Monday, November 14, 2016

Fight the good Fight



Fight the Good Fight


“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—





Last week I had a bad headache and slept night and day and night.  My son came and got me out of bed and on to a bobcat chopping wood to try to steer away the depression that had set in and made me motionless.

It was amazing what the outdoors and the labor did for my mental attitude.  Did for my heart, my health.


He talked to me about how hard it is to do the thing you know will make you better.  That it is not easy to make yourself get up and do things that you have no energy or seemingly will to do it.  That is where Christ comes in.  Doing what you cannot do.

My daughter said she does the hard thing because she likes the outcome.


I have gone through years of pulling my boot straps up and making myself suck it up and just do the right thing.  I think I did it for all the wrong reasons.  I did it for me.  For me to succeed and look good and be right.  It was the heart that led me to bitterness and anger and hard heart when I did not get the result I wanted.


Now I may suffer to do the right thing but it is for the glory of God.  What He can do with and in me.

A heart He can transform in me that does things to enjoy God and others.  To not labor in vain but bring light to a dark world.  To show the goodness of God and hope when there seems to be no hope at all.  To do the hard next thing...That brings about joy and union with Jesus.

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL!!  SUNSHINE!  MY SON AND HUSBANDS DIRECTIONS WERE TO GET OUT AND WORK EVERYDAY.  TAKING LOTS OF VITAMIN D.










It is odd to me how we have to fight to have a normal life.  Hard work, giving to others, eating good food, sunshine, enjoying each other in good relationships that help you grow, laugh and care.  Focus on each other and God more than ourselves and the media.  Enjoying nature and fresh air.  Using life to build memories that will never fade away.  Learning to meditate and rest and ponder what life is and who people are and how to invest in them all.






A CURE FOR DEPRESSION?  MAYBE.  A GOOD LIFE IS WORTH A TRY!

God has a work He has planned to do in you and He will bring it to competition no matter what.  It will be brought forth by His love and His Spirit, by Jesus.  He will bring the fruit as you trust and surrender it will be beautiful even in the suffering.

I don't care what it takes, but if you get down, grab hold of someone, think... finish the race.  We do not give up, give in, quit, but do what it takes to keep on keeping on.  There is a prize and His name is Jesus and He holds on to you and He will never ever let you go.  Move into the very core of His being, into His heart where you enter into HIs suffering by yours.

Park daily in Gods word and the Spirit will write it on your heart.  Scripture will be there when you need it.  Pray continually and ask for help and rescue and glory to bring forth goodness He purposes.   Pouring my thoughts out on paper to Jesus daily and giving them to Him brings such peace.

IT IS THROUGH SUFFERING THAT WE LEARN  PERSEVERANCE AND JOIN IN THE VERY HEART OF JESUS.  HE SANTIFIES EVEN OUR SUFFERING TO BE FOR GOOD AND HIS GLORY.