Don’t Fight Alone

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Sometimes as believers it is hard for us to completely relinquish control to God. We often think we can do things on our own and fix whatever is “wrong” in our lives. It all comes down to trusting God and trusting His nature. If God is going to battle for you, it is important that you understand and trust Him! When it comes to helping us God is a warrior!

“The Lord himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense!” Ex. 14:14 

“Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as he has promised.” Josh. 23:10 

 

I know when things get difficult for me and enemies are all around, I often struggle with letting God do His thing. I get stuck thinking they are attacking me and me alone. However, if someone or something is picking a fight with you they have to come against you AND God! If you let God fight your battles for you, victory is always assured. Only God can cause confusion among your enemies and have them turn on one another.

Be encouraged today for no matter what fights you are facing you don’ have to face them alone!

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“The Lord stands beside me like a great warrior. Before him they will stumble. They cannot defeat me. They will be shamed and thoroughly humiliated. Their dishonor will never be forgotten. Jer. 20:11 

Until next week have an amazing weekend!

 

Andrew

Enjoy Burnt Biscuits

I didn’t write this story and whether it actually happened or not isn’t the point.  The lesson contained within the story is all that matters.  This is a great example of “doing the little” things in a marriage to make life easier on your spouse.  If men would only learn that sometimes it is just better to eat a burnt biscuit and be happy about it, they would have stronger marriages and families.

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When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing… never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said, “Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides, a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Until tomorrow!

Andrew

Opening Day

Today is the first day of this blog.  You can read more information about myself or the purpose for this blog at the tabs listed towards the top of the page.

I am just using this initial post as a place holder as I play around with the design of the blog.  I am sure most people would advise me to simply wait until the design was completed and I had a few posts ready for everyone to read before I “went live.”  Well I am not a terribly patient person and am excited to get started.

I have spent most of my first day swearing at my computer as I am trying to figure out how the layout of this blog should look etc.  This is the best I can come up with so far.  I might have to bring in an expert or at least someone who knows this stuff better than myself.

That is it for now.  Hopefully I will have some good posts coming up by the end of the week!

 

Andrew

Because we can always be better men