Good morning friends and family! We are on Thanksgiving Break now and we are so thankful for that! My wife and kids don’t go back to school until the 26th, so we get 9 days off to chill and spend time together! I love them so much and I’m so glad they are home! The Lord spoke that verse in Micah to my heart this morning. It has been a rough week of spiritual battle and the Lord has been speaking to me about my questions and this ministry He has called me to. I just about shut down my Twitter and I almost walked away from this blog this week, but I have the victory in Jesus and He will not let me be defeated! Yesterday, the Lord reminded me about my baptism and that I am not my own. This morning He spoke to my heart about how I am to walk with Him as I live out the plans He has for me. He brought to my mind that one simple yet powerful verse with three ways the Lord wants me to walk with Him.
Walk humbly with your God
Seems simple enough, but it is not and we desperately need the Holy Spirit to help us with every step of our walk with the Lord. The one part of that Scripture God had me focus on the most was “walk humbly with your God.” It reminds me of the other verse the Lord always speaks to me regarding Hezekiah from the Book of Isaiah:
“But what can I say?
He has spoken to me, and
he himself has done
I will walk humbly all my
because of this anguish of
If you have never read about Hezekiah, you can read about his illness and healing in Isaiah chapter 38. That is exactly how I felt in the worst throws of my suffering. I understand great anguish to the point of death.
“I said, “In the prime of my life
must I go through the
gates of death
and be robbed of the rest
of my years?”
The Lord has also shown me what is good as He restored me to health and let me live! I am here doing this blog today because He gave me my breath back by a miracle! I shouldn’t even be alive, but I am, and it’s all because of God and His love, mercy, and forgiveness!
“Lord, by such things men
and my spirit finds life in
You restored me to health
and let me live.
Surely it was for my benefit
that I suffered such
In your love you kept me
from the pit of
you have put all my sins
behind your back.”
If you believe in Jesus, all of your sins are behind His back! God restores and heals us because He loves us! I should have died during my suffering, but God kept me from the pit of destruction and I give Him praise for that!
Yes, the Lord has shown me what is good. I am very thankful to be alive and I repent for any discouragement I may have caused with my prayer request earlier this week. It is good to approach the throne of grace with freedom and confidence, but I pray I would approach God with humility…even when I’m angry.
The Lord showed me that He created us because He loves us. He does not want anyone to perish! The Lord showed me that free will is the answer regarding fairness and I will take that on faith in agreement with the Lord. We didn’t ask to be here, but we were created because God loves us and we were created for eternal life with Him! He gives us free will, so we can choose, and He gives everyone a chance to receive Him. I am so thankful for the gift of life that God gave me! I am so thankful for my wife and children and their love! I have breath in my lungs because of Him, so I will breathe out life and say, “Glory to God!”
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:8-9
Moving forward I want you all to know that I will always be real, but if I need prayer I will ask for prayer without the angry outburst at God. Please forgive me. I am one of God’s soldiers and I have been through many battles over the last 22 years following Jesus. Sometimes I get beat up in battle, but praise God I have the victory through our Lord Jesus! He is always, and I mean always, faithful to lift me up again!
God bless you all! Thank you for all the love, support, prayer, and encouragement you have shown me! Yes, the Lord has shown me what is good in so many ways and I pray that I will be a good and faithful servant who acts justly, loves mercy, and walks humbly with our God–the Almighty I AM–in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Grace and peace to you all! Have a beautiful weekend wrapped in God’s love!
“To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”