Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What do you want, what do you want from me?

      Joyce Meyer was talking today about  running away from what God originally called us to do or what we learned from God during our early years of Christianity. She gave examples of Elijah the prophet and how, after he had killed and chopped up 400 prophets of Baal, He found out Jezebel was after him so he ran into the desert! Wow! The power of one woman! God got after him so he went back and did what he was originally told to do. Another example she gave was about Jonah. God told him to go to Ninevah, but Jonah thought he knew what was best, so he disobeyed God and went in the opposite direction. He was eventually thrown into the sea where he was swallowed by a whale. Where are you? Have you been swallowed by a whale?Are you doing what you want to do  your own way even though you know in your heart God has told you something else to do? God told the whale to vomit Jonah out and he landed on the beach in Ninevah and did what God originally told him to do. It's never to late to obey God. He is very merciful and kind. We may have to suffer for our disobedience, but God will reward us when we submit to His ways. He knows what's best for us even when we can't see it or understand it. She somehow, tied that in to loving your enemies. If you have been treated unfairly or an injustice has been done to you, cast it on the Lord. He will recompense you in ways you could never recompense yourself. He will even help you to forgive those who have hurt you or done you wrong. You will experience a release you never could on your own.
      Have you ever said "I know this is wrong, but....." If you are saying it now,  whatever the wrong thing is: STOP IT! SPIT IT OUT! THROUGH IT DOWN! POUR IT OUT! TURN IT OFF! RUN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM IT , NEVER TO RETURN TO IT!  You may suffer for awhile until you allow God to heal you, but it will be worth it, I promise!
      I was blessed with some money plants and irises yesterday from a new friend, so I've been busy finding them a new home. While I was outside, I also took more pics.
The mountain across the street has been burning lately! But God has kept it from doing damage to everyone's property.This may actually be a sunset! Need new camera.

Mrs. Becky, I hope these  money plants make it!

These are the irises.

Old fashioned rose bush provides shelter for chickens and duck.

Wild violets.

Can you believe dogwood trees are blooming?

I don't know what these are called.

Can you believe figs on the fig tree?

Keria  and rosemary.

Clematis about to bloom!

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