Showing posts from February, 2015

The bullock and the believer

"...Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed..." Jeremiah 31:18-19
Wow, think of that first yoked bullock! The resistance it must've 1st given now being confined. Relate this aspect to ourselves. Many have been drawn unto the Living God by His lovingkindness, yet our humanness still desires to thrive in our own will, in our own ways and in our own strength and He gently puts His yoke upon us to teach us reliance upon Him, to share the weight of our burdens, trials and cares, as well as to give us good direction in the way we must go. 
Think again of the bullock, once free, self reliant, self determined now tied to another. Now, it can be lead, ordered & directed for its protection and can be taught and tamed. 
Is this not a portrait of us, in Christ? Jesus said, "Come unto me, all y…

Connecting the dots... A fraction of a prophetic snapshot

Woah! Check this out! 
Jesus said, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows." Mark 13:8
Let's break down a few of these words to the original meanings... 
Kingdom - from 935; properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively):--kingdom, + reign. 
Nation  -  a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):--Gentile, heathen, nation, people
Troubles- disturbance, i.e. (of water) roiling, or (of a mob) sedition:--trouble(-ing).
Sedition - an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
Matthew 24:7 days, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diver…

Cinderella mentality Cast away with PRAISE!

Cinderella Cinderella, night and day it's Cinderella... Do the laundry, do the dishes, night and day it's Cinderella... It's a beautiful gift to be a wife and Mommy, yet it's also quite demanding at times. 
I had the pleasure of going grocery shopping alone today. Super excited about studying prices, looking out for my family and not being rushed. Yet over and over the cashier and lady behind me at the checkout repeatedly said, "You have a long ways to go (speaking of bagging), "You have to load & unload it still then put it all away, by YOURSELF." 
On and on their negativity went. All the while, I just smiled and said, "It's ok, I know." I'm just grateful for the Lord's provisions! 
When I got home, I walked in my empty house and our dogs joyfully greeted me. Unbenounced to me, our pup shredded anything & everything she could get her chops on. LOL! As I started cleaning up the mess, switched laundry and began reordering our ho…