Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Name it and claim it

I am currently using "A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss for my daily quiet time devotional.

This morning really opened my eyes to name it and claim it, and how we are suppose to do this. OK so now that I have lost you, let me explain.

The Psalm this morning was Psalm 23. This is a Psalm that many of us have grown up with we all know it by heart, and is used to comfort those that grieve at funerals.

God showed me that David, in the Psalm named it and claimed.

Verses 1 to 3, verse 1 starts with the Lord is.. it goes on from there to have phrases like He make, He leads, He restores and His name's sake. In these verses David named it, his Lord.

Verses 4 and 5 show a shift in the pronoun, this is where David claimed it, You are, Your rod and Your staff, You prepare, You anoint.

David named God and he claimed God, and as a result David knew that he would dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

On the norm, I do not agree with name it and claim it theology. To me this turns my Father in to a Santa Clause God, and that is not what I am after. But after what God has shown me, I think that I will began to name it and claim it. This is what Paul was attempting to teach us in Romans 8:15 "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba Father". We/I have to name what I want, which is a relationship with me Abba Father, then I have to claim it may it personal and make it mine.

It's all about believing the first 5 words of this Psalm "The LORD is my shepherd." Name Him and claim Him.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Mom and the Loves of her life

Need I say more?


Monday, November 10, 2008

I have found the neatest thing.

Well actually God showed it to me. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of it. I have been hunting for something to keep prayer request in. I mean hunting. I have handled every binder, journal, and daily planner in Wal-Mart, Family Christian, and Hastings. All to no avail. Well I did find me a new daily planner at Family Christian that I am very happy with. Anyway, while dragging poor Rusty around Wal-Mart one day. I found the little one dollar photo albums, and guess what they hold the 4x6 index cards perfectly. So I bought them. Well since I had a new planner, I no longer had a need for 2 photo albums and 100 index cards, or so I thought. God showed me today, that these are perfect and I do mean perfect for keeping none other than memory scriptures that I am working on in, or scriptures that I am pondering. They slide right into my purse and can be pulled out and flipped through where ever I am and what ever I am doing. Is God not one smart cookie or what?

I am one happy camper!!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

I have not posted in 20 days.

I can not believe that it has been 20 days since I posted anything. What's been the deal? I don't quite know for sure other than God has not given me anything to say, I guess. I have been reading in Deuteronomy and the Psalms on a daily basis along with working on "Whispers of Hope" for my devo. I am nearly finished with "Whispers of Hope" and have several devos in the wings including a couple more by Ms. Moore, but God has chosen "A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss for my next devo. I am excited about this new adventure.

There is a piece of a scripture that has captured my attention of late that I want to share with you all. Deuteronomy 21:13 "She shall put off the clothes of her captivity" I think this is what God is doing with me right now showing me how to put off the clothes of my captivity.

Lots has been said about our new president, but I want to share with you what God has shown me and reminded me over and over. 1. He is in control and still on His throne. 2. This is the man that God has chosen to lead our country for either the next 4 or 8 years. 3. This is all part of the Master's plan, and it is my job to get on board with it. 4. Rahm Emanuel is the new White House Chief of Staff. Regardless of what has been said or written about him, again this is the man that God has chosen for this position. God showed me that all I need to know every time I see or hear Rahm's name is "God with us". This is a promise from God that He is with us, and that He promises to never leave us or forsake us.

God is doing a work both in my life and in our country. I have the choice to either do this God's way, or God's way the hard way. God's will, will be done.