Thursday, August 21, 2008
We had a bit of excitement at our house last night. At about 10pm we were getting ready for bed we had had Dad's Birthday celebration that evening and the last guests had left when all of the sudden we hear sirens. Well that in itself is exciting the sound of sirens always makes my blood rush. Usually when we hear sirens they are on Hwy. 19 (a road that intersects our road half a kilometer from our place) and then they fade off into the distance, well that wasn't the case last night a police car came speeding past our place lights flashing sirens blaring and then he was gone. "That's weird" I thought but what made it weirder was not two minutes later it came past again headed the opposite direction in hot pursuit of a car then one weirder was a few houses down the car that was being pursued pulled a "uie" (aka. U turn) and headed back towards our place sped on the other side of our neighbor's house (on their lawn) down a hill through their hedge and was going to head up the street beside our house but found that the police was there already so... he pulled up on to our back yard bumped our trampoline and jumped out and ran. So by this time we were all by the windows watching to see what would happen. My sister Heidi pointed out which way he went (she is very proud of that fact) and off they headed. By the time it was all said and done (they caught him within half an hour) we had about 10 police vehicles around our place (some from as far away as London which is about 45 min away) so I have no Idea how long this chase had been going on or what trouble he had caused else where. I know he took down a stop sign some where on the way. Things finally cleared up a little after 11pm.
So that was our excitement last night.
As to what the Lord has been teaching me... I was reading through Song of Solomon these past few days and the Lord gave me some practical tips for single hood. I'll see if I can pull it together in a way that you will understand. You may get something totally different out of these verses but this is just what the Lord showed me from them.
In Song of Solomon 2:7, 3:5, 8:4 He says "I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please."
We are not to wake up love before it is time. We are not given the time when we are to be awaken so we need to give it to the Lord and let him wake us up when it is time. I have seen so many girls struggle with this (and yes I struggle with it too) that they wake up before it is time but the longing that they have cannot be filled because it is not the time appointed by the Lord.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
He is the one to be calling us not us finding and calling him. The Man is to be the leader in the Church, Home, and in Relationships. So he is the one to initiate it. I am so blessed to have the Dad I do to protect me and if and when the right young man comes along to call me he will have to ask permission to let his voice to be heard. Wait till you hear the call.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
When you are married you are (for lack of better words) stuck with this guy for life. when it doesn't go your way you can't back out and leave and find someone else. Although many do this it isn't the way that God designed it to be. So be so careful as to who you give your heart to.
I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
Again He is to be the one calling us not us him. Often what will turn a guy off is a girl who looks for attention someone who makes it known that she wants a boyfriend. Let God bring him to you he can do it. There is a large chance that if you go out and "look and call" for a young man that you will be hurt (not just physically but emotionally) just as this young woman was who went out and looked for her love. She didn't find her love and she lost her purity. I have two happily married sisters who waited to be called instead of doing the calling and they wouldn't change it for the world.
So what I encourage every girl to do is to hide in Jesus. I know not every one is blessed with a godly father but I heard a quote once that really encouraged me it said.
"A girl should be so lost in Jesus,
That a young man has to search Jesus to find her"
Lets purpose to do that. I am not perfect in this area I still struggle with this. But with God's help I want to wait in sleep to be awakened by the Lord and called by the Young Man that he has for me.
May each of you get lost in Jesus!!
Your Sister in the Lord,
PS. Sorry if theres any bloopers in here my mind gets ahead of my fingers sometimes just let me know if you see anything!
Friday, August 1, 2008
I'm sure you all are familiar with the children's song
"O Be Careful Little Eyes what you see.
O Be Careful Little Eyes what you see.
For the Father up above is looking down with Love
So Be Careful Little Eyes what you see." and on it goes with the Mouth, hands, feet, ears.
I found this true this afternoon while I was watching my cousin's little two year old girl. I would say something and she would repeat it. and when you are used to using some slang its hard to speak properly. Not only are people around us watching but our Lord is watching as well.
This little song as well as a quote came to me that I heard awhile ago... I forget where I heard it... I think it was at Bible Study JP was saying that "We are always teaching someone, something, somewhere" and I had to stop and ask myself what am I teaching not only the children I teach but other younger Christians? Do I stand by my standards no matter what? or do I relent when the fear of man enters in? I had to confess that the latter is true. The worse thing for a new Christian to see is compromise in the people around them. You know that is one of the #1 reasons unbelievers give when they are confronted with their need for God "There are to many hypocrites in the Church today"
"The only Bible some people may ever read is YOUR LIFE" That is an incredibly sobering thought. What are they reading? Will it draw them to or away from the Lord?
In 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 Paul tells us as believers that "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart." WOW. I can see that I am really going to have to shape up so that when others around read me all they will see is Jesus. That sounds like a tall order but in another place Paul says "I can do all things (notice the ALL) through Christ which strengtheneth me."(Philippians 4:13)
"You have two different "walks". Your walk "walk" and your talk "walk" but your walk "walk" is louder than your talk "walk"."
I guess the quote thats on my header kinda goes along with this too...
"You write your own autobiography by
the choices you make and the things you do."
- Francis & Edith Schaeffer -
Thanks for listening to me ramble on!
May each of you be visited in a new way by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.