Thursday, September 16, 2010

The wonderment of a changed life...

Do you know any brand new Christians? They have a smile on their face that says it all. They can't contain the happiness and new peace they feel inside their hearts. Their new found excitement is often contagious because they want to share the love of Jesus they now feel in everyone they know.

I have been watching our youngest go through this right now. While he was incarcerated, he began reading a book called "Coming Clean" by Jorge Valdez, the former Drug Lord of the Medellin Drug Cartel. Through this moving book, the Lord really began talking to our son. He spend much time praying and the Lord finally got his attention, because he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.

He is amazing me each day with his strong faith and convictions. He truly is a new creation in Christ. Everything old is gone, and the Lord has replaced it with brand spanking new! We are rejoicing every day with him as he starts this brand new chapter in his life. How refreshing it is to see this new man emerge, and we know it can only be from God. Only the Lord can totally transform a person's total being, all their thoughts, words and actions. Thank you Jesus for this answered prayer for our son.

I have been a believer and follower of Jesus Christ for many years, but sometimes, even I have felt that my faith was in a holding pattern. Sometimes I have felt like I'm on a treadmill, going round and round, but not moving forward at all. I have to admit that there have been times in my life when I have felt the Lord was not as near to me as I wanted and I have questioned whether the Lord was really going to answer my prayers. Where are you God, I sometimes asked? Then just when I least expect it-- BANG - it's like a bolt of lightening! Things begin to move, things begin to change, things begin to happen! God starts to move forward and there is no stopping Him...Lookout below, the blessings are beginning to flow.

With all the things happening in my life this past month, I am getting a HUGE jolt of lightening. Seeing Jordy's total transformation into a new man and then the miracle of my healing through this CCSVI surgery has been I believe the beginning of a whole new season of blessings for our family. I can't wait to see what happens next!! Jesus has me on the roller coaster ride of my life and I am hanging on tight. Thank you Jesus for your abundant love and our many blessings.

My verse for today is from Ephesians: 2:8

"For it is by grace that you are saved,through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God -- not by works, so that no one can boast."

My prayer for today:

Dearest Heavenly Father:

Thank you Lord for your awesome plan of salvation. Thank you for caring enough about all of us to send your son to die for us and take away our sins. Thank you for opening my sons eyes to your truth. Be with him Lord, protect him from the evil one who prowls around like a lion just waiting to devour his thoughts every minute. Give him the strength to stand firm in your truth and your love.

In Jesus Mighty Name I pray,

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