Posts Tagged ‘suffering’

Attitude of Graditude

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What are you grateful for today? Are you in a place, spiritually, where you are able to praise Him regardless of circumstance?

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1

Man, it can be so hard to stay in an attitude of praise when everything seems to be tumbling down around us. But, as I’ve said before, praise confuses the enemy, friends! And not only that, but praising also keeps our focus where it belongs..on Victory..on Him!

No matter what’s going on around you today, or how the storm rages, be grateful for Him and praise His holy name. Because He is good! And His mercies endureth forever, and ever. Amen!

Decide to make it an amazing weekend! Every day is a blessing, don’t forget it.

Onward and upward, Christian soldiers!

You are blessed,

– Sarah

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It Is Well With My Soul

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This is one of my most favorite quotes of all time. I think you will find it encouraging!

“It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given, in compensation for what you’ve been through.”
– Wintley Phipps

Blessings,

Sarah

* If you would like to see Mr. Phipp’s video where this quote’s from, click here. It will knock your socks off. His voice is out of this world, friends! I find myself forgetting to breath, and my eyes welling up with tears, whenever I hear him sing.

Focus, Darling!

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The devo I’m sharing with you today started out by making me laugh, and ended up making me feel like I had been wrapped up in a nice warm blanket. Enjoy!

You are blessed,

Sarah

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Focusing on the Right Things
By Lisa Buffaloe

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” (Romans 5:3-5)

Several months ago, I walked across a parking lot and focused on the door where I would be doing business. A few moments later, I found myself sprawled on the sidewalk. Fortunately, my nose broke the fall. Unfortunately, said appendage sustained damage and still has a slight tilt to the left.

Amazing how a fall shifts the viewpoint. Who knew there was actually a curb?

When trials come there is a zeroing in on the things we hold dear. Immediately, the path warrants our attention opposed to the surroundings. Life’s difficulties readjust our focus.

Whether I live ten more days or fifty more years, I want to experience life to the fullest. God has walked me through the fires, through the raging waters, and never left my side. I may come out dripping wet or charred and smokin’ but I have found more of Him. I pray for health (and good eyesight), but more than that I pray and beg for more of Him.

God is faithful. He is big enough to handle whatever you face today, and whatever comes your way tomorrow. There is no illness, no diagnosis, no heartache, and no problem too big for God. The same God who created the universe, set the planets in motion, and placed the stars in the sky, is the God who knows the numbers of hairs on your head.

No detail is too small, nothing in your life is overlooked, and nothing is impossible for God.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father regardless of the difficulties of life, help me to stay focused on You. Help me keep my eyes fixed on You and not my difficulties. Thank you that You are over all things and always in control.

About the Author:
Lisa Buffaloe is a madly in love with God, Christ-follower, happily-married, mom, writer/blogger/speaker. God has helped her through molestation by a baby-sitter, assault, rape, divorce, cancer, death, seven surgeries, and years of chronic illness due to lyme disease. For more information, please visit http://www.LisaBuffaloe.com

The Mighty Name of Jesus

They got Matt an appointment with one of the best, if not the best, gastroenterologists in the state! his appointment is Monday morning at 9am. Praise God!! Thank you for your continued prayers, we need them, and we receive them!

Anyway, I was looking at the song list for church this coming Sunday and noticed a song on the list I hadn’t heard before..you tubed it..it’s great!!!! I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. I’m sure there’s a video out there that doesn’t come complete with a background story..but the background story is very touching, so I encourage you to enjoy it as it is. Be blessed!

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Here are the lyrics too:

With one word
The storm will be gone
With one word the war will be won
With one word
I know I can overcome

With one word
The blind man can see
With one word the captive is free
With one word: the name of Jesus

Your name is sweeter
Than honey on my lips
Your name is power
In every circumstance

Jesus, in Your name
We’ll make mountains disappear
When we’re conquerors of fear
One word

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

With one word my soul is relieved
With one word the devil will flee
With one word
My hurricane winds will cease
Through one word
The world came to be

Through one word
The world is redeemed
Through one word
The name of Jesus

Through one word
The world is redeemed
Through one word
The name of Jesus

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Romans 8:16-17: “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

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