Friday, February 26, 2016

My Life is a Prayer - February 26, 2016

I spent many hours praying last night. Pouring my heart out and giving the heartbreak to my Father. And it took continual prayer to keep the ploys of the enemy out of my thoughts and seeking my Father at the front of my thoughts. I never really think of myself as a worrier, but I do have a few things that I have true, deep concern about.

Today, LORD, help me in constructive, productive and prayerful ways to bring these things completely to You to resolve my heart. I cannot share the heartbreak that is weighing so heavily on me, but I can share some of the thoughts that came after much prayer and meditation. We know that the things of this world are temporary. Our life here is but a flicker, in the entirety of eternity. When we are facing giants, or going through storms, or dealing with difficult people, or fighting through our own hurt, we can know 100% that our God is in this fight with us, WHEN WE SUBMIT to Him.

This is the hardest thing for us to do.

His purpose, as lived out in this flesh can often 'feel' off, wrong or uncomfortable. Until we can live for Him, trust Him wholly, belief He is for us, anchor our lives in His Word, we will feel our way through, rather than allowing Him to lead us through. Feelings keep us in fleshly bondage and will ultimately fail us, following Christ frees us to live in hope, truth and grace and will allow us to realize the many mercies and favors of our living God, Father, Savior and Helper.

Help us LORD to let go of our feelings and hold onto Your Word, promises and live in the hope you so desire for us. Don't be so resolved in your decisions that you won't allow God to work in your situation and heartache. Miracles happen all the time... God's power in our lives is beyond our comprehension and imagination. Let your decision be to ALLOW GOD TO TAKE OVER.... And you to submit!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Quick Thought - February 25, 2016

View yourself as s child of God first... Put your illness on the back burner.

Don't pretend... Be real... Find something to be real about... Gratitude searching... Changing focus. I'm not harping.... Just sharing that it's a tough thing to do.

Thankful Life - February 25, 2016

Hey everyone... I know so many are suffering in some way or another... I want to thank those who are able to keep the hope going through sharing. I have had such a difficult time focusing on the ministry. I had been doing better, hense the medication break for three weeks. But oh my goodness... my pain levels have gone from moderate to severe almost overnight. I cannot tell you how horrible the pain in so many parts of my body is. I had reprieve last night, for a few hours as I slept. But woke up and spent 2 hours trying to focus on something else. Abx start again today. Thanks all for your prayers... and I continue to pray for our group here.

I was sharing with Chris (my husband) last night, it's amazing how so much seems to work just like a light switch, and surges. I am grateful to be walking, albiet it labored and painful.

Gracious and merciful Father, thank You for the many gifts I receive. The new granddaughter I get to enjoy, cherish and love intently. Thank You for friends here, who in their own struggles encourage, pray for and console my heart, soul and mind. Thank You God for Your Word, Your mercies seen, unseen and to come. Thank You for giving me life and hope and assurance. In this trial LORD, thank You for the glimpses of Your favor and mercy, for the heart that desires to seek You more and hold onto and live out Your HOPE. Help us Father to never lose sight of Your gift of life everlasting, hope eternal, grace abounding and You IN US. Help us to struggle victoriously and go through the valleys and desert with EYES UP, hearts open and arms outstretched to receive all that YOU HAVE FOR US. Help us to be grateful in the downs and even spiral downs. Help us to hold dear the Spirit of life that dwells so beautifully in us. Let the pain be a conduit for us to see You more clearly and wholly. Let us live out Christ-like in BOLD AND ATTRACTIVE ways, in the strength and wholeness of the Spirit. Amen...

Isaiah 55New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Free Offer of Mercy
55 “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [a]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
2 “Why do you [b]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
3 “Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that [c]you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [d]shown to David.
4 “Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
A leader and commander for the peoples.
5 “Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And [e]it will be a [f]memorial to the Lord,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”


Shawn Delia Boreta

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