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I so agree with SELF can be the the biggest demon of all. Ego is a very bad thing. Only GOD can help us overcome ego. I am so happy your little girl is healthy. Keep posting… You have much great stuff to share:)
Amen. PRIDE and SELF are one and the same…the biggest battle we have is not with others it is with what we think we know, which is usually only partial information. God is not always logical, yet we lean toward logic. The best choice, is to do something similar to what we learned as kids regarding fire.
Stop, drop and roll into GOD’s arms and PRAY, praise and worship HIM! Only papa’s love can overcome evil, and the LOVE all on it’s own. It is rarely easy but always worth it. The body of Christ is Healing. It is an amazing time to sit back and watch God, as well as praise HIM for doing what He does best, sharing HIS infinite, unconditional and endless love. No matter what comes at us, it is the ONLY constant.
Thank you for the support. This was not an easy place to go, glad to know it is helping someone in the growth process. 🙂
My prayer this week has been for HIS heart, HIS eyes and HIS ears. He sees us differently than we see us and others. This led me to understand the judge not means not the judge from my perspective. It doesn’t mean I can’t draw a a boundary but it does mean I should look at how God is working and join in.
Interesting, looking at DEATH the middle three letters are EAT which is how it entered this world. And the middle of LIFE is IF implying that we all have a lot of possibilities inside of us.
the second definition of imp is a mischievous child works too. when we think that things are impossible, we are thinking like a child not a mature Christian.
That was a very interesting day. Learned a lot. God gave me the name of the man during the conversation. I heard it just a tiny bit off and that was a dear friend of his name so two for one. Then God confirmed that the heart pain which the doctors didn’t understand was actually delayed emotional heartache. This time the time horizon was three years for him which extended a bit from the two years I had seen before. But the onset was tied to a new safety on his life where he felt like he could catch his breath. God showed me that the onset trigger of being safe and taking a deep breath is also the perfect time for our enemy to decide to be afraid that we will overcome so he chooses that time to strike at our heel. I though about the shepherd metaphor in which the shepherd leaves the 99 to go find the 1 lost one. The same applies for the enemy as he won’t spend energy on those who are conforming nicely, but he will expend energy to keep the one from straying away too far.
It was neat to have the same life story as in the movies play out right in front of us, then it was confirming that he called me right afterwards about an out brake light. So I took that as a sign to get it fixed immediately so I made it daddy daughter time,
Writing this right now my wife just said sinless which I thought was interesting, we are not called to be sinless but to sin less. As Jesus said to the adulterous woman : go forth and sin no more. To sin less and less over time.
Very good! Yes, it feels like there is much heaviness and discouragement and destruction in my immediate family, and in my father, mother, siblings and their families. Much divorce, sexual immorality (my father had an affair; many of us had sex outside of marriage, numerous sex partners, etc), anger and fighting and walled up hearts and hurt and bitterness, etc. I want life and redemption for my families, and thankful to know that God gives us good promises of His redemptive power through Jesus to be the Resurrection and the Life, to breathe life into the dead so we can live. Praise God! Eyes on our Redeemer. <3
Thank you, dear Sister. You are His treasure. <3
GLORY INVASION III, IV and V
December 24, 2013 at 10:03pm
Today, I began writing, or should I say typing as God dictated. 😉
Anyway, I had the whole NOTE for FB written, was tagging people and then the laptop went dead. Regardless of why, I was annoyed. My husband said, “don’t worry we will recreate it.” Here are the facts, when we “mess up” God knows, and He has a plan to fix it. He is the KING of resurrection!
I thought WOW that is interesting…after my husband also, led by GOD, reminded me to forgive. He was correct, I did not need to STAY annoyed, irritated or even anger. THAT would have NOT been helpful. Not even a little bit…
So now, I pray GOD will resurrect the wisdom He gave us when working on the original. 🙂
I recall GOD sowing us that HIS GLORY has invaded us in the past, will again in the present and am sure also in the future. It will do so in a way that makes our jaws drop and your JAWS too.
I recall sharing that FATHER revealed to us a few things. He showed us that when we begin to see through HIS eyes, though space and time may actually be short, they appear LONG. But, it happens in the holiest of ways 🙂 HIS peace consumes US as we surrender!!!
Some people must do so as their bodies are destroyed. God showed us this too. I am not, nor are WE advocating sickness or disease. However, what I can say is when those things come, they can be for various purposes. We have to RELEASE ALL to GOD. If we do NOT surrender ALL to HIM, then indirectly we end up holding those other things as idols above HIM.
