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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

By His Stripes I Am Healed

 I have not taken medication or had a hallucination since Good Friday.  By His stripes, I am healed; and I am grateful.  thank you to all of those who prayed. 

The only residual effect I'm having from the stroke, at least as far as I can tell, is that I'm having some trouble telling right from left.  I know.  Isn't that weird?  It may resolve, but if not, it's a minimal problem compared to what could have been.

Again, thank you to those who prayed for me.

And that's the weigh it goes,

Deb

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Resurrected King is Resurrecting Me



 
"Resurrecting"
The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now
The Savior knelt to wash our feet
Now at His feet we bow

The One who wore our sin and shame
Now robed in majesty
The radiance of perfect love
Now shines for all to see

Your Name
Your Name
Is victory
All praise
Will rise
To Christ our King
[x2]

The fear that held us now gives way
To Him who is our peace
His final breath upon the cross
Is now alive in me

Your Name
Your Name
Is victory
All praise
Will rise
To Christ our King
[x2]

By Your Spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected King
Is resurrecting me
In Your Name I come alive
To declare Your victory
The resurrected King
Is resurrecting me
[x3]

The tomb where soldiers watched in vain
Was borrowed for three days
His body there would not remain
Our God has robbed the grave
Our God has robbed the grave

Your Name
Your Name
Is victory
All praise
Will rise
To Christ our King
[x2]

By Your Spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected Kking
Is resurrecting me
In your Name I come alive
To declare Your victory
The resurrected King
Is resurrecting me
The resurrected King
Is resurrecting me


Saturday, April 8, 2017

When timies get tough...

the wise pray honestly, give thanks faithfully, & praise entusiastically.


From this morning 's scheduled reading:


Psalm 42:5-11New Century Version (NCV)
Why am I so sad?
    Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
    and keep praising him,
    my Savior and my God.
I am very sad.
    So I remember you where the Jordan River begins,
near the peaks of Hermon and Mount Mizar.
Troubles have come again and again, sounding like waterfalls.
    Your waves are crashing all around me.
The Lord shows his true love every day.
    At night I have a song,
    and I pray to my living God.
I say to God, my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why am I sad
    and troubled by my enemies?”
10 My enemies’ insults make me feel
    as if my bones were broken.
They are always saying,
    “Where is your God?”
11 Why am I so sad?
    Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
    and keep praising him,
    my Savior and my God.

New Century Version (NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



And that's the weigh it goes, walking here in praise,


Deb


P.S.  And, thanks, TBR.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Moses, Jesus & Me

I was reading in Deuteronomy where Moses was calling the people to a second round of agreement with God before they crossed over to the Jordan to their Promised Land. The whole, "I put before you a blessing and a curse" thing. He called them to love the Lord with abandon--and to prove that full-out love by--now, here it is: By OBEDIENCE.

Obedience is harder for me than I care to admit.

As I repeatedly read the call for obedience, I remembered the passage in the NT that I had read yesterday. A passage I marked to reread this morning--and did. That passage...and that word, obedience. And my struggle to surrender, despite my frequent good sounding intentions.

It's time to acknowledge my need for obedience. And to acknowledge that it must start right here, with the following simple, yet overwhelmingly difficult, commands in Luke6 by Jesus:

Luke 6:

27 “But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you. 29 If anyone slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other cheek, too. If someone takes your coat, do not stop him from taking your shirt. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and when someone takes something that is yours, don’t ask for it back. 31 Do to others what you would want them to do to you.

32 If you love only the people who love you, what praise should you get? Even sinners love the people who love them. 33 If you do good only to those who do good to you, what praise should you get? Even sinners do that! 34 If you lend things to people, always hoping to get something back, what praise should you get? Even sinners lend to other sinners so that they can get back the same amount!

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without hoping to get anything back. Then you will have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High God, because he is kind even to people who are ungrateful and full of sin. 36 Show mercy, just as your Father shows mercy.

37 “Don’t judge others, and you will not be judged. Don’t accuse others of being guilty, and you will not be accused of being guilty. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.”

41 “Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your friend, ‘Friend, let me take that little piece of dust out of your eye’ when you cannot see that big piece of wood in your own eye! You hypocrite! First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your friend’s eye.

 46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but do not do what I say?

The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Jesus spit out quite a mouthful there, didn't He?  And, of course, He meant every word.  So, I've written this in an odd little post so that I can read it. Daily. And remember just where the goal post is.


And that's the weigh it goes,

Deb