She said, “You’re Not the Preacher! ” Then she slammed the phone down.

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I stood in horror. I substituted for my sick, husband, Wednesday, night. He could not come to have the service. He asked me to speak.

As soon as the lady said this, I was horrified.. “I am not a preacher. I am a teacher. If anyone has thoughts that I am trying to be a preacher, that is not my calling. I have been called to teach,” I told Ed.”

For the slamming the phone down, I think that was to exasperate, frustrate, and make me angry. I don’t think the Holy Spirit slams a phone down, but the Holy Spirit speaks to any Christians, and convicts sinners. I guess we need to take a second look at 1 Cor. 1:9. There is so much flack, that I am beginning to think that I said it, by faith, and God is handling the consequences. Ed asked me to speak.

Because I am a woman, does that mean that the teaching gift has gone, and I must be mistaken. Teaching is for school, so don’t speak anymore?

You can’t put that one on me. I was born shy, and God has delivered me from the hand of the enemy. If he speaks through me, then it is up to me to deal with the enemy.

The Word says,” No weapon formed against me will prosper. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world.”

The devil spoke through someone to me, angrily. I forgive her. I put those words out of my mind, and I forgive, and forget. I don’t plan to answer the phone, so don’t call.

How is Life at Sick Bay?

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We watched movies we found, and sat with popcorn, or yogurt watching what we could watch. I have a big chair and stool. I sat there through the movies. Ed laid on the couch most of the time, and Isaac was sick. He stayed in bed, and went to sleep. This was unlike him. He had a low fever. Both are better today. God knows if Isaac will come to church tomorrow. He should, but he may not have his class. They will have to go to church.

I Have a Few Minutes…

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I have been taking a medication that is for high blood pressure. I make sure I refill it . It is the water pill that goes with the blood pressure pill. Soon I will leave with Ed, to get my medication. I asked him to drive. I may be silly, but I don’t want to drive today. I ride, he drives. He has been down with a cold, but it has lifted. We are out for a few, minutes, and then back to the house.

Fasting, And Trying To Walk In The Power of God, Without Clanging.

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I love sweets. When I fast, I know to go off sweets, because they are what God sees as what I like the most. So I do, and I have fasted them. It takes a while to get the sweet tooth to submit to God. It has, and I am flying.Easter is when we go off our fasts at the church, and most people will be eating, and enjoying their day. I will too. I eat sweets on holidays only, if I am not fasting.

I am quiet when I am fasting, but there are some things I know about fasting. I am learning to be self-disciplined. I have a long way to go. When the Holy Spirit nudges, I do without. That is my secret. I am called to pray, to fellowship with my Heavenly Father, and to bring people to Him.

There are foods that turn to sugar. I have gone off them. My sin is getting frustrated. I go for the sweets for comfort. People can be frustrating, but I am learning to speak, pray, or keep my mouth shut. That is hard to do. I talk now. God gave me a mouth, and He has filled it with His word. I study more. I stay full of the Word, because walking in the power of the Holy Spirit is what I want in my life. I am growing in Christ. I am trying to let the peace of Christ dwell in me richly. I haven’t always been peaceful. God comes to anoint with His peace, love, joy, and gifts. Without the fruit we may clang.

I Like Hotdogs, and Chili

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I shouldn’t like hotdogs, because I am a heart patient. I haven’t had one since the last time I fixed them for an activity at the church. It must have been months ago. I told Ed I wanted a hotdog supper, but he is a heart patient, and he said, “We have no business eating a hotdog. ”

I mentioned to Isaac that I wanted to have hotdogs, and he said, “Hotdogs are not good for you, Mom.”

Isaac wants us to live long, healthy lives. I want to live long, and enjoy some off the beaten path hotdogs. I will wait until Ed doesn’t come to church because he is sick, and until Isaac stays home for that reason. Then I will find a hotdog, and order it with chili, and onions. I will brush my teeth, and eat mints, but I love a good hotdog, with chili, thick sauce, and pickles. I love mustard, potato chips, and the works on my hotdog. I could throw the hotdog away, because I have so much on them, that the other is more healthy. I believe in smothering the hotdog, because they have a taste all their own. They need mustard, ketchup, pickles, and the works.

Oh,well. I am older, and I will give them up.

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I lost the picture I drew. It was a figure that I drew, who had the anointing to teach. It has disappeared. This has happened before. Possibly it is somewhere on the internet, but right now I don’t have time to find it for four hours. I hope you have a wonderful, day, and that if you are a teacher, than you will stay in His presence all day, or however long it takes to get the lesson that God has for you to speak to others.

I believe 2 Timothy 2:15 is for today. It says to study so you will be approved by God, a work person who knows, and divides the truth, the scriptures, correctly. I have paraphrased it.

