Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seeing Good

Wednesday night Pastor Charlie taught on Philippians 4. Part of the lesson was about our attitude toward life. I've been realizing lately that my attitude stinks often!! Last Sunday I prayed that God would help me to stop being so negative in my thinking. This week He did just that! I realized one night that we were all sitting down to eat dinner together....and we do this most nights each week. How many families can say that they are able to enjoy dinners together each evening?? I am so blessed, but if I continue to look at the bad things, I will never be able to see the blessings!!! I am so blessed:) and thankful that God is opening my eyes to see it!!!
Blessings just from the past 2 days:
Found a special earring that has been missing for 4 years!
Got a brand new $60 pair of jeans (that are LONG enough!!) for FREE!!!
Had an unexpected lunch with a former aquantaince
Enjoyed a fun day shopping with my babies and the mom's group
Had dinner with friends (no cooking!!)
Get to post to my blog while girls ar napping an honey is hunting!
Got to bless a neighbor with a card and gift and share a testimony....seed planting!

I could go on and on....God is so good and I want my eyes opened to see the Good He is working in my life!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Know it All

I have so enjoyed having Zaleigh in Cubbies, learning God's word and hiding it in her heart! We have fun learning the verses and she loves game time!!! I was surprised this week at the revelation I got from her verse. "Luke 2:52-and Jesus grew in wisdom"

Sometimes, I think I know it all...of course, the older I get, the more I realize how little I know. So, just imagine me as a teenager, wow- was I a know-it-all! In the past I have been so afraid to look like I didn't know it all, that I have pretended that I did know it all.

This verse was comforting to see that even Jesus grew in wisdom. Even though he was God and he did know everything, he still grew in wisdom!! How much more do I need to grow in wisdom???

Thank you Lord for your Word. Lord I want wisdom more than riches, let me grow in YOUR wisdom, not the world's wisdom.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Not by might...

Zechariah 4:6
So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.

I can't take the glory for myself....Pride comes from the enemy (but so does condemnation).  When I understand the message of grace, the only thing left to do is worship God!

How can I do what God calls me to do when I don't have 'enough'?  It's a great time for God to show off. His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Amazing Grace

God has been teaching me about grace and who I really am in Christ. I have had a hard time learning this, and seem to continue to doubt what He really says about me is true. Because I accept Christ's sacrifice, I am the righteousness of Christ.
Last night I was convicted of some negative attitudes and wrong thinking...this morning I was living in condemnation about them...thinking to myself that I keep ending up here and will never be able to change, and wondering why I can't 'get this'! One of the things Pastor Charlie reminded me this morning is that condemnation is from the devil (Romans 8:1). Then as we read in Zechariah 3:1-7 I realized that I was listening to the accuser. These verses spoke to my heart what God has been teaching me through the Living Loved Living Free Bible Study and Search for Significance. I have been so slow in believing, but this demonstrates that Christ will put rich garments on me instead of my filthy clothes!
Verse 5 talks about putting a clean covering on his head...the mind of grace! Oh Lord, how I long for you to renew my mind day by day! Thank you that you are changing me, and the work has been done, I just need to trust you!!
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