Friday, September 22, 2006

A Warm and Encouraging Word from a Friend

Yesterday, Momrn2 from My Quiet Corner sent me a great excerpt taken from the book "Come Away My Beloved" by Frances J. Roberts. She really hit the nail on the head and sent me exactly what I needed, and it encouraged me so much...

I told her I was going to put it on my blog, and I hope you find it to be encouraging, no matter where you are in life's mucky mire! We all face impossible mountains that seem no matter how hard we try, we just can't get to the top and back down the other side ... whether you're behind on the endless pile of laundry; or you're overwhelmed with car pools; or facing a serious illness; or you are at your wit's end with your job; or your child, spouse or family member has walked away from the Lord; or your heart's desire is to stay home with your kids; or you don't know how the electric bill is going to get paid this month ... what ever the "impossible" mountain may be ... the following expert will encourage you.

Thanks Momrn2, for sharing this with me ... for taking the time to type it up ... for taking the time to think of me, pray for me, and hit that send button on your email. THANK YOU!

I Will Bring the Victory

"Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Cor. 15:57

O My child, have I ever failed you? Have I ever turned My back on you, or forsaken you? Have I not been your refuge and your strong defense? I have protected you and kept you in sickness and in health. Yes, I am with you to help you now. Fear not. My purposes will be fulfilled in spite of your weaknesses, if in your need you rely on My strength.

My will shall be done regardless of the flaws in your life, if you count on the power of My righteousness. I do not work only in cases where there are no obstacles; but I glory in overruling the prevailing circumstances, and I take pleasure in bringing victories in those places where no victory is anywhere in sight.

Count on My coming. Know that whenever faith brings Me on the scene, everything is changed. Darkness is turned to light. Grief is turned to joy. Sickness to health. Poverty to My sufficient supply. Doubt to faith. Anxiety to trust.

No negative force can occupy the same place as My Spirit. When My Spirit comes in, all these things must go. Yes, they shall go!

As for the victory. I will come and bring it. Don't look for the victory--look for Me, and you will see the victory that I will bring with Me. After I have come, you shall behold the miracles I will do.

15 comments:

MommieSunshine said...

That was such an uplifting post. So very true. His grace is sufficient for all our needs. Sometimes we forget.

Thank you for posting. I know I needed it. =)

Susanne said...

The line that totally jumped out at me was: "Don't look for victory - look for Me..." Wow!

lrlwreath said...

Amen!! Great encouragement.

BooMama said...

Needed that, sweet GiBee.

Thanks.

And "Look for me" - it brought tears to my eyes.

theresa said...

"Don't look for victory - look for Me"
Yea, that's pretty powerful stuff. It's seems as though when things get a little grim around here - I always get 'kisses of sunshine' from my gal Gibee! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

janna said...

I too liked "Don't look for the victory - look for Me." Great words. Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us. It touched my heart today.

Kristen said...

Thank you GiBee...this was encouragement for me today. I appreciate you and your posts!

Overwhelmed! said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I'm printing it out and saving it. Thank you so much for posting this today. And thank you to Momrn2 for sharing as well.

In response to your question on my Five Ingredient Friday post today, yes, that apple carmel butter IS in a crockpot. I didn't cook it in there, although maybe you could, I just put it in my little mini-crock and had that keeping warm on my table as I served a brunch for friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

Barb said...

There couldn't be anything I needed to read more than this today. Perfect. Thank you for putting it out here for us. I'm printing this and putting it where I'll see it every day.

Peach said...

I just love that book. That's how I found momrn2 in the first place! Thanks for posting that, GiBee.

momrn2 said...

I'm so glad it encouraged you! I'm blessed to see how many others it encouraged as well!

I know it also touched me when I first read it, and re-read it, and read it again...

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

so beautiful! thanks for sharing it :)

Brony said...

That was very nice. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lauren said...

That is incredibly powerful, GiBee. It gave me chills as I read it.

"Look for me"

Help me, Lord to always and only look for you!

Chaotic Mom said...

Well, I don't know exactly WHAT to pray for you, but thank God HE does, eh? ;)