Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Grass Withers & The Flower Fades, But The Word of our God Stands Forever

Today's post will update y'all on the events of the last couple of weeks. We found our tax data in storage at last and sent it to our guy. Because our oldest child dropped out of college and had the nerve to turn 21, we lost her as a deduction. So...we owe eleventy bazillion dollars - well, only $1,000, but it's just about the same. No, we haven't fixed the broken car - money being the hold up, and the aforementioned daughter has decided to move back to Texas. This week our middler turned 18. EEK! We are minus the second bird - this time deceased. What is it about birds - they're fine, then they fall over dead! I tell you underneath the Chocolate Cherry Feria Color System - it's all pure white. I can't begin to tell you all the ways (and through all the people) that God has taken care of us since we made this move. What follows are the series of emails to the woman who runs our church prayer chain back in Texas.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."


Today's Scripture was definitely for me. God is so faithful, we see His hand at every turn. We are trying to stay focused on Him instead of the attack and this Word is an exhortation to do just that. Last night we were given $800 to help us in our time of need. Praise God and may He abundantly bless those who were faithful to give.

New attack this morning, the new car's engine light came on, and the car bucked like a bronco all the way to work. What the devil doesn't seem to understand is that for every item or dollar he steals, God is faithful to more than cover it. The enemy is losing and he should take his marbles and go home! Keep praying, family, it's not over yet! We love you all.

Hallelujah! Our God is so faithful. Continuing to pray for all your needs, in Jesus name.

Well, I've got bad news and good news about the car. First the bad news. After taking it to the dealership and running a diagnostic, it was determined the engine has a bad pressure/cylinder/valve thingy that requires the replacement of the cylinder head. Translation: lots of days and lots of dollars.

Now for the good news: The Honda guy called his DSM (district service manager) who determined that such a thing should not be with a Honda, so the company will cover the cost of repair 100%! (Doug was crying when he told me this.) This is not a warranty thing - it's a God thing! It should be ready Tuesday.

Since, however, it is not a warranty thing, no loaner car is available. For those of you following the Taylor saga, you will know this was our only working vehicle. So we are believing for God to provide in this avenue as well. Keep those prayers rolling; I believe we've got the devil on the run, 'cause OUR GOD REIGNS!