Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I am so spoiled!!

And here's why.

I had mentioned on my FB that I needed a new Bible. I do have several, and they are all well used. You see, I have this nasty habit of trying to live on an old word from God, instead of getting a fresh one. Which means in times of need, I go back to the notes in my Bible, instead of just to my Bible. So, my Father only allows me to use a bible for about a year, then He makes me put it up and start over.

And I do love me the Word, the smell and the look of a new Bible just waiting for me and God to put our finger prints all over it.

Well, I had planned to go to our local Family Christian Book Store to scope some out, but I had really rather go here. Mardel, heaven on earth to a Bible person. The parent company of Mardel is the one and only Hobby Lobby. They try to keep the store radius within 450 miles of OK City to allow for the best delivery of merchandise to the stores. I have begged and pleaded with Headquarters and God for a couple of years now for a store here in San Angelo all to no avail. Sadly, the closest one was in Midland, which is about 200 miles from here.

But alas, all is not lost. My friend and I made a trip to Abilene today to find the TDC facility where my friend’s husband is being housed. We found the facility, shopped for a while then had a late lunch at Abuelo's. I walked out to smoke looked across the road and what did my eyes spy...

I almost fell to the ground!!! I stood there in shock for a minute then started praising my Father, who knows this child so well, and gave her exactly what she needed when she needed it! I went back in the restaurant told my friend that I needed to make one more stop and off we went.

I think that the inside of a Mardel is a small glimmer of what Heaven will be like. Imagine with me if you will a wall the width or length of the store that is nothing but Bibles. Every kind imaginable, and you can sit and browse at will, open all you want, flip pages, hug, kiss, smell, and read, till you find the one that is the exact fit.
I bought one of these

And one of these

But, this is the new fav that will be getting lots of use over the next year or so.

I am not ashamed to admit that I am spoiled. I am after all the apple of my Father's eye, and He knows what I need when I need it. Oh, I also bought some clothes and shoes, they are in the bags waiting to put up, but not my Bibles. They are already in use. God is way to good to this undeserving child.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

1st and 15th Memory Scripture

Ms. Moore over at the LPM Blog is hosting 1st and 15th scripture memory . We are in the process of committing to memory 24 scriptures from January to December 2009. We are to memorize twice in each month the 1st and the 15th.

Mamma Beth did a video guide to help us with our memorization. Her guide lines went with the word RENEW

R read it
E examine it
N need it
E echo it
W wield it

This is based on Romans 12:2 NKJ "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

I think that I skipped part of the month of February, but I am back and the scripture for this part of March is one that I definitely need.

Psalm 51:10 NKJV

Create in me a clean heart, O God. And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

I have been spending a lot of time wallowing in the pit these past few weeks. I have let people have control of whom I talk to and what I post on FB and the blog, out of fear. Fear that something I say will be used against me. I am done with that. My soul trust in You; and in the shadow of His wings I will make my refuge. Until these calamities have passed by. He has delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of the Son of His love. And in the wilderness where I saw how the Lord my God carried me, as a man carries his son, in all the way that I went until I came to this place.

I have not been wielding my sword, in fact I laid it down and let someone else use it against me.

I was reading in 2 Samuel this morning and found a scripture that just made me go I want that.
2 Samuel 23:10 He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary and his hand stuck to the sword.

I want my hand stuck to the sword, so that even when I weary, it can still be wielded by the Spirit of God.