Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chiseled

Someone posted this on a site I follow, I thought it was amazing and wanted to share this deep and profound message. It is so true and spoke to my heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhfUzodLRvk&feature=player_embedded

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

GRACE GRACE GRACE



John 1:16

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

This verse says so much in such a short amount of words. The Lord has given us blessing after blessing through His grace. But imagine the blessings that we will receive when we extend grace to each other. I recently had to extend grace to someone that just rubs me the wrong way on a daily basis and when I returned from the She Speaks conference all that I could hear was the words "grace grace grace" when confronted yet again by this person's undesireable attitude. As a result the Lord just amazed me through out the rest of my day with the blessings that I received. So, in closing remember God has extended us grace throught Jesus Christ, so pass that grace on and extended to others in your life. After all we are all human and fall short of the glory of God.

Monday, July 25, 2011

She Speaks 2011


The end of She Speaks....So sad to see. I was asked to sum up what I had experienced into one sentence and I could only say wow at first. But ultimately I said God has given me an even closer and more joyful relationship with Him. More than I could ever imagine. I am ready to be the clay for him and let Him mold me into what he wants ...me to be, to glorify Him. I have been poured into and filled to the brim with God's wonderfulness. I was on the verge of giving up but so glad I did not. The Lord has a plan for me and I just need to relax and let Him do his work through me. I would like to say thank you for all the prayers, they were fulfilled over and beyond what was being asked as God always does. I want to thank all the women who made me fill like I had a whole new group of friends and sisters. I am just in awe of the while experience and I am ready for more. So I have a year to have God work on me and prepare me to be a walking, speaking, writing testimony for His kingdom.
...And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord, to glorify Him. Isaiah 61:3 (CSB)
    (this is what I want to be called)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

She Speaks Speech #2


The Lord has been doing a mighty work in me over the past few months. Actually the past 2 years. This has caused my relationship with Him to grow stronger and more personal. He has been what they say, my “BFF” and has made it possible for me to go through all that I am encountering at this time.

            As a result of this it has brought me such joy in praising and rejoicing in the Lord.

            Through all this the Lord has have laid several scriptures on my heart for me to meditate on. The first being Philippians 4:4, which, calls us to rejoice in the Lord always.

            This is an easy thing to do when your life is going the way that you want it to go. It is not so easy however when there is hardships that you are facing. I mean who wants to do that? Rejoice when you are going through trails and difficulties.

            This scripture is calling us to rejoice in the Lord always which means in the midst of struggles and all situations. The joy of Christians is not based on happy, pleasant circumstances. Instead, it is based on our relationship to God. We will face troubles in this world but we should rejoice in the trails we face because we as Christians know God is using those situations to improve our character and never with the intent to harm us.

            The next scriptures that the Lord lead me to were Philippians 4:6-7, where Paul says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayers and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

            In these scriptures Paul was telling the Philippians to pray about their circumstances instead of worrying over them and to be anxious about nothing. This applies to us today, just as much as it applied to the Philippians. We need to commit our problems to God (no matter what they are) in prayer, trusting that He will provide deliverance.

            The brought these scriptures to me because I am currently in a season of life that requires this type of attitude. Otherwise, I would be a basket case, unable to accomplish anything, because of the anxiety and worry that I would let invade my thoughts and life.

            You see I fell at work injuring my spine, causing 2 herniated discs, resulting in severe pain. And since that day I have not had any real income and have been dependent on the Lord totally to see me through this season. No actually, I should say this storm in my life.

            Through all of this I have found myself praying all the time whenever I can and because of this I have had such tremendous peace over all the financial, emotional, physical pain and other issues I have encountered during this time. This not to say I do not have bad days, actually, I have had both up and down days but the Lord has seen me through all of them. Each day I am reminded that Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

            Without the Lord guiding and watching over me, I do not think (actually I know), I could praise and rejoice in Him during this time of difficulty. In fact, I praise and rejoice in Him even more than I have before and it has brought me closer to the Lord. It also, makes me want to go to the highest place and shout we have such a wonderful, and awesome God who will see us through all things and gives us the strength to do so, even when you feel you can’t.

Speech for She Speaks #1

The following is a speech that I had to share at a conference that I went to that I was lead to share on here:


             Hello I am Unity Faith Miller from Canton, Ohio. I am God’s servant, a single mom of a 9 year old boy named Thaddeus and a nurse.

            Jeremiah 29:11 is a scripture I am sure many of you are familiar with. It says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

            At one point in my life I would not have believed a word of this scripture and probably would have laughed in your face if you would have told me that I had had hope and a future.

