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Monday, January 24, 2011

Devotions by Lillie

Lillie was going over Bible Truths with Gracie this morning. Here is her list and a little explanation:

Thou shall not say God's name in vain. (then gave an example of how not to say it)

Thou shall not eat people.

Thou shall not tell people I hate you or don't like you. (Gracie told her that she didn't like her which is brought about this lesson from Lillie)

Thou shall not steal.

Thou shall not bow before any idols.

Thou shall not call people stupid.

Thou shall not tell lies.

"These are notes from the Bible, Gracie,and we need to know these. One time the people didn't follow them and made a golden cow. When Moses came down the mountain he had to melt it and make the people drink the gold water."

I enjoy that she spoke them in King James speach. :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Last night Alex went in to check on Lillie. She told him she just couldn't fall asleep,so he suggested thinking of all the good things we've beeen blessed with.

Then rattled off - a warm house, food for our bellies, clothes.....

Lillie then intererruped with, "not to be in Hades." Then she giggled.

She cracks me up, but in all seriousness - we are thankful "not to be in Hades". :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Available

Happy New Year to you and your family.

"God never asks about our ability or our inability - just our availability." God's Little instruction Book for Women

I thought I would start the new year off talking about being available. How many times have I prayed, "Lord, use me" but when that opportunity comes up, I am "too busy". I am sure there have been more opportunities than I can count that I have missed out on because it isn't in my plan. Hmmm, maybe Isaiah 55:8 will help me out: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." :)

Sometimes being available means messing up your normal routine. Recently we took the girls to McDonalds, and although we normally just wait in the drive-thru, I decided to run inside. While in there I got the opportunity to share what the Bible had to say on a certain subject. I don't know if I had any impact, but I do believe God put me there for a reason. Had I just did my normal routine, I would have missed a chance to plant a seed.

My prayer for the new year is that God messes up my schedule so that I can shine for Him. I am going to make myself available for His use - how about you?

"I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me." Isaiah 6:8