We have an obligation to know our family. Do we have a desire to understand the depth of pain or hurt that has occurred, as well as continue to stand in faith as we share what we have learned? Are we ready, willing and available to ask questions, step out of our comfort zone and help with a solution? Sometimes it's a simple prayer, sometimes it's reaching out to others for a brother or sister's needs. Sometimes it's speaking truth in love and kindness. Sometimes it's loving unconditionally as they go through their trial. And sometimes it's God's job and all we can do is continue to do what we have been placed here to do most of all - TRUST GOD.
Prepare my heart LORD... with the music that sets my heart straight because You truly are the "air I breathe".
My heart goes out to those in despair today... I have dealt with depression my entire adult life; God's healing hands are amazing...
Victory is already ours. NO DOUBT.
In the U.S. many of us are preparing for a very big "family" day. Don't let the stress of the past get to you. Take a moment and prepare your heart and mind and allow the Spirit to guide your emotions tomorrow. Don't let anything get under your skin. Allow the grace of God to flow to through to the family members that "just rub you the wrong way"... love them in the manner in which Christ loves all of us, despite our flaws, disobedience and stupidity (talking to myself, of course).
Enjoy the day, love the life you have and the family you have for just a minute of eternity.
Love them... through the perfect love of a mighty God.
Take some time tonight and remember that Jesus is right here with you... agree that we must die to self and live to Him.
We are reborn in a beautiful way... you have so much to give in this life. Look in the mirror, reminder yourself, "I see it in me and through me daily because of the Holy Spirit".
Do not let the fear of the unknown rule your day (your life). Stand in His presence and trust the path He guides you to. A wrong turn, no problem, He will correct your steps....
As children of God, we are not people of self-pity, but His people of victory. Let us walk in that confidence through faith - some of us may require daily reminders that we are His. May we pray for those to come along side us and remind us AND PRAY FOR AND WITH US.
"Where is your trust today?
Do you ask yourself that in times of doubt? That is a great question to keep on the tip of your tongue, and at the front of your thoughts.
Now, what is your answer?"
The challenge for you (yes you) today (every day)...
Go the next 48 hours without complaining... yes, even with all your family around for Thanksgiving. What does that mean? No internal, under the breath complaints about anyone, including yourself.
If you mess up... STOP, GIVE IT TO GOD AND BEGIN AGAIN. You will not be perfect, but the idea is to GET BETTER...
Next challenge. Make it through the next 48 hours, then BEGIN AGAIN to create a new habit of seeing the good in every situation.
Just keep God at the forefront of your thoughts brothers and sisters and shut the gate to your mind to all that is of the enemy. He cannot stand up to the limitless power and strength of the Holy Spirit.
A prayer for the despaired, for as a child of God, we can know greatness in our hearts with nothing but hope and joy, let us stand together for one another and those who have not the will to stand.
Father, we lift our brothers and sisters up to You for an overflowing of Your presence right now. We pray for the hold of the enemy to be loosed and the arms of our ever-present Savior through the Holy Spirit take hold. We pray for peace and comfort.
Brothers and sisters, let us stand together now for that amazing resolve in our hearts; let us know that we are amazing beings, bought by the perfecting blood of Christ. Let us stand in prayer and petition that our God, our mighty Father in heaven is bigger than any emotion, especially despair and depression...
Know that you can, in all the power and strength of our LORD fight through. You are so mighty LORD. Let our brother see You right now instead of the despair. We stand in faith LORD and You are right here with us, lifting Steven and shining greatly on his day and this dark moment. Let him see the life in Your light. Amen…
I think of the challenge of despair often and know so many who allow it to take up space in their hearts and minds; and think so many of us just don't verbalize our despair in an outward manner, but we torment our hearts. In this time of thanksgiving, which for me is truly every day, I am reminded often that it is my thoughts, what I hold captive in my mind that gives end to that torment. My prayer is for others to know this same freedom from despair. Let us always give the emotions that harm the heart to God who so greatly desires our hearts to be resolved in truth. It's a daily lesson of walking truly in faith to continue moving in that direction.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.” ~2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (Amplified Bible)
©2012 Giving Thanks Daily, Shawn Boreta