“The Military Table”
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PRAISE LEADS THE WAY!
I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable. I’m ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich. I hate lies–can’t stand them!– but I love what you have revealed. Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits– no stumbling around in the dark for them. Psalm 119: 161-166 MSG
AWE-GOD Praise Expression
Lord God we praise You for helping our crazy military family schedules work out so perfectly for our good. We are grateful for Your words that keep us peaceful, steady and stable in the all of our everything. With You in the center of our family life, everything fits well together and we are so grateful. We praise You, Lord God for constantly revealing to us everything we need to know, when we need to know it. We thank You and praise You for being at the center of our military family lives.
Thoughts From The Heart!
“Sometimes it hits me hard that you and I are oceans apart! I want to be there for you. I want to walk in the same steps you walked today, feeling what you felt. I am thankful on days like these, when the miles disconnect our heart communication, that I know we both have an Advocate working out His best in our lives. I know He guides our every step, keeping everything moving in the right direction in our lives.
I know that we can’t help to feel we are on our own, it can’t be helped as you are there and I am here and the chasm between us is full of loneliness and at times it seems huge! Yet I also know, in Christ, together we have a Personal Advocate who brings a common denominator to our experiences even when we are apart!
I feel at peace because I know our Father God brings out His true purpose, into both of our lives, even if we are worlds apart. I do feel anxious and overwhelmed at times, but that too passes, as I remember our Advocate and then my apprehension turns into joy, as I know He is watching over your very step, even now! The pain of missing you is great, but the love of Our Advocate keeps us enduring! I love you my warrior! Stay strong, Your Advocate is near!”
Written by Kimberlymac. I come out of a long line of military family. These are some thoughts out of the experiences of being a military: wife, mom, daughter ,aunt, cousin, niece, granddaughter and friend.
Thoughts From God’s Heart!
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along. Whoever knows what you’re thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God–except that he not only knows what he’s thinking, but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us. We don’t have to rely on the world’s guesses and opinions. The Message Bible
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands those who take refuge and trust in Him. Amplified Bible
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby, that He may remain with you forever. The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive, welcome, take to its heart, because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you constantly and will be in you. Amplified Bible
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed. The Lord will show him that he can be trusted. 8 He will be strong, like a tree planted near water that sends its roots by a stream. It is not afraid when the days are hot; its leaves are always green. It does not worry in a year when no rain comes; it always produces fruit. New Century Version
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him.
Good God Thoughts!
Advocate Of Protection, Guidance, Peace
“After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it’s assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection, where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God’s house is a place of peace.” Author~ Max Lucado
Advocate Working For Us
“With our Advocate, we can move forward gracefully and with great wisdom. We can do all things through Christ Jesus. We are valuable to God. We have worth as a family. God has a good plan for our military family. God is our Advocate, He is working for us in the unseen. Our military family can move forward in all things, keeping a positive family attitude.” Author~KimberlyMac
Advocate To Strengthen Our Faith
“Whatever you need right now, the Holy Spirit has.. If someone or something has stolen your joy, ask the Spirit to fill you with joy. If you have lost faith in God, partner with your Paraclete (advocate) to come alongside you to re-discover the faith you once enjoyed. If you need comfort, the Spirit will console you like a concerned care giver. If you need understanding on an issue He will teach you as you study holy Scripture. He helps you in your needy state.” Author~Boyd Bailey
Advocate Turning Harm Into Good
“We have the Holy Spirit, Who lives in us, WHO is our Guide, our Advocate and our incredible Comforter in times such as these, where wounded, hurting, confused people who need Jesus Christ, are very violent hurters. Hurting people, hurt people. The consequences of the sin of others touch our lives sometimes in very violent ways, but the Holy Spirit is masterful at turning those things meant to harm us into Kingdom good!” Author~KimberlyMac
Praying For Our Military Family
Lord, I pray that you would be an Advocate of Truth for our minds to rest in. Jesus, our pessimistic nature assumes wrongly and creates a negative atmosphere in our family. Lord, I pray that You, Oh Advocate, would show Yourself strong and refresh the soul of our family. Let our soul attitudes be all about You and Your Truth. Advocate of truth, Holy Spirit, keep our family from the negative assumption field where the land minds of worry are waiting to erupt and fray our emotions. Precious Advocate of our military families, show yourself strong in our relationships during the very stressful times, be the stronghold of our thoughts, the courage of our steps and the sturdy root of trust for our military family. Jesus, I pray our military family decisions, whatever they constitute, may they always be found in the counsel of Your, Holy Spirit, Who is our Advocate, our teacher, the One Who points the way to Your guidance, that will be empowered by You. Ours is a worldly viewpoint that is tainted by the enticements of our enemy and Yours is a Kingdom perspective, pure, holy and clear in the precepts, principles, purposes of real life, eternal life. You, Jesus are the Advocate for our military family and we pray to cling to You, to dig our life roots deeply in Your Kingdom.
We owe a debt we can not repay for the sacrifices made for our freedom by military and their families. At The Military Table, in The Bridegroom’s Cafe, we will always be honoring, encouraging and praying for our military and their families, it is the least we can do for them. Please pass this post on to any military family member you know by using the social media button below and let’s encourage them and pray for them always. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac