Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Old Fashion Or Biblical...

 




Why do we need to be keepers of the Home...

No child will ever tell you how wonderful it was to come home,
after school or from a function and find the home empty!

A Home will only feel alive and special when someone is home...
We think staying at home was for another generation,
The word was not written with a certain time frame in mind.
The only time frame we are yet waiting for is the prophecy still to come.

So many women have left the home that when you drive
Through a neighborhood they seem desolate.

I still can remember when there was a time that Mothers
took their callings to heart.

Even as a Grandmother, I know being home brings great
Comfort to my grandchildren and a few women who are homemakers.

If I am old fashion, then so be it!!

I still think many women want more things and stuff!
And many women say their Husbands want them to work!
Many women love having their children in school
 so they can enjoy some free time for themselves.
Having a large home is more important, than all being in a smaller
home with a Mother Home to really train her children.

I believe it might take faith for a family to say we are going to
believe and trust God's word about keeping our homes.

When I have been gone all day for whatever reason, I come home
to a home with no dinner. And no laundry done.
The home seems empty and seems to ask;
Where have you been all day?

Do we have children asking;
Where have you been all day?
Do we have a generation raising themselves?
Only we can answer that!
Maybe we have gone too far away from this example?
If only a few come HOME will it make a difference?
Is there a movement calling Mothers HOME?
Children just seem so sad and unsettled...
Or maybe it is the Mothers and Fathers who are
really sad and unsettled?
It all comes from the top...
Is Christ changing hearts to come HOME?
Our Fathers wanting the Mother of their children HOME?
HOME SWEET HOME
COME HOME...


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Lord Shall Lift Up A Standard...

 
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At times life can be smooth and clear sailing...
You can feel the sunshine on your face and you can see clearly.

But I have learned even when the sea starts to churn and pulse;
We as Christians have a place we can feel His peace.

As the world turns and we can feel the shaking;
God is not shaken...
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
God raises the standard!

We must not look at the waves and whitecaps;
As the water will always cover the shoreline in its continual
lapping against the sand. We can KNOW that when the enemy
comes in like a flood, the spirit of the LORD shall lift up a 
STANDARD against him...


Read this scripture
Isiaha 59:19
 When you see the enemy attacking you or your loved ones!

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.


Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Isaiah 59:19

"OUR DEFENSE"
I. THE ENEMY. "WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD."
A. "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the..."
1. Sometime before creation of man, He created angels of various ranks and orders.
2. One of the angels of the highest order rebelled against Him.
a. This angel was described as, "perfect in beauty..."
b. He drew a third part of the angels with him.
3. Originally, only one government in the universe. Light of life.
4. Now a second government.
a. Opposed to the first.
b. Government of death and darkness.
B. The purpose of the enemy.
1. To draw you away from God.
2. "The enemy has come to rob, steal and destroy."
C. The method of the enemy.
1. To appeal to the baser nature of man, to make him a slave to his own fleshly lusts.
a. The effect is always destructive.
b. More obvious forms alcoholism, drug addiction.
c. More subtle form is sex.
2. Thus, to follow the enemy is to follow the path to destruction.
3. To pervert the good, natural, God given drives by seeking unnatural fulfillment.
II. "WHEN THE ENEMY COMES IN LIKE A FLOOD."
A. There are times when we seem to be singled out for special attacks.
1. The pressure is like a flood.
2. We are almost overwhelmed.
3. We recognize that those forces against us are more powerful than we.
a. I don't have the strength to resist the flood.
b. Am I doomed?
III. THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM.
A. Though the forces that are against us are strong, that power that God has given to us is stronger.
1. "Greater is He that is in you than he that..."
2. "You shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit."
B. The standard that the Spirit lifts is the Word of God.
1. When the enemy came as a flood against Jesus.
a. He seems to know when to attack.
1. Jesus had been fasting 40 days and was hungry.
2. Use God's power to feed your own flesh.
b. Jesus used the Word, "It is written..."
2. "Thy Word have I hidden in my heart..."
a. The Word of God in my heart is one of my best defenses against the enemy.
IV. WHAT TO DO WHEN ENEMY COMES IN LIKE A FLOOD.
A. "Resist the devil..." James.
1. Peter tells us the devil is going about like a roaring lion...whom resist steadfastly.
2. In Hebrews you have not resisted unto blood.
B. Call upon the Lord.
C. Get into the Word.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Are You A Late Bloomer...

