Monday, September 29, 2014

living in liberty

Galatians 5:1,13
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

These verses played over and over again in my mind today......
Reinforcement in my heart and mind to let Christ worry about the issues of life.  Free from the bondage that easily constricts me.........( Prices rising on everything from milk to insurance, people coming and going saying nice things or things that hurt, if my kids are going to be ok, if my husbands cancer will come back......bondage),  when Christ is controlling me I have liberty.....liberty to not worry, liberty to  love no matter what......

The liberty that Jesus Christ gives us is to live a carefree life "care full for nothing", NOT worrying.
We  can trust Him with the biggest issues and the small ones that peck away at our sanity.
Trust......faith.......surrender, brings liberty!
Our God is bigger and stronger and higher and He is enough!

~love Jackie
 

 

 

Chin Up- Charlotte's Web


Templeton at the Fair- Life is good......


Sunday, September 21, 2014

together forever.....remember love

 

 



There is an unwritten rule in our family that say's "we will be there for each other....no matter what".
Though time or space or difference of opinion may separate us, the love picks up right where we left off when we are together.

That's how we as Christians should be with each other.  You know sometimes, we won't see eye to eye, sometimes one or both of us will be grumpy.........but we are bound in love as the family of the Most High God.......(if you don't feel this way......why not?)
We might try to walk away from the "family" but truth is we are still family!!!!!!
The Holy Spirit of God lives in all our hearts as Jesus Christ believers.....Christians.
Nothing will ever separate us from the love of our Father, and nothing should be big enough to separate us as believers either.  It just shouldn't be......we all have some pretty big things God has had to forgive us  and we've all had some pretty big things done to us that we need to forgive.......
we will get angry with each other..........we should be able to move beyond it........
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
~love jackie
p.s. yes zack is in our family

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beautiful in his time (fall such a beautiful time)

 


Ecclesiastes 3:11
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Beauty beyond compare.

Time and energy are what it takes to create the beautiful life intended for us, a continual molding, shaping and softening.  Time and energy spent at the feet of our Master Artist Jesus Christ.
Our position at His feet in this process of becoming beautiful is essential. 
Dear one, do not become frustrated by the day to day tugging and pulling that is required to conform us into this person.
In time it will be worth it all.
Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~love jackie