Friday, July 11, 2008
My Heart Attitude: I will listen for God's wisdom in every situation.
I came across the book today that is the title of my blog; Checklist For Life for Women. This book offers bits and pieces of wisdom and practical understanding to help us become the woman God created us to be.
I am not as busy as most of you probably are, trying to juggle being a wife, Mother, and work outside the home as well. I can understand why you may find it a real challenge to set aside a quiet time to be with our Lord. For me, I don't work outside the home, and I am almost 60 years old. I have no children or grand kids to raise. It's just my DH and my cats, and I have trouble spending time with the Lord. There is no excuse for me. I am praying that this checklist will help me become more disciplined. I love the Lord, and I want a close relationship with him.
The introduction to this book goes on to say that a woman of God honors all of the aspects of her personality and potential. This book will help show me the ways to do that. Let's do this together. We will be encouraged to explore our creativity, to enjoy the small things of life, and to take time to listen to God's voice, We'll learn how the virtues of honesty, courage, and patience can help us cope with the challenges of life. Setting goals, working from the heart, and understanding our calling in Christ offer fresh perspective on meditation, prayer, and serenity give balance to practical ideas on beauty, children, finances, and community.
I am reading that each chapter offers scriptures, quotations, and practical lists that will help us tune our actions and our attitudes into what God wants to accomplish in our lives today. We will be claiming the promises of the bible and discover God's provision for our life.
Here is an example of the quotations and scriptures found in the introduction part of the book.
Proverbs 8:6 --- I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things.
" Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message." by
I'm looking forward to working my way through this study and to have that special time with God on a daily basis.
I like what Oswald Chambers said about expectancy. " Always be in a state of expectancy and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes."
Ephesians 2:10 states " We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
I am excited at the prospect of learning more about you and spending quality time with you on a daily basis. You are my best friend, and I want to spend as much time with you as possible. I know that is what you want as well. After all, you created me for your own pleasure. I am your adopted daughter and I am to serve you. I am to Praise you. I want to please you. Please help me to know when you are speaking to me, and to be able to understand what you are telling me. Please let your voice be very clear to me. If it is you will, please let other women learn more about you through this Checklist For Women, and may they learn as I will learn the simple ways to find the time to spend time with you. In your precious name I pray,
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The cat drawing has nothing to do with this blog's content. I just fell in love with it when I saw it and decided to use it. I am a cat lover, as ya'll know.
I ran across these signs in an e-mail a while back and decided to post them. I just love them. Hope you enjoy them as well.
1. Will the road you are on get you to my place?--God
2. You think it's hot here? --God
3. The big bang theory? You're kidding me!--God
4. Let's meet at my house Sunday before the game. --God
5. Come on over and bring the kids.--God
6. My way is the Highway.--God
7. I love you, and you and you...God
8. Loved the wedding-now invite me to the marriage.--God
9. What part of " Thou shall not" didn't you understand? --God
10. We need to talk.--God
11. Don't make me come down there!--God
12. Do you have any idea where you are going?--God
13. Follow me.--God
14. That "love your neighbor " thing--I meant it.--God
15. Have you read my number 1 best seller? They'll be a test--God
16. Need directions? --God
17. Tell the kids I love them.--God
I may have posted these a long time ago, but I felt they were worth posting again. Those signs say it all!
I had a good day today. Did more laundry. I will be finished tomorrow and have it all caught up from my trip and what was left here at home.
About 2 years ago I received the set of C. S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia from my dear Husband for Christmas. I just now received Prince Caspian, the novel from which the movie was made. I love these books. I like reading anything by C. S Lewis anyway. It is a very good book. They are all so easy to read.
Here is Joyce Meyer's message for today.
No Condemnation in Christ
Walk free of condemnation and believe that when God said in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that His grace--His mercy, favor and ability--was sufficient to cover even your sin, He meant it. He loves you, and His grace and forgiveness are free gifts. Receive them today!
Romans 8:1 New Living Translation says, " So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus."
What a wonderful thought to be able to live by. You and I are free because we belong to Jesus. We are loved by Him. Thank you Jesus!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
" Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have."
Hi everyone. I'm back! I had a wonderful time with my family. Got back late Sunday night, and didn't get the chance to even turn my computer until now. Got unpacked yesterday, and had a physical therapy appointment for my neck . I now have exercised to do twice a day to ease my neck pain. Then I wanted to finish a book I was reading that a friend loaned me so I could return it to her today. You know all you have to do when you get back from a vacation.
