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Monday, June 29, 2009

Hardest thing to remember-

2 Cr 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Often times when we encounter difficult moments, trials and struggles we find ourselves trying to conquer, figure out or  even fix whatever it is that is wrong.

2 Cr 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

We forget that we have the greatest power of all. The power of prayer and laying it down at the feet of Jesus. We forget that we can do nothing without Him. All things are for one purpose to bring Glory to the King.

Find comfort dear Saints in the Word, find peace in knowing that the Lord’s thoughts are of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.(Jeremiah 29:11)

Heavenly Father

Forgive us for thinking that we have the power to fix everything. Help Lord to learn to be a surrendering people of all things! Guide us through your word.

In Jesus Name-Amen

Angie

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The amount of God’s Love-

Have you ever taken the time to contemplate the level of God’s love for you?

Read: Isaiah 49:15-16

God’s love is compared to a nursing mother- she does not forget her babe from her womb. Neither does God forget those he loves. He has “graven” thee upon the palms of his hands, his walls are continually before him.(meaning your are forever in his mind and memory)

 

Wow- he has graven ME- on the palm of his hand and I am forever in his mind. Me- home mother of six children, wife to Sam. I am not important, my contributions in life have not been of some great measure, but my God has graven me upon the palms of his hands and I am forever in the walls of his memory!

Read: Romans 5:8

 

God shows his love towards us by sending his only son to die for us while we were yet sinners.

How many times have done something for someone before they have even asked?

Or How many times have your done a right thing for someone who has wronged you?

 

Read: 1John 3:1

 

God loves us so much that he calls us his sons and daughters.

The King of Kings, Lord of Lords, creator of all things calls me one of His own. He cares for me, guides me, comforts me and loves me!

 

May I be worthy of His Love! May I walk the narrow path and seek His will, ways, and guidance in all I do!

 

Dear Saints- this word is so profound- wrapping our minds around the measure of love that God has for each of us! May He receive the Glory and may you be encouraged that you are truly loved by the one and only True God!

 

Angie

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our Home-Part 1

Saying Goodbye is never easy!!

Melissa

My heart felt like it was being ripped out yesterday. I love my sister and - I love being with her. She brings so much fun and laughter, where I am serious. She shows me sides of myself that I do not share with others. She is giving,self sacrificial and  constantly encouraging. 

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If some of you did not know my sister came down for 2 weeks from Missouri to help with the move. She spent her days here helping  me prepare this dirty smelly house- and made it to a beautiful home.  She painted every room- except my bathroom. She painted 2 scriptures above two doors. She worked as much if not harder than I did.

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It will be so quiet here without her! I love you Missy! Thank you for all you did!

Angie

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

All moved in...

Well the move arrived quickly once my sister arrived. We spent days previous packing and going over to the new house to clean and prepare it for our arrival.

The move itself did not go as I anticipated. First Noah ended up sick. I had to take him to the doctors because he was not resting from coughing so much. He had bronchitis. Praise the Lord the illness is over and he is on the healing end. Secondly, everything got turned upside down. We ended up with  more hands than anticipated. Of course we appreciated the muscles, and help but it left us in a position of having to sort the chaotic mess left behind of boxes left in wrong rooms. (example food boxes in the bedroom) Thirdly- is the hassle of dealing with No electric when anticipated, the landlords did not clean the house( which is why we had to)  Needless to say I am spent,and exhausted and in need of some good R and R! So to the BEACH we go on Friday! YEAH!!

I will take photos of the new house and post them soon!

Many blessings!

Angie

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wow what a weekend-

ok Saints the weekend was full of encouragement and love of the brethren. We went to the homeschooling conference. I wasn’t really wanting to go because when I looked at the workshops offered not one said- I have to go to that- but I am glad I went. I was able to partake in 3 Godly workshops. Two were run by Shelley Hendry- His Image Ministries, and the last was run by Mrs. Jenna Dee Martin at Biblical Discipleship. Both of these woman spoke one thing to my heart BOLDNESS.

What does it mean to be bold for the Lord and His righteousness?

Act 4:29
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

These women where not threatened or even intimidated that at this homeschooling conference people just might not like what they had to say. If they were they did not show it, instead they stood straight, started and ended each session with prayer- and spoke a strong word about our husbands, our children and truly living the Word in our lives!!

 

Act 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

When they prayed the walls of hell were shaking, and the presence of the Holy Ghost entered in, giving them boldness to speak the truth in love, and assurance that through HIS WORD, Prayer, and guidance by the Holy Spirit we can raise Godly children, and set a tone of reverence and righteousness in our homes!!

Lord this is my prayer:

1Jo 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

 

Lord give me boldness in this day of judgment. Give me your Words, and your ways to portray in my life. Let others see Christ with in me. Help me to love my enemies, and pray for those who persecute me and use me. Help me to surrender all things to you!

In Jesus Name!

Amen

Monday, June 1, 2009

Do I seek to please men?

 

Galatians 1

Paul starts this book with a strong reminder that he is NOT of men, and neither by man, but by Jesus Christ!

He is writing because he found out that the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ was being perverted. He exhorted the church in Galatia to remember that if any word goes against what they and angels had preached that it was not of god.   He was cursing those who were preaching a perverted gospel.

Paul also reminded them that he did not preach to please men, and the work he does is not for men. He strongly stated that if he sought to please men then he should not be the servant of Jesus Christ.

Fast forward to the modern church today, we are finding those who are preaching from the pulpit- are preaching a perverted gospel. Sin is running ramped within the body of Christ and the words “ I am a Christian”, bring no conviction or have no value in our society. WHY??

Have we gone so far from the Gospel?

Are we living for our flesh so much that we look NO different than the average “heathen”?

God forbid!!

Dear Saints- as we face a new week- exam yourself look at your outer shell. Does your dress, your actions show that you are a follower of Jesus Christ? Or do you look NO different than your neighbor?

We are called to be a peculiar people- zealous of good works.

Tts 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

peculiar

1) that which is one's own, belonging to one's possessions

a) a people selected by God from the other nations for his own possession

 

zealous

1) one burning with zeal, a zealot

2) used of God as jealous of any rival and sternly vindicating his control

3) most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing

a) to acquire a thing, (zealous of)

b) to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing

 

Lord, as we face another week help us be the people you have called us to be, peculiar to the World and zealous to do good works for Christ.  In Jesus I pray-Amen.

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