As today is the last month of April I realized I didn’t write a blog this month or maybe not even last month. If you know me well, you know this year so far has been very challenging to say the least. We brought in the new year with a case of something- one family member at a time fell ill. Some of us were ill for two weeks, to a week, to just a few days. I myself was down for three days with a headache that left me feeling like my teeth and eyes were melting. I kid you not, I didn’t leave the bed for almost three days. In all honesty I’m pretty sure it was Wi-Fi/radiation poisoning and some ‘shedding’ occurring around us.
February, we lost my uncle to tragic hospital abuse. Preparing his funeral and dealing with his will, trust and estate has been a long-drawn-out issue still being worked on. March my father fell ill with pneumonia in which of course they ‘retermed’ covid. Well, I’m not going to ‘dwell’ nor give any more energy to the plandemic. So, moving on. Dad just went back home with his sister (where he lives) last week, so I also lost all of April to nursing him back to health.
I absolutely have no regrets nor am I bitter for serving my loved ones; however, all of this left me feeling drained and literally walked on like a door mat. I’ve always spoke the love language of ‘Acts of service’ but I’ve also minored in phycology and have been healed of many mental health issues myself (and am always continually healing from past traumatic pains and aliments) but I must be honest, this past year has left me scared some and I literally felt my PTSD and fibromyalgia flare up. I’ve had this last week to rest, refuel and revive my body, soul and spirit. Such a blessing to rest in the LORD!
Thank you to all that reach out to me, have shown concern and did not gossip about me or my family.! We have been through a lot this past year. Here’s looking forward to brighter days!
Then I was hit yesterday with yet another dilemma. I decided that I would not respond until I’ve had time in rest and prayer on this subject.
God showed me two personal prophecies that are falling into place simultaneously as this drama is also and that the two go together. I’m not quite sure exactly what HE is up to, but I do know that HE makes all things good to those that TRUST HIM and are CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PUPOSE. Rom 8:28
With all that I want to share a few words I’ve posted about and promised to speak on but haven’t been able to get too due to people and situations that need my attention. And as I also realize these are not completely fulfilled yet in my life, I see God working it all out according to HIS RICHES & GLORIES IN CHRIST JESUS! – Phil 4:19
I LOVE that He KNOWS our HEARTS and that is where I will continually HEAR HIS STILL SMALL VOICE!
I want to talk biblical tithing— & honest gains
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. Pro 13:11
The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. – Duet 28:12
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
*My three Attempts to go live failed. Will attempt later. (or another day.)
All of this is personal rhema word that I share in my book: Becoming Me While Losing You, The mission field, second part of Day 6 (pgs.157-163). I do think a live or a podcast would work best to share this. So, look forward to this if you wish to hear more.
Come now [and pay attention to this], you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such …. Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air].-James 4:13-14
“Although you plan this big day in the future, live in today because tomorrow is never promised.” -My mothers beautiful wisdom- Diana Bartkowiak, Becoming Me While Losing You; My Author Page; Diana Bartkowiak
They will rejoice over their share. So, they will possess double in their land, and eternal joy will be theirs.-Isa 61:7
All my dwelling on these things’ kind of LOVE, Diana xo