Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Moses at age 40 was regarded in high esteem by Pharaoh. But Moses had a desire to finally leave the palace and see his people, the Israelites. They were a hard working bunch and lived in Egypt after Joseph encouraged them to come down during the famine. The King back then agreed and gave them land to live on. Well, Pharaoh's come and go...but 40 yrs after baby Moses was found in a basket floating on the Nile..his desire, passion, and intrigue almost cost him his life.
Moses oversees an Egyptian guard mistreating one of his relatives so he kills the guard, hiding him in some shrubs. No one saw the killing, or so he thought. The next day Moses walks out in his royal robe to see his relatives only to find 2 Israelites fighting...he quickly pulls them apart and asks them to stop. One man (who was witness to the murder) says, " Who made you prince over us? Are you intending to kill me also?" The Pharaoh heard of this news and tried to kill Moses. Moses decided to run for his 'literal' life... to Midian.
Now the question comes... Was this desire to meet his relatives of his own choosing OR was it a spiritual plan? Phil 2:13 states..."for it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure."
What is God using in me? Is it my plans, my desires... or is it spiritual? Since God is Creator, and I am His child...then the desires of my heart should match His plan. I have value...I was born w/a purpose..He has placed me in this time...He has saved me by His love...He has given me desires to fulfill- His desires.
My mission is to run forward to whatever is next for me to do. Run forward w/joy, love and desires to always point others to Jesus w/encouraging words, deeds and attitude.
Lord- keep my focus on You. You are healer, deliver, creator and father of me your child. May I desire your desires as I live out the years ahead... So be it!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
.....of my favorite colors...I am partial to lime green or bright yellow or sky blue...but black? Then I had to say to self, 'this is just a silly quiz...enjoy'. What is so funny about this silly quiz is I really do make clear lines wherever I go. I like order and following the rules. But I also enjoy doing things differently! I enjoy never doingthe same thing twice but rather figure out a way to to it a different way. All my life I have felt that others see a plain blah person. I have no special talents or gifts. But when I love, I love deeply. When I pray I pray fervently. When I work, I give 100%. I am faithful and love to serve others. So playing along w/this silly game.....I think I like black...yep, it's ok!
You are most like:
You are bold with a dark side. You make clear lines wherever you go, though you color outside of the lines. Many people may just see the surface of you and think you are merely plain, but you have a lot of depth to you as well.
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Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July, Merry Independance America! and the most important thing....GO BUCKS! maybe I am being a little to anxious here BUT there are only 57 more days till The Ohio State Buckeyes kick off another season. I know, I know many of our friends in SEC country are saying WHAT??? another loosing season for the Buckeyes. MAY I REMIND YOU ALL.....we came in SECOND IN THE NATION...not to shabby for a loosing team!
So the 4th of July, apple pie and football make a great combination! Or maybe that is baseball and apple pie. Anyhoo~ my choice is football!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Today's plan was to see the Rockerfeller Center, Empire State Building and a Broadway musical! Tomorrow is another tour day w/Ellis Island on their list. What show are you going to see? Phathom of the Opera! WOW Jill I am jealous! Mom, we need to have a daughter/mother weekend here someday! That would be great Jill!
So I am sitting here and receive a call from Shana (her family is vacationing on the coast) 'Mom, Jill has been calling me when every song is being sung in Phathom! It's hard to hear sometimes but I can hear most of it! It's great!" Of course, Shana has the DVD of Phathom and knows the score well! The neat part is Jill knows how much Shana loves Phathom, and is making a point to share that w/her sister.
After she called I just sat and reflected on these two awesome women that I got the privilege to raise.....They are always thinking of each other. Trust me, there were times when I wondered growing up if they would ever be close....but they are! That is a true blessing for me as their mother.