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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Whispering...

Ladies

Have you ever wondered why when the Lord gives you spiritual discernment or insight on a situation, why your beloved husband will not listen? Or he seems not to listen or to hear your words?

Today while I was sharing with a dear sister on the phone about my experiences with my beloved husband in the past I came to this revelation-  this ah-ha moment.  I realized when the words came out of my mouth that Lord was speaking a truth to me.

Through the years of being married I always wondered Lord- why give me this insight? This ability to hear you so clearly for  my husband to not listen or heed the words you are sharing with me??

Why doesn't he listen? Why doesn't he see this gift you have given me as  ,just that, A gift for His benefit? Instead, as soon as, I start to speak if my words do not agree with his or my words seem to guide him away from what he has in mind it is like a glaze goes over his eyes and you know HE IS NOT LISTENING. Can you feel me girls??? I know you know exactly what I am talking about.

Welcome dear sisters to the gift of the curse- yes you read it right! See my ah-ha moment was the realization of that this is part of the curse.

Genesis 3:16

He said to the woman:
I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children in anguish.
Your desire will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.



That word Desire is not only the word for lust, but also means devour. We will want to rule or devour our husbands, the Lord made clear in that time of judgement that we knew HE WOULD RULE US.

My ah-ha moment was realizing that though the Lord gave me this gift of discernment in knowing the outcome of a situation, Satan will be sure through WHISPERING very softly and unbeknowning to him, "SHE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO" " SHE IS TRYING TO RULE YOU"  To prevent him from truly hearing God's words through me.

Wow now isn't that profound!

I pray today dear sisters- that this Word- left you just as in AWE of how mighty our Lord truly is in revealing HIS truth to us!

Solo para la gloria De Dios!!
Love In Christ Angie

Monday, August 19, 2013

First week done... and on week number 2!

Our First Week of School is done...
this my pretty girl
Some pictures to memorialize the occasion

 My handsome Joey


 Noah


 BEST FRIENDS and brother and sister- best combination!!!



My 4 youngest... I love these kids!



I love these wonderful children. Thank you for the gift they are and for their love for Christ.

Angie

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First day of school



The schooling year has begun. I truly can not believe when I look upon Maria and Joseph that we have been doing this for such a long time and that this is our last year. It makes me so sad to think about. To think that we have done this journey together. Hand in hand- unlike so many who miss this part of their children's lives. This was a journey I walked them thru and saw them grow. They are both so very smart and so have so much to offer in life and to this world for Christ. 

Noah is in 1st grade now the path for him has just begun. I am excited to see how The Lord will use this time in his life and we walk forward together. 

Pray for me as I guide these young hearts to the Cross. 

Solo para la Gloria de DIos

Angie

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Disciples' Lord

New sermon

The Disciples' Lord

A must listen to!!!


Love In Christ Angie

Standing Alone...

Noah stood alone for 120 years preaching to hardened, people whose lust of their flesh and their own understanding became more important than the WORD OF GOD..

Lately, we have had to make a stance of the convictions, and biblical principle of purity. One where the hearts of some of my children have not adopted, and actually turn their backs on.

"Thus, purity is not just a matter of abstaining. It is a matter of the heart, of motives, and, ultimately, love for God. If we really love God, we will make every effort to be pure in his sight. Thankfully, when we do fall short of His desires for our lives, we can be confident in what Christ already accomplished through his death and resurrection. With all that said, here are 10 Bible verses about purity, some of these verse are a matter of purity of the Heart from any sin.
Psalm 24:3-5 (#1 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity) 
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who do not put their trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5 They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.
Psalm 51:9-11 (#2 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Proverbs 16:2 (#3 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
2 People may think all their ways are pure, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Matthew 5:8 (#4 of 5 Bible Verses about Purity)
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Philippians 1:9-11 (#5 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 2:14-16 (#6 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.1
Timothy 1:5 (#7 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.2
Timothy 2:22-23 (#8 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity) 
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
James 3:17 (#9 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
1 John 3:2-3 (#10 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure."

This command given to us in the Word- are not my words, or my beloved Husband's words, but the Word of God's. Those are His Word- that we as believers have to stand on. STAND ALONE if we have to but what it comes down too, young people look around and see "Christians" living in immorality and enjoying it and having their cake and eat it too. Going to church doing the "Christian" thing, even believing that they are clear to take communion. Though they have gone against the very heart of GOD. 
They have convinced themselves with " I am not doing anything wrong." "I am doing what everyone else is doing, everyone now adays has a boyfriend, everyone has sex before marriage, everyone "experiments" before they get hitched and tied down. I wasn't brought up that way. "
Proverbs 4:

1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth

These words were posted in Proverbs as a reminder to young people- that parents give wisdom, give good foundational truths to live by, not to foresake them, that the truths that are given are for Wisdom. But so many foresake the truth given to them. Many walk away thinking that the truth given was optional, or even Naive and DUMB enough to think that these are my "parents convictions and standards" The low expectation within the body, the low expectation with in the church for people to actually live out the Word of God in their lives, and truly STAND ALONE- is shocking. 
People have no DESIRE to be different, they have NO desire to stand in the gap and live out the Word of God. They want to be liked, loved, in spite of what the Word of God says. (refrain from youthful lusts) They condone actions by stating,"we arent doing anything" even though we are kissing and fondling one another.

