Consider the Lilies..: August 2013   

Aug 21, 2013

Lessons learned..

1. Everyone deserves a second chance. 
2. Sometimes God is just waiting for you to ask. 
3. Works of the enemy are never as easy to recognize as you may think. 
4. Once you recognize a mistake it's not a mistake, it's a lesson learned. 
5. The real mistake is not learning from it. 
6. If you don't put it down, God will not pick it up. 
7. There is a season for everything. 
8. God will never give you a job without   equipping you with the tools to do it. 
9. We try so hard to find the right pieces to the puzzle, that we don't even realize that God has already lined them up. 
10. Sometimes we can be so sure that we know God's calling for us. Only to find out that His calling for us is something we would have never considered. His is always better. Always. 

Aug 8, 2013

Many are the plans..

Daily..

Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.
Psalms 107:43

God is not a distant power. He is an active presence in your life.  When you develop the habit of reading the tone and incidence of your day as if He shaped them, you gain insight into how to draw closer to Him. 

Things don't just happen. Those things you may call "accidents" or "surprises" or "discoveries" are actually revelations of God's love and constant concern for you. 

If you greet each new day and expected to reveal the glory, power, and love of God, your hours will be filled with joy and awe. 

I remember the days of old, I think about all your deeds, I meditate on the work of your hands. 
Psalms 143:5


Aug 6, 2013

Humility

CHALLENGE #3   - For each of the next three entries describe one thing that has changed about you since you accepted Christ as your Savior.

It is impossible to talk about one's humility without sounding the complete opposite. I have never been the type to need validation or attention, but I was very arrogant and sure of myself.. I did not put anyone above myself..  I put my daughter before me, but not above me.. There really is a difference..  The same went for my husband..
I didn't put anyone else before, or above..  Period..

I have changed in the humble department, but talking about it wouldn't make for a very humble post right?
So instead of talking about myself which would be anything but humble I am posting this sermon by Joyce Meyer.. She covers both arrogance, and the need to be edified..
Robert Morris also has a wonderful sermon about humility but I can't find it on YouTube, only on the Gateway church app..  If you have the app though, go to 'sermons' then 'series' then 'Dream to Destiny' then 'The Power Test'.. I think it's my favorite sermon about humility..

* Someone told me that the sermon starts in the middle..  Not sure why..  If it does, just slide the bar back to the beginning..

Anyway..