Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Special Mug and The Fragrance of Flowers

Day before yesterday, daughter #2 presented me with a special mug. It was a large one with a Thomas Kindade scene. She knows I like TK and I enjoy using special mugs and tea cups. Thank you daughter #2. You are special. And this moring she is helping me learn more about HSA's. She was right and I was wrong :>).

Today, daughter #1 brought me a Pumkpkin spice coffee and a fragrant bouquet of flowers. I also got a sample of her supper recipe. Mmmm it was out of this world!

Last night my husband had some supper ready for me after I came home from my 2nd job. He is something special!

Reread some of Revelation today and looked up a reference in Daniel the 7th chapter. Spiritual food for thought. Dan 7:9-10 "..."the Ancient of days did sit (isn't that a wonderful name for God?), whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the firery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." What an awesome and respectful fear that view brings to me.

Deut 4:24 "For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God."
A reference to this scripture takes me full circle back to what I read the other day in Hebrews 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire." In verse 26 He says He shakes not only the earth but heaven also. He shakes not only sinners (Gentiles) but also spiritual Jews. He sends trials to perfect me, to remove (verse 27) things that can be shaken out of my life. Only those things that cannot be shaken will remain, the kingdom which cannot be moved (verse 28). He admonishes me to serve Him in an acceptable way with reverence and Godly fear. This all lets me know that God's plan for us is not just a playful walk in the park so to speak. I need to take Him seriously, love Him truly, give Him full control of my life.

I read a something the other day. Story goes: Fellow 1 asked Fellow 2 why there was such a difference in their lives. Fellow 1 thought he was missing something. Fellow 2 explained: "If I invite you to my home, you are a guest. I treat you very nicely but I don't give you a key to the door, you are still only a guest. But if I give you the key and the house, I am your servant and you are no longer just a guest. That is how we need to treat Christ, not as our guest but as one we serve and give complete control to all of me."