Tuesday, March 25, 2014

lost for words…so lost in love

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in ones youth. Blessed is the man who's quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
- Psalms 127:3-5 

This little guy leaves me speachless. 
He doesn't make me want to be a better person…he makes me a better person. 
I never in a million years thought I would learn so much from one of my children. 
I worried. 
Every Momma worries about what they are going to teach their children or how they are going to teach them. 
What kind of Mother am I going to be? 
Easton put me at ease. 
From the very first day he was born five years ago to today. 
We nicknamed him Easy and it fits him well.
I am so proud of him! 
He deserves the word already and he's only FIVE!!! 
Excitement fills my heart daily because I can see right before my eyes…God's work at hand. 
He is molding him into something miraculous.
A Mighty Man of God! 

My prayer is that Easton becomes mighty in Jesus. 
Mighty in the scriptures. 
Mighty in prayer.
Mighty in his thoughtfulness for others and thankfulness to his Lord.

When I look at my son…I am lost for words…so lost in love. 

Happy Birthday my precious boy!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

i was drowning…now i see

Pastor preached Sunday morning about "going through the fire." 
God allows us to go through fire. 
Fire that burns our flesh right off of us. 
He does that to make us transparent. 
It allows God to see the "real us." 
It allows God to be able to see what else he can place inside of us…for our next assignment. 

I was drowning! 
I have said before…I went from feeling like my every day meant nothing…to knowing that every second of my every day means everything! 
The fire started.
I'm engulfed in the flames. 
My flesh is torn and I'm sad that he sees me.  
But now I AM AWAKE! 
Not because the sky is awake, but because God woke me up. 
I'ts sad that God has to put us in the fire or make us broken to wake us up, but I thank God for the fire! 
It's been hard and we have a long road ahead, but I will NOT give up.
 I am thankful for this assignment and that he is equipping me for it. 
Serious about my God. 
Serious about the devil and the spiritual warfare he places against us. 
I am ready to fight!

Do not comply when someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists who whisper and mutter. Should not My people inquire instead of Me, for I am Your God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Consult My instructions and heed this warning; if anyone does not speak according to My Word, they have no light of dawn. I have given you the power over unclean, familiar spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your name is written in heaven.
-- Isaiah 8:19-20; Matthew 10:1; Luke 10:19-20 

"You can either throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face…and keep on fighting"
- Joy Hill

God's love is relentless! 
Why shouldn't our faith in Him be relentless? 
Why shouldn't our hope and strength in Him be relentless? 
What is it going to hurt to believe that the same power that was in Jesus to raise people from the dead is in us today? 
What is it going to hurt to believe with every thing you have in you? 
He is the same yesterday, today and forever!

I WAS drowning. NOW I'm in the fire, but I can see better then ever before.

God shoots his arrows - pandemonium! He hurls his lightnings - a rout! The secret sources of ocean are exposed, the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered. The moment you roar in protest, let loose your hurricane anger. But me he caught - reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved - surprised to be loved! God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. Every day I review the way he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. 
-- Psalm 18:14-24 (MSG)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

let them see Him in you...

Gracious Sakes! How could I ever begin to describe what this little beauty means to us or how she has changed our lives forever. We love her for so many reasons. She is meek and mild tempered. She is kind and compassionate. She is determined and strong. She has a big heart and a beautiful smile. Her eyes sparkle and her little voice is lovely. Her patience amazes me and she is unbelievably smart. She is sensitive yet fearless and FUNNY! She loves to sing and dance. She loves to play dress up and say she's a queen. She is extremely girly and is painfully passionate about her makeup and fyfy. It's just like our girl to take a back seat, but in a humble way always becomes the center of attention. We wouldn't change one thing about her. She is our favorite girl. She is Greenlee.

My prayer for my entire family is that people would see Jesus in us. Please God…let them see Jesus in our precious little girl. Thank you Jesus for our precious little girl!!!
Lisa TerKeaurst wrote the following prayers for daughters…I love them…so I thought I would share.
10 Powerful Prayers to Help You Fight for the Heart of Your Daughter:
1. Give my daughter a deep desire to listen to You, Lord, and pray often, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” (Joshua 5:14b).
2. Let her learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life her heart truly desires, (1 Samuel 15:22).
3. May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her, and rescue her, (2 Samuel 22:17-18).
4. May she please You, Lord, by desiring, asking for, and utilizing a discerning heart full of wisdom, (1 Kings 3:9-12).
5. Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You, (2 Chronicles 20:12).
6. Give her a great desire to accept Your word, God, and store up Your commands within her so her ears will turn to Your wisdom, (Proverbs 2:1-2).
7. May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her, (Proverbs 29:11).
8. Give her the ability to rise above the traps of people pleasing so she can be kept safe by trusting You, Lord, (Proverbs 29:25).
9. Let her walk in the security of Your assigned worth to her. Give her a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all her tasks. Give her a heart that desires to extend her hand to those in need. Protect her for the right husband, a man of respect and godly honor. And let her be a woman of joy and laughter whose Christ-centered character is what makes her most beautiful, (Proverbs chapter 31).
10. And every time you, Jesus, whisper, “Follow me” she does so with great grace, (Matthew 4:19).

Happy 3rd Birthday to our favorite girl!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

i will trust you...

i know this is dangerous. daring just to pray this. but i will trust you Lord. the rock throughout the ages. you make me courageous. i will trust you Lord. help me trust you more.

praise to the Father. with every breath i take. now and forever You are my great reward.