Monday, July 7, 2008

God is so good!!!

Hi everyone
I am going to write a small post because I am at work and have a lot of things I want to say but can't right now...I haven't been really in tune with everything the last week or so because I really have been down. The Lord has been pulling a lot of things from my past in counseling and I can't tell you how completely bad and good I feel all at the same time. I suffered a lot of abuse and humiliation from my ex-husband and I have to deal with it..unfortunately when I have to deal with it I also have to talk about it. I know you wonderful ladies are always there for encouragement but I feel like I have also lost a lot of woman who always posted in the past. Right now I need everyone to hug me and tell me a good word or two :)

Listen I want to tell you a miracle before I go home. 10 years ago I was given a prophetic word over me, nearly exactly 10 years. We were at our church retreat and after worship the leader said, "Donna come to the front" I came to the front and he had a word. He said: The Lord is priming you for something good to come. He is taking your heart and peeling all the old layers like an onion so He can get to the core and show you His love. I also see a little girl who is lost in the woods and is crying out to her "daddy" because she is lost and can't find her way home. Donna that is you and the Lord is going to do something great in your life, you just have to trust and see it come to pass" WOW..RIGHT!!

Anyway, time after time went by, obviously 10 years. I went through the worst period in my life in 2001, I went through a period of medication addiction and am still struggeling with it now, my back also, I went through a horrible murder of my girlfriend, on and on. I felt like the Lord abandoned me and I have shared this with you before. So heres the news from that wonderful word from the Lord and the Lord does everything in His timing, right? I was at the counselor last Wednesday and we got to the part of my abortion and my ex-husbands abuse. Suddenly the Holy Spirit was in that room..I'm telling you if I could of seen Him I would of because I felt His presence. My counselor said, "Donna all the Lord wants to do is peel your heart like an onion and take all those layers off that have brought you down, He wants to get to the core and show you His love, He has never abandoned you. He wants to show you that He has found you and you're not lost"!!! Just writing this is making me cry all over again!! How great is Jesus! I started crying so hard and told him what happened 10 years ago and just now I had never felt so close to Jesus. For the first time in a long time I felt like His daughter and nothing was going to stop me from ministering and reaching out to others and finding out what He wants from me....It was so ordained that I should be where I am and go through this long trip to my past and grow from it...Praise God! I wish I had my Bible right now but the Lord just wanted me to share this with all of you and hopefully I can be of some encouragement for others like you are all to me :)

I will post again..but I better get back to work or I will be fired...I painted 3 more paintings and will post tomorrow. I love you all and please could someone tell LaToya and Lynn and PlantLady I miss them..til morrow

Donna

17 comments:

From the Heart said...

Well, here I am, first again. Your post is wonderful. I'm so glad you are getting to the place where God intended you to be. Isn't He good if we can just be patient because His ways are not our ways and His timing is not our timing. I'm sure you've asked yourself many times why you had to go through what you did. I know I have but because of all that has happened to me over the years has made me a much bolder person for Jesus.

Be sure to read my latest post on peace. I don't know what was going on with me last night but I woke up about 1:30, got up and went downstairs and sat down. My husband finally came looking for me. I told him what I thought was going on and he prayed for me. When I went back to bed I had such peace. The words to a song came to my mind, "There's a sweet, sweet spirit in this place and I know it's the spirit of the Lord".
I'm sure that's what you were feeling when you posted today.

God has great plans for you I'm sure.
Blessings,
AliceE.

JnL4God said...

Hi Honey,
I'm here I am continuing to lift you up in prayer. You're doing fine don't get to eager. Let God do his work in you.
Can I share my prayer with you.
Father God I am lifting Donna up to you right now. I know you are watching over her and I just pray the you lead her guide her and direct her in the ways she should go. Father I thank you for healing her body soul and spirit. Cleanse her with the Blood of Jesus and start her over fresh and clean. Hold her and give her your strength. In Jesus Mighty Name.
Hugs,
Lynn
Now look up Isaiah 40:31

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Plant Lady said...

Hi Donna,
Great to hear from you! I'm sorry you are kinda down. God is with us in the valleys as well as on the mountain top.

Once when I was down, I began a project in which I had to focus all my attention to the detail work in the project. It was an embroidered table runner made from burlap and yarn. Around the edge I embroidered the words to the song, "Great is the Lord."

As I did each letter, I thought about the word and what it meant.
The enemy did not want me to complete it because I was meditating on God's goodness to me. Here is what it says:

Great is the Lord
He is Holy and Just
By His Power,
We Trust in Love

As I labored with this task, I could feel the "depression" slip away as I now "heard" the words of the Lord instead of the enemy.

