Monday, September 5, 2011
Yesterday at church, the pastor taught from Judges and spoke on Samson. The people bound Samson with 2 NEW ropes in order to overtake him. They knew that he had strength and that it wouldn't give them an upper hand if the ropes were old; or if it was only 1. They knew the ropes had to be new and there had to be more than one of them.
So I'm reading this morning and the Lord puts Matthew 12:29 in my path.
"Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house."
I thought, alright what is the Lord wanting me to see here... then it hit me. How many times has satan tied me up and stole from me? Stole my joy, my peace, etc.
Satan knows the strength the Lord gives His children... he knows that he cannot overtake the Lord... he knows our weaknesses.
It's the little things that entangle us. He doesn't hogtie us up in order to overtake us. It's a little at a time. He takes the ropes... the new ropes... and wraps us up little by little.
We have to be aware of his lies, his schemes, his craftiness.
However, take heart. The Lord has overcome!!!!! Because of Christ, we are able to have that relationship with Him. "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" ~ Romans 5:1
So the simply thought/word for the day.... Don't let satan steal anything from you!!!!
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" ~ Romans 8:31-35
Thursday, July 14, 2011
My friend Bryan and I were talking the other night about jobs, relationships, life, etc. We've been friends since high school and so we've seen each other's lives change over the years. He jokingly gave me this "homework assignment" since he's back in the school mode, but I decided to turn it into a post. He asked me to define happiness on my terms. It's funny, because I think my ideas of happiness are so different than a lot of the world's ideas of happiness. Plus, I'm not sure I answered his question in the way he wanted, but we'll see. So these are my definitions.
* being submitted to the Lord knowing that He is able to use you fully because you aren't in His way.
* not having everything that you want or that the world tells you to have, but knowing that you have everything you'll ever need.
* knowing that the person you have promised to share the rest of your life with loves the Lord above you because that's the only way he can learn how to love you as his spouse.
* resting in the fact that the same person you have promised yourself to is human just as you are.
* being told that the little things you did made huge impacts on a person's life... even when most of the time you didn't realize you did such things.
* having dreams that you believe the Lord will fulfill one day that involves many children.
* having friends who don't leave when you screw up royally... even daily.
* loving on students and children who may never have someone hug them at home.
* being asked to and being able to pray for and over someone.
These are just a few thoughts... but it makes me stop and think about where I find my happiness.
What is happiness to you?
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
1. Toothbrush holders are more valuable than gold.
2. Bookbags/cloth bags are more valuable than toothbrush holders.
3. Men gossip just as much as women.
4. The more you have to call 911, the less anxious you get while doing it.
5. Firemen are really nice.
6. The saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” is the most profound statement you can ever hold onto.
7. When you’re the only unmarried female on staff, the men on staff tend to adopt you as a little sister or daughter…. Lord, please prepare and be with the man who decides to accept the challenge of marriage with me.
8. Just because someone claims they are from a church, don’t automatically assume they will portray the attitude and characteristics of Jesus.
9. There really is no traffic when you drive to work at 4am on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Of course, there is nothing on the radio at that time either.
10. A simple smile and look in the eyes can change a person’s whole day.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I was informed to make a turkey cake for the month of November's recognition night. hmmm.... got to figure out how to do that one. Christmas cookies were last year for the month of December. I've already purchased a special "surprise" for my office for employees during the month of December. I'm really excited!!! :)
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. I'm excited for Friday to be here... cold front is moving through. High of 72!!! Woo-Hoo!!!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It's the most wonderful time of the year. I get excited about it more and more each year. I've already walked down the aisles of Hobby Lobby grinning from ear to ear as I looked at all the Christmas decorations.
It will be here before we know it.... Hooray!!! I do believe I need to warm up my "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" DVD so come middle of October I can watch it. :)