Thursday, July 19, 2007
Posted by jesnicole at 10:28 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
SO DARRYL AND I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS, AND I, ABOUT 1 EXTRA HOUR SEARCHING FOR TWO MOVIES THAT WERE MISPLACED…AND WE THOUGHT THE “MISPLACER” WAS SWEET LITTLE DYLAN. WE TORE THIS HOUSE APART, EVERY ROOM, EVEN CHECKED INSIDE THE PIANO (WHERE WE DID FIND A CD THAT WE’D LOST MONTHS AGO, APPARENTLY DYLAN FOUND A PLACE THEY’LL SLIDE RIGHT INTO BY THE LID OF THE PIANO…) AND WE STILL FOUND NO MOVIES. THE FUNNY THING IS ASKING A TWO-YEAR-OLD, “TELL MOMMY WHERE YOU PUT THE MOVIES, DID YOU TAKE THEM?...DID YOU HIDE THEM IN YOUR PLAYROOM?...DID YOU HIDE THEM IN YOUR CLOSET?...” TO WHICH HE JUST KEPT SAYING, “YES, UH-HUH, NO….” AND PUTTING HIS HANDS UP IN THE AIR AS IF TO SAY, “I DON’T KNOW”. THAT WAS HILARIOUS. AFTER ALL THAT, I PRAYED AND DYLAN AND I PRAYED BEFORE HIS NAPTIME, AND WE ASKED THE LORD TO HELP US FIND THEM…BECAUSE WE CERTAINLY DON’T HAVE THE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THEM!! (THEY BELONG TO NETFLIX) AFTER HE FELL ASLEEP, I OPENED UP A “SUPERMAN” DVD CASE, WHICH WAS LAYING RIGHT BY THE PIANO ON THE FLOOR, AND HAD BEEN THERE ALL DAY LONG, AND WE HAD WALKED BY IT HUNDREDS OF TIMES…….GUESS WHAT I FOUND? :)
BEING A PARENT, YOU OFTEN WONDER WHEN YOUR CHILD REALLY LISTENS TO YOU. SOMETIMES YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL DAYS LATER. I’M USUALLY DYLAN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, AND THIS WEEK WE TALKED ABOUT JESUS WALKING ON THE WATER WITH PETER, AND I READ THE WHOLE STORY TO HIM RIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE. THE WHOLE TIME, HE SEEMED TO BE IGNORING ME, AND WAS EAGER TO GET TO PLAYING WITH PUZZLES. SO WE DID OUR MEMORY VERSE, AND WENT STRAIGHT TO PLAYING. THEN LAST NIGHT AT DINNER, I HAD TO BE GONE, SO DARRYL WAS HERE WITH HIM. DARRYL SAID THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF DINNER, DYLAN LOOKED UP AND SAID, “DADDY, JESUS WALKED ON THE WATER WITH PETER!”. DARRYL ASKED HIM TO REPEAT HIMSELF, AND THEN ASKED, “WHAT? HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? WHO TOLD YOU THAT?”. DYLAN RESPONDED HAPPILY, “MOMMY TOLD ME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL!”. AHHHH, BLESSED ASSURANCE
Posted by jesnicole at 11:58 AM
Sunday, July 15, 2007
THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS, EVERYONE! ENJOY THIS, IT'S A GOOD ONE!!
THE POINT OF SPIRITUAL HONOUR
"I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians." Romans 1:14
Paul was overwhelmed with the sense of his indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and he spent himself to express it. The great inspiration in Paul's life was his view of Jesus Christ as his spiritual creditor. Do I feel that sense of indebtedness to Christ in regard to every unsaved soul? The spiritual honour of my life as a saint is to fulfil my debt to Christ in relation to them. Every bit of my life that is of value I owe to the Redemption of Jesus Christ; am I doing anything to enable Him to bring His Redemption into actual manifestation in other lives? I can only do it as the Spirit of God works in me this sense of indebtedness.
I am not to be a superior person amongst men, but a bondslave of the Lord Jesus. "Ye are not your own." Paul sold himself to Jesus Christ. He says - I am a debtor to everyone on the face of the earth because of the Gospel of Jesus; I am free to be an absolute slave only. That is the characteristic of the life when once this point of spiritual honour is realized. Quit praying about yourself and be spent for others as the bondslave of Jesus. That is the meaning of being made broken bread and poured out wine in reality.
*TAKEN FROM: http://myutmost.org
Posted by jesnicole at 7:20 AM