Sunday, January 16, 2011

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So, I haven't blogged in it feels like forever. Honestly, I just haven't had much to say (Shocker... i know!), Alot has been going on, yet at the same time I haven't been that busy. It has been more of a spiritual warfare, which is often more draining than anything physical. Ever just feel like satan is fighting and he is fighting hard? Maybe not necessarily against you, but with everyone around you. Even the people who you thought had it decently together are falling. For lack of better words you do feel like you are on a battle field. You have your army and they are dropping like flies. You know that you cant save them, but you want to get them help. Although every time you try to save one another falls and it is just continuous. That is how Ive felt the last few weeks... Please don't think I'm complaining or whining bec i understand that this is just apart of the Christian walk, but i do want to be honest with you. Kat has made the statement before about how we are human also. We are not perfect. I try my best on here to not just say what you should and should  not do, but also be real. So this is just one of those "real" post. There have been a couple of good things come out of the past few weeks though... First off I've read my Bible everyday (remember my new years resolution??). It has become my LIFE SAVER! God always seems to speak to me through it....  :) Secondly, my prayer life has flourished! It is sad to say, but lately all I know to do is talk to God about what all has been going on. Please do not get me wrong,,, i still pray during the good times also, but there has just been something lately in me that it has been almost constant! I told someone yesterday, "I talk to God now more than I talk to myself!! And I talk to myself alot...."! :) Girls, we are in a war.... You may be feeling like you are winning or you may be feeling like i am and that you are losing. Draw close to God.... Then no matter how you "feel" You know in the end you WILL win!!

Sweet sisters in Christ..... people are falling and struggling all around us.... they need someone to pray for them, cry with them, love on them, encourage them, listen to them, and more than anything lead them to Christ.... Are you willing to do that? If not, quite honestly, you need to check your heart and get right with God. If you are, then you are like a nurse in a hospital with many sick sick patients. You may at times feel like the only nurse on duty, but the thing is though you have the ultimate doctor who is ALWAYS on duty!!!

I can sincerely tell you that I pray for each and every one of you... I know that many of you are dealing with hurts, fears, sins, secrets, and just struggles. I encourage you today to just keep on fighting! Keep on! Here are a couple of verses you may want to memorize or Ive written them down and placed them in different places so that I will see them often!

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”



Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 9:9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
With love and encouragement,
JEN

P.S. I would like to add the words to a song that I've been singing to myself lately called, "Shout unto God!"

The enemy has been defeated

And death couldn't hold You down

We're gonna lift our voice in victory

We're gonna make Your praises loud

Shout unto God with a voice of triumph

Shout unto God with a voice of praise

Shout unto God with a voice of triumph

We lift Your name up

We lift Your name up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X--jzuVTZqM&feature=related

7 comments:

Amber Noella said...

The perfect word I needed to hear & understand. Thanks!

Meredith said...

this is really really sweet.
you are a little beam of sunshine ;)
thanks for the encouragement!

Jazzie said...

cute blog. your posts are just to amazing:).
xxo, Jazzie
(from: www.jsheaa.blogspot.com)

Olivia M. said...

This was a real encouragement to me. I especially liked Joshua 1:9. :)

Sierra said...

This is a really uplifting post.I love the first verse,Joshua 1:9.Sierra

Anneliese said...

Those scriptures and the song (have it on my iPod, btw :)) just made me cry soooo much :( I'm sitting in my room with the door shut as my mum and my sister are fighting; we're all tired and grumpy at the moment, and now things are suddenly much worse. I haven't exactly helped the situation, either, and so I'm heaps annoyed at myself. I don't exactly feel like the only one left standing, as you do, because I've gotten pulled into all this emotional/spiritual attack myself...it definitely doesn't feel at all like God is here and that I will win eventually, even though I know it to be true (if that makes sense).

Sorry about the long comment, but this post has turned me into more than a bit of a wreck at the moment =S But thank you so much for saying what you did in this post! I hope your spiritual battle eases up a bit, and I pray that you'll be overwhelmed by God's presence :)

God bless

xx

Callie Nicole said...

I know exactly what you mean about praying more fervently during the hard times - not that I don't pray during good times, but there's something about life's difficulties that makes me realize the the Lord is all I really have, and He's all I really need, and then I tend to pray more. Maybe that's why He lets us go through things in the first place. :-)
Thanks for the comment on my blog - I've been enjoying reading yours!