Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mind Renewal..Continued

The yielded heart is the key to a renewed mind..."Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."~2 Corinthians 10:5
~Read also Ephesians 4:17-23 and Isaiah 1:18

Heart: (Hebrew::"leb", labe) feelings, will, intellect; the loyalty of man's inner or immaterial nature; likewise the center of anything; synonym for mind, sense, perceptive nature. Old testament reference, first mention: Genesis 6:5
Heart:(Greek: "kardia") feelings, emotions,mind. New Testament reference, first mention: Matthew 5:8

Beware:(Read Romans 1:16-32)These are the battle of the flesh vs. The Spirit
My ideas vs. who He(Jesus) is...What does the Bible say about who Jesus is?
Fantasy vs. Reality
Natural reason vs. Trust
Teachings of men vs. Truth by the Holy Spirit
Faith in "good" things vs. Faith in Christ
What I want now vs. Obedience to God

~"He that hath my commandments, and keepth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."~ John 14:21
The heart consists of the Intellect, Emotion , and will ...each must be yielded in order to be controlled by the Holy Spirit..when our intellect, will, and emotion are all yielded to Jesus we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.(Romans12:1-2)
The Trinity: In theology , the union of three persons in one Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
We are made in God's image...we are three parts(intellect,emotion, and will)
In order to be conformed to His image, there must be union with our our intellect, emotion and will.
Our main objective is to find the Heart of God...this is done by reading His Word, and prayer(we must Be Still before Him, asking Him to show us any thing in our heart that is not right.) Remember we are walking with a Person (A Holy and Righteous God), not a Religion. As we walk with Him throughout the day, He will speak to us about the things that we do, think and say.
~"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,my strength, and my redeemer'. ~Psalm 19:14

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mind Renewal

Lessons on Mind Renewal: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world:but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect , will of God."
~Romans 12:1-2
Renew: 1." to make new or as if new again; make young, fresh, or strong again, bring back into good condition."
2."to give spiritual strength to "
3. "to cause to exist again, reestablish, revive"
4." to fill with a fresh supply"

When we first come to know the Lord, our minds are renewed from a lost state. We exchange our hearts for His...our minds for His ...our desires for His.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." ~2 Corinthians 5:17

Then throughout our Christian walk , our minds need to be renewed again and again, because we slip back into our old habits, our fleshly desires and are affected by worldly influences.This is a constant battle for the Christian and the only way to renew our mind is through God's Holy Word.

More to come on "Mind Renewal". Suggested study: Look up all references to the word "mind" in the Bible.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Think through me, Thoughts of God,
My Father, quiet me,
Till in Thy holy Presence, hushed,
I think Thy thoughts with Thee.

Think through me, thoughts of God,
That always, everywhere,
The stream that through my being flows,
May homeward pass in prayer.

Think through me, Thoughts of God,
And let my own thoughts be
Like the sand-pools on the shore
Of the eternal sea.
~Amy Carmichael

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Word of God

"Scripture is a paradise of trees of life which brings forth fruit every month, and the leaves for medicine. It is a shower of heavenly bread and a cellar full of oil vessels whereby all our necessities may be provided. It is a pantry of wholesome food against mouldy traditions,a pharmacist's shop against heresies; a code of profitable laws against rebellious spirit; a treasure of costly jewels against beggarly rudiments, a foundation of most pure water springing up into everlasting life".

...taken from the introduction to the reader, from the King Kames Version of the Bible in the year of our Lord 1611

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Remembering 9/11

We have gone on with our lives, but many are still grieving over their lost loved ones. It has been 8 years, but for many it feels like yesterday.Let's not forget to pray for these families that no longer have a Father or Mother or child because of the destruction of 9/11. May the Lord be their Strength and Comforter, may they serve Him with a Renewed Strength! Check out my slide show on Flight 93 at the bottom of my site.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lovely Sites

I wanted to share these two lovely feminine sites .They are both young unmarried ladies and are very industrious! They remind me of the Proverbs 31 women .Hope you enjoy them! http://apriring-homemaker.blogspot

Stones of Fire

"The stone is only a stone until its heart is broken and the air has a chance to get in. The Christian convert is only a principle until he lets God have His way with him: break his heart, if that has to be! Anything, in order to rip open the hardness and let God in! When the air has filled the fissures, then the stone is no longer a pebble.It is a gem, a precious opal, a stone of fire." ~Isobel Kuhn

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A giveaway! is having a giveaway for this lovely handmade quilt! Check it out!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Share a Book

Does anyone have a book to share? I enjoy hearing what people are reading. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to share them. I am presently reading a book entitled" Rivers of Living Water" by Ruth Paxson. She was an American missionary to China in the 1930's. She wrote several books.
"To be a Christian is to have Christ the Life of our minds, hearts, and wills so that it is He who thinks through our minds, loves through hearts and wills through our wills.It is to have Christ filling our life in ever-increasing measure until we have no life apart from Him." Ruth Paxson
It is very challenging!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Are you overwhelmed?

I have been saved for 20 years now...and as I look back , I remember a time when I said "Yes!" to everything. I am not referring to spiritually dangerous things. Although I am sure that at times I found myself in sticky situations that were not healthy for a new babe in Christ . God has a way of protecting us even though we are dumb sheep. But, I am thinking specifically about all of the "Good" things that we can say "yes" to without really asking God Himself to lead and direct us. I said "Yes" to so many things that I found myself overwhelmed, tired, irritated, etc. I struggled to have Peace and Joy. It took me many years to learn this lesson. One of my favorite quotes that has helped me is: "Never Respond to Need, only Respond to the Will of God"
It is very freeing! I hope to encourage you to listen for God's voice and allow Him to lead you.

"For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." Psalms 31:3

Monday, May 25, 2009

Safe on the Shepherd's shoulders,
Held by His pierced hand,
Found that I might forever
Firm on His precepts stand;
Therefore shall He uphold me-
His promise is sure as His throne-
When he placed me upon His shoulders,
His plan was to bring me home.
~G. Albert Ramsey

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Something to ponder

The moment we seek of ourselves to please God, we are placing ourselves under the law, a realm where grace does not operate. Grace implies that God does something for us. Law implies that we do something for God. Deliverance from the law does not mean that we are free from doing the will of God, but that another, the LORD Himself, does it in us and through us.
~Corrie ten Boom

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purpose of My Blog

Hi everyone! My daughter, Sarah, has recently introduced me to the Blog world. I am excited about meeting you all. The purpose of my blog is to encourage others in their relationship with the LORD and to keep in touch with friends. I believe whether young or old , we all need encouragement!
When I was a young believer I attended a Women's Retreat and heard the most wonderful message on the book of Ruth. This was the first time that the verse in Ruth 2:16..."And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not," spoke to my heart in a special way. I have been saved now for 20 years and have seen how God continually sends "Handfuls of Purpose" to me for each season of life I am going through. I have learned that there is a lesson in all things if we are looking for it. The LORD is intimately acquainted with each one of us and desires for us to walk with Him more closely day by day. It is through these lessons that God draws us nearer.