Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to all You Dads Out There!

Good morning!
I want to encourage everyone, ESPECIALLY, ALL you fathers out there to turn your hearts to the one MAIN Father, which is our Heavenly Father, our Lord in Heaven. He reigns over all and is the Father of ALL TIME! Trust in HIM today. What better gift to give to your family, than to tell them that you have been SAVED by Jesus today!
What better gift could you give your DADs today than to tell him that YOU accepted Jesus as your own personal Savior!
Have a wonderful and blessing-filled day today!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Woe to Those Who Don't Obey...

...very scary words huh? Well, I've been reading in 1 Kings Chapter 13 and a prophet of GOD didn't obey the Lord's every word and HE(the prophet of GOD) was killed by a lion(along with his donkey) and wasn't allowed to be buried with his fathers in their personal burial place.
Our church is going through some mighty changes. Changes that most feel is from our Lord and God Almighty. I feel that if we do NOT heed the advice of our church leaders and try to follow God's word to the 't', something might happen to our own church/body. I think God will 'put up with' only so much not obeying Him, and then He takes care of the problem one way or another(however HE sees fit). I have been praying for our little church and will continue to do so. I will pray that we ALWAYS seek God's will in ALL we do and that we do so willingly and with a heart of gratitude for all that He has done for us thus far.
If you haven't read 1 Kings, I strongly recommend it. Super stories from Solomon to David his son and where I'm currently at, David's son, Jeroboam. It's amazing to me how much power/control/persuasiveness one man NOT of God can actually have and that is NOT a good thing. THAT is why it is so very important that we(as believers) get ourselves ground in The Word of God so that we will be able to distinguish between the wheat and the shaft........the good and the bad/evil........the Truth and the Non Truth.
It's a scary time we live in and the only way to get through each day is to be faithful to our Lord in Heaven. Keep not only our mortal ears open, but our God-given Spirit as well. Our Spirit that dwells within us is like a conscience for us. It WILL help/guide us through confusing AND trying times IF we will only listen AND obey as good as we are able.
May God bless you all and have a wonderful blessing-filled day!
Got this quote from a lady who's in a Stampin' Up! Yahoo group and thought it was too good to not share:

Quote of the Day

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
– John Ruskin

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"The Shack"

I have been reading a neat little book called, "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young. This book is different to say the very least. The main character has a HUGE loss and goes to 'the shack' from an invitation from 'Papa'(God). There he meets the trinity and what a unique way this author has presented them.
Just thought I'd share if anyone likes different 'out-takes' on or Lord. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Do You EVER Have Doubts?

THAT is the question for the day and lemme tell ya, I DO and alot of times. Something I'm NOT very proud of either. When I/we have doubts, then that shows our lack of faith and/or trust in God and HIS love, power, grace and many others.
How does God feel when we doubt Him?
Think about it. How do WE feel when someone doubts us about ANYthing?
Do ya think God feels much differently than we do? I seriously 'doubt' it(pun intended).
I was listening to the radio last night on the way to bowl and heard something so neat. The pastor(and his name escapes me...sorry) was talking about our faith in God and he stated the verse that says...."if we had the faith of a grain of mustard seed....we could move a mountain." He said that it ISN't really a matter of OUR faith so much as our putting God's will above all else. He said that SIZE of faith isn't an issue because look how small a tiny mustard seed is BUT look at what it grows into...a GIANT Oak.
If we were to ALWAYS put God first no matter what the issue may or may not be and NOT rely on US....we could also 'move a mountain' or grow into a mighty oaktree. We tend to have faith(or know/accept) that God CAN do all things....even through US....what we tend to forget or slack on is the totally turning it over to HIS WILL and KNOWING within ourselves that HE is in control and it's gonna be just fine(even without OUR help).
Trust and Faith work together...I personally don't feel you can have one without the other.
My goal beginning this week is to start TRUSTING God with all things involving me to the point that before long when things happen, I will automatically have FAITH that HE will take care of me and(Praise God!!) He IS in control!
God bless you and let's ALL work on our Faith!!