Blessed Lamb

Photo courtesy too_kool_kollectibles.
Photo courtesy too_kool_kollectibles.

One, blessed, lamb, these are words that I use in different variations along with other words to form my screen name for certain social websites.

Recently, my youngest lovebug had some friends over. They were commenting on my screen name for a particular website and asked if they could have the same name but with a number after the name. They proceeded to debate who would get number 1, 2 or 3 after the name. I laughed and thought it was silly and all in good fun, and an awesome opportunity to minister, hence part of the reasoning behind my particular screen names. They also refer to me and call me by my screen name, which I find endearing and not disrespectful at all.

The following day I was talking with my oldest lovebug, who happens to be attending college 2,4oo miles away from home. I was recounting to her this story of screen names and told her that her sister’s friends refer to me by a particular screen name. She laughed and said, “so do we over here!”

I started thinking a bit deeper on why I had chosen this particular name and quickly realized that I have connected this name with my identity in Christ!

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? “When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7.

You see, when Jesus found me I was the one lost sheep wandering from the fold. I said yes to his invitation and he picked me up and put me on his shoulders, and He and all of heaven rejoiced!

My identity in Christ is blessed lamb, indeed.

Shalom.

 

 

God in the China

20140310_201009Recently I acquired this and that of four different antique china sets. I really have no use for them. I have my own set of china as well as my mom’s. One set of the acquired china, in particular, stood out at me.  It is of a beautiful and delicate rose design.

Now, I have a friend who I have noticed “pins” items with a similar design. It falls under the shabby chic collection. Yes, okay, I admit I pin to my own shabby chic board, but that is as far as it goes for me!

Shortly after I acquired this china I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me to give the entire set to my friend. I thought it was a great idea, but, I lolly gagged about actually doing that. Last night the Holy Spirit prompted me again and right after that thought came the thought, “don’t be silly, she doesn’t want that.” There he was again, mocking God and trying to entice me into believing I didn’t hear what God was asking me to do. He didn’t reserve one of his most infamous lines, “Did God really say that….?”, just for the garden!

I was about to buy into the lie when there was the firm and gently prompting of the Holy Spirit again. I decided to take a picture of one of the pieces and send it to my friend asking her if she wanted it. She replied that she did and I made arrangements to drop it off to her.

When I arrived at her house today carrying a big box of china, she looked at me quizzically. She thought it was just the one piece from the picture I had sent her. Smiling to myself, I told her I had another box in the car. Her hand went to her mouth and she said, “I’m going to cry.”

Do you know how incredibly blessed I feel to be in a position to bless her?! What’s more, can you see how God orchestrated and wove together all the pieces? From me seeing her pins, to me receiving the china, to the Holy Spirit softly guiding me with what to do with the blessing.

There is a song by Tim Hughes titled “Everything”. Below are some of the words to this awesome song.

God in my hoping, there in my dreaming
God in my watching, God in my waiting
God in my laughing, there in my weeping
God in my hurting, God in my healing
Tim Hughes – Everything Lyrics | MetroLyrics

God is everywhere, even in the china.

40 Days…..He is Risen!

Carrying the CrossAs we enter into this season of Lenten, the forty days before Easter, may Yahweh Shalom, the God of Peace be with you. If you have chosen to give something up for these forty days may you draw closer to Yahweh Shalom each time you long for what you have given. May you remember what was given for you, a Son.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.

Shalom.

Whats Your Story?

Have you ever had an amazing, exciting and out of this world story to tell? One that you are sure no one would believe if you told them, yet one you couldn’t contain to yourself?

Moses had a story like that. In short summation, he and the nation of Israel witnessed the 10 plagues God commanded against Pharaoh and Egypt.

  • Gold 10th Or Ten 3d Number Closeup Representing Anniversary Or Birthday Plague of blood,
  • Plague of frogs,
  • Plague of gnats,
  • Plague of flies,
  • Plague against livestock,
  • Plague of boils,
  • Plague of hail,
  • Plague of locust,
  • Plague of darkness
  • Death of Egypt’s firstborn. 

When Pharaoh finally cried out to Moses and Aaron to gather the nation of Israel and leave Egypt, there were, by some estimates…

  • 2.5-3.5 million Israelites in the exodus.People puzzle concept

As the Israelites left Egypt God told them to ask the Egyptians for clothes, gold and silver, which the Egyptians gave willingly. God caused the Israelites to plunder the Egyptians without a single weapon of war being raised.

What.A.Story.!

Sometime after the Exodus, Jethro, Mosses father-in-law came to visit. Scripture tells us;

Jethro was delighted when he heard about all that the LORD had done for Israel as he brought them out of Egypt. Exodus 18:9.

What’s your story? I’m guessing you have more than one. I believe God gives us continual stories to share with others to express our faith in Him. To glorify His kingdom. Stories that are so unbelievable that it could only be God himself.

open book of family storyGo on, be a Moses today and share a story and a touch of the Holy Spirit!

The grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.