A Thankful Heart

Well today we reached our goal of 75,000 views.  When I started this website and blog two years ago, I never in my wildest imagination thought it would go this far.  This is amazing to me! God you are amazing in our eyes! I never would have thought this possible and am humbled by the awesome response I have had over these last couple of years.  My writing is probably not responsible for much of this, as it is at best mediocre, but God has used what I have written from my heart for His glory.

Since I began this website, Go Fish Ministries, Inc. has been contacted by ministries all over the world and individuals who asked a question or made a comment on one of my articles.  I pray for each of them and have lost sleep over many of them, because I can’t provide for their needs in a tangible way, being primarily unemployed and virtually a starving writer!  I pray that God meets their physical needs in some other way, while I seek to fulfill my responsibility to pray for them.

Not only has this website been blessed, but God has enabled me to put together many of my similar content articles into book form and has blessed that effort as well.  I have given away thousands of my books on Kindle and have finally begun to sell a few paperback copies on Create Space. It’s not quite enough to live off of yet, but maybe by next year the lights won’t get cut off every other month as they did this year.  God’s blessings are great and He is my provider!

I encourage all of you out there to hang on to hope until God’s blessings are made manifest in your life.  I am so thankful for all that God has done for me and is doing for me and will do for me, and I won’t give up hope in my God and Savior Jesus Christ! And remember that God’s blessings are not always monetary, but sometimes come in other forms.  We must not get discouraged when it seems God is not blessing us financially.  There are so many other blessings we can receive.  Our hope lies in what we do not see, but what is of faith!  God is so good and loves us, and knows what we have need of.  So be encouraged, be thankful, and be blessed!

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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