134- Back in Step,
but Wrestling with Moods
December 18, 1984, continued
I was back into my almost-daily time with the Lord, pouring out my heart, talking to Him about everything, and going to the Bible for relevant verses to encourage myself in the truth.
Lord, looking back over the last two weeks:
DISTRESSED: feeling generally nervous and irritable–partly because Mark and the baby had bad colds and that kept us home bound for a solid week (and friends away!); I broke my tooth on a corn nut; I had canker sores plus an added virus on my tongue and in my throat; grieving over an angry outburst; Christmas pressures, including comparing ours with our friends’ plans; back to worrying about birth control.
BLESSED: because I received compassion and prayer from my support group: Jackie, Susie, Jan. And super blessed because Dan has been totally non-condemning, accepting, loving, kind, understanding of my moodiness.
ENCOURAGED: that at the men’s prayer breakfast that Dan goes to at church every Wednesday morning there was a word from the Lord for the married men from the single guy about loving their wives.
Dan and I are becoming more real-life humans. I’ve backed off from complaining about him being gone so much, realizing we need money to live! The job he has at the church as foreman of the building project requires extremely long hours (50-70 hours a week).
*God will comfort, I need to come to Him.
*Got is cleansing me, refining me.
*There is HOPE in Christ ALWAYS.
*I am really loved– by God, my husband, and my friends.
Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us…
8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of the light…trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
15 be careful how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
18 be filled with the Spirit,
19 singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 always giving thanks for all things…
22 wives be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord
Father, I see impurity in me from a greedy, competitive, covetous heart. CLEANSE ME. I accept Christ’s work on the cross. The better alternative is imitating God, being a reflection of Him.
Thank You that I can come to the Word and receive the truth from Your perspective–wiser than the world, full of power and direction.