Saturday, January 26, 2008

BLESSED

Tonight while just browsing around the blog I came across this video.... I watched it a couple of times and here is how I am feeling:
To all the ladies of the blog who is praising God in His house.....

Blessed are those who dwell in your house.. they are ever praising you...
Blessed are those who's strength is in You ...

To Deena at Pretty in Pink she is praising You in your house.. She needs your healing touch Lord
To Denise at ShortyBears Place she is praising You in your house.. She needs your healing touch Lord
To Connie at Little Red Hearts From God .... she is praising you in your house.. She needs your comfort...



HILLSONG lyrics


A Chicken Nest....... NO I Think Eagle

Partridge Plymouth Rocks
Black Maram

Buff Orpingtons


.......I have been tagged by a couple of friends this week and I have just not had time to respond. However today I think I have a moment.........ahhaha soooooooo just to keep it light today I will come out and play..My friend over at Quiet Reflections KarenB has tagged me for the 6 non important/habits/quirks about meme..

The rules for this meme are: (1) Link to the person that tagged you. (2) Post the rules on your blog. (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. (5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

1)...... I hate to fold clothes..... just hate it........ I will wash them and throw them on the bed in the spare room but I hate to go back and fold them......now what is that all about? Now also I hate to empty the dishwasher...... I hate that....... I will wash and clean and scrub the dishes and stove and counter and load that washer but I will leave those dishes there for days if I can...... What is that all about? I will even wash dishes the next day and rinse them and put them in the dishwasher to dry right on top of all the other clean dishes........... ahahhahah oh well not important.....

2) I will not stay in bed after my DH gets up..... If he has to go into work early I will get up and go back to sleep in the chair...... I am not able to sleep in a bed before daylight alone with the door closed......Is that strange? I am not afraid, just the feeling of being vulnerable....... Now that is weird.......

3) I would rather be outside in the dirt than all dressed up going to a ball.......... I dig and plant and push a wheel barrow....... I even drove all the way to Springfield Mo. and brought home a huge tub of Elephant dung from the zoo. They offer it to the public once a year I think......... Now that is yucky!!!!!!!! However I did have some great flowers that year........... ahahhaha

4) I love to go out of my way to surprise someone....
My older brother loves to raise chickens.. So one year while in Springfield Mo early spring my DH and I went to a chicken farm (found it on the Internet) and bought my brother 6 baby chickens. Two were Black Maran, two were Buff Orpington and two were Partridge Plymouth Rocks..... We were not leaving town for a couple of day so we emptied the cooler that we carried our water and fruit and put them in the cooler, and put them in a closet......... they were all too small to get out but it sure did make a mess in that cooler..... But what a fun surprise for my brother Paul a couple of days latter.............

5) I own and operate a Tee shirt store and have since 1994..... I do graphic design and screen print and I guess there have been thousands of shirts go through my shop..........But I hate tee shirts and will not wear one...... and if I wear a sweat shirt I cut the collar trim off....... I feel like they are choking me........... but I love turtle necks......is that strange or what????

6) I do not like heights........ We once were on the highest point in Germany,
WHAT: Hitler's Eagle's Nest
WHERE: Village of Oberzalberg, on the German-Austrian border
WWII landmark;spectacular scenery.
When it was time to get back on that bus and go down I was so distraught I refused to get on that bus....... so the 4 of us walked down that mountain.........(the other three did not speak to me all the way down or the next day)... Pictures below of the mountain.... took us 3 hours to get back to the parking lot where we had left the car.... all the people at the bus stop thought that we were crazy and that we could not possibly have walked down that mountain........... But that is exactly what we did....... I do not go up mountains anymore........ pictures below.............
YOU MUST CLICK ON THESE..... THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!




