AS you celebrate Easter, also celebrate Life & the one who gave you life, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.
Did you grow up learning that sweet little songs as a child? How sweet are the words JESUS LOVES ME! friend did you know that Jesus loves you? no matter what we’ve done or where we’ve been, Jesus loves us? How can we be sure that he loves us? because the Bible tells us so, how much does he love us? enough to die for us so that we might go free
Johnson Oatman, Jr. grew up in New Jersey in the middle of the 19th Century singing hymns with his father. His life is a testimony to the legacy left by a loving Father who sings praise to God with his children! Johnson grew up to become a bi-vocational Methodist minister and he wrote over 5,000 hymns, including Count Your Blessings in 1897. Count Your Blessings is considered his finest hymn and for over one century it has been one of our most loved hymns. It’s a song of thankfulness to God that his sung by English speaking people around the world on Thanksgiving Day and all year long. see more on the History of Count Your Blessings
Have you counted your blessings lately? Did you know that the word Blessing means something or someone contributing to happiness, well being or prosperity? To be blessed is to enjoy happiness,Have you stopped to thank God for all the blessings he’s blessed you with lately?
(UPDATE FOR ALL BLOGS)
Do you know that ole saying, when it rains it pours? seems like it’s been raining a lot “LIFE” that is, Feb, it was one thing after another with the computer, sewing, uploading pictures anything to do with sewing , you name it & it went ka pootie lol! then we have March, we had to admit my dad into the hospital & into ICU he went, he is home now but still have a ways to go to being completely well, him & mom are staying at my sisters until he gets back to his ole self again
as far as sewing goes, I am working getting all those post uploaded late as they may be, I am walking away from doing anymore new challenges till we get mom & dad back home
the wrap dress for the Miss Bossy challenge won by a mudslide with 22 votes to 5 on the others
so I’m finishing that up in-between life's happenings, speaking of happenings, as many of you know I have other blogs & I often ask what you'd like to see more of & encourage you to put your two cents worth in, I guess no one has 2c to put an opinion in but that’s ok I love all my little “peekers” I know they're out there they’re just not making their presence known lol!
blogging may be a little slow right now but I’ll never be in it for the popularity, I do it because I enjoy it & if life gets in the way that's ok, blogging is like having company, when someone knocks on the door aren’t we glad to see them? offer them a cool drink? sit on the porch? etc? do we cry if nobody comes the next day? noooo do we worry that no one will ever come again? noooo, we go about our routine & embrace the next visit because we know all is well!
*what is the word?
*what does the word do for us
* what are we to do with the word?
*why is the word so important?
These are good things to ponder, when we study the word we find that we are to
BELIEVE THE WORD (Luke 8:12)
RECEIVE THE WORD (Prov.2:1)
HOPE IN THE WORD (Ps.19:114)
the word is favorable news, scripture, what we call the gospel
to do these things this we must
SEEK THE WORD (Prov.2)
STUDY THE WORD (2Tim.2:15)
HIDE THE WORD IN OUR HEART (Ps.119:33-35).
and thus we learn to
LIVE IN THE WORD (Matt.4:4)
WALK IN THE WORD (Deut.5:33)
ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORD (Prov.3:6)
the word equips us to be able to stand so that we may be prepared to go out and
PROCLAIM THE WORD (Jer.3:12)
TEACH THE WORD (Col.3:16)(Matt.28:19)
PREACH THE WORD (2Tim.4:2)
1Peter 1 :3-11 explains how God’s Word is eternal that through faith we are kept by the power of God and though we have not yet seen him we believe in him & rejoice with joy unspeakable, the grass withereth and the flower falleth away but the word of the Lord endureth forever!
* A small combination of sounds represented in writing*favorable news*scriptures,the Gospel
THINGS TO PONDER:
Why does 2 Tim tell us it's important to study the word?
Why does Psalms tell us it's important to hide the word in our heart?
Why does Proverbs tell us to bind up the word in our heart?
Why does Peter tell us we should have an answer for why we believe what we say we believe?
*study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth(2Tim.2:15)
* thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee (Ps.119:11)
* let not mercy and truth forsake thee, bind them about thy neck,write them upon the tablet of thine heart (Prov.3:3)
* But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear 1Peter 3:15)
Have you read Psalms 119 ? it is full of encouragement of the word so take time to read it, savor it, meditate on it, receive it!
Teach me oh Lord the way of they statutes and I shall keep it unto the end
Give me understanding and I shall keep thy law yea I shall observe it with my whole heart
Make me go into the path of thy commandments for therein do I delight
(119:16) I will delight myself in they statutes, I will not forget thy word
(2Timothy 2:15 ) reminds us to study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
the 119 chapter of psalms is a long one with 176 verses but so worth the read, it is filled with meditating on God’s word & his excellency & to delight in the word as it is sweeter than honey & it lights the path of our feet
read it! savor it!