Daily Archives: November 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday and Happy Birthday Denise!!

Thankful Thursday is a special day! It is incredible what God is doing among us!

My heart is overflowing with His goodness! I choose to seek Him—and leave the problems. I choose to celebrate friends and their encouraging ways…I choose to seek Him in His word! I choose joy—in the midst of problems—I choose Christ.

A message and cake for Denise of ShortyBear’s Place…
You are a treasured friend…

A blessing to hundreds!—Thousands!

I am blessed to know you! I pray that the Lord fills your day with delights, surprises, joys and healing!

Ladies, I have to tell you again, if you have the opportunity to get the Bible Study book, 90 Days with the One and Only, get it. Do the study on your own. I cannot express how it has affected my heart and life in these past 81 days. We’ve not many more to go. I am looking forward with GREAT anticipation to what HE guides us to next! You will find me on the Sisters of Faith site today—Thursday.

Be encouraged sisters, when the news spills it’s gloom and doom of the day…look toward the sky, push the hair behind your ears to hear better….is that Gabriel beginning to blow?

I love you all! I look forward to a great reunion in heaven….a special time of gathering for those blogging hard for Christ Jesus!

Thank you Iris for taking us to the place of testifying for Christ! Visit Iris for more thankful hearts!

He is MORE than enough for ME! Praise Him today—on this Thankful THURSDAY!

Day Eighty

Read Mark 14:32-42

Here they are now in the garden of Gethsemane, praying- supposed to be watching and praying, but it looks like they’re sleeping. They’ve sung the song, now it’s time to pray. Jesus prayed. Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to “watch and pray” in vs. 38, “lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.” Ever felt like that? I have. Sometimes my alarm goes off in the morning and I remind the Lord that I’m still tired and I don’t feel like I’ve had enough sleep, but when I go ahead and get up I’m blessed, but when my flesh rules, I’m rushed and my time with my “Abba” is cut short. He waits patiently for me at our “meeting place,” which is a little peach-ish colored chair in a corner of my dining room. If I’m late- he is still waiting, and I lose that precious time in His presence. Help me Lord, give more time to you! I want more of you time and less of me time.

My earthly father was not around very much, while I was growing up. As a matter of fact, rarely, but my Heavenly Father is near me everyday. I loved Beth’s insight for us on the word “Abba.” I’m so thankful I can call Him- my “Dear Father.” As I read today’s devotion, I couldn’t help but think about my own son and how much I love him and how it would hurt to know, if he were in desperation calling out to me and I had to let him suffer to save someone else’s life. Jesus loved us so much, He pressed forward to the will of the Father. He asked to let the cup pass, but yet He remembered us and His Father’s plan for us and was willing to give His life. Thank you Lord!!!

Vs. 39 says: “And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.” That lets me know, there is nothing wrong with repeatedly making our requests known to the Lord. If we have to pray about something everyday until the victory comes, it’s okay. I have a tendency to want to talk about something until I wear it out so-to-speak. But, the whole time I’m talking about it, I’m letting go of some of the worry. Maybe this counts for prayer, maybe I should spend more time praying about it and less talking and the worry would be less and less. My husband would probably fall out. I’m going to work on this!

Dear Father, thank you for sending your only son to die on the cross for our sins that we could live in Heaven someday. Thank you, that His life does not end on the cross but He rose again and lives today! Please, bless our sweet sisters that have joined us on this 90 day journey. I’ve been blessed and every day it seems to get richer. I pray the remaining days will be the miracle days for us all in this study as we draw close to your side. In Jesus Holy Name–Amen.

Keeping the Faith,


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