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Saturday, September 07, 2002

HELP ME LORD

Lord, show me what it means to love with Your love and to give that love to others.

Lord, help me to be patient, to be patient when things aren't going my way, and to wait for things to go Your way.

Lord, display Your kindness in me, that I would always be kind to others, the way you are with me.

Lord, jealousy destroys friendships, envy eats away at your bones, keep me from being either of these things.

Lord, keep my heart from being proud, the only thing I have to be proud about is being Your child.

Lord, may I never be rude and always seek to serve others before myself.

Lord, help me to control my anger as it is only one step away from danger.

Lord, make me a person who always forgives and never keeps a record of wrongs.

Lord, help me to fight evil each day and to always hold tight to Your truth.

Lord, cover me with Your protection and that I also could seek to protect others in Your love.

Lord, grant me perseverance, bear with me in my troubles and fears.

Lord, my hope is in You and I will trust in Your Word always.

Inspiration from 1 Cor 13 - Love is.......

Friday, September 06, 2002

Lord make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
and where there is sadness, joy
O Master grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved, as to love with all my soul
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


Thursday, September 05, 2002

Another night awake, I so want to sleep, it really drives me crazy. You lie there willing yourself and the more you think about sleep the more you can't drop off. It's because I have a lot on my mind again tonight. It's been a rough week, and I've taken more blows that Mike Tyson, but I'll take it on the chin like a man, sorry woman. I'm not going into details, it's not good though and I feel a bit like PEN 1, if you can work the code out, it's not hard. I was at a church meeting tonight and at the start we shared the Lord's supper, it was awesome, the presence of God, what more could you ask for! Afterwards, someone laid hands on me and prayed for me, and through the prayer he said "Lord, just say whatever it is Debbie wants to hear from you", and God said "I am your defender, you don't have to defend yourself". Then he reminded me of the verse - "What can man do to me when I have God on my side" So after that I felt much better, as you would. It didn't stop me from coming home and crying for an hour, but the Lord was in that too, we were getting rid of all the emotion together, just me and the Lord. I know you might think I'm a bit of a bam pot when you read this, maybe I am, but I only speak what's on my heart and this is it tonight. God bless and sleep tight.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

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Monday, September 02, 2002

How do you react when people treat you badly? Do want revenge and say or do something to hurt them back? Do you take it on the chin and say nothing? Do you bottle the anger and hurt up when it eats away, nibble, nibble, nibble until you are just full of resentment and you don't trust anyone. Well, over the past few months, some people I know have been quite nasty. My initial reactions are not good. I get very over-emotional, cry a lot, and basically get very hurt and show it. I hate the way that I react and have always wanted to be stronger and more assertive when it comes to telling people what they have done. The thing is, God has been teaching me through this, he has allowed these situations so that I can learn to react differently. What he wants me to do is react gracefully, to turn the other cheek, to bless and pray for those who upset me and my loved ones, and the more you see you own way failing and making things worse, the more you learn to look to God for help in these situations. Some people will react positively to this, but be prepared for others to dislike you even more, for them you are heaping on hot coals, as Jesus said. What's important is that your heart is right before God, make sure you forgive, or he can't forgive you for your wrong doing. Take it all to God, pray about everything, he cares about you, especially your relationships, he wants you to be happy. Most of all, be secure in who you are as a child of God, focus on him, and those you love.