Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:1
I admit it, I am a planner. I use lists for everything - down to what I'll be cleaning and when. I love FlyLady and one of my favorite blogs to read is "I'm An Organizing Junkie," BECAUSE I AM TOO.
But....I have learned to not let those lists be carved in stone. My lists are more like suggestions, guidelines, or goals. They are things I would like to accomplish ~~ but if the Lord have other ideas for my day, He comes first. The lists can wait!!!
I strongly suggest to everyone ~ make Him the center of your life. We don't know what tomorrow may bring....we don't even know what tonight holds. So, take what the Lord have given you - this moment in time - and do all you can to have a day that focuses on Him. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10

Monday, November 26, 2007

(As the mom of 5 boys....I fully understand that comic!!)

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

In my personal Bible reading this morning, I spent time thinking about the verse above.

Paul was pretty straight forward when he told us how to walk - "walk as children of the light." He may have said it almost 2000 years ago, but it is still just as relevant today as it was then.

So, how do you know if your walking as a child of the light? Ask yourself this question...."Will what I say or what I do reflect negatively or positively on my claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ?" Just be God-conscious during your daily walk, and you will walk in the light.

We need not be paranoid about our behavior. Just live a reasonable life with Eph. 5:8 in the back of your mind. Don't try to be so Heavenly that you are no earthly good. Be reasonable and normal in your Christian walk, and others will begin to want what you have.

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. ~~ Proverbs 26:20


I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. ~~ Psalm 45:17

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's been a while.....

I honestly don't remember the last time I was here - but I can say I've missed it. I love to journal and it doesn't even matter if anyone reads this or not. I am going to try to get back to doing the things I love (and using my blog to as a journal of my Bible Reading and studying is one thing I love.)

Over the last couple of days I have been studying a little phrase in the Bible ~~ "but God". It is used 44 different times. It is an amazing study. Because BUT FOR GOD where would we be???
I know God has blessed me beyond anything I could ever deserve. I was a lost sinner, BUT GOD sent His Son for me. I was dying in my trespasses and sins, BUT GOD shows His mercy on me each and every day. I could go on and on.

I look forward to spending time sharing my thoughts and my heart here again. I've missed this!!