Friday, December 9, 2011

multitudes of ifts 340-380... Gods promises for us!!

This past week has been interesting, yet Gods gifts keep flowing, and from 364 and on, I share Gods promises, such amazing gifts that still carry out today

340-Sledding on a dusting of snow
341-Getting a midwife much sooner than expected.
343-Morning sickness
344-Playing Scrabble with my hubby late at night
345-Our youngest going for his first sleepover at 346-Grandmas and Papa's house
347-Gods constant presence
348-A gift from a friend
349-Visits with family
350-A son comforting his Mamma
351-The biggest snowflakes falling Snowball fights at the bus stop
352-A very messy house - dirty dishes showing we have eaten and toys around displaying fun.
353-kids running down the park hill, sunset behind them and laughter, wheres a camera when you need it!
354-spaghetti dinner at Grandma and Papas
355-“Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!” - Acts 20:10
356-Christmas movie night with the kids
357-East Side Marios with the "young adults" at the Sanctuary!
358- revitalizing spirit on a Sunday morning
359- hearts on sleves
360-  building a snowman all the way home from church
361-  children doing a dance at church
362-  layered nacho dip made with hubby- EPIC
363- potluck dinners with our life group
364- Gods promises-  John 10:10 ~ The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
365- Gods promises- Matther 6:33 ~  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

366- Gods promises- James 1:5~ If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
367- Gods promises- Matthew 7:7-8 ~  “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
368- Gods promises  Mark 11:24~  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
369- Gods promises- Mark 16:16-18~  Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.  These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed."
370- Gods promises- Matthew 11:28-30~ Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
371- Gods promises - Mark 1:41-  Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”
372- Gods promises- John 15:11-  I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
373- Gods promies- Romans 14:17- So I have reason to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me in my service to God.
374- Gods promises- John 17:13- Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.
375-  Gods promises- Romans 15:13-  I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

376- Gods promises- Phillippians 4:7- Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
377- Gods promises- John 8:36- So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free
378- Gods promises- 2 Corinthians 3:17-  For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
379- Gods promises- Galatians 5:1- So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
380- Gods promises- John 8:31-  Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

we are preparing for someone

God has entrusted us with something...

God has entrusted us with someone...

Who this someone is we dont quite know yet, and yet He does, inside and out.

While the snow falls outside and I lay in bed calm at 3am, God asks me to be still, and yet inside God is knitting together at a rapid pace a life.   Cells dividing, explosive creation at highspeed and yet all is calm and I am almost completly unaware. 

This tiny tiny child, knitted together within my body, so fragile, and God has entrusted me to carry this life. 

We left this decision to God months ago, if He wanted us to have another child, He would allow it to happen, and if He doesnt want us to have anymore, He could say no... He has said no for a while, at times I was outright frustrated with Him.  He would gently remind me that if we were to give this part of our lives to Him, we had to trust Him in it...fully.    His timing is always pefect, His plans are always right. 

Trust in the Lord has to be in all things, from conception to creation, month by month, midwives or obgyns, morning sickness or not, it all has to be given to Him who can ultimatly make the best decision for Mom, Dad and siblings and the wee child within.   God is holding our hands in this...all of this.  There can be joy and thanks in each moment.  Each and every moment.   Mary trusted the Lord in all these things with Jesus who she carried, month by month- our Lord and Saviour who we also prepare for the coming of during this season. 

We dont know what tomorrow holds, but I know that now holds the opportunity to trust that God knows whats right and we will give thanks continuously to Him, over and over moment by moment. To prepare and enjoy and have a multitude of gifts even in this one big event in our lives. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Multitudes of Gifts #317-339

...A day late, but heres my entry for Multitudes on Monday.  Whew! What a big big week full of surprises, blessings and gifts!

317-  Zayden being shocked and concerned about his pruney feet after being in the tub for an hour
318-  dental surgury that went extreemly well, bouncing back an hour after being home.  Kids are so resiliant! Thank you all for the prayers
319-  Revelations from God for friends
320-  colds dissapearing
321-  new creation!!!  children are a gift from the Lord...
322-  a new to us sofa.  Good bye fouton!
323-  purpose
324-  free ebooks
325-  a daughter, telling you ever so sweetly to pull her finger.... *sigh* then actually doing it LOL
326-  the words that come out of a childs mouth.  So unpredictable sometimes.
327- a child trying to mimmick his brothers breakdancing
328- Christmas carols out of the mouths of children
329- lights on a tree
330- 5am
331- a husband quitting smoking after almost 20 years
332- God holding our home in His hands
333- Us allowing God to hold our home in His hands
334- slow slow walks to church...winter boots and puddles
335- a child waking you up at 4:30 in the morning to tell you "oh my bum again" ROFL
336-  fresh snow falling at 3am when you're having one on one time with God
337- Asking God to assist in a matter and knowing full well He can and He will!
338- watching my friends take full faith in God, taking steps that most people wouldnt dare try to do because of fear, but trusting God in their lives fully and without doubt.  Go Marly Go!!! We love you guys!!
339-  tantrums at a friends house, a test in paitience, one I actually think I might have passed this time! LOL
340 - My kids- and a Merry Christmas moment.