Friday, November 7, 2008

I will Face My Giants with the Lord!


Last night as I showered, for some reason that is where I feel the power to pray and praise and worship Him in song. As I began to think of evert Giant I am Facing I know that I am facing them with the Lord by my side. How can I NOT praise Him for that! As I read about infertility, miscarriages, stillborns, etc... I just think that all of those are GIANTS that WE FACE in our daily lives. I felt like the Lord was telling me yesterday that the word INFERTILITY was the center of my attention instead of Him or that my WANTING to be pregnant and HAVE a baby was the center of my attention within this year. (wow im really amazed) I think what He is trying to tell me is that I need to have HIM in the CENTER of EVERYTHING in my life and with Him in the center he will be able to place the pieces of my puzzle that my heart so desires!

I am reading a book called God Will Make A Way and in it a few things I highlighted im sure will touch your heart the way it did to me. Here are a few:

::Yet we are people of faith, having learned in our own journey that, when your back is up against the wall and you pray and seek his help, God will make a way through the trial. (I kinda put it in my own words)

::Everyone of us has times when we lose, and we hurt, and we find ourselves asking, "Where is God in all this?" Often, it's not easy to see where God is when the road gets hard.

Those are just a few highlighted in my book... The authors talk alot about the book of Job which I love by the way!

Ladies not just for me but for all of you struggling in your own way WE HAVE TO FACE OUR GIANTS but know that the LORD is always by our side EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT EASY TO SEE WHERE HE IS, that is where our FAITH and TRUST comes in!

Thank you Lord for allowing me to have this in my heart. Lord there are so many of us hurting when it comes to our Christian walk, our marriages, infertility, stillborn, miscarriages, addiction problems, infedility, and Lord so many other things that are hurting others today. I pray that we will all feel your peace and comfort as we sit and wait patiently since You have already planned out our lives ahead of us. We thank you for whats to come and may we all give you the Glory and Honor. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Ladies please check this video when you have time and please do it when you are alone as it makes me cry... It's the video from the movie Facing the Giants called "Completely" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfPqcJoPqc

12 comments:

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

THATS GREAT IS'NT THAT FUNNY THAT I RELATED TO YOU WITH THIS MOVIE AND TOLD YOU TO WATCH IT AND IN RETURN YOU LAUGHTED AND SAID I WATCH IT EVERY DAY PREPARING DINNER. THIS MOVIE IS BEYOND AWESOME IN MY BOOK AND I HAVE HAVE BEEN STRESSING TO YOU, ITS GOD'S PLAN NOT OURS HE CALLS THE SHOTS WHEN WEAR WHY THAT BIG QUESTION? BUT THAT IS SO TRUE AND WE HAD A SERVICE ON THIS THIS PAST MONTH, UNTIL YOU PUT GOD IN THE CENTER OF YOUR CIRCLE THINGS WILL NOT EQUAL = CORRECTLY AND UNTIL YOU LOOK AT THIS AS JUST A PAUSE IN YOUR LIFE PLAN NOT THE END OF THE ROAD THAT IS WHEN YOU CAN FINSH THE MOVIE AND GET TO THE GOOD PART AND ENJOY IT, THEN IN OUR MIND WE CAN DO THE RE RUNS AND SAY GOD THANK YOU WITH THE STRENGTH YOU BLESSED ME WITH WE DID IT.UNTIL YOU ACCEPT THAT . KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE END AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY, YOU WILL FINISH THE MOVIE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO FORWARD AND WITH GOD IN THE CENTER HE SEES THAT YOU ACCEPTED HIM IN THE GOOD AND BAD . THE BAD AND THE UGLY THEN HE WILL LET YOU FINISH THE MOVIE BUT LIKE EVERY MOVIE THER ALWAYS ARE OUT TAKES AND IN EVERY ROLE IT TAKES PRACTICE WELL I DO NOT THINK YOU FAILED YOU JUST NEED TO LOOK OVER YOUR PART IN HIS EYES AND TRY TRY TRY AND YOU WILL GET IT. MY FRIEND NOTHING IS IMPOSSABLE WHEN YOU ARE WALKING WITH JESUS ON YOUR SIDE ONCE THOSE GIANTS TOOK ON PRAYER AND AS SILLY AS THEY THOUGHT THEN EVERY THING STARTING FALLING IN TO PLACE.

YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AS JUST A PAUSE AND THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH THE MOVIE AND SEE THAT THEIR IS A HAPPY ENDING TO THIS. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE TOOLS NOW WE ALL NEED TO USE THEM.


EVERY ONE HAS A GIANT IN THERE LIVES, EXPECTING, FEAR, COMFORT OF CHANGE, AND ITS WHAT YOU DO WITH THE TOOLS MAKE IT WORK OUT IN THE END.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT MOVIE, MY NEPHEW LIVES IN GA AND THEY HAD TROUBLE ON THE FOOT BALL TEAM AND I TOLD MY SISTER TO GET THAT MOVIE WELL THEY DID IN FACT THEY WENT BACK AND BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE FOR THE TEAM TO WATCH AND THEN THE COACH WENT AND GOT SEVERAL COPIES AND GAVE IT TO EVERY OTHER PLAYER THAT DID NOT HAVE IT, AND SAID WIN OR LOSE WE ARE A TEAM A TEAM OF GOD WORRIERS AND WE ALREADY ARE WINNERS EVEN IF THE SCORE WAS 13-2


WE HAVE JESUS ON OUR SIDE .