 
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Totally Out Of Sync

I find it rather strange when a plant referred to as a Christmas cactus
blooms in July. Maybe it thinks it is actually a rose...
Roses bloom in June and July!

I had to take a picture of it and share it with you ladies.

Here we are working in our flowerbeds outside and to find this blossom.
Really surprised me, because it never did bloom this last December.
I realize over the many years it has bloomed maybe as late as February.

What are some things we can do to help us when we as
Women feel out of sync?
 As I told you this last month was
A rough one for me. But I have seen a pattern over the years,
And it looks like we have a growth in the Lord,
 then we get challenged and we feel like it is
  a bit of a setback.
Well, I now lean to this thought concerning this cycle.
I believe we are being tested to shore up our growth.
God, wants us to grow by and through the Holy Spirit.
NOT, by our own sheer will power!

A flower is still a flower, no matter if they bloom late or early!
Grace and honor to allow the working of the Word in each of
Our Lives...

As I have aged I notice a stronger drive to create and take pleasure.
Why is everyone and everything in such a hurry?

I pray each of you will allow yourself the space and time;
To bloom and to be beautiful and complete
In Him...


Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Lighthouse The Only Safe Harbor...


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The Light House

The Light House does not move...
It is steady even in a storm of epic portion;
It can withstand wind and rain and icebergs.

I heard the Lord say a few years back;
"There's a Storm In The Heavens"

If I were to look for a place to ride out a storm,
I think I would choose a Lighthouse!

When I was a child, I went past this Lighthouse so often!
I saw it in all its glory; The sun rising around it or the sun setting beside it!
Reflecting the Light of the greater light, The sun that marks each day!

I am at perfect peace because I have laid my foundation on solid ground!

Notice the narrow path to the Lighthouse?
When you are walking out to this Lighthouse;
You must keep your eyes open and do not lean over the edges.

I know this Lighthouse personally!
This Lighthouse has even looked like a cross when the shadows.
Would lie across at just the right angle.

As a child, I played on the sands of this lovely Lighthouse. My memories
Are filled with so many days and evenings of this site!
My eyes have seen the glory of so many beautiful things in this world.
And they can always point us to a truth in God's word!

I am not a religious zealot, but rather a daughter of the King!
I have been given the gift of sight to see how God is in all of these
sweet memories to be used as I matured and grew in wisdom.

There is a safe Harbor in the storm;
Always look for the Lighthouse!

Jesus Christ Of Nazareth...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Overused And Under Rated...


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Swimming Pigs...

I have always heard the saying I will believe that...
 When pigs fly...

Well, how about when pigs swim??

I kid you not; this little piggy swims.

Faith is a word that is much like love;
Overused and under rated!
I must use my faith to even get out of bed some mornings!
I love so many different things,
But are there different levels we love at?
Of course!
I love my morning tea or coffee, but I don't plan on marrying them.
I use my faith in giving each new morning to the Lord!

Learning to love at walking in faith...
Faith is a true and vital living power!
Faith moves us into something
Faith moves us out of something!
Faith will step us up!
Faith will hold us steady...

Like this little piggy;
I must learn a new stroke of faith!
I am not much for change;
But I have learned a vital truth lately,

I want to switch from being a passive sitter to an
active participant in our adventure beyond the familiar.
Breaking out of an old, tired routine is one of the secrets
of staying young.

"So Don't just sit there!"

Swim Little Piggies Swim...
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