What’s For Supper?

I’m fixing lasagna, and were having Texas toast with it. Salad, and Texas toast are  coming by way of Doris. This will make a real, meal. The problem is not knowing how much to fix. Last time we met, I didn’t know how much to fix, but I expected the usual crowd. We were not as many, and we ate left overs for a few days. I would like to know if you aren’t coming. If you are, that is wonderful. We go through things, and sickness is there at times. All of us together is a happy bunch eating lasagna Smile.

One reason I fix this meal is because I know how to make it, and turn it out right. It takes time, but this freezes, and you can serve it by individual servings once it is made. Mine gets frozen, but eaten within a week. I believe after it is made, and we have had it again, it is better! I don’t know what dessert is. We don’t need it.

I Collect Verses.

It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord. I believe a thankful heart comes after you have gone through the storm. I’m still here, and feel much better than I did last week.

Romans 15:30-33 is good. The last verse says, “Pray for me,that I may find refreshment, and rest in your company. God’s peace be with you.” Refreshing from the Holy Spirit within means you speak words of comfort, and peace to the person. His peace and the Word comfort, and refresh when we dig for those verses like we are finding pure gold!

We had Storms all Night in Tennessee, and North Georgia.

We have yet to see the damage those storms would have done last night. Usually I trust the Lord, and go on to sleep. There is nothing I can do, but I do pray for protection. Storms come and go, and many have cleaned up after storms this year, and last year. We name the storms at times. I remember Katrina. It was powerful. Our home is not damaged, and I suppose our church is still standing, being that it is made of rock.

We know Who makes the storms, and we know He provides protection for His children. In one storm recently, one home was left  standing. This is tremendous, and heartache is there as everyone picks up the pieces of his life, and moves on. I believe I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. He is mighty to save. When we call on the name of the Lord, He saves us from ourselves, and from people, places, and things.

I Prayed with my Brother-in-law, and Sister.

They say to pray for those who are sick. I do, and so does Ed. When two agree, it puts 10,000 to flight. When three agree that is 2 for 10,000, and 3 is a cord not easily broken. We prayed in agreement for Ken’s sugar problem. It was too, high today. We asked God to bring it down so he is more comfortable. We prayed in agreement for Jane. By this time Ed was agreeing also. That means 2 +2, which means 2 each putting 10,000 to flight.

I explained that this is either angels coming in to help, or taking off demons. I believe God answers our prayers. He hears when we cry. In fact He answers before we call, and while we are praying he listens. God is awesome. We are praying for their healing .

I called back. Jane is much easier to hear, and Ken sounds good, also. They are precious people. They help people, like the woman in Acts did. She got ill, and died, but the Lord raised her up. Her people who she cared for were so thankful. They showed the apostles the things the lady had made. Well, I reminded the Lord of the good things that Jane and Ken do for the neighbors, and people in their community.

As I got off the phone with them, I knew they were alright for the night. Why wouldn’t they be with over 10,000 angels on the property. God changes the atmosphere of the room where we are. I have talked about His Presence frequently, today. He is awesome!

Arguments. 1 Thessalonians 3:8

At times your mind will argue with you. Other times it will be someone who brings you to an argument. I believe we walk in this world with the Light of the Lord by faith. Rebuke the arguments, and if you have to, then rebuke the darkness out loud.

God’s word says, “The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”

So what strongholds are keeping us from talking to God, and getting on down the road with Him? Usually self, Satan, or sin will keep you from doing what God wants you to do. Our arguments will keep you from walking in the Presence of God. Our mind argues, our spirit wants to worship Christ. Our mind argues that we have sung that song so much we are tired of it.

Stop to sing it one more time, and mean it when you sing that song that is tiring. Bind Satan, Self, and sin, and loose the Holy Spirit of God in you, and in your home. Give your home to God, and ask Him to come talk to you about your arguments that have kept you from coming to Him. He is the problem solver. We submit to Him from head to toe, and it is not a feeling, as much as it  is total surrender. You surrender, and you will know He has heard you.

Did you look up 1 Thessalonians 3:8? “We really live, if we stand firm in the Lord.”

 

 

Today is not Just Another Day.

Today is not just another day. I have been up an hour later than usual, because I slept a little longer, and lay praying. Then I got up, and fully dressed. Ed was already up. He was at the table eating oatmeal, and watching the news. It is important to watch the news, and keep up with what is happening in the world today.

I ate my oatmeal, and took my pills. Last night I took the last of the pills I have been taking for the rash I had from the red dye they put in my veins to make a scan. That was scary, but what is more scary I want to talk about.

We live in the South, if you live near me. Others of you live all over the world. It is a good time of the year to be alive. We have just entered Spring. Flowers are blooming, and Spring will be in full flow when Easter comes. I look forward to the rest of this year.

