verse and prayers for Thursday Aug 8

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 3:20AM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

kristinefredrika
Quebec

Good morning sisters:

Lamentations 3:22-23
New International Version (NIV)
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I love this verse . I chose it on New Year's Eve last year at church. So comforting.

Another nice, clean, sinless day :) let's not ruin it :)

Annette, I know what y ou mean about absorbing emotions of others…yesterday was hard with my kiddies. Both threw tantrums…and it makes me sad for the rest of the day…or when I hear sad things about the people I love. I have to remind myself that my joy has to be in the Lord and not in my happenings….I absolutely love biggest loser …I identify so much with them.

Steph: oh yeah…this is why I weigh every day…keeps me honest. I was up 5-7 since vacay and have gone down about 3…long row to hoe :) I like that not whining…I have to concentrate on not complaining. I think I complained to everyone I crossed about my tantrum throwing tots yesterday…then I went and cut the grass at church with my husband and that helped a lot. I prayed away on the tractor…came back feeling better :)I love the verse you posted.

Erika I checked out your fb page. You need some new pics. I'd love to see your family :) you never said if the new meds were helping with your pain or not? I feel for you sister. My dh lives with a lot of pain from multiple work accidents. He's just holding on til his retirement. ( he's older than I am). I'm going back to the chiropractor as soon as I'm done all the garage heavy lifting...we carted out more wood from the utility room tonight. I think we will be completely finished for September when I get my two new babes.

Have a great one sisters******************
Kris

Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
*********************
teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: back to 155 :(
:) weight: 148


ERIKAYAMAN - 7:54AM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

Kris- I haven't been posting on face book for a long time, mostly due to the workers comp thing with my back. They lawyers wanted me to stay off of facebook.
I have missed it. I have decided I will get back on, just be careful about what I say and what pictures i post so opposing lawyers can't use anything against me.
Its a sad world that a picture can be misconstrued and used against you EVEN though I got hurt and I haven't lied about any of it.


I had a really bad pain day yesterday, but earlier this week is has been better pain wize.... I am slowly working up to a dose that will hopefully help with the pain. In a few weeks I should know.

God is compassionate! yes! and his Faithfulness is GREAT.-- I love that verse.

Lets go for no complaining and remembering where our JOY lies today.

God, please help us focus upward on you and remember where our JOY lies today and always!!!!!


ERIKAYAMAN - 7:54AM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

Kris- I haven't been posting on face book for a long time, mostly due to the workers comp thing with my back. They lawyers wanted me to stay off of facebook.
I have missed it. I have decided I will get back on, just be careful about what I say and what pictures i post so opposing lawyers can't use anything against me.
Its a sad world that a picture can be misconstrued and used against you EVEN though I got hurt and I haven't lied about any of it.


I had a really bad pain day yesterday, but earlier this week is has been better pain wize.... I am slowly working up to a dose that will hopefully help with the pain. In a few weeks I should know.

God is compassionate! yes! and his Faithfulness is GREAT.-- I love that verse.

Lets go for no complaining and remembering where our JOY lies today.

God, please help us focus upward on you and remember where our JOY lies today and always!!!!!


ERIKAYAMAN - 1:15PM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

I read this prayer today that seemed to flow with the FAITHFUL and COMPASSIONATE GOD we are talking of today. My mom actually sent it in an email today after being at my house last night when I was in a lot of pain..

A Prayer for Expressing Cares, Longings and Trust
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Ps. 42:11

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:2


Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Eph. 3:20-21

Dear heavenly Father, I take you quite seriously this morning when you tell us in your Word, that your love for us never waxes and wanes; that your mercies are daily and never-ending; and that you are greatly faithful to your children (Lam. 3:22-23) . At times, life would simply be too much to bear is these things were not true.

Some stretches of days, weeks, and months have a way of highlighting the brokenness of the world, much more so than the beauty of your kingdom. I’m in one of those seasons, and you are an all-season God. Hallelujah, for your nearness, understanding and promise of sufficient grace.

Father, I really don’t need you to do “immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine.” I’ll settle for what I can imagine, for I can prayerfully imagine many ways in which you can bring great glory to yourself and the Lord Jesus.

I bring you friends and love ones who feel more reason to despair in their circumstances, than delight in your promises. There was only one Job, but he has many sons and daughters, nieces and nephews. Father, some of your beloved children don’t even have the energy to cast their cares on you, so come and lift those cares, lest they be crushed under the weight of mounting disappointments.

