Friday, May 27, 2016

Five Minute Friday- Cheer- God is Cheering Us On

Yay for another time of Five Minute Friday. The word is "cheer".

God is cheering me on! I have made some changes in my life and intentionally making the effort to draw near to God. I am crying out to Him asking for a heart change, asking Him to give me the ability to love those who I love the way He wants me to. And He is cheering me on!

He is saying, "Ok Kristina. You can do this through Me! Keep drawing near to Me. Allow Me to work in your life."

He isn't giving up on me. His grace and His word enables me to keep pressing on. His grace and His word helps me to step out in faith and trust in Him. His grace and His word helps me day in and day out to be the mom He wants me to be, to be the wife that He wants me to be. He has not given up on me.

And stop...

Disclaimer: I really struggled writing this post because I couldn't find a scripture that matches this exactly. Because that is the key, His word. That is what helps me and can help you to have that change in your life, to help you go through that hard time, to help you when Satan is attacking you relentlessly. Here are the scripture I was wanting to use but they just seem to trip me up:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1
The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
    He delights in every detail of their lives.
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
    for the Lord holds them by the hand.
Psalm 37:23-24
“He reached down from heaven and rescued me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemies,
    from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
19 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress,
    but the Lord supported me.
20 He led me to a place of safety;
    he rescued me because he delights in me
2 Samuel 22:17-20


  1. I love that God doesn't give up on us but that he cheers us on and encourages us to keep going. I'm reminded of Philippians 1:6: "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."

    1. I like it! It does match well with my post. Super cool! thanks

  2. Isn't it incredible that Christ, who holds all of creation together, takes the time to personally and intimately engage with His people? He knows us better than we know ourselves and so gives us exactly what we need to keep going. A word, a song, a sunset. He is so good!

  3. Well, you may have struggled...but you did a GREAT job!

    God's cheering me on came home to roost today...with another joyous responsibility. Her name is Strawberry Hill, and she is a baby Bullmastiff. She was abandoned, alone...and used for target practice. New Mexico sometimes does not seem like part of the civilized world.

    But tonight, she is dozing in a sleeping crate in the kitchen (three feet from me, as I write this, and I will stay up with her through the night). She has taken food, and LOVES strawberry pedialyte...hence her name!

    This is God doesn't matter, my pain...however much I feel has been taken from me, I still have something to give, and I am required to give it.

    And I do, gladly.

    #1 at FMF this week.


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