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Monday, November 22, 2010

No Longer do I have to Peek Inside

John 15:15 (NIV)

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.



This morning as it is my usual "routine", I began to pray on my ride to work. I began to thank the Lord for the new day, the clouds that will bring the rain for the vegetation, for health, my family, for a job...then I began to pray about the armor that the Lord speaks to us about in Ephesians. I began to reflect on all the pieces, the Helmet of Salvation, Shield of Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, etc. and I began to thank him...just thank him...for he has made provision for all I need in this life....he covers me with his Righteousness.....he equips me with Truth....His Spirit guides me....He speaks and directs me....than the Lord reminded me that I

no longer am outside the courts of the King....he has invited me in...he has clothed me rightly...and he bestows favor and calls me his daughter. No longer am I opposing the One which is Good for me...but He has called me to Himself...to enjoy the privilege of being Royalty....you know...we don't have to be outside any longer...we don't have to peak through the palace windows...we don't have to be afraid to approach the King.....He has equipped us for battle and He dressed us to dine with him....to dine with the King...wow....wow....His Righteousness....a breastplate and a royal robe!

God bless you!~Liz
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Love You Titi

Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.




I lost my dear Aunt Myrna (I call her Titi) on Sunday...and today because I could not be present in Puerto Rico...I am watching the wake via the Internet.  So this morning...as I watch....I was thinking....what goes through our mind when we go to a wake....you know...we look at the body...and we stand there...some kneel..... I have been at many wakes & viewings...it is our of respect we go to the casket and then we stay there a moment.  I know we are sad...we are grieving...perhaps we think about what could have been....we want more time with our love ones....we cry and maybe plead...but they are gone...all we have is memories.
We celebrate their home-going with the Lord.

Then I began to think....what happens when we are dead in our sin...you know..we have no relationship with the Lord...we have rejected his Son....I know I was there once....I wonder if God looked at my dead soul and stood over me.....I know he did not kneel...for it is I who will bow the knee to the Savior....He knows all about my life before I was even born....it is out of his love for me that he calls to me....He rejoices over me with singing his Word says...he too wants more time with me....he remembers mankind before they turned from him and disobeyed....He calls to us....He rejoices over that one soul that turns from death to life.....and He celebrates
our home-coming...with a feast....yes a feast for us.

Welcome home Titi....Welcome home!