Ashley was sincerely excited when I told her the news! Here's what she picked. Yay!
|"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.|
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
I wasn't sure if I should do a give-away. Particularly with the "prize" being something I made. What if no one commented on my post or fb?
Talk about petty worries. Seriously. But my feeble mind easily goes "there." That insidious place of doubt, shame and exposure. It's raw, vulnerable and oh so real. My orange hair, freckle-face OS does this (not about a blog but about a brother) and it's a sure-fire sign he's heading for trouble.
When his sentence starts with, "Well, Aaron..." Ike is cruising for a bruising. Whatever proceeds those two words spells problems for my 14 year old. Even with a verbal caution from a parent, he is so resolute on seeing injustice and unfairly judging a situation, Ike can't see things clearly.
His mama has the same problem...and not just with a silly blog either. Those thoughts which cause my spirit to be as thin as an onion skin, they are not from someone who loves me. They are from the Prince of Lies, the Enemy, Satan. He wants me to feel defeated and despondent about everything.
But he's wrong. He's a jerk and he wants to invade every aspect of my life. But he can't because I'm
|"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. |
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."
He doesn't have the final word on my life.
And so I must remember this... I am a
|"For you are all children of light, children of the day. |
We are not of the night or of the darkness."
|"For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,|
and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority."
Through none of my efforts or talents but only because of the Lord's grace, I am furthermore...
|"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."|
Thanks to everyone for participating! It meant a lot to me! Encouraging words bless me. Also, thanks to God for His ageless reminders and timeless truth!