Monday, October 19, 2009

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

This is one of those moments I'll never forget. My grand-daughter Allison just recently turned three and if you read a previous post about her and her mother, you will know what a difficult pregnancy my daughter had while carrying her. Because of that, my daughter is not sure that she will ever want to get pregnant again even though she wants another child.

Many of Allison's friends are getting baby sisters and brothers and so she wants a baby sister too. We told her she would have to ask Jesus and so she does. Quite frequently!!!! !!

Recently she went to visit one of her friends that had just brought a baby sister home from the hospital. When Allison got to their home, she walked in and said to the new mother, "I asked Jesus for a baby sister but He didn't bring me one."

She tells everyone that she is getting a baby sister!!!! She had the ladies at day-care convinced that she was getting one. She will look up and say "Jesus can I have a baby sister?"

She missed church Sunday because she hadn't been feeling well so when church was over, we went to visit her. I was helping her wash her hands in the restroom and as I laid my hands on her I said "Jesus help Allison to feel better. Amen!

It was like a light came on in her little head and she got so excited and jumped down from her step and turned to me with those big blue eyes and said "Nanna, you ask Jesus to bring me a baby sister then say Amen!"

I said "I don't know about that" and she said "Yes Nanna, you ask Jesus to bring me a baby sister then say Amen!"

She realized the power of agreement and she was wanting me to come into agreement with her. Her mother looked at me with a look that said "Don't you dare!"

Matthew 18:19...Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

It will not surprise me if Allison eventually gets what she is praying for. I'll let you know when that prayer is answered. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You Are Someone Special In My Life

Have you ever had one of those times when you know in your 'knower' that God is speaking to you? This has been one of those mornings that I 'know' I have heard from Him.

After being up a short time, I heard a loud noise in the sky that got louder and louder so I went outside to look and I saw several military helicopters flying over. One helicopter by itself is very loud but when you get several flying together, the sound is alarming and you can hear the house shake.

I was reminded of our bible study meeting we had last night as we all sat outside in the dark under a full moon sky and talked about our God and listened to the peacefulness of His creation. Then I imagined what it was like in a battle area with the sound of guns, helicopters, and tanks. Even though it is the same sky in a battle area, there is no sound of peacefulness and I wonder what our troops are feeling there.

As many of you know, our troops encountered a fierce battle this week-end in Afganistan that lasted for hours and we lost some precious members of this United States in that battle. Afganistan is in the news this week with our President deciding whether or not to send more troops there at the request of the commanders who are there fighting for freedom and peace.

God reminded me about the story of Elisha when he was surrounded by a great host of the enemy. His servant was scared and Elisha told him to fear not for there were more for them than is coming against them. Then Elisha prayed and the servants eyes were opened and he saw a great army of God around them to protect them.

We can pray for this great host of God's army to be around our troops all over the world to protect them too. His word never fails.

That was part of what God spoke to me this morning the second part was that we could use our freedom of blogging to show our support of our troops and of their families. If everyone that reads this blog would pray then also blog something about our troops and the support of them and encourage their followers to do the same, especially right now, much would happen in the spiritual and physical realm. How many families out there would that be an encouragement to? Many!! How far would this go?? Time will tell and I hope that whoever is reading this will participate.

As the Lord was speaking to me about doing this, I was wondering what picture I would use and as I looked up there on my counter was my kleenex box with the blue ribbon we were given at church a few weeks ago. The ribbon says 'You Are Someone Special In My Life' and we were to keep one and give the other to someone that is special to us.

How appropiate to dedicate this ribbon on a kleenex box to our soldiers.

You Are Someone Special In My Life and I am praying for all of you and your families that are living without you with them. God's blessings upon all of you!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hummingbird Rapture

It sounded like a trumpet then they were gone! The hummingbirds have been raptured!

Maybe it was more like a thunderstorm that came through. They always seem to arrive in the spring after a thunderstorm then leave in the fall after a thunderstorm. I still have a couple that haven't left yet.

They are a reminder of the changing of seasons. I love to see them arrive in the spring and it is a little sad to see them leave in the fall. I think I had a hundred or more this year. I had nine feeders and three like this one in the photo had to be filled everyday. I used five pounds of sugar or more a week.

They are a reminder of God's Word:

1Thessalonians 4: 16-18......For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.