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Testimonies of a Christian and lessons learned on the journey. Psalm 119:2

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A Psalm of Hope

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself in the midst of a struggle. This is a psalm I wrote to cope with frustrations, but also reminding me of the God I serve. I pray that it encourages you.

 

Oh God, you have hidden me from man!  You make me to be quiet in the face of my inner turmoil.  I cannot be comforted by others words nor does my heart understand the wait. Yet God, you will keep me.  You will sustain me.  You will not forget your servant.  Though I have failed you time and time again, you accept my remorseful heart and lift me up out of my condemnation.  You will not forget my name though you take your time to call it out loud.  When you call me I will come running and I will rejoice for you will remember your servant.  You will sing over me and rejoice with me.  I know full well that I belong to you and that the enemy cannot take me.  You have fought the darkest waters and saved my drowning soul.  You love your servant though your voice is quiet.  Oh God I call out to you in my tears, do not forget me here!  If it is not my time to come home to you, make my waters here sweet.  Let there be dancing and singing.  For I know that I do not deserve the honor, but oh God that you would elevate an unworthy servant for your namesake! Your glory would be my claim to righteousness. I AM your beloved.  I am your daughter and your body.  You cannot forsake your hands or your feet and I walk this life for you though at times, it may be a painful crawl.  I look to you to be my rescue.  You will rescue me from my doubt, my own fleshly desires, my sins and my fear. Lord I will call to you and you will come swiftly for you hear my prayers.

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The Truth About “The Promise”

Reflection on God’s Promise

His Love is Better Than Wine

I’m in a prayer group for women who are standing on the Lord’s promise to bring them the man He has chosen for them. Wow, just typing that first sentence makes me feel super vulnerable! I never want people to think I’m “thirsty” or “weak” in this area, but I’m finding the balance with being transparent about my own struggles. I’ve been super encouraged by this group, which consists of women over 30 who are married, divorced and single (never married). The married individuals are requesting prayer for their marriages, because, well, marriage is hard. Whether married or single, we are all brought together with this one desire: to receive God’s promises for our lives.

There are so many scriptures in the Bible that speak on this topic. God wants to bless His children. He LOVES to give them good gifts. And whatever our status in life is, whatever lot…

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A Babe Was Born, Did You Miss It?

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One prayer that I frequently pray for myself is: “God help me to see you move today in my life or someone else’s.  God don’t let me miss you today!”

Today in church was a pretty typical service, except that it really wasn’t.  The strange thing is that I guarantee you most people missed it.  We went through the typical things -singing the songs, reading the scriptures, praying for people in need, getting a word from the pastor…and then the closing song.  The closing song was a pretty ordinary song, (so much so that I don’t remember the words or what it was even called).  However, there was a gentleman in the very back row with his wife so moved by the song, and the Christmas spirit, that at the end of the song he shouts “Hope was born!”  Now it wasn’t so loud that people on the other side of the church would hear it, but it was loud enough that those in rows close to him were startled, except, dear reader, for me.  Read more…

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