Monday, September 3, 2012

He pulls us out!

I sit here on this Labor Day morning with my head full of fog and crud because of a nasty cold, but some things are very clear in this muddled mind of mine today.....(thank you Sudafed)

Before I came to know the Lord, and I mean personally know the Lord, I had put myself in a deep pit of every sin under the sun it seemed. Thankfully, a beautiful family member introduced me to a Savior who would help me out of that nasty pit. Praise God for her!! You never know when you are inviting someone to Bible study just where they are and it may be the turning point of their spiritual walk! Invite someone to bible study this fall! ;-)

One step at a time and one loving Father, who was absolutely relentless, kept guiding me out of that dark pit.

Sometimes we find ourselves, possibly someone we love dearly, or someone we casually know that is in that pit and needs a rope to hold onto. They need the One who holds the rope and can gently place their beautiful feet on solid ground again...away from that darkness. Whether we put ourselves in that pit or someone pushed us's still a pit and we want out and we don't know just what to do. All we see is darkness.

This promise out is Psalm 40 is what I shout in celebration when I remember coming out of the pit and one I claim for someone else as I watch them find their way out of their pit.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand. (Psalm 40:2 NIV)

Thank you Jesus for being the One who rescues us and gives us that firm place to stand!!! I just can't do this life without You!

My hope is in Him alone! Stay in the Word sisters!


Mary R Snyder said...

Fran -- LOVE your verse! That's a personal favorite of mine and one I hold tight to!

As for me, this month the Lord is doing a MIGHTY work in my heart and life. It's like seeing Him in a new light -- He is SO AMAZING! He is SO GOOD! He loves us SO MUCH -- it's more than I can ever fully comprehend, but I know who I am because of what He tells me in His Word:

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

Kelly S. said...

Love your verse Fran! We start our fall bible study tomorrow called Victory in Spiritual Warfare (Tony Evans). I "happened" across this verse this week:

Romans 16:20 HCSB
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

How 'bout that! My kids school mascot is the Warriors. Finding that ironic these days....Let's go Warriors! Press on sisters!

ps~ hope you feel better soon :)

bornagain1230 said...

Our oldes son, who has been living in the world, moved home last week. I am praying that he finds peace in our home, at that he will find his way back to JESUS! Here is my verse:
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13

Shelly E said...

Hi Fran!

Sorry to be late. Was out of town and have spent the last couple of days playing catch up. My verse was already in my spiral, though, so here it is:

" For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out."
Ezekiel 34:11 (ESV)

I'm going to be doing Tammie Head's Bible study "Duty or Delight" this Fall. Can't wait!


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