Sunday, August 23, 2009
How many times do we use the words " I don't have time" or "I am too busy to make time". More than some of us know. God always has time for us...why can't we make time for Him? He is with us from day in and day out but we allow ourselves to be wrapped up in the world that the hands of time doesn't allow to give God the time he wants. We tell others we were too busy to come to church or read our Bible or even spend quiet time with Christ...was Jesus too busy to die for your sins? The devil will make us use every excuse not to spend time with God. I know...I use to do it. When I get up on Sunday morning I am tired...but I get up and to church and before long I feel revived and full of energy because I am fed with the word of God. Wednesday nights can be tough after I have spend a full day at work then come home and prepare for the next day- But I go to Bible study. Don't allow the devil to make excuses and keep you from spending time with God and forming a strong relationship with God. The less we spend with God is more time the devil has to come into our lives and cause havoc. Don't give the devil a chance...God bless!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
As some of you know..I have been interested in beekeeping. I have ordered many catalogs and done so much research and I think I am ready. I will order my stuff and be ready for spring. Wish me luck! I was lucky to get a shot of one honey bee sitting on the tip of my finger. I spend time in the afternoons with them and watch them feed and fly. They seem to not mind as I watch. I usually sit about 2 feet away and enjoy. Some will land on me and walk up my arm and others will fly around me. I keep the feeders filled with sugar water and sometimes it takes 3-4 fill ups!! This is going to be an interesting and exciting hobby!! I asked God for honey bees and Boy! Did He give me plenty! They come in swarms now! Lord, I praise you for this blessing!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Glory be to God! Zachary got baptized yesterday at church. I am so proud of my son wanting to follow in the path of God. He wants to be involved in the church and he wants to do everything to glorify God. It means so much to see a young person want to do right in this world and be a shining light for the Lord!
Non-believers have taken God out of schools, the government and Lord only knows where else they are heading. Lord, have mercy for nonbelievers for they do not yet know of your love. I pray they seek You and ask You into their hearts. I for one will not sit down and be quiet. God made me to be a shining light in this dark world. So many people will not speak or witness to others about God because they think they will offend. If you are afraid to stand up for Jesus Christ and what you believe in then you have major issues...Faith without works MEAN NOTHING! I will not shut up. I will continue to glow as God wants me to.
Now is the time to get right or get left.......Amen!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am so excited! I was asked earlier this week to help with a program at church to help young girls grow in their faith. After praying about it..I said yes. We are not certain what age group we will be teaching but hopefully it will be the smaller children. I also volunteered to help in the nursery when needed. I love helping people and doing anything to glorify the Lord!
I am very proud of who I am and who I am becoming. A few years ago, people wouldn't have thought I would be the person I am today. I'm glad I gave my heart, life and soul to Jesus Christ. He is my light and my salvation! The past year has been so wonderful. Life is good...God is good...All the time. The Lord can bring so many positive changes in someone's life as He has for me. I give you praise, Lord!
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16
Monday, August 10, 2009
Over the past few days I have seen things that really make me shake my head. The title of this blog says it all. Nobody is perfect when it comes to blocking out sin BUT!! The question I ask is if you know it is wrong and you do it... why do you do it?? If you can sit in church and nod your head in agreement of the word then go do the opposite and say oh I can do it and God will forgive me..why bother? Try to do it up right the first time. We all make mistakes and again no one is perfect but we can try to do our best to obey God right? In Bible study we talked about faith and its work. What good is faith when you have no works? When I gave myself to the Lord I gave up the old. I changed the way I thought and the things I did. I don't listen to the same music as I did and I don't have some of the same friends. The old me is gone. I'm not perfect by no means but I do try. When the Holy spirit tells me I am about to do something wrong...I listen. I do my best to be obedient. I stumble and sometimes I fall but I try to do my best to be what God wants me to be... let's think about things before we do it..if you know it is wrong...then don't do it. Do your best to be who God wants you to be and do your best to do the things God wants you to do.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
There will always be sunshine,
after the rain ....
Perhaps you may stumble,
perhaps even fall,
But God's always ready,
To answer your call ...
He knows every heartache,
sees every tear,
A word from His lips,
can calm every fear ...
Your sorrows may linger,
throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish,
dawn's early light ...
The Savior is waiting,
To give you His grace,
and to send you His love ..
Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
"God always sends rainbows ....
after the rain ... "
Friday, August 7, 2009
God knows your every thought and your every move. No matter how we think we can hide things from other people....He sees you. What is done in secret is best not done at all. People will do things they know they shouldn't and go to church on Sunday and act like they never did anything wrong. How can they do this?? We have to live a clean life everyday not just on Sundays and Wednesdays. Instead of going out drinking with family and friends and partying....talk with God..get to know Him not just when you need help and times are bad. Be careful what you do and think...God is watching....do things that glorify Him not you! Let the love of God shine through you and be the person God wants you to be.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch upon the evil and the good. ~Proverbs 15:3
Therefore, whether YOU are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Blessings to all! Today was an awesome service in church. My pastor said something that really made me think about things and people and I want to share this. I have learned so much about myself and about life from Jesus Christ and the more I learn the more thankful I am.
If we seek happiness we will never find it until we become holy. God is the only one who can give us true happiness through eternal life. We all want to be happy and be comfortable in life, BUT, when we think we are happy and comfortable we tend to want more and the void is yet to be filled. Seek holiness rather than happiness. Having a relationship with God will fill all the void and you will be happy. Material things will mean nothing when you are gone from this earth. Live in the world but don't depend on the world to make you happy. I would rather live spiritually happy than materialistically happy. The treasures in heaven are worth far more than the junk here on earth.
In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Always put God first! Don't count your blessings while whining about the things you don't have. If you do you are not truly thanking God for what you have..you are whining. When we put God first everything will fall into place. It may be a better job, more money, a house, a car, whatever your heart desires but always but Him first. Be truly thankful, be content and ALWAYS put God first. I see so this going on so many times and I have been guilty of it also. Nothing will quite go right until you give all to the Lord and put Him first!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Why do we go to church? I love going to church and I love the fellowship and most of all I love worshiping the Lord. It irritates me to no end when I see and hear people going to church for a popularity contest, going to see what others are wearing or to "hook up" whether it be for business or to find a date. I go to church to be fed the word. We are there for fellowship and worship. So many people have lost the meaning to going to church- it's unreal.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching ~Hebrews 10:25.
Think about it. When the last day comes God will not care what business you are in, how you look, or your popularity. It's not who you are..it's how you lived. If you are going to church for the wrong reasons..you have issues and you need to think about it. Don't go to church for selfish reasons go to fellowship and worship God.