June 3, 2008

All tongues shall confess…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 5:14 am by graceabounds

Romans 14: 11 “…every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

How beautiful it has been to hear the tongues confessing that Christ is Lord! Being around other believers from different places all around the world has been an extreme blessing to me. Hearing them pray to God in their heart language has touched me and opened me to see things I hadn’t seen before.

We were going around the room praying and a woman from Spain began praying. She started off by saying in Spanish- I love you Lord… she paused… and preceded to speak in words I couldn’t understand but I was moved to tears. Her slowness and the sincerity were teaching me how to pray.

Today, as I sat in a meeting with three different  other nationalities besides American again I was moved. Listening to prayers being lifted up in Korean. Last night we had an African Worship and the custom was to pray all at the same time. How awesome that the God of the universe understands us all uniquely and knows us intimately. I am amazed at how beautiful we are made and the simple prayers of other believers point me closer to Him and increase my desire to know Him more intimately.

What a great God we (all nations, tribes, and tongues) serve!

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December 3, 2007

A PRAYER WORTH PRAYING

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 9:48 pm by graceabounds

LORD,

I give up all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my time, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, send me where Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.

A prayer by Betty Scott Stan who lost her life along with her husband in China by decaptation in December 1934.

November 29, 2007

HAIRLESS HOMESCHOOL MOTHER

Posted in homeschool, PARENTING tagged , , , , , at 9:18 pm by graceabounds

I am sure I am not alone when I claim I was about to be a hairless homeschool mother. Most people think I am nuts to homeschool anyways so becoming a bald young mother won’t make me too much farther out there. I truly did feel that I was about to pull my hair out as I was teaching my youngest to read. Lets see we had tears, fussing, and him saying he couldn’t possible read these words I had in front of him. Feeling myself becoming discouraged I went to my room, shut the door, and hit the floor. Why? No, I wasn’t about to throw a fit of equivalent size to my son but rather to go to my Father and ask him to help me. I had only a few seconds to ask God to help me before there was fussing outside my door. I picked myself off the floor with a renewed commitment as to why I homeschool. I don’t homeschool because it is fun, I think my kids will be smarter, or for any other reason than I believe it is what God wants personally for my family.

We sat back down at the table and I was about to help him and out spurts the sounds of the letters and he sounds out the majority of the words before him. Agh! I won’t have to be bald after all. I can simply rest in God and allow Him to see me through the small and large task of the day!