Welcome!

Welcome to my blog site where I share my experiences with God! I am excited about my life in Christ and everything He has for me.

Yes, I am a Christian woman so my posts will be from a Christian (Biblical) perspective. If you are not a Christian you are still more than welcome to like, comment, subscribe, and follow me. I only ask that you be respectful.

I will introduce myself. I’m Angel, originally from Atlantic City New Jersey. However, I was raised in Florida so I’m a Florida chick with some Jersey tendencies. 😁

I joined the military at age 19 and I’ve been serving ever since. I’m proud to serve my country.

I’m currently 31, single without children. No I don’t hate singleness but I don’t love it either. Some days I don’t like it, some days I like it, and most of the time I don’t think about it. Life is busy. I have a healthy desire for a Godly marriage relationship and in due season that will happen. The greatest way I can explain how I feel about this is my love and passion for Christ is greater than any dislike I may have toward singleness.

I’m super Aunt to my nieces and nephews, super friend to all those I call friend (very few), super sister to my sister and god sisters, and loving to all my family members. My friends become family.

What I want to see happen with this site is people encouraged to see God in everything. I believe sometimes we limit God to certain areas of our lives. We think that God is concerned about only major things but really He is concerned about everything! Sometimes we want Him to take care one issue while we hold on to deeper heart issues. The other thing I want to see is people encouraged to pursue RELATIONSHIP with Christ. Growing up in church from age 6, I knew all the “rules” but I didn’t learn about relationship with Him 👆🏾 until my mid 20’s. (Shoutout to the Word that came forth at Faith Mission). That changed the game for me. 😎

I hope you like, comment, share and that you’re inspired!

Be encouraged!

-Angel 😇

 

 

 

I Finally Let Go…..!

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I know I took a long break. Life has been good but full of ups and downs. I have been working hard but I haven’t forgotten about you all.

I finally let go!

I have been dealing with some issues concerning my house in Texas. I no longer live in Texas, I live in Georgia so I rented my house out. I wanted to be a blessing. My former tenets (two young couples) started a fire in the house and there was smoke damage. I was unable to put anybody else in the house until all repairs were completed. After the repairs were completed I got back in touch with my property manager to see if he would put someone else in the house. He dragged his feet. Every person that was interested, he turned them down. He was very passive about renting my house out, meanwhile he kept asking about selling my house. I didn’t pay attention until one day I voiced to him that I was thinking about selling it. He immediately jumped on it and recommended some real estate agents to me. I was upset but I was desperate at this point to get rid of the house.

Mid year of 2017, I started declaring myself debt free not realizing all that would take place in order for this declaration to manifest in the natural. I was paying rent for my apartment and my house, while experiencing other tests at the same time.

I put the house up for sell and it seemed to be taking a while. I had cried out to God about it and even though I was believing Him for the selling of my house it wasn’t until 2 February that something in me changed drastically.

On 2 February 2018, I was driving and I made the decision right there. I told God I’m letting it go. I’m not paying it.  I even told my mother “I’m letting the house go. I’m not paying the mortgage, I will allow it to be delinquent so I can do a deed in lieu. I’m not afraid of what will happen to my clearance or credit. My credit can be repaired. But I’m letting that house go.” I had such a peace and it was as if something lifted off of me and I was free. I even told a very close friend of mine. She didn’t agree but she prayed.

The VERY NEXT DAY, 3 February 2018, I received a call from my real estate agents saying “Hi Mrs. Bishop, we want you to know that we have received two offers on your home and we are ready to move forward on them. We are looking to do everything right away and close very soon”.

God did not waste any time once I released it to Him. Sometimes we are holding on to things and without realizing it, we’re not allowing God to work on that particular situation.

I’m currently in Texas now getting ready to close on the selling of my house a month later. God is faithful!

I FINALLY LET GO of the situation and God was there all along waiting for that moment so He could work it out!

BE ENCOURAGED!

