Wednesday, August 29, 2012

it just can't

my son was outside checking the garden without me near and decided to pick a tomato that wasn't ready. it was itty bitty and we were so excited about it growing to be a big juicy one.. its taken some time to start producing and its our favorite plant. well we were pretty bummed!

it made me think about how we are the the branches and produce fruit for the Lord, but only if we abide in him. Well, if we pick ourselves off before he can do his good work we are puny, small and pretty much worthless. just like the little tiny tomato. It may be cute but theres not much we can do with it now. We can't just glue it back on the plant and make it grow!

So i think for me it just shows how we should stick close to the Lord and let him make us produce much fruit for him!

be encouraged yourself!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

will silver and gold help?

Zep 1:18Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the LORD'S wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Notice all the silver and gold buying and selling now, prices going up, people stealing?
Nothing can save us besides faith in Christ!
Take heart he has overcome this world

Please lord help me not desire the things of this world! Let me hope in you.
Oh Lord I cry out to you, the only one who can help

Thursday, August 16, 2012

that word again..


its not just a word
i think ive been desperately seeking it my whole life.
I think everyone has if they are truly honest with themselves.
and i never really knew what it was until i really starting learning about who Christ is.
So thankful that he loves me,
though i often do not love others the way i should.

truth is, I am hurting myself and have many issues with trust.
Though I truly want to love others, often it has to be with certain boundaries and
most of all
I think love is about understanding.
but that's probably because that is how God made me as a woman.

I never want to offend anyone, though i will always stand up for my Lord and HIS way.

I just sincerely hope at the end of this life i get something right.
I know my salvation is secure,
but are my actions?
Are my thoughts pure?
Are my ways right?
Lord help me be loving like you are to me.
Remind me of your love ONCE AGAIN

Thursday, August 9, 2012

something to think about

First off, let no one get angry at me for posting this, it is not an attack at anyone, but I do feel led to share.
Just ask your Lord God to guide you and help you understand what he wants for your life. But these are some things I cannot ignore and have found the last few years that really get me thinking.

PHARMAKEIA(sorcery, witchcraft)  "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft ; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. --Gal 5:19-21 (NIV)
The Greek word here used for "witchcraft" is:
"Pharmakeia" (Eng., pharmacy etc.) primarily signified the use of medicine, DRUGS, SPELLS; then, POISONING; then, SORCERY, Galatians 5:20, R.V., "sorcery" (A.V., "witchcraft"), mentioned as one of "the works of the flesh." See also Rev. 9:21; 18:23
In the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament ca. 200 B.C.), Ex. 7:11,22; 8:7, 18; Isa. 47:9,12
"In sorcery, the use of Drugs, whether simple or potent, was generally accompanied by Incantations and appeals to occult powers, with the provision of various charms, amulets, etc., professedly designed to keep the applicant or patient from the attention and power of demons, but actually to impress the applicant with the mysterious resources and powers of the sorcerer."

 Strong's # 5331:pharmakeia (far-mak-i'-ah); from 5332; medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively): KJV-- sorcery, witchcraft. (DIC)

true healing will be from god's creation and source, but something to think about is how he will heal:
Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations

and though this world is yet cursed, even now we can get bodily healing from some trees and leaves of plants! i personally believe that is his design for sicknesses, not chemicals (pharmacy).

In the past many christians may have been part of these things, but that is our old life and we are free from that. Let us not be deceived, LET's STUDY ALL OF GOD's WORD DEEPLY.