Saturday, December 24, 2011


Who wouldn't serve the One true God?

I mean, look in your life and see it.  Really see it.  There has to be one God moment somewhere in there.  I have asked for him to be revealed to me in a Big way and boy, Nelly, He did.  As I ask him this morning (and all through  the night) to stop the pain in my shoulders, I read Eph 3:20, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for  ever and ever! Amen." I know that God will make me whole again.  I can't know if it is here on earth, but he has been miraculous before in my life with my loved ones around me, so why not for me?  Having that hope is what leads us to him in the first place.  As the truth says, he can do immeasurably more than I can imagine! I have also asked the Lord for me to never forget, never be comfortable enough that I am living on my own (hmmm wonder if that is whats going on with my body?).  I "no longer [want to] be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here an there by every wind of teaching and by the cumming and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, [I] will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."  Eph 4:14-16

"In [my] anger do not sin." "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." This alone is a powerful truth.  How many of us, I know I have, said something to hurt someone out of anger.  I pray daily that I would lift my children up and not provoke or harm them.  As my daughter gets older, I am praying this several times a day.  LOL

Wives by submissive to your husbands.  I used to have a real problem with this truth, but as I have spent years in the word, bible studies, and living a married life for 13 years I realized that being submissive to my husband is a blessing from the Lord.  He, the Lord, has always proved his word in every situation.

The whole armour of God:

Belt of Truth                               God's truth can defeat Satan's lies.
Breastplate of Righteousness       Satan often attacks our hearts-the seat of our emotions, welf-worth, and 
                                                  trust.  God's righteousness is the breastplate that protects our hearts and
                                                  ensures his approval.  he approves of us because he loves us and sent his
                                                  son to die for us.
Footgear of Good News            Gives us the motivation to continue to proclaim the true peace that is
                                                  available in God-News everyone needs to hear.
Shield of Faith                            Protects us from Satan's flaming arrows.  With God's perspective, we can
                                                  see beyond our circumstances and know that ultimate victory is ours.
Helmet of Salvation                    The helmet protects our minds from doubting God's saving work for us.
Sword of the Spirit                     The sword is the only weapon of offensive in this list of armor.  There are
                                                  times when we need to take the offensive against Satan. When we are
                                                  tempted, we need to trust in the truth of God's Word.

Thank you Lord for asking Brent to encourage us to get into your Word more.  I want to read her word in its entirety, not just for doing it, but to write the words on my heart.  Your truth is what sets me free and is my only defense weapon against the one who comes to kill and destroy me.  I pray that today will not be a defeat.  I lift up our Angel Tree Christmas Party, My visit with Grandmother, and whatever else we may do.  I lift them so that you can bless them and allow your Glory to shine through them.  Thank you for Wayne's job, I pray that he will be home a lot earlier than expected today.  I pray that sleep will be easy for him and everyone who sleeps here tonight.  Let us celebrate you coming here on this earth to be sin for us.  You endured so much, I shouldn't complain about my failing body.  But you came, to give us hope, life, and a future.  So I do continue to pray that you will take all my pain away, heal my body, and restore it to what you created it to be.  Lastly, I pray for all those who venture here to this blog.  I pray that their lives would be filled with your Spirit and would pour out your Love.  In all these things I pray in your precious son's name-Jesus.  Amen. 

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