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Friday, June 20, 2014

Deacons' Wives Duties

If you're a deacon's wife, I'll be you have.

If you are in charge of training deacon's wives, I'll bet you have!

A sister in Christ (wonderful Kathy)  just gave me an awesome resource for deacon’s wives. I read through it and figured it is a "must" for just about every deacon’s wife. It offers practical information, guidance and advice on serving in ministry alongside your

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Back to the basics

I read this quote today and it has clung to me:

"To rob God of nothing; to refuse Him nothing; to require of Him nothing; this is great perfection." Jeanne Guyon

Yesterday, I met with a sister I love.  I asked her as I often ask those I care about, "what is God saying to you in this season?"  She made me answer first. I shared that God is calling me back to the basics of my spiritual walk.  Before the stuff, before the distractions [were allowed to be distractions] and before the "noise" of my current life season. He's beckoning me back.

In the end all that matters is our relationship to Jesus Christ.  Nothing else really matters, ya know?  My prayer requests don't matter,  my personal "little" ambitions are of little significance.  My earthly positions are trash in comparison to the love, fellowship and will of my Savior.

The basics....just He and I.  Like worship with no music.

Now, that's perfection.



 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Move into your new season!


Wrong life seasons just don't fit.
Have you ever try to fit into a pair of jeans that no longer fit? It's one of the most frustrating experiences.

Just think of it, something that was once cozy, comfortable and even cute no longer working for you. You know, it just doesn't make sense.  The jeans used to fit, but now they cause you discomfort and angst – both physically and emotionally. Ugh!

The same is true in our natural and spiritual lives. Something that once was comfortable and commonplace can morph into something that generates unease, discomfort and, even sadness. Your “something” could be a relationship

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Check out this verse on Bible.com

Isaiah 43:1, 2 NIV

"But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/isa.43.1.niv





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bye, Bye Facebook



I love Facebook! It offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, see what's new in their lives and offer encouragement when they need it.

Well, after one of my usual visits, I felt the "inclination" to take a break from my favorite social media outlet.  The inclination was actually from that still, small voice of which I am very familiar.  That voice deep in my spirit.

Our church just came out of a season of consecration and revival. During the season of fasting, I heard God's voice so much clearer than I had in days prior.  Without the dulling sound of television, radio and the noise of everyday life, the Father's directives were clear as crystal.  His Words jumped from pages of the Bible and I was much more connected than I am in my usual, run-of the-mill daily busyness.

So, when I felt the inclination to discontinue my personal Facebook for a while, I know He was at the heart of the urge and I am committed to obedience.

Now, is Facebook bad?  No, of course not. I think this is more about obedience than it is about Facebook.  So for now, farewell, FB friends.  I would say I am going to miss you, but I think my time will be spent in a way that will render me a much better "friend" to you in real life.

So, bye, bye...or should I say "baaaa baaaaa"?  Sorry, I couldn't resist.:)

John10:4-5 - Amen, Godsy Girl?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Nothing impossible!

In case you didn't know, in case no one has told you...in case you simply need a reminder....NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.  

At this very moment, Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for you.  He is organizing, orchestrating, re-structuring people, things and places  in your life to ensure that you come out of this season in tact and triumphant for His name sake.

Don't worry about how things appear.  You walk by faith and not by sight. Read your Word!

Don't worry if the one leading you doesn't know how everything will come out...don't worry about them.  You trust God.  Your confidence is in Him. Remember Ruth and Naomi?  Ruth was following Naomi and in the beginning she didn't have a clue what God had in store! Lock your eyes on your Father.  The heart of the king is in His hand and He turns it whatever way He chooses.

Don't worry about your flesh and blood....trust God's word and His promises for you.  Amen? Amen!

"....fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrew 12:2

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christians and Grace

This morning my adult son called me in a frantic fit because he couldn't find his wallet. He said he had looked and looked but still couldn't find it. I could hear the tension in his voice and immediately began looking for it myself. But, not before I gave him a well-crafted "mother" lecture on the importance of keeping track of such items. I lectured and lectured until I heard the heavy sigh on the other end of the phone. I figured I had done my job, so I hung up and began looking around the house.

As I pulled the cushions from the living room sofa I saw a debit card that looked a lot like the one I LOST LAST YEAR. It was the one I lost last year. Me!

My face felt hot with embarrassment.

It's so easy to forget our own shortcomings and "lecture" others on theirs. My lesson today (and consequently yours) is to remember to bear compassion, mercy and kindness when folks blunder. We know to do it, but often forget, especially when the "folks" are our kids.

The truth of the matter is we are often very guilty of many of the same sins in which we judge. The years may have dulled our memories or we just didn't get caught with the consequences. As my husband says there are two types of folks - the caught and the uncaught. Often our "uncaughtness" makes us forgetful.

Either way, grace and mercy are always the best responses. It is then we look the most like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen?

I owe my boy an apology.