Rocks

Jesus traveled to Jerusalem.  When he got to the Mount of Olives He sent two of His disciples to go and get a colt that he might ride it into Jerusalem.  I always thought it was a donkey, or burro  but the  King James says a colt.  Anyway  they went right away and found the colt right where He told them.  They borrowed  it from the owner by telling Him the Lord has need of your colt.  They took it to Jesus and  put him up on the colt and Jesus began the decent down the Mount of Olives.  His disciples and a multitude of people were shouting. rejoicing and praising God as Jesus approached .  The Pharisees were angered and asked Jesus to make the people stop worshiping Him.  Jesus said” I tell you,  if they keep quiet, the rocks will cry out.”  Luke 19:40  I have always loved this  portion of the Lords journey and often thought of His statement that the Rocks would cry out.  All of creation praises Him.  I  know  that but Rocks are so inanimate. I do love rocks though!  I have a collection because I think they are such a beautiful part of creation.  But I just could never imagine the rocks praising the Lord.

Recently I heard about something called  The Kindness Rock Project.  My granddaughter was painting rocks with little cheerful  messages and pretty pictures.  She told me its a national thing.  I  looked on the  internet and sure  enough I found it  and many  photo’s of rocks people had painted.  The intent is to hide a beautiful painted rock  along your path so someone might come along and be blessed. It is not just national,  it is international.   Guess what, I now paint rocks.  I hid my first one yesterday.  I found that many of  the people put scriptures  on their rocks and encouraging words to help someone along the way.  I am putting scripture on  the back of most of my rocks.   I worked on  these rocks with great joy imagining who might find my rock.  While I worked I thought of those rocks that would cry out.  So many  people are not praising the Lord, many openly making fun of the Lord and mocking Christianity.  It occurred to me that maybe the rocks are crying out.   With that thought I am super excited to paint these rocks.  I find it’s just another  way I can get His word out and praise the Lord myself.  Below is a picture of some of my rocks.  My printing is  not good but if they can read it I’m happy. My husband has even painted some rocks.001 collage (1)Rocks Cry

Greater Is HE

Greater Is HeYesterday I left you with the roaring lion out to devour you.  It is scary for sure, but greater is  He that is in you than he that is in the world.  As Christians, we have  the Lord in us to defeat the devil and  all  of his evil plans and tricks.  Trusting in the Lord is our greatest defense, But we still need to be careful…The Lord won the battle on the Cross.  He shed His precious blood for us. As Christians we have a blood covering.  Resist the devil  in the name of Jesus, and he will flee from you.  I love the photo above, taken the same day I got a shot of the roaring lion.  This lion was laying on his back rolling around.  He is down for the count.  This is how I view the devil.  I just want to keep my eyes on my Jesus and I will be safe.

Be Careful

Roaring LionThe devil is roaming through our country, our values, our families and our friends.  Our country is shaking right now with the inability of those who refuse to accept and respect our elected president.  We are seeing things we have never seen and pray the political violence will stop.  Our values are shattered right now in this country.  The sanctity of marriage has been stripped, many don’t feel it is necessary.  Divorce is at an all time high.  Our children are being bombarded with things their little eyes should not see on T.V.  even in the advertisements.  The cover is off of everything and we can see the devil tearing down our land.  Every evil disgusting thing is finding acceptance in our society.  Be careful that the devil doesn’t find a way to devour you.  Put your walls up against these things, and teach the young the right way to live.  I notice on advertisements on T.V. that they are making alcohol more and more exciting every flavor of martini, even alcohol laced sparkling water.  I told my husband before long we will have more alcoholics than ever before.  Be careful, you could be taken in by all of these things that are crowding in on our land.  I love you, just had to vent on what I am feeling right now.  I took this wonderful photo at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Keensburg Co.

I Can Do All Things

As long as I live, I want to serve the LordAll Things Through Him in some capacity.  He has given me strength to write, to take photographs, and to share His word.  Every holiday or change of season, I take the opportunity to make pins to wear and attach them to a scripture card I make and laminate.  I pass them out as the Lord leads.  The Cancer center where I get my care is one place I share them.  I took 65 of them and passed them out to the nurses and the patients.  All received with smiles and gratitude.  His word does not return void, so I love to get it out there.  I also share them too all the pharmacy staff where we get our meds, the many doctors offices that both my husband and I go to.  There is always something we can do for the Lord.DSC_2532DSC_2535

His Grace

His StrengthMy strength is made perfect in weakness!  When the Lords written word is revealed to us and no longer are just words, it is called Rhema in the greek.  On this cancer journey, many of the Lords words have become Rhema to me.  I am experiencing his word.  We have all had Rehema times as we are studying His word.  Times when the words just pop off of the page and into your heart.  I am very aware of the scripture for today, as I walk in it.  I know that I am weak, but amazingly I stand up with strength and live my life.  I am on a new Chemo now because my last one allowed some progression of the cancer.  The new one which is my fourth one, is difficult.  They all come with their own set of symptoms.  But the Lord is raising me up in the midst of this treatment.  Initially I was so ill I didn’t think it was possible to take it, but I just finished week two and I am here to write about it this morning.  I love the Lord so much, I can’t imagine life without Him.  We all need Him all the time.  It may not be cancer in your life, but every life has its trials and challenges.  I am currently praying for a family who’s son was in a horrible car accident and he is in a coma.  Bobby Asa is his name.  They are living this scripture right now.  He is in His sixth day of coma today.  Has many injury’s that are life threatening.  Pray for this family.  Bobby needs a miracle, and the family needs strength.  The Lord is so faithful to be there in our time of need. I will glory in my infirmities so that His power will rest upon me.!!

Forgive

forgiveI’m still in the Garden today.  I think a lot when I am out there.  Today I pulled weeds, a daily job when you want your garden to thrive.  Unforgiveness to me is like weeds in my garden.  It keeps people from thriving.  The weeds will choke out beautiful flowers and literally take away their beauty, and then their life.  Unforgiveness does much of the same.  It soon grows roots of bitterness that makes for a very unhappy and sometimes unlovely person. Bitterness is not a pretty thing.  It can even make a person sick.   Jesus says we must forgive to be forgiven.  Have you forgiven?001 collage (1)

In My Garden

In my garden, I find a great feeling of peace.  My mind is clear of everything else and I have time to listen to the Lord.  I think about things like living peacefully with all men.  The scripture says if it is possible live peacefully with all men.  There are circumstances and evil that make it difficult to live peacefully with everyone.  However there a many that we can live peacefully with that we just ignore, or just walk the other way.  People in our own family or work place.  It can even be a potential wonderful relationship that we are missing.  The Lord says “as much as lieth in you, live peacefully with all men.  Sometimes it takes everything you’ve got to reach out the hand in peace.   So if it is possible smile and love those around you, the rewards can be astounding for the kingdom.  We can’t fully serve the Lord in our own little garden.  We must reach out of our peaceful place so others can know peace the peace that we know.  Aww what a wonderful world it would be.My Garden