Mommy and Kristian's Song For Jesus

Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.  – Psalm 127:1 (NLT)

Sorry…” I uttered to my husband to let him know that the nights I desired to be scheduled to work seemed not to be available as they used to be. One nurse came back from being a Per Diem and decided to go full time. She worked and wanted to work with the staff I usually worked with.

I was warning my husband just so he would know. That it was getting harder to get in on weekend nights that I wanted. He didn’t want me to work on weekdays. Knowing I was busy at home, tending to our needs. He reassured and without a change in his facial expression just whispered, “It’s okay.”

He was always supportive of me since being demoted in my position at work. He knew injustices were rampant. Like in his job. Powerful people seemed to prosper more. Everyone would try to fit in in a “Click” just so they could get along with each other. Even if it meant crossing some lines. He wasn’t that way. I wasn’t that way. With our lives changed and being renewed when we were found by the Lord, we knew we were involved…In an unseen battle.

We used to do the same. Pursue those things that actually never had a lasting value. And our lives changed when the Lord found us and life for us, as individuals and as a family would never be the same. Our cares were to keep ourselves in the love of God. Whether we had little or much of anything, didn’t matter anymore. For we knew, by His grace, any of our plans could fail, without Him.

I looked at the schedule and sighed…My cares I chose to give to His hands. For He would be the One to direct anyone’s steps.

Feeling the achiness from my shoulder last night, my cell phone rang and I saw it was one of the night supervisors. I picked up. She advised me. She might need me this Friday though I wasn’t scheduled. It might be short of staff.

I’m always available on those nights. Thank you,” I ended our short conversation with true gratitude.
My husband sitting at the nearby dining table heard me and looked at my direction and smiled at me as he whispered, “I told you…It’s okay…

Deep inside, we both knew it was His provision. His Divine blessing

I remembered this song God gave me on June 7, 2003. Our old house was already stripped of all belongings as we were in the process of moving to another house. I remembered asking my son to help me finish with the lyrics and he just said, “Thank You, Lord”. He was busy playing with his keyboard and in soft melody that filled the barren indoor, the truth hit me that without Jesus, our lives were like the empty house. They felt void. And even when we gave in our lives to His love and friendship and gift of Salvation, it still wouldn’t be easy for trials would still come at any moment. But life with Jesus has an out-of-this-world reward: His promise of an everlasting life to those who would love Him.

Mommy and Kristian’s Song For Jesus 

I thought that I don’t need anyone
But my life has long been gone
Jesus, thank You for finding me
Your love fills me up completely


May Your love on me grow
For all people to know
Don’t want to be lost again
Help me be strong against all sins

Thank You for dying on the cross
But on the third day You rose
My life with You won’t be the same
Right path I’m walking on today

(Repeat Chorus)

He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. -Psalm 126:6 (NIV)
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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.

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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].