Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Go Joel!

Like I had anticipated ... talking with the doctor is hard. When I am just enjoying being pregnant, feeling Jeremy move, the Doctor brings me back to the medical issues the Jeremy is facing. It is hard to even begin to comprehend that he might not be okay. Even after sitting in an exam room with results. I still simply can not begin to believe it.

then I read the word from Joel Osteen for today:

Hold Fast Your Confession
Today's Scripture
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession” (Hebrews 4:14 NKJ).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
What are you confessing over your life today? The Bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue. If you go around speaking doom and gloom, confessing that “Murphy’s law” always happens to you, then that’s exactly what you’ll get. But when you allow the Word of God to direct your confessions, when you confess His blessing and promises over your life, it opens the door for God to move on your behalf. That’s why it’s so important to “hold fast” or maintain your confession of your faith in Him. That means you can’t go around confessing blessing one minute and doom and gloom the next. That would be like trying to dig a hole by removing the dirt with one shovel full, and then putting it right back in with the next. You won’t get anywhere! In the same way, we have to hold fast our confession of faith in God and His goodness. Remember, He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. As you diligently seek Him and hold fast your confession, you will rise up higher and see the victory and blessing the Lord has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, today I choose to speak words that glorify You. I choose to speak blessing over the people around me. Search my heart and remove anything that would keep me from honoring You with my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Through this trial I will stay strong through God and the Kingdom. Thank you all ....



Hoosier Hoffmans said...

Dear Beth,
God is able to do immeasurably more than we can imagine! And it is amazing how sometimes He may not change the situation, but He changes us. I am praying that God will give you and Aaron an immovable, unshakeable faith in HIM no matter what happens. Sometimes, that is the greatest miracle of all.

Still lifting you, Aaron, and Jeremy up before the Lord...

The Amsler Family said...

Beth, I have been thinking about you often this last week....your words encourage me. You are witnessing christ to so many you may not even know.

I love you....

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you and your family. I have walked the walk you are walking now, and I know the many emotions you are having. I won't tell you that it is easy, but I will tell you that God is faithful. He is there every step of the way through the good days and the really bad ones. Continue to fall in love with Jeremy...you won't regret it. Feel free to contact me if you want to ask questions, and I will help anyway that I can. It is comforting to talk with someone who has been in your shoes.