"for we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses (fears), but one who IN EVERY RESPECT has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then WITH CONFIDENCE draw near to the throne of grace, that we may recieve mercy and find grace to help in our time of need" Hebrews 4:15,16 Jesus knows exactly how we feel when we are afraid....He has to because the Bible says He was tempted in every way we are and so we can come and say Lord I am afraid. Then He always says "Fear not"....I hope you won't be afraid today, but will be bold! Have a strong spirit....put on the full armor of God. Of course, I pray the same thing for myself! For He did not give me a spirit of fear! That comes from our enemy who prowls around trying to devour any joy we may have!
On an exciting note!!! My good friend Kristi is as I write at the hospital giving birth! Last nite I walked outside and saw the full moon and thought.....the gravity will do the trick! Sure enough she went to the hospital at 4 a.m. I'm praying for a safe delivery! God is indeed good!
Last nite, I had a birthday dinner for David my son who is now 29.....we had his favorite, chicken enchiladas! He loves it when I fix those for him.....I must say they are very good......
Recipe for any who are interested:
4 chicken breasts (I cook overnite in crockpot with water, bayleaves, garlic powder, and any other seasonings that strike me) chopped
1 small mexican velveeta (cut into small pieces)
1 can rotelle
Put chopped chicken, velveeta cheese, rotelle and cumin into large frying pan......cut until all is melted.
1 pkg. tortilla shells (of your choice)
1 can enchilada sauce (I use only Old El Paso)
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
scoop chicken into tortilla shell, roll and put into 9 x 13 pammed glass baking dish
continue until you have all tortillas in pan.
cover with enchilada sauce and cheese
cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Anyway, that is David's favorite dish that I make. On each child's birthday, I try to make them their favorite meal. Paul's is chicken divan, Tommy's is a grilled steak and Matt's is spagetti! Mine is anything I don't have to cook. Which brings me to another great blessing in my life. Russell!!!!! He loves to cook (his favorite is probably a good grilled steak too) and he cooks wonderfully!
God is indeed good to me.....even in the shadows, He holds me in His everlasting arms! Thanks be to God!