Monday, August 16, 2010

First Day of School

Today has been so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to write a blog posts on my school break! Now that's huge!!!!

I went to work out and have my quiet time @ the river this morning for the first time in a looooooooooong time. I had to get my mind right for today!!!

I prayed on the way to the river that God would show me himself today! I know that God is with me and I know that He is working in and around my life all day! My prayer today was that I would see him!!!!!

While I was reading Psalm 46 Alonzo texted me to tell me to tell me that he had sent our friends, Shaunta and Eddie THAT VERY SAME PSALM .... Psalm 46....this morning!

Let's get this picture! I'm sitting in my car reading Psalm 46... meditating on God being my strength for homeschooling this year...thinking of having this as my verse for the year regarding homeschooling.

I get a text and see that it's Alonzo so I check it. He's texting me to tell me he. just. sent. that very SAME text to some friends of our. THE VERY SAME ONE I WAS READING THAT VERY MINUTE!!!!

Ok, I think you get the picture!!!

Then as soon as I walk in the door, my friend, Delta, texted me a prayer for my homeschooling day and she sent........ GUESS WHAT!!!

Psalm 46:1 with the text!!!

I said OK, OK, Lord I see you!!!

THEN

I got a facebook update to my phone from my friend, Nicole, and she was praying these exact words,

"praying that the Lord's presence will be STRONG in my life and in the lives of those around me this week!!!"


Wooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! This was all before 10:00 a.m. this morning!!

I love the Lord. He heard my cry!!!!

Prayer is reall Yall!!!!

As I was praying today, I was thinking what if the Lord really did answer my prayer THIS VERY DAY!!!! What if I could clearly see the Lord working in my life TODAY!!!!

Boy, O, boy!!! I had no idea how quickly he would answer it!!!!!

Thank you Lord!!

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School has gone great today! Thank you all for praying!!! Alaiyah said school is so much more fun this year! We started off with a dance party and she really liked that. I think it's a keeper. It's 11:36 a.m. and I've done more than I planned for today!

Prayer works yall!!!!!!

God is good!!!!

Thanks for praying!!!!

8 comments:

Shaunta' said...

Oh my! I was reading your post with my mom wide open!!! That is too much! After Zo sent the text, I read Ps. 46 and it was so good. I even wrote some of it in my journal. Ps. 46 was the one for today in the plan where you read every 30th Psalm for the month to read them all in one month (today is the 16th, so you would read Ps. 16, 46, 76, 106, 136). Do you and Zo do that or was that just the one God laid on your hearts for the day? Either way, what a blessing! I'm so glad today was a success. God is good...all the time! I'll keep praying!

Shaunta' said...

Oh my! I was reading your post with my mom wide open!!! That is too much! After Zo sent the text, I read Ps. 46 and it was so good. I even wrote some of it in my journal. Ps. 46 was the one for today in the plan where you read every 30th Psalm for the month to read them all in one month (today is the 16th, so you would read Ps. 16, 46, 76, 106, 136). Do you and Zo do that or was that just the one God laid on your hearts for the day? Either way, what a blessing! I'm so glad today was a success. God is good...all the time! I'll keep praying!

These Three Kings said...

YEA,YEA,YEAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clearly, clearly the LORD loves you and ALL your efforts in homeschooling! I am so glad He has given you peace in this...CONFORMATION THAT YOU ARE DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
WHEW WHOOOOO!!!

Brian and Ella said...

wow!! this is just too amazing!! thanks for texting me...i was praying for you today!! so glad to hear your school year is off to an encouraging start! loved hearing your story! the Lord is so faithful!!!

Nyema Johnson said...

Toni, that is soooo exciting! Girl I had to take the time out and read your blog and I'm soo excited and in AWWWEEE!!! God is good and He is our ever present help! He does hear his daughters cry and I love our Father for that. He is faithful and He is continuing to confirm that this is where He would have you! What a joy! What an encouragement. You make me wanna blog again ,(when I get some time:) Continue to encourage us and love what God is doing in your life and through your life and how you will affect generations!!!

Wonderful World said...

O you guy's!!!!! I feel like I can make it through!! :)

Shaunta, I was reading it b/c it was the Psalm for the day. I'm not sure if Alonzo and Delta were reading it for that reason. It was so neat, though!!

Z' Hodges said...

Wow! Look at God. HOLD ON TO THAT MOMENT, SIS!! When you find yourself discouraged and/or doubtful, turn back to this post to remind you of how our Lord is the same TODAY, YESTERDAY, AND FOREVERMORE. The same way He encouraged you THAT day, He'll continue to do it throughout your entire time of homeschooling. I'm so happy for you. Praise God! Thanks so much for sharing!! Love ya!

April "Solful" Jackson said...

WOW!!! Amen Sis! I am so happy that The Lord met you right where and when you needed Him! (giggle) Keep encouraged throughtout the school year & I'm cheerleading for you through prayer! (hug)