May 4, 2008, Praises Along the Way--Refreshed in Every Way

What a great weekend, thank you Jesus! Danni went to her dad's for Saturday night so Matt and I snuck away to Michigan to do some antiquing. Even though we didn't find much we had a very relaxing time of it.

Danni enjoyed the time with her dad and I think we all feel refreshed. We are still waiting on the incision to heal before we go back to radiation. Danni has an appointment with her neurosurgeon this week so maybe we will find out more.

It was good to get away and relax, we all need that from time to time no matter what our circumstances.

We ended the weekend by listening to a sermon online from TD Jakes, he's one of our favorites. He was speaking about Mary when she was carrying Jesus and how when she came into contact with Elizabeth, John who was in her womb, leaped within her!

What a powerful thing to think about that when Jesus comes in contact with us we leap to life!
Romans 8:11 says And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you!

I was also reading in Colossians 3:1-5 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Matt and I had a great discussion about this scripture today. We discussed sinful things that plague us at times and how we deal with them. The scripture above tells us that we are dead and our lives are hidden in Christ.

God brings life to our mortal bodies and with that life we go on sinning? In the words of the Apostle Paul, " no means!" (Rom 6:2) It goes on to say there that we died to sin.

Back to Colossians 3, that whole chapter talks about putting to death the old junk and clothing ourselves with the new self and its attributes such as compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Col. 3:12).

With the life you've given to me, Lord, help me put to death the old garbage and put on the new self. Sometimes it doesn't seem like I can do anything about the old stuff but your word says I can. Help my unbelief, Lord, either your word is true or its not. When the enemy comes at me, help me to think like the new self.

Thank you for this most beautiful day and for your Spirit that lives in me causing me to leap inside! I love you Lord, fill all your lambs with your glorious Spirit and cause life to change our old yuck to new woo hoo! Amen!

1 comment:

ME said...

We pray for Danni and your entire family every day! You all have so much strength its amazing!
Always remember no matter what --- That Jesus loves you all and is watching over each of us.