Friday, November 2, 2012

Five Minute Friday/Roots

Lord, recently I have been digging deep down in my life. Things are changing at a fast pace. So fast, it truly makes my head spin sometimes. The winds of change daily blow through my life. Every since I had my stroke, life has not been the same. The familiar is becoming very unfamiliar. Those things that were rock solid in my life, are suddenly crumbling. Voices that use to calm and soothe me, now scare, and hurt me. I could just give up, totally quit this life. Go sit in the corner, and let satan complete his work of destruction upon my life. No way!! I will never let satan win, he was, is, and will forever be, a loser!! Lord, You created me, I am deeply rooted in You. You are my clinging vine, I am Your branch. You keep me strongly rooted Lord.  These storms in my life may cause me to become uprooted, but, I will always remain connected to You Lord.

33 comments:

my simple reflections said...

wow! i just love your faith friend! going to work now but your on my mind at work..wish you the best you deserved it..your very humble..God makes his face shine upon you...loves from huub and i

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful prayer to be rooted in Him! I'm encouraged by your heart for the Lord and that you're looking to Him in your pain and your struggles. Praying that you'll have peace and comfort today. :)

-Elise

Pia said...

Stay strong, sissy. By God's grace we'll make it. Stay in faith. Love ya!

Alia Joy said...

That you know your place in Him, that you know His love and care in the midst of storms. This is my prayer for you. In these trials, may you feel the unending mercy and grace of God pour over and keep you. And may His healing touch wrap you like a child, His child.

Linda said...

Thankful today that God is strong and that we can be deeply rooted in Him! Stay in Him.

Nataline said...

You know Him and you will stay rooted, no matter what it feels like at the time. I will be praying that you feel His presence with you as you walk through these things.

Eileen said...

Beautiful, we must cling tightly to Him despite not understanding the circumstances.

Stacy said...

Beautiful! Thanks again for your bold authenticity.

Amy Bennett said...

Can't imagine going through that but what faith! Thank you for sharing.

karen said...

Denise...you are such an encourager...I pray that you may be refreshed as you have refreshed others...thank you

Jennifer Peterson said...

Beautiful Denise so glad you are still speaking;) Thank you for sharing

Meredith said...

Oh, Debbie! My heart aches for all you are going through, after just reading a bit of your blog. Stay strong in the Lord and take good care.

Mollie said...

It is a beautiful thing to take the prompt "roots" and immediately lay your heart out to God and express your desire to be deeply rooted in him. Enjoyed your post!

- Mollie

Marytoo said...

You are so inspiring. Thank you for inspiring me.

Paula Barnett said...

Right where you are, Denise, GOD IS!
There IS no-thing other than this!
Despite the appearances of anything {including the Devil} there is only God. THE ONE & ONLY POWER in the Universe. Seeing this perfect Power of God supporting you every moment of this day. Seeing NO-Thing other than this.
Only God. Only Goodness.
I love how you are depending upon this.
I love how ROOTED you are to the ONE source of ALL even when ALL appears to be crumbling.
Look within. You are not crumbling. You know the truth. You know that there is not anything that can separate you from the Power & Presence, the Divine Intelligence {GOD} that orchestrates all.
Firmly rooted. This is you, Denise. And in this is the peace you share with all!

Lauren Davenport said...

God is good. I'm praying for you to feel His love today.

Sara H said...

Fast changes in life definitely shake us. Your faith through this is obvious in your post and is a great encouragement.

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes..and we can take solace and refuge in the faithfulness of God, knowing He does not change.

Jenn LeBow said...

Thank you for this inspiration today, and for your comment on my piece. I'll pray for your continued healing from your stroke. Blessings on you!

Jacqui said...

Denise, this is beautiful! Thanks for your faith. Thanks for sharing how strong He is on your behalf. Blessings and prayers!

Dee said...

Praying strength for you...The first lesson I learned as a christian was to pray Lord change ME. How I would react to people and circumstances. It brought me peace. I left everything and everyone else in the Lords hands.

Rebekah said...

Blessings to you. An honest from the heart 5 min. Friday!

Christa said...

Stay strong, God is with you.......

Nicole said...

Praying for you! Words of encouragment. Remain rooted in HIM.

Heather said...

"No way!! I will never let satan win, he was, is, and will forever be, a loser!!"
You are right about that!!!
I love your honesty; God is working beautiful things through the storms you have faced- I hear it in your post! Absolutely Beautiful!

Hall Family in MD said...

Awesome post! We are victorious in Christ and Satan is definitely the loser =) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Boo and Kari said...

Your strength is in the Lord. Hold onto that.

Is there a Christian counselor you could confide in? We all need support at times.

God bless you! You and Eddie are in our prayers.

Vicki Munn said...

wonderful! I love your faith. Stay positive and strong!

Parsley said...

Keep on keeping on.

Karen said...

I pray that we will be able to soar above the storms like the eagle. Thank you. Your faith encourages me.

Farida said...

God bless you more! I wish we were neighbors so I could visit you often and keep you company too. Please take care :)

Thauna said...

Praying for you and sending love.

Shannon Cochran said...

Denise - Wow. What an honor to read through Roots, Praying for Eddie, and recent posts. I didn't know you were on the map until you graciously and kindly left a comment on my 5-minute Friday post: Take Root!

I realize I only know small snippets of your story through what you've so candidly shared in your posts, but our God and Father knows everything you need before we ask.

I join with you and the incredible women I see and hear support you (comments)in this very real, unseen battle for allies in the spiritual realm. You and we are on God's side! Yet we know war rages invisibly for want of "friends" of the Enemy.

God I pray for You to protect Denise and fortify her Eddie against the Enemy through the faith-shield , truth-sword,and believing-prayers of his committed wife. Incline Your ear to us, God, who can immeasurably-more do all things. How we praise You! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.