Friday, February 26, 2010


2-26-10 KEEP THE ETOCH FAMILY IN PRAYER THE VIEWING IS TODAY AND THE SERVICE IS TOMORROW. How does God encourage me? May Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God Our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don't deserve, comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 You are my Lord, my Savior, my Creator, my Father, You have loved me since before creation and will love me for all time. Your comfort isn't confined to the here and now but is eternal because I have an eternal home and hope in You. I can't be good enough, rich enough, strong enough, popular enough to earn it. You give it freely and I can only accept it. Your comfort is better than any comfort the world can offer because it focuses on You who will never fail me not imperfect me, fair-weather others, or temporal things. Lord I pray You show and do every good thing through me today. chastity head :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have so much but still feel empty sometimes. How do I feel fulfilled?

2-25-10 Experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God Himself. Ephesians 3:19 Lord thank you that when I reach out to You I feel your love. Forgive me Lord when I allow the things I have or don't have crowd out my vision of You. I can breathe because it is all I have the strength to do. The love, plan, and purpose You have has no end that I can see or understand. I just know that I know that I can only be filled in You. So I come to You Lord and say HELP. Fill me, Love me, Show me. You are the I AM in my life - You say I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH THE LIFE -You say I AM LOVE, I AM ENDLESS, I AM GREAT, I AM GOD - Lord open myself to be filled with You and allow me to fill others to day. chastity head :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

DEATH OF A 13 YEAR OLD BOY IN RIDGECREST CA - EVAN ETOCH, yesterday afternoon. From one mother to all parents please pray for the peace that surpasses

2-24-10 DEATH OF A 13 YEAR OLD BOY IN RIDGECREST CA - EVAN ETOCH, yesterday afternoon. From one mother to all parents please pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding for his parents. How can I best handle my emotions? But when the Holy Spirit controls your lives He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Galatians 5:22-23 Lord I need Your Hold Spirit to control my life today. Give me opportunity to love those in need, to have joy for those in despair, to share peace with those whose lives are in kaos, to have patience with those paralyzed with fear, to have kindness with those that need a moment, to share goodness from my heart, to be faithful with all you have given me, to be gentle with those whose emotions are fragile without You, and to have self control to filter my thoughts and actions through You. I desire to be Your hands and feet, your heart and life to those around me today.chastity head :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

When I struggle and doubt God, does it mean my faith's not real?

2-23-10 When I struggle and doubt God, does it mean my faith's not real? But Abram replied," O Lord, Jehovah, how can I be sure that You will give it me?" Genesis 15:8 Lord thank you that i can come boldly to You with my thoughts, concerns, doubts, and fears. You are never shocked, angered, or busy. You allow me to vent. You don't always answer the way I want,when I want, but Your peace within me no matter what is my ultimate answer every time. I can be sure of all You have told me in Your word. Your word never fails even though evrything in this world will. Thank you that You give me everything in need to accomplish Your will and purpose for my life. Thank you that when I take my doubts to You, You actually strengthen my faith. I love you, Lord. chastity head :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

How is unity possible when we are all so different?

2-22-10 The rich and the poor are alike before the Lord whom made them all. Proverbs 22:2 You made the person with riches in heaven and the person with riches on earth. You made the person who lacks riches in heaven and the person who lacks riches on earth. We are all equal in Your eyes, Lord help me to see with Your heart and not with my eyes. For give me when I judge. We are no longer Jews or Greeks or slaves or free men or merely men or women but we are all the same-We are all Christians we are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 Lord help me to see other Christians with Your eyes and not my judgmental heart. Help me to praise You for their heart that expresses its love for You different than mine and help me just enjoy that we can all love You together. chastity head :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How can I handle all the distractions in my life?

