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Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My children are in AWANA, Kru is a first year Cubbie!!!
They instill in my children the importance of hiding God's Word in their hearts.
However, I don't!
Beth Moore challenged her blog readers to memorizing scripture in 2009.
2 a month
I thought, I could do that, I should do that, I NEED to do that.
She has over 3000 women signing in on the 1st and 15th of each month with their verse or verses that they are memorizing each month.
I am participating, but not logging in on Beth's blog.
In January, I began with
"But I trust in Your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me."
Then on the 15th I switched to:
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourself."
I thoroughly enjoyed rewriting the Psalms from the Stepping Up study last semester. So I won't be rewriting these passages, I will be meditating on them and at least posting them!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today was the first day of Bible study in a new semester! All I can say is WOW!!! Look out!!! Beth Moore's newest study is this one! She filled it last year and it became available for purchase in November '08.
From the moment the video begins, from intros and exits filled on location in Washington DC in front of the White House, this study it so pivotal & poignant "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS"! She had no idea who was going to be inaugurated yesterday, or who the Secretary of State would be a year ago, and everything she said was so perfect for what is going on today. Amazing! God is perfect and so is His timing!
I can't wait to see what He is going to reveal to me through this study! I believe with all my heart that there is big stuff ahead for me to learn and change! I know that God has something important for me to learn about my destiny through this study! I also know that God is going to do something new through this study too!
For a while now, I have been feeling not quite sure what God was doing. The direction that He had last told me to go suddenly got blocked. A little confused, but understanding that this was His thing, I assumed that He had something else for me to do instead. Still don't know what that is, but I know I will when He is ready for me to know!
The times I remember feeling this way and being in this place have always resulted in major life changes, not like moving or even changing jobs (although that has happened once before), I'm talking about dealing with my stuff, freeing me, teaching me something new, showing Himself to me in a different way.
So.... I'm full of anxious anticipation, hope, in what God is going to reveal, teach, show, change, grow me! I will try to write about it, but who knows now, we will have to wait and see! So.... here we go, into the book of Esther, that doesn't use the name of God once, but as Beth said, "He is all over it, because it is His Word!"
Monday, January 12, 2009
Last night at church, was the Lord's Supper.
I have grown very fond of this act.
The Lord has continued to teach
me more about this act.
It isn't something that we do
because it is tradition, in the Bible,
or because I always have.
We do it to remember the blood sacrifice
that Christ, paid for us!
We do it to humble ourselves before
We do it to remind us that ALL
of our sins, ALL, in the past and
the ones I will commit in the future,
It was good!
It's always needed!
And it is always emotional!
God is good!!!
God is amazing!!!
He saved a wretch like me!
Unbelievably merciful & loving!!!
Thank You, Jesus
Friday, January 9, 2009
On my way home from taking the boys to school this morning, there was a gorgeous cloud with the sun shining behind it making a silver lining. It was far more beautiful than this picture, but this is what I could find on line. Had I had my camera with me, I would have taken a picture, but would have caused an accident. :) So this will have to do.
I'm not sure why I love clouds with silver linings so well. I love how bright it is. I love how I can hardly look at the silver because it is so bright. I love how the sunlight streams through like a light from a lighthouse. When I see clouds like this it makes me think of how bright and fabulous our Lord will be! I feel as though it is a foreshadow of the Lord when I see the brightness. Oh what will it be like to cast our eyes upon our Saviour!?!
I suppose you could also say it makes me feel a little homesick! If that makes sense at all?
I just finished reading The Shack. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. In fact, I now want to go back and underline and process certain parts of the book. Is it fiction? Yes. Can I still find truths in this book? I can, yes. Just like reading a Francine Rivers book, it is fiction but there is truth as well. It made me yearn to be in the presence of the Lord. It made me think about how much God knows me, understands me, and loves me! Do I believe that the events in the book actually happened? I have no idea, but reading this fictional book made me meditate on My God and His love for me. Anything that causes me to dwell on My Heavenly Father and His love for me is a good thing, in my opinion.
