Friday, June 6, 2014

God Said It

I am so glad that when we read something from Scripture we can know that it is TRUTH! God cannot lie. On the Lord's Day we are going through the book of Romans. So much of this book speaks of the war of the flesh against the Spirit in a Christian's life, reminding me of a verse in Galatians (5:16), that says, "...walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh". It is TRUE. This verse was one of the first ones that my, then-Pastor (Gibbs) instructed me to memorize. From the time we were baby Christians, he pointed Syd and I to specific verses which he knew would be a help to us throughout our Christian lives. A verse from today's devotional, Feature, is from Philippians 4:6,7

“Be careful for nothing; but in  every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

It referred to this being A Recipe for Peace~how true!

For me, my prayer today, and every day...
By God's grace: 
1. do not worry  
2. pray about everything  3. be thankful !

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Reminder of Praise!

It seems a gray day outside; rather overcast. The forecast inside is just the opposite. Today's kitchen sermon was one by Pastor Peter Laitres. He was a former pastor of my mom and dad's last church.
The sermon was taken from Psalm 145. If you want to hear it, go to sermon and look up by last name of speaker. What a blessing! As I was listening, I realized that praising God (though I am often lacking in this area) is the first and main reason that I blog. What do we have to boast in? - nothing, but our God and His Word! I'll not mention all that Pastor Laitres relayed, but would encourage you to take just 40 minutes or so to be encouraged in the Lord!

“I will extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1

God brought to my memory again, to be thankful for a mother who has taught me through her example and continues to teach me to praise our God daily. Remember, your children are watching you - especially in the day to day words you speak. We have no children and you don't know how many times we've heard, "well, if you had kids you'd...." One thing I do know is that God's Word is true. Whether we have children or not, we impact the ones who we are around, whether our own or someone else's. Pastor Laitres addresses that subject and it's just another thing that was a blessing contained in this sermon. Of course, the Word of God is our best teacher.

I hope that you have a blessed day and thanks so much for stopping by the Hill.

“One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.” Ps. 145:4

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Simply Walking and Working

     “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” 
I Thessalonians 5:24

Such beautiful days in the garden lately. Actually I have not got the whole garden even planted yet. I did buy my tomatoes and squash plants yesterday though! Digging in the dirt, transplanting, putting in flowers...these things are just a joy, aren't they? Once everything was in the ground last night, the rains came and the Lord watered all the new plants. I am sorry for you readers who have been getting that terrible hail. We are hearing of it out in the mid-west. I hope that things have not gotten too damaged at your place.

The little hummingbird has now decided that it's o.k. for others to come to the feeder. I cut the sugar level down to 1/2 of what it was at the beginning of the season. My instructions on the nectar said to only do 3 to 1 ratio on the nectar at first, then cut it to 6/1. I don't think I'll do the 3/1 again next year. At one point there were 6 or 7 hummingbirds just whizzing all around our back porch. They seemed to be all on a sugar-high! I tried taking a picture, but a video would have been more appropriate. If you were standing out there, it actually would've been a little scary!

Remembering our old, faithful dog, Ranger. He LOVED Darling Hill. Here he is amongst the birches out in front of Mom's house. I am just remembering, under these very trees is where he was put to sleep on his final day. He was a good dog.

Thank you for stopping by the hill this morning. I hope that today's Scripture text is an encouragement for each Christian to "keep on keeping on" and to "not be weary in well-doing". The sermons on the Lord's day were so wonderful on the love of God and being armed to stand against the wiles of the devil, walking in the Spirit. Yesterday's kitchen-sermon at our house was such a wonderful follow-up and reminder for Christians to HATE sin, turn completely away from it; simply walking in the Spirit. What a wonderful thing to be a Christian and to know that God does the work. Some think that it is just too "simple-minded" to trust and obey. We are to take His Word by faith and walk with the simple faith of a little child. Let's remember also to encourage one another!

The Gospel:
Christ died for our sins,
He was buried,
He rose again the third day,
according to the Scriptures

I Corinthians 15:3,4

Those of you readers who do not KNOW the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior yet; After you leave Darling Hill, Please take a walk on the "Romans Road" by reading Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 and Romans 10:9,10