A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

It’s been a rough week…  physically and mentally exhausting!  We recently changed internet providers and have been unable to have the secondary account (that would be my account) added.  The account with our previous carrier has been suspended since the Friday before Labor Day.  I’ve been without access for a few weeks.  I think I’m experiencing a form of internet withdrawal.  Is there a support group for that?  I don’t think so, but I may start one!

Last Thursday a tech from our new provider came to set up our security system.  I asked if he thought he may be able to help me get that secondary account set up so I can get on the internet train once again.  He proceeded to tell me that he recently graduated from college with a degree in computer – and my countenance brightened immediately!  Hope renewed, I pointed out my sad little laptop and told him to have at it.

He asked if I had a Gmail account and I said I did (thinking that I definitely did NOT remember my password!)  He got my computer to use google chrome instead of internet explorer – and left the google logo where you search – displayed.  So…  I have a google logo where there once was Cafe Mahjong!  Is this progress?  Well…  maybe.

I was disappointed and a little angry.  They guy left and I’m still up a creek without a password.  I was actually shaking and I cried a little bit.  Does that help?  NO!  I calmed down some and went back upstairs, believing I’d play Bejeweled 2 for the rest of the evening.  Once I had calmed down, I looked at this passage of Scripture.  The words WISE, WISDOM, BOAST and KINDNESS, JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS jumped out at me.

Have you ever just got real with God?  I mean – at the end of yourself – at the end of whatever boasts you hear from others who claim to have the ability to help – at the end of it all?  I prayed that God would just calm my anxious thoughts, dry my tears and bring alternatives to my mind.  If God is ready and willing to do anything for us, it is to impress us with alternatives!   We serve a God with so many ways of solving problems – any problem!  

God told me to talk to Lucinda.  He often tells me to talk with her!  Did I do that right away?  No – because Linda pride gets in the way…  I sat and argued and asked God to just tell me what I should do – He said NOPE – you need to talk to Lucinda.  So…  I got on facebook and shared my frustration.  She made it all better when she said – CAN YOU SET UP ANOTHER ACCOUNT?

Well – suddenly it was ALL BETTER!  I didn’t have to remember the password – or click on “forgot password” knowing that I didn’t have a working email address for them to send a code to!  I’ll just start all over again!  The weight of the world was lifted and I thanked God for such a good friend (even though right now I’m pretty sure she’s laughing through tears!)  It pays to trust God’s way of problem solving instead of trusting your own wisdom – or your college degree.

When we know God, we will not be stranded without the tools we need to solve problems.  Sometimes, the tools He uses is a friend – so don’t be too proud to be obedient when God tells you to seek assistance from a friend.  We need to remember – friends who are true friends will understand!  Friends are KIND.  Lucinda has always gone above and beyond for me.  I’m so thankful that God let our paths cross.  I’m cryin’ again, girl.  ❤

We really are here to help each other – the body of Christ.  Don’t let pride keep you from being obedient to God – and get the help you need in the bargain.  I hope and pray I’m as good a friend to Lucinda as she’s been to me.  🙂

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

BANNER 9-17

PSALM 9-17

I had reservations about sharing this verse today.  Most of the Psalms are uplifting and encouraging – but this one is just sobering, to say the least.  I wrestled and prayed about it, and the Lord seemed to impress upon me that, while it is a good thing to be uplifting and encouraging, it is a necessity to bear in mind that there are consequences for disobedience as well.

There is good news even though this Psalm is definitely NOT it.  For those nations that turn to the one and only GOD of the universe…  there are blessings in store!  If our nation will be humble before Him – bow before Him and seek His face – He is faithful and just to answer our petitions and heal our land!  If you are reading this right now, I invite you to say a simple prayer in humility, that God will heal the things in your life that are broken, and then that He will heal our very sick and broken land.  We need Him now more than ever!

When I see all the different ways that America is divided, it frightens me and makes me so sad.  There have always been political differences, but it’s gone beyond that now.  We’re split on even the smallest of issues these days.  We need to turn all of it over to our Creator because He’s the only One who can fix it.  Are we too proud to hand it over, or do we think we’re so smart that we can make everything okay again?  I’m not sure if it’s a matter of pride or sheer stupidity, but until we decide we’re gonna hand the whole ball of wax to Father God, it won’t get fixed.

That’s the challenge I give you.  I hope you will join me and pray for a wonderful glorious healing in America.  Once we are well again, we can give all the glory to God.  He alone deserves all our praise!

Bless you for praying for me!  Several of you have contacted me while I’ve been absent from the blog.  My back is still out of whack – and I hope to have surgery sometime before the end of the year.  Pray that it will be and that it will be successful.  The pain is more than I can bear some days.

As if that were not enough…  our internet provider decided to increase our rate, so we are in the process of changing providers.  There seems to be some problem getting my laptop on the internet – so please pray that they can get that taken care of soon.  Our desktop computer is not as user-friendly as my laptop is, so it’s a source of frustration for me.  LOL!  I’m practicing patience…  oh my!  You know I’m not that patient!

Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to pray.  This verse serves as a sad reminder to the nation that does not make GOD the LORD of all.

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Let’s live for Jesus!  That’s what matters!  Have a wonderful week in the Lord!  🙂