Just a thought

Let's not judge one another, let God do the judging.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Would you say no more?

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Persecution. If you were facing it head on,  Would you give up your fight and denounce your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

If they threw you in a den of lions? Or an arena of beasts? Could you deny your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? 

If they pulled your children from you in attempts to harm them in some way, would you denounce our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

If they threw you in prison, tortured you over and over and over again, could you would you tell Jesus Christ NO more?  The cruel and inhuman pictures thrown in our lives, the torture and the murder of those around the world who are facing persecution for our Lord and Savior. For those who came before us who endured the ravaging of the ancient times. Our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was beaten and shackled and mocked and crucified for our sins.  It breaks my heart, my whole heart.  I think about my life, about my children's lives. I think about what the world may have to offer for us, for our children, for Christians. It breaks my heart. 

"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom on heaven."
Matthew 5:10 KJV

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So, what if you did deny your Lord. What if, to avoid the suffering and the torture or if you just couldn't take the pain any more you denounced your Lord and Savior.  

Could He would He deny you one day when you  die and approach the throne for judgment? Could you would you spend the rest of your live begging forgiveness?  Asking for your penance and repenting from the sin. 

What would you say to your church?  Would you shame the congregation?  The name of Christ? Would they make you leave the church you love.  

Truth being, I can't be sure anyone can really answer these questions.  

Our God is a loving and forgiving God, Jesus Christ loved us so much that He took his sinless life and offered it for us, for SINNERS.  Our God is also a just God.  

I pray for those in persecution. I pray those who persecute find Jesus Christ.  

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Jesus in the Old Testament

I'm curious to dig deeper in the Word and see how many more I can find.  The studies I'm working on with our connections group as well as Church History is helping. 
I've always been curious about those who came before me and those who were martyred for their beliefs, of course I'm getting a dose of a little of each.  Because most of those who came before us were martyred for their beliefs.

Can you imagine denying our Father, for no reason other than to save ones own rear? 
 Yea, me neither.

This week alone the pieces from each (my group and studies) have kind of come together, don't you love when that happens? 

"I saw in the night visions, and, behold. one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him." 
the next verse is even better... 
"And there was given him dominion, and glory, and kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed."

Daniel 7:13-14

Tonight question in my readings on the Church Fathers, is the Old Testament really about Jesus or is it about Gods work among the Jews.

Crazy right, 

I've heard it said and preached that Jesus was the topic of the Old Testament. It's awesome to read it for yourself and go oh... ok, now I get it. 
Ahhhh that moment. 

Thank you Jesus. 

Pray for us, we're leaving for Florida in a few days.  It's only about an 8 hour car ride, straight through. I imagine with 4 kids and a grumpy me it will be more like 10-12 and a vow never to go at it again.  Keep us in your prayers as we travel and you know the Florida weather... never can tell. My oldest boy has learned a good deal about hurricanes and all that, we should be safe. 

Be blessed yall, thanks for reading. God is good, all the time. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Giving it up

With missions weighing heavily on my heart these last weeks or so, I'm reminding myself to pray diligently as to what I can give up to help me reach my goal of helping with the missions I have on my heart. 

Now don't let the photo confuse you, I don't plan on giving up all of those and to be honest there are quite a few on there that I don't even partake in.  It's a good photo though, right? It's not mine, but I liked it.  It fit. 

I know this isn't all educational and even very interesting, I'm sorry for that. It wouldn't be a blog of mine if it didn't contain some of my ramblings from time to time.
 Be blessed yall. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

what a beautiful name it is

I don't have much to add tonight. 

Praising Jesus for another beautiful day in this life.  

I stumbled upon a song that's definitaly laid on my heart.  

"What a beautiful name it is"

He's been so good to me, and every word of this is true. His name is Holy and beautiful and no one can compare to Him. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Oh Lord, lead me

Good afternoon friends

I'm here permanently for some time, only the Lord can lead me as to how long. 

I've recently picked up the incentives to post daily about my life and my daily going ons. I've made the decision to abandon the old MB indefinitely.  
Again, it's where the Lord shall lead me.

I'm praying for strength and the words to keep this going for some time.  I'm back at taking my online courses for Biblical Studies, last night was my first night singing in our church choir. No one threw tomatoes at me either.  Today my goal was to work on this as well as my daily writings that I've fallen behind on, but my computer is so slow right now due to irregular use I assume. I pray it gets better, there isn't anything more frustrating than trying to access multiple sites as well as compose papers and projects on a machine that simply isn't up for the challenge.
I'm still the head of the nursery at church, currently we still have quite a few small children to take care of . The twins are two now!  Eastley is 5.  He's doing wonderfully in our children's programs as well, the children's ministry is really wonderful right now.  The new couple is really doing great things with it.  
My next steps are to get into the missions team at church.  Missions has been on my heart for some time now and while I know deep down that I probably can't go to Africa, I secretly wish the Lord would send me and that my family would go with me too.  They look at me like I have 6 heads when I jokingly (seriously secretly) mention it to them.  
Seriously, how do you want and desire something like that and feel it within your heart that you want to do something like that and your family not be on board.  The struggle is real.  The missionary at church said something last night that really stuck with me. He said to start where you are NOW!  Do something where you are.  I really liked that and I really want to do something NOW. I'm going to start with the missions team at my own church.  I'm not telling you this for any reason other than to just talk right now.  I'm going on and on and I should stop and save some thoughts for another day, but they're flowing right now so I'm rolling with it.
Thanks for hanging in this far... 
We really are blessed, where we are at.  I'm hoping and praying to become the person I'm meant to be. I want a calling, I want to find my calling. I want to be all that I can be, for Jesus Christ. 
So, it's with this I will leave you for today.  Again, prayers for you all and please pray for me as well.  Thank you  and God bless. 

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through 
the redemption that is in Jesus Christ:"
Romans 3:23-24

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thoughts and Renewed thinking

On a personal note: 
It's been so long since I've posted here, been so long since I've opened it up. 

This is one that's been bothering me lately, I feel I can share. 

One of the bad sides of being a regular church goer is when you start to feel like no one really notices you are there anymore, even more it seems like no one really notices when you aren't there anymore.
Perhaps this is my reminder that I too should be better at noticing when people aren't there and checking in with them to see that they are well or not in need of something or another.  

Perhaps this means I should be doing more, like I just said. 

I don't know. 
It just aches my heart a little. 
I know it's the devil, but he has a way of getting to you sometimes. 

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me" 
Psalm 51:10

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Feeling discouraged

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."

Psalms 31:24