INTIMACY WITH GOD JOURNAL
WRITTEN BY LINDA SCHREURS
Mike and Linda Schreurs in Israel
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
The above phrase is probably known by many of you reading this IWG Journal and most likely have ‘been there, done that.’ You know that place where things seem very hard no matter which way you turn. Our beloved Israel where this picture of my husband and I was taken almost two years ago now, is in such a place. Rockets are flying everywhere as one side accuses the other side of wrong doing. As Christians, we know of the importance of our future homeland where scripture tells us of Jesus’ Second Coming for a 1,000 year reign upon the earth. [Rev. 20] All believers in Yeshua (Jesus) will be right there with Him. No more hard places. No more tears. No more pain, sickness or sorrow. All of that will have fled away by His glorious Presence! [Rev. 21 and 22] It is wise for us in this precarious hour, to pray for our future homeland. It is the ‘holy land,’ and ever will be!
While generations have come and gone waiting in holy suspense for the Lord’s Second Coming, there have been, and will continue to be, many hard things to go through. Jesus testifies of this in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, so that IN ME you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have come overcome the world.” [My emphasis] As I write this, I have found myself in a fight for my physical life. The condition is cancer. An operation is scheduled Tuesday, August 5th.
Truly I’ve come to a position that’s between a rock and hard place as all options are somewhat frightening. What’s one to do? Climb higher! The key word in the above scripture is ‘peace.’ Other translations say, ‘take courage,’ or ‘be brave’ or ‘take heart’, another one says ‘be of good cheer.’ Impossible you say?! No. It is not. One praises, adores, loves, and worships God Most High simply because of WHO HE IS: Savior, deliverer, healer, restorer, provider, friend, lover of our souls, Prince of Peace, King of kings, Lord of lords, and so, so much more! Embrace God’s Word, which is higher than mans. I’m embracing the Rock of Ages! Psalm 18:1-2, ‘I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” [My emphasis}
But you may say, “He hasn’t restored me! He has provided for me!” Really? He alone fills our spiritual tanks to overflowing and that comes out of a love relationship that’s very intimate, holy and committed. He is our all in all as Colossians 3:11b says. [My emphasis} Is He not absolutely everything in the soul of mankind that each one of us needs? He is the only one who is all these things to each and every one of us. May courage and peace flood our souls! March onward and upward in Christ Jesus! Be victorious in His mighty, holy Name – THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES! [Philippians 2]
My husband and I are eternally grateful for the prayers offered up in my behalf. May the Lord bless you abundantly!
Women of Fire Fellowship – Praise and Prayer. Join us for a time of sharing with one other, as well as with the Lord, as we praise Him, seek Him, adore Him, and encourage one another in His power and strength. It all begins with a mid-morning brunch by our lovely hostess, Mary Lou Ziebell. Let’s testify to all that God is doing in our lives and all He’s about to do as this year of 2014 unfolds. It’s being held the first Saturday of each month. Start time is 10:00, at the Ziebell home, 8401 Ridgemont Dr., Urbandale, Iowa, 50322. Contact Mary Lou at: 554-5461 to RSVP. See you soon!
Women's Fall Hermitage - Oct. 2 - Oct. 5, 2014. Some are already signing up. Last year we had a waiting list, so sign up soon!
Men's Fall Hermitage - Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2014
Linda’s Books: These can be purchased on the website or ordered directly from the address below:
- Armageddon Bride
- Word’s Aptly Spoken
- Holy Communion! Holy Invasion!
- Linda’s CD: Holy Communion! Holy Invasion! (Spiritually intimate prayers set to music)
INTIMACY WITH GOD MINISTRIES
Mike and Linda Schreurs, P.O. Box 1294, Johnston, IA. 50131-1294, Phone: 515-270-0231. E-mail: LindaSchreurs@intimacy-with-God.com. Website: www.intimacy-with-God.com
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