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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another Day Is Coming To A Close

I am sure glad that I have the Lord as my Savior. He cares for me all the time. Thank you Jesus.

Today I went to the doctors for a checkup from a few months ago. I could tell him that my feet and back felt better with the medicine he gave me. Which is a blessing. Then I told him what else was going on. I should not have done that. Well, of course I should have, but every time I go to the doctor he always finds other things wrong.

This time I have an upper respiratory infection. I have been coughing for about a month. But the other doctor said I had clear lungs. Also I mentioned another problem and he took a test and they found some kind of chemical and my white count wasn't normal so they were sending it off for a culture. So he gave me an antibiotic that would take care of both things. 

The last thing that he said was I may have carpal tunnel in both hands but it only showed up in one of them. Now I need to wear a brace on my hand. 

We never know what is going to happen in a day. He did tell me different things I could do beside the brace to help the problem so this is good news. 

Time to go and rest my hand. Will talk to you tomorrow. Have a good evening.   

Monday, June 29, 2015

Being A Disciple

When I first started this blog I wanted to share with people how to be a disciple. A disciple is one who follows their teacher. Our Teacher is the Lord Jesus Christ. By reading His Word He shows us how He wants us to life. Do we always life the right way? No but in I Peter 1:3 the Lord gives us His words of encouragement.

I Peter 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

My prayer is that I can be more like Paul and follow his example as he imitated and followed Christ.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Take Time To Be Quiet

Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God..."

As I was thinking about what I was going to write about today the thought came to me to write about taking time to be quiet.

How many of us do that? I know that I don't and I feel guilty if I do, but according to the Scriptures this is the wrong attitude to have. 

God wants us to be still so that we can become calm and also wait for Him to talk with us. Not in an audible voice but bringing to mind, through the Holy Spirit, verses, or maybe some sin that we need to confess, maybe just a time to talk with Him about what is going on in our life. He knows already, but He likes to hear it from us. Talk things over with Him first - then go to others if that is what directed for us to do. 

A still or quiet time is a peaceful time and fellowship time with God.  

Are you taking time to be quiet?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Sunday School Project

A few weeks ago in our Sunday School Class for pre-K-4th grade we did a project which I thought came out very good. 

The teacher in charge had the girls choose a markers that were blue, black, red, green, and yellow. Then the teacher wrote on the board the different colors and a Bible verse(s) after the color. 

The girls then chose beads of the same colors and put them on a piece of string and made a bracelet. I made one also and was able to use it in an ice cream store that I was in as I was talking with a complete stranger and she brought up the subject of going to heaven. 

Here are the colors and the verses. White and yellow didn't come out so that you could read them well so listed them again at the bottom in black. Just wanted to give you an idea what it looked like put together. 

Blue- Means earth
(Verses) 
Genesis 1:l "In the beginning God created the heaven and earth." 
Colossians 1:16 "All things were created by Christ for Christ..."

Black-Means sin
(Verse)
Romans 3:23 "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." 

Red-Means blood
(Verse)
Romans 5:8 "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

White- Means clean heart-forgiven
(Verse) Isaiah 1:18 "Though your sins be like scarlet they will be white as snow,"

Green- Means grow
(Verses)
Galatians 5:22, 23 "Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."

Yellow- Means Heaven
(Verse)
alonians 4:17 "We will be with the Lord Forever. 


Again all the colors are Blue which means earth. Black means sin. Red means blood of Christ. White means a clean heart and forgiveness and the verse for this one is Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be like scarlet they will be white as snow. Green means grow or growing in your Christian life by having the fruit of the Spirit. Yellow means heaven and I Thessalonians 4:17 tells that we will be with the Lord forever. 

With beads or other objects you can make many things with these colors and tell the Salvation plan that God has for us. 

Thought
Why don't you try it and see if it works as a simple tool for you to share the Good News of Christ's death, burial, and rising again and going to be with His Father in heaven again. 


              

Friday, June 26, 2015

Waiting On The Lord

Psalm 27:14
"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD."


It has been a few months since I have written anything on this blog. I was in the process of writing a book, my husband was in the hospital for a few days, and I have been struggling with not having feeling in my feet, and having some numbness, burning, and stabbing pain in my legs, arms and fingers. 

Today when I opened up the blog I had a beautiful comment about the verse I chosen for the day and how the person was blessed. Then I knew that the Lord wanted me to continue writing this blog. 

I have finished my book, but don't feel like it is ready to be published yet. Have to do some more editing and updates with it. 
My husband is doing fine now, and I am learning how to deal with the pain. I am going to enjoy my life and by writing this blog again. 

I want to share what the Lord is doing in my life and as I wait upon the LORD and be of good courage He will strengthen my heart and give me the words to say and give Him the honor and glory.  

Thought
Are you waiting on the LORD and being of good courage?