Monday, August 29, 2011

08/29/11 - Teachable

How teachable are you?

How teachable am I?

The older I get the more I see having this attitude of being teachable is key to growth, healthy relationships, staying broken and humble, and relying on Christ.

Being willing to allow someone to see the real you, challenge you, ponder what they say, and actually change...that's real emotional maturity!

Being teachable was one quality that my dad told me to look for in a husband (actually dad's advice was aside from their walk with Christ, that being teachable, hardworking, and treat their mom/sisters nice were the three things to look for in a mate) and I am thankful for his advice.

What a blessing to live and be married to a person who is teachable on so many levels!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

08/27/11 - Being Foolish

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong 1 Corinthians 1:27

God's ways are completely, totally opposite of the things of this world. Do we grasp how backwards His ways are to the watching world?

Are we really ready to be fools for Christ?

What does a fool for God look like?

  • They realize how little they really know
  • They are willing to seek reconciliation no matter how wrong they have been
  • They are not concerned with self at all
  • They love to serve others
  • They are desperately aware of their spiritual needs
  • They are humble at any ministry God may allow them to do
  • They consider others more important than themselves
  • They compare themselves with Christ-likeness, not others
  • They freely offer forgiveness
  • They are grieved when they sin
  • They are willing to boldly confront sin
  • They are full of grace through the power of the cross
  • They are willing to be obedient, not matter what it may look like
  • They are dependent on the Holy Spirit for the power to live the Christian life
How we may become fools for our great Savior and King!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

08/24/11 - August

So August turned into one busy month for us!

We've been full swing with homeschooling since July 28th. I am really enjoying My Father's World 1st grade.

We had two birthday celebrations, my husband turned 40 and our youngest turned 2.

John and I had a full 25 hours of kid-free time!

We also celebrated my parents 40th wedding anniversary! You can check out pictures: HERE.

The rest of the month includes another BBQ for the "newly married" class we're starting at our church in September.

Then Labor Day, vacation, our class kick off, and life!

Just wanted to explain where I've been ;-) Much too share, not a lot of time though!

Friday, August 19, 2011

08/19/11 - Power Source

The other day I was going to vacuum my house. I clicked the button to release the handle and hit the power button...however the vacuum didn't start.

At first I was a bit confused, was it broken?

But I quickly realized that I hadn't plugged it in!

Well, duh! An election vacuum cleaner won't work without being plugged in.

I instantly thought of our Christian life. If you're not plugged into The Source, you'll not be able to function the way you are meant to function.

If you're not plugged into the power of God's Spirit, you'll just sit there, looking nice, with no power.

If you wonder why it seems like you're not working, check your plug....are you plugged in?