Together, Christians Grow in Christ

A few months after we married, Keith saw a product on television that was supposed to prevent fog on the mirror. I didn’t believe that it would work and told him so, but he ordered it anyway. I probably made fun of him when he insisted that it was going to work.

He was so excited when it arrived. The next morning, he sprayed the stuff on the mirror and took a shower. The shower was maybe three steps away from the mirror above the sink. He was so disappointed that morning. The fog-buster didn’t work!

I made it worse when I laughed.

Fooled! He can laugh about it today.

Christians can be fooled, especially in this feel-good, selfie world we live in today.

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Uncertain Times … Certain Hope

“God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1

Are you overwhelmed by the uncertainty of today? Thanksgiving was very different this year. We were still thankful, but we celebrated differently.

Did you find that the things that you were thankful for were different this year? Shelter, food, family, safety.

These are, indeed, times of trouble. But there is hope.

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Lord, I don’t know what to pray!

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:26-28

Breast cancer, fall, cracked head, staples, bleeding in the brain, pneumonia, bowel obstruction … this week!

God! What more can my mother take?

I don’t know what to pray. Take her?

I don’t think she wants me to pray for her healing. She wants to be with Daddy.

She’s tired, Lord.

STOP THIS TORTURE!! That’s what I’m thinking. It seems irreverant. But, Father, that is my cry. But do I dare?

I don’t know what to pray.

Wisdom, Father. Your perfect wisdom. That’s my prayer.

Thank You.

Take her, if that’s Your will. But, nevertheless, please, relieve her suffering.

Relieve my brother’s suffering, my family’s suffering.

God, have mercy!

Thank You that the Spirit is praying for us and interceding for us.

We don’t know what to pray.

My prayer

Father, there are so many people who feel like they are being tortured. Please lift them up. Let them feel Your precious presence in their lives. Oh Holy Spirit, thank You for praying for us when we don’t know what to pray. You sustain us when we feel the bottom falling out from us. Oh, Lord my God, Holy are You. I adore You. You will keep my mother in Your presence forevermore.