Thursday, August 6, 2009

{wHeN i GrOw Up}




Being a soldier for the Lord Jesus is nothing like what this world portrays a "soldier" to be. Standing in faith for our "invisible" King is often times looked at as being desperate, overly compassionate, a crutch (love that one...not) and weak. According to God's economy...nothing could be further from the truth!
The season I am currently in requires a great deal of trust and faith. Some of you know, some not....that my husband and I were estranged for 13 months and seeking divorce not ironically a few short months after our son, Macsen went Home to be free and happy. May I first say-PRAYER WORKS....keep praying for those you love people, and that which you wish God to redeem. His will isn't always in line with having it go as we pray or think it should go, but occasionally, if we are lining up with His will it does. There was nothing that was leading me to think that restoration was even possible. No glimmer, no hope, no life there at all....But in my spirit, deep in my heart God nestled a belief, that something bigger and better was going to occur in my life and in my marriage, all I needed to do was pray without ceasing, believe god for big things and live life as though those things had already been manifested.
Peter is often remembered as being the one that made a real schmuck of himself by denying Jesus more then once. He loved Jesus, yes. But then denied Him 3 times? How often we too are guilty of that same thing! Often....
But when I grow up......I want to be like Peter.
He spoke honesty from his heart, even when it was doubt.
He heard the Holy Spirit in him and spoke and moved accordingly- first.
He believed God for big things....he too walked on water.
He stirred praise and worship from the other disciples.
He stood fast and defended his Lord....alone as everyone else fled.
He died and ended his life in a honorable and glorifying way to his Master....King Jesus. Whom Which he was clearly a servant to.
As a child I was always most drawn to Peter and his way. ( My memories are extremely vivid of the movie Jesus of Nazareth which i watched in the zillions of times! : ) His raucous attitude and piercing honesty struck me as appealing, relatable and lovable. I assume the same was true of God. He was like a kid, in that he wanted to just jump in, speak up, and defend...
I love that.
Jesus clearly loved that.
***sigh***
When I grow up......I want to be like Peter.

6 comments:

Holly said...

Prayer is very powerful!! Thank you for sharing about Peter!

Jennifer Ross said...

Faith is very hard to have when things look so bad. Prayer does work... with faith of course:)

~Jenny~

Kelly said...

Rejoicing with you for these answered prayers, sweet sister...and I am so with you on lovin' Peter!!!

Love to you...

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

OOPS...that was me in the last comment. I was signed in under my personal email. Sorry!

Chelsea said...

I love this post and I am so encouraged by your answers to prayer over you marriage. God is SO much bigger than our circumstances it is baffling sometimes. Praying for continued healing and miraculous reconnection and intimacy in your marriage.
Chelsea
(I closed my blog and don't know if I 'invited' you yet, please email me if you would like access, chelso935@hotmail.com)

Melvin said...

I have been in search of such interesting Articles, I am on a holiday its good to see that everyone are trying their best to keep up the Spirit by having such great articles posted.

Cheers, Keep it up.


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