“protected from temptation” #rampart


I really love fresh life with my whole heart. I say it all the time and I mean it all the time. I love this family, this house, and I love that I get to worship and serve with such lovely people.

This weekend we were in Philippians 3:17-21, as we learned that the rampart of joy protects us from temptation. My husband preached his heart out, and if you missed it, or you want to take another listen, go ahead and check it here.

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body…” Philippians 3:20-21

His five points were:

1. If you follow someone, you will end up where they are going.

2. Your belly is not your friend.

3. It’s not your past that should mark you, but your future.

4. You are what you think.

5. There’s no stronger motivation that anticipation.

If I had to pick one point to write about, I’d have to pick #4, “you are what you think.” My husband explained that our thought life controls the outcome of our life. If our thoughts are set on heaven, then our actions will follow, and what we do here on earth, will be directed by our thinking on it. And our desire will be to invest in it, and impact it. Where our treasure is, there our heart will also be!

My husband mentioned that I have a picture with the words, “I seek a homeland” on it (which is from the “Homesick”┬ámessage in our Bread & Circuses series) in our bedroom. For those of you wondering what it looks like, here’s a picture of it.


{Mrs. Lusko craft tip of the day – I found a canvas with a little kid’s painting on it at a thrift store for $3; I painted over it with white paint, and then covered it with some lace fabric; I hand-sewed the words on a piece of white fabric and then sewed it onto the the lace. Nothing fancy shmancy at all, but it’s a huge practical reminder to me every single day!}


My prayer for us this week, is that we would walk in newness of life, choosing to set our minds on heaven, following good examples, getting ready for heaven, and remembering that our citizenship is in heaven. Our God is so good, let’s walk in His love!