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Monday, July 10, 2006


Forever is longer than one can put into words. It's too long to carry a grudge. I honestly believe that when someone hurts you and does you wrong, that it gives them power over you as long as you hold it against them. Until the minute that you completely and totally forgive them, you are giving them power over every element of your life.
Anger and resentment will eat away at your heart, even a precious and gentle heart, like the cancer that it is.
I believe that we must forgive, and forgive completely, as much for ourselves as for the ones we are forgiving. We can not say that we forgive someone and still wish them hurt and pain. It's only when we can honestly hope that the person that has wronged us will walk along side the Lord and be blessed, that we can say that we have truly forgiven them. And it's only then, that we, also, can once again walk along side our Lord and be blessed.

Please forgive me of my mistakes. See my heart, know my mind and convict me of where I err. I wish with all that is within me to be free to worship You, to hear You clearly and to do Your will in my life. Help me to teach this to my children by being an example, Lord.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Friday, July 07, 2006


This song has been put on my heart today to share, and I must be obedient.

Praise The Lord ~ by Russ Taff

When you're up against a struggle
That's shattered all your dreams
And your hopes been cruely crushed
By Satan's manifested schemes.
And you feel the urge within you
To submit to earthyly fears
Don't let the faith your standing in
Seem to disappear

Praise the Lord.He will work for those who praise Him
Praise the Lord. For our God inhabits praise.
Praise the Lord.And those chains that seem to bind you
Serve only to remind you.
As they fall powerless behind you.
When you praise Him.

Satan is a liar and he wants to make us think
That we are paupers, when we know ourselves
We're children of the King.
So lift up the mighty shield of faith
For the battle must be won
Remember Jesus Christ has risen
So the works already done.

Praise the Lord.He will work for those who praise Him
Praise the Lord. For our God inhabits praise.
Praise the Lord.And those chains that seem to bind you
Serve only to remind you.
As they fall powerless behind you.
When you praise Him.

I confess my sins before You, and I ask You to forgive me my wrongs. I pray that You would convict me to remember that I must renew my mind minute by minute to keep You first and formeost in my mind. For when I do, Lord, all things become clear.
I love You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I Will Trust

When new trouble throws itself into our path, we have choices. We can back up, and run. We can beg for mercy. Or, we can realize that it is not in our path, but that it is us that is in it's path. Trouble, pain,'s not of God, it's of Satan. When we are on God's path, doing God's will, and enjoying the fruits of our labor or obedience, we are actually in Satan's way. He has no desire for us to bear the fruits of God, it could be contagious to those we encounter. Satan will throw every possible curve and roadblock in our way, not only to discourage our faith and our blessings, but to keep us from spreading it to others.
The best defense that I've found is remembering what God has seen me through before. To remember that He has never let me down and He has made roads for me where it seemed impossible to be any.
It's Satan's hope that we will focus on the problem directly in front of us, and not on the miracles and mercies of our yesterdays. Satan, above all things, is a deceiver...and a good one, he's had much practice. He rejoices in our fear.
This is where I'm smiling. Fear has no place in God. Fear is a natural emotion, and it's common for it to hit us. However, the Word tells us to renew our minds, and when we do, there is no fear. There are only memories, recalling all of the many, many times God has seen us through the trials and tribulations that at the time (when we gave place to satan's fear) seemed overwhelming. But remembering that we got through it, that we were victorious through God, our loving Father, with whom nothing is impossible...then peace comes. And we smile. And that peace, that smile, that trust that the Lord our God is stronger than any circumstance or situation thrown our way, is the dynamite that blows Satan's roadblock right out of our path that God has given us to travel. It is Satan that will have to find a new road this time, because once again, he lost his right to the path that I am traveling.

I ask you to forgive me for any fear that I have allowed into my life, into my heart and into my mind. I thank You, Lord, that You have wiped my tears and held my heart in the palm of your hands. You, alone, will I focus on. I thank You for the love You have shown me, the many, many ways that You prove to me that I have no need to fear, that You are always with me. You, thank you Jesus, will never walk out on me, never abandon myself or my children and will make a way where sometimes it seems there isn't one. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible with You.
I thank You for the joy You have given me, and that You are faithful to Your promises.
In the name of Jesus, my one and only Lord and Savior, I pray. Amen.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My Constant

God is our rock, our foundation, and nothing will separate us from His love.

Father, I thank You for proving Your love to me minute by minute. You alone are my security blanket in a world that is constantly changing.
I love You, I trust You and I praise You for the way You love me unconditionally and continuously. In Christ I pray, Amen.