Good evening friends. I hope this posts finds you each doing well on a hot Monday night.
It has been a good but trying day here in Memphis. It never fails – after I post good news (like last nights post) the devil goes into over drive to try to steal our joy. Today the enemy used a multi front attack. Kayleigh began having side effects from the medicine for the first time today. She battled an upset stomach nearly all day. Thankfully our medical team did warn us so we were prepared. Medicine was called in and by bedtime she started to feel better.
On other fronts our sweet friend Anna has been re-admitted to the hospital for a fever. Her counts are all the way at zero and the doctors are not sure what type of infection is causing the fever. They are running tests and treating her with broad spectrum antibiotics – please pray with us that the doctors pin down the cause and are able to treat it quickly. And that our sweet friend starts feeling better soon!
I also have a precious friend from home who is being attacked health wise and needs prayers for healing. And the list could go on with the small things designed to get under my skin and make me irritable and ineffective. As always, the Lord is good and speaks to me gently in the most beautiful ways. One of my favorite songs, “Oceans” by Hillsong came on while I was driving this afternoon. I love the whole song but the bridge always gets me. Today was no different…
“Spirit lead me where my trust is without boarders,
Let me walk upon the waters,
Wherever you would call me…”
That moment when you realize that song has been your prayer for over a year – and it hits you – God has indeed lead you to where your trust HAS to be without borders. Oh my.
And then tonight, my devotion is titled “The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith” two quotes that are running on s loop in my head
1.) “Faith must be tested, because it can only become your intimate possession through conflict.”
2.) “Believe steadfastly on Him and everything that challenges you will strengthen your faith.”
I can’t pretend to know the mind of God. I have no idea where He is leading us. I don’t know what the future holds. But I do know that God is at work. I have seen it in the beautiful fund raiser done in our home town. I have seen him in the prayers of my children, I have seen Him in the comments and messages. So today, on a day that was full of blah things, I choose to smile. This day full of blah things has encouraged my faith because I know if the devil feels like He needs to attack we must be on the right path.
God didn’t promise this life would be easy, He just promised that I would
Never have to walk it alone. Thank you Jesus.
For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” 6 So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”
My sleeping beauty 💜