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DTTB/Lifter of my Head I

All my life I believed that there was a GOD, I just didn’t believe HE was very interested in me. Actually I believed HE hated me.  I set out to be a better person and to raise my children with a knowledge of HIM, and a hope that HE would be interested in them.  My heart was striving to be a good wife, as I knew little about that, and had married the man who seemed to always be there and genuinely liked me. Love, yes we loved, or what we knew of love at that time. 

After returning to a church after 20 years of ignoring it, still attending hoping HE would look down and have mercy on my children, and give them some kind of blessing.  Although I had been educated in the Bible, there was no connection to my heart. Often I asked questions like, “What is Grace?”, “What is unforgivable?” “Why do we say Hope, and think of a positive?”  I rarely got an answer that made any sense to me.  So I knew of HIM, but had yet to experience HIM.

Our marriage was falling apart, drugs and alcohol numbed the pain, while still being functional, and wearing a mask.  The LORD pulled me closer, and I cried out to HIM, kneeling (had not done that since I was a little girl), and begging.  “Please, don’t let all this fall down, don’t take him from me, even if you hate me, surely you love my children, I will do anything..Please”.  That was the moment I experienced HIM for the first time, undeniably!  HE wrapped me up in HIM, the warmth and the love that enveloped me was incredible and the first time that I had ever felt anything like it.  Joy filled my heart, HE loved me, HE really loved me…

The next day, sitting in my room, not wanting to leave whatever just happened, HE spoke to my heart, that I needed to read the Bible. The only Bible I had was a Dollar Store $5 KJV Bible (I carried to church to look appropriate). My response was “okay, but I really don’t understand any of it, I need you to help me understand, I don’t even know where to start..” Somehow, I bumped the Bible and it fell to the floor, and laid open, and this is what caught my eye and my attention.

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

This is the beginning of our Awesome God being the Lifter of my Head.

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Philippians Study 1:1-9

I have recently started a new study with Philter48. There is lots to offer there for everyone. Although it is in the beginning stages, it has been a blessing.  (Please don’t let the word “forum” scare you off..its very easy to move through, and the discussions are wonderful!)

Studying Philippians, I am glad to tell you that I am going slowly through it, and happy with that. My hunger for the Word is growing, and I just don’t want to miss anything God has for me. Here are some highlights that spoke to me…

Phil.1:1 I found it interesting that Paul addresses this letter to the “saints”, “overseers” and “deacons”.  For some reason he felt the need to write it this way. The mystery to me is  why? “Saints” pretty much covers all believers.  Well, they couldn’t say he didn’t mention them, and he had thier attention as well.

Phil 1:3-5  Interesting. The joy and love that Paul felt for these people, because of thier love for the LORD, and the way they also spread the Good news, the Gospel. There is nothing wrong with us feeling this same kind of love for each other, and I am sure that this is what I am experiencing here in Blogville with my Christian brothers and sisters. It is amazing, and what an awesome gift from God.

Phil 1:6  Seems to me that the ones who are spreading the Gospel seem to need reminded ( I know I do) that God has started a change in us and HE will finish it. No doubt! HE does not fail at what He sets out to do, HE doesn’t become tired or bored, HE has a plan and HE finishes it! Thank you Jesus!

Phil 1:7-9 Paul has written the most awesome prayers, I love to look and read and apply them.  This one is near to my heart, and I have prayed tons for things that he called out that he prayed for the Philippians.

We need to rememeber that all saints are saints, all part of a well oiled machine needing each other to function in the area and gifts that God has given us. To love each other and find that love in the saints sharing the Gospel just like us, God truly does bind our hearts together. And to pray for each other, and also for ourselves.  These are some of the things I pray for..to have a righteous fear of God, because through it HE promises wisdom, to know God more, to love HIM more, and to not be decieved, protection from the evil one. (why else would we need to be reminded that HE will finish the work HE has started in us)

Stay tuned..hahaha I will be posting again on next tuesday what I rest on in the next section.  Love to hear what you think of Philippians 1:1-9, and would love to see you at Philter48  (Carl Kroboth, Dale Hill, Brian Swan, and Michelle  are all going to post also this week..checkout the Philippians Study at Philter48 )

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Happy New Year!

I love NEW..I love that we are starting a fresh new year, with new possiblities, and new hopes. 

This is my prayer for you as well as for myself…

Love you!! Happy New Year!!

 

Colossians 1:9b-13

…asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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