Monday, March 30, 2015

Living Life Abundantly

While homeschooling my children, I discovered a wonderful series of books that were part of the Elsie Dinsmore Collection.   Little did I know that one particular book in the series, the name of which escapes me right now, would resonate with me so much as an adult.  The story was about Elsie's childhood seashore vacation with her family.   In the story, she struggled with the fact that she was always afraid and didn't enjoy things like her brother did.  She would wonder to herself why her brother was able to fearlessly run into the waves laughing and playing, but she would stay far away from the water for fear the waves would overtake her.  The story was written in such a way that you could really feel the struggle this little girl felt between her fears and her wish to be different so she could enjoy life.  I have a lot in common with Elsie Dinsmore...

I always marvel at "free-spirits", those who can travel the world alone, going on adventures to new places meeting new faces.  They are living their lives to the fullest and enjoying every moment of it.  The very thought of going anywhere by myself can strike fear in me - let alone getting on a plane and flying somewhere alone!  It's not that I have opportunities right now to go on such trips or that I need to "run away", but when I do hear of people who travel alone on some great adventure, I admire them and like Elsie, think to myself, I wish I could be like that; how many wonderful experiences do I miss out on by allowing fear to stop me...

It seems the times I will rally myself to overcome a "fearful situation" is when I need to do so for my children.  One such instance happened when my son was a small boy and wanted to go on a roller coaster at a children's amusement park.  By roller coaster standards, the ride was fairly tame, but by Karen's standards, it was mountainous!   In fairness to me, it still had pretty good dips though.   I overcame and got on that roller coaster with my son and actually enjoyed it!  I remember thinking to myself at that time what a special and fun time I would have missed out on with my son had I let fear stop me.   A more recent instance happened a few years ago, when my grown daughter and I flew from Texas back to the East Coast while my husband flew out to the west coast.  That was actually a really big step for me and gave me confidence.  Confidence in my Lord...

You see I know God is with me at all times and He is indeed my strength, but there are times I have to step out in Faith to feel His presence and His strength so that my confidence is in the Lord, not what I perceive I can or cannot do.

  "It is the Lord who goes before you.  He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.  Do not fear or be dismayed."  Deuteronomy 31:8

While doing my Bible study homework in Galations, where we are now studying the fruits of the Spirit, I recently read the following verse in 1 Timothy 6:17, "Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God who richly supplies us all things to enjoy."  I then found myself reading the last part of the verse over and over, "But on God who richly supplies us all things to enjoy..."

It was then that I was convicted that there are things in my life that should be enjoyed, but instead the very object of my enjoyment becomes a burden rather than a joy.  I end up being more driven to pursue the enjoyment thereby creating discontentment if it doesn't go according to my expectations.

I guess I could throw up my hands here and exclaim, "I am a mess!".  I either have opportunities to enjoy, but I'm afraid to pursue them OR I pursue too much those things I enjoy!

"For I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate."  Romans 7:15

In Tim Keller's book, Galations For You, he states that the flesh creates "over-desires" where a good thing can become our God, but that the Spirit has God-centered passions and yearnings which are just as strong as our fleshly desires.  Therein lies the struggle...  Tim Keller went on to say that we, in our flesh, glorify, adore and yearn for all kinds of created things, conditions and people, where the Spirit glorifies, adores and yearns for Jesus. The Spirit speaks of the beauty and greatness of Christ.

When the Holy Spirit is within us, our ultimate desire is to please God - to walk in the fruits of the Spirit.  Our Pastor shared a wonderful analogy today regarding the fruits of the Spirit.   He commented about the very snowy winter we had this year, and the piles and piles of snow that have been on the ground since January, but yet beneath the snow, as it finally starts to melt away, the daffodils have already pushed up, even though they were buried for so long in the snow, undetected.  He said it is true of the believer who has the indwelling Holy Spirit.  The fruits of the Spirit are "buried" within all believers, sometimes undetectable.   We are still capable of walking in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control, and only need to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit by "walking in the presence of God".  This gave me such encouragement!

