Monday, May 3, 2010


Here, Lord! 

During our study last week of Victoriously Frazzled, we were talking about dealing with life when it's driving you crazy, hectic or whatever! Thought I would share a paragraph out of one of the day's lessons.

"When things are going smoothly in life, it's easy to shine the love of Jesus, isn't it? The real test comes when life is driving you crazy and that sinful nature kicks in. You know--that nature that's filled with worry, anger, fear, and STRESS! That's when "the world" is really watching, especially unbelievers. They're looking to see if our walk matches our talk. They're searching and hoping that Jesus does make a difference, because they're not too sure about the whole Christianity thing. During those times, God makes His appeal through us."


God can and will take control but....we need to ask for His power. His power can change our reactions, our facial expressions, our words, our tone of voice, or whatever when life smacks us in the face. Let's ASK!



17 comments:

  1. Amen! I ask... and, I ask that the Holy Spirit will ask for me when I can't. Cause I need His help.

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  2. And Amen again! There have been a few times that I can remember clearly that I did not seek the Holy Spirit's guidance and messed up big time in situations that I was stressed out. Praise Him that He gives us the desire to be more like Him and call upon HIs Name so that we can be shining examples that make a difference.

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  3. AMEN...Remembering, HE is only a whisper away!
    Blessings, andrea

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  4. awesome awesome awesome post!!!

    I want to read the book now!!!

    Thank You for this :) What a great thing to meditate on for the day!!!

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  5. inspirational post...needed it today...

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  6. Wow, I needed to hear that! My son said a prayer for me that I would be happy, guess this Momma has been a little short on patience these days. Thanks for checking on me... I posted a belly shot today. I'm getting huge! Hopefully baby 3 will be safely in my arms soon. :) Hugs, Jennifer

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  7. So, so true! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I am nothing without him...I ask continualy! Come say hi :D

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  9. Amen! I enjoyed reading and thinking about your words. Thank you! (Thanks for stopping by on my 'gardener' post and leaving me a note!) Thanks! Jenn

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  10. Excellent! So very true. I have a child who will occasionally ask me if I'm happy. That's usually a warning that I need a 'reality' or is that a 'spirituality' check? Our best witness needs to be to our children. :o)You are so right about the message we need to be giving as seen through our attitudes and responses. Thanks for the great reminder Diana!

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  11. Amen! Lord, we need Your power...

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  12. How very true! My former pastor once shared this illustration. "When a glass of water is bumped, water spills out because that is what the glass is filled with. When you are bumped (frustrated, angered, hurt, etc ), what spills out? What are you filled with?" Wow! That spoke to me than and has stayed with me until today... more than 10 years later. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to remember it again!

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  13. When I was going through my cancer experience 7 years ago, I had quite a few people tell me that they could Jesus shining through me in my actions and the way I handled things. That really made me feel great. To know that Jesus was shining through me despite all the stress I was under at the time. God is good. He carries us, no matter what the circumstances. We must be faithful. Love & blessings from NC!

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  14. Excellent reminder. Oh, how I need His help with everything.

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  15. So true, so true. It is so easy to be a light when all is going well, isn't it? Then boom, the curve ball comes our way and it's during those times that I know, I often pull inward instead of reaching out to our God. Great post.

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  16. Diana,
    What a precious reminder of our privilege and responsibility to allow Christ to live in us at ALL times. "To live is Christ and to die is gain."
    If HE is allowed to live fully through us, then we can sail above the pain and disappointments of this earthly existence. I've been meditating on this quite a bit lately. May Our LORD be pleased. Amen.

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