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History, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Learning From The Past

Ecclesiastes 1:9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Tomorrow is my earthly father’s birthday. It is difficult for me to view him at the age of eighty nine since he left this earth at the age of thirty seven. I have limited memories of him since I was just seven when he died.

          Monica’s Dad and siblings

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Battles, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Mind, Soul, Spirit

Battles, 1 Samuel 17, to the visible eye, David, the lowly shepherd boy was no match for Goliath, the mighty giant.

1 Samuel 17: 43-45 – He, Goliath, said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!” David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

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Illuminated by Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Trials That Examine Our Faith

Bobby and I have been in a bottomless mournful place since January 2013. We have struggled, wrestled, cried, yelled, prayed, and fasted to move heaven and earth for answers from God to understand why He has allowed three different strong raging violent storms to come upon us all at the same time.

In reading Dr. Stanley’s Devotion for January 16, 2017, Testing Builds Endurance, Dr. Stanley asked this question, “ Why Would A Loving Heavenly Father allow His children to go through terrible trials and experience sorrow?” When I read this question, it flooded my soul of a past bitter sweet trial that examined my faith and reminded me that God is trustworthy to see me through all my raging storms whether I caused them or not.

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Believing The Lord’s Heartbeat

The “C” Word

 Two years after the tragic death of my father, my mother sat me down and told me that she had cancer. This was news that turned our feet toward God not away from Him. My mother did not blame God for my father’s tragic death neither did she blame God for cancer.

James 4:8Come near to God and he will come near to you.

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Are We Blessed When Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat During The Consuming Fire?

Consuming Fire to Purify Us

It takes intense heat to purify gold and silver. When the precious metals are heated, the impurities rise to the top of the molten metal and is skimmed off and thrown away.

Similarly, it often takes the heat of trials for the Christian to be purified. Through trials, God shows us what is in us and clears out anything that gets in the way of complete trust in Him.

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