Friday, January 15, 2010

Tune my heart Lord

Our church youth choir sings a song called "I love Jesus" to the tune of a very old hymn, which when you hear it is just awesome! (I'm sure Kristi has a video of it somewhere..) well today the Lord put the words of that hymn in my heart and the only thing I could do was sing them out until HE got his message across...
Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing your praise
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming blood

A M E N !

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lesson of the Peace Lily

I love peace lilies. They are a durable hearty plant that will try to live even in adverse conditions. This plant is a very visible picture of our Christian lives.
How? Well, as a member of the lily family this plant adores water. It will take it in and will store it. A Christian saved by Jesus who is the Lily of the Valley should adore and store the water of the Word of God. Eventually though, if it uses up all the water it has stored the leaves start to droop and change to yellow, brown, and black. The flower droops and eventually dies, and it starts looking pitiful. It still tries to keep on going even though it is struggling to survive. If we neglect to refresh ourselves with the water of God's Word we too are visibly dejected, drooping, and of no use to God or anyone else. We can try to keep on going, but we will struggle to survive.
I noticed my peace lily today was starting to look thirsty by those tell-tale signs... I took a glass of water and poured it in, and then for good measure poured in another one! I came home tonight from an amazing church service to find my peace lily standing tall, looking healthy, and the flowers were standing at attention, not a single droop to be seen anywhere.
If we apply God's Word to our lives and even double the dose, there should be a physical near immediate result.
What does your appearance and demeanor say to the world? Have you drank from God's Word so much so that it shows all over??? Or are you Thirsty???

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tried and True

On the right hand side of our blog here you will see our dear Friend Kristi's blog and her frequent postings.
Today I was reading her latest post and the Scripture she used, blessed me.
I want to share it here with ya'll.
Thanks Kristi for your love, prayers,friendship, and most of all your desire to share God's Word.
Lamentations 3:19-23 "Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ready for Heaven in 2010

Dear Family and Friends,
Most of you know that our dear Momma went home to Heaven this past December 16. Although, she was only 57, she had run her race, finished her course, and had a testimony that pleased God. Her legacy is still very much alive, and we are seeing souls saved through her life, and most especially through her death.
Our loving church,family,friends, and untold millions of prayers has helped us during this time. God keeps giving us the grace to make it through each day. I am soo thankful for the 19 years that I was loved by this wonderful woman, and the loving heritage she passed onto Ted and our children as well.

Are you ready for Heaven in 2010? If you were to die this very day, would your testimony please God?

Fellow believers, continue to pray for Shirley's family that were saved at her funeral, and for those who did not make a decision that day.
Keep us in your prayers as we sort through all the endless details that surround such a time as this.

We are doing as well as we can, and in fact, better then expected through this - only because God's grace IS sufficient and we lean on HIM to see us through.

Rebecca and Family