Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Trying again...

Today I try again to be a consistent blogger. If for no one else it is for my self. I am the kind of person who works things out when I talk it out. I've learned the next best thing to talking it out is writing. I want to write out my life so when I am at a point of hopelessness I can go back and remember how faithful God has always been. So I write...

Last night I had the privilege to attend an MFI conference. That one night has left a huge mark on me. I feel as though I can breath again. The speaker talked about being sure that you are living within the lines and limits God has made for your life. He also talked about when we are in the right place nothing anyone has to say will take that away, because it is from God. 2 Cor 10 was the key text for the evening, highlighting how Paul handled it when his own church was attacking his character. He is such an example. I am now studying the books that Paul wrote. Starting with Acts. My prayer is that as I read Gods truth it will transform the very way I think. May I be changed from glory to glory.

Signing off,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Half way!!

That's right, I am officially half way in my pregnancy. Last Friday we had our big ultrasound. It was so amazing, my favorite part was the little baby hands. We found out it is a boy! Which we are both so excited about. I had hot coco just before the appointment to try and see if that would wake him up. Well it sure did. He was moving all over the place. The ultrasound tech was great she sent us home with like 12 photos, 4 is the norm.

We have committed to the name Ezra Ray Davis. I love it! Ezra of the bible was a total kingdom stud, He studied God's laws diligently and taught them with accuracy. God used Him to do some pretty amazing things! I pray that our Ezra will have the same hunger and love for God and his word, and teach it with accuracy. And that He would do crazy things for God.

I Felt Ezra move for the first time two nights ago after I had some spicy cheese dip. It was so amazing! I have never experienced anything like it. To know a little life is living in me is so cool and crazy. I have felt him since then each day. usually following eating or having coffee or cider. I love this part of pregnancy. There is no denying that I am a mom now. :)

He can also hear our voices now. So I talked to him all the time. Chris does too, once I say "hey have you said hi to your baby today" It is so sweet when he talks to my tummy. I love my husband!!

Parenting books are on the way. Chris and I had very different childhood experiences. Neither were what we want for Ezra. So now that He will be coming in 20 weeks We are beginning to feel the urgency to prep as much as we can in how we want him to grow up. My promise form God is that we would be the Firsts to raise a Godly family in my life. This is an honor and a huge responsibility, we can only see this come true through Christ and relationship with him, through studying the Word and wise council from our leaders. So it begins!

Welp that is all now from this soon-to-be-mama!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Expecting Baby Davis

Yep that is right my blog will now be transforming into my pregnancy journal!
Well I am ten weeks and two days pregnant, as they say it in the doctors office, ten two. My body is already changing so much. Although only my closest friends can tell that I have gained any weight I sure do notice. The best indicator for this aside from the scale, was the fact that I went to a wedding a few weeks ago and the same dress that I wore a year prior to another wedding I decided to wear to this one. I could barely get it to zip my husband kept saying can you suck I replied I am sucking in. The entire wedding it felt like I was being suffocated. So you see this is a great sign that I am developing well.

The baby is developing well also. We have heard his/her heart beat already and seen the tiny baby that looks like a pickle on wheels. According to all the books he/she is the size of a quarter now. I am at a loss as to how someone so small can make me so hungry, and tired.

Not much prepping outside of mental has happened yet at our house. We are going to pick up our hand-me-down crib on Wednesday. We also have two outfits for the little one hanging in our room one for grandpa and one for grandma. Marty and Beth have been so great. Not only did we receive those little gifts, I also was given a maternity outfit and Beth is making a baby blanket.

All of these things help make the pregnancy feel real. I am however, as crazy as it sounds, looking forward to getting bigger. I am sure that once the bump shows I will be looking forward to it leaving lol. That is how life works I guess.

Well much more will come as we await our beautiful Baby Davis.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

God Has Said This Is My Promise

In Jeremiah 29:11 God says " for I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. they are plans for good not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

Psalm145: 13 "For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The Lord always keeps his promises. he is gracious in all he does."

God has promised me so much in this life. Not only do I have the glorious hope of eternity with Jesus but God has promised me things in the life I live now. I have been promised that My husband and I will instill spiritual blessing not curses to our children and their children and their children's children. Because Of our faith in God our whole household will know Him. Acts 16:31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household."
I have been promised to be used to see children who come from situations like mine be saved. Saved to know Jesus and saved from the destruction Satan had planned.
the enemy likes to steal these promises and try to make My God seem to be a liar. At times when I hear Satan trying to steal or cause me to forget the promises I pray to be like Abraham.
Romans3:3-4 "True some of them were unfaithful but just because they were unfaithful does that mean that God will be unfaithful? Of course not! Even if everyone else is a lair, God is true."
Romans4:13" Clearly God's promise to give Abraham the whole earth was based not on his obedience to god's law, But on a right relationship with God that comes by faith."
Romans4:18 " Even when there was no reason for hope Abraham kept hoping- believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him that's how many descendants you will have.
Romans4:20 " Abraham never wavered in believing God's promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God."