I GOT UP EARLY TO FIND THE FIVE VERSES FOR TODAY….

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Angel in Flight For Comfort by Ruby J Craft

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who love God. I believe God assigns angels to help us when we are praying, and to send relief. Psalm 72:18, and 19 says that God of Isreal works wonders. His name is glorious. The Psalmist prays that the Earth will always be full of His Glory.

Are you aware of the Glory of God. It is shown in the heavens, and in the way a tiny, flower is intricately made. I don’t know about you, but I worship God in the name of Jesus, because He is God. He is my Heavenly Father. He loves me. He loves His children, and frankly God loved the world so much that Jesus came to die for us. God gave His Son that we can have Eternal Life.

In Ezekiel it talks about bones, in chapter 37. Dry bones, and plenty of them. They were bleached by the sun, and so dry. Yet, God calls him to prophesy over those dry, bones. There was a song written about this, but this is a serious chapter. The body of Christ is like those dry, bones, and when the Holy Spirit comes into the Body of Christ, and starts moving, then we stand together like an Army. We don’t stand alone. We have angels around us, and the Holy Spirit within us.

One is powerful, but two in AGREEMENT put 10,000 to flight. Arguing, and contention, strife, belittling, and thinking one is more powerful than another is not God’s way. We all have the same platform……….on our knees before Almighty God. Spiritual Pride, arrogance, and contention, strife, witch craft, manipulation, and other things keep the Body of Christ from uniting in humility, and seeking the LORD.

We are oppressed, because we refuse to forgive, and we walk in contention, and pride,rather than being full of the Holy Spirit. Self has to be dethroned, and then ask God the Holy Spirit to fill you from head to toe, inside, and out. If you are full of the HOLY SPIRIT, you will wear the shoes of the Gospel of Peace. You will have the Helmet of Salvation on your head, and you will be in the Word, walking in the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT. You will have the Belt of Truth on, and the Breastplate of Christ’s Righteousness. Your shoes will be the Gospel of Peace shoes, and this is why He equips us. He wants us to talk about Christ, and what He did for us on the Cross. There is no place for pride, arrogance, hardness of heart….etc.

I DON’T GO TO HUGE MEETINGS ANYMORE. I read, study, and go to my church. I may not say a word about God to the audience, or to anyone, but I study, because I have been called to teach. Teachers have to study, in order to have something to teach. God the Holy Spirit is my teacher, but I listen, and write verbatim what my husband says when he preaches. I do this because I can read it back later.

Study means to take your Bible, and read like you are going to have a test on what you have read. I usually pray”Father, teach me from the Word today. Show me what you want me to see, and know.”

I didn’t expect to turn to Ezekiel 37 today. Wow! Dry bones everywhere, and the prophet spoke, and they began to have flesh on them, and they became living………an army. God showed him this to increase his faith, prayer life, and to speak over those old, dry, bones.

Do you see the comparison?? God puts you in a place of rest so you will OPEN the WORD and read, study, read, and read, and read………….to become refreshed. To have the HOLY Spirit in YOU. Yes, You can be filled with the HOlY Spirit of God. You read the Word, pray, study, read more, and fast one thing, or drink water only for a day. You will see that your body has been in control. You will see that God wants you to do two things. He wants you to have fellowship with HIM first. 1 Corinthians 1:9 AGAIN! Then he may want you to make things right with those around you so you can fellowship with one more person. Contention and strife has no place in the church, but it is there. It is ugly, deceiving, mean, and it will speak as long as you have your self in control. Everyone needs to Yield to the HOLY SPIRIT in order to walk in the SPIRIT of GOD Almighty.

Some people have been hurt by those in the church. They threw Jesus out of the synagogue. He was headed for the cliff because of them. He escaped. What do you think they will do with you. Protection comes as you walk with God, and you have the Holy Spirit in you. Christ died for you. He came to EARTH to die. That was on His mind all the time. He had joy from the Holy Spirit, and I would love to have been around when He was walking on Earth. I would love to have seen Jesus with so much joy.

You can be full of the Joy of the Lord, and Self can be off the throne, and bound. God the Holy Spirit’s fruit are available for the submission, and the asking. “I submit to YOU, Father, in Jesus name. Raise up those dry bones. Put flesh on them, Father, and let the ARMY of Believers come about. God’s ARMY.

My Writing Background ,And One Huge Goal. SOME WORK WITH EZEKIEL 37:

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I have written in diaries all my life. That is my background for the most part. I took English in college, every year. I had to take it in order to become a teacher. My plate was full with Science classes, and Zoology included. I studied, because I knew my destiny was to teach. My major was Elementary Education, because God called me to TEACH, and I taught the Word in the summers, and studied in the Winter until I received my degree. I think I am the least likely to teach in my family. God called me, so I pursued the field.

