Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who You Are In Christ...

If u don't believe what God says about u or what Christ has done for u, even though it's true, it won't be true for u. Everything we get from God comes to us through faith and believing what the bible says. Romans 12:2 Do not b conformed to this world but b transformed by the renewing of ur mind.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

I'm a WINNER...AGAIN!!! LOL

I love it when bloggers offer giveaways...how fun!!! I've won a few things so far with the most recent one of them being "The Everything One-Pot Cookbook"...woo hoo!!! Thanks www.tightwadmomma.com - I can't wait to get it!
The Everything One-Pot Cookbook
Image from Amazon.comhttp://www.amazon.com/Everything-One-Pot-Cookbook-Lisa-Rogak/dp/1580621864/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1293634866&sr=8-2#_
Dinner is the meal I struggle with - my husband comes home and wants to know "what's for dinner" and I just CRINGE...I don't live by my stomach so it doesn't make much of a difference to me. BUT with a new year comes a new leaf/resolution to become a better "meal planner". Thankfully, I've just found this site http://www.quickstarthomeschool.com/2010/12/meal-planning-for-the-non-planner/ and have been taking her advice but I'm sure this new cookbook is going to help me out a whole bunch with being able to plan me some meals! Thanks Tightwad Momma!
 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Characteristics of Humility

Have no problem asking God and people for help. John 15:5 apart from God, I can do nothing!
When someone mistreats you, God will give you a double reward. John 5:30 i can do nothing of myself, etc.
Humble people don't want to hurt others. Be careful about how you treat people. A humble person makes peace. Gal 6:2 - means put up with stuff.
Humble people don't pressure people to be perfect. A humble person thanks God for their strengths and thanks God for their weaknesses. 2 cor 12:7-9
When we won't forgive or aren't quick to forgive it's a manifestation of pride.
Matt 18:23-25 be quick to forgive. Don't go by how you feel, go by what the word says. Phil 2:3-5, romans 12:2 you will never have real joy until you get rid of the need to impress people and be humble before God.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pride

Pride manifests itself in lofty airs, distancing ourselves from others and often being contemptuous of others. It causes insolent and rude treatment of others and an elevation and lifting up of ourselves.
You think u don't need God and u mistreat other people.
Wait on God to promote u. When he promotes you, he keeps u. God hates pride. A person with a pride problem almost always talks too much and at the wrong time. Don't brag. Pride goes before destruction.
1Tim3:6
Humble yourself and admit when you are wrong.
Judgement and complaining come out of pride.
Remind yourself that it's none of your business and that you don't need an opinion on their business.
Daniel 4:2-31 (it only took the king 12months to turn from having a heart for God and turning to a heart filled with pride)
God would love to bless us more if we can handle it.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Treats

What do you about gifts for your husband’s employees and co-workers???
I make goodies and my daughter and I come and deliver them…it’s so fun!
This year I made:
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15 bags of Hot Crackers – YUM!!!
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10 bags of sugar cookies
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5 bags of chocolate covered mixed nuts
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10 bags of toffee bark
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10 bags of vanilla covered pretzels
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10 bags of chocolate covered pretzels
And the Directors & Direct Reports got:
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Oreo Truffles…SUPER YUM!!!

If What You Do NOW Stopped TODAY...Would Your Relationship with Christ Continue?

If what u do now stopped today would ur relationship w Christ continue?
Isaiah 29:13- people come near and honor me with their mouth but their hearts are far from me. The people claimed to be close to God, but they were disobedient and merely went through the motions; therefore, God would bring judgement upon them. Religion had become routine instead of real. Often we slip into routine patterns when we worship and we neglect to give God our love and devotion. If we want to be called God's people, we must be obedient and worship him honestly and sincerely.
Matthew 7: cast demons out, i never knew u.
Act 2:42-44 -
Hebrews 10:24-25
Church should b a place of celebration, not a place for you to get filled up for the week. U should be being filled up for the week.
Social aspect of the church - u should b meeting together with others to break bread and minister to one another. If u r too busy to have time to be together with other families then u r by Biblibal standards too busy.
Practically working this out - the phone, verbal face to face communication, have dinner with others, we've lost sight of the gift God has given to us for His glory-having the ability to get believers together and break bread together. Luke 7 u don't want people in ur home cause u don't want them messing up ur home.
U have to make these practices be yours!!!