2-21-10 How can I handle all the distractions in my life? Little children were brought to Jesus to lay his hands on and pray for. But the disciples scolded those that brought them, " Don't bother Him," they said. But Jesus said," Let the children come to me, and don't prevent them. For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." And He put his hands on their heads and blessed them before He left. Matthew 19:13-15 Lord forgive me that when little distractions come my way I miss the opportunities for care, help, and love I could show to those in need, at the risk of sacrificing my time and attention from my all important agenda in my own eyes not Yours. I scold others for getting in the way of my good work. I get bothered at others lack of concern for my doing of the greater good. Forgive me Lord. Those little distractions are Your way of giving me a chance to reach out Your hands of blessing to others. Help me to seize every chance to show You in me through the distractions in my day. chastity head :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

**Please pray my daughter, Trinity, learns what God is trying to teach her.**How can I discover God?

2-19-10 For whatever God says to us is full of living power, it is sharper than the sharpest dagger, cutting swift and deep into our inmost thoughts and desires with all their parts, exposing us for what we really are. Hebrews 4:12 THE WORD OF GOD PIERCES MY SOUL AND SPIRIT, DISCERNING THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF MY HEART Lord thank you for the power and strength of Your word today, I need You more than anything today. I pray my thoughts stay focused on giving You glory no matter what. My desire is for those I love, know, am in contact with, to be impacted by me being faithful to You today. I pray you continue to expose my family, lay us bare, continue to use any and all circumstances for us to give You glory. My heart is Yours :0) chastity head :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why are so many people discontent when they have so much or when times get tough?

2-18-10Even though the fig trees are all destroyed, and there is neither blossom left nor fruit, and though the olive crops fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet i will rejoice in the Lord; i will be happy in the God of my salvation. The Lord god is my strength, and he will give me the speed of a deer, and bring me safely over the mountain. Habakkuk 3:17-19 Even though this earth is being destroyed day by day, even though the blossoms of innocence are plucked from our youth, even though the fruit of my labor is in vain for those against me are against You too, even though the crops of jobs are failing ,even though the fields of life ahead lie barren compared to the days of plenty behind,even though the flocks of our military are dying in the fields,even though the cattle barns of finances lie empty, I REJOICE IN YOU, YOU ARE MY SALVATION FROM THIS WORLD THAT IS NOT MY HOME, YOU GIVE ME STRENGTH FOR TODAY! You give me the speed of a deer within me to remember You word and goodness. You bring me safely over the mountains of trials in my life.I refuse to be discontent in hard times because You always provide. chastity head :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is the purpose of discipline?

Let God train you for He is doing what any loving Father does for His children. Whoever heard of a child who is never corrected? Being punished isn't enjoyable when it is happening-it hurts! But afterward we can see the result of a quiet growth in grace and character. Hebrews 12:7,11 ENDURE DISCIPLINE,GOD'S CHILD, IT'S NOT JOYFUL BUT PAINFUL BUT WILL PRODUCE RIGHTEOUSNESS. Lord I ask for wisdom to learn what You are teaching me so I don't repeat it. I don't know what's best but You do. I trust You and cling to You and know You are the only One in control. I pray for your grace and character. I pray for my children that I have trained in the way they should go and pray You will complete a good work in them. chastity head :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why should I strive for discernment?

Just tell me what to do and I will do it Lord. As long as I live I will wholeheartedly obey You. Psalm 119:33-34 TEACH ME , I SHALL KEEP IT, GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING, I SHALL KEEP IT. I SHALL OBSERVE IT, WITH MY WHOLE HEART. Lord I strive for discernment because without it I do my own thing. My own thing always leads me down the wrong path. The wrong path is away from not towards You. Show me Lord what to do. I desire to please You. I desire to follow You with my whole heart, show me how to best do that. Show me how to best teach understanding to myself so I can be a blessing to others. Show me how to best observe your ways that I can be an example to others. The world desires to provide knowledge but it is empty if my heart is not for You. Help me use all You have taught me for Your glory.chastity head :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why does God allow disasters to happen? Why doesn't He prevent them?

He delivers by distress! He makes them listen! Job 36:15 HE DELIVERS IN AFFLICTION, HE OPENS EARS WHEN OPPRESSED. Lord the most clearest times I heard You and the most memorable times in my walk is when You were there for me in the valley of the shadow of death. Lord you definitely get my praise for mountain top experiences but huge life changes came when You delivered me when I was distressed. Then You made me listen when I hit a brick wall with my own words. You delivered me in affliction by walking me through not removing me from them so I could learn while in them. You opened my ears when I was oppressed by showing me the foolishness and emptiness of others words. You teach me in not take me from my troubles. I give You glory now and always. chastity head :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I take you Lord to be my heavenly husband,
to have as a joy no one can take from me,
to hold as my victory because You have overcome,
from this day forward not looking back at who I was,
for better mountain top moments,
for worse walks through the valley of the shadow of death,
for richer days all my wants and needs are met,
for poorer days all my needs are satisfied and my wants aren't necessary,
in sickness as my body decays my spirit grows strong,
in health that I use each moment for Your glory,
to love faithfully, to hope continually, to love absolutely,
to cherish as the most precious thing I can possess on this earth,
from this day forward until death unites us for eternal life.
chastity head :)

How can I handle life's disappointments?

