Sometimes we need a little lift in life by taking a look at ourselves. Life can be challenging at times; however, even in the challenges take time to live, laugh and be thankful. There is always something to be thankful for. Smile today. Laugh today. Tell someone that you care. Feel the warmth. Embrace the sunshine. Receive the love.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ordination Services for Dale Birdsong & Personal Testimony ~ God Provides.
It is with great enthusiasm and praise to God, that I make the announcement that I will be officially ordained to minister and do what I love more than anything in this world; Glorify our heavenly father. If I didn’t have God, my life would be totally empty and unfulfilled.
It has been a little over one year since I was laid off of my corporate job after working close to twenty-five years non stop and raising three sons as a single parent; however, we know with God I was never a single parent. He truly is a father to the fatherless. I am also thankful that after teaching my sons to always pray for their natural father and love him no matter what, that he is doing well and has a wonderful relationship with his sons. It is so important to let go and let God without holding unto bitterness, unforgiveness and anger. God can’t use us when we harbor those feelings. Jesus forgives us each day; so who are we not to forgive? Praise God for the gift of forgiveness.
Doing the past year, the Lord has provided for me and my sons supernaturally. I thank God for everyday, because each day that I live I learn to trust Him more and more, not depending on natural circumstances but depending on Him and His word which never returns back void. God is real and loves us so much. There will never be a love like His. I have learned that material things come and go, fame is for a little while, people will desert you from time to time, but God will never leave you. Many people get caught up into their own cares, some striving to be the next best thing by impressing those around them, but never really stepping outside of their box. I’m so glad that God is not in a box. I’m thankful for a closer walk with God; I’m thankful I have truly learned what it means to depend on God without a job, a physical husband, or going to family and friends for hand outs. Don’t get me wrong, I have wonderful people in my life that are there for me; however, God had other plans. This was all about Him. God gets the glory in everything. I trust God for provision. I trust God for health. I trust God for everything. I called upon Him and He showed up every time. He did it in such a way, that the only possible solution was “it was God.” I can’t say it hasn’t been challenging, because it has been. I can say it has been one of the most rewarding years of my life. Praise God. Matthew 19:26 states that “Jesus looked at men and said with men these things are not possible but with God all things are possible.”
Before, I was laid off my Job. I heard the Lord say “my cup would not go bare and my well would not run dry, that he was doing a new thing, so that His chosen could declare His praise; next I heard the scripture Isaiah 43: 19-21. Once I read that, I knew the lay off wasn’t about me, it was about Him. I say tonight, that God is real, His word does not return back void, He sent His only begotten son that whomsoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. God told me to continue sowing into His kingdom and trust Him for provision. I obeyed God and I continue to obey Him. God has not failed me, nor my sons. My cup has not gone bare. People don’t always come through; that’s life. God always come through; that’s His word. Jeremiah 33:3 “call upon the Lord and He will answer you and show you great and many things that you do not know.” I called upon the Lord. He heard my voice and showed me many things that I didn’t know. I live because of God. I count it all joy to start this new life with the Lord. Praise to our Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus.
Please accept this as an invitation to the services which will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Leaves of Healing Tabernacle, 9420 Lurline Ave, Unit D, Chatsworth, CA91311 @ 7:30 PM ministered by Pastor Lorraine D. Coconato. The church is off of Plummer & Lurline located in the back a few street lights down from the Northridge mall.
I look forward to seeing you as I start this new chapter in my life. With God all things are possible. God bless you and thanks for being in my life. I love and appreciate you.
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Dale Birdsong,Teaching the word of God through drama, skits, improvs, poetry and love. "John 3:16."