Breaking free

27 04 2009

I read this in the devotional Breaking Free by Beth Moore…

“We can be saved and yet continually live in defeat because the enemy can outwit us if we do not depend on the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  We’ve got to know that we’re being swarmed, wise up to the Word, learn what our rights are, and use the equipment God has given us.”

A good word by Beth Moore.  Am I in the word?  Do I hunger for the Word?  Do I stop and listen to the one who does have everything under control?  Do I cry out to the Lord?  Do I live like one who has a God given destiny?  Am I equipped so when the enemy strikes I will be ready?

God be the center of my life and where I fix my eyes…





Reason for Celebration…

12 04 2009

The reason why we celebrate Easter…

1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

 2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

 5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

 8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”





Easter Service Thoughts…

11 04 2009

WOW!

In all the years that I have gone to Easter service  I think this will be one that I remember for a long time.  The first thing is going at 6:30 on Saturday and it being crowded was amazing – the worship was amazing – the choir who helped us get into the presence of the RISEN one was amazing.  Dan Southerland, our lead teaching pastor, gave a great simple message but one that challenged me a ton.  He talked about following Jesus and he said that sometimes God shouts but most of the time he whispers and asks him to follow him even when we don’t understand where we are headed!  I am more in love with Jesus than I have been in a long time and the joy I have in Christ is amazing!





Good Friday…

10 04 2009

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we still sinners Christ died for us” – RM 5:8

I am thankful on this Good Friday what was done for me on the cross.  I am amazed that God loved me so much to die on the cross for me.  It’s amazing that it can be so personal.  I thought of the song Amazing Love and it captures my heart today.

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit lives within me
Because You died and rose again

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit lives within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, I honor You

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit lives within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, I honor You
In all I do, I honor You

You are my King
You are my King
Jesus, You are my King
You are my King

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, to honor You

In all I do, to honor You,
In all I do, Let me honor You.





IT’S TOUGH BEING A WOMAN!!!

2 04 2009

Well, my blog has been very quiet lately…just been very busy and also sick with sinus infection plus my arthitis is acting up.  One of my fingers is very sore when I try to bend it – OUCH!  It doesn’t mean that I haven’t had things to say but I need to organize my thoughts better.  I just wanted to write some  thoughts down  which I got it from Beth Moore –  “God can’t turn a table that was never set against you” and this question “Am I strong or just spoiled?”  Are we strong because things are stacked against us or are we spoiled when we can worship in a free manner.

Here are the scenarios that Beth talked about during the study…

It’s tough being a woman…

  1. In Another women’s shadow
  2. Where beauty is a treatment
  3. In a mean world
  4. When we’ve been thrown a giant size weight
  5. in the Tight fist of fear
  6. Who can balance passion with patience
  7. who  feels responsible for the how.

She unpacks each of these and how we can fight these situations during the Esther study and I would recommend it to any women.  I can’t believe it is over after next week.  I have grown up during these weeks and the one thing that stood out to me was how God turned the tables but he can’t until the table is set against us!

This weekend I will post one of my most heart felt posts on my former Life Group and how thankful I am for each woman who have been part of the Messer/Pockrandt life group the last three and half years!  Wow, what a ride!!!!  I will share some of the life lessons that I learned from this group and it all starts with being FAT!  I do want to be fat in this case!