I believe He gives gifts, and they don’t go away when you retire. They are still there. The gifts, and callings of God are not revocable. They are to be used all your life. With the gift of teaching, is the gift of study, because I can’t teach if there is no background in the studying. I can, but I study like 2 Timothy 2:15 says to do.

I have little writing background except for what I did in college. I have written three, books on line, and I am working on another novel which I will publish by November 2015, I hope. I write novels, because I see the lack of good, literature for those who want to pick up a book without a slew of swear words. I expect to publish. The new novel flows, as the others did. I used to start in November, and write on through the month. Then I would stop with all the others who were writing that month. This time I have continued, because I didn’t get very far with the novel. I can’t finish a novel in a month, nor can I finish a rough draft. I share my time with the church, my family, and I have to wait to get on the computer. These give me time to think, and plan. I have a small, pink, Android that someone has given me. I like it, and I have typed on it.

My latest novel is on Rubiedonovels. It is not finished, and it is in rough, draft, form. I type like the wind, and soon it will be ready to proof read. I guess I am up to 44,000 words. I am for real. I plan to publish. Why write a novel? Because I feel impressed to do this. Only I didn’t stop when the other authors were writing their rough drafts. I have continued, because I was taught, “Finish what you have started.”

My confidence is in the Lord. He made me, called me to teach, and I have. Today I turned to Psalm 39:7 Which is saying how the author felt about God. He says, “My Hope is in YOU.” I would add an exclamation. “MY HOPE, FATHER, IS IN YOU, IN JESUS NAME!”

I HAVE PRAYED ABOUT WRITING, AND I FEEL IT IS A CALLING THAT I HAVE RECEIVED. I AM TO WRITE, AND IN MY NOVELS, THERE ARE SOME TIMES OF TEACHING.

PSALM 39:1 “TALKS ABOUT GUARDING YOUR WAYS SO YOUR TONGUE WILL NOT SIN IN WHAT IT SAYS.” I BELIEVE A PERSON KNOWS WHEN THEY HAVE DISCOURAGED OTHERS. I BELIEVE CHRISTIANS ARE THE POOREST, COMMUNICATORS. WHEN THEY SHOULD SPEAK, THEY DON’T. WHEN THEY SHOULDN’T SPEAK, THEY SPEAK. I SEE SOME GUARDING, BUT NOT ENOUGH.

Hebrews 4:16- Let us draw near with confidence to His throne.........

Hebrews 4:16- Let us draw near with confidence to His throne………

YOU EITHER HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU, OR YOU ARE FULL OF SELF, AND YOU THINK GOD IS AUTOMATICALLY THERE. I BELIEVE WE NEED TO ALL REPENT FOR WHAT WE HAVE SAID THAT HAS OFFENDED THE BODY OF CHRIST. WHAT YOU SOW WILL COME BACK TO YOU, AND EAT YOUR LUNCH FOR YOU. YOU NEED TO BE FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, AND EZEKIEL 37 TALKS ABOUT THIS.

HE KNEW THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS ON HIM. ARE YOU AWARE OF HIS HAND ON YOU? IF NOT, CONFESS YOUR SINS, AND SEEK GOD’S FACE IN JESUS NAME. HE WILL FORGIVE YOU, AND COME LIVE INSIDE YOU, BECAUSE JESUS DIED FOR YOU. THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES IN WHEN YOU RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR LORD, FROM HEAD TO TOE, INSIDE AND OUT, AND ALL AROUND. I KNOW. I HAVE LIVED BOTH WAYS, AND I WOULD RATHER HAVE CHRIST JESUS, THAN TO HAVE WEALTH, RICHES, HONOR, AND NOT KNOW THE POWER OF GOD.

I made Supper………Breaded Pork Chops, Green Beans, Potato Souffle, Baked Sweet Potatoes for Tomorrow’s Lunch.

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Isaac has come down with a fever. It is 100.3 so we will keep a watch on it. He did eat supper with us, with caution. Ed and I went to get some more movies. Since Isaac has a fever, and Ed had a fever the other day, I am being cautious. I have cleaned, and cleaned. Now I am going to watch movies with my family. I have worked hard to keep, and chase the fever away, and it came on Isaac. I hope I don’t have it. My fever is normal.

Every year I adjust to a different thermometer. We are using last year’s version. It was around the year before, also. Thermometers are plentiful.. .We just lose them.

Did you see what we had for supper? The potato soufflĂ© was nice. I had two helpings. I put House Dressing on the Pork Chops, and I did beat them with the cooking mallet. It was not as much fun as Isaac lets on that it is. I did not add any mustard to the chops. I figured the baking would make them tender. I couldn’t eat all of mine. I loved the baked, apples, and the green, beans. We did have new, just baked, sweet potatoes. I had only the potato casserole.