Archive for December, 2011

Scripture

Mark 6:51- 52 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

Observation

Even after watching Jesus miraculously feed 5,000 people, the disciples still could not believe that He was God’s son. If they had, they would not have been amazed that Jesus could walk on water. The disciples did not transfer the truth they already knew to their own lives. I read that Jesus walked on water and yet I often marvel that he is able to work in my life.

Application

I must not only believe that these miracles really occurred; I must also transfer the truth to my own life situations. How many times have I doubted that God could truly change things in my life? How many times have I lost faith just like the disciples? I am not questioning my belief in God, just my ability to lay all of my problems at God’s feet and truly believe that he can handle all things. While I know that he can, how easy is it, to wait to pray or call on God in a situation, because I think I can handle it. How does one go about having the faith of a mustard seed? The only way I know to do this, is to stay in His word and to give each day to Him and to ask Him for the wisdom and faith that I so desire. Solomon asked God for wisdom and God obliged… A little girl (in a third world country) prayed to God for 7 years for a large following of Jesus Christ to come to her community, God answered. (7 years y’all, keep praying I say, he answers them all)

Prayer

Lord, I put my trust in you. For I know that when I falter, you will always be there to pick me up and carry me. Lord, help me to remember and be content in your answers to my prayers. For I know that as you do answer all prayers you answer them the way that is best for our lives. I love you Lord and I seek to understand your word and your will for my life. I seek to have the faith of a mustard seed. Please help me not to harden my heart to your ways. I love you Lord and I thank you.

Amen.

Caramel + Apples + Bar of Yummies = Happy Birthday Boy

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman that fears the Lord is to be praised” Proverbs 31:30

 

I am such a pitiful work in progress. So, when you read previously that I was doing a 30 day, “Path to Community” post, I am sure you were expecting it to be a consecutive 30 day post series, right? Well, me too, but between procrastination, cleaning vomit, migraines, and downright pushing my luck against God; I haven’t gotten it done.

Do you remember the last post? Day 1, was about listing my time priorities and God letting me know that I needed to be getting up early, say around 5ish. I totally balked. PLEASE, pray for me. Balking has not in anyway made things easier. So, here I am many days later working on Day 2.

Day 2, is pretty simple really. He said get up earlier (He = God), so that you and me can have some time together in peace and quiet. Time spent in learning, building, reading, praying, and giving my time to the Lord.

~I am putting my list up again to remind me for this season of my life what is important. Once again it may change as God works on my heart and mind.

My List

God Time
Husband Time
Family Time
Caring for House Time (cleaning, caretaking, cutting wood, etc.)
Caring for Family Time (cooking, bathing, teaching, etc.)
Community Time (outside of the home, with family & friends & strangers)
Reflection Time (To look back on my day and see what can be changed or done better)