was there with my quarter.

God wasn't going to let me pat myself on the shoulder for my quarter's worth of generosity for very long.

How much? He put that question to my heart. How much would I have helped this little boy who was buying a souvenir.

50 cents? A dollar? Two dollars? FIVE??? At what point would I have said "Sorry Dude, you are going to have to put something up." It was easy for me to offer 25 cents. It would have been easy to offer 50 cents. But at some point I would have said "Oops, you'll have to put something back.

Jesus never says "Ooops, that's too much." He paid it all. Every sin that I have committed, may be committing this moment, or will commit in the future... my debt is paid. His Grace never runs out. There is no limit to those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. This doesn't mean that believers should treat Grace like a credit card with no payment due - we don't abuse what was afforded to us through Christ's shed blood on the cross. In the face of Christ's suffering and pain for our sin, we should be mindful of the cost and desire to "sin no more."

Today, on Good Friday, may we remember Christ's sacrifice for his beloved.

Thank You Father God. Thank you for your love, that you would send your only Son, the Lamb of God, to die on the cross for the sin of the world. Thank you Father that I am able to celebrate Good Friday in truth. In Jesus name, Amen.