Would I never waver from believing God's promises because he has said these are my promises. Even when I have no reason to have hope, when it seems as though nothing is right would I keep on believing as Abraham did. Thought his body was as good as dead he believed he would be a father because God said he would.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This new role as wife and women of God

I have been Mrs. Chris Davis for nine months now. I'm starting to learn what it means to be a wife, but I will be the first to say that I have a long way to go and a lot of growing to do. Each night I think to myself as I lay next to the man I have given my heart fully to, God how do I deserve to love this man and have him love me. Then I hear God saying back to me, darling I have always wanted the best for you. What a God I serve! Chris and I have walked through a lot in our short lives so far some of it as friends some of it as strangers and some of it as partners. I love the parts of life that we have shared as partners the most. Going to Target and picking out our first comforter and sheet set. Going to the mall and picking out our first valentines day out fits. ( as seen above). Going to bed and praying God what is your will for our lives.
The hardest thing I have been learning over these past few months is what it means to share my life with another person. Even growing up in a family of five I have never really shared my life with anyone else. It has always been just Chrissy. I have had and have some great friends that I have shared my heart with, even my room with, but never my whole life. The summer of 2006 I started the journey of giving my life to God. But God is God not a human that I share a full size bed with lol. I'm starting to learn the true meaning of selflessness. My husband is the least selfish person I have ever met... and I may be one of the most selfish people I know at times. But some how he still sees past my assumptions of my motives and sees a heart that is on fire for him and for God. My hearts cry is to see people that way, to see past the human motives and my assumptions of what they are wanting and meaning, to their heart. God has graced me with a person who excels in the areas I find my self the weakest. That is where our partnership begins. I see a piece of God's heart in Chris and he sees a piece of God's heart in me. True love, true selflessness is found alone in the heart of God, and a piece of his heart lives inside of each one of His kids, in me and you. We have a gift to share that no one else can that piece that God gave us. Through learning to share my life I have started to learn to share my heart, where the piece of God's heart dwells. I have learned to see the piece of God in this amazing man that I am now sharing my whole life with. Who would have thought even two years ago that I would have this life.... My God is good all the time!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This Year will be called the Year of Dreams Unfolding

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My List of resolutions:

1. Exercise 4 times a week.
2. Read and Research my Future Career
3.Watch or read National news
4. save for a trip to IHOP
5. Memorize Scriptures that are part of my prayer binder
6. stay in contact with Katie weekly

After thinking about what all of these have to do with the big picture of my life I realized that they all have to do with becoming the person God has designed me to be. That is so exciting! I say 'Yes' to God using me this year 'Yes" to him growing me is his love this year and "yes" to becoming a more heath person in body, soul-mind, will, emotions, and in spirit this year.

1. Exercise is not just for people who want to loose wait, that is not me, but it is for every human on the earth. Exercise has a huge impact on my attitude, my heath and my hunger for more. For more of God and for more out of my daily life. I want to go to bed knowing that I accomplished all that God had planned for me that day. Often what I have planned is not at all what God did. So it is more than a to-do list but a peace of mind.

2. I have a huge dream to run a day care for my church someday. Now that is in the very far away future so what am I to do while I wait for that dream? Works towards it of course. So in a week I head back to school to start my 2 year program of studying early childhood development. After that my Hope is to have my own Pre-school. I want it to be a hands on school where we study more that numbers and letters but we explore the beautiful world God has made for us to delight in. This the dreams God has planted in my heart. I love how God has made me:)

3.watching and reading on the national news is very important to me. I don't want to be surprised when people talk about wars and world changes but I want to be aware of what is going on in the World as the nearing of our Lord's return approaches.

4.Save For IHOP. Well this speaks for itself.

5. Memorize Scripture. I have a small black binder that has a list of verses God has spoke to me strongly through over the last year or so and I try to pray them over myself everyday. I want to memorize these so the as school starts again I can renew my mind and spirit through out the day not just at the very beginning or end.

Lastly6. Stay in contact with Katie at least once a week. Well I could go on forever about why I need to do this but... let's just say my best friend and leader is leaving and she is the main person God uses to speak in to my life and I don't ever want to loose the friendship we have or the relationship God has giving me.

I know God is going to bless me with more than I could ever ask for this year. What a good God I serve!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oh the busy-ness... but how I love it.

This week has been busy to say the least. Next week the college is shutting down in honor of Thanksgiving. Now sure that sounds great, until you hear, the week after that is the last week of classes and then Finals follow. So while many kick back and enjoy the company of relatives and close friends and a whole lot of food, I will be working hard to get ahead. My goal is to study as much as I can for finals and plan out all my idea's for art. Now before I sound like a giant complainer and a leach looking to suck the sympathy out of who ever will give it, let me tell you that this is how I want it to be. I am so thankful that I get the chance to work part time, to go to school full time and to be married to the most amazing man ever.

I am a New Wife, A lover of Jesus and follower of God, a personal child care provider, a student trying to pass her classes. I am living a life so full of purpose that I can't hardly believe it. I was reflecting on my life before I came to know God his son and the life I now have in him. Man My old life was crazy... now I am standing on the other side looking in on people living in the mists of so many battle I have won with God going ahead of me. I can't help but break! God's grace and love are so huge I can't even start to comprehend it all. The fact that I am nearly 21 and can say I am free from the hold of the enemy and all the plans that he conjured up to destroy me have failed , is so crazy. Most people don't even reach that level of freedom by the time they hit middle ages and some never reach it. I am now taking a stand and saying God if these broken hurting people don't have the courage or the strength to stand up for themselves I will. I will commit to intercede on behalf of the people floating down the river of destruction. Whether they are saved or not, blatantly disobeying God or not. Why? Because so many people did that for me and that is why God has freed me He heard their cries over me and answered their prayers on my behalf. What an awesome God I serve! I owe him nothing less then my life for eternity!

I hope all of you who read this blog have an amazing Thanksgiving!
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