The picture you see of me above was taken on an open car of the Strasburg railroad in Pa. A portion of it has been preserved and people can take a 45 minute ride on it . My brother took me and we had a blast. I was at my brother and sister-in-laws for 4 days. We also attended a beautiful classical music concert.
I stayed with my parents for 11 days and got to spend time with my other brother and sister-in-law as well. This also included visiting my sister and her husband too. I made the rounds, that's for sure!
We went out to eat every day, and I am proud to say that I only gained .4 of a pound. This was after allowed myself to have a piece of my Dad's birthday cake, and I had ice cream 3 times during my visit.- Of course my parents were concerned that I wasn't eating enough. I assured them I was, but they never did believe me. Oh well, I know I'm eating enough, and that is all that really matters. Mothers will always be Mothers.
I have a lot of catching up to do on my teams between reading and posting. It'll take me awhile, but I'll get there. I thought the best place to start was with my blog. My sister will be sending me more pictures as she gets them downloaded and I'll put them into my gallery.
That's all for now. I have to go and tend to my laundry. Then later this afternoon I have a nail appointment. I'll get back to my posting tonight.
Here is today's message from Joyce Meyer's perpetual calendar.
YOU WON'T SINK
It is time for us to hold fast or confession of faith and ride out the storms, knowing that God has His eye on everything, including us and the storm. He is faithful, and we can hold onto Him by holding onto his promises from the Word, knowing that He will not allow us to sink.
Hebrews 10:23 -- Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Have a Jesus- filled day.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Hi everyone. I'll write all about my trip to see my family on Tuesday, July 8 . Keep the home fires burning until I return. God Bless all of You, and remember, I love you.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Happy Monday everyone. It is a beautiful sunny day here today in Central Fl. I am so grateful that I was able to walk to The Woman's Club this morning for my Weight watcher's Meeting. It's about a 15 minute walk one way, so I walked 30 minutes total.. The meeting was very good and the topic very helpful. Our leader talked about tips we could use to trick our body into thinking it's eating more. One was use a smaller plate. Another was eat soup with a teaspoon rather than a soup spoon, It'll take you longer to eat the soup and you will begin to feel full since you're eating slower and taking longer to eat that soup. Someone else suggested eating your main meal with a salad fork to eat smaller portions. I thought these were all very good suggestions.
My parents don't eat as much now that they are older, and they eat their main meal around 12 or 1 pm, so that'll work our well for me while I am visiting them this next week or so. I am determined to have a good time and stay in my maintenance range as well. My brother and his family eat very healthy, and I'll be with them the first 4 days. No problem there.
Now, about my friend's name change. My DH and I were talking before he made the stencil for my walker. I decided to keep the full name of Darryl's Mother out of respect for her rather than shorten it. Her friends called her "Miss Norma V." Darryl said his Mom's middle name began with a V, so she became know as Miss Norma V. So, on my walker it has been stenciled lovingly on it in bright yellow reading:
Miz . Norma V. Yep, that's correct. Miss has become Miz. that's M I Z and I love it! You can be sure I thanked my dear hubby for that. I know Miz Norma V will approve of her name on the walker and she and I will enjoy our walks together.
Here is today's lesson form Joyce Meyer.
" The Ministry of the Holy Spirit"
As long as we keep trying to do everything ourselves in our own way and in our own strength, we not only frustrate ourselves, we also frustrate the grace of the Holy Spirit, because it is a vital part of His ministry to help and strengthen those who serve the Lord.
"...As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul--not the grim strength of gritting your teeth - but the glory strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us."
That was Paul speaking in Colossians 1: 10-12 ( The Message )
I love reading what Paul writes. He tells us exactly what God told him to tell us through Jesus.
Joyce's message is always good, and always what I need to be reminded of. It also fits in with my 12 Step For Christians Study as well. We are just finishing up learning about the Third Ste, which is, " Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him."
I tried for too many years to run my life, and didn't do it well at all. God knows much better than I do what I need, so I will let him take charge!
Dear God, Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to guide me so that I can do Your will, and not mine. Help me continue to have the Glory Strength to keep doing your will so I can please you, dear God. In your name I pray,
Your loving, adopted daughter,
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