Thursday, August 28, 2008

I am not alone

I am not alone, not only is God always with me - but my friends and family are never far off. Fiends and family are a lot like God, you have to go to them when their support is needed. Just like with God, who I must cry out to - also I must cry out to my friends and family. It seems more humbling to me to cry out to those around me then to God in my quite time. Why does it surprise me that when I have a hard day, I let others around me know - I become filled with the Holy Spirit in ways that I could never imagine ... because WE ARE THE BODY!

A friend sent me a verse that had comforted her ... " The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers then from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubled, but the Lord delivers him from them all;" - Psalm 34:17-19

This one has been added to my stack, please do not be surprised when you see me walking around with a little box of scripture - I think I just might be headed there.

But what a powerful verse - this is a promise that God gives to all, of course it does not say we will never have troubles - but what confidence we can have in God that he will be with us and then additionally deliver us from those troubles. I deeply thank my friend for sharing this verse.

Additionally the word from Joel yesterday, powerful, as I waver ... GOD IS GOOD ... ALL THE TIME!

Without Wavering
Today's Scripture
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23 NKJ).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
God knew there would be times when we would be tempted to waver in our confession of hope. Maybe you are believing for something and you’re starting to think, “Is this really for me? Will this really ever happen?” If that’s you today, remember, He who promised is faithful! And His faithfulness doesn’t depend on your ability to figure it all out. His faithfulness doesn’t depend on the plans we can make or the scenarios we can come up with; He’s faithfulness depends on His Word which never changes! Declare His Word and hold on to your confession of hope today. Be confident that God can make a way when there seems to be no way. Even when your mind may waver, don’t allow your confession to waver. Declare that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Declare that He Who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it. Remember, there is power in your words and power when your words are in agreement with His Word. As you hold on to your confession of hope, you’ll see His faithfulness, and you’ll move forward into victory in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness. I choose to guard my confession, and I will declare hope in Your Word. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf and thank You for victory in every area of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

What a powerful word from the Lord. We must stay guarded, we have hope, trust and faith in our God - one area to particularly stay guarded is who we choose to surround our selves. I thank all our prayer warriors - you, through your prayers, along with God keep Aaron and I strong.

then this morning the Scripture shared by Joel ....

Higher Ways
Today's Scripture
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Sometimes it’s easy to get focused on what’s happening in the world around us. We see things on the news or hear something about the economy, and we dwell on those thoughts. Before long, those thoughts start to drag us down. But when we choose to think higher thoughts, the way God thinks, and when we choose to meditate on God’s Word, His higher thoughts will draw us to a higher level of living.
You can live above the stress and pressure of the world because He has promised to give us perfect peace when we keep our minds focused on Him. You can live above financial worries because God has promised that when we follow His Word, He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. You can live above fear and dread because God has promised that His perfect love will drive out all fear. Choose God’s higher thoughts today and allow His ways to become Your ways. Open your heart and allow Him to direct your every step. As you do, you will rise higher and higher, and you’ll live the life of victory He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, I humbly come to You giving You all that I am. Fill me with Your higher thoughts which will lead me in Your higher ways. Help me to look beyond my circumstances to the good things You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

The Lord has good and wonderful things in store for us all - we can not even imagine what He has planned - how incredibly cool.

I am reminded of Aaron's sermon Sunday, we are not humans filled with the spirit, but Spirit beings having a human experience. He went directly to Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed you I knew you"
We are the children of God and he will deliver us - This human experience is not with out trouble, but thank God we are NEVER alone!

Again, my deepest thanks and praise for all the Prayer Warriors - The times are tough for me - but God offers hope when we trust him.



Go Mom Go said...

I know it is not easy for you to "lay" everything out in the open. You know what though? When you do...the Holy Spirit does send angels. All your friends. Can't you see them all circling around? Sending dimes -- real and in their prayers.

Just talked to Mema...her whole group is praying for a miracle.

Love you!

Hoosier Hoffmans said...

Beth and Aaron,
Bob and I continue to lift you and Jeremy up in prayer. It is amazing the things we can walk through when we have Jesus...and our brothers and sisters in Christ to walk beside us. You are right; you are NOT alone!


Add us to the list of prayer warriors! Your son is beautiful (in a handsome boyish way)! We are here for you guys.

Kenney & Nicole