Monday, 3 December 2012

Timely Reminders

In February next year we will be facing what we hope is the tip of our mountain.  You know, those you have to overcome and move in the name of the Lord.  The date is the 7th of Feruary 2013.  Next year!  Literally 2 and a bit months to go.  Can you tell this is fixated in my mind just a little?

Over the last 5 1/2 years God has given us so much scripture that tells us:

  • They will know you and them by yours and their fruits (Matt 7 v 16), with regards to those who have lied about us and listened to lies about us.
  • The man that digs a hole for another man, he himself will fall into it (Prov 26v27), with regards to all the harm this man has done to us and continues to do.
  • God is our fortress, our rock, our deliverer (Psalm 18v2) for all those times we needed His protection and still do, He is our hiding place.
  • We will not be put to shame (Rom 10v11) reminding us that no matter how it looks in the world God will not allow us to be put to shame.


God has reminded me about the story of Daniel, it sure looked like he was going to be eaten, those who put him there thought so too. And what happened?  Daniel was bite-free the following morning and everyone of those who had a hand in putting him there, and all their family, were chucked in with the somewhat hungry lions.  Look what the word says happened to them:  Daniel 6 v 24:  And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions - them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.  (Insert whistle here....WOW)

God reminded me of the story of Mordecai, and how a gallows was prepared for him to be hung and the very man, Haman, who had organised it, who had lied about him to the king, who hated him more than anything, he himself, and his family, were hung on that very gallows themselves on the day Mordecai was to be hung (The book of Esther).  

God has reminded my husband consistently and regularly of the story of Joseph, because of all the harm his brothers caused him, and look how that turned out!!!

My point is, no matter how it looks, no matter what the outcome looks like to us, no matter how many hungry lions, how high the gallows, how angry and jealous the brothers, none of it matters in the face of our Almighty Father.  HE PROTECTS, HE LOVES and HE will NEVER LET YOU DOWN!!!

A scripture the Lord gave me this weekend:  Nahum 1 v 3:  The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.  The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.  

My encouragement to you today, is no matter what you are going through, no matter what it looks like to you or the world, Num 23 v 19:  God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent, has He said, and will He not do it?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? 

In other words, GOD WILL DO AS HIS WORD SAYS HE WILL DO....not only for you and your protection, but to those who harm His children.  They will not escape the consequences of their actions.  
(Having said that my husband and I feel that should this man repent and give his heart to the Lord, all the pain, all the harm, all that we have lost, would have been worth it for his salvation.)

God bless
Tracy

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15 comments:

  1. Standing together with you as you wait upon the Lord's deliverance and fighting the fight with you.

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  2. God has got your back Tracy! Through His power and strength, you and your husband can climb and soar above this! Your integrity and amazing faith will bring your through this, and I will be praying for an outcome that benefits you and glorifies God. I especially like your last sentence....amen my friend! :)

    Blessings, prayers , and love to you both!
    Denise

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  3. A timely reminder indeed for me Tracy. I appreciate how God sends us a word even before we encounter a situation and helps us to endure as we walk through tough times.

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  4. Wonderful words of encouragement...words that God is speaking to your heart not only for your benefit but to uplift other believers. Thank you.

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  5. So true, my friend...so true! God does see it all and He is our vindicator! I love the last line..."should this man repent and give his life to the Lord, all the pain, all the harm, all that we have lost, would have been worth it for his salvation"...spoken like a true Believer! God bless!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the Scriptures that you have lived.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  7. Great verses! We can always trust God for He is always faithful! He stands by the righteous! Blessings, Tracy...you're almost to the mountain and down the other side!

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  8. Encouragement from the Word is always a blessing. Praying for you as God works for you.

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  9. "no matter how it looks, no matter what the outcome looks like to us, no matter how many hungry lions, how high the gallows, how angry and jealous the brothers, none of it matters in the face of our Almighty Father." AMEN!

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  10. New follower and I am very excited to have found you!I needed that encouragement today!

    God bless,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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  11. The Word is so powerful. Thanks for sharing the passages that have encouraged and spoke to you in this time of waiting.

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  12. Love your heart here...through all the pain...Love is what you desire to triumph over all....and this is God’s heart....blessings and continued grace to you all~

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  13. Someone fudged the records when we purchased a piece of property to build our dream house on. There were water bond liens that did not show up on the Title search until we needed to sell it and move to where we are now. The man holding the liens was a "christian" and he laughed at his cleverness, that we were obligated to pay him a LARGE sum of money that the Title Co only covered their legal amount. It is not easy to give when we feel it is not owed. May God work in your behalf. Thanks for sharing at Tell me a Story.

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  14. Hi Tracy,
    This is such a on time reminder for me!!! Thank you for this post and sharing your trial as I continue to see God working in mine!! I stand with you in agreement that ALL is well for us both!!! Such awesome encouragment!!!!!

    Blessings~
    Stacey

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  15. Inspiring and touching post tracy. God's assurance of his love no matter what. Dropping by from " tell me a story" my entry: challenges: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

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