Sunday, May 16, 2010

Unashamed Fellowship

I got this from a dear, young sister's blog, who lives in Georgia. The name of her blog is Aspiring Homemaker. Every time I hear this it makes my heart beat faster. It pumps me up and spurs me on. I love it! Read on:

I took this picture earlier this year in Tyler, Texas.


"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or back away.
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My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I'm finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.
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I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognised, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, live by prayer and labor with power.
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My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I can not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed.
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I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
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I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, spoken for the case of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me.
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My banner is clear. I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed."
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--A final testimony by an African Christian just before he was martyred for his faith.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beautiful You: 10 Simple Tips for a More Beautiful You


Taken from the Feelin' Feminine Blog:

1. Spread good cheer by smiling often.
2. Instead of adorning your outer person with excessive jewels, adorn your inner person with the priceless gems of a gentle and quiet spirit.
3. Don’t mask the beauty that God has gifted you with by painting your face.
4. Resist the temptation to show off every curve and cranny; dress modestly.
5. A neat and tidy image is far superior to the latest fads and trends. Seek functionality more than fashion.
6. Often a woman seems comely until she opens her mouth. Keep your speech pure and limited.
7. Walk like an heir of grace and not of death. Ditch the cocky carriage for a stride of confidence and humility.
8. You are what you eat. Fill up on nutritious fuel and it will show on the outside.
9. Treat others with kindness and consideration. Do not look down on others but consider them more important than yourself.
10. Spend adequate time in prayer and Scripture before the start of each new day. The time you spend in the presence of Yeshua is never wasted, but flows from within you to touch the lives of each person you meet on your way.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer


What an awesome night of prayer and thanksgiving. We went to a different church tonight, to join fellow believers in the National Day of Prayer. There were fire fighters, police, and other law enforcement officers outside before the whole thing began.

Nicholas, Emily and Daniel with Skip Tinagero, our fire fighter neighbor.


Daniel and Emily in the SWAT armored vehicle.


Silas presented the colors at the beginning of the service with some other CAP cadets.


Presenting the colors.


Silas


The Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard.


Silas saluting the flag.

It was really neat being able to thank the different law enforcement people for their services, and then to go in and thank God for all HE does in our lives! The worship was amazing, and the prayers were full of the Holy Spirit.

I got reminded tonight, that whether I agree with my government officials in office or not, I am not to talk badly about them. I am to lift them up, encourage them and pray for them. Lord willing, they will one day put their hearts in HIS hands!

I am so thankful we live in a country that still allows us to gather publically and pray to our God freely! Praise HIM!