Redbird Moment! Cool. I was just telling the Lord last night while praying a concluding prayer in the 'wilderness/testing' season I'm in right now that from the start in the issue I've been dealing with for about 4 weeks, I had heard totally different people say 'Be Still and Know that I am God..' and I thanked Him for leading me with that thru this fire! Lo and BEHOLD; the Lamb of Glory speaks consistently to ME, as His eye is on the sparrow, I KNOW He watches Me thing... AGAIN today and thank you for being the open vessel you are sister Jill! Psalm 37:7 'Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.' Our God reigns and He is able and He is with each and everyone of us. Thank you Jesus, I am on my way in a new day! Praise HIM
....concluding for last night, not concluding this season. I wanted to make that clear. Because if we don't get right the testing He allows in our lives, we have to do it all over again. UGH. So YES today I am walking with Him and I am 'being still and knowing He is God', are my nerves on edge, well yes! does my head question and question? well yes! do I want it to be over? well yes! BUT - the gold that is being refined in the furnace is the ultimate goal we are after, here I am Lord (I say that pretty quiet but in my spirit I say it boldly) let's do it!
Amen! Terri! We do have to pass the tests He gives us...just like any teacher...and during the test...and Open-book test it is at that...but during the test...He does not give us the answers...but we can find them...and when we have passed the test...done whatever He has told us to do...remember the 4 step, Jill...I know. I will. I do. ...then, I AM shows up!!! Glory!!! Being Still and knowing He is God...is really a lifestyle ...:)
Ok redbird moment. We (my husband and me) with our company for a couple of years. We get work but the money seems to go as fast as we get it. We are right now in the middle of a BIG job, Praise the Lord. We were waiting on a check, they told us Wednesday they would overnight a payment. Friday they said I should have it Monday. We did not have the money in bank for payroll. Had to tell everybody no money till Monday. This morning I get email check left PA Friday reg mail!!!!! Oh no no money to pay the guys or my bills. I remember something someone told me Pray BOLD! God can do anything. So I said very boldly "Father I know you can do anything and you can make that check be in my mailbox" Now I knew in the natural it would not be here til Wednesday. Ok here it comes the BIG REDBIRD. I went to the mailbox and guess what you got it the check. WOW!!! I have been waiting and praying. I never thought to speak so boldly I always thought what if I am too bold what if I step over a line and God gets made at me for being selfish. I will be bold in my prayers and in my life I now have my answers to my doubt. Kelly G
Come boldly to the throne of Grace!! Woo Hoo!!!
We're not discussing 2 Samuel much...are we? And, it is sooo good. I just must throw out there some food for thought. Today, in 2 Samuel 5, after telling us how long David reigned as King...7 years in Hebron over Judah only...and 33 years over both Israel (all tribes but Judah)...David is inquiring of the LORD before doing anything. Fist he says Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?...Then, after hearing from the LORD...Go up, for I will doubtless (faithful) deliver the Philistines into your hand. David is victorious, and called the name of the place Baal Perazim, declaring "The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water." When David inquired again...the LORD said, "You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees..and, it shall be that when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the LORD will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines." WOW!! Some pretty specific instructions huh? And, what did David do? "And, David did so, as the LORD commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba, as far as Gezer.Don't you love it? God didn't do the same both times. David asked both times. He did not assume that God would do the same thing. And, when given the instructions, he did not say I think I'll try it my way...I don't want to do that. I want to win...but I want to do it my way. Reminds me of when Nathan had to dunk in the Jordan River...not 5 times...or 6 times...but 7 times...in order to be healed...delivered from leprosy!!And, Israel, did not choose how many times to encircle Jericho...but one time each day...until the 7th day...7 times...and then shouted...and the walls came down.Wonder how many of us have heard what we should do...must do...to have some prayers answered?? Hear the voice of the LORD!! Heed the voice of the LORD!!! We are doers of the WORD...not hearers only!!!! Just had to discuss some of this wonderful Word from the LORD!!!!
Good stuff Aunt Teddi! :) David is an excellent example of being obedient to the voice of the Lord. And the Lord was faithful each time. I love the way the Lord broke out against David's enemies before him. Mighty protector! :) ~Sarah
I need some help from all you SHINE girls. I have had the Lord working in me lately and the Lord is telling me that the TEN COMMANDENTS need to be put back in our schools. We have had so many shootings and deaths here lately. Children who have no morals and need direction. They have been taken out of our schools and we see what has happened. Let's put them back in and see the change. How I feel this is what we need is because I do read the Bible but I have not been so good about reading it on a regular basis and I prayed and prayed for the Lord to show me where to find the Ten Commandments and when I opened my Bible to look this morning. WOW there they were within two pages. HE IS WONDERFUL. It is time for us Christians to STAND and not fall behind. I need comments on how to go forward with putting the Commandments back in the school systems. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!MeLissa Allen
hi, meLissa! i love your heart and i am in complete agreement with this.my complete desire in this life and in this ministry is raising children in firm, Christian homes with parents that are seeking the Lord. i think many of us have gotten lax about teaching our children.:(we are too busy, and too demanded in so many other areas, that our children are left behind suffering with no direction.i believe that the whole ministry behind SHINE is to spread God's WORD and TRUTH into homes, starting with the women. women are the heart of the home. no doubt about that. if WE, the SHINE girls, can spread God's Word and the importance of staying in TRUTH and not being so swayed by the world, we WILL make a difference! meLissa, i am also VERY concerned about the state of our schools. our children are being infiltrated by whatever standards each school has. that is a scary thought. i am completely on board with putting the 10 commandments back in our schools. also, along with that, putting GOD back into our home and our daily lives.love that God is speaking to you so clearly. <3
Jill,I agree with you totally on the home issue also. I am lax also at home where I have been trying to do better. I feel that the Good Lord led you to do the SHINE blog and that he is leading me to do the School issue. Let's all work together and come up with some good ideas. Jill, you are a truly wonderful Christian woman and I thank you for starting this SHINE girls with all of us. It has made a difference in my life and I enjoy reading this everyday!!!MeLissa Allen
Loved the reading today!!!!!!! I wish I was more like David. I know I have turned down my music or not said what might have been on my heart in the fear that someone might think " She has really gone off the deep end with this Christain stuff" I know in my heart that what God has put on it is real but my "friends of the world" don't always get it. I am going to try yo be more like David and not care what people think.
