In The Presence of the Almighty

I started this journal to express the many ways my life has been touched since I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord. I hope to share joys, struggles, testimonies and anything I might receive from the Lord. My prayer is that anyone who reads my entries may receive in a way that is necessary for where they are at in life. May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you as you come along my journey.

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Location: Ontario, Canada

I am a full time wife and stay at home Mom. I am married to a man who places the Lord first above all else. I am embracing this season in my life to be a Mom and look forward to having more children. My husband and I will raise them in the ways of the Lord.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Off the Rollercoaster

A friend of mine reminded me that I should be treating this blog like a journal. There are many wonderful and challenging things I have been meaning to write about, but have not made the time.

This weekend was a time of happiness, sadness, reflection and direction. The Lord has been teaching me so much in a little time. I have decided to take a step back from the business of my life and pour myself into the Lord. This is another period to humble myself before Him. I also feel to enter into a period of intercession for the 'Street Church' ministry.

NASB:
Pro 22:24 Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,
Pro 22:25 Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.


There are many areas in scripture that talk about anger. I could not find the scripture or version that says a man with a spirit of anger will defile you. This verse was the closest I could find. The word learn here can also mean to utter. Therefore the teaching is pretty clear: when associating with someone of such a disposition, you will and can be affected. I noticed lately that I have been more prone to bouts of anger and irritation. Not only that, but so have some brothers and sisters around me. This is not the fruit of the Spirit. Friends of mine suggested there was a root of anger that had infiltrated itself in amongst our ministry.

After much prayer, I realize where this root is coming from. There is an individual amongst our group that needs serious deliverance ministry. I am praying for the Lord's intervention as soon as possible. If you are reading this, I would ask for your prayers.

I do not know how many will read this post or respond as I am not writing regularly now. If you have dealt with such a situation in your ministry, I would like to hear your stories and how the Lord helped you.

8 Comments:

Blogger Gracey said...

Nice to see you writing again. Always in my prayers.

March 20, 2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks Gracey, God Bless You.

March 20, 2006 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

Karen,
my prayers have already been answered, by you putting this scripture on your blog. I live with a man of anger, and have been affected tremendously. I am making some serious choices, and he in turn is making some serious changes. Thanks for your prayers ahead of time, and I'll keep you in mine. Love, Angie

March 22, 2006 10:30 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Angie,
Praise the Lord for answered prayers. Thank you for being so open. I will pray for you.
Love,
Karen

March 23, 2006 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

hi karen,

wat u have written i have experienced in recent past.

one of my church friends..i was helping her in her blife..we became close friends..

but one day god spoke to me through this verse and asked me to step aa bit down from the friendship..
it was hard..
but i still did it..

later i came to knew i was saved from lot of confusion...

trusting his voice never mistake...

April 06, 2006 6:57 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Amen Natasha! Thank you for your encouragement! It is much appreciated. God Bless you.

April 08, 2006 1:59 AM  
Blogger Gracey said...

So glad to see this hit the blog. Inspiring for so many to read that we do have breakthroughs with perseverence. Praise God for a new life, and for His joy! many blessings

April 12, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Gracey,

No problem, I know this comment was meant for the following entry after this one :)

April 19, 2006 12:17 AM  

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