Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Way Up ....
"Wheeew, a busy day ahead again today. Our poor pup is getting old. He has not been in the greatest health but we have been cherishing each and every moment left that we have with him! Last night my husband felt more masses (tumors) on his stomach and his lymph nodes are bulging. We have to take him in. My fear is that we may have to put him down. So sad. The boys have been asking for quite some time to take him to the park and take pictures with him...It is a beautiful day, so that is what we will do before his vet appointment.
We had a great devotion this morning about how we are to deny ourselves and our desires and surrender them to God. 'The way up is down'
We read Mat 23:12, Luke 6:38, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Mat 5:44, Mat 20:27, James 4:7, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Mat 6:6, and Mark 10:31
These were great verses and so opposite of what our flesh desires. If we hold these things true on a daily basis it sure would make a huge difference in our joy!
Gods way are to bring about humility and a reliance on God rather then ourselves.
These are all great verses , and I encourage you to look each of them up but the one that really struck me was
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
It our nature is to lash back and get angry when we do not get our way, but God tells the way to please him is to love our enemies, pray for them, bless them, and do good unto them.
Hard thing to do, but the Lord tells us to Walk in the Spirit, and we shall not reap the lust of the flesh. Lord Help Us...."