 That's not doing anything? That is putting yourself in to temptation- Temptation that will lead to  the sin of immorality.
Standing for Christ means just that- standing for HIM, submitting whether you understand or not under HIS authority and  relying truly on HIM. Not doing it when it suits you- using HIS Words when it benefits you. 
We will stand alone- WE WILL STAND ALONE- regardless of whether people around us understand or not. WE WILL STAND ALONE- and part of standing is not accepting ungodly things. Standing on the convictions and standards the LORD so clearly revealed to our lives and heart over 10 years ago.

WE WILL STAND ALONE
ARE YOU WILLING TOO? Even it means ending a relationship? Even if it means your family will turn away from you? Even it means- foresaking YOURSELF for HIM?
Solo Para la Gloria de Dios


Love In Christ Angie

Walk In Unity


Last week my beloved husband preached on Sunday-

Here is his sermon
Walk in Unity

Solo para la gloria de dios


Love In Christ Angie

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Which one are you?



 As I think about situations that I  have come into as Sam and I serve within the body of Christ, I realize that many people are one person or another. Either they  understand the heart of Christ and understand who they are to be in love in the body unconditionally or a Pharisees continuously judging one another, rebuking in self righteousness, and even back biting one another.  

We are to show a lot of grace and encouragement at all times.  We are to encourage one another with our words even in times of strife, even in times of difficulty. Our words are always to be season with salt. We're always to be the loving example of who Christ is and what he had done on the cross for us. Always sacrificing ourselves, our preferences, our personal wants and desires for another.

 In the book of acts when the church first gathered the people gave up all their own belongings. They sold their goods for the good of the body to strengthen each other and to sharpen each other and the active love was the ultimate act of love,which was the willingness to give every thing for the other. 

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

 Are you that person willing to give up everything or are you that Pharisee who is pointing and judging and tearing others down. The truth be told that in the temple as Jesus grew and preached the word of God conviction came on the heads of the Pharisees. They then in turn looked at Jesus in judgment and wickedness. 

Do you look upon others with judgment and wickedness?

 Do you look at a sister or brother in Christ judging their actions without ever  really truly knowing their heart motives or even spending enough time with them to really know them in Christ??

  We spend so much time looking at our neighbor but yet we forget that we also need Christ. Christ died for our sins not just the sins of our neighbor, not just the sins of the person that we're pointing our finger to, but also for our sins.

 Do we examine our own heart??

 Are we looking at The Word then at ourselves?

 Do we see ourselves in the light that others see?

 Which one are you?

Are you one who loves unconditionally?Or are you one that has conditions to their love with expectations on top of it?

 Jesus died for us unconditionally there's absolutely nothing that we ourselves can do or have done. There is absolutely nothing with in ourselves worth him dying for but he still died in that unconditional love for us because He loved us. 

Often times people's expectations of  another's behavior is what causes them to judge. They expect a certain behavior from pastors wife, expect a certain behavior from an elders wife or Deacon's wife or leaders wife whatever the leader is without ever realizing or considering the fact that they are also a sinner saved by grace. 

Grace fine word!! Grace!!! God can bestow that grace on us so lovingly and undeservedly. How can we not have Grace? Christ showed that grace to us when we were yet  in sin but yet we are still unwilling to give that same grace,in our words or actions to another. We forget!!!

 Which one are you ?

I asked that question to you today in hopes that if you're going through a situation of difficulty with a brother or sister in Christ that you would examine your own heart first!!

Solo Para La Gloria De Dios  





Love In Christ Angie

Saturday, August 3, 2013

ZOOM ZOOM...





Life is zooming past so fast- sometimes I feel like I barely can take a breath and things are happening, changing, moving without me moving.

Summer is in its last MONTH- wow. Maria and Joey start their senior year in just a matter of days... SENIORS. I am in awe and at the same time it makes me so sad. These two -my dynamic duo- are truly part of my heart and life line. I try to imagine what it would be like them grown, gone doing there thing and it hurts way too much to think about but I know it is going to happen. I just hope they choose the right way to leave our home. (the other way hurts way more)


Noah lost a tooth this week- it is second one or third I believe, but this is significant because it is one of his top teeth. Soon the two front ones will go.... I love this stage of life.

Ellie is growing and talking like crazy. She says new words and new names each day. It is truly so precious. When she accomplishes saying someones name in her sweet sweet voice she is so proud and happy, of course the person listening it is like music to their ears to hear such a tiny voice say their name. 


Lord thank you for this gift of life- the life you have given me is so precious to me. I feel so unworthy of it. I am grateful for each child, each circumstance that brings me closer to you. I am so grateful for the man that you brought to walk this walk with me. Lord you bring me so much strength, joy and peace, without you I am just an empty shell. Lord continue to work in our family. Continue to strengthen us through your word. Most of all be with US always. Never leave us Father to what we desire...

THank you - In Jesus Name- Amen

Solo Para La Gloria De Dios!

Love In Christ Angie

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