Don't envy evil men but continue to reverenvce the Lord all the time, for surely you have a wonderful future ahead of you. There is hope for you yet! Proverbs 23:17-1**DON'T ENVY SINNERS, LOVE GOD, THERE IS AN ETERNAL, HEAVEN FOR SAVED, HELL FOR UNSAVED, I CHOOSE YOU**Lord forgive me for being greedy and looking to what others have and losing my own contentment. I love You Lord and am so thankful for what can be and what I do have. I ask forgiveness for when I get stuck on what could have been and what I don't have. Thank you that I can stand before You saved, help me to live that joy to show the emptiness of things the world tries to find joy in. Show me how to use disappointments to find hope, peace , and strength in You to share with others.
chastity head :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

How should I see my differences with others?


But brothers I beg you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to stop arguing among yourselves. Let there be real harmony so there won't be splits in the church. I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 1 Corinthians 1:10 *NO DIVISION, PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER,SAME MIND, SAME JUDGMENT*Lord all things are possible in Your name even me setting my pride, my way, myself aside to bring to others and glory to You. I desire to grow relationships with my new church family and be used where You would have me. Give me You mind to think Your thoughts. Give me Your wisdom to make the best choices toward Your purpose. Remove divisions in my heart as I join with You to accomplish Your will. Thank You Lord!
chastity head :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Do I really have a destiny?


So our aim is to please Him always in everything we do whether we are here in this body or away from this body and with Him in heaven. For we must all stand before Christ to be judged and have our lives laid bare-before Him. Each of us will receive whatever he deserves for the good or bad things he has done in this earthly body. 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 OUR AIM IS TO PLEASE CHRIST. WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE CHRIST. FOR ACTIONS CHRIST, WILL JUDGE. Lord I know my destiny in You is to please in everything I do. Lord i need not fear standing before You to be judged because You are with me as my Savior and I don't stand alone. Only You Lord know my heart behind my actions to give crowns for the good or allow the bad to be burned. Thank you Lord that my salvation is secure so I need not fear today because my destiny to serve You and give You glory is secure. I love You Lord:) chastity head :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is it wrong to have certain desires and how do I keep them in check?


For God is at work with you helping you to obey Him, and then helping you do what He wants. Philippians 2:13 GOD WORKS IN ME TO DO HIS WILL; SATAN ,WORLD,SELF WORK IN ME TO THEIR WILL; WHICH DO I CHOOSE? My desire is for you to work in and through me today. Forgive me when I get in Your way and desire me first. I accept Your help, I desire to use my day to share my desire to love You with others to spark a desire for what I have within them. The world wants me to desire one more thing. Satan wants me to desire to find the answer on my own. I desire my own comfort and pleasure. Desire for You, Lord, is the only one that takes my eyes off stuff, knowledge, pleasure and puts them serving others to give You glory , which is my purpose. chastity head :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Does feeling depressed mean there is something wrong with my faith?

Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way. Psalm 23:4 I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY, I FEAR NOT,I KNOW YOU'RE WITH ME, I'M COMFORTED BY YOU
I have told you this that you may be filled with my joy. Yes your cup will overflow! John 15:11 CHRIST JOY IN ME, I'M FULL OF JOY I do have times of fear and hopelessness but never when I am in Your word,in prayer, in fellowship;only when i am focused on me instead of You. Thank You for being beside me to guard and guide me through my day. Help me to catch myself before I start to fear because You the Creator and Sustainer of the universe care enough to walk me through and protect me in my day. Help me choose to share my joy with those I speak to today and as I overflow with joy may they overflow with Your joy and overflow Your joy to others. :)
chastity head :)