Friday, January 22, 2010


"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian." ~A.W. Tozer

" If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper. I make it a practice to read the Bible through once every year."
~ Daniel Webster

As the years go by , I am more and more aware of my forgetfulness, my lack of discipline, and my weakness to be overtaken by the mundane duties of this life. Recently, the Lord has been dealing with me in the area of Reading my Bible through every year. I am ashamed as I look back over the years that I have been saved and realize how few times I have actually completed Reading the Whole Bible in a years time. It really is an obtainable goal for all of us...I have no excuse. But, I am ever impressed by the Holy Spirit that He desires to meet with us each day. Will we make our appointment each day or will we continue to reschedule? I want to know Him more intimately...I want to understand His will for my life....I want to share Him with others. May we choose to be Seekers of the Word and to train our precious children to read His Word daily that they might know Him intimately. It is the most important thing to teach them to Know Jesus and to have a love for God's Word.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving"
~Amy Carmichael

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mind Renewal: Lesson One (cont.)

I am sorry for taking so long to post again, but I do want to continue this study on Mind Renewal. We did a wonderful study back in the fall and I am still trying to implement it all. As we studied much of the material was not particularly NEW, but God began to show me areas where I wasn't thinking and living in accordance with His Word. If we will ask Him to put His loving finger upon those areas, He will show us where we err and that which is not pleasing to Him.
"..He that hath my commandments, and keepeth 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....."Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."~Proverbs 4:23
If I am indifferent to, or do not know the Word of God, I find myself in a rough sea, not knowing which way to turn and my life is full of toiling to overcome:

Fear, anxiety, worry , anger
Unruly tongue,
Secret sins, thoughts, habits,
Discontent, complaining, self-condemnation,
Covetousness, selfishness,
Old resentments, broken relationships,
Unforgiving attitudes, regrets, and grievances,
Idolatry of power, possessions, persons,
Sins unable to abandon, addictions...

As a New Year has begun, let us do a personal inventory asking the Lord if there be any sin that stands between us, any weight that is holding us back from growing closer to our Saviour. Let's ask God to search our hearts ...Together let's set some new goals for the year that will help us to grow closer to Him and be all that He wants us to be, For His Sake!

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. for consider him that endured such contradictions of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." ~Hebrews 12:2,3