Jesus loves me this I know. Debra Wants me this I know. My kids appreciate me this I know. My church encourages me this I know. My Life Group cares for me this I know. Everything else I know, I will share with you.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

To my Grandaughter

Though I only see you through a vail, your the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
Though I have never heard you laugh, I promise your life will be filled with laughter
Though I have never held your hand, I will never let it go
Though you have yet to meet your parents, they are amazing people
Though all you have heard your grandma say "oh my goodness" there is not a greater woman on the planet.

Yesterday I learned that you will be MY Granddaughter, and I have never been happier, and though you haven't heard me say it, mark this as your first time,  I LOVE YOU

Thursday, November 7, 2013

There is alway room for MORE

Last nights prayer meeting was a huge moment for me.

As I walked around the church, I noticed how much we have filled it.

The 6-8th grade room was filled with Possibilities thanks to Holly and Teresa, a team
The nursery was full of Laughter thanks to Randy and her team
The auditorium was filled with Worship thanks to Brendon and his team
The church was filled with Prayer thanks to the LG leaders and their teams
The Building was filled with Love thanks to our team of believers
Even those of us to went to Fultanos the fullness spilled over with Hilarity as two life groups tried to find a team name for one.

There was no where I could go where I wasn't being filled with the fruits of the Spirit.
There was Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Temperance.

He was there, We were there, and there is Always room for MORE ~ Thanks Vanessa

Thank You newLife ~ and Team Nice Dynamite (I still think its a dumb name)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time to Wake Up and Pray Hard

Daniel Chapter seven comes about for one reason. Daniel is a man of Prayer and this communication with God has opened Him up to even deeper communication than the average human.
It wasn't that Daniel was better, smarter, or a greater man then others, it was simply because his faith exhibited in a life of prayer made him worthy of more
and more he got.

In fact chapter 7 begins a prophetic section that goes through the rest of the book of Daniel. This passage outlines history from Daniels day to past our very own to the end of time and the return of Jesus Christ.

And while I could take the time to explain how the four beasts represent current nations and how the Stone cut out without a hand striking the image on its feet, literally destroying these kingdoms as Jesus returns and His Kingdom is restored. The most useful truth here is that Daniel was given this vision because of his prayer life.

God, shared something very intimate as well as important with Daniel. He did not share it with the King, nor the Rich men, nor the mighty commanders of war, but with a lowly slave who prayed without fear and without fail.

And it makes me wonder. Are our prayer lives worthy of God sharing deeper intimate things with us. Is our communication with Him by a Faith that moves God to trust us with such valuable and important truths? And what is God waiting to tell us if we would only be men and women of prayer?

I know this, I'm going to stop writing, and Start Praying. I suggest you do too and seek to go deeper.