Laced with love we go serve. Let's humble ourselves today and pray that through Lissa's heart... He speaks. It is Him we see..we serve...and lets all get on our faces and pray praise words...because the battle is already won. Here's Lissa...a real servant's heart and one I am so thankful God has put in our midst..sharing her story.
bring us into the calling that you have predestined for us...Romans 8:30
We are all watching the news with hearts broken for Japan. I was so touched when I watched that poor pregnant girl on the news who was exposed to radiation. I can't even imagine the worry that she's feeling at this time. I also was inspired by the man who was so determined to live in order to get back to his family. He was badly bruised and banged up but Thank God! He made it!! I would love to have a sneak peek at that family's reunion! They thought they had lost some thing so precious and instead they will be together again.
I remember that day when I thought I had lost something precious and that my marriage was over. The grief I felt and feelings of failure. I was getting a divorce. My husband and I had left our two girls with my parents and flew to Arizona for the weekend to try and work on our marriage. I was angry and unforgiving. How could he do that to ME??!? RIGHT?? I let satan get into my head and feed my pride. That's it! "it's OVER! I announced."
That is until we returned home.
We walked into Azteca of all places where my parents had taken my girls to lunch after church. When those precious little faces (7 and 5 at the time) saw their daddy walk into the restaurant they RAN to him and THREW themselves into His arms.
That's the moment my heart changed. If for no other reason than those precious girls I was going TO FIGHT for my marriage. I was going to do whatever it took! It meant forgiveness and humility, and brokenness but I was ready to go there. After all, we had been broken for a long time and it takes TWO to get there.
We were lost. I think of that verse in 2 Chronicles 20:12 when King Jehoshaphat felt overwhelmed by the battle that was being waged against him. All he knew to do was to turn to the Father and cry, "I don't know what to do but my eyes are on you."
And that's what I've learned through the healing of my marriage. I DON'T know what to do! I had NO IDEA where to start BUT my eyes were on the Lord. Every time I felt myself begin to take my eyes off of the Father is when I began to slip. So I would FORCE my gaze BACK ON THE FATHER and watch where he would lead me. He took care of me! He restored my joy! And in the end he RESTORED my marriage!
If you find yourself in the center of a hurricane whirling around you FIX YOUR GAZE on the Lord! HE WILL take care of you! Don't let your gaze drop! For NONE of us knows what to do in those difficult situations but I ASSURE YOU that GOD DOES! I've learned in every situation to look to God and say again like Jehoshophat, "I don't know what to do but my eyes are on you! He CAN move mountains!! I am PROOF positive! Don't take your gaze off of him! He will take care of you.
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Eph 5:15-17 - Help her to be careful how she lives her life. May she be wise in her choices. Help her to make the most of every opportunity for doing good. Help her not to act thoughtlessly but to understand what You want her to do.