John, my pastor, Spoke of the temple being defiled with money changers, making it a den of thieves, and how he turned over the tables. Yet, bringing it all back challenging us to search our hearts to see if we have been defiling God's temple, in making it a den of thieves or what have you. There was alot to think about. Alot of tears and alot of burdens lifted. I love when the Lord does a work in His body that is external. it's a blessing to see hearts broken before the Lord that they may allow him to bind, build up, and heal. The thing that stuck out to me the most however, was when my pastor was talking about how, the first time Jesus came in peace but the second time he will come to make war. " Now i saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called FAITHFUL and TRUE, and in righteousness He judges and makes war"... Revelation 19:11 I LOVE the part about Him being called Faithful and True. because when my flesh doubts his faithfulness and truth, it doesn't strip him of his faithfulness and truth, He STILL remains faithful and true. praise God He does not waiver as my emotions do!!! Rest on that today!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I have been meditating on the Faithfulness of the Lord as of Late... as well as his Majesty. In church this morning we were talking about Jesus' triumphant entry, and how He came in peace riding on a donkey. The Crowds shouted with all there heart, Hosanna! Save Now! yet only a couple days later when He didn't do what they wanted him to or the way they wanted him to,they screamed with animosity, Crucify Him!
I used to hate the irvine spectrum... maybe that was just during the night time... (shrug) Anyway...
Today was wonderful. while strolling down the isles strewn with people, i heard a familiar sound making my heart leap. That sound that hugs you... Cello.
The cello drew me in. The pedals made me stay.... I sat down for a couple songs, clapping at the end of each song as if i made up the whole audience. Sitting there i thought, do i want a cd? yes. Are all the songs gonna sound the same? maybe?.. hmm.. Finally i figured: they are way too good to pass up. and USUALLY bands get better on their cd's - what with all the mastering and producing involved. Not so with this band. I will save there name from this piece because i feel the need to protect them. Though i was disappointed with the cd i purchased, i do love supporting the musical gifts that God gives, and would LOVe love LOVe to see them in concert sometime... they are simply lovely live! (disclaimer: i purchased only one of the three cds they have) this somehow seems to always happen to me
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
AND THESE WORDS WHICH I COMMAND YOU TODAY SHALL BE IN YOUR HEART. YOU SHALL TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND TALK OF THEM WHEN YOU SIT IN YOUR HOUSE, WHEN YOU WALK BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU LIE DOWN, AND WHEN YOU RISE UP. YOU SHALL BIND THEM AS A SIGN ON YOUR HAND, AND THEY SHALL BE AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES. YOU SHALL WRITE THEM ON THE DOOR POST OF YOUR HOUSE AND ON YOUR GATES