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The Daily Mercies: Why “In His Steps”?

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The Daily Mercies: My Life of Grace

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It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning:  great is thy faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-24

I apologize for the late post this evening.

I have been praying on what to post.  Although nothing seemed to come to me,  I am forever reminded that the Lord’s mercies are indeed new EVERY day.  It is truly of HIS MERCIES that we are not consumed.

 In our daily challenges—when terrible twos are upon us—He is faithful. 

When unexpected circumstances test our faith—like Cammie calling home to tell me that she is being sent to another base for testing for cervical cancer—He is there.

When unimaginable grief tries to crush us—like the passing of a newborn baby you can read about in  this post at Bring The Rain—He is faithful.

And He is there.

Even on Mondays.  As Mrs. Q’s son, “Mr. Independent”, said when He was asked to recite their memory verse for the week—Hebrews 13:8—

“Jesus Christ is the same Monday, today and forever.”

Amen!

God’s grace has been woven throughout my life like the intricate details of a beautiful hand-made quilt.  Today, it wraps me like a warm blanket.

To read about some of those details, click the link below to my very first post:

My Life of Grace.

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I will not add Mr. Linky since I am posting this so late.  If you would like to leave a link, please add it in the comments.  My apologies. 

Please pray with me for a good report for Cammie this coming Thursday.

May His daily mercies abound to you!

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The Daily Mercies: She’s Home!

 

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Click the above link for details…

 

No words are needed…

 

Sisters

Sisters

 
Happy!

Happy!

Big sister is back!

Big sister is back!

 

Dream on!

Dream on!

 

…and we’ll have to wait for more pics with Mom ’cause Mom was snapping pics and Joedaddy was filming.

I just have to add one funny note…  Cammie tried to call her Big Mama while she was waiting for her plane to take off.  Big Daddy had the cell at the camp.  He whispered, “hello?”  Apparently he didn’t know who she was and couldn’t take the time to find out.  “Can you call me back after dark,” he whispered from his tree stand.
I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to talk to her tomorrow… after he comes down from the tree stand.
Thanking Him that she’s home!
Merry Christmas!
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The Daily Mercies: A Little Girl

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In continuation of my previous post…  Are you His little girl?

Sometimes I feel like a little girl trapped in a woman’s body.  I flew through life so quickly, never pausing to hear the music of my wings in the air.  I failed to capture life’s milestones in each moment.  I toiled through each new season never realizing I didn’t have to—let alone the fact that I was never meant to.

How can I possibly reflect when I became a woman and how each chapter poses questions that I may not be able to answer.  How can I expect the respect or understanding of others through this process, when “I” cannot bear to understand them?

I feel the constant pressure to measure up, not only to my husband and others, but to myself.  The ways are countless as are my many sins and failures.  The shame so confounding—stronger than my many walls.

I have found my words in so much of the dialog, It’s almost embarrassing to note how young I am in this area.

After all, I am to be so far removed from this place!  (Then I ask myself, “Am I?”)  This uncertainty is the clear work of the enemy.  However there are times when all you hear is the noisome pestilence.

As I’ve cried and others have helped turn on the light of His truth, this book has done the same.  Who knows what dreams may come and where grace may lead.

Looking back, oh how I do resonate with feeling like victory is reserved for those greater than I.  Though I know better, I have to remind myself that I am indeed fearfully and wonderfully made—His princess!  To be romanced is an understatement!  Does not the prince seek after his princess, as our King His warrior bride?

This is something I’ve never truly experienced.  In the manner that I have struggled to receive, this is where I am reminded, “I am worthy!”  The idea of being needed, desired, sought after appeals to us all in many ways.  For me, part of this journey is to truly find those desires deep within my heart.

I want to accept them, embrace them, release them, and express them.  I want to express them as I am created to do, seeing my beauty through His eyes.

I have used my femininity in all the wrong ways, for all the wrong reasons, only to find my true hearts desires were created as His.  Though He created me to be passionate, I’ve never really felt pursued.  Instead, I flew, I lunged into the physical, hiding behind insecurity and fear.

To this day I find it hard expressing myself without feeling invalidated.  All I’ve ever wanted was the loving pursuit and embrace my Savior alone offers me—causing me to feel this is the only place I will find myself as captivating—as outlined in this book.

Of course I long to draw out the strength of a man and be the passion of His desire.  Of course my heart wants more—but most of all, I want to be more—to give more.

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The Daily Mercies: Radically Saving Robin

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It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning:  great is thy faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-24

Recently, my friend, Robin, shared with me about God radically changing her life.  Robin and I were friends as teenagers.  You can see the 80’s Robin here.  We were recently reunited after Robin’s 20th high school reunion.

After Thanksgiving, Robin became very sick.  During this time, God marvelously answered her prayers to guide her back on the right path.  She was unaware that I had been praying for her as well.  The visitation she described reminded me of Saul on the road to Damascus.  The Lord gave her revelations of His plans for her.  She is presently in the Air Guard and feels confident that she is right where she needs to be.  Robin has a very tender, repentant heart towards the Lord.  Over the past week and a half, she has experienced a process of grief over sin, enormous burden for loved ones, great joy and a “weight lifted” from her.  “I’ve never felt so clean before,” she explained.  She is overwhelmed with a deep love for others.  This reminds me of Romans 5:5:  …for the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The Lord has continually opened her eyes to things that she is writing down and has not yet fully shared with me.  “We’re in the end times, Rena,” she told me.  She is eager to get well and go wherever the Lord would send her and speak to whomever will listen.  She’s like a sponge.  Over the past week, she’s called me with many questions eager to learn and grow.  I’ve prayed with her, cried with her and rejoiced with her.  Robin told me that she has always believed.  But now she is in a place of complete surrender.  The difference, I told her, is that now she is willing to make Him Lord.  So many people will turn to Christ as Savior, but not as Lord.  I’ve heard it said before, “if He’s not Lord OF ALL, He’s not Lord AT ALL.”  I have to agree.  As Robin says, “things are different now.”  He met her where she was and turned her completely around.

Isn’t He amazing?  Robin gave me permission to share her story.  More details of her testimony will be shared in the upcoming weeks.  She mentioned that she may share some of it herself.

Robin is waiting for the results of blood work.  She is currently diagnosed with a sinus infection and bronchitis, but is concerned it may be worse.  Please pray for her healing, for His hedge and continued growth for Robin.  Also pray for wisdom and grace for Robin as she confronts areas of her life as well as relationships that He is changing.

Her recent journey reminds me of Chris Rice’ hymn, Come To Jesus.  I hope you’ll take a moment to listen.  The lyrics are included.

 

Stay tuned for more details of Robin’s story.  Rejoicing with the Angels,

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