Home Court Testimonial
Home Court Testimonial
by Lisa Wehry
I don’t believe in coincidences- I believe in an Almighty, Sovereign God, so I believe you’re supposed to read this for a reason and I’m writing this to you because God ordained it to be so, that means you can rest assured that God has something for you to see today!
I am married to my husband of 34 years, Peter, known as “Coach” to almost everybody, I have been “Coach Momma” to various and sundry boy’s teams… I have 2 sons, PJ (30) and Drew (22), to whom I am “Momma”, and to my precious daughter-in-law, Becky Sue, (who I thank God for over and over), I am “Mom”.
I am “Nana” to 2 grandsons, Finnegan and Soren Keats, (I know most of you aren’t there yet but it’s the best thing ever so hang in there, it will be worth it all!)
Most recently I am “Aunt Lisa” (actually Great Aunt) to my 6 year old great niece whom I never knew existed and have been fostering now since last September…Our world has been turned upside down and inside out! We have been shocked pink & purple, unicorn glitter-fied and now know all the names of “My Little Pony’s”!!
With all these titles, we may find ourselves asking, “Who am I really?” Let’s talk about who we are, what we really believe and the ever-changing “new normals” that we all face.
I am the daughter of The King! Uniquely made and cherished with a “steadfast love that endures forever” Psalm 100:5
We trust God for our eternal salvation, but, when it comes to our daily struggles and decisions, well, we live like atheists!
God is trustworthy and He will give us everything we need to process our ever-changing lives; 2 Peter 1:3-4 “ By His Divine power He has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature…” James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives generously to all without reproach And IT WILL BE GIVEN HIM.
Not only will He give us the power to do His will but He will give us the desire to!
Phil 2:13 “for it is God Who works in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure” He will guide and direct us: Prov. 3:5 & 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct (make straight) your paths.” Prov.16:3 “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
And when life gets so overwhelming and spinning desperately out of control, He will give you rest: Matt. 11:28-29 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…Take my yoke…and you will find rest for your souls…” SO… If God has made these promises to us and we say we believe HIM, what’s the problem??
It’s AGE OLD: we get comfortable, we think we can do it… we don’t need Him…
-We stop seeking Him
-We stop praying to Him
-We stop praising Him
Then we start believing the lies of Satan, our minds and our hearts tell us… 2 Cor. 10:5 “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised (especially our own) against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ…” You have to guard your heart. I tell myself everyday “I must do the battle!”
We ask Him His will, to guide us and then WE FAIL TO OBEY HIM! We teach our children to obey but somehow we think it’s beneath us… Our thoughts guide our actions BUT we must choose what we’re going to continue to think on and therefore set the course for our actions!
We get it backwards…We say “This is what God says about this BUT THIS IS MY SITUATION”. We need to say “this is my situation BUT THIS IS WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT IT!!” I’ve repeated “GOD LOVES ME!” for 20 Minutes before until that evil thought fled or I fell asleep. My boys will confirm I have sung “Amazing Grace” at the top of my lungs while I stood and washed my dishes/ folding clothes, and when they asked me what I was doing and I told them “I’m chasing Satan and his lies right out of this room!”
I would start listing out loud every little blessing I could think of and giving God praise about it and thanking HIM with grateful tears. I start telling the world who I belong to and what “Family” I’m a part of and what’s waiting for me, until it sends Satan running and brings all those thoughts back into captivity! James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves to God, Resist Satan and He will flee from you, draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.”
Life is full of changes, up and downs, and a never ending “new normal”…We must cling to the ONE WHO NEVER CHANGES… Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)