Thursday, March 12, 2009

{fAiTh}


Last night at my bible study, Beth Moore,(but of course)..... got fired up about faithand how it conquers ALL ! This passage was one of many that leapt off the page to me....

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
(Satan is the lion remember, click HERE for more HOW TO in the
"shutting up of Satan dept." :) and quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. ~Hebrews 11:32-34

To attempt to retell ALL that Beth taught would be futile and frankly would just make me look pathetic and quite sad. So, instead, I am going to give you the " Megan interpreted translation" , also known as "the below Layman's terms-terms"! OK?! Simply put....it is what my ears heard, and what my spirit received.......

Dear one.....our God wants us to GROW! His desire is for us to understand His strength and ability in us and our lives, by allowing us to get our knees scraped, hearts broken, and lives rattled! After all He is far more concerned with our character and courage in Him, then in our comfort, AMEN!!!!!

If you look through that passage and read the bold, you will see that there is redemption and purpose! Does that make only me want to get up and do a serious leap for joy?! OUR LOSS IS OUR GAIN YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! RECEIVE THAT! MEDITATE ON IT! KNOW IT! GOD LOVES US SO MUCH, THAT HE DID ALLOW US TO GO THROUGH THIS PAIN! I hope my enthusiasm and faith translates. I certainly do not under-play the pain and it's paralyzing capability. I went through it too, remember ! I think it's length is different for us all, and is predicated on how much faith we CHOOSE to exhibit!

Beloved....He loves you so much, that He gave His ONLY son. He gets it! He knows how we feel! He is there, and He wants us to grow from it! Gain from it! His desire is for our faith to grow, and if we ask Him to help us in that area, He is faithful to do so!

BLESSED FATHER.....YOU ARE THE ALMIGHTY, AND WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE! GROW OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR AGENDA GOD! GROW OUR FAITH AS WE FACE EACH DAY HERE WITHOUT OUR BABIES! MOLD US TO YOUR IMAGE AND AS WE READ THIS VERY PRAYER, IGNITE IN US HOLY SPIRIT ANOINTING TO LIVE A LIFE THAT EXUDES YOU AND THE POWER YOU SO DESIRE TO PLACE IN OUR SPIRITS. FOR YOUR GLORY, AND YOUR GLORY ALONE KING JESUS! WE LOVE YOU.....HELP US SHOW YOU JUST HOW MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am praying for you, my sisters. One day we will be able to hold, cuddle, kiss, love, and laugh with those babies we so miss today! God has all of eternity to make it up to us! Let's gain some rewards to go along with it along the way! It will be worth our while! HE PROMISES THAT, AND I BELIEVE HIM!


Thank you FAITH!

5 comments:

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful, Megan...and so true!!!

Jennifer Ross said...

I'm there with you Megan! No matter what I go through and as bad as it hurts sometimes, I want to be a faithful servant. I want my Father in heaven to be proud of me.

What a faithful post written, to glorify God!

Ruth said...

AMEN! SISTER!!! I love this post and I really like the reminder that our loss is our gain!!! You are so encouraging. I wish we lived closer! I need you to write on a daily basis right now to help me and continue to build and encourage me. Thank-you! Well-done, good and faithful servant!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful word. Your blog is beautiful.

So glad I ran across it in my blog reading.
I am new to the blog world and have so much to learn.

When you have some time, stop by for a visit!

Teresa

Lynnette Kraft said...

So Megan, is it safe to say, "From one loud mouth to another"? hee hee

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your prayers. It really does mean so much to me to have prayer support.

I've prayed for you and your ministry too - and will continue to pray.

I loved this post - it is so true - we need to trust that when we are put to battle, it's so that we can come out victorious with Jesus as our victor. I love the verse in Joshua that says, "Be strong of a good courage. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord our God is with us, wherever we go!" Yes, we are to be courageous! We are to be strong. We are to be encouraged! That's what God desires of us.

Well, I won't keep you, but I do appreciate your prayers, your heart and your ministry.
Love,
Lynnette
PS You may have told me (sorry for my NOT with it brain), but did you ever get the book I sent? I'm hoping I didnt' forget to send it.