Try to find a project you can focus on - maybe one of your paintings and with every brush stroke or stroke of the pen, meditate on a scripture or song and let God speak His love and concern to you. God speaks in a still, small voice. The loud voices that you are probably hearing are most likely, the enemy "roaring" like a lion seeking whom he may devour.

Quite the contrast, right?
The still, small voice of the Lamb versus the roar of a lion seeking whom he may devour.

Please remember, you are in my prayers.

Love,
Plant Lady

debrah said...

Donna:
I agree with the words of Alice, Lynn and Plant Lady...all of them shared such wisdom... I also continue to keep you in my prayers.
I wish you all a blessed week.
Debrah

GOD'S LADIE said...

You have not lost me! I am right here! I have not been on lately because I have been going through some things, but I have truly missed you and the other ladies as well! You and I share a similarity with the peeling away the hurt like an onion. I don't believe I have truly got to the core yet, but I praise GOD for you Donna. I praise GOD for your courage, obedience and faith. I praise GOD just for you, Donna. I am not just "saying" this to make you feel good or better, but I am saying it because I "mean" it. GOD loves you so much. You are so precious in HIS sight. You are HIS child and HE loves you so, so much. Your struggle was not in vain. Your pain and what you had to go through. It was not in vain. I applaud you for pursuing your healing. It is already done in JESUS' name. Walk in your victory, Donna. It's yours. HE already paid the price. HE already won. Victory is yours. Healing is yours. Continue to release the hurt and pain and let GOD and HIS holy spirit do their work in you. For surely, you shall come forth as gold. I just thank GOD for you and I apologize for not being there for you. Don't blame my heart, for surely all you are there.
May GOD continue to smile upon you and shower you with HIS love.

Alice-Thank you for alerting me. I praise GOD for you checking on me and making sure that I get on my knees for our sister in Christ that was in need. GOD bless you! May HE bless you in his own special way.

LaTonya

godsown said...

Donna


After i read your comment on the blog of Rachel O i felt to read your blog......
While reading yours...I heard clearly "read,read what this lady is writing.....this is what i want /am doing with you b/c I want you to feel That you are my child ,I want you to minister and reaching out to others..."!
This morning He was talking to me already during "The hour of Power Service"when they show again the preaching of Henri Nouwen that the only thing that is important to know while living your life( going through ups and downs and facing them) ..IS THAT YOU ARE A DAUGHTER/SON OF GOD !!
Your blog confirmed/reminded me at what He is doing and what is important in my life.....

Thank you so much and God Bless
Bernice
In case you want to pass by at my blog i just started one this week this is the site http://www.revelife.com/godsown

debrah said...

Hey Donna,
Just dropping by to say Hi and let you know that I continue to keep you in prayer. Isn't it wonderful that God has a plan and that His Plan is for our good? Continue to focus on Him and His Word Will Lead You onto the Path of Righteousness. Remember that you are the Apple of His Eye.
Laughter does a heart good. The Joy of the Lord is our strength. God is faithful...He will Never leave you or forsake you. Remember to trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will give you the desires of your heart. Be still and know that He is God.
Donna - you know all this so continue to do what you know how to do...

From the Heart said...

Donna,
Where are you? I miss you. I hope you are feeling better and getting rid of all the baggage you had. God loves you so much.

You won't believe what happened to me yesterday. I was trying out new templates for my blog trying to get something that would make my feeds do right and all of a sudden my blog disappeared. I have no idea what happened. Thank the Lord I had saved it on my computer the day before and was able to put most of my posts back on. I did lose all the wonderful comments but there will be others (hopefully).

The Bible Study has started again and we need your input.
A friend in Christ,
AliceE.

JnL4God said...

Donna,
Get back in action it's going to make you feel better. We love you and care about you.
Lynn

From the Heart said...

Donna,
Please go to my blog and read the post for July 20. I have a surprize for you.
AliceE.

GOD'S LADIE said...

Got your message from Lynn! I love you too! Be encouraged! Miss you sooooo much!

Plant Lady said...

Donna,

Just a quick note to say you're thought of today!

Love,
Plant Lady

debrah said...

Miss you! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
In His Love,
Debrah

GOD'S LADIE said...

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debrah said...

Hi Donna:
don't know if you still read your blog...I want you to know that I am keeping you in prayer...miss you...
In His Love,
Debrah

Dana said...

Donna,
Sorry I haven't been over in a while. I'm sorry that you are feeling low. I haven't forgotten about you and the others, I have been out of sorts lately. I will be praying for you. Your are a daughter of the King, treat yourself like one!! Love You, Be Better, we are all praying for you.

Dana

Dana said...

Donna,
Sorry I haven't been over in a while. I'm sorry that you are feeling low. I haven't forgotten about you and the others, I have been out of sorts lately. I will be praying for you. Your are a daughter of the King, treat yourself like one!! Love You, Be Better, we are all praying for you.

Dana