2014 in review

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Spoon Fed

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Just when I think I  won’t be getting another bite, God gives me another spoon full. I liken spiritual growth to being spoon fed by the master, our father. I mean think about it. When we receive salvation we are like babies again, we are re learning everything. We are learning everything in a spiritual way not a physical way. It’s a new life. So, like a baby God spoons feeds us little bites just like we do when we have a new baby. We don’t introduce steak at  3 months old, we start with milk and baby food.

                                                                             1 Corinthians 3:2

I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready

 John 3:3

                   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

So along those lines, God has given me glimpses of things but in small bites. One of the things that He has recently revealed by no will of my own but only through His will is a deeper revelation about numbers. I had written in a post last year about seeing the #44 and how God would use it to wink at me but also it had many significant meanings in the bible( https://msinop1.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/speaking-without-words/.)  The Bible in Hebrew and Greek also in English all have numbers that correspond to each letter. So, with deeper insight of the divine it is more clear that every thing God does in the bible is backed up by numbers, which further shows His sovereignty and gives “the Bible is error because man wrote it theory” out the window. No man could have written this. It is God inspired. A few weeks ago I came across a video that blew my socks off. It was a man who had basically been taught by the spirit to understand this number backed wording of the bible to the 10th degree. I watched it several times and marveled a the deeper revelation God was showing me through this video. God does not just offer us salvation and that leave it at that until we die. He desires to have a deeper relationship with us, so that we can grow our spirit man, the new life in Christ passed infancy. When we desire and seek this, in His time He will spoon feed us deeper knowledge of who He is. It is a journey that is both exciting and risky, it takes us outside of our comfort zone; the comforts of the natural world and reasoning that we are accustomed to.

Think about all of the characters in the Bible. Our biblical heroes, the ones God gave us to learn from including Jesus. They were often called if not ALWAYS called to step out into a realm of “the unknown” as far as their earthly experience had taught them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNuQbHC-52c “44 DNA”

http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2011/10-2011/the-biblical-meaning-of-44/#.VIXXw2qMs5Y.facebook

Seek and you shall find. If you are ready for solid food ask the Lord to lead you to a deeper relationship, a growth spurt if you will.

Sugar High

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A few months ago I was out with friends to dinner. We ate and talked and had a nice time. It was a typical mommy night out, finishing up with a trip to Wal-Mart. As we were meandering around Wal-Mart with no children to distract us, I word popped into my head. You know that God nudging thing. lol. The word was ketoacidosis. I knew I had heard the word before, but couldn’t recall what it meant. I tried to blow it off, but it kept coming back to me over and over again. We headed back to the car and I said to my friend can you look that up. She did and proceeded to read me the definition.

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy because there is not enough insulin.

When the sugar cannot get into the cells, it stays in the blood. The kidneys filter some of the sugar from the blood and remove it from the body through urine.   http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/tc/diabetic-ketoacidosis-dka-topic-overview

I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what this could mean. I came home and wrote it in my journal.

I kind of forgot about it. But, this morning it dawned on me that within the past few weeks 3 people that I know died of Diabetes related complications. They had all been sick and all suffered so much.

I thought to myself well there is no such thing as coincidence. So I started to speak to God. I asked Him what does this mean? I don’t understand? I then made a phone call to a friend that was with me that day out to dinner and shopping. I related to her that I had put these two instances together, and did she have any insight to what it could mean. She felt it was a warning to me. We got off the phone and I again went to prayer.I have written before about the weakness everyone in my family has with food. I started to ask God is this about me? I had a full fledged conversation with Him.

I felt this was directly related to how much sugar I eat. That I am showing my girls how to live rightly through my actions in all other aspects, except when it comes to eating habits.

I immediately said to Him; Are you telling me I have to give up sugar? I don’t think I can do that. He reminded me of other great hurdles that I had said the same thing about, and showed me I how I had overcome them. I immediately went to the kitchen and made 2 frozen waffles covered in bananas and syrup. It was an act of defiance, I knew it but couldn’t stop myself. Or I didn’t want to stop myself.

He again convicted me and said this is not something you can avoid, I am asking you to do this for me. He then reminded me of something I had just written on Facebook the day before.

Are you interruptable? God often gives us unexpected blessings, on roads we never planned on traveling. ‪#‎trustgod‬ ‪#‎rejoicealways‬ ‪#‎Iaminterruptableareyou

 I thought I absolutely never planned on traveling a road of strict eating habits. Then I followed it up with but I love food sooo much . How could you take it away? My pure enjoyment? Then I relented, you will bless me on this road I didn’t plan on traveling. The ripple effect of my obedience will bless others? Hmmm that would be good I guess………..

In the midst of all this I knew I had to tell some one who could hold me accountable, but I so  did not want to tell anyone, then they will hold me accountable.

My friend called and I knew I had to tell her. She reminded me of how God asked Abraham to sacrifice his sons life on the altar in obedience. What a tough sacrifice that was, but God knew that Abraham would do it, even though he didn’t want to and great things developed from the obedience, the great inheritance.

I don’t want to do this, but my desire to please God is greater than my fleshly desires.