This blog will be an on going blog. We are starting a 10 days Ministry Trip.
We start our day off with Peter Furler, Lester Sumrall, & Prayer. We are praying that God would protect us, anoint us, & use us as we reach out to others along the way. We will be sharing photos & video along the way…. Enjoy the journey with us….
If your in the area make plans to join us June 7th at Gettysburg, PA for Free Event.
The hardest part of the trip is the waiting. We have been waiting for our rental car. No fun… But looking forward to our trip and what God had ahead for us…
YEA…. 8am & on the road… So cool even put rental license plate says VIRGINIA….
Listening to Fuel FM a new station in Traverse City MI…. A great station for rock, praise, & worship. Check them out… http://fuelfm.streamon.fm
Does having obstacles along the way in life mean a person is out if the will if God? No… 99% of the time there will be obstacles trying to get you to quit. Let’s all be like those who have gone before us, & as Dr Sumrall said say “I Did Not Quit”… (Be not weary… Think it not strange that there is trials) DO NOT QUIT
Love the little detours…
Lester Sumrall country… Got to listen to his good teaching…
10 more hours to go… Now A time of worship & Praise with Jeremy Riddle… Check out his music: click here
Just got the best email ever… 2nd grand baby on the way… Yea…. Praise God… Over joyed…
Another great CD to help us down the road… Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights… Awake My Soul, Whom Shall I Fear, & God’s Great Dance Floor to name a few… Check out his website … http://www.christomlin.com
End of the first day… We are here in Lexington,VA.. Home of VMI, Washington & Lee University, & Stonewall Jackson’s home & grave. We will be doing some TV work tomorrow, pray for us..
2nd Day had a great time TV Taping around town. What a beautiful Day. Videos will come later.
This is the day that The Lord has made, I will rejoice & be glad in it… Enjoy your day…
The TV taping is going great. The theme is starting to come together as the Lord leds my husband… Sharing your faith is the one that stands out the most. The new life God has given you flowing out to those around you. Next it has been Faith & Hope. Faith to believe all of God’s promises & hope in His soon returning to get His children. I love when God brings His word together.
There are many roads in life. Rule #11 get lost on purpose. We do that when we travel & we find many special places. Here is one..our little piece of heaven.
We had a special day with family. Touring the town of Lexington,VMI, & more. Great day…
I woke up this morning with a Peter Furler song in my head, “We won’t forget…” We won’t forget the price that was paid.. We have been visiting the graves of some relatives & those who fought in the different wars,
As we walk around ready the tombstones & learn their stories we remember the price that was paid in building this country. As we remember them we honor their memory and service. They may have fought in war to help this country be free or they may have worked hard plowing the ground for their families and for generation to come.
I feel pride for this country as I learn about these men & women. We always want to take time to remember the price that was paid. It’s important to pass on this to the next generation or their life work would have been in vain. All it took for them to make this country great would all be lost. The schools have been changing the history books It is important we do all we can to bring the real history alive.
WE WON’T FORGET….
We are to give honor to those who have gone before us.
Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Many died in faith and are cheering us on… DO NOT QUIT…
11:39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Took a day off of TV taping & had a family day. Giving God the glory for all he has done through us & for us.
Make time today for a quiet moment to sit before the Lord. Allow Him to provide the strength and rest you need. While doing this, ask Him to reveal to you any areas of your life in which you are “striving” needlessly. He longs to provide peace and rest for His children. – Charles Stanley
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28–30
Learn of me….I will give you rest….He said He would give us His Peace…His Rest…Come away, He calls us to Himself… Are you weary, He is your rest… Are you heavy laden…He will be your rest… He is gentle…YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOUL (your mind, your will, & your emotions)….
Stonewall Jackson – “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” This statement was backed up by his faith in God alone. He recognized that God was the reason for any success he had. He was humble and had unshakable faith. He had pertinence and determination to overcome all of life’s obstacles through his faith in God.
As Christians we all experience challenges & difficulties, however we need to remember the promises of God which remind us that it will be worth it all in the end.
Let us remember all those who have went before us and they trusted God and lived by this scripture, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
me” (Philippians 4:13).
…that all men are created equal…
Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[a] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.
1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers;…
President Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee & so many others, knew the power of prayer. They all would wait patiently for God’s wisdom. They would live their lives knowing & walking with God & giving God Glory…
Psalm 12:6 The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.
God’s word & promises are pure. His desire is to fulfill His promises in & through us.
We are also to have prayers of thanksgiving.
Psalm 107:1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever…
I love the fact that each morning is new and we can be refreshed in God’s Love, Grace, & Mercy.
Slow down and be silent in God’s presence today.
“God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them”. E.M. Bounds
Thank God for the special days with our family…
We honor those who has gone before us for their courage & strength.
Sometimes we don’t have that same strength. We get into a rut.
If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Maybe it’s time to get out of your rut and find a new path. God will help you change direction and accomplish new goals that align with His will. Don’t settle for the mediocrity of an unplanned life. Start living intentionally. – Charles Stanley
Mediocrity – of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate, run-of-the-mill. not satisfactory; poor; inferior, low-quality, second-rate; so-so…
So many times we settle for mediocrity in our lives. Barely adequate, run of the mill… Neither good nor bad….We except less than we should.
The bible says in Revelation 3:15-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!
17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
Here observe, What a difference there was between the thoughts they had of themselves and the thoughts that Christ had of them. (1.) The high thoughts they had of themselves: Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, rich, and growing richer, and increased to such a degree as to be above all want or possibility of wanting. Perhaps they were well provided for as to their bodies, and this made them overlook the necessities of their souls. Or they thought themselves well furnished in their souls: they had learning, and they took it for religion; they had gifts, and they took them for grace; they had wit, and they took it for true wisdom; they had ordinances, and they took up with them instead of the God of ordinances. How careful should we be not to put the cheat upon our own souls! Doubtless there are many in hell that once thought themselves to be in the way to heaven. Let us daily beg of God that we may not be left to flatter and deceive ourselves in the concerns of our souls. – Matthew Henry
Others hold us back & we hold ourselves back . We make excuses to why we can’t do something. Let’s make a point of it everyday to strive to walk out God’s plan for our lives. Let’s live on purpose… Let’s make plans to be the overcoming Christians God made us to be.
IT’S A MATTER OF FAITH…
It’s really a matter of faith. God would never ask you to do something without empowering you to accomplish it. This doesn’t necessarily mean you will do it perfectly, but each step of obedience is a victory. The alternative is to play it safe, but then you’ll miss out on God’s best for your life.
IT’S A MATTER OF FAITH…
‘Never take counsel of your fears” Stonewall Jackson
“You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Stonewall Jackson
Don’t let fear hold you back. Jesus was always telling the people, DO NOT FEAR….
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
He will always be with you. He will help you… He will uphold you… He will give you strength…
You can make it. You can be what He wants you to be. Walk out by faith today… You are an overcomer.
Stonewall Jackson Monument at VMI
One of the places we love to visit when we are in town is the Farnsworth House INN… Click here for our blog & pictures
We had an opportunity to work with a great Band called Romans Road. Check out the blog about them, with pictures from our trip: Click here
Thanks for taking this journey with us…. As my husband always says, “We will see you a further on up the road”….