This morning, as I listened at PWOC and prayed with other sweet ladies, I sensed God wanting me to stand firm. There has been a lot of spiritual warfare going on lately in my heart and home and as I cried out for His help, Christ asked me to stand firm. I pondered what “standing firm” meant, and taking each thought captive to Christ and standing firm in His Word came to mind. He wanted me to guard my heart and mind from the enemy and refuse any ground to Him! My identity in Christ flooded my mind and I rebuked much of the thoughts that have been coming into my head. I can be depressed at the thoughts or simply rebuke them, saying, these are not my thoughts, these are the Enemy’s! I learned once again, the importance of being a Warrior Princess for Christ—learning how to fight in a battle that seems and is too big for me, but not for my Savior. It is wonderful for Christ to achieve victory for me when I am in those times of intense spiritual warfare. I am asked to resist and stand firm. He literally does battle for me! I am weak and He is strong, and I am called to RESIST! And that takes a lot of strength in the midst of battle. His strength is un-ending.
His blessings are being poured out–
I am delighted to see a PWOC study for this Spring that is exactly where I am headed spiritually: “To Live is Christ, to die gain.” It is wonderful to have confirmation that I am headed the direction that God wants me to go spiritually. There are so many verses, so many directions, many of them so wonderful, I am thankful for His direction and guidance and to hear His voice clearly, so I can pursue the path on which He wants me to be.
I am so thankful for this amazing time with my husband and family to adjust and settle in before his course begins. It has been an incredible blessing for us. He has been home often the past few months with an easy work schedule before we left and in-processing the past few weeks upon arrival….I cannot fathom what I would have done without him…God has poured out his blessing and grace to us and we are so thankful. Brian starts his first graduate class tomorrow. He is excited to begin “work” again. Although, this job is going to be very different—he will have to read a lot of books! Then he starts his ILE (intermediate level education) course the week after. My heart feels settled and secure now.
I am thankful for so much. I even had a chance to clean this beautiful home for the first time tonight! I love the look and feel of a clean home 🙂 And I loved making smoothies with Brian and the kids afterwards!
I loved eating at a wonderful Korean restaurant here with Brian on our date night the other night. We are trying to get as much time together as possible before this baby arrives 🙂 6 more months or so until he or she arrives! We love our time together, but can’t wait to meet this little angel 🙂
I love seeing little Hannah blossom into a ‘little mommy.’ It has been my greatest delight. She loves taking care of her babies, giving them baths, brushing their teeth, singing to them, reading them books, and rocking them to sleep. Hannah is longing for a sister. And buddy is longing for a brother…but would be happy with another sister too!
I love seeing Lewis’ heart get settled now. He asks about his friends in Sandy Basin a lot..and wishes they could come visit, but he is making new friends and loves his new room, and new home. I love seeing him grow in obedience and really take ownership and be so proud of himself when he listens and makes right choices. He loves building others up right now and it is so precious to see. We see strongholds that have been a battle for him for quite a while being demolished. Prayer is so powerful–his prayers (he prayed on his own at the dinner table tonight to have a heart like Mary’s…so humble and obedient…) and our prayers for him…and THIS is Brian and my delight right now—to pray for strongholds in our children and our lives to be demolished. God is so quick to answer such prayers!
WE ARE PRAISING GOD FOR HE IS OUR STRONG DELIVERER!!!! WHILE WE STAND FIRM…HE IS IN ACTION, FIGHTING THAT BATTLE FOR US!!!