Thursday, January 24, 2008

I Am So Glad I Ate


Gen. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

........The body is the vehicle, the soul is who we are and it will never die. God breathed life into that body and that soul will live forever. Now the soul is how we think and act.. our personality. What we like and dislike.... etc. And that soul is encased in our spirit man. Our spirit man is the created being where the Holy Spirit abides.... Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

..........They ate, but they did not die........ but yes they did die... Their spirit man died. They moved from the dispensation of innocence to the dispensation of consciousness. Thus when a man or woman dies without the second birth their spirit man is condemned and where the spirit man goes so goes the soul...... I said that to say this: We are three in one...... body, soul and spirit........ We take care to give our bodies food and water, we lay it down
and rest and we give it sunshine and we keep it warm when it is cold........ our bodies...... We interact with others and we engage in lively conversation with those of like mind....... We read and educate our minds........ We educate ourselves as to be effective works in our world........
Our soul........... then why in the world do we think that our Spirit man can go without.......

......Jhn 14:26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.....

....When we feed on the word of God, our spirit man is fed. When we read and study and meditate we give our spirit man the weapons to come against the wiles of the devil. Line upon line and precept upon precept, here a little there a little. Always arming our spirit man in preparation of the warfare. And warfare there will be!
.... The scripture above tells us that the Holy Spirit was sent to teach us all things and TO BRING TO OUR REMEMBRANCE WHATSOEVER THINGS I HAVE SAID TO YOU.

......When we fail to fill our spirit man with the food of the living word and then warfare strikes the job for the Holy Spirit is to first teach us what the word says then help us to do battle. When we have filled our spirit man with the word of God the battle is waged in a instant. The Holy Spirit brings up out of your spirit man the exact scripture for the battle at hand... He quickens your spirit man with that verse or story or history and out of your mouth comes the weapons to fight that battle...

....I once heard a pastor say that we so grieve the Holy Spirit when we are struggling so with our personal battles and our spirit man is so weak from the lack of the word that He busy teaching us when in fact He should only have to be bringing it to our remembrance.
....I know you have experienced that... when something comes against you ......... the scripture is right there........ up out of your spirit man comes the warring soldier...... Out of your mouth comes words of life needed for yourself or someone near and dear........... then there have been times I know that those words were not there.............. How very important that we fill our heart and minds with the living word so that when evil comes............ The Holy Spirit in us engages that living word in our spirit man and the fight is on....


Hsa 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

The first part of that scripture says that because we do not know then we are subject to be destroyed....... and that pretty much says it all...............
sooooooooooo ladies chow down and feed that spirit man so that we will be able to withstand the darts of the enemy
... I am facing some things in my life and I am so glad that I have eaten.............


Sunday, January 20, 2008

GREAT FAITH

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego


………. This is one of my favorite stories in the word of God
I am sure that you all know the story by heart. However let me point out to you something that I taught on many years ago. As you know these three guys were Hebrews but Daniel talk to the
King and requested that these guys be put over the affairs of the province Of Babylon. Now things were going pretty good until someone told on them and told the King that they did not worship his god and they did not bow down to the golden idol. The King was angry to say the least and you know the rest of the story. However here is the part I want to get to.. When they brought these three guys into see the King and he ordered
them to bow down to the golden idol or I will throw you in the fire, but they refused , listen to what they said.

Daniel 3:17-18
….If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.



They were not going to bow down to the idol, they were not going to worship the false god. They were going to worship their one True God and believe Him to deliver them. Even in the face of that fiery furnace they would not budge. Some people will say that the first statement is the
statement of great faith but I say to you that the second statement is the one of the greater faith. We will trust God to deliver us BUT IF HE DOES’NT we will trust Him anyway. I have had to come to the place many times in my life that I have prayed and prayed for something and finally after a season of seemly no response from God I have had to say “ Ok I will trust
you anyway.” That is a hard thing. We all want to be brave and stand and proclaim Christ in the face of adversity and we all believe that God will come to our rescue… but can we all stand in that adversity and say “My God is able to deliver me, BUT if He does not
I will trust Him anyway.
That is the greater statement of faith…….. don’t you think?

Lord give me the faith of those three Hebrew guys… and let me stand when all seems to fall around me.