Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"I will be with you!"

So I am blogging right away this time about my bible study the other night...hehe another great video session with Beth Moore. :) Sorry about my jumbled thoughts...........

We have been talking about the start of the tabernacle/history and right now it was about Moses have encounters with God while Aaron makes a golden calf... and the video sesson was titled "An Elevated Glimpse of God"

God is affected by us and he desires a friendship with us. Exodus 33:11 says how God spoke to Moses face to face like a friend. It doesnt even say how Moses talked to God but GOD talked with Moses! Also His Presence is with us.

John 14:21 states "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." She goes on to say it doesnt just mean love them but demonstrate his love on Himself to them who do that. :)

God's presence is with us... "The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." And a bunch of verses that talk about how God is with us! :)

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Genesis 26:24"That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."

Genesis 28:15 "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Matthew 1:23The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"[a]—which means, "God with us."

Matthew 28:20"and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Exodus 33:22 states "When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by."

She ends with saying "Sometimes we dont see God dark trials, but we see him leaving...maybe because he has us in the cleft of the rock." God takes care of His people :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

God will come through...

So I am mad I didnt blog about this right away like I was going to after my bible study last was such a good session by Beth Moore and was fresh in my mind. I am sure there will be more and more I will blog about...anyways...

Last time she was talking about having a daily relationship with Jesus . Back up. She was talking about the people in the wilderness getting the manna but they had to get it fresh DAILY....we want to store up everything on Sunday at church....but we will never live the healthy lives God wants us to live if we dont spend time with him daily and want to walk closely with Him....she said that it was like God was saying "All I am asking you to do is go gather the manna." ...spend time with Him...and then she said "our objecions to God's daily approach are rooted in pride and fear" and says we are scared He will not come through for us..which is so true if we think about it..when we worry... but its God's invitiation to faith....and then she concluded with Lamentations 3:19-24"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning" AMEN!

Now, if I can take that seriously everyday...I do have daily devotions but admittedly sometimes I just read through it not really thinking about it...but I should be spending some quality time with God everyday.

God is good! He is faithful!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Insights :)

I am doing my bible study homework and it is awesome...right now I read thru the red sea parting and ....then the Israelites in the wilderness....(Exodus 15 and 16ish) Short summary, they are in the wilderness and have to depend on God to meet their provisions and he does obviously but they still complain and grumble...well I got a great chuckle out of this part...what God said to them after they complained about wanting to eat meat from Egypt EVEN THOUGH God had been providing manna and quail....

HE says and I quote from the Bible - Numbers 11:18-20 "Tell the people: 'Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, "If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!" Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20 but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the LORD, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"

bahahahahaha oh God is funny, isnt he?? I just laughed. God is faithful if we will just trust in Him. :)
God wants us to trust him that he will provide, which he will. We shouldnt worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have worries of its own (Matthew 6:34) God's mercy is new every morning! Beth Moore said "God was telling me that a sufficient amount of mercy and grace would be set aside for me everyday of my life, enough every morning!"

I wish I didnt worry so much. I am working on that. God is good. God is faithful. I remember that when I look at the sunrise. It comes up everyday.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Emma Renee Barney

is our baby girl's name. I am very excited :) We will have Drew and Emma. so cute. hehe Now that I am having a girl, I wonder what she will look like. Will she look like Drew? have curly hair like him and Nick? Or look like me? :) It is now the waiting game, I suppose... We will see her soon enough. I am 20 weeks. half way or a tad more than half way depending on when I have her. I havent really felt a lot of movement yet...hoping that will happen soon...usually they say with the second, you feel the baby sooner but I didnt...but she has a good heartbeat and the ultrasound seemed fine, so I am trusting that she is healthy and active and I will feel her a lot soon :)

Proverbs 3:5-6