Tuesday, May 17, 2005

My Rock, My Shield

My Rock, My Shield...my Jesus, He is Real!!! Oh what words to encourage someone today. Of course, that is the title of a bluegrass song...but those words are compelling and strong. Forceful is My Rock, My Shield. He can send out the army with a fierce, fighting, faithful stronghold. Jesus should be your rock upon which you build your foundation in anything you do. He shields us from all hell. And yes, Jesus is real! He is the real deal. Philippians 4:13 KJV says: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." God should be your rock. He is the one who can carry you through troubled times. Psalms 18:2 KJV states: "The Lord {is} my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, {and} my high. Put your trust upon the Lord. I too struggle with putting my trust upon God only. I wasn't brought up in church. I was taught to trust upon other things to get me through. I am slow, but I am trying to change that too. If you read this, please keep me in your prayers. Thank you.


Corry said...

Hello Karen:-)

I got here through the "who am I" blog that I happened to find just by checking out the next blogs.

I read all of your posts and I recognized so much of myself in what you wrote. I was saved 3 years ago by my husband and ever since it has been a rocky and hard road to break away from my old sinful way and submit to God's way. And I am still learning each day, but now with gratitude and encouragement, with love, hope and faith.

I learned what it meant to be "in the world and not off the world", to judge myself and not judge others, to look for what others needed instead of what I wanted, and most of all...not to justify my actions by lying to myself and others in order to escape responsibility and blame them for what was wrong in my life. It's an effort we have to put forth each day. But we know the reward! And it is worth every bit of it!

Although my blog is on a totally different subject, I am looking forward to reading more from you and share opinions and experiences.

Your blog is refreshing and encouraging. I am grateful I found it. One of God's blessings:-)

Colossians 2:2
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ

tomorrows up to me said...

Hi Karen,
I enjoy reading your entries.When I started my blog I didn't tell anyone. I didn't know or expect anyone to read it, but I'm sure glad you found me.(and I don't think it was by coincidence!) I'm praying for you!