            You see, starting at the age five I was rapped for the first time by a family friend, who lead me to believe it was ok. Then I was molested and raped by my brother and other family friends “uncles” as they were called. They also did and had me do other unspeakable things. I also endured physical, verbal and emotional abuse. I felt so alone during this time of my life, I felt like there was no one there for me. Not even God, and though I attended church from early childhood on. I had no connection with God I felt he abandon me.

            My mother could have helped but at the time she was an alcoholic and that seemed more important to her than anything else did. Also, I am the youngest of eleven children and I was more of a nuisance to my siblings than anything else, so I just got lost in the shuffle.

            From the outside looking in we seemed like we had it together. We attended church lived in a decent house and my mother was the president of the PTA at my school.

            I felt so helpless to stop anything that was occurring to me and also thought it was only happening to me but it turned out to be some warped family secret that effected all of us.

            This all could have been stopped when it started because my sister walked in on it occurring and told my mom. But when my mother found out she placed the blame on me at six years old, saying that I should not allow my brother to do “that stuff” to me. As if it were all my fault that what was happening. Christmas Eve 1983 is the day that it was made clear that I would not have anyone to protect me.

            It seemed all anyone wanted me for was for something sexual or something that benefited them. And since my mother opted to side with my abuser, I ended up in children services custody where a list of other issues occurred.

            As a result of all that had happened in my earlier years, I started down a long road of sexual perversions, you name it I did it. I used sex to get what I wanted or thought I wanted because I did not know any better at the time. I used it to search for love (what I thought was love), to get money, to just feel wanted by someone. Eventually, sex was not enough and drugs and alcohol became involved as well.

            During this time I ended up pregnant by a one night stand and had an abortion because I did not want anyone to know that I did not know my baby’s father. Drug and alcohol use escalated after this and I also attempted to take my life several times before and after this but never succeeded. I can see now that it was God’s intervention that I did not succeeded but I did not see that then. Eventually, I ended up pregnant again with my son. The drug and alcohol use stopped while I was pregnant, but started again after he was born.

            About a year after my son was born I met my husband and thought things were going to be different but I soon realized I was an object of sex within my marriage. It seemed as if I did not have a say with the sex that occurred as long as I did it. Things became strained in my marriage due to the sex issues and also due to the fact that I was the only one working and not just one job but three. My husband then turned to the internet to meet women and to look at porn and I in retaliation had an affair to get back at him but I never told him at least not at that time.

            I felt so dirty and horrible after the affair which made things spiral out of control in my marriage. We separated several times and went to marriage counseling but the marriage ended in divorce.

            During the first separation we were supposedly working on ourselves but instead I started using drugs and alcohol at an increasing rate. I almost lost everything. My home (I had no place to stay of my own), my son, my career as a nurse, and my life. I also let myself be used sexually as well during this time, it did not matter I was nothing, at least in my eyes.

            In May of 2006 I had reached my lowest point and while contemplating suicide. The Lord spoke deep into my spirit saying, “My child come home, I am all you need.” Not truly knowing and understanding what this was going to be like I recommitted myself to the Lord and have been growing in my relationship with Him ever since. Going deeper and deeper with every step of obedience.

            So now if you were to ask me what Jeremiah 29:11 means to me. I can truly say the Lord has a plan and a purpose for me and it is not one to harm me and He has given me great hope and excitement for the future.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Many ways the Lord comes to us

The Lord has come to me many times and have showed himself at work in many areas of my life. The following are just some of the ways in which the Lord has come to me. Comforting me through his many roles in my life.


Through all the stress and turmoil.

All we have to do is call out to Thee.

Our Abba Father, Jehovah-Rophe, Jehovah-Jireh,

Jehovah-Shalom and Jehovah-Shammah.

So many things you are to us.

You fill us, soothe us, carry us, provide for us,

Heal and give us great peace.

And all we have to do is lay it all at your feet.

A Cry Out to the Lord

The following is a prayer to the Lord. A heart cry to him.


My Heavenly Father

I lay my burdens at your feet.

And there I sit and I weep.

Cleansing my soul of all this pain.

Also driving away all the shame.

You are my comforter and you bring such peace.

All I have to do is release it.

So that I do without delay.

So it will bring us closer and closer as I obey.
The following piece came from accepting the Lord's forgiveness for my sin of abortion and the healing that he gave me through a group called The Peace Group. Which focuses on women who had had abortions. Allowing us to put a name to our children that were not to be because of our choice of abortion. This outs me in mind of Galations 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has st us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."



A Life Celebrated

Today I celebrate life and the beauty

That could have been.

A life cut short by her mother’s sin.

God above looked down on us both in love.

Knowing us both before we were ever formed.

Giving us His grace and mercy to help

us through this storm.

Though your life was cut short and never

to be on this earth.

God gave you a plan and a purpose.

Through the shame, guilt and grief,

God has shown me your true beauty.

Allowing me to live forgiven and set free.