SEE I USE THIS EXPRESSION AND I USE IT ALL THE TIME TO MY KIDS IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU WIN OR LOSE IT MATTERS THAT YOU ARE HAVING FUN!!

AND THAT IS THE BIG ANSWER ONCE YOU CAN COMPLETE THE MOVIE THE BIG PICTURE AND PUT GOD IN THE CENTER THEN WELL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE CLOSER NEVER FORGET BUT YOU BABY IS UP IN HEVEN WITH OUR FATHER SLEEPING AND SAFE HE IS IN NO HARM AND HE IS NOT GONE FOREEVER , HE IS WATCHING YOU AND HE DOES NOT WANT TO SEE YOU IN PAIN AND HE WANTS YOU TO MOVE FORWARD AND BE A HAPPY MOMMY . YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN BUT FOR NOW YOU NEED TO SMILE AND BE HAPPY AND PLEASE FINISH THAT MOVIE I CAN SEE THE END AND IT LOOKS SOSOSOSOSOSSO GOOD AMEN.

HAVE A HAPPY FRIDAY,

TALK LISTEN AND COME TOGETHER .

TRY THAT LETTER BOX IAM TELLING YOU ITS WORKS AND WHAT A STRESS RELIEF!!!

HUGGS.

The Petersons said...

I love that movie. I've only seen it one time right when it first came out, and i wasn't even trying to conceive way back then. I think it'd be interesting to watch again with this new perspective. I'm so glad to hear you taking those giants face on. It reminds me of the Israelites entering into the land of Canaan. Joshua and Caleb saw the land as one that flowed with milk and honey, and despite the powerful people that lived there, they said, "Let's go at once and take the land. We can certainly conquer it!" The other men, though, were afraid because the people of Canaan were "giants". (Numbers 13:25-31)

You can look at your circumstances and only see the giants towering over you or you can look at them, recognize that yes they are giants, but know that God has given you the power to conquer them.

Stand firm in that faith. Remember that because of their faith in this instance, Joshua and Caleb were the only ones (older than 20 years old) allowed to go to the Promised Land. And Joshua was put in command of the Israelites.

And then God told him, " No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

He told Joshua to be strong and courageous 3 times. He told him once to not be afraid of discouraged. He told him twice that He would never leave him. And He also told Joshua to meditate on his word and then he would suceed in everything he did.

... Important words to live by when we are facing those giants... :-)

The Baker's said...

Thanks for sharing from your heart Melanie as you always do. This post hits home to me, it is something that I really needed to hear loud and clear and the video made me cry, it is very touching to my heart. I haven't seen the movie yet, I will have to rent it this weekend. I am glad that I am not facing these struggles alone, you have been a great encouragement to me as well as others. I believe that God had a hand in getting us that struggle together with miscarriage, IF, as well as other struggles in our lives, to give each other strength, encouragement and hope.
HUgs. You are in my prayers.
Have a good weekend.

Jim and April said...

wow...wonderful post! I agree so much! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Brookebug said...

Awsome post. I havent seen that movie yet but you are like the 4th person to mention it to me so I guess I better watch it. I am so glad that you are remaining positive and trying to see Gods will for you no matter what. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks so much girl.

Amy Fichtner said...

Thanks for this post. The movie Facing the Giants was a great movie and i can't wait to see the new movie FireProof!!

AmandaHoyt said...

Amen, Mel, and thank you for these reminders. The Lord is with us no matter what.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

Teresa said...

I love your page and want to know how you are making it so cute??

Lisa said...

Melanie - I am not really sure how I came across your blog, but I did. I too lost a child, but it was due to an ectopic pregnancy at 2 months. I had no clue I was pregnant until a couple days before I lost our child through emergency surgery. I have fought INFERTILITY for years and it has been one very rough road. I just wanted to wish you well and let you know that God blessed us with a son many years after we lost our child in 2004 and I have a feeling that you too will be blessed. Stop by my blog anytime and read my story. It was indeed a rough journey, but well worth EVERYTHING I had to go through in order to be a Mom. God Bless!!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

Everyone has a " Goliath" -a problem so overwhelming it is seemingly gigantesque in its magnitude. Facing Your Giants Study Guide has the answers that believers need in order to face the giants in life. Whether your overwhelming problem is grief that you just can't deal with, divorce that has ravaged your family, or an addiction that has a vice-like clamp on your will-power, Facing Your Giants Study Guide will teach you to look past your problem towards the solution. Based on the life of David, this study guide is guaranteed to provide inspiration to succeed against even the most threatening difficulty i just remembered that i did a post and at target is the daily study guide check it out i think you would love it.

maw82 said...

Hey girl!Sorry I havent talkd to you in a while been kinda busy guess thats a good thing with me! How was ur weekend? Hope it went well!Your blog it was great! Yes I love the movie too and you know it! Its amazing how GOD works in all WAYS!!!! LOVE YA GIRL!

AmandaHoyt said...

Just checking on you, Mel. Hope you had a good day today.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda