Heading to our Little Pink House of Hope

Q.. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?

  A.. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q.. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?

  A.. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David’s Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.

  

“God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward ) Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   My running list of His One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/ to me: 

934. We leave for our week’s all-expenses paid vacation on the beach in N.C. tomorrow http://www.littlepinkhousesofhope.org/ .  It’s like a hug from God to our family!  What a sweet blessing.   I can’t wait! 🙂

935. Nicholas and I had a delightful time together last week on a trip to Washington D.C which was my conservative -politics-loving son’s high school graduation gift.   The Values Voters Summit and our adventures in DC were wonderful and memorable  http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=PG12H02.  We are thankful to Eric and Cheryl for their gracious hospitality and the Lord worked out everything for smooth transportation navigating the Metro, PTL.

 
936. I read this this morning:

Deuteronomy 31:6

King James Version (KJV)

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Good News Translation (GNT)

Be determined and confident. Do not be afraid of them. Your God, the Lord himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

New Living Translation (NLT)

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

The Message (MSG)

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

 

937. “The primary goal in our life is to love the Lord with all of the mind, soul, and heart. Idolatry is when we love anything above God. Our problem is that we love other things more than we love God. All of our sin flows out of idolatry. Our idolatry leads to multiplied sin and misery. 

Do you believe that Jesus Christ is enough? What is it in your life that means more to you than God?

Your idol is whatever you’re willing to sin to get. Your idol is whatever you’re willing to sin because you don’t have. That’s your functional God.  If unbelief and idolatry are our primary problems, what is the solution? We as Christians have good news!

We are justified! Justification can be defined in two basic ways: Just as if I’d never sinned, and just as if I’d always obeyed.  Christ’s perfect record has been applied to my account. We are forgiven and righteous. 

So the primary question of the Christian is not, “What would Jesus do?”  The primary question should be, “What did Jesus do?”

People will never do enough to cause us to love them. Our ability to love others is rooted in Christ’s love. We don’t love others based on their performance. If we do, we will continue to struggle. Only Jesus can rescue us from idolatry. He came to save sinners. There is no room for self-help in loving others. Only God’s love is able to transform us.”

Quote from: http://www.truewoman.com/?id=2242

 

 
938. Quote from Kathy Geiger I just re-read in my blog from October of last year:
“…I also know that He does not give us more than we can bear at any one time because He does expect us to lean hard on Him and trust in His goodness and grace. He knows exactly what we are going through and is going through it with us every second of every day. He wants nothing but what is best for us and that best is Himself so He will use anything to draw us closer to Himself so that we get to trust Him more and lean on Him harder.”
 
939. An old note from Nita:
“…I read in the book on Margins – God says He is omnipotent. Either He is or He isn’t. God says that He is omniscient. Either He is or He isn’t. God is love. Either He is or He isn’t. There is no middle ground.”
 
940. A reminder from Lillie’s reading that blessed me last year when I first read it and today when I read it again:
 
“God loves to bless you. He has even declared that ‘blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.’ This means that you can’t run fast enough to escape them! When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you. When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing! 
941.
“There are things known
and there are things unknown
and in between are the doors.”

Jim Morrison

 
942. Kelley’s kidney surgery went smoothly this week and she is recovering well.  She’ll be home from the hospital soon thankfully.
 
943. God’s tender care of Mom with her health issues and dear sisters in Arizona who are helping her in countless ways
 
944. A vibrant double rainbow and my two delighted, budding photographers, Joy and Hannah, having a grand time taking pictures of it arching over the lake.
 
945. Scooter’s soccer injuries being less serious than originally thought
 
950.  God’s provision of a nice, used Honda Civic at a good price to replace a van that died
 
951. God’s answered prayer of Dave getting to visit Lu at last.  God’s timing is always on time.
 
It sure has/is doing me a world of good to count some of my blessings with this 1000 gifts gratefulness list!
 
Paula

 

3 thoughts on “Heading to our Little Pink House of Hope

  1. I pray you have a great vacation, you deserve it. It is a gift from one who loves you more that he loves himself, Jesus. So, enjoy. God Bless. Kathy

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  2. Thanks, for the well wishes Kathy and Sharon. The car was packed last night and this morning we’re off on our vacation—yipeeee! I’m so excited about this Little Pink House adventure!
    Paula

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