No Greater Joy

No Greater Joy

Monday, April 27, 2009

Colossians 3: 23 - 24

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

VBS is underway. I am going a totally different direction with it than I anticipated due to unforseen circumstances, but God is good and His hand is in it all. We are doing another Answers in Genesis program, Operation Space. Today it was reaffirmed for my by God as I took the 2 older girls on a field trip to the planetarium and the presenter talked about the meteorite that was 25,000 years old and that no one could have made it, it needed time to form. Also listening to the presentation about the age of stars and such...well, it was clear that these poor children in that room were being fed lies mixed with the truth. It gave me a great teaching time with the girls on our way home about who really did create it all and how we know God really exists. We talked about "age" and how God made some things look older from the beginning. Adam wasn't created a baby, animals were created as adults along with plants and such. The world certainly looks for its own explanation in ways to raise man's intelligence, I guess. As I worked on my Bible study tonight the topic of humility was covered and I suppose that it's one of man's biggest weaknesses. Man doesn't know how to put itself under God, it's our sin nature. We must practice putting God at the top by prayer and staying in the Word (and having good Christian friends holding us accountable helps, too).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Almost back to normal!

It's been exactly six weeks today since my accident. It has been so aggrivating going to the chiro 2 - 3 times per week (though I appreciate my chiro and the definite improvement from going), driving a rental and worrying who will damage it, and waiting for my own van to be repaired. I am happy to say that the dealership called today!! I answered the phone and he asked for me. When I said this is she his response was, "You won't believe it!" I asked if my van was ready and of course it was!! I was able to pick it up shortly afterward! It felt good driving my own van although it was making a high pitched sqeal so I'll probably take it back in the morning. (Go figure!)

I am so thankful for people that have prayed and asked about it from time to time. It showed me that people were thinking of me and hadn't forgotten. :) Now we just have to wait to make the final settlement with the insurance.

I will be so grateful when this is over! I don't understand those people that "fake it" just for the insurance. The inconvenience and work of it all would drive me nuts!!! After this week we should be able to visit the chiro once a week a few times before going back to our normal every other week.

Friday, April 10, 2009

What would you do?

So many churches now consist of many programs to appeal to all levels of interests and ages. Think of all the involvements you have in your church. Lately I've been thinking about the following: If you serve on a committee with other believers, what would you do if others are making decisions based on what seems to be "common sense" or a business like approach, but not a biblical one? Should all programs or committees be able to back every decision biblically? Examples?

Friday, April 3, 2009

A new ruling in Iowa...will it lead the country?

A new ruling came down in Iowa allowing gay marriage to be legalized. Our nation is in deep need of prayer. As Christians we need to recognize the need for a Savior in the lives of so many and to behave in a way to represent Christ. We are not the judge of mankind, but we are to uphold the truth according to His word.

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of Your glory, O Christ, You who are the image of God.

2 Cor. 4:4

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the unglodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Rom. 5:6-8