Monthly Archives: September 2008

B.U.S.Y. (but you said this yoke was light?)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.  Matthew 11:28-30  (I believe this is God’s word and it is truth.)

These verses have caused question in my mind so often before the Lord.  I sometimes find myself in business, to the point that my time with HIM suffers.  Although I seem to be about the Lord’s work, it is still too heavy for me.  I have been quoted scripture that HIS grace is sufficient for me, and it always is…but not all things of GOD are for me or you to do.  HE must be part of the decision making process, and we are required to spend time with HIM.  HE is never the corner we cut to make ends meet.  Our time with HIM is vital to how the rest of the day will come together.

Key to this scripture is to take HIS yoke and learn from HIM…do we know that HE is gentle and humble in heart? This requires relationship, and relationships take time to grow, spending time with the other.  Just my thinking that this is why the yoke is so heavy at times..those times the relationship is lacking.

While visiting http://PracticalBibleTeaching.wordpress.com I came across a post.  In the spiritual realm, the only thing the enemy wants from a believer as he cannot take your salvation, is to damage your testimony, and to keep you from spending time with the Father. so that your relationship does not grow, and leaves you powerless against him. Why the latter? How strong is our testimony if not spending time with HIM.  Dale Hill has given me permission to post this. However I could not get it to transfer…LOL yes its that good! 

So go here to read SATANS MEETING..(READ EVEN IF YOUR BUSY) satan called a worldwide convention with demons. This post will jerk your mind, cause you to take another look and get back to where we are to be in Christ.  Its imperative to the abundant life you have been called to. No relationship, no power…we need to stop living in defeat…

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Am I leaving a Legacy?….

While reading Papa’s post, I was reminded of this song, and a time when on my knees, prayed for this to me..leave this kind of legacy.  So thank you Papa for your wisdom that flows on to me, and reminds me why I do this…

 

 

Nicole Nordeman

Woven and Spun

Legacy

I don’t mind if you got something nice to say about me

and I enjoy an accolade like the rest

you could take my picture and hang it in a gallery

with all the who’s-who and so-and-so’s

that used to be the best as such-and-such

It wouldn’t matter much

 

I won’t lie, it feels alright to see you name in lights

we all need an ‘atta boy’ or ‘atta girl’

in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides

the temporary trappings of this world

(chorus)

I want to leave a legacy

How will they remember me

Did I choose to love?

Did I point to you enough

to make my mark on things

I want to leave an offering

a child of mercy and grace

who blessed your name unapologetically

and leave that kind of legacy

 

Don’t have to look to far or too long

to make a lengthy list of that I enjoy

its an accumlating trinket in treasure pile

with moth and rust, thieves and such

will soon enough destroy

(back to chorus)

Not well traveled, not well read

not well to do, or well bred

I just want to hear instead

“well done, good and faithful one”

(back to chorus)

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Authentic Christianity?

Last night I had a Doctors appointment. On my way, I passed a church with this on the sign.. “Authentic Christianity”  just two words that pulled me.  What do you think when looking at those two words?

The other church that I passed had this on their sign… “If you see a Bible that is falling apart, you find a life thats not”… Does this bring any spiritual giants to mind from your life?

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Blogging Bible Study- John 10

John 10:14-18, 25-30, 36-38

14“I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

 “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26“But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29£My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30“I and the Father are one.”

36do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37“If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 

Psalm 23- The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, HE makes me lie down in green pastures, HE leads me beside the still waters. HE restores my soul; HE leads me in paths of righteousness for HIS names sake.  Although I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; Because YOU are with me; YOUR rod and YOUR staff, they comfort me.  YOU prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; YOU annoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

The sheep hear the true shepherds voice.  That is what it says..do you know the voice of the shepherd?  The shepherd loves HIS sheep, and lays down HIS life for them, HE doesn’t run and  hide and look out for himself.  There really isn’t any earthly glory to be had in dying for sheep.  I wonder if that is what the heavenlies was wondering as they watched HIM lay down for us…just my own thinking…did they gasp, and wonder why HE did not free himself, and were they ready to fly down to HIS aid, waiting for HIS word to come? 

Amazing love, HE said, HE has the authority to lay HIS life down, and to pick it up.  HE really could have said no, they are not worth it.  But HE chose obedience to the Father, and felt we were worth it.  HE didn’t have to do anything, and then HE encourages us…HE says NO one can snatch us out of HIS hand..HE and the Father are one. 

I deliberately skipped the narrative between, sometimes I just want what HE said, and not so much what they thought…why?  because we tend to make excuses for the people of that time, and we are just like them, in more ways than we would like to admit.  So just on what HE said, would you have believed HIM? Do you believe HIM?

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John 10 sneak peek…Love song

GOD is love and has always been that way..its part of who HE is, then through creating us has instilled the need to be loved.  We all need it, whether we admit it our not.  Love and Peace…have a great Sunday!

Love Song- Third day

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain

Just to be with the one he loves

How many times has he broken that promise

It has never been done

And I’ve never climbed the highest mountain

But I walked the hill of Calvary

 

(chorus)

Just to be with you, I’ll do anything

There’s no price I would not pay

And just to be with you, I’ll give everything

And I would give my life away

 

And I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean

Just to be with the one he loves

All of those dreams are an empty emotion

It can never be done

I’ve never swam the deepest ocean

But I walked upon the raging sea

(back to chorus)

I know that you don’t understand

The fullness of MY love

How I died upon the cross for your sins

And I know that you don’t realize

How much that I gave you

And I promise, I would do it all again

 

And just to be with you, I ‘ve done everything

There’s no price I did not pay no

Just to be with you, I gave everything

Yes, I gave my life away, I gave my life away

Just to be with you

Oh, just to be with you

Oh, just to be with you

(God doesn’t need you, HE wants you…all for you)

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Weekends!

My weekend has filled up already..leaving me only time to hang with my man!  I do love that.  I  have tons of studying to do,  and working this weekend as well.  All my spare time this weekend belongs to the man.

What are you doing this weekend?

If you had only  eight free hours in a 48 hour period, and not all at once…what would you choose to do?

See ya Monday!

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