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Am I coming to Perfection?

Am I coming to perfection? Growing and maturing in love.
Everytime you walk in love it will cost you something. You will have to do something you don't want to do, give away something you'd rather keep, behave in a way you don't feel like behaving.
How does the world know you are a Christian? John 13:35
Words can express love, acts of service, giving, listening, being patient with other people.
1 john 4:7-12 God is love.

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

It’s that time of year again…WOW – where has the year gone!?!

I pray that you are blessed this Christmas with ALL that God has to offer through His son Jesus Christ being born of a virgin, living a sinless life, dying for your sins upon the cross and raising again...He’s ALIVE!!! God bless you!

 2010

Do NOT be afraid.

I bring you good news of GREAT joy that will be for ALL the people.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;

he is Christ the Lord. 

Luke 2:10-11

Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't Panic...this is ONLY a test!!!

Any of u going through some tough stuff right now or been through some tough stuff that's kind of over but u still don't understand it? We have to learn in our life that there r tests, some of them God allows or permits, some of them he even arranges. Ignoring things is never a solution. God can arrange some of these situations to face an issue in our lives. There are things that satan does that God doesn't deliver u from right away because he's going to use it to bring u to a higher level. He has ur best interest and good in mind, what he wants u to do is to trust Him. He tests us but NEVER tempts us. God never allows more to come on u than u can bare...trust Him! Don't panic...this is ONLY a test. James1:12-14 when we r tested it shows what's REALLY in us.

James1:2-3

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Pastors living as Kings

These men have set themselves up as kings and have forgotten they are priests. Some of those areas are in their personal life.
1 peter 2:1-10; 2 sam 8:10-18
Bring a sacrifice of praise, when all hell breaks out in ur life you go before God letting him know you love him, you won't turn from you, etc. Sacrifice your obedience to him, deny self, etc.
A king takes for himself, they expect to get what they want when they want it, they do not submit but expect everyone to submit to them, they do not serve but expect everyone to serve them.
Have u set urself up as a king instead of living like a priest?
1) do u negotiate with God? (borders in ur life? You can go this far in me but no further, etc)
2) do u negotiate laws of thought or action with God in ur life? (laws of unforgiveness, what will b right or wrong in my life)
3) do u negotiate with God services that are provided? (u give me this, i'll give u that, etc)
4) do u worry about saving face (still have pride) with God? (a spat w ur spouse, when u don't apologize and God begins to deal with u, then u begin to try to figure out how u can save face without humbling ourselves before God.)
5) do u treat God with the utmost holy respect? (do u walk before God in humility or treating him like he's ur equal? Or like a priest willing to serve him?)
6) when u read the word of God do u take it as a command or just as a suggestion? (be holy because i am holy, forgive because i say to)
Are u set up as a king or a priest???

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Peace

isaiah 54:17 no weapon formed against us will prosper and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgement we shall show to be in the wrong.
You already have peace, pray for revelation about how to access peace, pray for wisdom to start choosing peace.
John 14:27 - peace i leave with you; my own peace i now give to you. Not as the world gives do i give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves...)

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Don't Try to Figure it all out!

Stop trying to figure it all out, i don't know why, i don't care why, i believe God!!!

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Believe

God expects us to believe, not believe and doubt then believe and doubt. John 11:40 only believe and you will see the glory of God. No matter what u r going through, your job is just to BELIEVE that God is working, no matter what you feel like, trust and believe. It may FEEL like nothing is happening but it is. We also need to know God, His character and what to expect from Him. Get in the word and remind God of what His word says.

Psalm 26:1 vindicate me o Lord, for i have walked in my integrity; i have trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and i shall not slide.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.