Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My grouping gals, the Ya Ya's & I have started a new study. It's "deepening life together a study in Romans". I won't lie, it's been tough in spots but it is a good one.

Last week I handed out a Spiritual Gift Inventory sheet. Many had never done one before. Unlike myself, I've done several hoping for a different gift. I know how silly is that!! Anyway, this one has 112 questions on it & then you tallied them in a certain order to get your gifts. I did mine & got 2 out of the same 3 I usually get. I just can't seem to shake one lol. Just kidding, a spiritual gift is something God equips you with in order to fulfill His work. It aids us in what we are to do for the Kingdom.

If you haven't done one before I encourage you to do so. The one we used is found at http://www.spreadinglight.com/biblestudy/gifts/gifttest.html

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The very same voice that raised the dead is the same one who still speaks today.

Think about that for a minute. The same God that parted the sea, the same God that healed the leaper, made the lame walk, the same One whose arms were nailed to a cross for OUR sins.

Do we really fathom that? If we did, I dare say we would have much more reverence for Him than we often do. It's so easy to go through life & try to do it ourselves. And boy can that get U-G-L-Y!! This momma can get all tangled in emotions & look out cause she is gonna explode but confessing our dependance on Jesus can calm that storm a' brewing.

Try it today & see what happens!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm reading the book Magnificent Obsession (btw, if I ever get to be a lay director on a walk that will be the theme) anyway, it's by Anne Graham Lotz. This paragraph stuck with me. (Maybe I'll quit asking for those flashing neon billboards).
"And then it hit me: God shows up in the ordinariness of our day, doesn't He? He doesn't show up only when He parts the Red Sea with a powerful wind, or in the banquet hall with handwriting on the wall, or on Mount Sinai with thunder & lightning, or on the Mount of Transfiguration in radiant glory. He shows up in everyday situations, as we are going about our everyday responsibilities in our everyday routines."

It's OUR job to stop long enough to see & hear Him. Have you seen Him lately?? If not I challenge you to stop & listen for His still, small voice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Guest Blog!

Thanks Christy for letting me “guest blog” - - we’ll see if you loose a few followers after this LOL !!!

 You know, God didn’t say life was going to be easy, He said it’s going to be worth it!

  He didn’t say it was going to be comfortable, He said it’s going to be worth it!

  He didn’t say it was going to go just how I want it, He said it’s going to be worth it!


I strive to know Him more.

  Even on the days when I have the “cruise control” on, He calls me to dig deeper, to press on.

  I love the song “Press On” by Selah.

  It speaks to me on many different ways.

  Today, this is what is going through my mind;

  “If I’m going to press on, does that require ACTION from me?”

  I think it does.


As the Body of Christ, we must move.

  As believers in HIS holy power and might, we must move.

  There are days when I feel like I’m standing out there all by myself and other days when I feel like I have 1000 others tugging the line with me.

  Either way, Jesus is with me . . . if I lean on Him, if I press on toward His will for me, I will win the ETERNAL VICTORY – PRAISE GOD!!


So today friends whatever mountain you face, whatever valley is in your path, know that He holds us if we “PRESS ON” toward His will for our lives.

  It’s not about us, it’s all about Him.


Keyly Watts