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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

as I watch...

Sunday I woke as normal, but this Sunday decided that I was not going to frustrate myself in trying to hurry to get to church. As I was getting ready my two who are the most alike.. Maria and Alex had a confrontation.
Maria was upset with Alex because he borrowed something of hers with out asking. When she confronted him he responded with a response that gave her the impression that he was not going to return her bag anytime soon. Which of course upset her more.
We start to head to church- of course since I knew about the "issue" I confronted them both about their hearts towards one another over a materialistic thing. How do we enter His "Presence" knowing we have offended one another? Of course I stated restitution was owed- Alex mechanically replied with his insincere sorry. Which was also addressed.
We entered the church in silence - as we started worshiping in song, I watched as the Holy Spirit worked on the hearts of these two. Alex- was broken, and tears flowed and Maria's heart softened as we sang. It was amazing to watch the Holy Spirit in both of their hearts to bring them both to a place to rectify themselves one to another.

Thank you Lord that their hearts are still so tender before you that you continue to work through both of them.
Love In Christ Angie

Friday, April 26, 2013

I Need you...





SO many of us forget that we truly need the body to survive.. I NEED YOU!!! without I have no one who will pray for me, I have no one to love me just the way I am in Christ.

Do you pray for me?

Love In Christ
 Angie

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Believing God....

This week I started a Beth Moore study with Maria.. it has started fantastic ... I have watched the video twice.. considering actually watching it a third time because it is truly is worth watching. The first time I watched I did not receive as much as the second time. That second time so many things spoke to me...
Like the one thing she stated is how the Lord desires to bless but with blessing we must be obedient. And believe in Him...
Are we worthy of his blessing? Can He trust us with it?
We have a 5 statements-
God is who he says he is
God can do what he says he can do
I am who God says I am
I can do all things through Christ
God's Word is alive and active in me.
She gave this one story.. where she is walking her dog and a head she sees to ducks sitting in this small puddle. She looks up and just over this small mound is a gorgeous pond and she thinks, " now why are those ducks sitting in that small puddle when there is this gorgeous pond just a few feet away" She says she knows our heavenly father is saying the same thing... " umm hello you are sitting in a puddle.. look up there is a beautiful pond awaiting. HELLO you are sitting in a puddle" ( of course this does not justice to her facial expressions and southern accent but you get the point.)
We spend so much time Not Believing the Word which is why we struggle on living the WORD.. if you dont BELIEVE IT then how can you possibly live it in your life. You spend  time battling the tanglible here and now against the that was then philosophy. Part of us truly living for CHRIST is BELIEVING.. I am so excited to see what the Lord will do in my life these next few weeks as I seek HIS WORD, to truly BELIEVING GOD and making my reality and my theology be one in my life.
In Christ
Angie

Moving forward.

Every season in our lives the Lord uses to move us forward in our walk with Him. To bring us closer to Him, and make us more like His image. There are some seasons that are so hard to get through. You wonder often if there will ever be an end to the trial, or suffering. Then there are other seasons you never want them to end. You want them to last forever because of the joy, peace and love you experience. Each one though very different are needed for us to grow closer and completely dependent on HIM. They are needed it for us to truely BELIEVE and Lean not on our own understanding.

Relying on HIM completely and whole heartedly is what He wants. He wants to be our GOD and we to be HIS people...

What season are you in?

In Christ
Angie

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

You open your mouth but does it matter?

Have you ever felt like  you open your mouth words are coming out but no one is listening?
I feel that way sometimes.. I have so much to share... so much the Lord reveals to me, but there is NO one who is listening. Why give me these gifts of leadership, prophecy, discipleship and not give me some place to use them, and grow them? I wish I would have never found out what my gifts are!!
Why bother? It is wasted on a WOMAN! The challenge is I am a woman, so I have to be careful how excited or passionate I get about sharing the Word. I have to be careful how loud I am when I want to scream "Halleluia- you dead souls can you not see and  do you not realize HE lives".   So instead I sing as Loud as I can. I have to be careful not to allow the excitement of Worship over take me, that all I want to do is just bow before HIM and weep. (Nope not allowed)  SO in the bottle of "woman be silent" I go, kicking and screaming, rebelling and resisting because the meek and quiet spirit I was not gifted with. How do I be what I am not?

How do I sit back? How do I become the "meek and quiet" spirit? I have tried so hard. I even went as far as to put a head covering on in hopes that it would change me. In hope that it would make me that woman that scripture speaks of. I will never be her. I will always fail, because of my strength, boldness, insight, and love for the Lord and His statues that I have a hard time closing my mouth about. This passion is on fire within me, how do I take water and put it out? Then what would I be? Who would I be? Would I even like who I am? Be yet my voice is not heard because   Its a voice of a woman.....

