Monday, January 26, 2009

Josiah's 5th Birthday

Musical chairs

Batman cake

Trying to pop his balloon

Hot potato

Josiah had a great time at his Batman birthday party on Sat. He had 4 of his cousins there and some friends from church. Wish it could've been in the summer so he could invite more friends, but I only have so much room in my house! We played pin the tail on the donkey, hot potato, musical chairs and a balloon game to see who could sit on their balloon and pop it first! Josiah had some trouble with that one! I'm so proud of my big 5 year old!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm Listening God

God may speak something to our hearts or speak to us through someone else to tell us something He would like for us to accomplish. Sometimes that task seems too hard and we may feel inadequate or afraid of failure. This is where I am right now....a word has been spoken to me that makes me afraid and I've been afraid of it for a long time and have never tried to accomplish this one thing, so if God really wants me to do this, then I must be sensitive to His leading and allow Him to work through me. So, this afternoon while I was doing my Bible reading I read in Exodus 4 (I know you're wondering why I'm reading Exodus - b/c I'm doing the Bible Reading Guide to read the Bible through in one year) and the Lord is speaking to Moses telling him to go to Pharaoh and ask him to let the Israelites go and Moses says, "Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech." The Lord said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it."

And we know God sent his brother, Aaron to help him and the Lord said, "I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do."

I'm like, "Ok, God I hear you!!!" When God calls us to a task, he will furnish the means and ability to fulfill that task. God promises to give us help and power. Thank You Jesus, because I cannot do this on my own. And if I did, it would not be with Your anointing. It is through you that we receive anointing to complete the tasks You have ahead for us.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank You, Lord

Last Sunday night we had an incredible service. We had a special guest speaker in and he spoke both in the morning and at night. God really moved among our entire church. Our congregation here is so hungry for God and when you're hungry, God will show up. We had several youth and adults filled with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and others were healed - it was awesome! God is doing an awesome work in our church and I'm so excited for what it ahead! I know God has enormous things in store for our church and I can't wait to see what God is going to do! He's already stirring our hearts and spirits and we're excited to see the souls that will come and give their hearts to Jesus and the lives that will be changed! God, You are so good! God, help us to be sensitive to Your Spirit and be led by Spirit. Lord, lead us to our destiny!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Josiah's first basketball game

Josiah played his first b-ball game this morning with Upwards which is a Christian organization. His team is the Falcons. He's the youngest one on his team - it starts at Kindergarten, but they allowed us to go ahead and sign him up. I feel bad that he's the smallest one, but he'll learn and next year he'll know more of what to do. He just has fun running up and down the court and trying to get the ball. Figured I'd go ahead and start him playing - plus it gives him something to do during the winter. He absolutely loves going to his practices and playing in the games and he has a great attitude! Let's hope that great attitude lasts for years!!! I'm so proud of my little basketball player!!!! GO JOSIAH!