Wednesday, December 26, 2007

He Knows Your Name

Christmas was wonderful , one of the best in a few years..... I will have pictures tomorrow....and it snowed today .....YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a beautiful snow.......huge snow flakes........ It almost persuaded me to get out in it........ I miss the energy that was mine as a child....... but the child in me was jumping for joy........ We do not get much snow here in southern Oklahoma so when we do it is wonderful......... My sweet hubby went out and got a video for me to blog........ I think he will have that for me tomorrow......... I am still pretty new at this blogging thing but I bet I figure that out.......
.... As this year of 2007 slips away, I look back on the hard times and they are overshadowed by the blessings......... I turned 60 in 2007 in natural years and September 10 of this year I turned 30 in my spirit life.....
....I remember the very dark places in my life and so many times I cried out to the Lord to make sure that the terrible mistakes in my life would not go to waste... I cried to the Lord that He would allow me to help if only one young woman to avoid the pitfalls that I fell into.

....I feel that the Lord has finally moved me into the place that He will begin to use the "wisdom" of the years from walking through the dark places...... walking by faith and sometimes just walking and wondering where He is........... there were those places........ but always, always when I came out on the other side He was already there....... It has been such an amazing walk with the Lord.. I have to keep reminding myself that He does not wear a watch and that the past 30 years for me has been three steps forward and two steps back... but to Him it was only yesterday that I was born into the kingdom.

...Thirty years of making the same mistakes too many times until it finally sinks into my thick head... Sometimes in the past 30 years I wondered why in the world the Lord puts up with me........I feel like the apostle Paul, the chief of sinners........ I am amazed at my life and the sin stain that covered me and my heart is overwhelmed at His grace that saved me....and continues to save me...

... When I was first born-again I thought that I had arrived...... a few years into this walk with the Lord I would have told you the 3 step method to getting your prayers answered........ Me and Jesus was going to save the world......... How pompous was I........... Now 30 years into this walk with the Lord , if you ask me anything having to do with life and the pain that comes with it I will cry with you and do what I can to help you but I will tell you this one thing.........

.......For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2

...I have no answers for a broken life but I know the man that does have the answers and I can introduce you to Him ... and if you think about it... it no longer is your wisdom that matters... it is just your relationship to Him ........it is Jesus that brings people into the kingdom.......... we just need to bring people to Jesus.....

... I heard a saying once....... Christianity is not my responsibility, it is my response to His ability... I believe that....... In myself I can do nothing for I have tried. The word tells us in

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

....My prayer for you this new year and my prayer for myself this new year that we will move into Him in a greater measure, understanding that standing alone from Christ we are clouds without rain... It is while we are moving and living and having our entire being surrounded by the Savior of the world that we truly live................ I want to live so that when people see me there is a shadow of the one true Christ about me and they will ask who is that Man.... and I can respond.......... He is the Christ ............ and He knows your name............

12 comments:

Edge of Design said...

A very reflective and moving piece today. I truly believe the Lord makes all things new and is able to take us from rags to riches in Him. I'm not talking $$$ either. I am talking about the riches that have been bought and paid for by a Life and shed blood.

SharonB said...

Denise you give this forty something hope...

I know life is filled with "growing" pains, but I keep thinking that I should be farther along...I should be wiser....

You are such a blessing...

Dee said...

Very good post!

RYC: Yes WI is 'weigh in' -- sorry about that! I have a list of acronyms listed on my blog. Not sure if that one is in it, but it should be -- I'll have to check.

I had a video on my family blog yesterday of our family singing HYMNS, DD16 checked it last night and somehow it was of a woman POLE DANCING!!! EEK! I have no idea how that could have happened, it wasn't my video at all. Just be careful about posting videos -- I think it might have been spammed. Grrrr. D

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Hope of a future... to prosper you not to harm you...

thank you..what a beautiful post...

I wish you a Happy New Year and God's many wonderful blessings

SweetAnnee said...

Amazingly uplifting.!!!
I want to live the same as
you ..I want everyone to
ask ..who is this man
so I can introduce them
to God!!
deena

Sandra said...

You will love scrapbooking. It is so much fun! I used to paper scrap when I first started, but now mine are all digital. If/when I have the space and time I may start paper scraping again. Have fun with it, and I'd love to see what you create!

Sandra said...

Yes, all of my scrapbook pages that I show online are created digitally using Paintshop Pro or Photoshop CS2. If you visit
www.scrapbook-bytes.com
There is an entire gallery full of people who use digital media to scrapbook. There are several other communities as well. It is a huge industry that has really taken over in the last five years.

Dee said...

Did you see the couple who sold their snow on eBay? Gives me some ideas?? LOL D

Sharon said...

Beautiful post girl.
I knew so much about Him before I actually KNEW Him.
Knowledge puffs up. I was so huge for so long.
I pray this year allows me to sit a little closer to His feet. That the heart I hold out becomes a little more like His.
You have a sweet heart.
I have enjoyed getting to know you.
I had seen your picture over on Dee's blog and today finally put that picture and this blog together.
Thanks for posting a picture. :)
Yes, sometimes I can be a little slow.
And yes, I was a tad surprised when you said you had turned 60 this year. Way to go girl!
Gives me some hope! ;)

PEA said...

A very heartwarming post to read. New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to ours...so here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year to you and yours dear Denise! xoxo

SharonB said...

Denise...I just re-read this wanted to share again. :-)
I have been through much, made many mistakes and wrong choices. God did not give up on me- ever.

It's one thing to forgive me, and change my heart, but then He chooses to use me.

He does use us in our weakness, our mistakes...and that is what is so amazing about God.

Daily I am amazed He continues to use me as He does...I just don't understand why...but He does.

Denise said...

This post was very lovely, bless you.