Allowing my heart to overflow,
Angie

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Weekend Brew... Encouragement..

http://bible.us/59/act2.38.esv And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Rejoicing that we have the ability to repent, and that we will be forgiven. Rejoicing that we can come before the throne with all things. Praising Him for the fact that He sent a helper-The Holy Spirit- to guide us, give us strength when we are weak, and speak to us when we need it. 

Be blessed dear Saints for this is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Angie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Watching one suffer


Even in this picture though he is smiling he is in pain.

Guess one of the hardest things as a stay at home-wife is watching your husband suffer and struggle  just to do regular things to provide.(like getting dress each day or sleeping) My beloved has been suffering in last few months with lots of pain.He has very bad arthritis in his neck and hips and a bulging disk in back.His need to provide for this very large family leaves him at times with this responsibility to do more than just the nine to five job 5 days a week. 

 I get frustrated because I feel like  he should be taking better care of himself, taking opportunities to rest and put his feet up when needed but he doesn't take those times. My frustration comes from worry and hurt because I can't fix him or make his pain go away. These are the times when I am challenged spiritually, when I know what the Lord's Word says" let him ask and I will give him the desires of His heart." I repeatedly ask for a miraculous healing for his servant. I see my beloved and know HE IS WORTHY of GOD to intervene, but then I have to digest that it is NOT HIS WILL.  How? How do I sit here and watch him struggle and suffer to endure and get through each day? Sometimes I JUST WANT TO SCREAM in agony for him. My heart hurts and I think "Lord how much more can he endure?" How much more can he go without even being able to  bend over to tie his sons shoes?

 PLEASE LORD intervene.. I am not worthy to ask anything of you. I am not worthy to come before your throne, but be merciful to your servant who loves you so much, and  is not able to function or think of anything else but getting through each working day, and getting home. 

How sisters do you deal with suffering that you see your beloved go through? 
What do you do? 

Griefly Yours 
Angie

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Issues we take on..and ones we should be screaming about...

We take on every issue in America but our own issues. We ignore the fact that we have starving and homeless people in America, but we fund those in other countries. We worry about the rights and freedoms of Afghanistan or Iraq while we slowly lose our freedoms here. We put stickers on our cars, put big red X on our hands for slavery of people we don't even know nor see but walk by an abortion clinic and watch people walk in and kill innocent life and say nothing. We pretend that clinic isn't there and that it isn't doing what it is doing.

 We have become a nation of tolerance of sin stating it is part of being a "free" country. So explain to me how it is "freedom" when a homosexuals can say whatever against anyone but when a Christian stands on God's Word and righteousness we are being judgemental? When a Christian calls the defilement of man's heart -sin- we are being ungracious.

They can brainwash our children within the public schools and tell them this" life style" is ok, even though it is not how God made them. They can brainwash the public in believing that our children's care and education should be the governments responsiblity to remove an individuality or independent thought from them but we can't stand for Christ,  or preach God's Word.


How did murder become tolerable?
How did marriage to the same sex that is incapable to reproduce life become ok?
How did education and care of our children become the issue of the government?

If we want an "end it" moment-- lets stand for sin to end. For every man to bow their knee and for every tongue to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.






Love In Christ Angie

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Do we realize?

This morning as I read the Scriptures this verse really stuck out

JHN 5:19 ESV

So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.

It gave me such a clear picture of a small child mimicking his father, literally following in his footsteps watching everything his father does.

Parents(we) do not realize how much our children watch us. How much they mimick  our behavior. Do you wonder why your children have not dedicated themselves to Christ? What is your walk like? Do you wonder why your children do not pray? Do you pray?

Our children are a direct result of us. How we are, how we treat each others, and them. How we walk with  our Lord.. everything we do they watch, they learn.

Christ stated - he can do nothing on His own accord, but only what he SEES the FATHER do. He was taking all his cues, direction from His heavenly Father.

Did you know that we can have that VERY same relationship with Our Father? The Word clearly gives us direction on what He wants us to do, and how He wants us to live.  He sent His Son to be the living, breathing, walking example for us to follow.  So often I hear from people, it is just to hard to live " the Christian Life" but it comes down to, we can not do it in our own accord. We can't mix the world and Christ. It is like oil and water, they will never mix well,  one will settle on top of the other. The world will always seperate you from HIM.

I pray you are blessed by this insight. I been trying to type this out for 3 days, and of course have lost most of what I wanted to say. But the Word of our Lord bring  your heart alive and towards HIM.

Be blessed
Angie

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