Remember the "Titan" [No...Not the Movie]

I've been coughing since Thursday [from my sinus allergy]. So, I didn't feel like eating something heavy for dinner. Plus, I'm tired since I work weekend nights. I just made some "miso soup" and warmed up a piece of bread.

"Daddy!", my son yelled through the cracked open patio door. "Would you like some hotdog sandwich for dinner?"

My husband answered, "Okay, I think I'll have some. Thanks for asking." He returned to the slightly sloped soil in the backyard as he pulled some unwanted weeds and put some new mulch around the trees and other plants. My husband loves to do things around the house on days that he's off. I thank God for that.

"God is good. God is great. Thank You for the food and all the blessings. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

That's our family's prayer before we eat anything. I started sipping a tablespoon of my hot soup and took a small bite from the warmed-up bread. My son opened his mouth and as he attempted to take his first bite with the hotdog sandwich that he just made, I stopped him and asked him if we forgot anything.

Without answering, he slowly got up and went downstairs. Opened the patio door again and hollered, "Daddy! We're about to eat! Are you done? You wanna' eat with us now?"

I heard my husband, "No! Not yet! Thank you!" And kept on working with his chore.

When my son came back upstairs and sat next to me, I had shared that spiritually, we must also not forget our "Father" in heaven. That it's very important to remember Him not only when we are facing any trials but most of all, when we are enjoying the blessings that He always bestows on us. What a great feeling it would be to remember Him always:

-when we are overjoyed after bouts of feeling the lowest or mourning

- when we are healed with our pains or illnesses or we manage to be strong inspite of whatever weakens us

- when we are triumphant after life's failures

- when we conquered that highest mountain after getting lost in the valley

"God is good! And He is truly great! Thank You Lord for all the blessings You give us."

The soup never tasted better and I saw my son enjoying the hotdog sandwich with the mustard and ketchup. We smiled and looked at each other and with our hearts talking, [as we enjoy that special moment] saying : "Yes, Lord, it's good to remember You, the "Titan", Jehovah Jireh, Who is our Giant Giver of all things." Thank You Lord!"

Exodus 20:12 -""Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

Deuteronomy 5:16 -""Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

Psalm 22:23 -"You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!"

Psalm 50:23 -"He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."
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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 himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: NLT 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].