Yesterday I left you with the roaring lion out to devour you. It is scary for sure, but greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. As Christians, we have the Lord in us to defeat the devil and all of his evil plans and tricks. Trusting in the Lord is our greatest defense, But we still need to be careful…The Lord won the battle on the Cross. He shed His precious blood for us. As Christians we have a blood covering. Resist the devil in the name of Jesus, and he will flee from you. I love the photo above, taken the same day I got a shot of the roaring lion. This lion was laying on his back rolling around. He is down for the count. This is how I view the devil. I just want to keep my eyes on my Jesus and I will be safe.
The devil is roaming through our country, our values, our families and our friends. Our country is shaking right now with the inability of those who refuse to accept and respect our elected president. We are seeing things we have never seen and pray the political violence will stop. Our values are shattered right now in this country. The sanctity of marriage has been stripped, many don’t feel it is necessary. Divorce is at an all time high. Our children are being bombarded with things their little eyes should not see on T.V. even in the advertisements. The cover is off of everything and we can see the devil tearing down our land. Every evil disgusting thing is finding acceptance in our society. Be careful that the devil doesn’t find a way to devour you. Put your walls up against these things, and teach the young the right way to live. I notice on advertisements on T.V. that they are making alcohol more and more exciting every flavor of martini, even alcohol laced sparkling water. I told my husband before long we will have more alcoholics than ever before. Be careful, you could be taken in by all of these things that are crowding in on our land. I love you, just had to vent on what I am feeling right now. I took this wonderful photo at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Keensburg Co.
As long as I live, I want to serve the Lord in some capacity. He has given me strength to write, to take photographs, and to share His word. Every holiday or change of season, I take the opportunity to make pins to wear and attach them to a scripture card I make and laminate. I pass them out as the Lord leads. The Cancer center where I get my care is one place I share them. I took 65 of them and passed them out to the nurses and the patients. All received with smiles and gratitude. His word does not return void, so I love to get it out there. I also share them too all the pharmacy staff where we get our meds, the many doctors offices that both my husband and I go to. There is always something we can do for the Lord.
My strength is made perfect in weakness! When the Lords written word is revealed to us and no longer are just words, it is called Rhema in the greek. On this cancer journey, many of the Lords words have become Rhema to me. I am experiencing his word. We have all had Rehema times as we are studying His word. Times when the words just pop off of the page and into your heart. I am very aware of the scripture for today, as I walk in it. I know that I am weak, but amazingly I stand up with strength and live my life. I am on a new Chemo now because my last one allowed some progression of the cancer. The new one which is my fourth one, is difficult. They all come with their own set of symptoms. But the Lord is raising me up in the midst of this treatment. Initially I was so ill I didn’t think it was possible to take it, but I just finished week two and I am here to write about it this morning. I love the Lord so much, I can’t imagine life without Him. We all need Him all the time. It may not be cancer in your life, but every life has its trials and challenges. I am currently praying for a family who’s son was in a horrible car accident and he is in a coma. Bobby Asa is his name. They are living this scripture right now. He is in His sixth day of coma today. Has many injury’s that are life threatening. Pray for this family. Bobby needs a miracle, and the family needs strength. The Lord is so faithful to be there in our time of need. I will glory in my infirmities so that His power will rest upon me.!!
I’m still in the Garden today. I think a lot when I am out there. Today I pulled weeds, a daily job when you want your garden to thrive. Unforgiveness to me is like weeds in my garden. It keeps people from thriving. The weeds will choke out beautiful flowers and literally take away their beauty, and then their life. Unforgiveness does much of the same. It soon grows roots of bitterness that makes for a very unhappy and sometimes unlovely person. Bitterness is not a pretty thing. It can even make a person sick. Jesus says we must forgive to be forgiven. Have you forgiven?
In my garden, I find a great feeling of peace. My mind is clear of everything else and I have time to listen to the Lord. I think about things like living peacefully with all men. The scripture says if it is possible live peacefully with all men. There are circumstances and evil that make it difficult to live peacefully with everyone. However there a many that we can live peacefully with that we just ignore, or just walk the other way. People in our own family or work place. It can even be a potential wonderful relationship that we are missing. The Lord says “as much as lieth in you, live peacefully with all men. Sometimes it takes everything you’ve got to reach out the hand in peace. So if it is possible smile and love those around you, the rewards can be astounding for the kingdom. We can’t fully serve the Lord in our own little garden. We must reach out of our peaceful place so others can know peace the peace that we know. Aww what a wonderful world it would be.
In life, we all face and come up against impossible things. We can’t even imagine how we can get through the situation, condition, or reach our dreams and desires. Often it just seems IMPOSSIBLE. With men and women, yes many things and desires are impossible, but with God all things are possible! What ever thing you are facing, that mountain you are trying to climb with God you can do it. Rest in that knowledge today. I saw this uniquely beautiful plant shelf in South Dakota. We rented a cabin on a large ranch and while walking the property I came upon this.