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Thursday, December 14, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word (on a Thursday) - Fierce }

fierce

having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness;  showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity

Jeremiah 20:11
But GOD, a most fierce warrior, is at my side. 
Those who are after me will be sent sprawling.

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"A mighty warrior"

I can just imagine God fully dressed out in all His armor coming to my defense.....
or whatever attire it might take depending on the situation.   I do know at times He sends others to come to our rescue and all the time He's behind the scenes orchestrating every single move.

I've seen His power just this week through the prayers of His sweet people. I'm usually not one to ask for prayer for myself but one day this week I was getting a bit overwhelmed because life was coming at me from all sides. Y'all, I KNOW I'm not in this boat alone, but when we're going through those stressful times we sometimes feel like we're all alone in a boat full of holes and more keep popping up and we're fixing to go under. So I reached out to Pappy's brothers and sisters and sisters in love and asked for prayer for my Mom.....
and myself.

I'm here to tell you that within just a few minutes I felt the fog start to lift and God was renewing my Spirit and the prayers of our precious family were starting to plug up those holes and I knew I was gonna be able to stay afloat!

The first definition above, "having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness".....
that reminds me of the verse in James that tells us that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man (woman) availeth much". 
Simply put.....

PRAYER WORKS!!!

And, the second definition.....
"showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity".....

that's not only God's love for us but should also describe our.....my.....love for HIM and others!

FIERCE

That could very well be my word for 2018!

Happy Thursday, sweet Friends (and family)!




8 comments:

  1. Fierce is a very good word and it fits you perfectly. Yes, prayer works, friend.

    Giggling at your 33*, here it is 8* and still snowing, smiles. I hope you have a beautiful day friend. Keeping you in prayer.

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  2. Oh wow! I LOVE that verse and appreciate seeing it here today! I think we all feel a little overwhelmed about this time of every year, at least I do. So thankful that our Lord IS with us, like a mighty warrior...watching over us, protecting us, and guarding us from the onslaughts of the enemies of our spirit and soul. Enemies that try to rob us of our joy and sense of peace... Thank you, Lord, for being here for us! Thank you, Deb, for sharing this with us today. Wonderful good news!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this story. We all need prayers from others at some point in our life. So glad your family was there for you and that God answered so quickly. Love this post!!

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  4. I have felt that lifting as well when I've asked for prayer. I've gotten better at asking and it has been a blessing. You are in my prayers, Deb. I'm glad that we can pray for each other. God is just there waiting for those prayers so that He can act.

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  5. This is a great message!! FIERCE would be a great 'special' word for 2018.

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  6. I felt like this message was meant just for me Mrs Deb! I have spent so much of the last month - and especially the last week - on my knees crying out to the Lord. Nothing compares to when you feel His strength comforting you during stressful times. Except maybe when you see that Power at work and see the prayers answered.

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  7. This is a wonderful message and that is a powerful word. There is always something good to be found in Jeremiah!! Be strong!!

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