Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekend Rest: Only Believe

"...do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you wll put on." Matthew 6:25

Don't take the pressure of your provision upon yourself.  It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief.  When we are worrying, we are not believing that God can look after the necessities of our lives.  Many times we catch ourselves worrying about a situation, and what we worry about never happens.  Other times, we worry about how we will pay bills, cover unexpected expenses, and have daily provision when God has it in His control.  Jesus told us to consider the birds and how all their needs are met. We too must remember that we are more valuable than "many sparrows."  Our heavenly father knows what we need even before we ask.  Only Believe. All things are possible to those who believe. 

Change your worry into faith.  Instead of saying I'm worried about _____________________, say I

believe God can do _____________________________.  "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

Proverbs 23:7.

I recently heard a man talk about mountain moving faith.  He said it isn't that the faith is so great.  The Bible says that it is faith as a grain of a mustard seed.  What makes mustard seed faith capable of moving a mountain? It's because it is pure faith. Undiluted faith!  No unbelief mixed in with it.  Our God can do anything.  Trust in his love and provision today.  j.l.j.

"Consider the lilies they don't toil or spin, but there's not a king with more splendor than them. Consider the sparrows they don't plant or sow, but are fed by the Master who watches them grow.  We have a heavenly Father above, with eyes filled with mercy and a heart filled with love.  He really cares when your head is bowed low, consider the lilies and then you will know."
 (Joel Hemphill songwriter)

Thursday Cafe: M.J. Best Southern Biscuits


Ingredients:
2 c. Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Baking Powder
1/3 Shortening or butter
1 cup Milk

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2.  In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the shortening or butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
3. Put mixture onto a floured surface.  Knead gently 15 to 20 times.  Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thickness.  Cut biscuits with a juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used.  Arrange biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
4. Bake for 14 minutes.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with butter & honey, sausage gravy or strawberry jam.



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wednesday Inspiration


"You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of joy with your countenance."Acts 2:28

Tuesday Treasures


In the treasure of each soul lies a pile of dormant aspirations --waiting to be breathed into existence by Faith and Enthusiasm.---j.  l. jones

Monday, May 21, 2012

Miracle Monday: The God who Hears

A few months ago my husband and I were traveling to Tarpon Springs for a much needed weekend getaway.  We left the house mid afternoon, in attempt to avoid rush hour traffic.  Our plan didn't work.  We found ourselves on the interstate, in the city of Tampa, in bumper to bumper traffic.  The traffic stretched out for miles.  We would go about 20 feet only to stop.  This went on for 30 minutes or more. Stop. Start. Stop. Start.  Then to add to the congested driving conditions, it started raining.  My husband who desperately needing some rest and relaxation was becoming more tense by the minute.  Now not only was the traffic creeping along, the rain was creating hazardous conditions.  It was difficult to see the car in front of us, and the oil residue on the pavement made stopping a challenge.  The menacing dark clouds continued to gush forth gallons of water.  It looked as though it would be at least an hour to make it through the traffic. The rain looked like it had set in.  My easy going husband finally reached his point of frustration and cried out, "Lord please stop this rain!"
Immediately the rain stopped.  I have never seen anything like it in my life. The dark clouds were still hovering over the interstate, but the rain stopped.  The traffic continued it's steady snails pace, but the rain ceased.
Mark 4:41"Who is this that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"  
God heard our prayers and I know he stopped the rain for us.  He hears the cries of his children.  The God who created the Universe, who created us, cares, hears and knows.  He is still calming storms.  If you need a miracle in your life, cry out to Jesus. He is listening.

Psalm 46:1 KJV

"God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble."

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