Tuesday, August 25, 2009

swirling thoughts

In the last 5 days Aaron and I have had two requests to share Jeremy's story. My thoughts are swirling - it is too soon, will it always be too soon, are our wounds still oozing, could we share without turning into blubbering idiots? Then I think about what are my motives for sharing - will they glorify God - or would it be for me to make others feel sorry for us, to feel the pain that comes and goes? I am open to talk, if it will bring Glory to Our Father - am I there? Please pray for discernment as we consider these opportunities to share Jeremy, knowing that sometimes you have to open a wound for it to mend stronger. I was greeted this morning with a reassuring word from Joel .... of course:

Twice as Much

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Return to your fortress, o prisoners of hope, even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you" (Zechariah 9:12, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria God wants to bring to pass everything that He's promised to you! He longs to give you the deepest desires of your heart. He wants to restore to you twice as much as what's been stolen from you! But you have to do your part and stay filled with hope. That means that no matter how long you've been in that negative situation, no matter how many setbacks you've suffered; you've got to get up each day with the attitude that this could be the day God turns it all around!

The Bible says that the Name of the Lord is a strong tower. When you put your trust and hope in Him, you are in a fortress of strength. Nothing can steal your joy, peace, or enthusiasm. You are positioned for victory! You are positioned for power! And you are positioned to receive everything God has in store for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY "Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness. Thank You for Your promise to restore every area of my life. I choose to be a prisoner of hope trusting in Your Name alone. I bless You today and always. In Jesus' Name. Amen."


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