Spiritual storms are the worst. But its more experience for me to walk by faith and not by sight. I hate the dark…but I have learned that my battles there are life changing, not only for me but for those around me. When ever I finish a womens study, I seem to enter this realm that although I sense it coming, I am still never ready for it. We (as a family) are in total surrender to the LORD, and after much struggling and prayer, we believe HE is relocating us and a new ministry is going to form. We don’t know when exactly, and we think we know where.
The enemy would like me to crawl under a rock, and shut my mouth, and I can’t do that..see I know too much for that, and bowing to him is not an option for me. The enemy always goes after my children when he can’t reach me. For a long time I thought that if I spoke to the people who are in positions to encourage them and look after their souls (with in the church), and pray and encourage them myself, that was the best I could do, and well God has to do the rest.
Sometimes God wants us to pick up our sword, and fight the thing out. Feeling that call right now. Its become so important to me that my children never have their fire for Christ stepped on by believers. This is serious…children are being taught by adult actions to give the LORD lip service, and to turn their flame down. No that is so wrong!
We would love to have your prayers as we press on, and refuse to take one step without our God. The world will fade away, but Yahweh…remains forever! We know our need for more of HIM, and we know that laying everything down at HIS feet is worth more than worldly riches.
Lord God, you know the situations and the hurts that have plagued us, we watched as people lost their fire, and wondered how could this be? Please don’t let us lose our fire, increase the flame of desire for You, we will go with You, just not without You.
Thanks for your prayers, we are blessed to have you all as a blog faith family..you are truly the body of Christ…Beautiful!
9 responses to “More Fire…More Desire”
Wow – I’m with you, Darla, and excited about where God is taking you! I understand the trepidations. I felt that just today actually. You are such a blessing. That was enlightening to me, what you said, “The enemy always goes after my children when he can’t reach me.” It makes sense, from a tactical perspective, but I’d never considered it that way. You are strong in the spirit, girl. And if you ever need Back-Up, let me know, k? Love you!
Cool you are moving to Kentucky.. ;).
Darla where ever God moves you, move with Him.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prospour you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Peace and love sis.
Please let us know more as you do. I know this is a big step, and a decision not easily reached. I’m excited for you though. 🙂
Prayin’ for you and your family, sister! Especially your kiddo’s! Youth ministry is my passion and nothing gets me angrier than seeing the future of God’s Kingdom have their fire extinguished by the ‘elder’ congregation. ARGH!
Also, just so you know, I am selfishly praying that God is moving you closer to ME;)
Heather I will be here til next year…sooooo I am planning a visit from you..already figured out where you all will sleep..or just you..whatever works on your end..k? start thinking!
God seems to be in the moving business. I don’t think He wants us to get too settled. Our pastor spoke about the need in the early church to spread the gospel and how the Emporer Claudius helped in this need. By starting colonies throughout the known world, he would send citizens he didn’t like to the colonies. He didn’t like the newest atheists in Rome — Christians — like Aquila and Priscilla. So the gospel was spread quicker, not just held up in Rome.
Isn’t it amazing how God gets His work done even when we think it’s not a good thing. We may see it as persecution when He has a plan that will be done.
I’m not sure what you’re dealing with, Darla, or where He’s leading you…but…I sure hope it’s closer to Dallas!!!
Sure we can pray for you. I have found how it can be hard to keep onces fire at times myself.
Actually….I am REALLY thinking about it! There is SO much history in PA and it would be a great Homeschool trip for the kiddo’s!
OK…who am I kidding? It’s really ALL about ME seeing YOU!!!!! 😉
Heather- I will show you history! and it can still be all about you!