Here are some scriptures to mediate on when challenges come and they seem to weigh heavy on you.

1 Peter 5:7*  Psalm 55:22***  Matthew 11:28-30*   Psalm 56:3*  Psalm 121:1-2.

 

There are more scriptures you can study but I recommend meditating on these. I pray you are encouraged by my testimony to Trust God even the more every day!

 

 

How Old Are You?

Awwww, they’re so cute! 👇🏾👇🏾

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So I have this lovely two year old niece! She is brave, she is smart, extremely courageous. She is the one who is not afraid to push the limits. On memorial weekend my sister and I gathered her girls up ( she has two) to go to the pool. She has a lovely 7 year old as well whom I adore. Now on this day at the pool my two year old niece decided to push her sister away while in the pool because she wanted to swim on her own. However, she has no idea how deep the water is and she also has no idea how to swim. She has never taken any swimming lessons but she does know that she loves to swim/play in the pool water. So we panicked because at this point her older sister is screaming her name, my sister is screaming my name and I’m running to the water looking at my two year old niece underneath struggling to get up. Of course, God kept her and we saved her from drowning but can you imagine how scary that was for all of us?
I mean to watch this little person we love so much with so much to learn, drown all because she wanted to swim in waters she wasn’t trained to swim in quite yet.

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So two days later, that Monday was Memorial Day. We celebrated by going to a nice beach and barbecuing by the waters. We were near some huge rocks and water. She sees the ocean water and she says “oh look tee tee can we go in there?” I explain to her that she is too small and the water is too deep for her.
I watched over her to ensure she wouldn’t jump in. Trust me, she tried. Every time she looked like she was interested/tempted to jump in the water I would call her name to come close to me or I would run behind her to redirect her to safety. It was then that I realized she just wanted to swim. I prompted her and her sister to change into their bathing suits so that I could take them to the other side where the beach water was shallow enough for them to play in. Once dressed I took them over to the shallow waters and watched her and sister having so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her play in waters she could actually sit down and swim in. I stood and watched her to make sure she didn’t go to far.

Let me ask you…. are you spiritually 2 years of age trying to swim in waters that was meant for someone that is spiritually 30 years old? Some of us have awesome gifts, talents and I believe that God even has a plan to use us and allow us to go forth in due season but jumping ahead into a ministry at the wrong time will cause you to drown. You could drown spiritually. Swim in the waters that a 2 year old can swim in until God teaches, trains and equips you to swim in deeper waters. Maybe that’s a promotion at your job. Your asking for a promotion but God sees some of the training that you haven’t even taken yet. And He knows your age 😃🍼

When I got joy out of seeing my niece swim in the beach water she could handle, I realized that it’s not that He doesn’t want us to enjoy the things we like to do but maybe you need to just get your feet wet first before you jump all the way in. And also there are waters that you want to swim in that may be too deep. Let God lead and direct you. I think about how many times I blocked her from jumping in the deep ocean water simply out of my love for her. I could see the danger of her jumping in water that was way too deep. She could only see the surface.
God is the same way with us.
He will go to great lengths to protect His loved ones!

Now understand this, I am not telling you to be afraid for God has not given us the spirit of fear but Power, Love ❤️ and a Sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7). However I am telling you to be aware of the closed doors and when you notice them just picture a loving mother or an overprotective auntie blocking you from the dangers of drowning in waters that are too deep for you to swim in at the moment. Picture a loving parent redirecting you to something beautiful and something you can handle. And just be encouraged that your training will take place. There will be a time when you’ll be capable of swimming in deeper waters without even a thought of the water overtaking you.

Signed
-the auntie who once tried to jump in waters too deep as well. 🌊 But God protected me!
#enjoyyourrelationshipwithGod #enjoybeingatoddler #enjoybeingateenager
#enjoybeingababe
#babiesgetawaywithalot
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I’m just hashtagging at this point. 😂
Much love to those who took the time to read this!
May it bless you like it blessed me!
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