My Weblog Award List…

Shell’s Nominations!

weblog award


Llist 7 people to whom you would like to receive
this award then you must contact them to let them know they have
received it!  Along with listing them you must provide the reasoning
behind it!  It is then up to them to pass this along to 7 of their
friend’s.  Let’s see how long we can keep the ball rolling!

Here are mine…

A lady I truly admire…a mother of 5 and a stroke survivor.

faithfulmomFaithfulmom

A sweet spirit and kind heart, living with her husband and two children in Saudi Arabia. I pray for their safety!
JaleenJaleen Fuller’s Space

A beautiful young lady just out of high school choosing to live for the Lord.
liveforhimLiveforhim

A down to earth lady with a wonderful eye for the world, her pictures inspire me!
LizzyNorth Country Fire

A peaceful place to visit!
megMeg’s Garden

A lady full of light and wisdom gifted in teaching God’s Word!
JudithInspirational Food forThought

One of my first friends on MSN Spaces and a delight to visit!
GregBLOG QUEST

Relieve Your Temptation!

I don’t know why this came to me as I was reading Matthew 4. It kind of takes me back to when I wrote poetry as a teenager. As I was taking mental notes on all that took place before Jesus’ ministry I kept summing it up with one word descriptions. While this is not in depth, nor a revelation by any means I thought it was kind of neat. I shared it with a few others a while back but thought it would be neat to share it again.

Jesus’
Temptation
was a
Preparation
to draw a
Congregation
for the
Education
of God’s
Revelation
through his son’s
Reputation
bringing
Dedication
from the multitude!

The one point that stuck out in my mind was the use of scripture by the Lord to overcome temptation. I have learned that lesson well. You must know it so well, wall-papering your mind with it so that when, not if, temptation comes, the Word just comes out naturally. Usually, when we are under pressure to give into sin is not the best time to be grappling for a weapon, just as a soldier would not go into battle and leave his weapon back at the rear, we need to arm ourselves and be ready for battle at a moments notice.

God’s Word says

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Another item worthy to note, is that the devil, himself, used the scripture against the Lord, he is very well versed and knows how to use it against us. Especially Christians who are weak in knowledge of God’s Word.

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19

We often wonder why we have to go through temptations. There is not an easy answer, though the Bible has some insight to that end. In Jesus’ case, I believe God used it to not only prepare Him for His ministry but also as an example to us as to how to fight temptation…..

With His Word!

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Grace to you all today…
Shell

New Song: Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath

Tearful Encounter

 
 
I have been hearing this song on the radio for the last couple of weeks and the more I listen to it, the more I have made it my prayer…God is opening new doors for me and it has been exciting…partly because I knew once I surrendered to Him in certain areas of my life He would do "great and mighty" things…as I told Greg (Blog Quest) instead of being amazed at the things He does I am "delighted". FYI to my last blog entry…I have lost 12 lbs since last Wednesday and have began my daily exercise…at the same time my mind seems to be renewed and refreshed.  I am believing God for the rest on my list!
 
I hope that you are able to to hear my music player because the first song playing is the one below. It may not be your type of music but the words are awesome! May God give us all "eyes to see" those around us in need of the Savior!!!!!
Grace to you
Shell
 
 
 
Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tile
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
yeah
yeah
yeah
yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide whats underneath
Theres a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
To ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work
He’s buying time
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

Chorus

Ive Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all alone

Blue In The Eyes