Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

I often find myself re-reading each post.  I started doing it because I write so early in the morning.  I start while my first cup of coffee is brewing and end with my last sip.  Yesterday, I wrote about fear and trusting in the love Christ has for us.  And like everything in my life, I got tested not 12 hours later.

The incident in question revolves around my youngest son and a coach he adores.  Through a technicality and a change in rules, the school he has chosen has decided to let go of a very good coach.  I will always owe him a great deal.  He believed in my son, long before he believed in himself. It's a rare attribute to be able to take a young mind and help them to realize their potential, but this man did that for my son.  I am asking everyone that reads this blog to pray for him.  He has many wonderful qualities and time after time encounters huge obstacles.  If you would take a moment today and ask the Lord to protect him and his family, I would truly be indebted to all of you.  Christ is working on him and I hope He gets him.

Again my faith was tested, the fear creeped in. So, I called one of my friends, we talked and she prayed with me.  It happens to be the same friend I have walked beside for months.  It's wonderful when your friend can repeat back your words and they are so Holy, you know they were never yours in the first place.

So, today I stand on what I have been saying.  I will cast my fear to the sea.  I will pray for the coach and my son that God would direct them and keep them all of their days.  I will stand on what I believe and that's that even though this doesn't look good, God has a mightier plan.  No matter what, I will stand on what the Bible says and what God will provide.  I don't have any idea what that looks like right now but I do know that He has a perfect plan and I will align my will to His.

Please pray for this situation and let me know how I can pray for you.  If I must be tested to become more like Jesus then I will be tested.  I want to know Him better, believe in Him more and always have faith that His will is the best.  I don't understand everything that happens but I was never meant too. He is in charge of His people and I am just one of many He has chosen.

If you find yourself in a similar situation today, being tested to believe Christ is enough, just say it out loud.  I did yesterday.  I cried out to God and said Your will be done.  I'm not God and I have no idea what He will do with my son's life.  Who would have thought he would be 6'7" tall and love basketball, he was always a baseball player.  Things change, life changes and with the changes, we must trust in our Holy Father.  Go before Him today and ask for Your will to be aligned with His.  I'm doing it right now and will rest in any decision He makes.  Because at the end of the day, He is omnipotent and I'm just me!

Psalm 41: 10-13 NKJV

     But You , O, Lord, be merciful to me, and raise me up.  That I may repay them.  By this I know that You are well pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.  As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, and set me before Your face forever.  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting!  AMEN and AMEN.

Jeremiah 10: 12 NKJV:

      He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

Who am I to do this in my own strength?  I would be a fool and so would you.  It's time we all believe in a Savior that is greater than anything we can imagine.  There isn't a soul on earth that has created the beauty or replicated the vastness of this earth.  Only God made this! We are His people and we are in His time.  Let's take the opportunity He has given each one of us today to call a friend, pray for a stranger, lift someone up and make Christ known today.  There will always be setbacks but at the end of the day, He is ALWAYS worthy!

My prayer today:

O, Heavenly Father, I come before You seeking Your wisdom, Your discernment, Your path.  Every time I step out an obstacle gets thrown in my path and I find joy that I can look up and always see You in the midst of it.  I know life isn't perfect and fear can creep in but I am going to stand on faith and Your love that You will move mountains, change courses and align my families will with Yours.  We are all in this together.  My sisters are crying out to You asking for Your will to be done in their lives.  We want to be women that in any circumstance can and will find You.  It may take us fifteen minutes or a day, but I want us on our knees begging for Your mercy and asking for Your grace.  We don't deserve You and often times I feel as though my problems are small in comparison; but You know all that and You love me anyway.  Love my sisters today as they worship You.  We ask You to change our hearts, provide our paths and watch over us daily.  Give us eyes to see those areas of our life that are sinful and help us change them.  We can't change anything without You and really, we don't want to.  We are sheep in a valley, wandering and wondering, "Where is our shepherd?"  And then in a moment, we look up and see You in everything.  May the power of the cross be on our families as we deal with this life and may we become better servants because of them.  In Jesus Name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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