Over the last few weeks we have had two of the dead trees in our yard blow over from the high wings that we have been having.
At first you may be thinking how sad that is to lose a tree that was planted more than 20 years ago, and you would normally be right.
The things about these trees is they are dead. Dead to the point of the roots are starting to come to the surface and the bark is falling off the tree. This is how we found these trees when we bought the house here in Ridgecrest. The house had been empty for a long time and without care and water the trees could not make it through the hot summers alone.
Even with a great tap root after years of drought they could not make it without life giving water.
I liken this to our walk with the Lord, we can have deep roots that have been our support for many years. We may have been walking with the Lord our God for most of our life time. If you stop drinking from the word of God and eating from His table you can become like these trees dead but still standing.
The only reason that the trees have come down now is with all the water we have had this winter the ground is saturated and the storms knocked them down.
If we become complacent in our walk with God we risk being blown over in the storms of life. Make sure you take in God daily to stand strong.
Yes it is a good thing the trees came down, we would have had to spend a great amount of time and energy to get them out ourselves. In life we do need to rid ourselves of the dead things that are no longer bringing forth fruit.
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Many times over my years in ministry I have said or heard others speak these words. “I am not being fed here.” I know when I spoke those very words I had the feeling that I was not getting out of church what I should have been. I was walking away after services with more criticism in my head and heart. All kinds of things that had bugged me that day the worship just didn’t do anything for me, or did the pastor really wear that! How come that person got to be prayed for and not me. (I didn’t ask, they should just know I need pray, Right!)
The question I have to ask myself and you should check in yourself. Are you going to Church or to Gods word hungry? Is your need to hear what God would say to you like the hunger pains from not eating, the empty pit will growl to get your attention. Your empty heart will be filled with criticism of those around you if you are not hungry for God’s voice.
What does it look like to be hungry for God?
I think it is expecting to see God in everything that we do, not looking to the people around us to provide the food. God has placed the food in front of you and I we need to come to the table hungry for what He has prepared for us. If we are hungry when we come to Him we will eat of the good things He has for us.
Yesterday I was having one of those mornings were you are running all around to get ready for the day, and I was out of sorts not feeling peace at all in live. I am shotgun shooting out prays but not taking the time to stop and pray. When I got in the car the radio was playing a song that I have heard many times before. Today it hit my heart like the hand of God was holding me in his arms. I cried most of the way to work.
God knows when we are to full to hear what He would speak to your heart. We allow so many things to take His place as first. I am not saying that you have to spend hours in His word each day to be hungry. I can’t even meet that standard. If I am looking to See God I will find Him in everything around me.
Prayer: God give me a heart that is hungry for you, help me to see You in all things. Wipe away the things that are distracting me from seeing You at work in my life Lord. All God’s people say AMEN!
Have a great day, see ya
I know that today is Thanksgiving and this is not what you would think I would be doing today but it is.
Let me explain a few things with our family, years ago as our daughters started getting married we changed the day that this family celebrates Thanksgiving. We do it on Saturday after the real day so that maybe just maybe everyone can be there.
As your family grows up and out it makes it harder and harder to get them all home for the holidays. So I came up with this plan to change the date so they can spend Thanksgiving with who ever they would like, just come on over for dinner on Saturday.
this has worked for years, I have gotten to have all of my four children and all of my 6 grand babies plus extended family like nieces and nephews here for one great day.
Well this year we will be lacking a few people, not all of the kids can make it because of jobs and things. Non of the nieces and nephews will be able to make.. We are in hopes of all getting together for Christmas which will be in late January. Yes we reschedule that one too.
So the point of this post is not that we are odd and move Holiday, but that we are buying a house and I can’t find our W-2 for 2014.
I know two years ago right, but you don’t understand I can find every pay stub for that year if you asked me what I bought on may 12th 2014 I could tell you I have the receipts for everything that I have ever spent money on for the last 10 years.
Yes that is nuts.
The one peace of paper that I need I can’t find.
Yes I can get a new one from a few places and I will, but it just escapes me of where it could have gone.
I may need an interventions to help me get throw this.
What the heck I think I will go shopping now…….
I know many things in life,
I know that I am loved by God,
I know that I am His daughter,
I know He has set the plans for me,
I know that I have not used my gifts for His glory,
I know He is pulling on my heart to be real, not only with myself but with you.