Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I had the honor of making these place cards for our church Mission Board.
I taught myself basic calligraphy many years ago...
...not knowing the value it would be to others one day.
THIS IS THE DAY...I'm so thankful, God can use a small portion of my life for HIS service...to help even in the smallest way...A PRIVILEGE
The privilege of helping, as our mission director asked my assistance. The privilege of writing each precious Missionaries name and thinking of their work and labour of love for Christ and the souls of mankind.
Perhaps you know some of these Missionaries? GODLY men of faith...Bible Believers...What a PRIVILEGE to know them all. We have many more we support...these are just a few as we are redoing our mission board display. We have frames all along the side and back of our church with each missionary's picture and a place to post their monthly newsletters. These cards I've done, are for a long side our map that points out where each missionary's field is located. I believe when I last counted..we support over 30 plus missionaries! We support several to Papua New Guinea, Europe and Africa. Worldwide....I'm so glad I belong to a mission minded church...
as the great HYMNS say:
Go Tell the Untold Millions.....Over the whole world wide
READY to go...ready to stay, Ready my place to fill;
Ready for service lowly or great, Ready to do His will.
From Greenland's icy mountains, From India's corral strand...
From many an ancient river, From many a palmy plain
They call us to deliver Their land from error's chain
So send I you to leave your life's ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labor long and love where men revile you-
So send I you to lose your life for Mine.
Have you a willing heart to serve? Even in the smallest way...
Typing up newsletters!! Helping stuff envelopes for missionaries on furlough...sending missionaries letters or cards of encouragement...
There is so much WE also can do....with them....for God's work.
As Paul commends in:
I COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also the churches of the Gentiles.
God bless our missionaries with the courage, strength and help they need, daily, to accomplish the work they desire, for the lost souls of mankind...for Christ.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
THIS IS THE DAY....I'm thanking the LORD for the "sweet" creation he's made for us to enjoy!!
This little chickadee family and friends come to visit often, now that I finally found what seeds the squirrels will not eat up before the birds...or destroy my bird feeders! I like squirrels too...at a distance!!
I have owned so many bird feeders it isn't funny...but, now with these seeds that the squirrels don't like...I have wonderful daily visits now from my little sweet friends.
As I've stood out in my yard..yes, chirping...they try to get as close as they can...to peek! I love it!
And then there are the flock of geese that flew into my neighbors yard! I could only get close enough to these two scurrying along!
I've never been a bird fan to keep them in cages...enjoying them outdoors is much more entertaining as you watch them freely come and go and sing to their hearts content!
Song of Solomon 2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land...
Monday, July 13, 2009
I Corinthians 13:4-5 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly,seeketh not her own ,is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.
Are you a mop-head Christian? By this, I mean, are there strings attached to the things you do for other people?
Sadly...How oft, over the years, I have met professing Christians like this. Do you a kind deed...but EXPECT something in return.
I don't mind at all requiting a good deed..and certainly giving of thanks is the right thing always to do...this IS the will of GOD concerning you!
I Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
There are some members in churches who also have this attitude when it comes to the "church" as a whole.
"I attend here...and you owe me"
What happened to YOU being a part of the church also!?
Sure the church is to be full of charity and compassion...but not to be taken advantage of.... for your own gain.
We are to be servants with charitable hearts in service to the LORD!
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
It hurts the church when only a small handful of members do the WORK of the church. It happens in every church. A few faithful. A few hard workers.
Few: a special limited number
This should not be so.
My husband discipled me in the LORD and how thankful I am. He has such a good heart and desire to serve the LORD. He's always stressed...
Nothing should be done for self glory...self promotion...self..self..self.
All should be done to the GLORY OF GOD!!
Take the extra mile...
Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
He is so gracious in his response to this. Do things without expecting any thing in return...and be pleasantly surprised and blessed when others in turn do the same for you!
It has always proven true.
You will always be blessed in the long run..with the joy of serving the LORD with a pure heart and motive! FOR HIM!
