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Saturday, December 31, 2011

my king

That’s My King, I Wonder Do you know Him?
The Bible says my king is the King of the Jews.
He is the King of Israel, He is the King of righteousness,
He’s the King of the ages, He’s the King of heaven.
He’s the King of glory, He’s the King of Kings, and
He’s the Lord of Lords. That’s my King.
I wonder do you know Him?
My King is a sovereign King.
No means of measure can define his limitless love.
He’s enduringly strong, He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast, He’s immortally graceful.
He’s imperially powerful, He’s impartially merciful.
Do you know Him?
He’s the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world.
He’s God’s son, He’s the sinner’s savior.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization.
He’s unparalleled, He’s unprecedented.
He is the loftiest idea in literature.
He’s the highest personality in philosophy.
He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology.
He’s the only one qualified to be an all sufficient savior.
I wonder if you know Him today.
He’s supplies strength for the weak, He’s available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves. He strengthens and sustains.
He’s God and He died.
He heals the sick, He cleansed the lepers.
He forgives sinners, He discharges debtors.
He delivers the captives, He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young, He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged, He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek.
I wonder if you know Him.
He is the key to knowledge, He is the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance, He’s the pathway of peace.
He’s the roadway of righteousness, He’s the highway of Holiness.
He’s the gateway of Glory…do you know Him?
His life is matchless, His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting, His love never changes.
His WORD is enough. His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous, His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
I wish I could describe Him to you.
He is indescribable, He’s incomprehensible.
He’s invincible, He’s irresistible.
You can’t get HIM out of your mind.
You can’t get Him off of your hand.
You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they could not stop Him.
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him.
Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him.
That’s my KING.
- Rev. S.M. Lockridge

Saturday, December 24, 2011

‎1 Corinthians 13---Christmas Version

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but do not show love to my family, I'm just another co.........ok.

If I work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity; but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angelsand crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love does not envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return; but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust; but giving the gift of love will endure.

---Sharon Jaynes, Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I do not love

" If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing."

1 Corithinans 13:1-3

Last night as I lay in bed I began thinking of why my life seemed so bland. I wake up every day and write down things I am thankful to God for. I then write things I need to surrender that day to Him and seek His help thru reading the bible.  I try and keep a clean and cozy home for my husband, fixing warm meals and making home welcoming. I try and be friends with those around me and give to the needy when I can. As of this week I have given out a gospel of John and some candy (it was all the food I I try and keep peace with others and especially family.
The other day I was talking to my sister who is quite angry with our Father. He is on his third marriage and has done a lot of hurt in the past. She was sharing on how she felt on this new wife of his and then she asked me how I felt about it. Truly I have forgiven him and have moved on. I was quick to answer in sayingthat I had no feelings about it. I wasn't really excited and I wasn't angry or sad. I was numb, which I thought was a good thing. But then lying in bad last night I realized how numb I was to most relationships in my life. I thought about what it would take for me to cry or to "feel" something towards something. Even to the exageration of death....would I cry if "so and so" died? To be as honest (I don't want to hurt others feeling) but I could truly only think of a handful of people that would cause me to cry if they were taken from this life. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!!???? I was mortified with myself. How could this be? How did I become so numb to people's souls!!?? I couldn't sleep. As I layed there numb and sick feeling these verses came to my head. "I do everything right" I was thinking in my head, my bible reading,praying,helping others, faithful wife etc. The list in my head could go on. But then it hit me. It hit me hard.  I did all these things without love. I did not help others or keep a clean house because I love people. It was just the right thing to do.
This morning I am writing what I learned of myself last night. I am full of something...maybe a desire to love. I know love is a choice and an action. But how does it come from the heart?

Lord, open my heart and eyes to YOU! YOU ARE LOVE!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"The Cycle" Ecclesiastes 1:1-18

"Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

 This is what comes to mind when thinking of Ecclesiastes. Solomon, son of David wrote this book. He had everything a person could ever want in life. He had riches, wisdom, possessions,servants, silver,gold etc. Yet he starts by saying "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity." When I first started reading this book it was an encouragement and yet a discouragement. Is everything really useless? Why go on with life if nothing matters? Yet on an encouraging note I felt like there was understanding on my life by reading this.

 "What advantage does man have in all his work which he does under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, but the Earth remains forever. Also the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again." (vv.3-5) 

Does using the word vainity mean that something is altogether worthless? Going back to the question if everything is really useless I question what the word vainity is really saying. Hevel is the hebrew word used for vainity. It implies a vapor or breath. Having looked up this word and reading that definition it changes my view of what this Solomon, son of David was saying. Things come and things go. Dsyfunctional familiy patterns seem to resurface from generation to generation. The sun rises and the sun sets. The waters, sun and wind are always in constant motion, but what does it accomplish? In view of eternity this life on earth seems to not satisfy. In my own life I have lived in many places, I have at times had barely enough and at times been richly blessed. I have merry times with family and very sad times with family. I have eaten meat, gone vegetarian (didn't last too long), went to eating organic and "going green." Yet none of this was new and it is nothing that any other person hasn't gone thru. At one point in my life things seems so sad to me and reading this it can bring a depression to someone reading "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."  Set against eternity things on this earth do not have real value. Thankfully our friend Solomon doesn't end here. In the very last chapter of his book he writes,  " When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity." (ch.12 v13)  We should enjoy our time under this sun on Earth. Life is like a vapor or a breath. I have tried to understand things on this Earth and of this life but I remember a verse my grandfather has shared with me many times. It is found in Deuteronomy 29:29. It says " The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of the Lord."   There are things I will not know or understand butthe things the Lord has revealed to us in His word  to us is mine and yours forever. We are to fear God, keep his commands and be faithful in what we do know.
This brings me to the end of my first blog with a quote from the famous C.S Lewis.

“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world