Monday, November 2, 2009

This~n~That

I hope ya'll had a great Halloween weekend. I can't believe it's November. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We are having Thanksgiving at our house this year. I am so looking forward to it. I have lots of plans for decorating ideas. I also want to do something fun on Thanksgiving. Maybe have a craft for everyone to make (at least all the females)ha! If you have any ideas for a quick, easy, fun craft I would love to hear them.

As I mentioned in a couple of my earlier post, I am soo lovin' my weekly small group Bible study on Esther. I thought that today I would just share a little of what Christ has been teaching me.

I personally struggle with having a quiet time with the Lord each day. I don't like to get up early and once I do get up, I usually have the TV on or I am having to deal with the puppy, or the cats. They are always begging for my attention. Even Hubby interferes with the quiet time. I really need to work on that area of my Christian walk. Time alone with God is soooo important, I am going to work on that.

Our Bible study is written by Beth Moore. She is such an awesome lady. I get such inspiration from her and the story of her background. Anyway, here is a verse that was in our weekly homework for Esther,

"If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways, so I may know you and continue to find favor with you" Exodus 33:13

I love this verse and I have jotted it down and stuck on the bathroom mirror. I am again working on memorizing scripture. I'm gonna list a few more verses that I have discovered during this journey of study.....

"My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge" Psalms 62:7 (Love that verse too!)

"The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever-do not abandon the works of your hands" Psalms 138:8

"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." Hebrew 4:13

I have learned soooo much during this season of Bible study. You will be glad to know, (at least I hope so) that I am letting go, of my mental anguish, re:Hubby's children and ex-wife, and all that has transpired between everyone. I am putting all that in God's hands and He will use it all to His glory. He is in control. No matter where the children live, God has His sovereign plan. His will be done.

In the study of Esther, Haman became obsessed with Mordecai and I realized that I was doing the same thing in our situation of the children etc. I feel such relief since I have let go of these things.

I also have recently felt this pressing need to make sure that all my friends know that Jesus is coming. We WILL be before Him and will have to be accountable for all our sins. This in the past has caused me stress, I didn't want to think about it, but I realized that I need to make sure that everyone hears and everyone knows. I recently had a childhood friend pass away, very suddenly. And I realized that I didn't know if she was a Christian or not. My heart hurts because of that. I would like to think that her sweet name was called by the Dear Saviour, Jesus. Please click on this link to hear this wonderful song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa8w7mGug0c .

How I long to have my name called one day! My sweet friends, because He overwhelmed the grave it CAN be well with your soul! Do you know Him? Is it well with your soul? How I would love nothing more that to introduce my Jesus to you! Please email me at esparza.renee2@gmail.com so I can share more with you and pray with you. Nothing would thrill me more!!


2 comments:

Missy said...

I love that song. My eyes water up just about every time I hear it.

We did cardboard testimonies at our church for Easter, which I was a part of and I was balling like a baby during it. It is such a beautiful and promising song.

I am so glad that you are enjoying the Esther study.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful post. I need to concentrate more on spending time with my Lord, quiet time, not rushing through it just to get it done. I'm going to look at the song now. Enjoy your day!