Luke 6:27-28 (KJV) 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. "Love and Love Well" seems to be a new theme put forth by Mercy Me last night. As I read these verses, I am impressed those we are to "Love Well" are those who are hard to love right now. We are to love them in prayer, word and deed. Sometimes God places people in our path who are hard to love to help us mature spiritually. Don't miss out on this blessing. Also I see that if there is a command as above, then there is an inherent blessing also.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well the latest on Wesley is that he has been home for a couple of weeks and has actually gone to school and made a 100 on a test. But he has had some problems lately and it was determined that he needed to have his gall bladder removed. So he will have it removed this Thursday. He had an episode yesterday and had to go to the ER. He had some swelling that was affecting his eyes. But it went down before the day was done and went home the same day. God has done a miracle in his life. Continue to pray for him as he continues to recover.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The picture you see means something to me and maybe to many of you. I found this picture on the net a few weeks ago and I have used it on occasion with some of my posts. The exact same picture hung at the front of the sanctuary of our old church for all those years as a kid that I went to church (that I remember). I wonder when it was put up. I remember staring at it during the service (what did the preacher say) and thinking and pondering on it. Not really knowing the story behind the scene in the garden. Usually at some point my meditation on the picture would be interupted by a burning twisting sensation on my ear. Momma would be twisting my ear. I don't know why since I was such a little angel. I think it was my brothers fault, and since my ear was at just the right length for mamma to reach without bending her elbow she would latch onto my ear. I usually sat on the end and my 2 brothers and sister sat between us. But back to the picture. Now it means even more to me, because it reminds me of what my Savior was about to endure. Many say that Jesus was agonizing over the decision to go to the Cross or not. I believe that it was for our benefit that the scene in the Garden unfolded the way it did. There was something He said there that I have pondered over and come to a conclusion as to why He would say what He did. He said , basically, Father if there be another way, then let's do it that way. And God's answer was for Jesus to go to the Cross. You see in this way God was saying there is no other way. Jesus also said, He is the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father except through Him. I am glad there is only one way, because now I can know that I have chosen the only way. If there were more than one way, Satan would counterfiet more ways just like he does now, except then we would have to figure out which was fake and which were real. Thank you Jesus for what you did for me.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I was reminded of a story tonight, at the moment Peter denied Jesus for the third time he looked through the crowd and caught a glance of Jesus as He looked at Him. At that moment Peter was broken to repentance. Do you remember as a kid how if you were doing something wrong all your mother or father had to do was to give you "the look" and you would stop what you were doing? I remember a few years ago, I had a dream. I saw a cloud floating overhead, then the cloud changed into a hand and then it snapped its fingers and pointed at me, just like a parent might do to a child to get their attention. It certainly got my attention and reminded me that God was watching and was not pleased with me. How hard is our hearts when we sin? How much does it take for Jesus to bring us back to Him through repentance. I think our heart should be so soft towards God that just the smallest thing including a glance should bring us back to Him. How does Jesus glance at us? Through verses in the Bible, prayer, other christians confronting us about our sins in love and other ways. If you are mindful of the sin and know it is wrong, for the Christian that is Jesus staring at you.
Well it has been a while, but I noticed today that Wesley is going back to school tomorrow. Of course his mom is going with him. She said 3rd grade. She also said that his appointment with a neurosurgeon went well and won't see him again for a couple weeks unless things change. He is still improving dailey. He still has some swelling and still has the flap open. God has done a might miracle in this families life.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I have been so busy lately, I just don't have time to do much of anything. But one thing I get to do is a lot of driving back and forth to jobs. I spend a lot of time with God while I drive and this past week was no different. One day as I was driving I began to "Count my many blessings" as the old hymn goes and I came to my church family. I realized just how important they are to me and my family and how they have been there with me through good times and bad. They are always and encouragement to us. And hopefully we are the same to them. Heartaches and trouble abound but so does the joy. I am always amazed at how when they talk to my 12 year old daughter who thinks she should be 18 sometimes, their advice is always the same as our has been and so reinforces what we have said and that we are not wrong just because we are parents. So I want to say thanks to my church family and we love you. God Bless.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Well Wesley came home Friday, apparently he still has some swelling of the brain so they are not ready to close the flap on his head just yet. He is to start outpatient rehab this Thursday. They are talking about him going back to school and about 6 or 7 weeks. God has done a mighty work in this young boys life and with his family. This whole community has seen what God can do.