Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Remember Me!

When I was pregnant with Mikayla I found myself in the doctors office and him telling me, "If your heart doesn't stop racing we are going to have to hospitalize you until the baby is born." I had three weeks left until delivery and that did not sit well with me. I wasn't stressed but my body was in a distress beyond my control. 

The doctor left the room to start the paperwork. I sat there stunned. Wondering what I would say to Greg. When I remembered the Bible story about Hezekiah in Isaiah 38 and how he turned to the wall and prayed after being told, "You are going to die." I loved how Hezekiah prayed and asked God to remember him. God heard his prayer and answered. 

I thought, "If Hezekiah can do it. I can do it." So, I rolled my giant self sideways and looked at the wall in the doctors office and prayed. I prayed something like, "God, if you can remember Hezekiah and grant him favor, I know You can remember me, too." I then just waited for the doctor to come back. 

The doctor came back in and re-examined me and said, "I do not know how this happened. I have never seen anything like it, but your heart rate is normal again."  I immediately told him what I did and that I prayed. He ignored the prayer part and said it was because I turned on my side. But, he was still putting me on bed rest until Mikayla came, but at home.

I knew it was God. He remembered me. He heard my prayer and He answered. Some might tell you that it is selfish to ask God to remember you. Yes, our remembrance needs to be about the character of God and what He has done, but it is also okay to ask Him to remember you. 

In Luke 23:42, the thief on the cross said, "Remember me when you come into your kingdom."  And the Psalms are filled with requests. Psalm 106:4 says, "Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor toward Your people; visit me with Your salvation."

Remembrance is a gift. It is a gift to remember the character of God and all He has done, but it is also a gift to ask Him to remember us. He desires to give us good gifts. He hears us and He answers. 

Have you ever had a. Moment when you asked God to remember you and you can clearly state how He answered? I would love to hear about it.

Be in the Word. 
Be with Jesus. 
Be Transformed. 

Shalom y'all!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Lessons from the Healing of a Leper

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Reflections from 2 Kings 5 and the story of the servant girl telling her Master, the mighty warrior, Naaman to go to his enemy's prophet for healing.

1. Sometimes the unwilling placement of a servant girl can lead to the best opportunities for faith. Lesson from a servant girl.

Insignificant people can effect change! 

2. Sometimes people in high places must bow before prophets. Lesson from a mighty warrior.

Pride must be dealt with. Period!

3. Sometimes we create our own uneasiness by misinterpreting the words and actions of others that are well intended. It is a kindness to ourselves if we think no evil. A lesson from a king.

Dwell on the things of God it stops the stressful spiral.

4. Sometimes, the one who has the ear of the king is wise to give ear to his servants. A Lesson from a mighty warrior.

Be teachable it makes you reachable.

5. Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is the simplest step or process. A lesson from a mighty warrior.

KISS... Keep It Simple Stupid.

6. Spiritual healing does not come from showy or big displays, but from simple obedience and cleansing. 

Read your Bible, pray every day, and you will grow, grow, grow.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Heaven's Hospitality: 1 Samuel 25 Nabal, Abigail & David

Sometimes, when we are in a situation where we feel oppressed and not important we can discover that it is in the moments that God can most use us. In today's Bible story, we will discover that two oppressed people: a servant and a wife end up saving their entire clan and reminding the man of God, God's chosen path for him. As you listen to the story of Nabal, Abigail, and David unfold examine the outcomes of their hospitality and how it impacted those around them. The constrasts in this story are quite profound. Let me know what you discover! Shalom y'all!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

What will bring hope where you dwell?

Have you ever felt the weight of a mental pit? Or the oppression of a location and situation that put you in a pit of despair? Or dealt with the cloak of gloating by enemies around you? David knew these well. 

Yet, David chose to focus his mind on higher things.  In Psalm 30, David reminds us that praise places us in high places. David shows us how hope rises in those who dwell in thanksgiving. 

It is my choice in how I dwell. It is not a location or the people but my heart and what I bring to the space. If I choose to exalt God and acknowledge all He has already done, I will know hope rising in me. 

How can you praise God today? I get it. Sometimes it is so much easier to focus on the ugh, but choose to speak praise and acknowledge the goodness of God even when you really do not want to. It will lift you up.