Posts tagged ‘strength’

October 9, 2014

My Sanctuary

With recent events like ISIS and Ebola, along with the crazy headlines we see and hear daily. I find myself thinking about God in all this. Where is He and what is He doing. Bigger than that for me personally and bringing it home was my internal feelings and thoughts on all the scariness and the craziness and making sense of it all.

I did find that I couldn’t really make sense of all the madness, but what I did find outside of the fact that I had to ignore the madness, was taking myself to my inner chamber. That is where I spend time with God. That is where I find comfort and peace and joy that only I find in my Abba Father. See, what I realized was, that I don’t have a lot of control on the world around me, but what I can do is spend time meditating with God and praying to Him. On my knees in my closet, that is where I am most safe and comfortable and find myself going when I don’t know what to think about the world around me and the uncertainty.

God is my Rock and my Shield. God gives me the strength to press forward and fight the good fight despite what is going on, and there is a lot of good that is happening around me also. My friendships are being strengthened, my wife and daughter are strong and healthy. My job is great. Spiritually I find myself growing daily and am happy with where my walk is with God almighty. However, I am not complacent and know that daily I need to stay grounded and focused on my Lord and then go into the world and give and bless.

I have noticed the devil’s attacks more visibly as of late. I think that’s because of my closeness with God. That’s OKAY. Recognizing it is vital and since I have been able to recognize it, I have been able to battle it. No one is going to steal my JOY! I keep my eyes on God and however momentary my eyes wonder below, I keep reminding myself that God is for me, He is my refuge and strength.

Eternal Blessings upon you and yours.

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August 5, 2010

Strength

“Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands…and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”  Exodus 17:12

I do believe in strength in numbers.  Scripture discusses how 2 cords are easily broken, but 3 can withstand much.  So it was with Moses.  Aaron and Hur helped hold Moses’ arms up when he was in need.  As we do, when we are in need.  We need friends to help us.  This world is not meant to live in a bubble.  It’s meant to live in the world, but not to be of it.  We need to influence our world in a positive light and when we fall and need help, that’s when our friends are there to help us out.

Thank You to all my Awesome and Wonderful friends out there who have helped me out when I have needed you. I have had a rough few years and I know that without you wonderful friends of mine, I would be in a real tough place.

‘Thank you Father for wonderful friends in my life and in our lives, who make life worth living. Amen.’

June 16, 2009

2 things you need to know

Jesus said to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself.   He also stated that to do these 2 things sums up all Old Testament laws and against these 2 things there are no laws.  How beautiful it is to know that God is LOVE and if we love we will be blessed and be a blessing.  Let’s follow what Christ told us and love…ALL…period.

March 3, 2009

tuesday’s good news

I received this Good Word from a brother in Christ yesterday and had to share it.  I hope it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.

Yours is the mighty power and glory and victory and majesty.  Everything

in the heavens and the earth is yours, o Lord, and this is your kingdom.

We adore you as being in control of everything.  Riches and honor come

from you alone, and you are the ruler of all mankind; your hand controls

power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great

and given strength.

1 Chronicles 29:11, 12

December 16, 2008

Psalm 23

Is one of my favorite Psalms.  It gives me joy, comfort and strength in times of need.  Read it and memorize it if you can.  I have and I try to mix that Psalm up with the Lord’s prayer when I go to sleep every evening. 

“He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies”    That’s powerful!  To think that God will do this for you, gives me comfort in times of trials and attacks.

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures”  This gives me joy, because I know He will give me rest when I need it the most.

“Yea though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear NO evil, for YOU are with me”  This is my strength part.  He’s there to support me and guide me.

Memorize this Psalm, as it will give you what it has given me for many years now-comfort, joy and strength.

April 16, 2008

to whom much is given…

To whom much is given, Much is required.  How does that statement make you feel? 

For me it is a powerful statement.  For one, it makes me think about the things I currently have and are blessed with.  Wife, pets, family, job and tangible items.  All of these things were given to me and I must be a good steward of these things.  In other words, I have to take care of these people, things, items and be responsible.  That’s a lot to ask of one person, yet we are called to this.  I believe that the more responsible we are with the blessings of all the above the more that we will be given a bigger portion to take care of. 

What happens when we fail though?  Let’s face it, we all fall short and fail from time to time.  Even daily at times.  Yet we must persevere through the failings, the trials and tribulations that come our way…daily.

I think about the things that God has given me and I know that I have failed in the past and continue to fail today with family relationships, with friends that come in and out of my life.  It’s a hard task to be put to, isn’t it?  

I will continue to persevere and try with God’s help to be the best man I can be.  For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and that’s how I can become better with the responsibilities that I have been given, even though I fail at times.  Father Forgive Me!

In the daily calendar I was given a couple years ago from the “Prayer of Jabez”, a day stood out to me that I keep posted up on my wall in my office and it reads:

The further you go in your journey, the more protection from temptation matters.  Several factors combine to put you at greater risk:  Your decision, example and influence affect more people;  Your opportunities may leave you spiritually, physically and emotionally depleted;  Your successes in significant ministry may convince you that you are less vulnerable instead of more;  Your accountability to God is greater.