Don't be discouraged dear Christian....it takes the good work of the LORD in our hearts to be obedient to HIS WILL. Do your part, be a testimony to others and serve the LORD with gladness.
To know His will...is to seek his ways..in HIS BOOK.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED....Do the work of the LORD with joy and a true charitable heart and the blessings will come down from heaven!
THIS IS THE DAY...I am so thankful for all the kindness and charity that has been shown to me by so many loving Saints of the LORD.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The letter "T" is quite significant in the very beginning of the Bible...The King James Bible
As I continue with my thoughts on the book "In Awe of Thy Word"..again with permission from the author G.A. Riplinger. I want to share with you some gleanings from this marvelous book that reveals the true majesty of the King James Bible.
My heart literally aches when I think of the many versions out there that take away from this most glorious book that GOD has preserved without error. Truly GOD is who he says he is!!
Would we dare question GOD in His perfection? Do we question WHY He made the human eye as he did...and suggest maybe HE could have done it this way?! Oh my!!
HIS WORD (not man's) is our life... HE is the sustainer of LIFE... because he is LIFE!
In the beginning was the WORD, and the Word was with God, and the WORD was God.
It is so amazing to read of the perfection in His Word! I can't emphasis enough...how important it is to search out this matter diligently. I can only speak from experience...of reading first hand the evidence and also knowing beforehand by the testimony of The WORD itself to my own spirit, that it is in it's purest form; with no corrections needed.
(imagine as I hope to do one day...write a book...and someone ELSE tell the readers..no, she meant this or that.) Hello.. it's MY testimony!!!
God does exhort in His Word..to STUDY it...SEARCH it...
Now lets just glean a little .... LETTERS in the King James Bible
(from G. A. Riplinger's book...In Awe of Thy Word)
The letter Tt
The meanings of the letters and sounds are taught in their first usage in Genesis.
The letter "t" is a picture of a pointer stick. The first usage of the letter "t" in Genesis is the pointer word "the"
"t" means "from there to here"
(from the bottom point to the top point or vice versa)
This definition is given in the second usage of the letter "t" in the word "t here" in Gen. 1:3
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
"I am the....Truth (John 14:6)
The "t" is a picture of the "I am" crossing earth's horizon-line. Jesus Christ bridged the gap, "from hell to heaven" when "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree" (Acts 5:30) The "t" with its trunk and two branches, pictures the vertical "tree" of the knowledge of good and evil, the tree of life and the cross of Calvary. (Gen. 2:9). The t points to heaven.
*my note here...the #5 in the KJV is very significant in number...5 will be either referring to death or grace or both. Read my story at Watering Wells Of Hope and you will find how very very true this number is in our own lives!!!
Genesis 2 and 3 continue pointing with "toward," "this," "these," "they," "thou," and "them." Single stick pronouns, such as "thy," "thou," "thine," and "thee," are singular.
Objects move "from there to here" with a "touch" and are "taken." "(T)horns" and "thistles" point out and touch you.
Words go "from here to there" as they are "told."
"Time" moves "from one point to another" and "from now to then" with "til," "thence" and "then."
Linear Bible objects include the "tower", "table", "tablet," "tares,"....
Communication is from a "teacher" to each person.
To leave the straight path of "truth" is to "transgress" from "here to who-knows-where."
This book is available at www.avpublications.com
I sincerely hope that this post will be of help to many in confusion or in question of Which Bible is God's HOLY WORD.
If you were a NEW Christian and walked into a Christian Book Store and asked for A BIBLE...do you realize how many versions are out there!?
"How about this one...or this one..or that one...CONFUSION!"
A new Christian should be able to walk into a "Christian" book store and ask for a Bible and the worker say...Oh YES... and hand them ONE VERSION PERFECT IN ITS ENTIRE...
and GOD said....
Psalm 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
THIS IS THE DAY....I humbly thank the LORD for HIS precious WORD...for revealing Himself in such a personal way... That we may know HIM.