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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Processing stage in life

For years when were doing paycheck to paycheck (we still are but there's been some wiggle room) I would get in the habit of mapping out my driving time for gas savings, and in the last four or five really cutting back on the process foods and going more healthy.

I've been trying to do a garden by using what we had and even this year saving seeds from vegetables I got from the farmers market which this year I went overboard and had get another container.

A couple of years ago I bought a pressure canner to process my vegetables and meats and soups. Granted my canning results are organized in boxes but are all over the house.

I realized that we are in a processing stage spiritually as well. Things are changing as we get older and there things that may have worked 26 years ago but don't work now.

I look back at who I was about 6 years ago and I can't believe I felt like I did then. It was a process to get here and I'm still growing. Like the pressure canner there are things that have to pressurize in our lives before we can see through the steam and see clearly.

When we make judgements on people from other experiences we've gone through we limit not only the event but the people involved. Steam builds up and we can't see the hearts of the people.

Sometimes when I take the jars out of the pressure canner it's still boiling and and when you hear the seal pop then it's ready to be stored for several months.

When it's time to open the jar and pop the seal open is when you know what happened in the pressure time. If what you made stinks to high heavens you know that it was not processed properly. Maybe the produce was bad to begin with and how you put it together made it worse. Maybe it didn't seal properly and bacteria got in it or the jar and lid weren't cleaned like it should be.

The above statement can work with us as well. We deal with so much on a daily basis it's amazingly that we don't want to go bury ourselves in the sand and call it quits.

But it's how we process the events that makes the difference. Or what we putting into our day(jar) good and fresh? Is our jar clean with positive thoughts to hold the freshness of the day? Sometimes the things we say or the things we do along the day can damage the produce.

It may be that the things you go through today may not be used until weeks later. You want to make sure that it's sealed properly so when you need it it will be fresh to use.

My musing thoughts this morning.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

This quote blessed mr this morning. Too many times we give up or thing God has given up. Learning to understand His Sovereignty.


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns
 
Release yourself from the stigma of past failures and disappointments.  Refuse to see those things as being an embarrassment to you.  But, think of all things--difficult or not--as opportunities to see spiritual reality, to learn valuable lessons, and to know Me better, says the Lord.  Nothing is wasted in My Kingdom.  Everything that you encounter serves a purpose.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Monday, January 12, 2015

developing Eagles eyes

Hard to believe it's been a year since I posted!

Life is a wonderful journey full of ups and downs but when your goal is to walk in the steps of the Father anything can happen.

I had a full circle event a few weeks ago.

It started in 2009 when I was going to purchase a guitar. I had saved up bonuses from work and was ready to buy one. My friend Kim went with me to Medford and I had one picked out. I decided I would purchase it on my way home back to Brookings the next day.

Sunday morning we were at a church in Rogue River where pastor Donaldson gave a sermon on giving More. God was speaking to me to give to the house of prayer they were opening. So I gave my bonuses.

I retuned home with no guitar but blessed that I have to something that was close to my heart.

A week later I woke up to having shingles in my right eye. We spent the next several weeks in and out of doctors offices and pharmacies. Couldn't see for three weeks as while my right eye was closed due to shingles my left never stays open by itself.
During my time of solitude I spent many hours in the presence of God and had a vision of being an eagle flying over Petra. I had wanted to see inside the houses built in the rock as people were milling around the city, but God told me that my eyes were not ready.

Five and a half years later: I finally bought a guitar. The very day I sprain my left wrist leaving me with again having to be immobile for a few days as in left handed and could do anything!

For Christmas I went to my daughter's church and the service was as if God was telling my story as I listened to the speaker and also the minister talk about their prayer house! Later the speaker spoke about eagle eyes and I knew I now had them.

When I can I'm changing the name of the blog to "developingeagleeyes" as I see this a a new leg in my journey. I'm excited to see what is going to happen!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1st

This is probably my most favorite month of the year as it as most of the best things in my life happen in the month.

I gave birth to my daughter in this month 23 years ago, and also married my best friend 25 years ago.

This is going to be a great year!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

My prayer gardens

I have a lot of prayer gardens in my yard and home. Its amazing after a while how these gardens do take on the personality of who I'm praying for.

For example, my inside my home are plants of people I know personally, and have named each plant by their name.  Over the last few years they truly have taken on the personality of the person I've been praying for.  Recently I was moving one that was getting filtered light and thought it was slow growing.  When I picked it up to move it I found that in the darkness it had grown twice as much but I've seen this plant stand tall, not dropping.  It gave me a new perspective in praying for this person.

Another time I had a Ivy that was growing rapidly and I was going to move it so it could spread out a little more in another location.  Being on a bookshelf I hadn't noticed that one of the ivy stems had merged in a book and was rooting in the book!

Another time I had moved a plant as I felt the Lord tell me there was a story with it.  I moved it outdoors and it started to die and so I moved it back in, and had placed a vine in with it that I connect other plants to as well.  Within a year that person had moved to another climate and realized she needed to be home and have the connection of others to survive.  God has showed me how this journey now created a new person in her and the vine is spreading inside the pot as well as beyond.

My outdoor prayer gardens are my African Prayer garden, The Church of Brookings Prayer garden and also my herb garden is from my Selah prayer group and other personal Bible studies I've belonged to.

I'll post pics of my gardens later. Its Fall and things are starting to turn for the next season which is a lesson in its own.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

When a lie becomes a part of a lifestyle

Think about it.  Are you keeping family secret?  Have you been holding your tongue to not rock the boat when you have a conversation with someone and they totally change their answer when someone else enters the room?  Are you having to change things that you are comfortable with in order to not let the lie be exposed?

When we lie or someone lies to us it alters so much in our lives.  It takes away a freedom that we have and the freedom the other person has as well.  We end up forming false impressions of people and then wonder why we are resentful when we don't get the response we think we should.

I learned through a speaker that when someone has hurt you with a lie, you need to save face with them.  To protect them.  However there are times when we just need to pray that it gets exposed because we are tired of having to work out what was said to us to begin with.

I'm going to be writing more on this topic in the later weeks.  Its something that needs to be addressed if we are to walk fully in the footsteps of Christ.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Open Doors

I'm in an online school and learning more about prayer.  As I've been putting to practice what I learn about seeking the Father's heart, I am seeing doors open and things I was not aware of that had developed over the years due to habits of the flesh so to speak.

When lives mold together in marriage and into a family there are things that come with it.  There is advice from both sides of the family that you can take with you or toss it out to curb.  Sometimes we aren't aware of what we can and can not toss out.   And it may take years.

It doesn't mean that relationships are severed because we have to toss out stuff that we've grown up with.  Each relationship is actually a journey and on a journey you pick and choose what to take that fits the journey.

Sometimes there is added weight because you are feeling like you are carrying a load of bricks with you.  But as you learn to seek the heart of the Father, the bricks begin to crumble.  Things that people remember from years as you were growing up, begin to fade as they see you mature.

We have to search for what doors to open because relationships are fragile.  We are built on so many things of the past that have shaped us. When we realized how many times the doors we've open and the landings that we have stood on actually are not solid we learn we have two directions to choose, either to another door and another landing that isn't as stable or one that with each step you take after you enter the room will show its stability to carry us to the next level.  The latter is the one that will take work because it means to let go of the instability we've held on to. When we realize that the things that we've been doing doesn't work we need to change. That's when you will know which direction to take.