Mar 20, 2009

Here I am.... but I have nothing to blog:(
I have tried, but it's not coming together. 
Then I realized why. I only started blogging because I felt that God was leading me to. I told myself that I would not do it without Him, and each time He has inspired me and basically written the entry.
Now, I sit here thinking well 10 or 12 days have gone by, I have to write something!
Do you hear the problem?   I.   I have to write something. Why? 
What happen to my agreement with God?
So it's been 10-12 days, so what? 
So I need to keep myself out of the way.
I will continue to seek after my Lord and wait for Him to show me what He wants me to share.
I pray that each of you will wait for the Lord to direct your steps.
God's time is prime time.

Mar 10, 2009

Answers to the test

I was tested the other day and I failed.... miserably! 
During the course of a conversation, as the subject matter started to shift I suspected that God was telling me to 'change the subject', 'stop the conversation'.

It was a test. I could say I wasn't absolutely sure of the answer, but that really wouldn't be the truth.
God was nudging me the whole time. There was no question. It was a test! He even gave me the right answer, and still I failed. 
Instead I chose to be drawn into the conversation, to make matters worse I even added my two cents along the way.
On the way home, the Lord convicted me.  I knew deep in my soul that He was trying to show me how I had broken His heart by my words and behavior.

How could I have ignored Him, when He spoke directly to me?

I pray each day that He will cleanse me of any thoughts or feelings that are not totally pleasing to Him. 
I pray that He will fill me with only what is right and just and loving and kind.
How could I have acted like that, and hurt my Lord?

I confessed to Him and asked for His forgiveness, and I trust that He has already forgiven me.

I also trust that there will be another test, probably sooner rather than later.
I pray that the next time I am tested, I immediately look to my Lord for the answer. 

He will be there.
Ready with the perfect answer.
Please Lord help each of us to chose the right answer the next time.

Ephesians 4: 29-31  Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Mar 2, 2009

God's blessings shared

Today my youngest child turned 20 years old, and my beautiful grandson who will be 1 year old in a few short weeks, where did the time go?
I sat thinking today about how quickly time goes by, how things can change in the blink of an eye.
How different my life is from 20 years ago, for that matter how different it is from 2 years ago!

The one thing that stays the same, that I can count on no matter what is the faithfulness of my Lord. 
His word is true, His instruction for our lives here on earth exceedingly clear. Let all your words and actions glorify the Lord. Love your neighbor as yourself. 

For me, this means giving of myself. My time, my prayers, my heart, my resources. Whatever is needed I pray that I will be gifted to serve that need in others

I am reading a book, The Treasure Principle, as part of our Sunday school session. It's quite apparent that God wants us to store up treasures in heaven.

We have all heard the expression...."You can't take it with you".  But...... you can send it ahead! 
I think this quote from the book says it all. 

We are to give to the needy, serve the poor, share what God has blessed each of us with. As we give here on earth we store up treasure in heaven for all eternity! That is not a bad deal.

Matthew 6:19-21  Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.

I pray that as each of you consider your many treasures, you will think about the words in Matthew. 
Are you storing them up, hanging on tightly to what is yours? Or are you freely sharing with others the gifts the Lord has provided?
Where is your heart today?