Monday, August 13, 2007

Give Thanks to the Lord for His Protection

In response to passing-thru's post below..... Yes, I'm bolted to the ROCK - standing on His promises, seeking first His face. Not always easy but persevering nevertheless. Today I had a bit of an Epiphany in regards to a certain fellow - you all know who I mean. I had a strong sense at one point through the day, the Holy Spirit spoke clearly: "Julie, work comes first to him - when he was married his work came first. You will never even come in second in his life - you will come in third after his children. I do not desire this kind of relationship for you. Leave it alone." I sensed that God doesn't even rate on the scale of T's heart. He works two jobs - he doesn't need too - he is in a very well paying position with municipal government and yet he works many evenings/weekends as a security guard for events such as, concerts, Senator hockey games. It's like he is obsessed with working....perhaps he is burying his hurt heart in his work or perhaps that is where he is trying to gain his value - how sad, when I knowexactly where he will gain his true identity - in Christ Jesus!

I sensed today, I am not even to encourage a friendship with him by asking him to go for coffee as it will always be one-sided and I will eventually feel ripped off and hurt. So, I have two choices: heed the red flag the Holy Spirit has put up for me today. Or, ignore it and go for coffee with T. every once in a while - all the time hoping I'll begin to mean something more to T. No, my friends, I can not risk it. You all know my heart has suffered much in the last year. So I ask for your prayers that God will strengthen me in my resolve to heed the Holy Spirit's warning. This does not mean I won't be polite to T. when I see him around the building we both work in, but I must obey this warning to keep a "safe" distance....guard my heart O Lord!!

Thanks for your prayers!

Julie (little M.)


hebrews 11:1 said...

Follow His will NEVER lead you astray!

God is faithful.

Lil Pilgrim Pal

passing-thru said...

Hi Julie -- thx for sharing - U had a life long before U seen " T " - grow in grace, let those hurts heal and be involved in the missions in this new church that U love so much -- God has great things for U , " YES , MY ANCHOR HOLDS " As U heal, The Lord will be able to use U more and U will be a blessing to many --

susanwalkergirl said...

Dear Julie...praise God for His leading...and we thank Him that He will enable you to follow Him. Dear one...I can so relate to what you are going through. I am saddened to say I am still single at the age of 48. But as the years have gone on...I've never regretted my obedience. But I been heartbroken in those times of disobedience and grieved that I've hurt my God in the process. Stay strong in the Lord.

David Warren Fisher said...

Good morning, Pilgrim Pals:

What a special collection of God's people we are! God gathered a handful of His redeemed ones together to encourage and support each other.

Susan, thanks for encouraging Julie. When I got to know Julie I thought of you and knew that you could relate...biblically and experientially.

Have a great day everyone.

You too, Hebrews 11:1. What a blessing you are to me!

Lots of love,


hebrews 11:1 said...

Thank you, Mr. Fisher! You always brighten my face when you write me!

Lil Pilgrim Pal

Vicki said...

Julie, I so appreciate you sharing that and will keep you in my prayers. Continue to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, as you are. May the Lord give you grace and strength, wisdom and peace, my sister in Christ.