Over a year or so ago, I asked you to help us pray for healing from cancer for my friend Elise. God did just that, He healed her to the point that cancer was almost non existent in her body. Well the cancer has come back and has spread to other parts of Elise’s body. We believe that her healing will be on this side of life, so I ask all of you to stand with us in prayer for Elise and her healing. Please pray as specific as she has requested below, and we will give God praise for “He is still healing”. Please pray for a miracle in the life of this young woman and her family. Elise has 5 year old twins and a wonderful husband. She is a twin herself and has a fully devoted family as well as friends standing united in prayer and faith along side her. Please stand with us in believing for her healing on this side of life, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
I married my husband believing he was well capable of taking care of me, a God fearing man who I knew I could depend on in every way, and although I have all this love and trust for him, I am very aware that he is not Lord of my life. His views are his and I do not always see things his way. I realize his place in my life, and it’s not the same as The Lord God’s place in my life. Be very careful when you place a human being and/or their views before your Heavenly Father and what He commands of His children. God is a jealous God, no one and nothing is to come before Him. Exodus 4034:14, Deuteronomy 6:15
No other relationship is going to work when it comes to our emotional and spiritual healing. Why? Because God did not create us to go through life on our own (depending on one another solely). He made us for His Glory. He created us to be in fellowship with Him first and foremost. Certainly He wants us to have good relationships with our spouses and all our other relationships, but the number one relationship for each of us as Christians is an intimate relationship with God our heavenly father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
If we are faithful in nurturing our relationship with Him, God blesses us in every other area of our lives, He helps us through those rough patches we sometimes find ourselves in. It might not always work out the way we want or think it should workout but we must remember, ” All things work together for your good, for those who are the called according Gods purpose”. “All things”, means everything, good, bad and indifferent.
Psalms 121:5-8. The Lord is your keeper, the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your coming and your going both now and forever.
I have my two oldest granddaughters for a couple of weeks this summer, and I have been telling them regularly, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Luke 6:31. I feel like, if they get this principal locked down concerning how they treat one another as children, they will be so much better as adults. We who were not raised with that mentality tend to do the opposite, we want to “Do unto others just as they do unto us”. Wrong!!!
Here’s the thing, people are not always going to do as much for you, as you may do for them. They are not always going to treat you as well as you treat them either. The key is to do whatever you do for anyone from your heart, and accept people for who they are, flaws and all (we all have them). Our struggle is to remember that not everyone has the values or the moral compass we may have. Christ showed His love for us all in giving His life freely on the cross, He even socialized with sinners and he was Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Tolerance on our part goes a long way in God’s love being revealed to others through how we accept and treat them. They may not have the profession of faith that you or I may have but continue to show love, joy, peace, kindness, long suffering, gentleness (Galatians 5:22) because you never know when God will give you the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ (your faith) with them so that their lives can be changed just as yours once was.
Just as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ willingly gave His life for our sins, so many before us gave their lives so that we may enjoy the benefits of a free country, a country not under the bondage of a dictatorship, a country where others come seeking ” The American Dream”.
Today I am taking this opportunity to give thanks and recognition to all those men and women who courageously fought and died for the freedom that we so thoughtlessly take for granted. Let us pause and thank God for them and the families who sacrificed time apart from their loved ones, as well as those who serve unselfishly today, so that we may maintain that very freedom.
Have you ever really took note of what our pledge of allegiance says, or what our flag stands for, (One nation under God with Liberty and justice for all). Tell a veteran, Active duty personel or the families who have lost a loved one who served, “Thank you for your service”
Pray for our country
While listening to Christian radio, a guest pastor made a statement which we who call ourselves Christians should adhere to; If we love God, We should strive to please Him, We should never bring shame to the Kingdom of God, or to Christianity (to be Christ like). What kind of an example does the world see in you?
Integrity is doing the right thing, for the right reason, even when you think no one is looking.
Live your life as though you have an audience because you really do (Matthew 18:16). Someone may have chosen your life as their example for how they live but you may never be aware of it. We as adults teach our children to be good and to do the right thing but, are we as adults, or as Christians? The bible says that God is Omnipresent, (Proverbs 15:3) which means, He is everywhere at the same time. (Psalms 139:7-12). He sees and He hears everything at the same times, so we must live as though we know that He’s watching because, He really is!