Monday, January 23, 2012

Ah yes. You come refreshing like the rain. Thank you for the rain God. You know what we need and when we need it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

this is the day that the LORD has made.

 Written January 16th, 2012

I just keep telling myself this. This is the day that the LORD has made lets rejoice and be glad in it.

Its funny because Jesus has prepared this day, for me. He already knew what was going to take place before it had started. I woke up reading this: "He knows the days that will bring difficulties and He is with you-now and always. He will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fears into confident trust. " Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Today was an interesting day with one of my students Ricardo.
  Hes been on my heart lately so Ive been praying a lot for him. Lately he has been very angry, it happens very easily. He has a lot of anger outbursts in class and is pretty violent. Sometimes he gets so upset over something that he passes out... it happened a few weeks ago. Today one of the teachers had to hold him down cause he was freaking out,screaming, turning red and his body was spazzing out like he was trying to fight against her and get away. Then in class at first I was trying to make him happy so he wouldn't get angry but how is that going to help him? So whenever he looked like he was going to blow or break something I just took the time to pray with him and the whole class. When He prays he totally changes and calms down. He ended up getting angry later on and taking his desk and slamming it against the other students desks and ran out then came back and sat down outside and calmed down. He isn't always like this a lot of the time hes curious, asks lots of questions, and likes to learn.
Yesterday before this all happened I was praying for him and all last night, I felt like God wanted me to pray for him and then today that happened.
He is really fighting something inside. Satan does not want him to find God and understand he is loved.  I know you don't know him but if you could please pray for him. Sometimes he gets so angry I feel like he could kill someone without even thinking. He is Gods child and is hurting and lost. I know God knows him, knows his past, knows his heart and loves him.

Ricardo

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

burst

Isaiah 55:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 You will go out in joy
   and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
   will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
   will clap their hands.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I have known suffering, and it gives me a depth of compassion and understanding that I would never have otherwise possessed. When all was said and done, Satan got caught in the very snare he set for me. Don’t stop working with God until Satan’s evil plan for your life or your family backfires in his ugly face.
Beth Moore’s The Patriarchs.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

softy at heart

I just found out one of my students Juan Carlos is getting picked up tomorrow and going home for the rest of the school year. He was just starting to understand math and his signing has been improving. His attitude towards me and other kids totally has changed into love. He changed so much from always picking fights to being calm and respecting people.  I don't know what God is planning for his life, but I pray that He takes care of him. I pray that He really loves and lives for God.