Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Living in the valley

WOW, I am so not "on top of the mountain" anymore. Spiritual warfare is so real.......We have had one thing after another happen with this house financially and TIMELY.....just stuff we have not planned for, nor would anyone have, but things have just cost a lot more than we budgeted, and now the bank has made a big ol mistake on our account. So, let's see.........since I've been back from this retreat, Kris had a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff stolen out of his truck, thing after thing keeps coming up in our life financially, and I certainly do not feel God's breath on my skin here in this valley, and no one else seems to be on top of this mountain with me and now the bank messes up big time!!! We do not have a lot of money at all........but we had saved specifically for these repairs on this house, we felt like we were being "smart".......buying a smaller, cheaper house that just needed mainly sweat equity. But, I feel very defeated today......Please don't think I think God has taken His hands off of this situation, He has not........but I can see so clearly that we are under attack right now.

But if I discovered anything on this prayer retreat......it was to always praise God through each situation GOOD AND BAD. So although we may be moving into a very unfinished home on Saturday........I know that God is going to honor our obedience...even when it seems like he's taking a lot away right now. I'm scared.....I'm worried......I just feel.....defeat. And I know oh I KNOW that is not where Christ wants me to be. But I am right where the enemy wants me......so what do I do? How am I going to get out of this pit today??? First, I know that I have things in my life, like these thoughts of defeat, that I have GOT to confess.......The Lord does not want me walking around with my head hung low......oh no.

Secondly I will praise the Lord through each trial and triumph.....so after this blog is finished some good praise music is coming on!!! Thirdly, I am going to spend some deep time in prayer when that baby goes down for a nap, I'm gonna "lay it down", all of this, God knows our needs and He sees our battles and He sees our desperate trys to be obedient. And lastly, I'm gonna believe, I'm gonna believe in God's promises to me and Kris through this time. HE brought us this home, it could not be explained any other way, and I know HE will provide. I will trust and trust, and trust some more. The Lord knows that we need this house to be safe enough for small children to live there this weekend, and so HE will come through for us.

1 Samuel 2:2 "There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God."


See even as I was getting ready to post this you tube video......Kris called, the bank is working on their mistake. God's gonna take care of the rest!!! Oh sweet Lord, with ALL I AM, I walk with you, I trust in you. Some trust in chariots, some trust in fire but as for me and my home we will trust in YOU.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Our God is mighty and strong to pull down and pulverizing of satans' schemes to destroy us.
He is the lifter of our heads.
Why so down cast my soul?
My God is the one who calms the seas and contains the waves--surely His powers are not limited in the lives where His Spirit dwells.
He will direct our feet--we walk as "the blessed".
Lift your chin--throw back your shoulders........YOUR FATHER IS THE KING OF KINGS, THE LORD OF LORDS.

Kim said...

Don't let Satan steal your happiness - No one can take your joy in Christ away - go back to the mountaintop! Praying that God will bless you in a special way today.

Linda said...

Sounds like you have it pegged. Spiritual Warfare and you know what to do. It is so hard when our head knows what to do but our feelings get in the way. As the Lord leads I will pray for you. Use what you learn on the mountain tops to get through the valleys.
Blessings,
( don't know how I came across your blog but I am glad I did)

JenB said...

OK, so I wasn't going to leave a comment---until I saw the end of the video you posted. You do realize it's a Hillsong song and they are in Australia, right? Oh girl! See, even in the midst of your stressful day, the Lord used you to encourage me. He is so BIG! Thank you for being the vessel, even if you didn't know it.

Nicki said...

Jennifer!!! Hey girl!! I didn't realize that until you said that! I think God is showing you a "God stop!!" =) Ok, so now when you are starting your blog??? =)

Thanks everyone for your encouragment! It was MUCH NEEDED TODAY!!

knicksgrl0917 said...

hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until september...here is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

Dave and Jess said...

Randomly came across your blog... What a word from God! Thank you!

Lucy said...

I'm having all sorts of computer problems, as you will see when you go back to my blog. I don't know what's going on. I don't know if it's my computer or a glitch in Blogger. I guess I'm going to be limited to commenting on other blogs (assuming I still can) instead of writing my own until I can get this thing figured out.