With Sarah Beth, I always laid her on the altar of Heaven. Pretty much daily, was reminded, and even now am, that she is HIS child first and ours second. The best parenting advice any of us can receive is just that. A child we are given is for a reason, a season and a lifetime. In this case, her lifetime may have ended on earth, but has only continued with a NEW BEGINNING in Heaven.
Sarah Elizabeth had her own Glory Invasions. They began very early. The 3 to us that are most significant happened at age 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 8. David and I believe BIRTH begins in the Heavenlies, and it begins at conception. SO, Sarah Elizabeth was actually 8 when she left us, even though her earth b-day was 4 days later.
When we went into Seattle Children’s Hospital with her at 3 1/2 GOD moved so powerfully! We received HIS favor in every way we could possibly ponder. It was AMAZING!!! Then, at 6 1/2 exactly 3 years later we knew it was different. The second time it was just awful, evil, hateful, blatent, horrendous. The whole MOOD and TONE was totally different. We knew it would be a short stay. The third time, the last time, it was mostly like the first with a small amt like the second time. It was tough to discern how long this stay would be. In the end it was 28 days. That fascinates me, because 28 biblically represents Eternal Life.
I believe Sarah Elizabeth was fashioned after the angels. I don’t sense she knew 100% just how powerful GOD was and is in her. But, I am certain she knows it now This kid, wise beyond her years, and earthly age, was used so much. She still is. God uses her to heal us and so many others daily. Please know that when someone passes from this place into Heaven, the real work begins. It is not just a pleasure cruise.
I am so grateful GOD chose us to be Sarah Beth’s parents. Truly, it is an honor, and we are privileged for the time we had here on this earth being loved by GOD through her. 🙂 We must remember as persecution seems to be increasing, what will be targeted is GOD in us. So, we cannot take personal, what is truly about HIM.
‘i carry your heart’ by E.E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it inmy heart) i am never without it (anywherei go you go, my dear; and whatever is doneby only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i wantno world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meantand whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which growshigher than soul can hope or mind can hide)and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
This poem truly is how we feel about our GOD in our princess, treasure and baby girl. Of HIS royal blood she came, and stays. We thank the FATHER in Heaven, our brother JESUS, and the AMAZING Holy SPirit for trusting us with her. Such a JOY to know GOD had and has HIS way!!!
GOD gets the GLORY in ALL things, one way or another. If it is rough He turns it around. He never spares the R O D – Reversal of Destiny. We have had so many NEW Beginnings and will have many more. LIFE has changed again as we know it.
A dear sister of ours Barbara Gaines told us something today. In October, she watched Sarah Beth while David and I ran an errand. Sarah Beth was talking to her and confided in her. She knew God had a plan, maybe was not 100% happy with it, but in the end, she submitted and received her resurrection. Heaven has a beautiful gift truly 🙂
She told our dear sister, “Daddy will have to take care of mommy, cause I am going on a trip. The angels are coming to get me. ” I was told this information today and wept. I wept tears of JOY. I am so in AWE of the LOVE of our GOD!!!!! Many have now shared that God showed them what was to come. I am glad, as is David, that only GOD revealed it to us.
God revealed it to us through Sarah Beth. After all was done, we heard her say to us something beautiful. She said, “Mommy, daddy, I tried to come back but I can’t. God needs me more. Forgive me.” Our response was, “baby girl, we are ok with that. ” I then spoke with our doctor. His name, Doctor Spack patched Sarah Beth with God’s guidance as best as he could. But GOD healed her from HIS mercy. Sometimes, the physical body can only endure so much. Glory to GOD for the LOVE of our GOD.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,
3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,
7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,
8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What profit remains for the worker from his toil?
10 I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to getand do good as long as they live;
13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
15 That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.
17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.
18 I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.
19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a [a]man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!
20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?
22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him back to see what will happen after he is gone?
Ecclesiastes 3:19 Does the Bible really teach that “a man has no preeminence over a beast”? No! The Bible only records that the book of Ecclesiastes says it. Then why is this book in the Bible? Can it possibly be called inspired by God when it makes such “under the sun” pronouncements, some only partially true, others entirely false? Here is the tested answer: “Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching … reproof… correction, for instruction… in righteousness.” (II Tim. 3:16 asv.) The divine purpose in including Ecclesiastes in the Bible is obvious. It gives a startling picture of how fatal it is for even the wisest of men to substitute man’s “wisdom” for God’s wisdom, and to attempt to live by it. Solomon’s reign began with God, gold, and glory. It ended with bafflement, brass, and bewildered acceptance of man’s having “no preeminence over a beast”!—man, who was made “in the image and likeness of God” (Gen. 1:27) and “but little lower than God [or heavenly beings]”! (Ps. 8:5.)
