Thursday, May 31, 2012


I Corinthians 16:13 NAS
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

My husband and I decided it was time to sell our rental house so we contacted a realtor friend of ours to discuss our options and what we needed to do. We had downsized about four years ago but the market for housing sales wasn't too good at the time. So we thought it was best to rent the house.

Our realtor put everything together for us and contacted the tenants. Our home would soon be vacant and that meant two house payments again. We had been loosing quite a bit of money each month to begin with, but with the thought of now another payment, well it was a bit over whelming.

I go to God with all kinds of I wants and please let me have this or that. So going to Him about the sale of the house was natural. I know in my heart and mind God is in control. I also know it is in His timing and not mine. After praying I felt at peace knowing He will take care of it.

But there it was......that little nudging began. Satan sitting on my shoulder whispering in my ear. What if the house doesn't sell right away? What if the house will need so many repairs you will be deeper in debt? What if, what if, what if........ Satan has a way of worming his way into your everyday life ever so subtly. You start to doubt.

Knee time.

Dear Father I am so glad I can turn to you for everything. Thank you for taking care of my life. I know I am not in control, You are. Thank you for loving me and keeping the evil one where he belongs, far from me. Amen.

Monday, May 7, 2012


Psalm 105: 1-4 NIV

1. Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Call on Him and His holy name, El Elyon, The Most High God; Jehovah, The Lord That Healeth; Adonai, Lord, Master
Let Him know what He has done in your life and thank Him for it. Give praises to His Holy Name.

2. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Shout for joy and give Him recognition for your health, your family, your spouse, your job and the money to pay your bills. Praise Him for each day He gives you, for the ability to see and smell the flowers or the fresh rain He has sent you. Praise Him for the deep valleys you walk through.

3. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Give Him all the glory that is due Him. Without Him there was and is nothing. No majestic, snow, covered mountains, deep gorges with rivers running through, forrests filled with trees and animals, no birds of the air, no sun or moon.

4. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Ask Him, El Shaddai, The All-Sufficient One, to be with you every day and to guide you in all you do. Meditate with Him, clear your mind and speak to Him. Let Him be your refuge daily. Without Him you could not walk through those deep valleys.

Dear Heavenly Father fill me with spirit each day and guide me to do Your will and not mine. Thank you for all You do in my life. Amen.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Whorship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and
praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness
continues through all generation.

My husband and I had been sick for a few weeks and every day was a challenge. It was a challenge to get out of bed to let the dogs out, to put the food in their bowls, fix a bowl of soup for each of us, let alone make sure the laundry was done and things picked up.

I let my daily Bible reading slack, zoned out in my rocker watching mindless television shows.

In my quiet time before bed I talked to my Father, apologized for letting things slip, thanked Him for giving me another day, and asked for still a new day tomorrow.

Through the agony of coughing, fever, blowing my nose, and asking for health for my husband, God knew what was in my heart. Praise God, my all-knowing Father.

He held me in His hands through all of the sickness and returned me to health to praise Him. My Heavenly Father who is faithful and loving. Great is Hid love.

Dear Father thank you for Your love and forgiveness of this daugher. You are the Master of my life. You answer my prayers. I praise Your Holy Name every day. Amen.