In Memorium and With Gratitude

On this Memorial Day set aside to remember and honor great sacrifices and horrific loss, I think of the unstoppable flow of tears shed over each battle-worn warrior over countless generations. We remember those wounded and those lives lost as well as those left behind to face a life of loneliness and struggle. We are an imperfect nation in an imperfect world yet men and women still choose to put their own lives on hold to fight for and defend our freedoms. For those trying to make sense of grief and loss, we pray for peace and comfort. We acknowledge not only those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but the sacrifice of those family members who have been left behind.

It seems our country has made a hard turn in a confusing and unfamiliar direction. Many of us hardly recognize the America we thought we knew. It is especially important in these times that we pray for those who fight to save, defend, heal and lead our nation.

Heavenly Father, we pray for those serving our nation around the world and for those in leadership over us. We pray for truth to be revealed. We pray for wisdom to be reborn. We pray for protection over the most vulnerable. And we ask for Your undeserved blessing on our nation as we pray for forgiveness and for the healing of our land.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear them from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14

As we remember the ultimate sacrifice of our military warriors today, let’s remember the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who laid down His life for us that we might live.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Phil 2:8

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17

Remembering today~

Cheryl

Shining the Light

Sometimes we are lucky to read something that changes everything for us! These words were that for me and were written by renowned Bible teacher, Beth Moore. If you would value a new perspective today, I share these with you. I felt these were powerful words of HOPE for today, for this week, this month, for this life! 

“We do not grasp the power of prayer because we have made it all about getting answers rather than having the unspeakable privilege of access by the torn veil of Christ’s own flesh to the Lord God Omnipotent who reigns without equal, without hindrance over every atom of existence. If you’re in Christ, you have all-access to approach the One who actually IS in charge. 

Who actually cannot lie. 

Who actually cannot mislead. 

Who actually has all knowledge. 

Who actually commands all time.

Who actually knows your name.

Who actually knows your need.

Make haste. No one – not the tenderest child nor the feeblest adult – is powerless who prays in the name of Jesus.”


Lord, these are such inside/out upside down days. We always face an uncertain future, but these days we find ourselves in circa 2020 are challenging for everyone everywhere! Thank You for loving us so much and granting us access to Your very presence. You know my need and the desires of my heart even before the thoughts are formed. Today we sit with You at Your feet, Lord. Quiet before You, listening for Your nudging, desperately seeking Your peace and entrusting all that weighs heavy on our hearts and minds to the ONLY One who can ever do anything about it. Praying in the unimaginable power of Your Name.


“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on you”. Isaiah 26:3