Sunday, August 31, 2008

What I learned from Beth Moore Weekend

OK, so I think that maybe I am ready to post about what I learned this past weekend from the Beth Moore conference.

Beth spoke on being an Heiress of God. She gave 8 points with scripture back up that are listed below, but what I learned was not at the conference, but on the drive home when I opened the "New Every Morning " devo that I picked up. Amanda Jones wrote the forward for this book, and what really spoke to me was how daily quiet time with the Lord is of the utmost importance to Beth. You see I have not had daily morning quite time with my Father. I have ask over and over for Him to rearrange my day so that I could have time with Him. My problem as He so kindly pointed out was that I was not willing to help by using the flexibility allowed at my job to come in later than 7 am. I wanted my way, and expected Him to figure out how to work with that. God really spoke to me that I needed to go into work later, and spend time with Him. So I have adjusted my schedule, and I now spend time with Him of a morning. I can not believe the difference that this has made in the way my day goes, and how I feel. One of the things that I had to give up was car pooling. I now have my quiet time, finish dressing and spend the ten minute drive in on praise and worship. I can just imagine how people must be looking at me singing at the top of lungs with hands lifted at every stop light, and one hand constantly in the air the whole drive.

It has amazed me that we were all in the same building listening to the same gifted Woman of God, and we all got such different views. God spoke to each of us right where we are. Isn't He good like that. He gave each of us just what we needed to hear, whether it was at the conference, from people that we were there with, or on the ride home. He met every need that we thought we had, and some that we were not even aware of.

Psalm 16:5-6 were the focal scripture for the weekend. Here it is in the ESV

5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

1. I am an Heir of God-my life is not left to chance. Romans 8:28

2. I am an Heir of God-I am inheriting a kingdom. Matthew 25:34

3. I am an Heir of God-He is my portion Psalm 16 Deuteronomy 10:8-9 and I am His Deuteronomy 4:20, 32:9 Ephesians 1:18, Ephesians 1:11-14

4. I am an Heir of God-the down payment has been made. Romans 8:18

5. I am an Heir of G0d-my boundaries lines forms a pleasing place. Psalm 16:5-6

6. I am an Heir of God-the will has been activated. Hebrews 9:15-17

7. I am an Heir of God-I can be secure. Galatians 3:29, 4:7

8. I am an Heir of God-I have a beautiful inheritance. Isaiah 61:1-3

So there you have it, what I learned from the Beth Moore Weekend. And I am still chewing on what I am getting by bending.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Calling all Prayer Warriors

My baby girl Bethany needs some heavy duty prayer and encouragement. Her blog is listed under that I am so you don't have to be online study buddies. I will not go into detail, Bethany does an excellent job of that herself. Know that she is under big time heavy duty attack from the enemy, and she needs us to lift her to our Father, and to lend her our strength. You will be amazed at the courage of this my oldest child. I am believing that you will join me in telling satan to get his hands off mine and God's baby, and praying His protection, healing and Holy Spirit into her.

Grab your armor, it's time to go to war. Our sister is hurting and she needs us!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wow Beth Moore was someting

I am home, and right now all I can say is WOW. Beth Moore brought a word, that I am still chewing on. Once it settles, I will share my thoughts.

I did bring home a couple of ladies with me that need our assistance in prayer.

Barbie and Ken, yes that is their real names. They are fighting porn and alcohol. They are still living in the same house, but are not living as husband and wife.

Naomi and husband, sorry no name for him. He left Naomi for a younger woman, and has filed for a divorce, telling Naomi that she will get nothing.

Both Barbie and Naomi are believing God for their marriages. Please join me in praying for these ladies. God is listening, Rusty and I are proof of that.

I love you all,

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

God is teaching me

Before I get to what God is teaching me, I have a huge huge praise report. As many of you know, Rusty has been involved in an Internet affair on and off for the past several months. We did split up over this for a very short period of time. Well things finally came to a head, and he has broken off the affair, and we have recommitted ourselves to each other and to our marriage.

This past weekend we were at church and our pastor and praise team were at a Cowboy retreat, so there was no praise team. A woman that we attended church with at another church walked up to us after the service, and ask why Rusty was not playing the drums. Rusty said because he was not ask. Well she marched straight to the one praise team person that was there and ask why they were not using Rusty. The gentleman ended up taking Rusty phone number, and called and ask him to practice. So Rusty got to practice with the praise team today, and will be playing either bass or drums in church. This is huge to me because, after all we have been through in the past few months, and all the prayer that I and others have offered up for us, this is the blessing that we get. It reconnects Rusty with God and male companionship, and allows him to be used in a way he really loves. God is just so good.

So now to what He has been teaching me. I am working on Battlefield of the Mind with several ladies, Lynn is hosting this, see my side bar for her blog. And one of the things that God is showing me is how connected what we have in our mind and heart is to what we have in our mouth. Scripture tells us it is out of the abundance of our heart that we speak. Anyway. God reminded me that years ago when the sh word was my favorite word, my Mother would tell me you have in your mouth what I would not hold in my hand. So explain to me why the Apple of God's eye, His treasure, the one He gave His Son to die for would choose to have something in her mouth that she would not hold in her hand. I have a picture of this in my mind of either the treasures that God gives or the manure we give ourselves. So which would you rather have in your mouth and in your hand?

Me I am getting the big shovel out and cleaning the stalls so to speak, and I am going to take this clean and swept house and fill it with the Word, the joy of the Lord, and praise and worship that lifts the spirit of myself and others. I will refuse to be a light that is hidden under the manure that the enemy keeps trying to shovel my way. I am at the top of the hill and not the bottom, and we all know what the saying about manure and hills is.

