Monday, August 10, 2009

Spending a day in His presence

I decided a few days ago to fast today. I need to seek His guidance, listen for his teaching, and ask for a mountain to be moved. When I woke up this morning I had the following email from the mom of a child in my daughter's preschool class two years ago whom I have seen in passing once in the last year.

"Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

May you know of God's love for you today!

Melissa ;-)

It might have been a forward, there was a decent amount of recipients. But I claimed it as a word spoken directly to me. I have "met" two new bloggy friends today who have offered encouragement and a favorite blog once again spoke His truth to my heart through the message posted. I've confessed, I've sought guidance, I've made my pleas known. I've been in His word, I've been on my knees. My kids have even been incredibly cooperative (not that common around here).

But that pesky Satan continues to strike. I've just had one huge downer of a phone call. There is some major tension in the air.

Yet I will continue to stand firm in my faith. I know nothing is impossible for my God! He is faithful and will see me through. I am drawing close and I will not give up!

We watched Facing the Giants The Giants with the girls last week. I keep remembering the overriding message- NOTHING is impossible for God.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Joshua 1:9
...Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Psalm 37:4,7
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass ... Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Isaiah 58:11
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.



TanyaLea said...

oh Kelly,

These scriptures are all amongst my favorite Bible verses...I think I'm going to print them off and hang them where I can view them each day. I've been feeling a good amount of stress lately myself, so I needed this post. Thank you for sharing your heart with us! I pray that whatever the enemy is trying to attack you or your family with, fill fall, in Jesus' name. He is under your feet, so don't forget to remind him of that daily... because "GREATER is Jesus in you, then he that is in the world." Praise God for His unfailing love!

Blessings and Hugs,

Adeye said...

My friend--stand, stand and stand some more. Do not give up or doubt God's faithfulness in your life. This IS your time of going through the Refiners Fire. You will come out the other side a yielded vessel--ready to do whatever He calls you to do. I can hardly wait to see how things unfold :)

Tara Anderson said...

If Satan is striking, then you can rest assured that you are on the right path! The enemy only tries to stop you when he knows that your actions are making a kingdom impact! That simple little truth brings me much encouragement when the enemy shows up (which he's been doing alot around here lately!) and I hope it does the same for you.