Can you believe it?? We are on week five already. That is the half way mark. I can't believe that we are almost "there" already.
I first must apologize for my lack of planning for last night. I hope that you were able to get something from our discussion and the video lesson. I just didn't have the time to put into my study last week that I should have. I hate it a lot for myself.... when you put little in... you get little out. BUT.. I really hate it for you ladies. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. I am off to a better start this week. I do have to go back to work tomorrow and start another five 12's in a row... but I will try my best to not let you down again. :)
So have you started day one yet?? I found it to be a blessing. God is really teaching me a lot through this study... new things... even though I have done it before. God is so personal... he meets us right where we are and ministers to our current need. What an awesome God we have.
That biggest thing that I learned last night was about the eastern gate ... the only gate into the holy place... required you to go through the tribe of Judah... the only way to God's presence is through Jesus Christ... the Lion of Judah... from the line of Judah. Well... that was completely awesome to me. I stand in awe of God's brilliance. His plan from the beginning was perfect... and His word proves that. That about the cross traveling through the desert was spectacular too. It started with Jesus... and it ended with Jesus. He is the only way.
I hope that each one of us will remember Teri in our prayers. We want her to be able to be back with us soon. Please Lord, heal her eye.
Work hard this week... pray that I will be able to devote as much time to my lessons and work my schedule this weekend. I can't wait to see you guys on Tuesday.
Have a great time in Disney, Regina. We will miss you.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Check out what blessed my heart today.
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I'm praying that all of you are having a time with your Lord.
I Love you all,
Posted by Tuesday Friends... at 10:41 PM
Okay ladies... just pretend that you can see me doing a praise dance right now!! I am on day two... p58. This statement has floored me and encouragement me.
We offer God something more precious than gold when we joyfully lay our sufferings on His alter and agree to be purified by the flames that threaten to comsume us.
Okay... you know that I have got me some sufferings right now. God is my consuming fire. When fires threaten to comsume me ( and they are)... God is using the fire to test me... so that I will come forth as gold and so that my faith my be proved genuine. Do you remember what the first thing on the list of freewill offerings is?? GOLD!! Ladies, I have got me some gold to put on His alter. Oh, I pray that He will find my faith genuine.
Now that is some good stuff. I needed that today. God is so worthy of your praise... Have you given Him any praise today?? Let's just dance ladies!!
I love you all more than you could know.
Posted by Tuesday Friends... at 8:37 PM
Okay... I am sure that you girls are going to find this amuzing... but I am behind on my studies. I started on time... Day One on Monday. But... have you started that yet?? Those questions at the end of Day One are really getting me. I pondered them during my quiet time on Monday. I just couldn't come up with something for each part. So... I got up and folded laundry and pondered them. I loaded the dishwasher and pondered them. I swept the floor and pondered them.... Nothing yet.
Maybe I won't have an answer for each one of them. But... I want to be sure that I don't miss something that God is trying to say to me. So... I have continued to ponder them.
I started on Day Two... but Anna needed me too much once she woke up. Praise God, she is finally feeling better now.
So... here it is on Friday morning and I still have lots of work to do. I have to work all weekend... a total of five 12 hour shifts in a row.... Please pray that I will make the time to finish up.
So... what did you guys think of last week?? I think that I talked enough on Tuesday night to let you know that I had a real change of view on life last week. God is doing such a work in my heart ladies... it is almost unexplainable. God has taught me so much through the manna and the old appetites in last weeks lessons. He wants us to trust Him on a daily basis. For that day.... He supplies exactly what we need for that day... each morning. It is directly proportional to our need. How awesome is that??
Well... I am off to ponder my freewill offerings some more... or maybe it is the lack of my freewill offerings.
Have a great week in God's Word. Work hard, listen carefully, and I will see you on Tuesday!!
Posted by Tuesday Friends... at 5:58 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Girls, I so want to blog about last night!! I loved it. You girls are such a blessing to me...
BUT... my little one is still sick and she will not let me out of the rocking chair for more than a few minutes at a time. I have to admit... I love being in there with her too. You know she is my last until grandchildren.
So... maybe I can get back on later. Please let me know what you think of day one. I have been pondering over that last little bit for two days now. I know that God has something to say to me...
Posted by Tuesday Friends... at 7:55 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
I haven't heard much from you guys this week. I hope that you have been able to get into God's Word and get your home studies done.
God has really used this week's lessons to speak to me. I can't wait to hear what He has said to you girls. I have really been challenged to trust God in my situation. On day four... (I think that is the day that we looked at the manna in the mornings) I realized that every morning God has set aside just the right amount of grace and mercy that I will need to make it through my day. Not too much... and not too little. I wonder how many times I have stayed in my tent and starved to death when His grace and mercy were waiting right outside my door. God's provisions are enough to get me through each day. I do not need to worry about tomorrow... or next month for that matter. It is hard to say that.... I think that each one of you know my situation... but God has been screaming at me lately... everywhere I turn around.... TRUST ME!! He is so trustworthy.... why do I tend to trust Him so little?? I certainly cannot trust myself and my efforts. And the same with my husband and his efforts. God doesn't want us to depend on ourselves.... He is making it so that I have no other choice but to trust in Him for this. I hate it when I force Him to humble me because I refuse to humble myself.
I cannot wait until tomorrow night. You girls don't know how I long for you to get here. Hopefully all 5 of us will be able to be here.... I pray that all will be well and all obstacles will be moved out of the way. See you then.
I wanted to say that I am so glad to see that Leigh stepped out and blogged with us. Did you notice that you had a few comments on your post Leigh?? If not... go read them too.
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