Today, it rained pretty hard for about ten minutes, one of those tropical bursts that are kind of exhilarating. Then right after, not one, but TWO rainbows! I instantly knew that God was reminding me of the covenant He has with me and that I am NOT alone.
‘And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth”. Genesis 9:17
‘Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.’ Ezekiel 1:28
That’s what rainbows are all about! They are a sign of the Covenant He’s had with us since the time of Noah. It sickens me that the Gay Agenda has tried to take that away from us by using the rainbow and their universal symbol. That is the ultimate slap in the face of God.
I love you, Lord. Thanks for showing off today!
What a treat! Joe and I finally get a day off ON THE SAME DAY. We spent our day cleaning, grocery shopping and visiting a friend in the hospital.
Another year has come and gone with more to follow, God willing. I don’t do resolutions but what I will do is take stock in the disciplines that I have or should have. I have to find more time to study the Word. So, for me anyway, I’ll make a discipline of it at a certain time of day, NO MATTER WHAT, so that I’ll get the quality time with my Bible that I should. Have I made it a law? No. I am easily distracted – I have always been that way. For me, I have to have disciplines in order to do what needs to be done. I have to tell you, it freed me to hear Brother Swaggart and Loren discussing this exact thing on Sonlife a couple of months ago. I know what works for ME.
Along with studying, I need to pray more, alot more. Why I have a problem with that, I have no idea because I understand the value in it.
Then there is my project. I need more time for The Cause for Eva. It’s so important to me to get her story out there. And, I still have to work!
All these things we wrestle with will fall into place, I know it. All we have to do is ask for His help!
Great Blessings in 2009!
It is the end of the year and it also happens to be my mom’s 67th birthday today. Happy Birthday Mom!!
I’m happy to start a new year, not because the last one was a mess, which it wasn’t. I look forward to a new year to see what God has in store for us. It’s always an adventure, one I take seriously. It’s another opportunity to continue to gather whatever we need to get our Ministry together. It’s one step closer!
There seems to be an air of expectancy all around us especially at church and with our particular Ministry. That’s how I know the Holy Spirit has His hand in it. I really believe that the Holy Spirit is going to show off this year. The whole world will notice, I believe it.
Let’s look to Jesus – let the Holy Spirit work in our lives. Give it all to Him.
Happy New Year!
Fresh from the Guttmacher Institute:
“Abstinence-only-until-marriage education is a key component of social conservatives’ global moral and religious agenda, and the cornerstone of the Bush administration’s approach to reducing U.S. teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates. Since 1996, when a major overhaul of the nation’s welfare policy prompted a massive escalation of funding in this area, the federal government, with mandatory matching grants from the states, has spent well over one billion dollars to promote premarital abstinence among young Americans, through highly restrictive programs that ignore or often actively denigrate the effectiveness of contraceptives and safer-sex behaviors.”
Let’s review – there is no moral agenda or religious agenda. Clearly, anyone that says yes to premarital sex takes the chance of contracting STD’s and/or pregnancy. More often than not, it is usually the unchurched that has issue with keeping their pants on because they are not taught otherwise. There is not a reason in the world that public school should teach sex education to any child; that is up to the parents. Children do not need to know how to prevent pregnancy, they should know how to say NO.
Monday seems like such a LONG day. Business has been so slow lately. However, it does give me a bit of time to…blog. Little by little Joe and I get a bit more settled here in Baton Rouge. Although, it’s only for a short bit of time, until we feel the release from here to start our church. We’ve made the mistake of leaving here twice and each time we did, the Lord chastised us for being disobedient. So, this time we are taking our time and using the patience He gave us to wait on Him. I actually find a great peace with that. I know we are supposed to be here since we are FOUGHT so hard to stay. Besides, I love my church here. Leaving here will be a painful but I know that we have to fulfill what has been laid before us by God. I’m excited!
My prayer today is to learn to be a better pray-er.