Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Workout

Cutest workout buddy!

Do you need help?

When we moved to this house earlier this year, our new refrigerator had an icemaker and water dispenser in the door.

Ruthie loves to come "help" when I'm filling a glass. She puts her hands on the glass and stands there and holds it with me until we're done. Then she picks up any ice cubes that a following runs and puts them in the doggy dish for us.

Quote

I read this quote on a blog from Kristen Welch the other day.  I wrote it down, and now I'm writing it here to remember.

"The body of Christ is the world's disaster relief plan. "

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

"Lamb of God"

Sunday's sermon was titled "Lamb of God."  The scripture was from Exodus 12:1-14. 

She started with a tough question. "What determines life?"  Breath?  Brain function? Heartbeat?  (She didn't answer the question, but reminded us that in the scripture, breath is linked to life.  The breath of life.  But that when someone passes, the cessation of the heartbeat is the time of death.  In the time of Moses, blood was essential to live. 

She posed other tough questions in the sermon this week too.  "Do we give God our first and best? Or leftovers?"  I know I probably rarely give my first and best unfortunately.  I'd like to be better, but I can't quite get there. 

Then we talked about the Passover, that very first Passover.  God knew who his people were.  He knows who his people are now.  Why do you think he wanted the blood on the doorframe, and the eating while standing with bags packed, and so on?  He wants our obedience.  He knew the Israelites from the Egyptians, but he wanted their obedience.  And he wants out obedience now. 

What are we willing to leave or give for God?  What do we have to sacrifice?  Our lives.  Our hearts.  We had talked about this in Sunday School more extensively before the sermon and we've talked about it before too.  Would we be willing to drop everything and go if called?  My point has been that rarely would we wake up one morning and be called to leave that day.  I think God more commonly gently guides us on a path that leads up there if we bravely follow him.  We just need to take the next step.  Yet, I imagine God has his own ways and sometimes it is immediate.  We must give our lives.  Our hearts.  I must give my life, and my heart to God. 

We must love one another, and live like we do love one another.  Then we are sharing God's love.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Becoming More

Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa TerKeurst

This was an excellent book. In the beginning I thought, well this isn't anything new or earth shattering I didn't know.  It did offer practical ways for application and scriptural connections. 

By the end of the book I was discovering new insights.

The entire book had me reflecting, thinking and writing away in my journal with notes, thoughts and quotes.

I want more of Jesus, more in my relationship with Him.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Markers

So today, I went to a big business meeting for work when the gal sitting next to me says wow that must hurt as she pointed to my foot. I was like what are you talking about!? I look down, my foot is all purple.

Ruth got into the markers last night and colored a lot, apparently including inside my shoe that transferred to my feet.

Elinore had blue hair last night. The blanket was purple striped. There's some on the carpet, my bed. Her legs were rainbows. And apparently my shoes!

Monday, August 28, 2017

"The Great I AM"

Apparently sermons notes is becoming a regular thing for me.  I think it's a good thing.  I will continue as long as I'm getting value from it. 

This weeks' scripture was from Exodus 3:1-15.

God appears to us everyday if we recognize what we see.  He is in our everyday lives.  We just need to recognize it.

The ground is Hole when we recognize God is present.

He doesn't call the qualified.  He qualifies the called.  God will be with you.  God was with Moses in his work; He will be with us too.

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This was so wonderful for me Sunday after I'd written about this in my paper journal earlier in the week.  It had a slightly different turn to it, but along the same lines.  I'd read a portion about it in Becoming More by Lysa TerKeurst.  The summary a section of the book I read this week was that if you want to see God in your life, you will.  And you will learn and grow to see him in your life more and more if you seek him.