OUR GOD is FAITHFUL. He just is….in every way. We are overwhelmed by the LOVE and support and grateful to HIM more than ever. This season as things come and go, we encourage you to SEEK GOD. Do so about ALL things. For example, we do not celebrate many holidays anymore. GOD wants complete holiness. He will settle for nothing less. Let HIM reveal HIS truth to you so you and those you LOVE can walk in HIS FREEDOM.
LION of JUDAH keep roaring…and take good care of our sweet baby girl. WE LOVE YOU ALL and are keeping you ALL uplifted. We thank GOD for every prayer said on our behalf. BLESS the socks off of ALL those who pray mighty GOD. 🙂
The picture we chose was taken around an hour after she passed into the Heavenlies. Look at her smile. It personifies HIS GLORY! He is AMAZING!!!
In His Grace and GLORY
Ellie, David and Sarah Beth in spirit
I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
Hello. 🙂 We actually did not hire a designer. David has a business called Exodus Consulting with the tag line “Leaving Egypt Behind.” The blog began as a word press site, and He was able to move it over to this one with little trouble. Wonderful to hear that it is a blessing to you. Thank you for sharing that. 🙂
All of me
Why not take all of me
Can’t you see
I’m no good without you
Take my lips
I want to lose them
Take my arms
I’ll never use them
Left me with eyes that cry
How can I
Go along without you
You took the part
That once was my heart
So why not
Take all of me
Read more: Frank Sinatra – All Of Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics
I have enjoyed what I have read thus far, Sis! Keep up the good work. Love you 😀 .
Thank you. For your obedience This came at an exact time for me (grace)I totally stummbled(guided) on your page thank you again. Sooo sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our most sincere condolences.
This makes so much sense. How wonderful it must feel to have “heard” what He desperately wants you to hear. Thank you for sharing!
As I read this, I was reminded of the scrioture, below:
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
John 12:24-25 NKJV
God bless you as you live in Christ and Christ lives through you.
Nice post. I love your expressions of faith. 🙂 Can I ask where you got these images? I am looking for some like this.
Hi there 🙂 Glad it blessed you. I usually just google a topic, and images come up. 🙂 🙂
Yeah the image you use above “THIS is an example of an angel of light. IT is something that may appear cool to some, but is meant for evil purposes.” Isn’t an angel …
It’s from an anime. Check out your sources m8.
Hello 🙂 Thank you for commenting. I appreciate you sharing. I will consider this. I do believe though, that what the enemy means for harm, started as good. Therefore, God can use anything, He desires, for HIS Glory and purpose. I pray you are indeed Blessed, in His Love. He is bringing us Heaven.
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Bless you Ellie!
My sweet girl, I feel for you for I am so glad you are here but I long to be there too. One day we will be there forever. For now just know your heavenly heart has helped me travel this grief filled road. God has blessed me to walk this side with you for awhile…..Eternally together in HIM! Mama Sue
Love you so much, and EVERYTIME, I feel this word, as I read them. They wash OVER ME like RAIN. Thank GOD for HEAVENLY TReasures, that NEVER END. YOU are one of them. LOVE. ETERNAL.
Only Jesus knows the cost of the oil in your alabaster box my precious one! What a glorious testimony! What a precious glimpse of Heaven for us all! Thank you for your willingness and transparency but also for your courage to share with all of us! I love you! Welcome Back … or should I say is it nice to be off ‘pause?’
VERY TRUE. HE is the ONLY one, who knows, in FULL. Definitely a NEW experience, to be…”OFF PAUSE.” SMILES
Hallelujah! What an amazing account for how Good our Jesus is, how real He is and how much He really does love us! I’m so encouraged after reading this and I’m so glad Jesus told you to share!! <3
He is Soooooooooo VERY Good! Thank you for commenting , and blessing me and HIM. He knows, I am praying for more to come here, and find healing, through HIS LOVE. Love you .
I am not sure the things that I would have tried without the strategies shared by you relating to such a theme.
I am glad, you found it helpful. Many blessings, over you and your family.
thanks for encouragement, God bless
You are So very welcome ! Glad it was such a blessing. Thank you for blessings us too.