On A Break

Friends, lifting you all up in my prayers. The Lord knows all of our needs. Praying for humbleness to be in our daily walk with Him. Through that, we are able to seek His guidance. His will.

Jesus is the Supreme example of humility.

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!"
~ Phillippians 2:5-8

May you all be empowered by the Lord's might and power as you do the important work for His Kingdom [we all do!]. In your weakness, be reminded He is our strength. In your lack of supplies, He is our Greatest Provider. In sickness, He is our Greatest Physician. With your thirst, He is our Source of Living Water. No matter what dire consequences you are facing, He is the Source of joy! May God bless you all richly and may you continue to focus on looking up ahead, straight, onto Jesus! May you all have a wonderful week, being strong in the Lord's mighty power. To God be the glory always!

Please enjoy this wonderful song and reminder:

16 comments:

  1. Your words, and the video blessed my day sis. I love you.

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  2. I loved what you wrote:

    "No matter what dire consequences you are facing, He is the Source of joy!"

    I have to add an amen to that. What a great reminder for me today.

    I loved the song and video you chose. What a blessing and important reminder. You are such a good example of being a servant as you serve many of the unwanted, unloved people in our society. I know you bring the love of Christ to them each day.

    Hugs to you,
    Debbie

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  3. That is exactly what I needed to be reminded of today. I won't go into all the long details here (do you have an email addy I can send it to ?) but I am dealing with more "drama" from the ex involving custody of my youngest daughter. I know God is in control and I just have to trust that he is going to protect both of us and not allow this situation to steal my joy.

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  4. This song goes perfectly with that passage from Phillippians. May we truly be His servants; exactly where He wants us to be doing what He wants us to do.

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  5. Wonderful post my friend. Love the song so much.
    Happy summertime. Enjoy your weekend.
    God bless.
    xo

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  6. Hey sweet friend! I pray you have a wonderfully blessed day and weekend (if I don't "see" you before then).

    What a beautiful song. God help me be more like Him and serve with a humble heart.

    Love & hugs to you!
    Beth

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  7. Rosel,

    This is a true reminder that we live in this life only to glorify God in all that we say and do. May we always have a servants attitude.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  8. Thank you for this wonderful reminder...Can't tell you how it blessed me today. I soo appreciate your heart and words of wisdom, and all of your prayers as well. Have a wonderful week. HUGS, Debbie

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  9. Amen Rosel! I pray these very words over you my friend! Enjoy your break and may you find Refreshment in HIM and be blessed in all you do!

    I love you my friend!

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  10. Perfect Rosel....need to read as well like the others. Blessings.

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  11. I love you, Rosel. Your words today are meaningful; Jesus is near and comforting!
    Mary

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  12. Thanks for those words, Dear and the lovely video. Blessings ~

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  13. Amen, Amen, Amen.

    Have a great weekend sweet Rosel.

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  14. Ahhh ... the gift of prayer, and of blessings. Thank you!

    Enjoy your "break". It sure beats being broken.

    Hugs,
    Kathleen

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  15. Beautiful Post - in your humbleness you express God's heart so beautifully! I pray that you break gives you refreshing, spiritually, emotionally and physically! And moments of joy filled with laughter!

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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