Prayer Request

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." ~Edmund Hillary

Please visit sister Heather at Grow Up and keep her in your prayers if you feel led to do so.

I told sister Heather, this morning, as I was driving to bring my son to school, the dark rain clouds were all scattered. Yet, in front of us, there were rays of the risen sun beaming through those dark clouds. God comforted me with that sight! That just because we are going through tough times doesn't mean He is not there with us. That  He is going through all the trials with us...But it relies on our faith and trust on Him.

Jesus always spoke "Oh ye of little faith...."


I wanted to take a picture from my cell but could not risk swerving in the traffic and getting a ticket for that.  So, I waited until I got home and took it from our side yard:


Light of the World, You stepped down into darkness....Opened my eyes, let me see...



Thank you friends and powerful intercessors for coming by and blessing me always with your love and prayers. God bless.

"I'm eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other." - Romans 1:12

13 comments:

  1. going to visit her Rosel! thank you for your preciousheart and loving others for JEsus!! You inspire me every day!!

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  2. Oh Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness. Thank you Jesus for lighting our dark world! Bless you darling Sister Rose, for this beautiful post. Thank you for visiting my post and my children's yesterday. I will visit the link you provide now. In His Service, Blessings from Jo

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  3. That is lovely Rosel! Going over to see about the prayer request. Bless you friend!

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  4. I'll give her a visit. That is a beautiful picture.

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  5. Lovely picture, lovely words. Light of the world...that is a favorite song of mine, Rosel.

    I will go over to Grow Up blog now to pray for Heather.

    Love
    Lidj

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  6. I love reading your blog but have gotten quite behind. I'm glad I tuned in today. What an inspiring post. The picture is lovely.

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  7. I will visit Heather and pray, too. How vital it is when we suffer that we know we are not alone! What a dramatic pic of the sky. Thanks for sharing; it speaks volumes to me.

    Love,
    Mary

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  8. I love the picture and the reminder. I'm also so thankful for blogging friends who pray. We can encourage one another, no matter where we live.

    I will stop by Heather's blog too.

    Blessings and love to you,
    Debbie

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  9. Beautiful picture! It is comforting to know that there is someone to pray when we have a need..I will do so too..

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  10. Gorgeous photo! It's true that our Lord comforts us. Heading over to visit Heather.

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  11. stopped by heather's and prayed for her. thank you for letting us know. surely, His comfort is with us all the time.

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends