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Even If

Recently I have been really feeling overwhelmed by who my Almighty Savior is and what He has done for me. As we enter into the Christmas month how much is truly focused on Jesus our Savior. It's not through Law but through Grace, through our Savior Jesus, we are saved. Understanding that the Creator of the Universe, the Creator of you and me, is the Creator of ALL.

Everything in life down to the intricate most detailed spec of life He created and controls. To even think differently has now taken His attributes, His Creation, His Sovereignty away. To say it wasn't Gods plan goes beyond and outside God's Truths.

Today, tomorrow, and each day that God has planned for my life I pray that I can out pour His Grace in all I say and do. I know I'm not perfect, and I can't even begin to slightly comprehend all that He has done for me. I pray my children see my heart and how it's God working through me, and their dad in all of our life lessons.

Christmas is a time to celebrate our Lord and Savior's birth Jesus Christ. I have already received the Best Gift of all. A gift I feel unworthy of, but a free gift that drives my heart to learning, and embracing my Savior more and more each day. I pray that I remember this everyday. That I Rejoice ALWAYS!!! in everything knowing it's in His plan. I can't see the big picture, however, I do know about the past and I am in the present. To have peace, I must trust and have faith and live off of His Scripture alone.

 "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:15-17

Sometimes all we have to hold on to 
Is what we know is true of who You are 
So when the heartache hits like a hurricane 
That could never change who You are 
And we trust in who You are 

Even if the healing doesn't come 
And life falls apart 
And dreams are still undone 
You are God You are good 
Forever faithful One 
Even if the healing 
Even if the healing doesn't come 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/k/kutless/even+if_21003553.html ] 
Lord we know your ways are not our ways 
So we set our faith in who You are 
Even though You reign high above us 
You tenderly love us 
We know Your heart 
And we rest in who You are 

You're still the Great and Mighty One 
We trust You always 
You're working all things for our good 
We'll sing your praise 

You are God and we will bless You 
As the Good and Faithful One 
You are God and we will bless You 
Even if the healing doesn't come 
Even if the healing doesn't come


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Seeds!
I'm reminded of how Satan can weasel his way into removing focus off the Creator and onto Worldly things. 

Having a school age kid amazes me at how many reactions we receive regarding our decision on HomeSchooling. I remind myself that no matter where you place your kid whether Homeschool, Public or Private as Christians we have no obligation to the world. Dennis and I are born again believers who desire to server our Savior and Creator.  When our heads hits our pillows at night have we planted seed of Truth and Light? Have we weeded? Have we watered? This is the desire we have. Our strong desire to guide our children in His Truths. Our hearts can't get enough of knowing what our Savior did for us. So for those who doubt us, for those who judge us, it saddens my heart. As believers God has called us all in different ways. We need to remember to encourage other believers. 

The past two years God has just been really revealing to us His plan for our lives. To be not of this world, but to be lights in this world is beyond amazing. To serve an almighty powerful God I just can't wrap my mind around His Omniscient Glory. Taking our little seeds and openly sharing with them and filling our home with His Word. Surrounding them with Truths. Building a foundation! Living off of His Word and not ours. What a difference and what an excitement we have as each continue to grow. 

"Where, O death, is your victory,
Where, O death, is your sting?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:55-58
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