Wings Like A Dove

I named my blog before something quick. So I gave it the name A Young Lady’s Blog. I had never intended for it to be permenant. Well, since I can’t sleep tonight I decided to change it. I took a nap from four to seven-thirty.

I like ready Psalms I find it an inspiring book. That can be used to uplift people. I ran across the a verse David wrote, “And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would fly and be at rest.”

How often like David do I wish I could escape the troubles of this world by simply running away from them? It doesn’t seem from this passage though that David realized that your troubles only follow you. As soon as I read this verse I knew it was right for the name of my blog. It is time we as christians face the reality around us and yet sometimes there are days when it is best to gather your “wings” and fly to God for a long needed talk. Therefor it has now been christened “Wings Like A Dove.”

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Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 3:26 am  Leave a Comment  

The Calling

1 Cor. 1:26-29

For ye see your calling, bretheren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things the things which are mighty; And the base things of the world, and the things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and the things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Have you ever sat and wondered why on earth God wanted you. I have. I was the one out of all three of  us who ended up in trouble the most. I was the most stubborn one out of the bunch. I read this verse a couple of years ago and it became an instant favorite. It gave me the reason why He chose me. He came to seek those which were lost. He called me because I was one of the weak things of the world. He knew I was too weak to hold up under the world without Him. Maybe He even thought that my stubbornness might be of help to Him. Who knows what He found that He liked.

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16

I always felt pretty sorry for Jeremiah. In my opinion he was the prophet that got picked on the most. He was always being thrown in a dungeon. Then had to be pulled back out of the mire. Isreal had a calling. God was calling them back, but they would not follow God with their hearts. They missed a lot of God’s blessings that way.

Romans 10: 13

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

For those that answer God’s calling shall be saved from damnation to hell. also called the bottomless pit or the lake of fire. It was on July 22, 2004 that I answered God’s call and opened the door for Him to come into my life. Even then I had to struggle to let God have every bit of my life and allow Him to be a constant friend. And I have found that He will never leave me nor forsake me.

In Matthew 28: 20 it says, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Published in: on July 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm  Comments (1)  

Be Still

Astilbe  This plant above is what is called an astilbe. I have grown up around these plants from the time I was a wee little girl. I have always thought they were an extremely pretty flower and they are. The plant is more of a bush that comes back every year. After the lilacs and Iris’ are come and gone these are the flowers I wait for next. There medium pink is beautiful and they are relitively hardy plants.

These particular plants came all the way from our last home with us in the move several years back. Their name Astilbe has always made the words be still pop into my mind.

I am a thinker. I think all the time, usually it’s about life. Certain objects remind me of things. This flower bush reminds me of Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted amoung the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

So today I will be still and see the Astilbe and know that God is exalted in the earth. For His creation is covered with his fingerprints and they exalt Him.

Published in: on July 10, 2009 at 9:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Different

Jesus said somewhere in one or all of the Gospels, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that it set on a hill can not be hid.”

That verse has always made me think very somberly. There is a lot of weight in those words. My mind almost instantly goes to Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The words not conformed make the word different come to mind. Am I different?

I heard my father often say if it acts like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck. Guess what? It’s a duck. That applies to the world also. If it acts like the world, talks like the world, and dresses like the world. Guess what? It’s the world.

Different. When God comes into a life he makes all things new, or different. Nothing is the same as before. The old man is gone; he’s out of style, so to speak. And the new man has come. When God comes he makes a difference. Look at the time of his thirty-three years of life. Nothing after his birth was the same as before. Nothing after his death was ever the same, because you had twelve lunatics out there preaching Christ crucified. Then, imagine, when your best man, Saul, goes out to Damascus to bring Christians back to Jerusalem in chains and the next thing you here is that Saul is out there preaching Christ’s death, burial, and resurection too. The Jews were so mad they wanted him dead. It took a while but he did die.

A difference in the lives of those who follow Christ seems almost definite. None of the apostles lives were the same after Christ came into their lives. You notice it isn’t very many times you catch them fishing after he said, “Come and follow.” When Paul recieved Jesus Christ as his Savior you don’t see him breathing threatenings and persecuting the Christians any longer. He has done away with all that.

As Christians we are to be different. We are to stand out against the ways of the world and the world itself. We do not intermingle with their ways because it would show Christ’s way isn’t any different then their way.

For example we’ll take music. Most youth groups now a days play “christian rock” music to draw unsaved people to their youth groups. Guess what their thinking. They don’t hear the words all they here is the music. It sounds the same as regular old rock music they’ve listened to their whole lives. Why should they want Christ? All your offering is the same stuff they’ve heard all their lives.

Look way back to the time of Moody, and Charles Finney. When they did a revival they attracted hundreds of people. They never played the music of the world either. They played the good, old gospel hymns. You know what, our world has never been the same since God wrought a difference by them.  Being different is a good thing.

Let us be different then the world. They don’t want what they’ve always had. They’re still going to be just as miserable as before. Therefore we need to, as Christians, show their is a marked difference between us and them. In our actions, our words, and our dress. If it acts like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck. Guess what? It’s a duck.

 

Published in: on July 10, 2009 at 11:18 am  Comments (1)  

The Trouble Seeker

I find sometimes it is hard to set out a time and just talk to God. Just have a regular old conversation with him. To often I find myself being, what I call, a trouble seeker. I honestly hate being a trouble seeker. I feel so hypocritical. It happens way to often for my comfort.

Yet I know I need that daily talk with God. If I don’t things tend to obsure my sunny smile with frown and glares. The laughter of the day seems to die and I lose my focas. The dishes become a chore and making supper, which I usually enjoy, becomes tedeous. Life seems to suddenly have become unfair and I tend to pity myself.

When I talk to God throughout the day. Life regains it luster and the beeming smile just tends to show itself. The hearty laugh come back and life has taken another beautiful turn. I see again the sweet character of the animals and enjoy watching Quaker shake with delight as I pour food into her dish.

The trouble seeker I’ve noticed is never as happy as when they find those little moments to talk to God throughout the day. There seems to be a new strength that all the world can’t take away.

So, I will strive even harder, as God helps me, not to be a trouble seeker any longer.

Published in: on July 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hiya!

I had started a second blog on a different site, but I didn’t like it. So this is the new one. I will keep the other blog inactive and they will delete it. At least that is what it said in the terms anyway.

I will remove things from my other blog and put them on here. I like this much better.

My first blog is on blogger. http://beccawcorner.blogspot.com/

Published in: on July 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm  Leave a Comment