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The Stranger In Her Home



Good Evening, I am GOD's Girl BJ Miller and I am here to encourage women, men, and children through Christ Jesus.

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An Orphan Given Life

Proverbs 16:9, 33 HCSB

"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps."
......"The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord."

Good Evening, Beloved! I pray that your afternoon has been blessed and touched by the "hand of God," in a way that expresses His great love for you! I know I sure have felt it. (I am sitting here smiling now just thinking about it! =D )

Can I tell you a true story...

When I was young, as young as the mind can remember, I had the opportunity of knowing this little orphan girl. She was really quiet and petite looking; did not allow herself to really get close to many people. It took a little while, maybe a few years, to figure out why, but you will soon see why I said I had the opportunity in knowing her.

You see beloved, she lived in a foster home but this temporary place of living was unlike any other. (Now, keep in mind this is before many laws were in effect as like today.) The foster mother abused the little girl so much. She would speak of the hurt and pain she extremely felt as a result. There were other kids yet she felt she received the worst of it.

"You will never become anyone of importance", she was told. "You are so stupid, can't you do anything?" "I really don't even want you here," her foster mother spoke over and over again.

The orphan girl had been malested and raped. The foster mother allowed the men she was with to beat her; as she sat, and favored all the other kids around her, that were also staying in the home. It was something in which a child should not have had to face. Burdens that seemed too hard to carry. Obstacles that seemed a bit much to walk through. Many times she would even cry and wish that her father would come and get her. She felt as though she did not belong. She felt unloved and unwanted. She felt like she wanted to die, which just seemed very unlikely for someone her age.

What happened to her parents you are probably thinking?

She had mentioned that she never knew her dad. She had snuck in the foster mom's office one day, and found some pictures that could possibly have been of him. The name on the back of them was what she had been told of the man a while back. But she said she wasn't sure. She hurt so much from everything else already, that she decided to place in her mind the thought of her dad being dead. She said it was easier to look at him that way, and used that as the reason why she had been placed in the home in the first place.

Her mother, simply put, just did not want her. She was on drugs and possibly had been abused herself. She lacked the ability to give the orphan girl what she really deserved growing up. She felt she had done the best she could have, yet when someone is one drugs that serious, when is there a good moment?

She may not have seen this about herself, as the years passed by and I grew to know her more and more, I saw there was yet something special about her. Despite what she had went through in that home, she remained to be herself and hide the abuse from those few people who knew her as a friend. Beloved, she really went through a lot, and I am sure there was more; but here is where the blessedness comes in.

Unexpectedly, her day had finally came and get this, she never thought of the fact of being adopted. She had faced the tradegy alone and not once figured anyone would come to her rescue. But it happened one day. She had been welcomed into a family, that had made her feel belonged. She had felt what it was like to truly be loved. She received help in healing from all her pain, from a Father that treated her like His own. She was told that she was beautiful and there were plans for her future. She was given peace and a hope, in which she had never imagined to feel. She was totally changed and tranformed. She had felt so much love, that she totally had forgotten what she had faced before. Her Father had place in her life.... True life. She felt as though she was able to finally breath in something so fresh. A freshness in which she had never knew existed, and came to love so much.

YES! Beloved that little girl was me, and the Father in which I have been blessed to have is our Heavenly Elohim, the Creator of All! And I have been included in His family and removed from one in which did not see what God sees. I have a BIG BROTHER, Jesus Christ, in which I can always look up to. I won't have to worry about getting into trouble for following His Ways!

I did my bible study, as I stated the other day, in the book of Ephesians this morning and guess what! I found this out about you and I; got excited and full of joy by reading it. This is what I had felt like, in comparison to my life as a child. As though I was an orphan that had been through much, but suddenly adopted by THE ONE in which had chosen me even before I existed; before the foundations of the world.

The bible says:

Ephesians 1:5-6 HCSB

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Now for further insight:

Predestined means to destine, decree, determine, appointed or settled beforehand; to set apart for a specific purpose....

(Merriam Webster Dictionary says so!)

And adopt means to take by choice into relationship (voluntarily) as one's child.. synonym - embrace: implies a ready or happy acceptance...

GOD predestined ME for adoption!!!!
GOD predestined YOU for adoption, beloved!!



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"There has to be more to life then this," I think to myself, as I lay down for the night after just giving my teenage daughter a lecture about cleanliness and chores. I seem to feel as though I am repeating myself over and over concerning many things.

You see, the life of a single parent is a bit much and I can not even speak of it in a way that does not include the word "challenging." And that is not the only concern that I have, due to the many difficulties faced and obstacles I have come across in life, yet I am sure I will have discussed it along the way.

You see, the bible says in Matthew 6:33 KJV

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

This to me seems a to become a bit of a challenge. SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS? How? What do I do on a daily basis to make this a priority? How do I add this into such a busy schedule? Will this help change my teenage children and get them to respond to the things I ask of them? Will this help me to not feel so overwhelmed and focused on the "I wish I hads" or "if only I coulds"?

What exactly does this kind of life look like? Is this possible to even obtain or is it too late for us?

Another way of putting it:

Matthew 6:33 HCSB

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

Added. Provided. Really?

Or how about:

Matthew 6:33 MSG

Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Wow! DO NOT WORRY!!! ALL my everyday human concerns WILL BE MET?

I think that because of my coming from a dysfunctional home and then trying to raise one myself, a normal family that is, I have come to worry a lot about too many things because I have always looked more at the circumstance or situation. I had not yet developed a mind set on looking into G-d's WORD and promises instead. So I realize how much of a challenge this will be for me. To start off I would have to say that "I want to become ALL that G-d has created me to be. Yet I do feel that I have a long way to go, as I have been "stained" or "contaminated" by the world; as the bible states in the book of James when speaking that this not be the case. It's hard for me to not complain or worry and instead to feel that all my concerns will be met as the scripture mentioned above. Like many others, I been thrown into a series of tests and I want so much to continue to seek G-D through it all. I had decided to record my process and testimony, in hope that it may help some of you get through what you now face.

I have been pondering about this life; the mind of one that "seeks the kingdom of GOD" above all things and does not let situations or circumstances get in the way. I have thought on it long enough and feel that its time that I put GOD's Word into practice and aim at being who I was created to be.

How does one gain this mindset? Where do I begin?

Life apart from GOD's plan only will and has ended up feeling somewhat overwhelming and out of control. I am not sure about you and can only speak for myself but its not easy living out the "Word of GOD" in my own strength. I have had it up to here ---> and I no longer want to feel this strife and want to experience this joy and freedom available to me according to the bible. Therefore this blog is my way of letting GOD (Yahweh) know that I will do as He requests. I will seek the kingdom of (GOD) and hope that what I go through, face, and learn will be used to give Yahweh (GOD) glory as well as be a tool for the next person to have as a spiritual guide.


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