Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Feelings Come and Go

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12: 1,2

God, Himself beseeches us to get into His Word whether we "feel" like it or not. It is the Bible that cleanses us, corrects us and renews our mind. This Scripture does not say that it takes into account our "want to"s. Feelings come and go but God's Word stays the same! He convicts and comforts and the Holy Spirit is the one who renews our mind as we are obedient to Him. I am thankful for His working in my own heart this morning along these lines.

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent ours with family, as many of you probably did. Three great-nephews and two great nieces were the youngest ones at our gathering. It was a joy that Mom could enjoy these young ones again, as they're growing up so quickly! After we all dispersed I realized that we didn't get a group picture, how sad.

Mom and great granddaughter, Riley (4 years old)
Mom and Titus (now 8 months) playing peek-a-boo!
Look who did ALL the dishes! Nathan! He shared that in years past, as he rode home, he would often think about all those dishes ---and WHO did them? This year he did something about it. Thanks, Naje!

It was a beautiful day for sliding, which the children spent a lot of time doing. I'm sorry that my camera was not more at-the-ready. It was a good day of renewing relationships with family members who we don't get to see very often.

This year is quickly coming to a close. The Lord has convicted me to be praying for revival in my own heart and in the hearts of individuals in the body of Christ. As I listened to a sermon this morning, the preacher (Mike Allison, Madison Baptist Church) quoted "...if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us...we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him". (from I Jn. 5:14,15)  It is the will of God that the true believers on this earth are filled with the Holy Spirit of God with power. This is not using the Holy Spirit wrongly, as some groups do. He is the One who fills us, revives us and makes believers powerhouses for Christ!

Such a misty day on Darling Hill. Everything is gray outside, but my heart is bright with the working of  God, as only He can do. I hope that yours is also!

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