Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Goliath & Me

Now the story part, in my bible reading I came up to the part of David & Goliath, in my mind I was like oh yea I know this story. I have read about it many times, heard so many sermons/teachings on it, so basically it started out to be like I was reading a recipe on how to make rice. I continued to read about David’s past how upset he was that this big old guy was talking smack about God and his people, so he decides to take matters in his own hand. So he tell Saul what he is going to do, Saul tells him you are just a boy and he tells Saul all about his lion & bear experience. You probably know the story well. Then I came across 1 Sam 17:38 & 38 I know I have NEVER ever read these verses before. Saul tells David to put on his armor David puts it on take a few steps and then says, “I can’t go in these", he protests, “I’m not used to them”. I have no memory of ever reading this seriously, I had to read it again to make sure I didn’t just make it up in my head. This is the good part were the spirit of the Lord came alive to me when the text turns into a 3D experience and the words are raised as if it is Braille. It hit me David knew what he had to do for God and his people he looked in his past saw how God always protected him and he had destroyed lion & bears, then he looked ahead of him and saw a giant. He knew what the Lord wanted him to do. He could not put on Saul’s armor because that was Saul’s armor not his. It was how Saul walked his walk it was not his walk. To me it just shows how you cannot walk someone else’s relationship with the Lord you have to have your own. I have had bears and lions in my past and I know the Lord has destroyed them and the Goliath (cancer) that is in front of me may look big, but I know the Lord has given me more than enough to equipment me for the battle. I want to be as confident as David was; I want to be more like Christ.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Today is the Best Day Ever

As I look back on the last 10 years, I can see that so much has happened. I lost my Mother, Father, and my brother. I was diagnosed with cancer. Left my church family and wandered from church to church to find a new home. Unable to afford to live on my own I had to move in with a family member for which I was grateful, but was so very difficult. So if I stopped here it would look like I had 10 years of sorrow, loss, disappointment.

In reality, my story of love and redemption starts because of my loss. I gained two daughters (in-law) that have enriched my life. Witnessed my sons grow into men of God, loving husbands, tender and caring fathers. I have experienced the wonder of God with the births of my five Grandbabes, and this year will be six. Fell in love, with my Savior, deeply, madly, passionately, in love. Like the wayward son, I returned to my church family to find the feast my Father had prepared for me. So looking back over the past ten years, I see the best years of my life. I can only look forward because I know today really is
The Best Day Ever!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Happy New Year!

I wanted to post something today that would be very clever, that would inspire, would be very artistic, yet whimsical. Some post that would sound so profound of all I learned in 2009, and all my New Year's resolutions. Yet all that comes to my mind is this:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever Heb.13:8

With all that changes in the world, with all the changes in my family, with all the changes in my life.

He Never Changes

Always faithfully, Always beautifully, Always present


Happy New Year may 2010 bring me/you/us closer to Him!