Monthly Archives: November 2015


THANKFULNESS

My heart is so full of thankfulness. This day is always a day that people come together as families to eat and fellowship with one another. Being able to spend quality time with the ones you love. This is great and we need to do this more. But for me today, I have been meditating and reflecting on the goodness of God. He has shown Himself strong on my behalf this past year in so many mighty ways that to anyone who observed my life would not be able to deny His existence nor His love.

THANKFULNESS

When I take the time to reflect and pay attention to the little things and acknowledge His presence in my life and my families; I causes me to become more grateful and to acknowledge His presence even more. By giving Him credit and acknowledging Him, in the little things; more things start to highlight themselves and show themselves to me even in a greater way. He shows Himself strong to me, on my behalf; For this I am thankful. I was reading (1 Ch 16:23-36) today and it really spoke to me. When you realize that it is God who made you, and it is God who really is who He says that He is; comfort and security takes hold on the inside of you. Gratefulness emerges and thankfulness is expressed. Words spoken break into song(s), and joyfulness explodes from the inside. It’s not about the material things, nor the money to buy them that matters; although it takes money to have and do these things, It’s about the heart behind it all.

I am thankful for my country and I pray for it/us everyday. I pray for my leaders and I am seeing the fruit of those prayers. My heart is full of gratitude for the divine connections that I have. People that have been strategically place in my life for a greater purpose and a grander design. Recognizing the little things causes the bigger to shine. My list is long; and everyone has their own list. As you go about today, I ask that you look at your list and speak these things to the ones you are with today. The ones we share the most with; are the ones who need to hear these things the most. So, with much love and blessings ~ Happy Thanksgiving to all. ~ Carol Helmick.


SOLDIER’S LOVE

 What motivates a soldier’s love and causes him / her to react and respond in life. As I was reflecting on today and what it means for us as America, it caused me to stop and evaluate on such as: Am I willing to be inconvenienced and uncomfortable to help someone else see Jesus? Or do I whine and complain if things don’t go exactly the way I think they should. My level of love is shown to others by what I’m allowing Jesus to use me for.

SOLDIER’S LOVE

There are several scriptures that pertain to today perfectly; (2 Timothy 2:1-25) was one of them. Enduring and standing strong in the face of adversity is one characteristic of a soldier’s love and duties. Another one is (1 Peter 2:1-25) . This whole chapter talks about standing apart and showing ourselves different from the rest of the world. Standing strong and at the same time honoring those in authority over us. Recognizing their place in our lives. The last scripture, (John 15:13); is what being a christian is all about. Am I willing to die to the flesh and allow His love, grace and gifts to flow; showing others His glory in my life? I am so thankful for those who have laid down their lives for me so that I can live free.

I purpose to lay down my life, showing them acts of love and extending grace to them even when they may not deserve it; so that those who do not know Jesus will hopefully make that decision to become free in Him. I am willing to fight the good fight of faith knowing that in the end I will have done all… and having done all to stand. America is what it is because people have fought the good fight and now we stand together today because of it. I want others standing besides me when Jesus comes being able to say the same. Love and blessings to all who read. Carol Helmick