Daily Talk

"You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you can grow into the fullness of your salvation. Cry out for this nourishment as a baby cries for milk, now that you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness."
~ 1 Peter 2:2-3


What better time to talk with my son but every morning as we sit down and have breakfast together before him, going to school?

This morning was one of those ordinary moments. Digging his fork into the toasted flesh of his hot hashbrown, I took a sip of caffeine from my red mug and took a breath.

"Kristian, I just want you to know, that as you have more independence and learn more things, you are more than welcome to speak with me and daddy if you encounter any problems. You can approach us anytime if you need help. Or if you just want to talk."

"I know, mom," he replied as he savored the potato.

"And in any thing that you plan, please remember to pray about it and always include the Lord with your plans," I added.

"Yes, mom," he smiled as he reached for his glass of milk and was careful not to leave a white mustache.

"I love you, mom" he uttered. He got up and gave me a hug. That's a daily occurrence among us, him and I, and his daddy.

"I love you very much, Kristian," I replied.

Life is rushed. Evident with time, like sand slipping through our fingers. Evident with the years that had gone by and the once small toddler I helped was becoming more independent and grown up.

I am grateful. Everyday. To be reminded by my Father Whose Word echoes each and every morning as we feast together. Just Him and I. The reminder and assurance of His faithful love that He wants me etched in my heart. That I can approach Him anytime, anywhere when I encounter some trials, be they small or big. Or simply, just to talk.

Because each day is a reminder of how fleeting this life is. And what a waste to spend each day not choosing to hear His Word. Continuing to live sinful lives. Sins that block people's visions of God. For sins and God do not mix. He is a Holy God.

I treasure this everyday talk with my son as I treasure my daily talk with my Father. Ordinary moments? No! I don't think so anymore. As I ponder and realize that as a citizen of the heavenly Jerusalem that is to come, this fellowship with the Holy Spirit enables us to experience the Father's faithful and unfathomable love. Through Jesus, I am able to approach His throne of grace. Anytime. Anywhere. And that's what He wants. Because of Jesus, He turned my ordinary life into an extraordinary one!

For Abba Father is not only a disciplining kind of Parent but also a lifetime Coach Who pushes us to our limits and wants us to live our lives disciplined. There are times I will fail. I have limitations. But because of Christ, He is the One Who will help me get through and accomplish my total victory. It is His strength, not mine that helps me win. It is His Word that guides my path as I grow more mature. It is Him Who gave me the true meaning of independence, apart from this world's beliefs and systems.

For that, I am a blessed child of God, And I am forever indebted to Christ. And I love Him. But you know what? He loved me first!





I Am Blessed [Rachel Lampa]

Verse 1:

I may never climb a mountain so I can see the world from there
I may never ride the waves and taste the salty ocean air
Or build a bridge, that would last a hundred years
But no matter where the road leads
One thing is always clear

Chorus:

I am blessed, I am blessed
From when I rise up in the morning
Til I lay my head to rest
I feel You near me
You soothe me when I'm weary
Oh Lord, for all the worst and all the best
I am blessed

Verse 2:

All along the road less traveled, I have crawled and I have run
I have wandered through the wind and rain until I found the sun
The watching eyes asked me why, I walked this narrow way
I will gladly give the reason
For the hope I have today
(chorus)

Bridge:

You've given me joy
You've given me love
You give me strength when I want to give up
You came from Heaven to rescue my soul
This is the reason I know
I know
(chorus)

I have linked this post with Spiritual Sundays. Please head on over  there if you want to soak in His Word and love, emitted by fellow brothers and sisters. This is a warm place to visit, hosted by sisters Charlotte and Ginger.

17 comments:

  1. Rosel,
    God is truly amazing. I can see that you are drinking a lot of milk. Praise God. Thanks for sharing that milk with me my sister in Christ. I love you.
    Blessings,
    Bren

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  2. I love 'He loved me first' part. that's the absolute best. There's nothing like being one with Him. Thanks for this Rosel. Have a great weekend .

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  3. Hi Rosel,
    What a wonderful post! I always enjoy coming here to visit you. I enjoyed the story of how you and your son sit at breakfast and just enjoy being together. I miss those days when my youngest and I used to do that! He is away now going to university. But even better is the knowing that someday I will sup with my Father in heaven and there will be no separation. I will see Him face to face! Praise God! I thank Him for always being there and never leaving me. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Oh Rosel...this is so precious! your time with your son and knowing that as much as we love our children, God loves us sooo much more! Time is such a gift and I agree with you wholeheartedly....Ordinary Moments? NO way, treasured time is more like it :) For it is a treasure to be with our loved ones and to sit at our Fathers Feet or HIS Word....a true treasure!

    I love you Rosel! May you have a blessed weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Blessings to you, Rosel.

    I wake up early to have this time with the Lord before I start my day. Even before I get out of bed.

    How special that you have these daily talks with your son. That is so awesome. I'm proud of you for taking that time with him.

    And yes, the Lord did love us first! Where would we be had He not loved us even before we knew Him as Lord.

    I'm thinking of you and your family at this special holiday season.

    God bless you

    Patrina <")>><
    warrior bride in boots

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  6. Yes we need to make "my time" with Jesus and our family. I try to spend some time in praise each day. Even if I'm sobbing I love you.

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  7. came back...read this again...your commitment to HIm always inspires me Rosel....I want to shine His Light...like you do...Have a great weekend

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  8. Thank you for sharing your precious moments with your son with us. He is blessed to have a mother who gives him such wonderful advice. And you are right. Time passes by so quickly. I can't believe my children just had their 48th and 50th birthdays. Now I see that no matter how old they are, they are still "my babies". My mother still called me her baby until she died when I was in my 60s. I think maybe God thinks of all of us as his babies.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  9. Absolutely beautiful post.
    What a blessing for both of you to have those everyday talks.
    Hold on to those precious moments.
    Much Blessings,
    Virginia

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  10. I can approach Him anytime, anywhere. That statement alone takes such a burden off my shoulders daily. But it doesn't end there either. The Holy Soirit within to guide me, the blessed assurance of my salvation, my citizenship in heaven, my adoption as child of God, the Love of God, the Peace of Christ ... and on & on it goes. We are truly blessed. May we live out our faith daily and be a blessing to others. And thank you for the blessing.

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  11. I love to fellowship with the Lord telling Him all my concerns and hearing His voice in return. Nothing is better! Thanks for bringing us into your kitchen moments with that precious boy of yours who sounds so sensitive and respectful. Happy Thanksgiving to you, precious sister and your wonderful family. I'm so glad you're in my life!

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  12. Very encouraging post Rosel. Need to sink this one deep into me. Blessings to you and love the video as well.

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  13. Thank you for sharing that wonderful song with us! We are so blessed!

    What a blessed son you have as well. I'm sure he does love and adore his Mom. <3 We all do!

    Bless you!
    Beth

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  14. It's the simply things like having a meal together that make life so special. What a true blessing it is for you to me able to have this special time in the mornings.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  15. I found your breakfast account delightful. They really do grow up so fast, we do best to treasure each moment

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  16. That was such a lovely sweet post. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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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].

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