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Monday, June 29, 2009

UHM....

1 Chronicles 17:2 2 Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."
Dear Friend:
Uhm…what should I do?
When we feel as if God is not speaking, because God’s spirit is in your heart, you should trust the inner witness that you sense about what you should or should not do. Do what you believe to be best based on the knowledge you have, and be willing to change if and when God shows you something definite. At first Nathan was saying do what was in David’s heart then as you read on in 1 Chronicle the Lord gives more definite plans to Nathan. He says “that what was on David’s heart to build a temple now God was giving definite instructions that it would be his son who would build the temple.”

Let’s pray: Father give me the courage to follow my heart with peace. Speak to me with definite instruction. Lord thank you for always growing me and making me more like you.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Trusting my inner witness,
Elaine

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Never Perish

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 1Peter 1:3

Dear Friend:
This has been a time of grieving for me. My mom passed away this past week. It was so hard to say good-bye. But every prayer that went out for my strength has been answered. What I was imagining that I could never do, put my mom to rest, I did. The above verse gives me such assurance of where my mom is and that brings me indescribable peace.
Pray with me: Lord, help me to continue to walk in assurance in knowing how you brought your son to die for me so I can be with you in heaven. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Walking in a peace that passes all understanding and it is guarding my heart and mind in Christ Jesus my Lord!

Elaine
KEEP PRAYING FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!

Fly by the Seat of Your Pants

1 Samuel 17:45 David said to the Philistine “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

Dear Friend:

What does “fly by the seat of your pants really mean?”
It actually had to do with the movement of the seat of your pants, In early aviation days, there weren't too many instruments. The pilots literally had to "feel" the movement of the aircraft-- They did that by feeling the movement of their butt! Thus the definition: Decide a course of action as you go along, using your own initiative and perceptions rather than a pre-determined plan or mechanical aids.

David, while tending his father’s sheep, learned to kill lions and bear s to protect the sheep. He even said “the Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” God built this initiative and perception in David to become a warrior. He no longer needed to trust in sword and spear to fight the enemy. It is so cool that he knew that it was “God ,“ who gave him the power to fight!

I started out thinking this was going to be a message of God warning us to stop “flying by the seat of our pants.” He is saying if you are “flying by the seat of your pants” as many of the previous warriors did and failed, you too will fail. That means the results will look like yelling, screaming, fighting with the goal to have a quick fix and the result is frustration, brokenness, anger and hurt relationships. To have success in our decisions of how to handle things decide today like David did to build your inner instinct on God’s word and examples. Then you can truly fly by the seat of your pants. Get it!

Let’s pray: Father in heaven thank you for your word and the example of your mighty warriors who had victory because of you. Help me to stay true to you and learn and live like David. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Flying by the seat of God’s word,
Elaine

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Did U Read the Instructions?

Dear Friend:
Psalm 34:11-14 come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Have you bought things that you have to put together by reading the instructions? When you purchase a game and you have to read the instructions, isn’t it hard but helpful? I have seen people in my life putting things together according to the instructions and in the end have extra parts? LOL! Some of the parts maybe extras or the person may have missed a step. The instructions are numbered and it is to your advantage to read them all!

How does God expect us to do all of the above?
READ THE MANUAL-MY B.I.B.L.E.=BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH. –GOD-
Let’s pray: Lord help me to listen, learn, reverently fear you, desire good, keep my tongue from evil, do good, seek peace and purse it! Thank you for the desire to read your word. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Reading thru the bible,
Elaine

Wisdom Teeth

Dear Friend:

Ever wonder why we have wisdom teeth and why they are called that?

They are generally thought to be called "wisdom teeth" because they appear so late—much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are supposedly wiser than as a child, when the other teeth erupt.

Alternatively it may be that the term derives from a mistranslation of the corresponding term in Dutch in which language they are called 'verstandskiezen', literally 'far-standing-molars' referring to the fact that they are located at the back of the mouth. In Dutch such compound words are contracted (written without the spaces) leaving the first part of the word as 'verstand' which can correctly be translated as 'wisdom' in English.

So it is either because of the age theory or the Dutch people screwed up the spelling. I have to laugh because my Pastor is Dutch and he quite often makes fun of his heritage in a funny way.
Proverbs 9:10 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
James 1:5 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 3:17 17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

A WISE LIST
1. Fear the Lord
2. Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
3. Pray for wisdom and God promises to give it generously.

WISE RESULTS
1. Pure.
2. Peace-loving.
3. Considerate.
4. Submissive.
5. Full of mercy.
6. Good Fruit.
7. Impartial.
8. Sincere.

WISE HEART CHECK LIST:
James 3:14-15 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
A 13 year old girl responded this way when asked, “Why do you need the fear of the Lord for wisdom?” Her response was, “With God I look for the things he would want me to do, not what I would want to do.”
Now that is wisdom!
Let’s pray: Lord I love and fear you. I need your wisdom. Give me a Wise Heart check-up. Thank you for giving me wisdom so generously. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Asking,
Elaine

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Junk Food

2 Timothy 4:5 3-5You're going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.
Dear Friend:
Do watch what you eat? Do ever notice when you are stressed, that you don’t crave vegetables? But instead, you crave “Junk Food.” Sometimes we want things to be quick and easy so we go for the easy. If the majority is thinking one way, isn’t easier just to accept and go along with what they say?
It really takes time spent with God to filter all the days input. It is almost like going through your e-mails daily. You delete the junk and save the important stuff. It takes self-discipline to accept the truth and deny the junk.
So today we must decide to keep our eyes on what we are doing; accept the good with bad, but keep our minds alive with the truth. Stay true to the one who created you and loves you, The Lord Jesus Christ. No if s and or buts. Stick with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that is one in three. If God wanted to be called anything else he would have put that in the Bible.
Let’s pray: Father in heaven, help me to hunger for solid teaching and not be filled with junk. I want to keep my eyes on what you’re doing and as a servant keep your message alive. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Trying to stay junk free,
Elaine