Nehemiah 4:14. ‘After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” 15. When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work. 16. From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah’❤
I love this verse because it is so applicable to life now. God has given each of us a job personally and our President a job nationally to build a defense wall to keep bad people out. Everyone trying to build a wall to keep bad people out are met with violent interference, whether a physical violence or a use or words or emotional turmoil. The enemy is working overtime to get in and destroy us. We must, as Nehemiah did, proclaim our right to defend ourselves under and with God’s protection and keep working with added guards. Keep fighting but be ready for battle. Do not ever give up, it is not an option. Keep on and rely on God and call to Him for help every step of the way. He always provides. ❤
I have wanted a recliner for my husband for years. He has bad knees and has to elevate them after so many hours on them and has a lot of pain. He would not spend the money. So yesterday while we served the Lord together, God provided a free recliner that even lifts up and help you get up again from it. So God granted this free answer to prayer and I praise Him for providing such a gift to help my husband. Praise God who answers prayer and gives every blessing lovingly. God is so very good and loving and generous!!😄❤❤
While I love my life as a loving housewife and loving homeschooling momma, I sometimes am blessed to also still be a consulting loving Audiologist. And today, I was blessed with 3 patients. This helps with birthdays coming up (everyone in the house but me) and gas money for running around, etc. So work is a blessing to us. But more of a blessing is God’s blessing of timing and allowing the blessing at just the right time.
I got to thinking that I have Christian brothers and sisters who struggle with money. And I heard a great teaching that said struggles with money are management problems or problems with God’s provision. As in, either we spend poorly and that is the problem or we ate not getting enough and that is the problem. Or both. And to the not getting enough, it could be three things: not working at the best position you are capable, not enough faith and prayer, or you have a lesson to learn about depending on God. And that teaching is sound.
I reflect that I used to have a pride issue and work harder, more jobs and earn more but simultaneously had a spending problem. But I do not remember ever not tithing. 10% to God first. And I always had faith but still struggled because there was a spending problem and pride. So when my pride broke and I adopted a Spirit of humbleness and my faith was still there and my Spirit of self-control helped with my spending, now I do not want for anything. We don’t have enough to go to Disney, but I am content with whatever God provides and He always provides what we need when we needed. ❤
I had a pretty nasty fracture on my bottom 19 (my bottom molar I bit a ham bone shard with accidentally and it chipped). And dentists have previously terrified me. So, I asked my Aunt and best friends to pray for me on the way and they did. So the whole time I had peace and even joy and the oral surgeon was wonderful and great and all went well. And I am so happy because I know my Heavenly Daddy AGAIN took care of me. I am sure because I have never had peace before at any dentist office ever and I could not do otherwise. I felt God was with me through it. I knew He was in charge and good. So, praise God! My molar is out!
I will not say what particularly it was, but recently I had quit. I had given up the idea of something in particular that I humbly gave up to the Lord as an offering to Him. I said in essence, “This isn’t happening again so I accept that you are enough and I give it up to You. I quit and am fine with that. I trust You.” And that was that, so I thought. But evidently God had different plans or honored my humility or something because today He saw fit to provide that very thing to me. And it goes to show you that sometimes in the giving something up to God, He honors that and gives back more. I believe He wants to know we are fully prepared and fully willing to give up everything for Him and He honors that, rewards it even. God is so real and alive and working in me and so many I know that walk with Him faithfully and meaningfully. It is so very beautiful. Praise God! May the whole earth praise His holy name!❤
So, the concrete for the sidewalk was ordered to arrive tomorrow and my husband and Joe (our handyman) and I were going to mix it and pour it in this heat, and it would have been an all day killer workout but horrible. And honestly, would have probably immobilized my husband (who has bad knees) for a few days. So, this was the anticipation. This morning, the neighbors (fixing their house up to sell it) had a little concrete work done around their pool. So, one conversation later, they are happy for the qork and have all the tools and can pour it today!!! So it is done now!!!! Praise God for providing!!! He is truly great and worthy of praise!!! One more major thing checked off the list and on to roofing and screening in the back porch!!! Woo hoo!!!! God is so good! God always provides!!! ❤❤❤
Psalm 116:1. “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” 5. The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8. For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9. that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. 10. I trusted in the Lord when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”; 11. in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.” 12. What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me? 13. I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. 14. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. 15. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. 16. Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. 17. I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord. 18. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, 19. in the courts of the house of the Lord— in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.”