"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


The first part of this morning after waking up and doing my regular routine of praying and confessing to giving this day to the Lord, I was feeling pretty good. Then after a while, I started noticing the aggitation and the rawness of my mood start to build up in me. I cannot pin-point anything that set me off. It is just a plain evil attack from the enemy. I have no "responsibility" to worry about these next few days since I am off, so there is no pressure coming from that end.

So, in times like these, I hit my knees before my God, once again begging for Him to take away the oppression that is so evident and to fill me with His peace and the love that He does so offer and that I long for.


  1. ,,,and then what happened? Peace? If so a second trip to the well was not a bad thing. why not build a house right there?

  2. I know we're in a battle but sometimes I hate that some of us struggle so much just to live at peace each day. But I'm also thankful God is an anchor and His spirit is an amazing strength. Can't imagine life without Him. I love that you know that too. Have a totally peaceful day, all day. Sarah

  3. Sarah your comforting words are so very welcomed, thank you. Same to you dear one.

  4. stuck-in-the-middleJuly 23, 2009

    Oh JBR I'm sorry for your pain. Your doing the correct thing by praying.

  5. Hang in there....GOD is the Master Healer and Restorer....keep up the good fight!!
    Praying GOD turns your stormy morning into sunshine and flowers...Andrea

  6. It is a very great thing to get praying into your daily routine.It is a pity that now a days the thought of praying is vanishing. It is very nice of you to post about the almighty.
    I am feeling the presence of God more than ever after reading your post.

  7. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    Satan will try and get a toe hole anywhere in the believers life. Keep professing Christ and he will see you through.

  8. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    And He will…He is our strength and shield.

    Psalm 119:114
    Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

    Psalm 115:11
    Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

    Psalm 27:1
    The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

    Isaiah 59:19
    So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

    Thank you for your encouragement to me.
    I will be praying for your comfort today.

    ♥Hope :)

  9. Oh so sorry you are not doing well now. Feel better soon.

  10. It is one of those "Hug a Bible" day for me!

    Biscut, Hethatsows, Andrea, Femin Susan (glad you were touched), Stuck and Hope, thank you all for your encouraging words and Hope for the uplifting scripture verses! Much appreciated!!!

  11. I've experienced the same sort of thing many times. I hope your blessed with peace.

  12. I am so proud of you sweetie. Hitting your knees is the best thing to do. Pray without ceasing my friend.

  13. Good Morning
    Welcome to my blog. I noticed you as a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you.
    When you listening those knees somehow get padded and remembering to lift up your chin He thinks your beautiful

  14. I am MUCH better and thank you for asking.......And I love your post.... Being real is knowing our dependence on the Father God... There is no place or no one to run to when oppression hits...... HE is our source..... and just as Donetta said.......HE thinks you are beautiful!

  15. I too agree with what Denise has just said. I pray that His peace is always with you.

  16. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    Hitting your knees is the best thing that you can do. God will respect a true and honest heart.

  17. Jan PetersJuly 23, 2009

    Pray that you reach the comfort that you're striving for.

  18. God will do for me what I cannot do for myself--and He does, and He did--many times from early life to now
    And as "onthewaynow" put it, God WILL keep safe from all harm, a true and honest heart.

    I am not judged by God until the moment of my final breath--and then only by the love which I AM...or am NOT......I think!

    And God ALWAYS hears the cry of a hurting soul, one which is judged harshly or wrongly. Also a soul which has lost hope--that's where God can REALLY be found. That's where our Twelfth Step is so important.

  19. The very best place to start the day - on your knees. Thank you for inspiring me. I'm enjoying listening to your music as I am getting ready to go meet some other Arizona bloggers for lunch today. It will be the first time for any of us to meet - about 6 of us.

  20. Donetta, welcome and thank you for your kind and uplifting words and blog as well.

    Denise and Denise, two different Denises' thanks for the visit.

    Charlotte, how exciting that you are actually gonna meet up IRL with some blogger friends. Glad you were blessed by the music.

    Stevie, glad you are at peace with God, that is wonderful.

    James, onthewaynow and Jan, thank you for your inspiring words of encouragement.

    AD thank you for your kind words dear one.

    I hope I did not leave anyone out. You all are just so wonderful to respond, thank you.

  21. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

  22. Sometimes that is all we can do. Hit our knees. It is like we are on a roller coaster. Up one day, down the next. Read my post on Loneliness when you get a chance. That just came out of the blue. Then left again. I had to hit my knees, too. God loves you!!!

  23. I am praying for you right now! Sometimes the best piece of advice I have received is that I tell myself when I find myself in your situation, is that I will not let the enemy steal my joy! I will then go out of my way to find joy in God and keep dwelling in that place.

    I visualize a picture much like a parent covering their ears while a teen plays really loud music they don't like. Ah a smile is born!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  24. Prayer is always the best answer to fill the deep longings of our souls, and God readily offers the love, peace and strength to meet every need. Praying for God's blessings on you!

  25. Those emotional attacks can be rather annoying, especially when you don't know what causes it. I hope you have found some peace and comfort today! Take care! *hugs*

  26. I love your "hug a bible" day! Everyday is a hug a bible day for me.
    God bless,

  27. Linda welcome! Yes, hugging a Bible is very comforting to me these days. Stuffed animals will come later, I suppose.

    IK, I quite agree with the emotional attacks being horrid! I really do hate them.

    Despite the emotional attacks, if I continue to focus on my true source of strength, I will prevail with the aid of prayer!

    Connie and H2H, so much appreciated your immediate prayers as I had some really ups and downs of a battle going on today.

    Colleen, thank you for sharing your post. I did go over and read it and appreciated it very much. Thank you!

    Tola, thank you for the scripture verse.

  28. What a beautiful and REAL post. You enjoy these 3 days off............. and fill us in on how you are enjoying them.

  29. Absolutely! That's what I do before I go to work, each day. In that world of power and greed, people attack me just for nothing. Today, it was because I had a locker and someone else didn't. It started because I offered to share. Can you imagine?

  30. Continue to hold to your faith and hang in there.

  31. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    Today I was in a frenzy looking for my "The Book". It had been placed for safe keeping during a move and I forgot where I placed it. I'm having a white knuckle day today and needed the book. So I grab my hazelden and read today passage. Grab a popsicle and cleared my head. I said, to be truthful, a half hearted prayer as teh the other half was trying to figure out where oh where did I place my book. By the end of the popsicle, I found it. Thank you God!

    I too am frazzled right now and I'm trying to figure out what has me aggitated. Maybe it's just my turn today.

  32. JBR-if we ask Him for a fish, He'll not give us a stone. asl and ye shall receive. take care, ~rick