"He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. "  Jeremiah 17:8  

"If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit, Galations 5:16,18"  

How do we cultivate the fruit of the Spirit and walk in His presence?  By remembering that we belong to God.  Whenever the Apostle Paul would encourage his disciples to return to the Lord, he would do so by reminding them that they "belong to God".   The gratitude and love we should feel for our Lord and Savior who bought us with such a great price, His treasured possession, will spur us on to grow in our relationship with Him, to walk in obedience to Him.   Staying in the Word of God, memorizing God's promises, praying, all will bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.  Even on hectic, busy days, I may only read one verse of scripture, but the Lord will still meet me there in a profound way!  When the desire of our heart is God and God alone, He meets us where we are.  

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:7-8

Interestingly, in the last month or so, the Lord had been prompting me to pray every morning to "walk in the fruits of the Spirit", I would like to say that I was the most kind, good, joyful, peaceful, gentle, faithful, self-controlled person you ever met, but that wasn't the case...  I have, however, noticed some of the fruit starting to spring forth.  God is so faithful to answer us when we desire to walk in obedience to Him.

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6

Like the Holy Spirit, I want my life to be one that glorifies, adores and yearns for Jesus more than created things, conditions or people.

I want to have abundant life in Christ Jesus without fear, discontentment from unmet expectations or carrying self-inflicted burdens.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."  John 10:10

After spending time studying the fruits of the Spirit, I see now that much of my fear, discontentment and the everyday burdens I carry, are because I am squelching the fruits of the Spirit by wanting to have full control of my life rather than trusting control of my life to my Sovereign Lord.  When I wholly surrender my life to Christ, relinquishing control, the rest of the fruits of the Spirit will grow and flourish.

"All to Jesus I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
in His presence daily live."

Judson W. Van DeVenter

I hope to memorize and live out the following Bible verses to help fertilize and grow the fruits of the Spirit within me that I may live my life abundantly for Christ.  May you be encouraged as well.

LOVE:  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:  just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."  John 13:34

JOY:  "For the joy of the Lord is your strength."  Nehemiah 8:10b

PEACE:  "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts..."  Colossians 3:15a

PATIENCE:  "And we urge you brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all."  1 Thessalonians 5:14

KINDNESS:  "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."  Ephesians 4:32

GOODNESS:  "So then as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, especially to those who are of the household of faith."  Galations 6:10

GENTLENESS:  "To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people."  Titus 3:2

FAITHFULNESS:  "Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart.  For consider what great things He has done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24

SELF-CONTROL:  "Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable."   1 Corinthians 9:25


As I took a lunch break before closing out this post, I decided to download an app that sends inspirational Bible verses to my phone.  I wanted to have more opportunities for Scripture to "pop up" and to be accessible throughout the day, even when I'm at work or busy in general.   I laughed with sheer joy when I opened the app and this was the "random" verse that came up.

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you."  John 15:16

I can't think of a more fitting closing to this post.  Thank you Lord for providing!  :-)

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Labor, Delivery & New Life

I have always been told that nothing compares to a grandparent's love for their grandchild; a love so profound.  Not having a grandchild yet, it was hard for me to imagine loving anyone "more profoundly" than my own children...

This past Wednesday, my first grandchild, a precious baby girl, was born.  I now understand what many grandmothers before me meant when they described the incredibly special love a grandmother has for her grandchild.    I cannot even put into words the emotion and love I feel for my littlest Angel, a love that is profound because she came from my Angel, my own precious daughter.

I was humbled and filled with joy that my daughter and son-in-law wanted me to be in the labor and delivery room.  Watching my granddaughter be born was one of the biggest blessings and joys of my life!


Reflecting upon the incredible experience of  my daughter's labor and delivery process and baby's first days at home, the Lord used those "scenes" to bring lessons from His Word to my heart.

During the delivery stage, the nurses stressed how important it was for my daughter to stay quiet while pushing, to help her focus all of her energy in order to give birth quicker.

Many times in my life, when I have faced frustrations, trials or painful situations,  I will complain, murmur, and fret; either audibly or in my thought process.  There is nothing quiet about it - to those hearing me complain or as my mind races.  It accomplishes nothing...

