Today’s Word: Long
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.
There are those who say this Ebola is judgement from God, to a sinning nation. Others, believe it’s a conspiracy from the government to thin the population. All I know is that this is a disease that has the potential to be very deadly.
I choose not to fear it, for in the fearing of it, I convince myself that my God is less than a virus, less than a bacteria. He is SO much more than Ebola, He’s more than the USA government, He Is More.
This nation has fallen away from Him.
This nation has allow pride, and selfish ways to govern our laws, and culture for far too long.
It would be in His right to discipline us, to remind us of His Sovereignty.
Many of you, at this point in what I’ve written, will not agree with me. Might even laugh at me. Or get mad at me.
It’s not my intention, though I’ve been ready to face such reactions.
This world will face more and more deprivation, diseases, perverted sense of right and wrong, perverted beliefs of family, love, moral character, and equality.
For a long time, I’ve known that my faith will polarize me…will separate me from those I call friend. Even family.
It’s easy to sit here, safe in my home, and type this up. To not face the derision face to face.
But one day, I will have to make this choice in the face of those who hate me, and hate my Lord Christ Jesus.
One day, I will have to make my actions match my words, and choose Christ Jesus over all else.
Even my husband.
Even my children.
Even my very own life.
Today’s word: Adjust
Yesterday’s word: Life
It seems that life always adjusts, huh?
Today we lay the ashes of our son, Michael, to rest. We know where we will do it, we have memories there as a small family. I feel peace about this…
And really, I can’t think of anything else right now…but to do it, and pray for those lives his life has touched. And those who in death, he has touched.
Today’s post is short and sweet, as was his life. The impact his life has had, is not measurable.
Thank you Lord, for the brief time we had him here with us.
Today’s Word: Away
Away he goes, to explore, to change the world.
He runs, jumps, and leaps off of things.
Testing his abilities, and the strength of his mother’s heart.
Away he goes, to change the world…
His eyes shine
His smile lights up the world
His curiosity cannot be matched
His strong body carries him where he wants to go.
His arms hug me tight
His laughter brightens my day
His ability to tune me out, makes me laugh.
His is all boy, all curious, all the time.
Today’s Word: Work
I isee the light on in the window, and know that someone is home. The warmth beckons me in, but I hesitate.
To enter into that warm place means I have to let go, let it in, let it out.
I have to give work it’s place, and let the hard work begin.
To go in, means to let go of the hard things, and face what hurts most.
For the sweet release of fear, anxiety and pain.
For the gift of freedom to truly enter into my heart.
I don’t want to do it.
But I do it anyways.
Today’s Word: Rest
How can I rest, how can my spirit rest, when it longs for something do deeply?
How can I rest, when I don’t have a grasp on things that pull at my attention?
I think I know what I need to do…I KNOW I know what I need to do.
Oh…but oh, can I do it?
Lord…help me, because I need to rest in Your truth, but too many things take my eyes from you lately.
Give my heart the strength to just say no, to just let go.
How can I rest, when my spirit is heavy laden, and full of selfish desires?