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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide the with mine eye.. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Sometimes in life we want to hold onto doing things our way. We tell ourselves we know what we are doing. We act like GOD doesn't mind if we don't always rely on HIM for instruct and guidance. HE wants us to rely on HIM for everything. HE is is full of mercy and patience. I am thankful for that. It is easy to slip into going on about our daily lives, doing and going. Not taking time to ask for HIS guidance throughout the day. Some folks go for days without even praying. I mean real praying not quoting some poetic prayer that was memorized. That is fine for small children who is learning about praying, but not for adults. I just heard of a survey where 80% of people who said they had a Bible only read it about once a year. WHAT? The word of GOD is the Christian's sword of the SPIRIT. It is GOD talking to us, instructing, GOD revealing HIMSELF to us........ How can we fail to be close to GOD? How can we not depend on GOD? How can we not spend time with HIM? HE is our strength, our high tower, our salvation, our shield from the threats of the world and satan. A Christian that does not serve GOD or spend time with HIM will be weak spiritually. No intimacy with the LORD means opening yourself up for snares. sin, misery, and fiery darts of the devil. As an individual every Christian must I mean must stay close to GOD. No matter how busy life is. No matter what trouble you are facing or going through. HE is our life stream. He wants us to stay under the shadow of HIS wings. Have you ever watched baby chicks when the mother hen gathers them under her wings. She keeps them hide from the sun beating down, or the rain the is pouring down, or a threat that may be near by. The chicks that refuse to stay under her wing is under a real threat of the elements or other danger. We are the same. When we wonder away for any amount of time we are in danger and under threat. If you are a Christian and you aren't walking in HIS will or staying close to HIM daily, I beg you to turn to the LORD right now and cling to HIM. Spend time everyday with the LORD. Stay near HIM. As the body of Christ we must pray for one another and help each other.y Lifting up the spiritual weak and not be afraid to ask for prayer if we are experiencing a weak area in our life. Yes even with weight loss. Pick up your Bible and study it Take time to pray, today if you haven't God bless you! God will guide and instruct you daily if you will let HIM.

For all those who said a prayer for me while I was experiencing a plateau. That is a weak place for me. I kept my faith in GOD. HE helped me realize what I needed to do by talking with one of the Sparkers. I pushed my exercise up a notch. I lost 3.5 pounds this week. The plateau broke. Praise the LORD who is ever faithful to direct our paths. Thank you my Sparker Friend for your encouragement.
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  • JENNYR0506
    Thanks for the reminder to hold God's Living Word as a precious gift and mighty weapon against the world. So glad to hear about your success in weight loss this week.

    emoticon Jenny
    1843 days ago
    No worries here about whether I'm praying to God. I think He gets sick of me. LOL "Oh geez, here's that Laura again. Doesn't she know other people need my attention, too?"

    I don't know if you saw a comment OPTIMIST put on one of my blogs this weekend, but she reminded me how I prioritized daily Mass when I was out of medical leave. You have also encouraged me to find a way to make it to church during the week. It is so true. I feel adrift the past couple of months. I really think I need to get to Mass at least a couple of days each week besides Sunday. It puts me in a different place. I remember to turn to God first, rather than remember Him at the end of the day when I'm recollecting myself.

    When God is a part of our lives in a real way, we are changed because then He can work in us. He can only work in us when we are open to Him and when we are obedient to His will.
    1843 days ago
    Way to get me going again. TY for takeing the time to share and gently guide us back where we should have aready been.....
    1849 days ago
    Great Blog about God. Not enough people actually Talk about him. How have you been judy.? Congratulations on your loss. I was praying today over you when i was reading my bible. i prayed for your back and feet. i hope you are doing okay. Talk to you soon. K
    1849 days ago
    Awesome to break that barrier, i am at the moment on a plateau beam but i am hoping to change that with next weigh ins. Keep on pushing your doing great!
    1850 days ago
    woohoo! great news about your wt loss, girl you go w/god!
    1850 days ago
    Grateful that you broke your plateau. God is an awesome God. he will guide us through everything if we let Him. God bless you.
    1850 days ago
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