Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Questions We need to ask our husbands Part 2

Yes I know this should of iimmediately followed the first one, but.......the very next day came and I was sitting in Bible Study and i receive a text message from my husband, whom has been working out of town for the last few weeks. He tells me he has been thinking more about the question I asked him and that there is one thing he would like to change about me. Oh dear I thought , what did I do that his mind would be changed in the course of one single day!!!As you may recall, he did not wish to change a thing about me. That I was who God created me to be.. Well almost! See I have two sons, but George is not their biological father, but he is defiantly their dad, and so wishes to have another one (clears throat) a girl to be exact! He does not have any children of his own and so wishes to experience that with me.
Here's the catch. I had decided 11 years ago to be exact to have a tubal ligation. At that time and even at times today, I did not want to bring another child into this sinful world. As I look around me , I see what we as humans have created. God gave me a spirit of discernment and to really see what this world is scares me.
So with my soul bared, I must say this is a daunting decision for me. I have prayed about it for the last 2 years but never seemed to be able to totally let go of it and let God help us with this decision. And I do mean every part of it. Financially, physically, mentally, everything. So with the help of a wonderful friend through prayer I am beginning to do just that...letting go, and trusting God with all our hopes and dreams.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Be Still

So here I am and it's Friday....yay!!! Made it another week in the grind of our daily working lives. As I was just about to add a friend to my blog (with pointer ready to click) the electricity goes out......I thought for sure I clicked on something I shouldnt have and caused half of Scottsdale to lose power! But I am fortunante that I do not have that kind of control!
I think it would happen more often then not if I did. Its amazing how quiet everything gets when we lose power. Not a whir from the computers, no phone calls coming in, not even a car drove by it seemed. I can say that it was the most quiet I have experienced in my waking life in quit some time. How easily we forget what its like to just be still.
This brings me back to :Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
As I sat here and thought about this, I realize how often we get wrapped up in our own lives and pay no attention to what God is doing around us and for us. God gives us these little oppurtunities to just stop and be still and reflect on Who God is for us personally and what He is doing presently....
So the next time the power goes out remember to....Be still, and know that He is God.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Questions We need to ask our husbands

As part of a class project and homework for my Women's Bible Study, we were to ask our husbands a question. As normal, I hesitated to ask this question. I did not want to react in a negative way or take it to personally but it was very personal about my very own character. We were to ask our husbands, "If there is one thing you think I need to change about myself, what would it be?" As intimidating as this may seem, I finally asked George this question. As he was thinking about this, all sorts of things popped into my own mind of what I think I need to change about myself and I greatly anticipated what he would say. When he finally answered, I was astonished to hear ( Nothing). I looked at him and said are you sure, there has got to be something you would want me to change? He said nope, nothing. I love you for the way you are, you are you and I would not have it any other way.!!!! Talk about up lifting!!! As a friend of mine puts it, God has blessed my socks off!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Our Inheritance

Eph. 1

A girl whom I mentor had asked me,” What is faith?” As I began to explain to her what faith was I realized something crucial was missing in our conversation. I realized that she had not accepted Jesus as her savior. I stopped dead in my tracks and asked her, “Have you prayed and asked God to forgive you and accept Jesus into your heart?” She said “No” . I then asked her if she would like to? She had a resounding, YES!!!! So we prayed that ever joyful and very heartfelt prayer together, and with tears in my eyes I realized God was teaching me a thing or two about faith. I was then able to teach her the exact faith I have in God.
The Holy Spirit was there in my heart prompting me to say what was placed in my heart for that exact moment. I was blessed beyond anything I could imagine as I had put my faith and trust in God many years ago about this girls salvation. God allowed me to be a part in it and to see Him glorified was nothing but exceptional.
I believe that is part of our inheritance. Our faith and seeing Him be glorified goes beyond anything we will ever experience on our own..

Eph 1: 1-12 says this:Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

God's Work

Hi everybody, I’m fairly new to this whole blogging thing and I hope I never offend anyone, but I’m very honest and to the point about my personal relationship with Christ Jesus.As I have learned though my journey that no matter what happens here, I forever will look towards eternity, I constantly remind myself that this is not our home, but heaven is, and to never be conformed to it but be transformed by the renewing of our minds.(And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2)I feel, due to the fallen state our world is in, we are sinners but God has a greater call on each of our lives, so my brothers and sisters, do not be discouraged but be encouraged to run the race with endurance. Sometimes God allows difficult circumstances to do a mighty transformational work in our lives. He will protect us and see us through, even in the darkest moments in our lives, when we feel He is not near us. Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)
He is constantly working on our behalf no matter what. Have faith and step out of the boat and share the good news, we no longer need to fear!!!