Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday - January 26

I am thankful for:

Bible Study with some of my favorite people

My cousin Bill

My husband showing me how much he loves me by doing the little things

More rain

Increased business

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for:

Reading the Bible through in a year with Ang and anyone else who wants to join us, though we did get a late start.

Rain received this week, we moved from extreme drought to severe drought.

Time spent quietly at home with my husband.

My godson leaving for Power School as he serves our country in the USN, though I shed a few tears.

Answered prayers.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sowing the Word in my Heart

2012 is here and it is time to sow more of God's word in my heart. I shall endeavor to commit at least 24 verses to memory.

The 1st two verses are John 10:27-28: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

I want to follow Him with all my heart and I know I have eternal life because Jesus is my Lord and Savior, but I don't think I've ever thought about the promises no one will snatch me out of His hand.

If you are memorizing Scripture this year, please feel free to share your verses with me.

Stay in the Word, it brings Life...

Fernando Orteda-Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing with lyrics

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Cousin

Funny how certain words send me into orbit, my cousin treated me to a nice dinner last week, I thanked him for it and said next time the meal is my treat. He said, "I usually don't allow women to buy me dinner even when they are related." Anyone care to guess which word got to me?

I threw it in his face via Facebook posts a couple of times, he then suggested I get over it. (I'm not bitter and I am over it, but I will grab the check when the waiter/waitress brings it to the table.)

On the flip side of this, why do I not spend as much energy receiving the Word of God as I spent thinking about the word A-L-L-O-W? I am working on my 1st memory verse of the year, I should work on committing it to heart and be thankful Bill treated me to dinner.

I pray I remain in the Word this year and don't gloss over it...even the genealogies which I have been known to gloss over a time or 2 or 30 in my life.

I pray you remain in the Word this year too.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Broken Heart

I have not blogged much the last 6 months due to a couple of reasons, I spent several weeks knee deep in Ephesians and the other main reason was a feeling of total exhaustion all the time which I now know is mainly due to a broken heart I did not acknowledge because I have become accustomed to it. I cannot share the reason because I would betray a loved one’s confidence.

Today a prophet who knows nothing about me other than my name and I am friends with Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield told me God would heal my broken heart which is when it dawned on me my heart was broken in an area.

Having my eyes open to it brings so much freedom, though I was stuffing it down, the Lord is aware of it too. He knows me better than I know myself.

2012 arrived with little fanfare other than people stating they were glad 2011 was over or worried the Mayans might be right. I say 2012 is a big deal as is every year; we are closer to the return of our Lord and Savior. His mercy never ends and His grace is more than enough. Keep your eyes on Him and not on the doom and gloom hyped by the media, though the victims of tragedy, wars, disease, disasters, etc certainly need our prayers.

Our Bridegroom is coming, be prepared…

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”