Posted in Living in Today's World, Photography, Time for Sharing, Trusting God

Tested With Forever Love

 This past Wednesday, I was hit by the enemy in a way unlike anything before.  I know the reason he was able to get past my shield of faith was partly due to my extreme weariness from my varied chronic medical conditions.

My oldest and my youngest daughters encouraged me in the Lord on the phone that evening for hours.  My girls repeated back to me what I’ve told them over the years, but to no avail.  I just went to bed and wept bitter tears of fear.  Why?  Because this jab by the enemy, allowed by our Father God to help me grow–like burning off the dross to purify the gold, hit me hard!   To shorten this… the very next morning the issue was resolved.  I giggle now-but it is no laughing matter when we fail to learn from our Father’s allowed tests.  As I praised our Lord Jesus and humbled myself before our Father in heaven as I was extremely saddened by my reaction to this obstacle.  I share this because sometimes we still struggle with the flesh we live in.  We forget, in moments of unexpected trials/troubles/events, who we are in Christ Jesus and that the Lord God Almighty is our Father.  ( rereading Romans 5 and 6 ).

promises2No matter what happens to me in this life… nothing will ever separate me from the love of God.  Standing on the solid Rock and claiming the promises of our Father and Lord Jesus.  Prayerfully… someone may need this today.  ♥ Streim

 

 

 

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Posted in Living in Today's World, Music of the Heart, Praise and Worship

Friday’s Message in Music

Psalm 145: 18-21 “The Lord is righteous to all who call upon Him in truth.   He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;  He also will hear their cry and save them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.
 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His Holy Name
Forever and ever.”

As this song says… all I can do, day after day is say “thank you” to my Father and Lord Jesus Christ.  Submitting unto His will in all the Word teaches.  May your weekend be amazingly blessed by the Glorious God that David praises in Psalm 145.  ♥ Streim
 
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Make sure the switch is on…

lighthouse

 

Jesus spoke to His disciples “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV)

Recently someone told me about a young Christian girl who sought help from prominent older women in her church.  She had experienced a situation of complete failure in her walk with Christ.  So young in Jesus, still awaiting the milk of the Word to nourish her, but no one responded.  Now this precious baby lamb of God is very frightened and angry.  I thank our Lord Jesus ‘another young Christian women’  suggested she spend some time with a common friend of theirs who loves the Lord and is much older in the faith.  The ‘older woman’ in the faith agreed to have coffee with the troubled girl and just talk.  Do you let your light shine…or just talk about it?  Sadly, many claiming our Savior’s name speak the words without walking the walk. Honestly, it takes a daily commitment to the Lord and His work.  This dedication is only accomplished by totally surrendering our will to our Heavenly Father.  Are you sure if your switch is on today..?♥ Streim