Two Words...My Reminders...

One hurried Thursday morning, as I was eating breakfast with my son prior to bringing him to school, I glanced once more behind me and stared at those two words on our mantelshelf.

“Be careful at school. Always pray…” I reminded my son.

“Yes, mom. You, too,” he replied as he took the last piece of his scrambled egg.

“Proverbs 3:5?” I abruptly queried and made his memory juggled a bit.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” was his quick reply, along with a few gulps of cold milk.

“Remember that…Start your day with the Lord. End your day with the Lord,” I ended the conversation as we got up and placed the dishes on the sink, washed our hands and our hands meeting together as we bowed our heads to talk to the One Who already knew what would happen that day. Events that were uncertain most of the time to us.

And those two words I claimed silently as we both prayed while standing on His ground with confidence, knowing that everything Jesus said was true. He left so many proofs. He left His Word. He shared so much about the Kingdom. He gave so much love. None could fathom. But because of what He did to save humanity, I would always remind myself to trust first on Him and not with my own understanding. “Because His ways and thoughts are higher than ours…”

So, I will choose to always BELIEVE…and have FAITH….no matter what comes my way... At each passing seconds...Knowing that He does know. And He promised to never leave nor forsake those who loves Him. For each hour, we don’t need to see….True followers believe by faith… True followers see through their hearts...

the reminders on our mantel

“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” – James 1:3 [NLT]


“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1 [NIV]


“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” – Ephesians 6:16 [NIV]


“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6 [NIV]

10 comments:

  1. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
    Blessings,
    Bren

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  2. Great reminder! So many messages lately have been on faith. It's so vital! Blessings to you

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  3. What sweet time with your son. Priceless!!

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  4. Thank you for the enouraging post! I hope you have a blessed weekend with your family. :)

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  5. These were wonderful reminders Rosel. I love that you pray with your son before you part for your days...awesome. Have a wonderful week-end. BLESSINGS!

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  6. Simple yet powerful wisdom!

    If your son grasps nothing else, this lesson alone will keep him strong in the Lord, and when he is old, he will not depart from it!

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  7. Amen! I agree with ...Grace on the Narrow Path.

    Without faith it is impossible to please God.

    Rosel, I prayed for you today :-)

    ~Ron
    *****

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  8. Great reminders, Rosel. What came to me as I read this was the solid foundation for your son. So glad things are going well.

    Always praying,
    Mary

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  9. Dear Rosel,

    Been away for more than a month - but God brought me to your space today...I have read all your back posts ...thru this one today.

    I am so sorry that I have not been here praying for you too. But you have others who are holding you up and how could we ever forget the Savior!

    But, dear sister...please be assured - I AM PRAYING FROM THIS DAY FORWARD for your full recovery and healing - body mind and spirit! in Jesus name. How precious these posts have been to me today. Full of scripture and GRACE and FORGIVENESS. I am so blessed by your witness. Thank you for sharing this painful time - this assault - this woundedness. Yes His Glory shines through EVERY post! You have never lost your focus. God has been with you - the entire time.

    Oh, dear Lord, bless Rosel this day and all the days before her as she walks in the path that you have prepared for her - ahead of time. Your favor and provision - will saddle her to ride into your 'sonrise' prepared for her ...in your perfect time...for all things are made beautiful - in your time. I just praise you today, for my soul sister, Rosel. I praise you for the gifts that you have raised up in her - for her voice and her witness that shines your GLORY and LIGHT into the darkness you've sent her into - with your blessing and purpose - before her. I just praise you Lord Jesus for our beloved..and yours... Rosel. Continue to shield her with your LOVE and GRACE as you whisper your intended 'next step' for her life. yes yes amen!

    I hug you with the love of the Lord today dear one. He is well pleased with His faithful servant.

    In Christ
    Patrina <")>><

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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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