Monday, May 26, 2014

Splender of the King through a Moms heart

I had my quiet time today and An Amazing sermon!  
OUCH and AHHHHhhh!

When contemplating what is taking place with in me
I hear the words of today:
Edify other better than myself

Then I replay Howard Hendricks words:

 is something you 
will argue about

is something you 
Will DIE for!" 

My entire life I have felt "called" to travel the world since before The Lord's still small voice was heard clearly by me. 

I remember it very vividly at 5 years old.  In "Lil' Gram ma and Pompi's " basement.

                                           My conviction is My Passion to SERVE YHWH
In every way.

October 2011
Right:   Cambodia                                                                                      Left:  Return Home

He captivated Her heart
and More than answered ours

  While Carrying Her; our final Princess,  He asked me to remember to:
and Trust Him   
   I did!  

28 years later another answered Prayer:

                                          "Follow Me."   "GO."    "The Harvest is Plentiful."
                                           2 Continents:  3 states:  4 His Glory:  5 Cities:
                                                    Missions on Foreign Field together:
                                                   United in Ministry Calling as ONE.
                                           To My only earthly Love,  Until Death do Us Part!

To Love Him  as a grand

                                                                         Easter Morning 2014 

Into Your Eyes I see sweet Prince:

In Case you Ever Wonder
God Gave You to US
two wonderful books to read.
May Your Convictions Precious Family Be to Fulfill the Great Commission For His Full GLORY!
          Your Blessings Prayed for and Upon You from the depths of my calling to answer 

Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21

Saturday, May 24, 2014

What it takes . . .

I just sat and read a wonderful blog from Lysa Terkheursts': The Day I Lost My Smile  About Parenting.

Isn't it just amazing how we learn so many life lessons from our children?

It is for me.   The best lessons come from our Mighty Lord and Savior and often times he allows those truths to come "from the mouth of babes" as well as their actions.

Today is yet another one of those lesson days.   I make mistakes all the time.  But I am learning continually that when the fuse is short it is because my walk is not in proper line with our Lord.

Today I am very thankful for my husband, our children, five wonderful reminders by birth. One answered prayer by marriage and one precious life from late December 2013.   I am so desiring to be different for the best of the kingdom and what is so different than the world views.  So here is the best I can describe it:

Often times . . . . Success in the Lord's eyes is so worth 'doing what it takes!'

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Forgiveness for Kingdom Riches

I sit and I ponder our Sunday Lesson prior to worship.   Acts 6 & 7.  Little did I realize that the lesson would be so impactful.

Who?  Stephen.  What? Attacked by other leaders in the church.   Hmmmmm.

We once learned that we as believers need to shed the light of Jesus.  And when others from within the body speak badly through lies who do we handle them?   Especially when it is directed towards our own personal walk with the Lord.  I need to learn as well to bridle my tongue.  Why?  because it is growing pain lessons, "they will know us by our LOVE!"

Proverbs 15:1  "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." 
I Peter 2:24 " 'He Himself bore our sins' in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; 'by his wounds you have been healed'."

Early in our ministry we were challenged by another godly man whom was an elder.  As well as encouraged,  "I would choose a man with a heart after God's own heart than for a man who had a knowledge for God any day."   I am very Thankful for a very godly man, Donald "DON" Raymond, who taught us, me many vital lessons since 1988.  But the most important, to Stand on the ABSOLUTE TRUTH of God's word.  Live it with passion.  And I thank many another pastor(s) who taught us in our beginning but particularly in our tenth year of ministry at two different Leadership conference(s) of the danger of pastors tearing down other pastor especially within their own 'circles'.   Humble men of God, Jehovah.  Hearts that did and still do have a heart after God's own heart.  Men whom reduplicated humble godly leaders and still are learners who excel those under their leadership while passing the baton for kingdom glory.  

Hypocrites? By definition is A play actor.   Aren't we all?  For when we all come to the church it is really because it is a 'hospital for the heart'.  The place where the Lord only can truly work, 'operate', mend and heal properly.

See, It is very hurtful when people teardown one another any time in life.  That is very worldly behavior.  For that matter very easy.  It is simple to live in the flesh.  However as saints,  it is hard when any man or believers and leaders, during our fleshly moments of insecurities; such as the root of envy or possibly even jealous moments,  tear down another man with 'lies' to puff oneself up better than another 'man' within the same profession, especially for the ones of saving souls.  Especially when those same men talk ill of another.   When it is ever right to lie? Never.

Here is what I am learning.  Boldness comes when it offends my Lord.  Eventually lies and envious words will come to surface.   And maybe,  just maybe more of us like Jesus himself can and will ask the Lord, Father, God to "FORGIVE THEM for They know not what they are doing!"   So the next time the tongue decides to desire to lash out with any form of venom.  Stop.  Think.  Go to scripture.  "What would 'I' do if someone treated 'me' this way and spoke about me this way?"  CHOICES!  I choose to seek others who lift others up than tear others down publically.  The choice to choose different CIRCLES whom edify others and celebrate successes.

So today I FORGIVE a group of "men" (english, grammatically speaking) for speaking hurtful opioins and ways because the Lord himself has asked me to through His example.  A student and love learner of Jesus Christ still desiring to walk with Him.

1 Peter 3:15-17

New International Version (NIV)
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.