"Cease striving and know that I am God..."  Psalm 46:10

If I would focus all the energy of complaining, murmuring and fretting into quiet, reflective prayer, I would find wisdom and receive the peace that surpasses all understanding.

 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:7   

In Christ Jesus...  My heart's desire is to seek God always, to "walk in His presence" throughout the day, meditating on His great love for me, an ever present help in times of trouble, Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.  It is then that I will live in the love of Christ and be quieted by His love.

In Christ Alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, This solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
Adie Camp


I had forgotten how the actual birth is quite "violent" even as it brings forth such beauty.

Our Lord Jesus' death on the cross was the epitome of violence, but brought forth the beauty of our redemption, the risen Lord, who sits at the right hand of the Father.

After my granddaughter's birth, the nurse exclaimed, "It's probably a good thing we don't remember what our own birth felt like!"

Definitely true of our first birth!

But we must remember daily the agony of the Cross of Christ which tore the veil making the way for our second birth... so that we could be born again...

But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5

To ponder in awe that we were bought with a great price by Everlasting Love.

Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Isaac Watts

To savor the beauty of our resurrected Lord, who is preparing a place for us in Glory, but is as near to us as our own breath.


My granddaughter, like most newborn babies, is still pretty sleepy most of the time and not working very hard to breastfeed. She then gets frustrated and cries frantically even though the milk is right there for the taking.  She will slowly calm down enough to hear the loving, soft spoken words of her momma that everything is okay at which time she relaxes and applies herself to drink in the milk.  A picture of contentment...

Unfortunately, I can lapse into laziness, not diligently seeking the Word, the Bread of Life.  I can go through days frantic, running from activity to activity, spinning my wheels and going nowhere.  Not able to hear God's still small voice saying, "Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

But when I begin my mornings in the Word, the activities of the day go smoother because I have taken nourishment from the Wonderful Words of Life which sustain me no matter what the day ahead may bring. A picture of calmness...


My heart's prayer for my precious baby granddaughter, whose birth and first days of life the Lord used to bring lessons to guide me "And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it', ..."  Isaiah 30:21, is that the Lord will make His face to shine upon her and be gracious to her, and that He will lead her to the way Everlasting.

...From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Til He returns or calls me home--
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.
Adie Camp

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lowest Lows Highest Joys

I begin this blog post with tongue in cheek...  

As I reflect on my life before surrendering to Christ, there "seemed" to be a lightheartedness about my life.  I feel like I savored life more, enjoyed it more.  Not because I was a party-girl who lived and let live, quite the contrary...

It just feels like I can be more burdened as a believer than before I was born again.  

It could simply be my station in life then and now...  

In my younger years, all my needs were met.  Newly married, there was the excitement of embarking on a new life with my husband.  When my children were quite little, raising them brought me great joy.   I also enjoyed the day to day interaction with other moms and their children, and the support that came with that.

Now, my children are grown.  I don't have opportunities for interaction with women in the empty nest phase or socializing in general.  This can be discouraging since I'm a much more social person now.  I am more comfortable in my own skin.  You would think being more comfortable in my own skin, I would go with the flow and not feel the weight of things as much.  Maybe it's because I am still "finding my way" at this stage of my life...  

Life is full of peaks and valleys, this I know...

Overall, my life has indeed been happy and blessed.   But sometimes, through trials, I allow myself to believe the lie of the deceiver "whispering in my ear" - "your life was more care-free before you accepted Christ".

I should not succumb to this, but I do... 

Soon after becoming a Christian, my trials increased greatly...

"Mystery" illness which left me dizzy and weak for six weeks right at the time I began homeschooling...  

Anxiety which was debilitating for me at times.

Husband's nine month job loss.  Counting our last pennies in order to buy food...

Thyroid nodule which I needed to have biopsied with the recommendation of a thyroidectomy looking very likely.

Tailbone injury which to this day leaves me unable to sit on a comfy couch.  As my daughter says, "mom finds the most uncomfortable looking chair and says, 'ahh, this is perfect'."  Lol.  I can only sit on hard surfaces, believe it or not.

Husband's carotid dissection and subsequent stroke .

Blocked tear duct causing tearing that can wear me down.

