Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 4!

I need to confess something... confession is a good thing, RIGHT? I am not good at making decisions. What's for supper? What to wear? Where to go eat? I am terrible. And picking my SSMT verse can be hard for me too! When its time to pick another verse, sometimes I know what its going to be.... and other times I just can't decide!! I will see my friends verses, and think...ohhh, that's a good one. Ohhh, now I think I need to learn that one. In my heart, I know that I need to let the Lord show me what HE wants me to learn. And sometimes He has given me a list to choose from (then the DECISION???), but, most of the time it is one that He is using to speak to me. Another confession, I don't always like the one He is using. BUT GOD, always has a plan and today's verse is no different. 

Since the beginning of the year, God has been working on an area in my life. It has been a bed of roses very difficult at times, yet I have learned a lot  and am still learning some things. Not just about my selfish self, but how God is present in every area of my life. He gives me more grace than I could ever imagine giving to someone. I have a hard time giving myself some grace, let alone anyone else. 

Anytime that I do something that the Lord has led me to, I know very quickly, if I am really supposed to be doing it or not. If  its what God would have me to do, the enemy sticks his nose in my business and things get really messy, hard, tough, etc. Does the rascal show up when you are doing "as unto the Lord"? 

Well, I can tell you there have been days that I am fighting with every ounce of my being. Other days, I just want to throw in the towel. This week has been a struggle, there have been times that I didn't even like myself! This morning, a sweet friend, who has been an accountability sister since the beginning of the year, reminded me to "rebuke the enemy" so that he cannot get a foothold in my life. I sooo, needed those words today! Which brought me to scripture #4! 

What a great reminder that THE LORD doesn't need my help. He has got this. I just need to get out of the way. I look at different translations and I don't know about you, but the message got my attention (and cracked me up) this morning...

"God will fight the battle for you.
     And you? You keep your mouths shut!” Exodus 14:14

One more confession.... I have a HARD.TIME. with the keeping my mouth shut part!

Have a great weekend!


Jessica R. Patch said...

I've read this scripture by "accident" several times the last two weeks and here it is again! Pretty sure God is reiterating something to me! ;) Thanks for sharing!

momstheword said...

Both of those verses are favorites of mine!

Sometimes it amazes me how, even after all these years, I find myself fighting my own battles and doing things in my own strength until God brings me back with a gentle reminder and a "Hellllloooo!!!!"

And I'm a pastor's wife! You'd think I'd know better but nope, because that didn't come in my pastor's wife kit, lol!

Wednesday was not a great day and I was praying and struggling with the stress and my feelings about some of the stuff that had happened and also trying to help my mom with her needs and still recovering from my own back injury at the same time, so I was busy.

Plus having to deal with some of the hurting but also wrong people in the world that do bad/wrong things that affect YOU, you know?

Oh how I wanted to open my mouth! Oh how I wanted to blast my anger and hurt on facebook! Oh how I wanted to do SOMEthing!!!! Lol!

Hubby did not have a great day either (partly because of one of the situations). But the Lord is turning the situation around into something that will bring a good thing out of it. He does that, doesn't He?

And I was glad that He enabled me to keep my mouth shut and, as you said, that is HARD sometimes, lol!

I loved your comment on my blog that one has an excuse for everything, lol! One of mine was like that and the other one liked to argue so we said he should be a lawyer, lol!