Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where is your Faith?...

From the beginning of time faith has been offered to us. And God has tested that faith. I do not believe he test us to see us fail. We are tested to stay strong or grow.

Gen 15:6
And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD declared him righteous because of his faith.

Where is your faith?
Is your faith in your hands that work manual labor day in day out?
Is your faith in your self?
Are you so focused on your children that you do not take time for God.
Do you put so much faith in their triumphs and successes?
Or do you place your faith in the hands of your wealth?
Where you become so dependant on your income and bank accounts?
I know you want to ask me, "Well if I do not put a little faith in these things how will I find work, take care of the kids or pay the bills?"
If you choose to leave these things in God's hands He WILL...

Choices... Gal 5:17
The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict.

God does not make us believe, nor does he force a relationship with Him on us. It is our choice daily to believe and come to grow closer with Him in prayer and scripture reading or not.
The choice is ours but the plan is His.
If your life seems to be filled with more grief than happiness,
more stress than peace
or more conflict than resolutions,
maybe we are looking or filling our lives with
all the wrong things in all the wrong places.
I have a hard time understanding why Christians become angry with God.
It is our own choices that bring downfall. God is sad to see us slip and falter.
He desires a daily relationship with us so He can have the opportunity to lead us
back to the path of the plan He has for our lives.
You may never hear Him calling or
answering prayers if you do not take time alone with Him.

2Ti 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.

Our God is a Mighty God...
Deu 10:17
"The LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and takes no bribes.

Do you not have faith that the God who parted waters, healed the sick, brought the dead back to life, feed thousands with very little and sacrificed his only son can handle our little stresses, finances, families?
Well, if you put it like that...Of course He can.
Sometimes it's not a matter of loosing faith. It's a moment of realizing the power of our faith. We serve a powerful God. He mealy spoke this entire world into existence.
Sure he can handle anything. And even more perfect, He desires to.
Our choices without God are like swimming in the middle of the ocean without a life belt.
We are determined to sink. God knows no failure. So place your life in his hands.
Keep your faith on Him always.

Psa 150:2
Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Gone to Campmeeting...

If everyday could be lived this simple there are so many lessons I could learn.
We moved into our tent last weekend for camp meeting. Every night last week we
slept there and ate dinner there. Now we do come home during the day for a little break
and some nap time. Then every evening we are back again.
A lot of people ask why.
I wonder why not?
Wooden tents surround an arbor, where daytime and evening worships take place...
Just think of how amazing our communities would be if they were built like this.
Around one church!
When it's time to eat there is always enough to share....
Your neighbors are two steps away. ...
Communication is face to face...
Whole families are together...
Children's laughter is ALWAYS in the air...
It is hands down the best way to live.
I was not born into camp meeting like a lot of the area Denver residents.
But camp meeting has changed me and will forever be in my heart.
My grand children's, grandchildren will be apart of this wonderful event!
What deeper seeds could I sew?

Marley, Maci & Micah just outside the arbor
Lynch Family 2008
Erin & I hanging out at Tent 81

My nephew's: Dillon and Jack
Sister-in-law: Melissa, Mark, Dillon & Jack
Friends: Erin, Garrison and Rodney
Maci Grace catching petals from the flower tree
Deer in our yard
Sunday's at the campground are great! Preaching, Good Food and lots of laughter.
Here are a few pictures I took this past Sunday at Rock Springs Campground.
When we came home for a little rest Sunday afternoon Maci spotted these deer in our yard.
Her dad and I blew it off when she first mentioned she sow some deer. I was thinking
like lawn statues or something. When we pulled into the driveway she said, "Look over there."
Sure enough there were 3 deer. I think the apples from the apple tree is what attracted them.
The storm from the other day left a lot of those apples on the ground.