Thursday, April 30, 2009

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. ~Henry David Thoreau

Our pastor really gave me a challenge Sunday something i really needed. We need to ask God to show us what He wants us to do in this life time and give it our all. I mean...really our all. Not just a little but to God's best ability. Which we know is remarkable.

Two Sundays ago the pastor (David Vaughan) talked about how Christians get us to giving God as little as they can. Not giving to him what he deserves..our best! Why do we do that? It seems we save our best for our friends or our family. We love them the best, serve them the best, make time for them first but God because He will forgive us or we can not see him we give Him the least when in fact He above all deserves far more than we can ever give.

I've become very lazy. I was sick in November, December and January and since then i just have not gotten back int he swing of things. My Bible study is null and void, house work is absent and spending time working with my daughter has been horrible. But these sermons have challenged me and hit me where i needed them heart!

This week I made a list every day. Bible reading first for me and then with my daughter. Then all the things that needed to get done around the house. Tv was not to be turned on no the computer till our lives were completed and we had free time. I told God yesterday that I was so thankful for the peace that had entered our lives from it. The calmness that i felt for the first time in forever.

I met with a lady from EverCare today. She is from the organization that helped to comfort my family when my father died 2 years ago. My brother and i are going to volunteer with them. I felt just joy thinking about being able to give back and help someone in need.

I'm listening God..Is this what you want from me..Speak to me and let me hear.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Matthew 6:25...25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isnot life more important than food, and the body more important thanclothes?....

26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

I must admit i AM a worrier of huge proportions! But when those times come (far too often) i find myself quoting these verses to myself over and over again.

We are in horrible times right now as a country. But i must tell you it is in the worst times that i have seen God work his greatest miracles. I think he uses these times to draw us to him and some of us back to Him. But i know some of you are wondering "where is God"! Well He never left. He is right here. He knows our futures, our tomorrows and our todays. We just need to trust Him. I know He has NEVER let me done and God is the same today as He was yesterday.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Its Friday But Sunday's Comin'

Sunday's Comin', originally uploaded by Katherine Gruender.

Praise God that Sunday came..that our Lord rose! That we can live because he rose!
My King!
My King!
My Saviour!
Thank you Jesus...
I am so unworthy of such great love, such forgiveness but he gives it daily! He loves me and he loves you!

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Thank you Jesus for taking my sins on that cross and dying for me!
You conquered the grave..Hallelujah!
Our risen King!
Thank you Jesus!

Sunday's Coming>