Added to my physical ailments, several serious emotional upheavals through various situations in our family.

 And more recently, a numbing pain in my foot that comes and goes; serious GERD symptoms; and a series of silly trips, bangs and falls that have left me with several serious bruises, aches and pains.

With each bump or silly fall, I now find myself saying, "Are you serious right now??"  And I realize, when I ask that question, I am saying this to the Lord in anger.

I actually switched my Bible reading to Job because of my questioning God in anger.  Especially, since my recent bout of clumsiness hardly warrants a response like that to the Lord.

This morning as I was reading Job 13, the following verse jumped out at me, "Though He slay me, I will hope in Him; Yet I will argue my ways to His face. Job 13:15" .  I then consulted the Matthew Henry Commentary for more clarity on this verse. Matthew Henry stated that Job knew his right standing before the Lord and although He was in severe trial, he knew that the Lord had pronounced him righteous and his salvation was secure.  Matthew Henry went on to say, "We should be well pleased with God as a Friend, even when He seems against us as an enemy.  We must believe that all shall work for good to us, even when all seems to make against us. We must cleave to God, yea, though we cannot for the present find comfort in Him...  We must trust Him though He slay us."

When trials come, we too can "argue our ways to His face" by pleading the blood of Jesus which cleansed us from all unrighteousness.  Remembering who we are in Christ in the midst of trials brings great comfort knowing that the Lord disciplines those He loves.   Nothing coming from God's hand is ever wasted and ALWAYS brings us ultimate good and God glory.  

We must pray asking the Lord to show us what He is teaching us through various trials... 

"Remember how the Lord God led you all the way in the desert these 40 years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands." Deuteronomy 8:2

"When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, don't resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends!  Realize that they come to test your faith and produce in you the quality of endurance."  James 1:2-4

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the victor's crown, the life God has promised to those who love Him."  James 1:12

As I typed this blog post, I was still struggling with the Lord in prayer about my feelings comparing my life before Christ and after Christ.  It was then, in His tremendous mercy, that the Lord showed me how He delivered me from each one of those trials and His promise that accomplished it.

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.  John 14:26
  • Mystery illness - "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • Anxiety - It is the Lord who goes before you.  He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.  Do not fear or be dismayed."  Deuteronomy 31:8
  • Last pennies - "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you."  Matthew 6:33
  • Thyroid nodule; husband's carotid dissection - "The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health."  Psalm 41:3
  • Emotional Upheavals - "Therefore, I tell you whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:24
And the Lord's promise I hope in...
  • Tailbone; Tear Duct; recent string of injuries and ailments - "As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered.  You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy."  James 5:11
The Lord also showed me that although my life was happy before I was a believer, I suffered serious panic attacks that effected my daily functioning, and I would lay awake at night worrying about all sorts of things, alone in my fears, not knowing the Savior.  I also experienced extreme loneliness when I first moved away from my family to a new state, without a Friend in Jesus.  There was no joy or peace in my life before knowing my Savior and Friend.

But I now have perfect peace and joy DESPITE my trials.   "And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"  Philippians 4:7

Like Job, I sought the Lord with my concerns about my bothersome thoughts, and even in "my anger with Him", He heard me and blessed me, speaking to my heart, showing me how He worked through my trials and in my life for my good and His glory.

For any of you struggling with anger in trials or are weary in general, I hope you have been encouraged to seek the Lord asking Him to show you the great and mighty things He has already done for you through past trials.  "Remember the wondrous works that He has done, His miracles..."  Psalm 105:5   And to claim His promises for those trials that are ongoing, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope."  Jeremiah 29:11

I praise God for my trials because the lowest lows yield the highest joys in Him.  To God be the Glory!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

It's ALL good

We've all been there...  Those annoyances that make us very frustrated - interrupt "our plans".

