Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hiding From God???

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You Can’t!

So Don’t Try!!

You can run, but you can’t hide!

He’s everywhere!

That’s bad for you if you’re trying to hide from Him,

But good, because you can be assured that He’s always there!

He’s already found you…

Now stop, turn around, look up, and there He is!

He loves you!

It’s like “Lost and Found” to Him!

His love embraces you…

Wraps around your hurts, your pain,  your despair,  your scars, your mistakes…

It wraps around everything!

“…because love covers over a multitude of sins.”  I Peter 4:8 NLT

Come out of hiding…

If He loves even me…

He can love even you, too!

What are you hiding behind???

Your job?  Your family?  Your health?  Your money?

Your wants and desires?  Your reputation?

I assure you, He knows who you are and where you are!

Look up!

Or, if you knew Him in the past…

Look inside!

To that place in your heart that can only be filled with God’s Holy Spirit…

Where it can be refilled…

And ready to overflow again with His Joy…

Even in life’s difficult situations with your job, family etc.!

Adam and Eve tried to hide, too!

“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God…

As He was walking in the garden in the cool of the day…

And they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’

He answered,

‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked;

So I hid.’”

Genesis 8-10  NIV

In Bible study, while watching the DVD series called Frequency by Robert Morris…

Pastor Morris talked about God feeling sad when Adam said…

“I heard your voice and I was afraid.”

God created Adam and Eve to have a relationship with Him in Paradise…

He did things with them…

He walked with them in the garden…

He was always anxious to spend the day with them…

But, one morning, He finds them hiding…

They’re afraid of Him…

How it saddened God…

To lose that close intimate relationship…

Their sin had separated them from their God!

Jesus can restore the relationship…

Between you and God!

Don’t hide from God…

Even when going through a difficulty…

Come back…

Ask for forgiveness…

Do what it takes to be in a right place to hear His voice…

Don’t fear God’s voice…

Draw near to God!

You’re perfect together!

Psalm 139:1-18 NIV

“You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.”

Don’t hide from Him

You’re Beautiful!

You’re Loved!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Peek-A-Boo!

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Let’s play a little game!

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Oh, you want to take my picture???

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Cute, huh?

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Lovely!

Just taking a leisure walk with my camera in hand, when I spotted this lovely cat near the villas in our neighborhood.  It quickly scampered off as soon as I came around the corner, but when I said, “Hey wait, would you like your photo taken?” it stopped and started to pose!  So we continued to play a little Peek-A-Boo together, while I took photos!

God’s scenery is  so precious…it was a delightful encounter…

I wish I could have brought it home with me!

Wonder what my Crazy Siberian would think of that???

If This Is All There Is, It’s Not Enough!!

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What’s Our Purpose???

What’s Our Destination???

Who’s Going To Say, “Well Done!!” At The End???

“I Am” A Proud Drama Mamma!

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In November, our church hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents of Gulf Breeze Apartment Homes…

Yum!!  So much food!  And such a blessing to serve and meet the residents!

Our Drama Team was invited to do a human video drama…

It was the first outreach for all our new kids…I was so proud of them!!

They did such a great job, that I had tears in my eyes!

We chose “I Am” by Eddie James…It’s really such a powerful song!

(**Click on the link above to see the human video drama that we based our drama on!  It’s really well done!)

(Here are the lyrics)

“I Am the Lord…

I’m the Almighty God…

I Am the One for whom nothing is too hard…

I Am the Shepherd and I Am the Door…

I Am the Good News to the bound and the poor…

I Am…

I Am the Righteous One and I Am the Lamb…

I Am the Ram in the bush for Abraham…

I Am the ultimate Sacrifice for sin…

I Am your Redeemer, the Beginning and the End…

I Am…

I Am Jehovah…

And I Am the King…

I Am Messiah, David’s offspring…

I Am your High Priest and I Am the Christ…

I Am the Resurrection, I Am the Light…

I Am…

I Am the Bread and I Am the Wine…

I Am your Future so leave your past behind…

I Am the One in the midst of two or three…

I Am your Tabernacle, I Am your Jubilee…

I Am…

I Am Hope, I Am Peace, I Am Joy, I Am Rest…

I Am your Comfort and Relief from your stress…

I Am Strength, I Am Faith, I Am Love, I Am Power…

I Am your Freedom this very hour!

You’re my Hope, You’re my Peace, You’re my Joy, You’re my Rest…

You are my Comfort…

You’re Relief from my stress…

You’re my Strength, You’re my Faith, You’re my Love, You’re my Power…

You are my Freedom this very hour!”

Yes, He is!!

“You Are I Am”

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God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”

Exodus 3:14 NIV

 

Let My Life Be The Proof Of Your Love

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If I sing but don’t have love…I waste my breathe with every song…I bring, an empty voice…A hollow noise

If I speak with a silver tongue…Convince a crowd but don’t have love…I leave a bitter taste…With every word I say

So let my life be the proof…The proof of Your love…Let my love look like You…And what You’re made of
How you lived, how You died…Love is sacrifice…So let my life be the proof…The proof of Your love

If I give to a needy soul…But don’t have love then who is poor…It seems all the poverty…Is found in me

When it’s all said and doneWhen we sing our final song

Only love remains…Only love remains

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-7, The Message

The Gospel is a message of love…

Lord, let my life be the proof of Your love…