Interesting conversation today and yesterday on this page. With regard to today's reading, not only was I inspired by David's dance before the LORD, I was breathless...aghast is a better way of saying it...when the LORD caused Uzzah to die because he touched the ark...even though he touched it because the oxen stumbled. God was angry because of his error? Disobeying God was the error. Interesting, that Melissa has mentioned the 10 commandments and the problems in schools. I retired from teaching in June, 2010 and have not looked back one minute. Today, I daily take care of the cutest 3-year-old in the world! Do I miss the students? NO! I miss teaching, but I don't miss the bad behavior of students, that was supported by parents and the administration. Teachers were expected to teach and not correct bad behavior. Impossible!Was the problem the homes alone? Not on your life! More often than not the problems were with children of church goers. Why was that? How do children act at church today? Do they act the same as your parents or grandparents in years gone by? I was a child in church in the past, and I'm now a grandparent in church today. As an elder woman, I'm truly appalled at the children's behavior in church. I watch children running, squealing, rolling around, not watching where they are going. Does anyone stop them? Not usually, because today, parents take offense when you speak to their babies. I hear, "They are just being children."Well, the children of the past did not act out at church without repercussion, not only from the parent, but from the pastor, the teacher, the deacon, or any other adult there. The Church family, were all responsible for the growth of these little ones and did not take that responsibility lightly. When children were dedicated as babies, the Church family agreed to help the parents bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the LORD.What has been forgotten here? The Fear of the LORD! The Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. I hear many adults act very familiar with the God of the universe. He is our Father, but He is GOD! I hear a lot of talking and laughing and noisy adults, when church begins...or Sunday School...or wherever we are in our services on Sunday or Wednesday night or other times.We wonder why the church teen-agers have as many problems as the world's teen-agers? How watched are they? Already twice this year, I'm been aware that I was walking up on young people that were not where their parents thought they were. Is it my church only? No, it has been in every church I've attended as an adult. I believe the LORD has me see things in order to pray. I also have reported my findings in more than one church, not to say, anything changed. We have as many problems in the church as in the world. Why is that, since we have the answer? Many of us know what to do and doeth it not, so the Word says that is sin. We see the Truth in the Word, and we walk away, and forget to apply it in our lives.Somber thinking here? I hope so. I believe that the LORD is coming and that 2012 is the year of Divine Order and of Jubilee. Those of us willing to come to order...to repent from our disorderliness...in whatever areas the LORD shows us...and to align ourselves under the LORD's hand... we are going to see blessings and answered prayer that we've waited on for a long time. How do I know? The Word says so!
Amen!!!! I agree with you so much. When I was growing up I never got away with just saying yes, no and being so disrespectful to my elders or anyone. My manners included Ma'am and Sir. Now days I don't think many know how to use those manners at all....I know there are still a few of us left though. As my mom keeps saying look up and be ready. I would like to try and work on getting the Ten Commandments back in the schools just because I feel like the Lord is really working on me to do something about it. So I feel that I will try my best to work for him and keep moving forward with options. MeLissa A
Anyone have any thing to discuss about the reading? Are you amazed at how David can be so obedient in one minute and so sinful in another?I can relate!!! Oh my!! How I can relate!I love how David never makes excuses though. He admits his sins and gets ready for the consequences.
Hey, Jill, I haven't been back lately to this page, since there's no one discussing much...but there is soooo much!!!! When we realize what David did for Jonathan's grandson, for the sake of Jonathan. Then, I have that God Memorial about what the LORD has done for me for my Mama's sake! So much wonderful history for us! Beth Moore even reminded us in the Patriarch study I'm in, that Isaac and Jacob received the same promise for the sake of their fathers...it just keeps on keeping on...the goodness of God.David's sin with Bathsheba and the death of Uriah and the death of their baby...always that's been such a sad story...Today began the domino effect...one crisis...after the other. Two sons of David...I assume different mothers...this chapter was hard to follow for me...so I know confusion is present in this chapter...the part I can follow is the herendous outcome...that Amnon rapes his sister (half-sister maybe) and hides, lies, etc...and Absalom despises Amnon and has him murdered...and then flees from the face of his father, David. David is heart-broken...mourning...but not so much for Amnon who is dead...but Absalom his beloved son of Bathsheba. Is this what you get, Jill? or Lisa? or anyone??
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