Last night we had a horrible storm come through here. It woke up my husband up & he couldn't go back to sleep. I was awaken with him getting up & down. I asked him if he was alright & he said his chest was hurting. I could tell it was freaking him out. I ask him if he thought he needed to go to the hospital & he said no I just need to get my mind off of it. He tried watching t.v. & the computer but they were both down from the storm. So I said have you prayed he said already did. Well then I felt the Holy Spirit tell me to pray for him so I grabbed his hand & prayed quietly. Well that was all good but I felt the Holy Spirit say anoint his head with oil & pray out loud. Oh wow I'm not comfortable doing that. But I wasn't going to say no so I got up turned on the light got my oil & took a deep breath. I anointed his head & began praying for him out loud. With in minutes he was asleep just like that. No t.v., no computer just the power of God. I began to praise Him for strength for me to do that & for the Holy Spirit to work like He did. My husband said this morning as soon as you were done praying I fell asleep I said I know. I praised God again for showing my husband the power of prayer & the power of the Holy Spirit. God is so GOOD! What a blessing!
Psalm 29:11 (New International Version)
11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
This is such a sweet worship song. No matter what kind of day we have had. When the kids are in bed, the house is quiet we are quiet He is here. We belong to Him. I am amazed at the peace & comfort I feel just thinking about Him. When I call His name He is here. He has been all day.
God has really been speaking to me this week about my tongue. It amazes me how it can be used for good or bad. I can choose to praise with it or I can choose to use it to curse. I can choose to build someone up or choose to tear someone down. I can choose to use it to speak life or I can choose to use it to speak death. This is something I struggle with. When I am speaking to my kids. When I've had enough & trying to handle them. I'm reminded this week that how & what I speak to them is how they will handle others as well as their children in the future. God has shown me this week that it goes beyond my tongue on why I may say or react the way I do. So my prayer is that God will continue to show me the things that I need to change & submit so that He can continue to change me. There is life & death in the power of our tongue.
Proverbs 12:18 (New International Version) 18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 15:4 (New International Version) 4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 18:21 (The Message) 21 Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit—you choose.
Proverbs 18:21 (Amplified Bible) 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].(A)
Well the weather here has been so nice this week. The there has not been a lot of humidity & there has been a nice breeze. It has been hot but nice for it to be July. Anyway, I decided to start my morning off with my coffee, bible & journal on the back porch this morning. I started reading my devotional book then here comes Kaleb with the phone for me. So I talked for a few & then got off to get back to my coffee & bible. Well then the kids start yelling at each other so I stopped again to go handle that. Well I'm walking through the sun room back to the porch where my stuff is. I am stopped by a smell a VERY bad smell. I did smell it when I walk through earlier but thought our dog maybe just passed gas. Well this time it was worse & smelled like something was dead. So I start searching for that something. I could not find anything. So I went over to our deep freezer & thought is it this..... oh how I hope not. I opened the lid boy was I wrong, I have NEVER smelled something that horrible in my life. Some how it had been turned off. Now I have a VERY weak stomach. So off to the back porch I go gagging & thinking I was about to loose the little bit of coffee I have had. So I then run in the house so my neighbors don't think I'm crazy. Well when I opened the door to the living room the smell came with me & flooded the house. I only had the door open just to walk through. You would have thought I had left it opened. The kids were of course screaming & holding there nose. So my oldest gets his spray deodorant & sprays it like it's a can of air freshener. So I light candles spray real air freshener & it won't go away. It was so bad I could taste it yuk! I know the only way to get the smell out is to get the freezer out of the sun room & on to the back porch. So I take a deep breath & go back out there & Cory & I manage to get it out on the porch. Now I know this is going to make the smell worse when my husband (God bless him) has to clean it but the smell would not go away other wise. It has been 4 hours & I am happy to say with 2 candles, 4 plug-ins, & lots of spray the smell is gone. As I was eating my lunch I was thinking how that smell is like satan. When we allow things in our lives that shouldn't be whether it's anger, jealousy, addiction, ect..... it will stink up our lives. It can take a lot longer than 4 hours to get the stink out. It can flood our whole house & not just affect us but our family to. I am thankful that we serve a GOD that is greater than anything & He will help us get the stink out of our lives if we allow Him to. But we can't just get part of it. We have to get rid of all of it or it will continue to stink up our lives.