Archive for June, 2010

June 30- Bored?

June 30, 2010

Have you ever said, “I’m so bored?” Well, I used to say that when I first became a Christian. And I’m happy to say that, that word I rarely use any more. If we are truly tapped into God, we can never be bored. This is how my husband put it:

Someone who is bored is miserable.

I have to agree with that. Because I got bored easily before I became a Christian. And the reason I got bored when I first became a Christian was because that old baggage came with me. Anger, unforgiveness, not knowing how much God loved me, I was just learning who I was, what my life was all about, what God called me to do. Of course, once all that stuff began working in my life there was no time for boredom.

But it’s when we are miserable that we can become bored.

So, if you still say, “I’m so bored.” Then begin looking at your heart, mind, and relationship with your living loving Heavenly Father. Because if we are truly in a good relationship with Him, we can never be bored.

Being bored also manifests in being sad. There is a scripture in the Old Testament where a person who was sad in the presence of the King was killed! Why? Because the King believed that no one should ever be sad in his presence. That they should be so elated with joy because they stand in his presence. It’s an insult to the king. Well, that’s how it is with God. It’s an insult to him if we say we are bored, because what we are really saying is that we are sad, miserable, discontent, disappointed, and lost vision.

I encourage you to make that right with God today. It may be that if your life is spiraling down, your restoration is just a confession away! Tell him your heart, ask for forgiveness for being bored, disappointed, misearable, sad, angry, hurt, etc., and ask for His restoration. I guarantee you, He will hear you, and He will restore you, and bring you the “Joy of the Lord” which is your strength, your comfort and your peace.


June 18 – Revelations like Living Water

June 17, 2010

It’s so important that we have hope, vision, and continually seeking God’s will, love, and help. Without these things, we will dry up inside, get depressed, lose hope, not feel like doing anything, fearful, anxious, confused, procrastinating, uninterested, and on and on.

That is why the bible says, “People are destroyed who lack vision.” We have to have something to look forward to, to keep us going. And one thing we can always depend on, those of us who are believers, is that Jesus’ return is close, and that we will ultimately end up in Heaven. We need to look beyond the things going on in the earth and see the BIG picture. We need to ask God to help us see the earth as He sees it. We have to rise up above all the stuff in our own lives, and in the world to see things clearly. There is no surprises with God. He knows it all, He foresaw everything, and still has complete confidence that everything is going to work out.

Even with the oil spill. A huge life threatening thing for this planet. That “man” has caused this horrendous disaster. But it was no surprise to God. We have to do all we can do on the earth and trust God with the rest. If we are looking at the disasters or catasrophies in our lives, then we will lose hope, get sad and depressed. But if we lift our eyes up to the horizon, above all these things, personally or world-wide, we will find our peace, our hope, and our joy IN THE MIDST of these trials.

So I encourage you, and me, today to look beyond what is happening in the earth, and see what God is doing, see that there is a land flowing freely, a place of perfect peace. And that place will only be found when our confidence and eyes and trust are upon Him. “He will keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.” (Isaiah 26:3)

And as we do this, the Lord will speak into our lives, revelations like living water. Flowing freely in and out of us, splashing on those around us. Sharing the hope, the faith, the truth with others so that they can live again.

June 15 – Dead Things

June 15, 2010

Did you know that God’s mercies are NEW every morning? Why do you think He says that? It’s because what matters to Him is what is happening now in your heart and life. Everything in the past is dead and gone, even the good things. Those memories are not to cloud the present.

I don’t know how many people – well I know of one in particular – that constantly talks of his football days, in every conversation! That gloryious time in his life when he was “all american” sports person or something like that. Even the good memories can cloud today’s. That’s why His mercies are NEW every morning, there is no room for old. God doesn’t look at what we have DONE… but what we are doing now! That’s all that matters to Him.

Our memories can be useful though, to help others to make better decisions for their lives, or even help us make better life choices, etc. To use our history to help our children, etc. But they are never to cloud the present! When we do that, we are limiting what God wants to do today.

June 14 – Nothing but the truth… so help me God!

June 14, 2010

My husband just retired… woohoo!!  And now we are adjusting to our life together. Today we decided to start reading a variety of books, including the Bible, and discuss and pray. We haven’t been able to do this together because his work hours didn’t permit it. So we are excited about this. Well, this morning we read in 3 John and 2nd John… about love and truth… lots of truth. Then I was reminded of something and shared it with Tom.

I put something on Craig’s list to give away for free, it was a band saw. I got a call and arranged to meet this person at the store down the street. As I opened up the back of my car, he looked at it and said, “Oh…  is that it?” Of course, immediately I began to make excuses for it. That is was an extra one, that I had an inheritance of some saws and didn’t need this one too, yadda, yadda, yadda. I was stretching the truth with a perfect stranger so that I didn’t “look” bad or make what I offered better. And the sad thing about this, is that it was FREE!! But I felt like what I offered in the first place wasn’t good enough!!! Ouch!

It reminds me of a show I saw once called, “I dream of Jeanie”  She had her house up for sale, and it was a very quaint and small house.  The woman who came in to see it said, “Oh, this is cute, is this it?”  Then Jeanie, as she opened each door, blinked her eyes and made each room look bigger than they were… like a big libarary, or a ball room, etc.

We do this because the “need” to be okay…  Friends, we are okay with God, and that’s all that matters. We have to stop trying to get others to approve of us!

I remember going to a new church, and one day, about 3 months into it, no one said a word to me. I even went up to people, and they truly ignored me. I left that day, hurt. I stood in the parking lot and even cried to my car saying, “I wont’ be back here again.” Then the Holy Spirit said, “I made you invisible on purpose.” I stopped and waited for more, He said, “Because I need you to come to church for me, not for other people’s approval or acknowledgement.” Ouch again..

So I repented for needing to look good, or for approval, or acceptance, or acknowledgment…  More peace these days too!!! I thank God every day for showing me bits and pieces to help me into more freedom. I have to say every day, “Nothing but the truth… so HELP me GOD.”

June 8 – Physician, heal thyself

June 8, 2010

Hello all: It’s been awhile since I last shared. I was visiting grandchildren in Alaska! It was awesome.

I wanted to share something someone sent me concerning the roles of physicians in the Bible. Read for yourself.

The first mention of  ‘physicians’ in Scripture was II Chronicles 16:12  “And Asa, in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceedingly great; yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.

Next verse begins with this:  “And Asa slept with his fathers….”

He DIED!!!  He sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians of his day and he DIED.

Genesis 50:2;  And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

II Chronicles 16:12; And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceeding [great]: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. (remember, he DIED after this….)

Job 13:4  But ye [are] forgers of lies, ye [are] all physicians of no value

Mark 5:26  And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Luke 8:43  And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

As you can see the first two times the word ‘physicians’ is used, it is in connection with death, the third time it is used it is connected with ‘lies’ and ‘no value’ and the fourth and fifth time it is used it is in connection with the loss of money with NO healing!

Note:  the fourth and fifth time the word is used it is a set up to introduce the acts of the one and true Healer (not physician but THE GREAT PHYSICIANS), Jesus Christ the Messiah…Yeshua!

==== You conclude with this means to you. But I do know that when we get sick, the Bible instructs us to go to the elders of the church for prayer. And if that doesn’t work, ask God to show you if there is anything in your heart and life blocking your healing? And do what the Lord says to do. I’m not saying never go to a physician, because I do and so do many others, but it shouldn’t be our first choice.