Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
By Aaron Jefferey
In Genesis, He's the breath of life
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He's our high priest
In Numbers, the fire by night
Deuteronomy, He's Israel's Guide
Joshua, He's salvation's choice
Judges, He's Israel's Guard
In Ruth, the kinsmen's redeemer
1st and 2nd Samuel, our trusted prophet In
Kings and Chronicles He is Sovereign
In Ezra, He's the true and faithful scribe
In Nehemiah, the re-builder of broken walls and lives
In Esther, He's Mordecai's courage
In Job, the timeless redeemer
In Psalms He is our morning song
In Proverbs, He is our wisdom
Ecclesiastes, He's the time and season
In Song of Solomon, He is the lover's dream
In Isaiah He is Prince of Peace
In Jeremiah, the weeping prophet
Lamentations, the cry for Israel
Ezekiel, the call from sin
Daniel, the stranger in the fire
Hosea, the forever faithful
Joel, the spirit's power
Amos, the strong-arms that carry
Obadiah, the Lord our Savior
Jonah, the great missionary
Micah, the promise of peace
Nahum, our strength and shield
In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He's brings revival
In Haggai He restores that which was lost
IN Zachariah, He's our fountain
And in Malachi,
He's the son of righteousness rising with healing in His wings
AND THAT'S JUST THE OLD TESTAMENT
In Matthew Mark Luke and John, He is God and Messiah
In the spirit filled book of Acts, He is the reigning fire from Heaven
In Romans, He is the grace of God
Corinthians, the power of love
Galatians, freedom from the curse of sin
Ephesians, our glorious treasure
Philippians, the servant's heart
Colossians, He's God and the trinity
Thessalonians, our calling King
In Timothy, Titus and Philemon, He's our mediator and our faithful pastor
In Hebrews, the everlasting courage
In James, the one who heals the sick
In 1st and 2nd Peter, our faithful shepherd
In John and Jude, He's the lover coming for His bride
AND in the Revelation, in the very end, when it's all over, said and done, when time is NO MORE. He is and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, son of Man, Lamb of God, The Great I am, Alpha and Omega, God and Savior He is Jesus Christ the Lord HE IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Did you know that there was no green beer in the original story?
Friday, March 13, 2009
All in All
Ancient of Days
You try......any other "A's"? Let His praise continually be on my lips..........Psalm 34:1.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I know that as a believer in Jesus Christ, we are called to be set apart--sanctified. There is so much I want to say and so much I'm scared to say.
I will let God have the floor first, okay?
1 Peter 1:13-19 (bold and italics my emphasis)
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'
Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect."
That being said, I have just felt some conviction over some of the material I have been reading by my fellow sisters in Christ, as of late. I would never, ever single anyone out. I believe God will convict those who need to be convicted. I don't write this to be self righteous. I do, however, believe it is our responsibility as believers, to hold one another accountable.
I remember a time, early in my Christian walk, having a sister in the Lord "call me out" on something that was inconsistent with my testimony. I would expect the same from you all. I want my life to be an offering to Christ. I believe our publications on our blogs should be an offering to Christ. Does that mean we can't be silly or funny? No, of course not. But there is a line that must be drawn somewhere that asks the question, "Will this help my witness or hurt my witness?"
Sometimes I think we, as Christians, try so hard to be like everyone else that we fail to set ourselves apart. We want to be "relatable", but we end up being just like the world.
James 4:4 says,
" You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God."
This doesn't mean that we aren't saved, but it begs the question, "Who is our Lord?"
Like I said, I don't want this to point the finger at any one person. This is just something God has been laying on my heart for some time now and I want to be obedient. It may not be popular and I may upset some of you, but if you are upset, ask yourself, "Is my witness being helped or hindered by what I say on my blog?" Ultimatley, we will all answer to our Heavenly Father. Are your words consistent with your actions?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Sara was there.
Robin was there.
Kristie was there.
Susan was there.
Wendy, Martha, Isabel, Rhoda, Jean. They were all there.
The scripture passage was found in Philippians 4 starting in verse six:
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
So, that's what we did. We prayed. I treasure that morning and look back on it often. After all, a day like that has never happened to me again. You see, just a few short hours later--half past four--something miraculous took place. I trusted God with something I knew was beyond myself. My life and someone else's life would become one.
The words that were sent out on embossed card stock just a month and a half before said:
And now abideth
The words are just as beautiful in English:
Bread of Angels, made the bread of men;
The Bread of heavenputs an end to all symbols:
A thing wonderful!
The Lord becomes our food:poor, a servant, and humble.
We beseech Thee, Godhead One in Three
That Thou wilt visit us,as we worship Thee,
lead us through Thy ways,
We who wish to reach the lightin which Thou dwellest.
Eric and I both, when our eyes finally met, could not hold back the tears. We both had flashes of the craziness that was our relationship. So much wrestling with God and ourselves. Not knowing who to trust. Our flesh was tempting at times, but the Spirit won out. Thankfully.