I am so blessed I just almost can not contain it.

In Him,

Friday, August 15, 2008

Magan is home

Thank you so much for your prayers. Magan got to go home today. I can not believe the mess that is her and Kevin's life. Please continue to pray for them. That God will give them wisdom, peace, and patience.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More prayers needed.

****PRAISE GOD****

Miss Magan may get to go home tomorrow. The large place on her back has drained and is looking very good. The one on the shoulder is now the concern, but is draining and looking better. Thank you thank you thank you for your prayers and support. Our God is an awesome God and all glory belongs to him.

Daughter Magan is in the hospital, she has contracted MSR8, the staph strain that is antibiotic resistant. She is in pain, and very scared that her husband and their two babies 3 years and 5 months will get this also. Magan is having a very hard time being away from her babies. Please be praying for healing and protection.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Please be praying for my sister

****UPDATE**** I talked to my Mother this afternoon, and Hollye has been admitted to the state hospital in Big Spring, she will be there for at least a week for an evaluation, and then go from there. My brother-in-law is staying in Big Spring also. No job, no money, living on credit cards. My mother has their two cats for the time being. Mother spoke to Hollye earlier today, and Holly insisted that mother come to my house because Rusty had fallen and I needed her help. I have not talked to Hollye in about a week or so. Mother is very stressed and is not good for her 78 year old body.

Ok, before I start on the prayer request for my sister, I need to give you a little background. Thursday afternoon, I started having some pain in my left shoulder. I went to the Dr. on Friday, and ended up in the ER. There was a small glich in my EKG. Ended up not only in the ER, but admitted to the hospital and having the thing done where they go in through the groin and look at your heart. Heart is wonderful fine, the the glich in my EKG is normal for me. So I am trying to get ahold of my Mother so that she will not have a cow. This is where my sister comes in. Hollye and her husband live in Kerrville about 2 hours from here. Currently they are both unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. My mom went down for a visit, and while she was there, Hollye had a complete meltdown. Would not come out of the bathroom, afraid meltdown. I just spoke to my Mother, and she said that Hollye is in the ER, in and out since Saturday, and that the meds they have tried make it worse instead of betther. They have found one med that is working with no side effects so far. Please be praying for my Mom, Hollye, and her husband John. They know God but have given up on him. Hollye also has a drinking problem, and if she is drinking and taking any kinds of meds..well you know what can happen.

Oh I am home and fine and getting back on track. Note to self for future reference. Do not let husband pack for hospital for you, or let children assist. Ended up with four pairs of panties, Bible, but no bible study, and no shampoo. Got to love'm for trying.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Sheep

These sheep are part of an exhibit at the Frankfurt Museum of Communication in Frankfurt Germany. I keep asking my boss if we can do a field trip.

You can click on the pictures to make them larger, enjoy, and come back and read.
I love these sheep. I guess you have had to work in the telephony industry for a long period to understand the beauty of them, or just be kind of strange..
God has showed me that we are these sheep. Did you see a wire running from each of the sheep to an unknown source. Just like these sheep, we are suppose to be plugged in to a source, The Word, The Holy Spirit, and God. All of the sheep are either grazing on the Word, resting in the Lord, or watching for their Shepherd, who's voice the know, and commands they follow.
Oh to be these sheep.
Are you restin, grazin, or watchin?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I have a house!!

I have a house, and it's builder and designer is none other that Jesus.

God gives me a weekly scripture to ponder. This weeks scripture is

John 14:1-3 NKJV

Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

Jesus is building me a house. He alone is building it stone by stone and nail by nail. Whether it is a room or a house does not matter. His hands have laid each board.

Oh to walk in and touch the walls that He has nailed and painted. The furniture has all been hewned by hand, by the One's who hands were nailed to a cross. Each piece was chosen just for me, to bring joy to my heart. Can you imagine turning to Him with tears of joy streaming down your face and saying "Thank you, I am so unworthy of this gift", and bowing once again at His feet to worship the One who is the lover of your soul.

Just thinking about this is just almost more that I can take in.

Deut 6:10-11 NKJV

So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build,
houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant-

To the new testament believer this is heaven that is being described.

1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJV

But as it was written:
Eye has not see, nor ear heard
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

I have a house built by the Chief Builder. I am a house being built by the Corner Stone.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

I saw love today

I saw love today. I am still smoking and since it is not allowed in the house, we smoke on the front porch. This morning, as I was smoking, and thinking, I saw a small bird laying about 10 feet from me. You could tell that sadly the bird was dying. This was just a baby, and I thought how sad, I will wait till it breathes it's last, then pick it up and place it in the trash. Then I saw the most amazing thing. Both the Momma and Daddy bird came to check on their baby. The momma, she is a mourning dove, got right up next to the baby and comforted/guarded it. The daddy in the mean time is going in circles around them cooing. This is love. The momma stayed till the end and the daddy was about 2 feet away and waited. These are wild animals, and as I came in and out of the house neither of them moved. They just waited cooed and covered. Once the baby died, I got a small cuptowel wrapped her up and placed her in a box. The Momma and Daddy are out in the tree in front singing their praises to the Lord even in this sad event they are able to lift their voices to the Lord. What a testimony.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Please keep praying

Rusty went to the Dr. today. She is not going to change any of his Meds at this time. She said that his Thyroid was fine, along with his blood sugar. She does want to see him again in 2 weeks, and he has an MRi scheduled for the 5th on his head an sinus cavity. He is unable to smell.

We still have not heard anything back from the manager at the furniture store.

God is in control of all of this.