"All who are able to forsake things, to not seek anything for themselves, but to choose the difficult part, have a tremendous power in them, even as Christ had. Because of that power in Him the Lord Jesus could refuse the evil and choose the good." (Watchman Nee from The Messenger of the Cross pg. 64)
(Philippians 2: 5 - 8) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
"It requires great power to be obedient! If God does not fill your heart first, you will not succeed, no matter how you try externally. We need to learn to draw near to God daily and receive from heaven both butter and honey (the grace & sweetness of love from the Lord) so that day by day we may live on earth choosing the good and refusing the evil." (Watchman Nee from The Messenger of the Cross pg. 68).
Monday, January 18, 2010
These days I have been feeling like God has it out for me. My husband has to relocate to another state to have a job. We have to leave our home where we have lived for all our lives and live away from family and friends. On top of that we lost two dear pets in the midst of selling our home and I have been having health problems. Is God, having it out for us? I know that is not right, but I sure can relate to what Job said in his time of adversity. Then, I think of that book called The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. All the hardships of WW II that Corrie and her sister Betsy endured, okay, I think I have cornered the market on the phrase "Drama Queen". Being that our country is in a recession, what is happening to our family is not unusual. Because of this trial, I now know the pain and suffering of others in the same situation, I can relate. Verses like: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..." (Romans 8:28) and "Be glad for all that God is planning for you , be patient in trouble, and prayerful always. (Romans 12:12) become more dear.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I don't know about you, but I am definitely seeing more sexually explicit smut on TV. One minute I am watching a decent show and then BOOM a totally sexual commercial takes over. It is horrid and getting worse if you ask me. I am a member of AFA and One Million Moms and I get emails alerting me of what is going on out there in media world. It is overwhelming. But every now and then something surprises me, like Brit Hume saying Tiger Woods needs Jesus on air in front of all of America. LOL Check out this article on-line and get the whole enchilada, its GREAT!