Sunday, January 20, 2008

5 things

I have been tagged by Daphne's Diary to list 5 things material and 5 things spiritual.

5 things material on my wish list.

1. To be out of debt completely (this should happen by the end of this year!)
2. To get hubby a new used boat (we are working on this, he is looking for one now and about to put his up for sale)
3. To get a quilting sewing machine
4. To remodel our 3 bedrooms
5. To get new sink and cabinets in kitchen and tub surround in bathroom

5 things on spiritual wish list

1. Do devotions daily (working on this one)
2. To be more like the proverbs 31 woman
3. To be the older woman that God wants me to be so I can encourage the younger
4. For all my family to be saved and serving God
5. To grow closer to God everyday in some way

7 things about me

I have been tagged by Mere (link under blogs I read) of Babblings of mere, to list 7 things that are unique about me. This is gonna be hard lol.

1. I am married to my high school sweetheart for almost 34 years.
2. I have 4 children here and 5 with the Lord.
3. I live in south Louisiana, and am a true born here cajun.
4. I don't like crawfish lol.
5. I have 3 daughters and 1 son, and 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
6. I believe the Bible is God's instruction manual to us and we must follow all of it not just the things we like.
7. I love my family and can be a mama bear if you hurt one of them.


This morning I read Genesis 22 and 23. Chapter 22 is the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice Issac. We all know the story.

Do you remember in verse 7-8 where Issac asks Abraham about the lamb for the sacrifice? Abraham answered that God would supply the sacrifice. Yet when they got there God required Abraham to actually bind Issac and raise the knife before He stopped him. Abraham trusted that if God allowed him to sacrifice Issac God would restore life to him somehow. That is total trust in God isn't it? Do I trust God that much? Do you?

It is really hard in the midst of something to totally trust God sometimes. But do we have a choice? Did Abraham? Not if Abraham wanted the promise God had given him. And if we want the promises that God has given to us we don't either do we?

Just some things to think about today.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Adding to what God says

Gen 2: 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of eery tree of the garden thou mayest feely eat:
:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We nay eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, nether shall you touch it, lest ye die.

Now you know the whole story about them eating it anyway and because of that they were thrown out of the garden. And sin entered the world.

But I find it interesting that Eve added to what God had told them. Did you catch it? God told them not to eat, but Eve said not to touch it or eat it. Isn't like humans to want to add to what God says?

Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in tis book:
:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are in this book.

No wonder they were in so much trouble. Not only were they in disobedience, but Eve added to God's words, that could be considered lying too cause God didn't say that.

We must be very careful when we repeat what God says to not add or take away anything in the process.

Also in the story it says God called out to them, where are you. Now we all know that God knew exactly what had happened and where they were. But I think He was giving them a chance to admit (repent) to what they had done. What a gracious God He is to even then give them a chance to own up to their sin.

There was still a price they had to pay. And we have to pay the price for our sins also. But we know the rest of the story. That He sent Jesus to pay the ultimate price for us.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Here are the notes I have in my bible by this verse.

Draw = pray, hands = mind, hearts, purify = repentance and confession

2 Tim 3:7 Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

The word says in John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

So this tells me I must be careful that in learning I come to know the truth, and not just learn for learnings sake.

I know someone who can quote you chapter and verse probably of the whole bible. She has a photographic memory and if she reads something it is there forever. But none of it is in her heart. She doesn't live the truth. She doesn't really know the truth. Just the words. I think maybe that is what 2 Tim 3:7 is talking about.

Ps 145:18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him in truth.

I pray that we each call upon Him in truth. With an open willing heart to really learn the truth from Him. For He is truth.

On a side note today I read genesis 1 & 2. Think about creation. God spoke everything into creation, yet He formed man and woman and gave them His breath. Ever wonder why we speak and animals don't? It is because we are created in His image and have His breath. We should never use that breath to curse our Lord and Savior. It is a privilege that we can speak. We must be careful how we use that privilege.