Monday, December 28, 2009

"I Remember"

I am amazed at how fast this year has gone!! I remember thinking..We can't go to Arizona,we'll die of the heat. God took us there anyway, and I am still here and nothing has melted yet.I remember thinking, I will never see my family again, low and behold my sis has been to see me twice and my mom once..boy was I wrong...I remember leaving Montana and knowing God had a better plan for us. I was right!! I have learned so much in this "desert" of Arizona..I guess God does some of his best work on His people in the "desert". The people in our church here have taught me many things..they have no idea. I have learned how to be quiet, how to watch people disagree(from a distance) I might say, and to keep my opinion to myself..Just nuggets of gold I could have only learned here and still have people love me!! I remember thanking God for bringing us here and then asking why are we here??? then understanding why we are here ..all in 7 months.I remember watching my shadow most loved dog Hoover..That is a memory I choose to forget!! I remember asking God just recently, What do you have in store for next year? He knows exactly where we will be, working for Him in his Kingdom. He directs our steps each day. I remember God is my all and in Him we find our life and our memories. He creates and manifests the road we walk each day. Be it happy or sad..It "is" and He holds our hands through it all and if by some means we can't walk that road..He carries us in His arms until we are strong enough to walk again. I remember God each day..Do you??

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Joy of the Season"

I am learning to understand that I only know one thing for sure... Jesus and Him crucified...Doctrine, opinions and tradition have no place in the church today...We all know how Jesus felt about traditions of men....WOE was the word He used most!!!

I feel like He must be wondering why we continue in some ways to follow man instead of what the Bible says...Jesus is "the word" and yet, instead of being in the word we listen to someone elses already chewed version and take it for gospel....Now you preachers out there..don't get mad, I am not talking specifically about you..

I am just challenging the body of Christ to READ the word..and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you as well, like it says in 1 John 2:27.The "Joy of this Season" rests, in my eyes, in the fact that I can read His word and learn what is His will for all saints..not just me, all saints..and I have people to help me understand and I can count on the promises of the Lord!!I feel privileged to have the word of God to help me understand that we are here for a reason and that can be "The Joy of the Season"Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my Facebook friends!!