Good —— Bad

God

satan

good

bad

life

death

blessings

cursings

freedom

slavery

faith

doubt

deliver

persecute

health

sick

wealth

poverty

humble

proud

grace

law

grace – sufficient

self – sufficient

peace

war

truth

lie

moral

immoral

prosper

stagnant

pleasure

pain

comfort

discomfort

happy

sad

protect

harass

supply

lack

love

hate

 

Do not be deceived, all good and perfect gifts come from God. James 1:17

The devil takes what is GOOD and flips it. He tries to fool you into thinking

the things in his list above are good. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil!

Satan takes God’s authentic good gifts and counterfeits them 

Counterfeit – to make a copy of the original with the intent to deceive 

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Trust Completely

My Thoughts on God's Word

Trust in the Lord COMPLETELY, and do not depend on your own knowledge. With EVERY step you take, think about what He wants, and He will help you go the right way.

Proverbs 3:5-6 

How do we trust the Lord completely?

What does God want?

Trust – to place confidence in; depend; to be confident in

Completely – to carry out successfully; fully carried out

Confident – full assurance; absolutely certain 

I believe that God wants what we want. Enjoy serving the Lord, and He will give you whatever you ask for. Psalm 37:4

If you are living according to His will, He will give you the desires of your heart! 

He wants what we want for our own kids and even more. Do any of you have a son? If he asked for bread, would you give him a rock? Or if he asked for a fish, would you…

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Snapshot

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When we received that little diagnosis almost two years ago, the last word I would have thought I’d use to describe the life we had ahead of us was ‘normal’. Isolated, different, special… perhaps. But not normal.

And yet that is totally how our life feels. Oh.So.Normal. Perhaps someone may look at us from the outside, see that baby on my hip with his beautiful almond-shaped eyes and wonder about our life, maybe even feel sorry for us. If only I knew as I was getting that diagnosis just how normal, how beautiful, this life would be with our Littlest Love in it.

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Nicholas is 17 months old this week, and it’s been a while since I did a Littlest Love update. As his mother, I understand that I may sound a tad biased, but I really do love this baby boy to bits. He delights and amazes me daily and…

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The Seed of a Woman

And between your seed and her Seed, He shall bruise your head. Genesis 3:15

The seed of a woman was Jesus. The woman was Mary. That seed was actually a word. That Word is Jesus. Mary agreed with God’s Word and spoke “Let this happen to me as you say” Luke 1:38 (according to Your Word). The word seed comes from the Greek “sperma”. Mary was a virgin and when she spoke, the Word became flesh in her womb!

Isn’t God’s Word awesome!

God’s Perspective on Down Syndrome

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This is my son Isaac. The doctors say that he has Down Syndrome, but God says:

Very first off I am going to start with what the bible says. Isaiah 53:5 says that by His stripes we are healed and in 1 Peter 2:24, it says by whose stripes you were healed. I know this is a very hard concept to grasp, but we as believers are to consider ourselves healed. So, I consider my son Isaac healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ and I am standing firm on this statement forever!

Let’s look at how the world views DS first, then I will share my views on how God views DS. First I want to look at the definition of Syndrome. My advanced English dictionary on my phone says that syndrome means “a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease”. So right from the start the world labels my son with some kind of disease. Per Wikipedia DS can be identified in a newborn by direct observation or in a fetus by prenatal screening. And pregnancies with this diagnosis are often terminated. Wow! This says a whole lot about how most of the world views DS.

Now, here is my view on God’s perspective on DS. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I have learned over the past few years that we are to look at ourselves and others in the Spirit. God is a Spirit and His Spirit is in us and that is how God looks at us. He sees us in the Spirit. The bible says that Jesus came and bore our sicknesses on the cross. He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses and diseases. Matthew 8:17 NKJV. Therefore, I believe that Jesus Christ took Down Syndrome, which is considered a disease by most of the world, and crucified it on the cross. Did you notice I said “crucified”? That is past tense. So with that being said, if God looks at us in the Spirit, then God sees my son Isaac in the Spirit – Healthy, pure, holy, and HEALED. The only Down Syndrome that God sees, if He can actually see it, is the Down Syndrome that WAS CRUCIFIED on the cross. DS has been done away with! And guess what? This is how I and my family choose to see DS. We do not go by physical appearance. We do not see Isaac as most of the world sees DS in my son. My family and I view Isaac with the eyes of faith knowing that God has healed our son Isaac. The bible says to live by faith not by sight. I believe this means that we are not to put our trust in what we see with our physical eyes, but put our trust in the things of the Spirit. We put our ABSOLUTE trust in the things that are in heaven and there is NO Down Syndrome in heaven! Our son Isaac is a normal human being just like any other normal child on this earth.

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My intention of this blog is not to offend anyone, but to show people how my family and I have chosen to deal with this circumstance. We focus on the inward appearance not on the outward and it works. Isaac is the most beautiful, very happy, and content baby boy. The bible says that God gives us believers the desires of our hearts. And my desire is for the whole world to view every person with Down Syndrome as God does- healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ. Each day as I look at Isaac with the eyes of faith, the more those physical appearances of DS are fading away. Sometimes I truly cannot see it physically at all. My desire is for the world to see NO trace of Down Syndrome in my son at all, but as a normal child with no disease, disabilities, or abnormalities. The bible also says that God’s will is to be done on earth as it is in heaven. So, I believe that God does not want DS on this earth. There is no DS in heaven, therefore God does not want it on the earth. My family and I believe that Down Syndrome does not come from God just as we believe that sickness or disease doesn’t come from God. Yes we live in a fallen world, but we live in the same fallen world that the people lived in when Jesus walked the earth. And Jesus healed everyone who came to Him. Jesus is the same today as He was yesterday.

We do not deny the fact that our child has an extra chromosome, but we DO DENY that it has a right to stay there or be there in the first place. We don’t glorify Down Syndrome or focus on it. We focus on giving Jesus Christ the glory in healing Isaac. I am reminded of the Scripture in John 9:2 when Jesus was walking along and saw a man who was born blind at birth. His followers asked Him why was this man born blind? Was it because of his sin or his parents sin. And Jesus replied, it was neither his or his parents fault. Jesus said this happened so that the power of God could be seen in him. This is what my family and I choose to focus on. The power of God seen in Isaac. We don’t focus on the problem or what caused the problem, but we focus on the end result – HEALED BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS CHRIST!