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Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Hold Fast no matter what you're facing today

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Good Morning!

I'm in sunny Albuquerque this morning, after a wonderful weekend in Pagosa Springs.  We attended the Cleansing Stream retreat in that beautiful resort area and it was awesome.  Afterward, we got to sit in the mineral hot springs, a peaceful spot where we gazed at the snow capped Rocky Mountains while we soaked up the good minerals. 

It's so easy to be praising God in a situation like that!  But.....then we have to return to the real world.  I do thank God that He allows us those mountain top experiences so that we are strengthened to face the valleys again.

I sometimes feel like the grizzly bear we saw at the wild animal park while we were there.  It weighed around 1000 lbs, and was refusing to come out of it's shelter, that resembled an igloo.  It would poke it's head out and growl at us, but wouldn't come out.  I have some mornings like that where the weight of the world makes me want to hibernate forever.  I probably growl like that too.

My husband is going in for a PET scan to see if his cancer has spread.  It's no fun waiting for those types of results.  But, our God is so able and beyond able, to heal and restore, and that's what we are believing for.  It's interesting how I can watch myself leave the mountaintop and as I'm physically traveling down in altitude, my soul begins to go down also.  Do you do that too?  I was riding along in the car, leaving the soaring Spirit-filled time in Pagosa, and my thoughts were moving to the medical appointments we're facing, and down I started to go.  Bu then, my sweet Abba Father jumped right in there and reminded me Who we belong to, and Who has the final say in things.  It really doesn't matter what any doctor tells us, does it?  If God has decided we still have assignments here on earth, then we'll be here!  And, we all do have an appointed time to go home to Him, so if it is time, then we must accept that and know that His plan is always perfect, even though our finite minds don't always see that.  I certainly don't want it to be time yet for that.  I'm honest about it; I'm human and I love my husband.

I love my Father even more.  I do trust Him.  Whatever His plan is, I know that He will hold me up and move me on toward His goals for my life.  Whatever you are facing today, take time to go before your Father and be still and let Him love on you.  Let Him inject into your spirit His peace.  He will.  Hebrews 4:16 says, "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most."  I LOVE that scripture.  His grace and mercy are beyond awesome.   I hope that if your day or your week has been especially rough, that you will go to Him.  I also would be happy to pray for you, if you send me your request.

Hold fast and trust---even when it seems hopeless.  It never is.  There is always a better day ahead.  Things always change.  Nothing stays the same.  To every thing there is a season. I'm talking to myself!

Love and prayers to you all!

Nancy

 

 

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