Seeing the cloud on my way home this morning felt like a good morning kiss from my Heavenly Papa! :>) Thank you Lord for Your goodness, kindness, love and mercies which are new every morning!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
You may not know me, but I know everything about you (psalm 139:3), and I love you (John 15:9). You were created in My image (Genesis 1:27). You were formed by My hands (Psalm 139:13). I cradled you when you were born (Psalm 22:10). I have called you be name (Isaiah 43:1), and you are perfect in My eyes (Solomon 4:7).
I have created so much to make you happy (Genesis 1:28, 29), because I love you deeply and hopelessly (Solomon 4:9). I made the sun, the moon, the stars, wildflowers and songbirds (Genesis 1:1-24), and every day I am right there with you. You are never out of My sight (Psalm 139:3-10).
I think you are incredibly beautiful (Solomon 2:14)! When you are tired, I'll give you rest for your soul (Matthew 11:29). I will caress you with My gentle ways (Psalm 18:35) and always fo what is best for you (Psalm 46:6-9). If you make a mess of you life, I will get you out of it (Romans 3:23, 24). When your life is a living hell, I'll rescue you (Psalm 30:3). Then you will be able to come out from under that heavy, black cloud (Romans 8:1). I will comfort you and turn your sadness into joy (Jeremiah 31:13)! I will give you a new clean life (Psalm 51:10_, and I will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Revelation 21:4)!
When your lonely, I'll hug you (Psalm 68:6). When you're tired, I'll refresh you (Jeremiah 31:25). When you're weak, I'll be strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). When you are drowning, I'll lift you up (Isaiah 43:2). I'll carry you in My arms and hold you close to My heart ( Isaiah 40:11). I will heal your broken heart, bandage your wounds (Psalm 147:3) and help you through every hard time (Isaiah 41:13). Have faith in Me and I will make you well (Matthew 9:22). Other lovers may forget you, but I will always tell you the truth (Romans 3:4), because I am the Truth (John 14:6). I am the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)! You can never do anything so bad that I won't love you (Ephesians 2:4,5), because I am fiercely loyal (1 Corinthians 1:9). I will turn your nights of crying into days of laughter (Psalm 30:5), and I will chase you with beauty and love every day of your life (Psalm 28:6). I'll put a song in your heart that will make you dance for joy (Psalm 30:11, 12)! Then, I will make you strong, give you peace (Psalm 29:11) and set you free from fear (Psalm 34:4).
My heart is full of compassion for you (Romans 9:13), so I will erase your mistakes and give you a fresh start. I won't hold anything against you (Psalm 32:1,2). I will take all of your sins on Myself so you can be free of them (Ephesians 1:7), and I will make you whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7)! I have loved you from the beginning of time and I have an exciting plan for your future (Jeremiah 29:11)! You will discover your real identity when you get to know Me (Ephesians 1:11, 12). Your life with Me will be a great adventure (Romans 8), and you will ride through eternity on My wings (Deuteronomy 32:11)!
Please accept this extravagant gift of life that I am offering you (Romans 5:17-21)! Come to me and you will find that I am gentle and humble (Matthew 11:29). I am merciful, slow to anger and full of grace (Psalm 145:8). My heart beats wildly every time you look in My direction (Solomon 4:9)! Follow Me and I will give you the desire of your heart (Psalm 37:4), because I am passionately in love with you (Psalm 45:11)! Nothing, absolutely nothing can change My love for you (Romans 8:38, 39)! Trust in Me and I will help you (Romans 10:11). I'll welcome you with open arms (Mark 10:16), and I will meet all of your needs (Philippians 4:9). I will love you all day and sing songs to you at night (Psalm 42:8). You man the world to Me and My love for you knows no limits (John 3:16)!
Let Me live in your heart and I'll breathe new live into you (Roman 8:11). Just invite Me in and all of heaven will celebrate (Luke 15:7)! I'll be with you every day of your life (Matthew 28:30), and fill you with hope (Romans 15:13) because you belong to Me! You are Mine (Exodus 19:5)! I gave up what I loved most to win your love (Romans 8:32), and I've waited an eternity for you (Ephesians 1:11)! If you believe in Me, I will save you (Romans 1:16)!
I Am Jesus, the lover of your soul!!!