Thursday, November 13, 2014

In The Inward Parts

It's chilly this morning! Early yesterday I had to take a brisk walk to the neighbors, to retrieve our Retriever from their compost pile! again! Ruger then got hooked outside, he knows "the drill", but his god is his belly.

This morning when we were heading inside (from our morning constitutional) I went to hook Ruger out, got inside and realized just how much WARMER it is in here. I couldn't leave him out there, so he's in, enjoying the warmth of the house (though he'd rather be running loose in the chill of the hill; not for a couple more days). Will he ever learn (to "just STAY HOME")? It takes us time to learn and to grow, doesn't it? Sadly, we can be so controlled by our "appetites".

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:12

"truth in the inward parts..."
" worship Him in spirit and in truth..."
"...holy, acceptable unto God..."

a critical spirit; honesty about my sin; wrong or right motives; bitterness or an unforgiving spirit; 
pride in discernment...all things that only God sees within me...
...things that the Lord has me musing upon as I go into today. 

The action of every moment is a choice.

Those of you who do not yet know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior; When you believe (accepting) the finished work of His death and His blood shed upon the cross (taking your sin and the death that you would have had to die) and His resurrection to life; God will then take you out of darkness and into His marvelous light; the light of eternal salvation!

An exercise for this week: Thanks, Hannah, for the great idea of memorizing Scripture together! Galatians chapter 1 this week. I've had it written down and hang it or prop it in front of me as I work throughout the day. 
I praise the Lord for children and teens whom we can not only teach, but who (even into years later) encourage us to continue on with the Lord!

one of the feeding-station mats I paint; depicts Ruger well!

I hope you all have a good day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


God gave me a reminder about unity this morning.

Syd and I praise God for a pastor who stands firm upon the Word of God! He always encourages us to pray fervently for people to come and hear the gospel and be saved and has encouraged us to get out there to spread the gospel by word and through the handing out of tracts. I am glad that the Lord called us to this place, a place where the pastor and his family have stood faithful for over 25 years. It is a blessing to drive along the road(s) in our town and pray for each of the families or individuals as we pass in front of their house, in our own town, most or all of whom we do know by name. By God's grace, tracts have been handed out to acquaintances and strangers, leaving the results up to God.

We have prayed for great revival among the Church, universal, "and let it begin in me", as the hymn writer penned it.  I am glad that it is God who begins and finishes His work in me and that He does not give up!

...only by faith, and believing that God will bring the increase! As the Word of God says, when the Lord returns, "will He find faith upon the earth?" Am I willing to have faith, be faithful and believe in His promises? Do I come boldly, or am I so "humble" that I don't dare ask? The Lord has reminded me this week,"Ye have not because ye ask not."

We are not George Mueller, but we pray to George Mueller's God! 
(another reminder God gave me this week)

A blessing today: a sermon through sermonaudio by A. W. Tozer, Unity That Brings Revival, focused upon the unity among believers before revival comes; united in prayer and in work. Please, I do not know a lot about A. W. Tozer (this is not an endorsement) though I have read many of his books through the years. They have brought great blessing to my own heart.