John 14:6. ‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”‘
We have had difficult times with illness preventing our normal school days and busy gig days on sick days also and missing things and so on, and tensions have been very high with my husband, still feeling under the weather. And I have learned that when something is wrong, stop entertaining it. Rebuke the wrongness of it. Stop it. Pray and ask God to remove the wrong and make it right and change hearts. God answers these prayers. They are born out of a humble realization of two things: 1. Our fight is not against flesh and blood but against evil spirits trying to screw everything up, and 2. God is the only One that easily manages to drive out these evil spirits and help us. Both agree with Scripture and both honor God and He loves our faith and belief and honors it. Had this today and prayed and God helped. Never be afraid to pray. Never be too proud to pray. Always pray.❤
John 14:1. ‘”Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. 2. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4. You know the way to the place where I am going.”‘
God is our Advocate. Knowing who He is and being close to Him is our security and identity. ❤
http://bible.com/105/mat.5.3-12.ncv “They are blessed who realize their spiritual poverty, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. They are blessed who grieve, for God will comfort them. They are blessed who are humble, for the whole earth will be theirs. They are blessed who hunger and thirst after justice, for they will be satisfied. They are blessed who show mercy to others, for God will show mercy to them. They are blessed whose thoughts are pure, for they will see God. They are blessed who work for peace, for they will be called God’s children. They are blessed who are persecuted for doing good, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. “People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do, you will be blessed. Rejoice and be glad, because you have a great reward waiting for you in heaven. People did the same evil things to the prophets who lived before you.
So, we are so blessed to have our children playing baseball this season. We have great coaches and teams. For my daughter, baseball is a first for her and she is loving every minute of being on a team, working hard, running fast, throwing, hitting, encouraging teammates and it is a wonderful experience for her. For my son, who has been on the worst team and the best team, he is somewhere in the middle to low talent bunch but he is one of the best on his team now as a result and that holds responsibility and he has risen to it by coaching teammates to hit better and how to hit at all in one case and he has choice of positions. So we have this wonderful tool in baseball for development physically and maturely. And we could not be happier with it. Thank God for baseball, a wholesome game in a largely unwholesome world. ❤
Matthew 7:13. ‘”Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”‘