Remember When…

“But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and that your God redeemed you from there.”

~ Deuteronomy 24:18 ~

“Egypt” signifies life before God, when you lived according to the flesh; according to your desires, slaves of the enemy.  The Bible says you cannot serve two masters.  When we were in our flesh, we were slaves to sin and the enemy, but in the spirit, we are slaves to God and His good will.  Therefore, “Egypt” is a life oppressed by the enemy to do his will with no lasting fruit for you.

In life we all deal with “sandpaper” people in the world; irritable, selfish, worldly, etc.  BUT God calls us to a higher standard in dealing with all people whether they’re “sandpaper believers” or they’re not.  More often than not, believers are known for what we’re against; abortion, divorce, adultery, drugs, alcoholism,  sexual/verbal/mental abuse, judgmentalism against types of music, styles, people, etc.  However, we should be known for what we’re for; love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.

Personally, I have walked through all of the above named “against” behaviors, and as a believer it helps me to connect with those who may be struggling with these same issues.  God redeemed my life and blessed me with everlasting fruit like He has done with all of us as I’m sure each of you has a redemption story.  However, we are not to forget that we were once the same as those who are without Him, as well as, those who believe in Him.  Your past mess can be turned into a message to uplift those who walk similar roads.

Therefore, should you come across “sandpaper” people, don’t rub against them in judgement, bitterness, etc.  Show them the love and power of God through you that they may desire to be redeemed and set free too!

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!

You are loved,



About Laurie Popovich, Pops of Life

Hi! So, happy you stopped by. Stick around while I tell you a little bit about me and my journey. I’m a daughter to Spanish parents and a sister, too! That means I love family, hugs, to share my 2 cents, music, dancing, flavorful foods & coffee. I’m a wife, twice to the same man, in a thrice redeemed marriage. I love deeply because I know no other way and it has filled my life with hope. I’m a believer of the impossible. I’m a mom of 5 beautiful and full of life blessings; but was only supposed to have one. You see, I had cancer; given 6 months to live when our first and daughter was 2. They’re a product of the impossible. I’m a homeschool mom who didn’t think she could teach: first, at all then, at different levels, different styles. I teach in what in my mind was the impossible. I’ve walked through many trials; some that have taken my life in many aspects, including literally. I have overcome the impossible. I’m a spiritual sister and friend. I love to share and encourage others in life to live the impossible. I’m a daughter of the King; a powerful Creator and Redeemer of the impossible – me - and I can be impossible  I love to…love people…encourage others…being a student of life and the impossible …laugh at myself… journal my hopes & dreams & pray to make them a reality… journal my fears & seek to turn them into victories…eat chocolate…cook for many & watch them enjoy the food & fellowship…go against the grain because you never know what blessing is there waiting for you…flirt with my husband openly because I’m in love…squeeze our 5 blessings often because I’m grateful & amazed by them…say sorry often because I make mistakes, stress & well, I’m a mess at times…I run to clear my head…and…I run to God because He’s my source of strength, hope, and love. I’m not where I was and I’m not where I’m yet going to be; I’m under construction deeply desiring to enjoy the journey. I know you have a unique and exciting one too, and I can’t wait to learn and enjoy the journey with you! Grateful, Laurie
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One Response to Remember When…

  1. Thanks, Laurie. I am so behind in my blog visits, so I here I sit at the start of this long and wonderful weekend, playing catch up. I’m very glad that I stopped at your place first. It’s great to get a positive perspective right off the bat. Thanks for sharing. Take care and God bless.


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