Monday, July 22, 2013

A new Royal Baby is born...

The news is covering the mass of people standing in the streets and celebrating the birth of the new son of Kate and William!  What a glorious thing, not just to have a new son, but knowing he is a real Prince, a future King!  I know the kingdom is excited, much less the proud parents. 

But, wait...this is not the first royal baby to be born.  Let us compare a few things here....
Future King of name yet, born in a private wing of a hospital with guards surrounding them, not only the country celebrates, but the whole world sending best regards. Future earthly royal life.
Son of God.........named Jesus before birth, born in a manger inside a barn, guarded by only the animals, the shepherds and heavenly hosts celebrated...earthly future is death on a cross.  (Luke 2:1-7)

But, let us compare a bit more...Jesus is the son of God, who still reigns from on high and will reign for all eternity.  The King of England is for a short time, if ever, that he is King.  Jesus, came to set me free from eternal condemnation.  The King of England does nothing for me or the people living in England.

I guess I am disappointed that people don't see the relevance of who the important person is here.  We should not put anyone or anything before our God.  The true King of Kings is still alive and well and is to be praised and honored.

True, babies are cute and yes, I am happy for the young couple having a son.  I remember holding a newborn son, there is nothing more precious.  But to see the hoopla on the news, just made me mindful of the birth of Christ.  There was no hoopla for Him then, but one day the skies will open up and what a news story that will be!!
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4:16 NASB)
Are you ready to see Him? Is your relationship with the true King as close as it could be?  Celebrate your birth and life in Him, show Him you care enough to serve Him.  Love Him, Praise Him, allow Him to be Lord of your will be blessed by the King! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Seeing Beauty, but where is God?

"Seek my face"! Do we see God when really are looking around us?  I have had the good fortune this week to see His beauty in the Hawaiian Islands (where my daughter lives with her family) by only looking out the car window as we drove from the airport!  Look at the massive ocean beauty with the sun setting on it, or look to the lava filled mountain tops..  He is here in the waterfalls and every flower that is in bloom. 
But, wait, doesn't He say He is with us all the time?  We just need to seek Him.  We must also remember God does not hide from us, like a child playing hide and seek.  He loves us to much to hide, He wants us to know where He is,  so we can have fellowship. 
I personally believe that He is crying for our nation and our people to come back to Him.  He made us a promise and I am afraid we have forgotten it.  

 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
" if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
God promises us, He is with us, why do we continually pass the beauty and not see Him?  Let us be the beginning of change and a daily walk with Him, so we can turn our nation back to Christ.  Let us be the ones to pray daily for our nation when we see beauty in our land.  Seek Him, pray to Him, see Him in the beauty only He can create.  Yearn for a deeper relationship with Him.  


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Arroggance vs Confidence

Often in life we look ahead and ponder what God has in store.  With Him giving me the little book, "Round Eyes" to write, I was so afraid of people thinking I am something I am not.  God gave it, and He knew long ago, when we adopted our son, that there was more to come.
Beth Moore says to 'flee from arrogance, but whatever you do, hold tightly to the confidence you have in Christ'.  In other words, if Christ tells you to do something, it is in Him that you can do it anyway, be confident in it.
The enemy will try to steal your joy and devour the glory for God.  Be aware of those who allow the darkness to use them.
Hebrews 10:35-36 "Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will.  Then you will receive all the He has promised." 
How can God continue to trust us to do anything if we are afraid to move forward with Him?
Be still, listen...what is God telling you to do?  Are you afraid of what someone will say? Are you afraid you are not qualified? Remember, if God is with you, who can be against you?

Be encouraged that He is with you all the way.
Paul said it like this in 1 Cor. 15:10  " Whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out His special favor on me...and not without results.  For I have worked hard than any of the other apostle; yet it was not I but Go who was working through me by His grace. "

Bragging? No! Paul was giving God the glory, honor and praise. SO...I tell you now...Listen and do what He is calling you to do...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blessings from beyond....

While sitting and thinking about all God has blessed me personally with...I also look around me at my surroundings.  How often do we drive down the road and don't even slow our minds (much less our vehicle) down to look at the mountains or the rivers and creeks we are passing.  I often look up (when hubby is driving) and still look at the clouds as I did as a young girl, thinking about what is beyond. 

Well, "beyond" is actually where the love and blessings come from...Heavenly Places.  God created earth for his children.  Our son recently just built a new house.  We want the best for him and his family, we are proud of their new country home.  I think God is proud of the beauty He has created for us, His children. 

If we just give Him the moment in time to look at the beauty...for us, surely we can saw 'thank You', even in a small whisper. 

Stop what you are doing right now, reading this, and look around you.  You home maybe, your family, whatever you see, be thankful and whisper to Him.  Let Him know you realize He gave them to you.  He loves us so much, we can feel it when we give Him glory.  Give the love back our heavenly Father, who is in Heavenly Places. 

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”