One such annoyance happened to my husband and I on our anniversary when we were very much looking forward to attending a concert.  We didn't have great seats, but it didn't matter, because we were going to see our favorite country artist.   Upon our arrival to the venue, we showed the attendant our tickets and were directed to our seats.  Except...  mine was on one side of an "underpass" and my husband's was on the other side!  A chasm of 50 feet between us!   Feeling this was unacceptable, my husband and I went to the ticket desk and explained our situation.  We were then told, "come with me", and followed the attendant back into the concert arena where we kept walking down through each of the lower levels.  My husband and I looked at each other somewhat confused.  We were then being led across the bottom floor of the arena to our FRONT ROW SEATS!!!   We couldn't believe it!  We now had front row seats to our favorite country music singer!

This is just one example of many in my life where frustration turned into elation.  I think I can confidently say that we all have experienced annoyances which have turned into something wonderful.

In fact, now when something like that happens, I will say to my husband with expectation, "I wonder what wonderful thing awaits us?"

I have recently been reading Acts where the Apostle Paul was no stranger to hardships redirecting "his plans".

And he spoke against the Hellenists.  But they were seeking to kill him.  And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.  Acts 9:29-30

There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country.
 Acts 14:5-6

Last night an Angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, 'Do not be afraid Paul.  You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'  So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.  Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.  Acts 27:23-26

These verses and many more show how Paul's entire ministry was constantly being redirected or "as it would seem" halted with his imprisonment.  In 2 Corinthians chapter 11 Paul lists the many hardships he endured - beaten with rods, stoned, 39 lashes, shipwrecked and many more...  

But we know that the Apostle Paul's ministry accomplished ALL that God intended it to with the Gospel being spread from Asia to Europe.

For me personally two such "hardships" moved me to serve the Lord in unexpected ways.

The first came when my daughter married and moved clear across the country.  I missed her terribly.  Nothing prepared me for the emotions I would feel.  There was a grieving process - like a death...   The way I processed this "grief" was to redo her bedroom.  It became a labor of love.  I created a guest room that had something special in it for all family members who would stay in it; most especially for when my daughter and her husband would come to visit.  As I worked in the room, I spent a lot of time "talking to Jesus", my best Friend...   I spent much time in prayer and in His Word.

It was during this new season of life that I was called to serve as Bible study leader and also as a mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers.  God's timing was perfect!  As I served the women in these different roles, the Lord brought healing to the emptiness and sadness I felt missing my daughter. The very women He called me to serve, were bringing me encouragement and comfort - women who understood this season of life and young women who became as daughters to me.  

For His Glory, God redeemed that very sad time in my life as I shared the Gospel, discipled and mentored.   For good, the Lord showed me the many blessings of depending on Him as I experienced His strength, wisdom and love.

The second "hardship" came when my son-in-law (who was my daughter's boyfriend at the time) was deployed to Afghanistan on the front lines.  The only way I "survived" having someone who was like a son be in that situation was trusting in the Lord through fervent prayer for care and protection.  I cannot even convey my gratitude to the Lord for the miraculous ways my son-in-law's life was spared not once but three times! 

My son-in-law called me from Afghanistan one evening.  I was amazed at the clear connection we had - even from across the world!  We were able to talk for a half hour!  It was such a blessing, in more ways than one...

I had sent him special combat socks in a care package.  He was telling me that they were the best combat socks he had ever worn and wished they were Marine issued.

It was after that conversation with my son-in-law that the Lord laid it upon my heart to start a ministry to the U.S. Marines.  The desire of my heart was to send a pair of special combat socks with a personal letter of encouragement and a Gospel of John tract to individual Marines.  The Lord then opened the doors for my husband and I to start the Ephesians 6:15 Sock Ministry.  Since 2012, our ministry has been blessed, through fundraising, with collecting $7000, and has reached over 975 Marines with the Gospel!

For His great Glory, the Lord redeemed one of the most anxious times of my life through the Ephesians 6:15 Sock Ministry.  For good, to encourage me that the Lord, through His power, uses sinful, flawed people like myself  to be His instrument to do something great for His kingdom.

If you are in a difficult season of life, I hope you will be encouraged that the Lord will redeem it for His glory and your good. 

 If you feel the Lord has laid ministry work on your heart, but their seem to be "roadblocks" "detours" or "hardships", take comfort from the Apostle Paul trusting that the Lord will use you to serve in His perfect place at His perfect time for His Glory.

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.  Lamentations 3:25

So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Acts 27:25


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