I bring you hearts once alive to your mercy, grace and peace, now more aware of their failures, limitations and reasons not to dream. Breath, O breath of God, bring the gentle breeze of your sustaining love and zephyrs of resurrection hope.

Father, I bring you some of your pained children who have moved from sadness to madness; from anger to cynicism; and from real faith to mounting doubts. Surely, the evil one is whispering, even shouting in their ears, that you are either a God who can’t be trusted or a God who doesn’t care. Intervene soon, I pray, faithful Lord; interpose your mercy and might, King Jesus; intercede within them, Spirit of God. Turn their wordless groans into the witness of the Father’s love.

Father, show those of us who are in a position to care for the hurting how to be present without bringing pressure; how to pray without preaching; how to care without fixing. If the gospel wasn’t true, we, ourselves, would surely despair.

We love by the light of the day Satan was crushed, sin was defeated, and salvation was secured—the day Jesus cried from the cross, “It is finished!” We hope in light of the Day when Jesus will return—when everything sad will come untrue; everything broken will be made new; and everything wrong will be put right. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ name, with sobered hearts and joyful souls.


STEPHDREED - 2:05PM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

stephdreed
Indiana

Hello,

I am really sore today. Amazing how quickly we go the other direction.

I heard rain earlier so I am thinking I won't get any wood cut tonight. I got my expense report turned in. Glad that is done. I really need to make sure that I keep up with it this time so it is not such a bear to do all at once. Overall pretty good day today.

Class Reunion coming up it will be our 25th wow does time ever fly. Looking forward to it hopefully it is a good time. We only have to drive about an hour. We got a room for Saturday night. They are having Karaoke this time which could be really fun. The DJ is supposed to stay all the way to the end. Kind of nervous...

Deuteronomy 7:13
Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 And He will love you, bless you, and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, your grain, your new wine, and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock in the land which He swore to your fathers to give you.

This week has flown...hard to believe that is it going to be Friday tomorrow.

One thing about doing expenses when it has been awhile. Going through my receipts I am thinking wow where did all the time go. I ran across my receipts from our Branson trip back in May. Nice memories, but it's kind of a sad feeling when I look through my receipts stirs up emotions.

Got my green check in yesterday. I think I will be a little over today but I logged everything. I am at the plant today where I cannot do my lunch walk. Getting ready to head to the house for the day.

Kris, love praying and mowing. Usually when I mow it is refreshing.
Erika, I hope your meds start to help super soon.
Annette, I caught myself caught in some thought's and emotions this morning that really were not productive. I thought about it and nothing that I was worried or upset about had any bearing on today and I can't do anything about it anyway. - I sometimes have to remind myself to stay in my circle of influence - from Steven Covey and the Seven Habits.

Have a wonderful day ladies!
Steph


DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 2:13PM PDT, Aug 8th 2013

disciplinedmama

Amen, beautiful prayer Erika:love:



There are a few verses that are motivating me lately:

Ps. 139:14" I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." This reminds me that God made me just the way I am, and my body was made with such incredible care that I need to take good care of it too....after all, our bodies are God's temple:).

Ecc. 5: 2-4 "Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words. When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools, fulfill your vow."

The latter verse pushes me along in my dedication to my journey. I really struggle with weightloss when I am overly stressed/busy....some people lose weight in these moments, but I don't....I gain weight and get sick. I kept logging and exercising but I really want/need to step it up.

I made our beach reservations last night......I really need to steadily exercise until we go. We have stayed at the same place every summer for about fifteen years now, and our beach access is a very long steep stair climb, there are benches to rest at along te way, but I really do not want to become a person who needs to take tat big of a break:).....the last several years the climb hasn't been comfortable until it is time to go. To save money, we are taking our dogs with us.....so ths will be an active trip:).


Kris--have you watched Extreme Weightloss yet? It's on every Tuesday night here, and it follows the extreme weightloss journey of just one contestant. I think you will like the trainer:). If the person meets their goal they are promised surgery to remove extra skin. It's extreme, but I like the motivation of watching the health changes they need to face to meet their goals. Thank you for the reminder that God's compassions are new every morning:love:.

Steph--you are such a dynamo, are you still doing the Wii? I want to start stepping more.


Complaining---this may sound goofy, but I have been wanting to watch my mouth regarding complaining more too.....I don't usually complain to people, but I have become one of those people who complains to my dogs, about how gross they are (licking, etc :nono2: )....I just want my words to improve in all areas. A little fine tuning:). I want to become more lovely myself:), including how I sound:).



Have a wonderful day:love:

Last Edited: 2:13pm PDT, August 8th 2013

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