Still Here

It has been hard, going through all of this. Since my last post, I have been hit with many attacks, physical, spiritual, and emotional. I thought for sure it was the demon of diabetes, but the tests came back negative. The Great Physician diagnosed me with inflammation instead. I am claiming my healing. Please keep praying for me.

When starting this blog, I had promised the Lord that I would try to at least do one post a month. But during these illnesses, satan managed to pull me from my promise and my purpose.

The first yank came when I went on line to answer comments. I found so many that were so negative, that it was disheartening.

I’ve had my share of nasty comments (usually from unbelievers, wiccans, and satanists,) to the point that they no longer trouble me. I don’t even read their comments anymore; I return to them unopened spiritually whatever they send to me, and then delete their comments.

No, what hit me, were all the comments from other believers. All I had asked for, on my last two posts, was for prayer. Yet by far, the majority of the comments made by other believer’s, were ones of condemnation or unbelief. They wanted to know what I would do if I wasn’t healed. Some wanted to know what horrible sin I had done to receive such judgement from God. Others believed that it was God’s Will for me to suffer, and that I should just accept it. I was dumbfounded at their beliefs. Haven’t they read the book of Job? Have they forgotten all the scriptures that state God’s wonderful Will for His children? Didn’t they read the New Testament where it shows that Jesus didn’t turn people away who had sought him out for help, by stating that nope, sorry, but it was the will of the Father for them to remain sick?

There were other comments such as these, that satan tried to use to instill doubt within me. I struggled to clung to the scriptures. My favorite is Jeremiah 29:11: “I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.” When wondering what was from satan or not, the scripture John 10:10 pointed it out clearly: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Trying to kill my faith, steal my vision, and destroy my mobility with a stroke was obviously from satan and not my God!

The second pull was satan whispering in my ear, telling me that I no longer held the right to blog, for I was no longer standing in victory. It was probably best to wait till I had complete victory over all my illnesses before posting again.

Then lastly, I began to doubt just how much good the blog was doing for the kingdom of God.

So I decided to give it up. I shut down the computer and crawled away.

But the Lord Jesus, in all His mercy, reminded me of a dream I had long ago…

(To be continued….)
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“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.” (Psalm 107:19 KJV)

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” (Job 22:28 KJV)

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:23 KJV)

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24 KJV)

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”( Isaiah 53:5 KJV)

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21 KJV)

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29 KJV)

“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” (Proverbs 12:18 KJV)

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1-5 KJV)

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7: 7-11 KJV)

The Versatile Blogger Award

 

 

Thank You  to Bird at http://birdmartin.wordpress.com for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award! I am very honored in recieving this award, especially since my blog is just a few months old.

In accepting this award,these are some rules I have to follow:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging (or whose blogs you enjoy most).
2. Let them know that you nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your blog post.

So here are 7 random facts about me:

1.  The lord has given me a heart for marriage. By the grace of God alone, me and my husband have been married to each other for over twenty five years. I love to see ‘happily-ever-after’ endings in everyone elses marriage, too.

2. When the Lord first told me I was to home school my children, I broke out laughing and told Him He was crazy. I soon repented of those words and obeyed.  

3. I have been listening (and singing along) to this song for the past week. I awake to it, and I fall asleep to it. For me at this time, it is where I am. So as the song’s lyrics say,  “while in my storm I’ll boldly proclaim…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcwgEBnFNdA
(‘It Is Well’, by Mary Mary, from their ‘Something Big’ CD.)

4. My favorite scripture when I was a child, was “Do this in rememberance of Me” Luke 22:19. 
When my husband and I renewed our wedding vows, it was “with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.
Now, it is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Proverbs 3:5.

5. Doctors once told me that I was infertile and could not have any children. Years (and several children) later, doctors also told me I had less than six months to live. Since then, (several years later,) I have switched to ‘The Great Physician’ as being my primary care provider. 

6. I have three favorite T-shirts. One reads ‘Careful, or you’ll end up in my novel.’, another says ‘Prayer – The world’s greatest wireless connection.’, and the third claims ‘I am the wretch the song refers to…’. The next T-shirt on my list to buy, is one that says ‘God can’t do what?!’, with two people doubled over in laughter.  

7. The title of the latest music CD I purchased for myself, was ‘What If We Were Real’, by Mandisa. 

Now for the 15 Bloggers that I enjoy reading:
1. http://crossinthewilderness.blogspot.com/

2.  http://www.wingsofprophecy.blogspot.com/

3.  http://tim-shey.blogspot.com/

4.  http://sharetestimonies.blogspot.com/

5.  http://godsfingers.wordpress.com/

6. http://dontbefooled666.wordpress.com/

7. http://biblicalpersonhood.wordpress.com/

8. http://noreligionjustjesus2011.blogspot.com/

9. http://stopplayingchurch.com/

10. http://lifestream.org/blog/

11. http://loveofthebridegroom.com/

12. http://the-spirit-of-elijah.blogspot.com/

13. http://timbob3.wordpress.com/

14. http://manloosedathome.blogspot.com/

15. http://www.answersintheendtimes.com/

 (Oh yes, I forgot to mention… if you see your blog listed above, YOU have recieved The Versatile Blogger Award! To accept it, do a screen capture of the award button, paste it into your blog post form, and follow the 5 rules listed above…)

Blessings, C. Dunamis