Today is not just another day. It is another day to live, and to enjoy life. It is another day to be with Ed, and Isaac. Before I am with them much, I slip to the computer to write, or I slip away with my Bible so I can refresh with the Lord. I have been reading my Bible daily, and I am about to finish the New Testament. I lack some in Acts, and 1 Corinthians. Then I will complete it again. It takes discipline, and steadfastness to read daily. At times I get busy, and my time is not as long, or I miss it until a little later. I didn’t get up early, so I missed the early morning time today. This is not a must, but a joy to read.

I use the sheet entitled, “A Daily Guide to God’s Word” by Teen challenge, as a mark off sheet as I read. I believe in studying the Word of God, like you would for a test. I ask the Holy Spirit to help me as I read.

When you plant the Word of God daily in your heart, and take your time, it produces fruit and results. I believe not hurrying is a must. I believe trying to make time is what you work out with God.

I used to say, “I get tired, but Father, will you wake me up?” He has since I prayed this, and I have no, problem waking.

It is getting up that may be the problem. I wash my face quickly, put on my robe, and bedroom shoes, and head for the den. There I usually study. May I encourage you to study the Word. The Holy Spirit will reveal the truth to you, if you ask, and God will draw close because He wants to talk with you about you, and those who are in your life. This is the discipline of the Lord, but it is worth it. Smile.

 

A Reminder of God’s Love.

I am from the South. My dad was a preacher, and an, Evangelist. He had evangelism gifts, and interests. He would hold revival meetings where he was called to go, and one time he came to Ed’s church to hold meetings. We had three, small churches at the time, and Ed preached to all three on Sunday mornings. Dad went to the bigger church, and the other congregations came also. It was a revival for the three churches.

There was a response, and people came to Christ. One lady took me aside as asked, “Explain it to me. I want to come to Christ, but tell me how.” I told her.

My mother, and Dad worked together in the ministry. Mom was supportive, and she prayed for Dad, and his ministry. She helped in every way she could, and it wasn’t easy raising us kids, and helping Dad also. They would read the Bible with us before we started our day. This was every day including Christmas, and Easter!

Dad knew how to draw, and he began a little program on television, and because he drew simple pictures to illustrate his Bible lesson, he reached more people while he was on television. He loved people, spent time with the Lord, and he grew his ministry. I can still see his easel set up, and his chalk ready to go for the children, and adults that he taught at another church in Macon. He had the children’s group, and they loved his illustrations, and lessons.

I believe we need to have a heart for the Lord. He gives us things to use in our expression of our faith. Some have gifts of faith, and healing. Other have prayer ministry. Some have evangelism gifts. All of us are not gifted alike, but one thing is in common. The love for God, and for people is there when you are flowing with God.

His love is speaking the truth. His word is the truth, and He is light. When God’s light shines through you it is because you have put away the dark side of life. What is hidden is exposed by the light. When we repent of our own sins, and truly come to Christ, there is nothing that can stand against the anointing. It breaks the yoke of bondage, and sets people free.

We come to Christ with our sins, and He forgives us. He died on the cross that we could be saved from sin, self, and Satan. God knows we are sinners, but when we come to the cross, and accept Christ as our personal Savior, we change from walking in the darkness, to walking with Him.

All things become new when we come to Christ, because the old ways of living are gone. We are not walking in the darkness any longer, but we are walking with Jesus, our Savior. I am sure you have heard this message many times, but do you see the miracle here? Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died for you, and me. We are headed for hell, but when we come to Christ, we head toward Heaven.

Nothing but the blood of Christ, and receiving Him as our Savior can get us to Heaven.

We come humbly, repent of our sinful ways, and ask forgiveness.

We recognize that Jesus died for us personally on the cross, for our being the sinner who needs Salvation.

Humility, and humbleness. ..no pride left. We walk away from the darkness, and change, because when the Holy Spirit comes to abide inside you there is a dramatic change in you.

God the Holy Spirit walks in to those who repent, humble themselves, and ask forgiveness. We receive Christ as Savior, and Lord.

We open the door of our heart and say, “Come in to my life, Lord Jesus, and make me a New Creature. I repent of my evil ways. I believe You are the Son of God, and that you died for me on the Cross. Forgive me of my sins, and come live inside of me. I give my life to you, Father in Jesus name, from head to toe, inside and out. Change me on the inside as you walk into my life. I give it to you forever. In Jesus name.”

If you haven’t, and you would like to change, then read this over, and do what I showed you to do. If you have seen no, change, than surrender again from head to toe. Mean it, and ask Him to come live inside you . The Holy Spirit will come in to reside. You will even look different, because the darkness is now gone. The radiance is from the Presence of Almighty God.