Daily Archives: September 16, 2009

School Is In! the Bus saga continues…

I wish my bus had a smile like that, but we can pretend!  Another school year is well under way.  Some children are the same as last year, some are new, and over all I have a great bunch of kids! I start at 6:30 am and thru the course of a day , approximately 270 kids come thru my bus, twice a day.  Sounds like a lot, but they each have a face, a name, a place to pick them up  and a place to take them home.  WOW God trusts me with that!

Every day, I wonder “why”, you know, why Lord am I here? each year is added more restrictions about what I can say to the children, more is taken away ( i may not hug a crying child, or give a high five for a job well done, no physical contact in anyway). Maybe I am there to pray for them, and that I do.  Maybe I am there to smile for the ones who will not see a smile anywhere else today.

What ever the reason, I am here because I am exactly where God wants me, and even if I never understand completely, I understand that God has a plan, and is in control of every second of my day.  My choice is to join HIM in whatever HE is doing.

Today…HE was nudging me to draw attention to a little girl who rode my Kindergarten bus last year.  This child is never cleaned up, she not only does not smile, she has NO none absolutely any expression ever. She will not answer you, and she is not rude, just silent, eyes never leave the floor, and she is extremely nervous and intimidated, insecure issues seems like an understatement.  So today, I raised attention.  I asked the aide if she knew “Maddie”, she said “I never noticed her before”.  I told her to notice her.  Something is terribly wrong with this child. I mentioned it again to the principal at her school.  I plan on being a real pain! about this until someone looks into what is going on with her.  So tonight when life slows down, and you have a chance to reflect on your day, Pray for Maddie, pray that they will notice her, and that whatever help she needs, she will get quickly. Pray for her safety.  I may not be able to reach out more openly, directly to her, but NO ONE tells God where HE can go, or what HE can do..I know HE hears the prayers of HIS children, and I know HE moved on my heart to DO SOMETHING for her.

Thank you in advance! Jesus loves the little children…all the children of the world..

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Galations 3-Blogged Bible Study-Are you Bewitched?

This an ongoing study of Galations, and I will be different from the rest, because God made me this way, and I am okay with that. *wink*..please read the other posts on my sidebar under the Blogging Bible Study..I have decided to not post the verses, I will encourage you to look them up, in your Bible, and spend time with the Scripture so that it can speak to you.

I have pondered this first verse of Galatians 3 many times, and always come to the same conclusion. “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?”   Who has bewitched us? Don’t think so?  Look around you..we will argue a play on words, debate different translations, disown people because they do not understand, or maybe they aren’t as educated..who has cast a spell on us? Enchanted us?  If you think for a minute that our modern day culture of Christian is not bewitched, then I beg to differ with you.

Paul is spiritually shaking the Galatians up, reminding them that by faith they are saved, that the blood of Jesus was enough!  That they live by faith, the same faith that saved them, and baptized them with the Holy Spirit.  He reminded them that they are spiritual seed of Abraham, and live under the same promise.  Here is another place that we are bewitched.  Still I hear arguements that we are not allowed to stand on these promises.  Oh yes we are!  Read Gensis 17 and see what is the promise, what is the covenant that was cut by God with Abraham.  No one cuts a deal with GOD, HE will be the only one cutting a covenant. Amen?

Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite fit in? trying to prove yourself?  I have been here, I spent many years just trying to fit into the body of Christ.  Only to have my GOD sit me down and tell me straight up..”you are part of the body of Christ, you are already in, you have nothing to prove here, stand on my promises, I don’t lie”…

In the last few years, the biggest lesson I have learned is to run everything through scripture, and everything into the throne room, then wait for HIM to instruct me.  Commentaries are great! love them! multiple translations are fun! GOD knows how my brain works, HE created it, so its best for me to rely first and foremost on HIM.  Then no one can bewitch me..or you.

We live by faith and not by sight…

Faith/Believing God credits us righteousness..

Jesus finished the job at the cross, HE didn’t leave anything undone…

GOD has made us promises that are ours, but HE requires us to believe HIM…

Who has bewitched you? We have forgotten how to be one in Christ..HE prayed for our unity, and still we have none, I still believe that the Son of GOD gets everything HE asks for, and that Paul mentioning this also means we should have it!

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