Steps of Faith

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Ultimate Thief......

Did you know that there is an ultimate thief that waits in the shadows, trying to determine what he wants to steal from you and I?

We must truly be on guard at all times and must refuse to let ourselves become a slave to such a thief..

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Today is August 16th and for just a short moment of time, it would be easy for this thief to steal my joy.  This thief would tell me that August 16th is a bad day....a day of sadness, a day of sorrow, a day to fear!

Did you notice that I used that word "Fear" again?

It was on this date....August 16, 2005 that God decided to call my mom home....It was August 16, 2006 that Tucker was diagnosed with Leukemia.....and you can only imagine the fear that gripped my soul on August 16, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.  Why?  because the thief of all times wanted me to believe that this was "A BAD DAY."

This is a lie and it makes me Stinking Mad, Outraged, and Totally Livid, that I would give up a single second of my thought process to let a thief steal my joy....

This morning, I woke up singing Praises to the Lord.... for He is Good!
Yes, it is August 16th, and my mom is in heaven and she is no longer in pain....she is singing beautiful melodies with the angels and praising God this very moment....Our grandson is healed of leukemia and he is enjoying every split second of his life....

God's love, His Mercy and His Grace,  they are new EVERY morning, including today, and every August 16th to come.....

If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make it a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for EVERYTHING that happens to you.  For it is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing..

Today, I am basking in the sunshine of God's love and I am ready for whatever the day may bring....God is by my side!

I wish you Peace today, and I wish you love...

shug ~





9 comments:

laurie said...

Shug you always lift me up,, you're so good at that,, I wish you peace as well, thankyou for this post,,

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Yesterday, my devotional read: "Adversity need not interrupt your communion with Me. When things go "wrong" you tend to react as if you're being punished. Instead of this negative response, try to view difficulties as blessings in disguise. Make Me your Refuge by pouring out your heart to Me at all times."

This is from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I highly recommend her devotional. The writings from her journal make me feel like God is talking directly to me.

Stay strong, Shug! You are so grounded and such an inspiration.

Ginny said...

I go through this same thing around the time my mom died, it is hard. But you are so right, you have a wonderful attitude, and we must carry on and continue in thanks, appreciating all that we have now and not looking back.

Chatty Crone said...

I wish you the very best and celebrate today. Mine was the year 2003 - rough one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thank-you for this inspiration.I have a day like that,but I now realize that I must praise God instead of be sad and forlorn.Yes,I will praise God,He is in control.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Right back at you, Shug! {{big hugs}} blessings ~ tanna

Gert said...

Oh Shug what a wonderful post...you always have all the right things to say and I can tell you are such a Christian woman that inspires us all who read your blog!

Bless you dear lady...
xoxo Gert

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hmmmmm... Glad you have overcome that fear, Shug... My mother and one of my brother's died on Thanksgiving.. BUT--I certainly never thought or think of that as a BAD day... Like you said, thanks be to God that they are both with God.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jill said...

I hope your Aug. 16th 2011, was the best day of the year. God's been known to do that kind of thing. He is so FAITHFUL!

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