Its Friday again and I love this game that is why we are playing it, or at least I hope you still want to play it.
Type a word for each letter of the word given to you by the person before you (LOL my english Lit and comp teacher would have a fit reading that!) I think you all know what I mean.. Don’t forget to bounce back and forth and play with Tam too…don’t know what she is playing this week, but I am sure it will be fun.
Katrina left the last word (from last week) so we are going to start with it..
L.Y.S.O.SO.M.E (She tells me it is a part of a a cell..I don’t know)
[keep it clean and friendly…but by all means have FUN]
God always blesses obedience. Sweet Rewards…In one way or another, after wrestling with HIM, hold on for the blessing. Look for it..
Today I recieved my orders for a job tomorrow to run Charter. I really wasn’t over joyed to get it, it could have been a day off with my kids. But after weighing out, bills and Christmas coming, I decided I should do it. (I really don’t mind helping my man) This is where I am chartering. Cool huh? I have been wanting to go there for months, and although its not that far, I really like to go alone (most of the time, and this is one of those times). So I take the bus, will end up less than a mile from this place, with two hours to entertain myself, and being paid for it! Woooohooooo! Thanking God for HIS blessing, provision, and beautiful weather. YES the weather man says an awesome Autumn day. Thank you GOD! Do you ever sit back in the midst of your chaos, and remember that there is a blessing here somewhere, and LORD I just want to see it, don’t let me miss it? I need to do it more often.
Ephesians 1:3 we are blessed with every spiritual blessing…(ADV)…EVERY thats the word…we are already blessed, how quickly we forget.
(don’t forget to play Acronyms -Fridays are Fun days..and also don’t forget to check on what Princess Tam has got going on..her fridays are always FUN!)
Do you love the Word? I mean really love the Word? I do. But through much negativity that has been surrounding me, I started to fade out from the one thing that replenishes me. For me, its a daily deep drink that is needed to climb the mountains, and press on. Technology is great, and wonderful things are happening there. I love my Quick Verse, love E-sword….what always seems to happen to me though is…soon they become a replacement for holding the Word in my hands, soon I stop saying “Lord what does that mean?” , and soon I am taking a mans view through commentary to stand for more than Gods. Ahhhhhh it saddens me to even admit that. If that cycle continues in my life, God no longer has first place in my heart, and I am no longer asking what HE thinks or what HE means, and soon, HE has no place in my quiet time. And I love HIM with all my heart. It happens, it shouldn’t.
I have spent the last few days reading straight from my badly worn NIV, full of notes, and colored underlines, and fell in love with HIM all over again. HE has been awesome to remind me that HIS word is personal to me, and HE loves the time I spend with HIM. Thinking of how the creator of all things, the one who formed me, waits for me to spend time with HIM. And me…wieghing out what man says about how I can not have this relationship that I have. Really think about it…how can man define what you and HE have together? they can’t!
Please understand I am not a hater of theologians, there are a some that are very dear to my heart, and personal friends, and their words and thoughts are important to me. I just need to not allow them to replace the time I spend with HIM one on one.
Sitting at HIS feet, holding my Bible, falling asleep with it laying open on my chest, under my pillow..are my fondest memories. When I would have reoccuring nightmares, open on my chest and slept like a baby..LOL for real…Under my pillow because it is my life line…thats where I was at one point with HIM, and that is where HE brought me back to. Thank you Jesus you are faithful and true.
Please spend some time with HIM today, please open your Bible and read from the scripture what HE is saying to you…HE loves us so…no matter what anyone will ever say to cause you to second guess HIM, HE will not change, and HE holds HIS arms open to you…”come home”…I’m home…
(about two years ago I fell in this same pit…and a respected theologian talked to me and said in a very compassionate tone..”Darla, you are not needing a quickverse right now..you are needing a slow one”. I remember his words this time…wisest advice I have ever had)
Self, you have become extremely annoying and overtly distracting. Seems to me you were supposed to be dead, but when I least expect you..there you are with all your ugliness! So what ever it takes, and however long the battle, you- Self can’t win. You see…
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. Galations 2:20
I am limiting my time this week on blogsville, I will still be around just not near as much…I am battling “self”, and not quite understanding how something that is dead, still has so much strength. Do you battle with Self, is this something that will never end on earth? If so, then what does Galations 2:20 mean…?
A primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):—abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own. (strongs 3306)
When I am instructing my children of things that are the utmost importance…I repeat myself, Why? its critical for them to understand that it is for their best interest to know and understand what I am saying. Mostly those situations are to protect them and keep them safe, as I see a bigger picture than they do. GOD is also a Parent in the sense of Heavenly Father, my Abba, and also my Yahweh…which means in this instance that HE sees the big picture, and desires to protect and keep us safe in HIS will. When I am reading a passage of scripture and I hear the LORD repeat himself over and over…Abide..Abide..Abide…Abide…HE is stressing HIS point. Stopping and taking it to heart that it is most definitely something I need to learn, remember, apply, make it part of my life/home. Abiding does not come naturally to us, we wander just like children..we see something that distracts us and maybe it glitters alittle, and before we know it we are not walking in the direction we set out for…not abiding or remaining.
Abide mentioned 10 times in the KJV/ Remain 11 times in the NIV just in John 15, in an area of 13 verses.
Those that abide in Christ – John 15:1-8/ II John 9
Those that DO NOT abide in Christ – John 15:1-6 / II John 9
Who Abides forever – Psalm 61:1-4 / Psalm 125:1 /
I John 2:17
Who Abides under the Shadow of the Almighty –
Psalm 61:1-4 / Psalm 91:1
I can not speak for you or your walk with the Lord, I can only speak for me. Abiding/remaining is more than just a belief system, it is where our belief system and our reality (life) actually come together. I need to get back to this…Its important, its critical…my Abba said it to me 11 times in about 7 verses..
(NASB) John 15
7“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
16“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
What an awesome promise! Abide in HIM, and HIS WORD abides in us, we will ask and it will be given…How? By abiding we will be asking for what is in HIS perfect will…HIS will becomes our will by abiding/remaining in HIM. AMAZING!
The beauty of the internet, is that we can worship together via satellite…do you love that? i look forward to heaven for many things, but mostly for the corporate worship! If you have time and would like to worship with me today..just do it! I left three videos, love you all, have a great day of worship, reflection, and rest…God is good, and worthy of all our praise! Peace