One Family's Journey through " Trials, Triump's & The Teen Years"...

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

The saddle...

That's what I'm back in! I took a lil blogging hiatus, just needed to hang w/ the girls & hubby before we are back in full swing w/ this school year. I've also spent some time getting back in touch w/ my Creator & oh what a joyous time we have had. Its so wierd how spening time w/ God can wipe out even the gloomiest day,heal an acheing heart, right any wrong and yet oftentimes, we still drift away. I'm just so thankful that He waits, arms open wide, w/ a heart bursting w/ love for us- just as we are. One thing I've really been seeking Him for is help w/ love- "Agape" love. As a believer we are called to love" Thy enemy, thy neighbor, thos who persecute us, our parents, mate, children ect... And some are so easy to love, but others are truly only- through-Him. I want to love, truly" LOVE" like Jesus.As a believer who resides here on earth surrounded by other imperfect believers & non as well, I'm finding that I get oportunities daily to "choose" to love - make no mistake, its a choice. Luke 6:27 - love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Pray for those who hurt you. -6:33 - And if you do good only to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that... 35b- If we do these things" Then your reward will be great & you will be sons (daughters) of the Most High God because He is kind to the ungreatful & wicked." The best part is that we arnt expected to manage this on our own, He gives us the supernatural ability- when we ask! And you know what else? The reward isn't just in heaven, its here & now too! I've been talking to the girls about these things. They as well get oportunities (often) to "choose". I pray I'm helping to equip them. If I may be so bold to ask you to consider, what are you choosing? Till next time! LA

4 comments:

DIANEW said...

I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR SOOOO LONG.. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE WOMAN, WIFE AND MOTHER THAT YOU HAVE EVOLVED INTO. I WISH I HAD YOUR FAITH,YOUR STRENGTH, AND YOU CONVICTION!! MY LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER. YOU DO BRING THAT TO ME THO THRU THIS BLOG SO YOU CSNT EVER QUIT!! I LOVE YOU GIRL.. DI

Anonymous said...

You know, I check this blog all the time and I am always so encouraged. I love reading about your family, your love of the Lord and what all He has done in your life. Lately it seems like you may be in a battle. Do not give up, do not be discouraged,there are those of us that are praying you through. I cannot imagine not getting on here and seeing how you and your family are growing and evolving. So be of good cheer and blog on!

Anonymous said...

LA where in the world did you dissapear to? We need some new cleaning product posts!! Hehehe. The girls are getting so big and I just love seeing the pictures you have over in facebook! They are so beautiful and its wonderful watching them grow into precious young ladies of the Lord, and seeing how God is using and blessing you Hang in there sweety, it will all be revealed soon enough! Love you...Bren

Anonymous said...

You have encouraged this 53 yr old Grandma who was a young Mom once-- seemingly just yesterday. It all goes so fast so you are wise to keep your focus. I miss those days sometimes but find I haven't the energy anymore which makes me sad. I need to be seeking God for my strength and my new "chapter". I remember having that joy before and God hasn't changed. Thanks for sharing. D at Discovery