And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
When I look back at the Old Testament and the things they had to do or voluntarily did, it makes our life today look so easy in comparison. That verse is talking about a loyalty to his master and he's willing to have his ear pierced with an aul as a marker of it (of course we don't do that today to the temple of the Holy Spirit.) Then I think of many women we've met that claim His name, left the culture and say they want to obey Him in all the ways yet they let pride and vanity get in the way because they won't even dress or cover their temple the way the Lord commands. Let us be examples to those watching...
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Speaking of dying to self, I made a sister sharing audio that includes a similar topic (and some others) if you're interested.
The picture above is from the sister I talked about in the audio who said someone offered her husband a kidney. She said he picked that rose for her before he died and she put the scriptures with it. That picture can be a remembrance of life or death and we all know that we are to focus on life, from Christ, and keep moving on, letting the past stay in the past and the future be whatever is the Lord's will. That sister is a great encouragement and she has seen the Lord protect her heart and give her strength to continue on in joy and peace.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Here are those birds I talked about in the video :-)
Brother James and I are so thankful to see God's creation as we go about this van life and oftentimes in the parking lots are where we see the most interesting things! We had a super busy weekend out on the streets at a busy parade and then along a busy tourist shopping street and then at a couple churches.
You can see the latest videos HERE and many others from when we were on the streets preaching the gospel. Brother James and I made a video on they way to one church...
The Lord is glorified when saints stand on and defend the truth.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
On our way to stand for the truth against those synogogues of satan, I saw those porches and thought about how nice they would be, filled with the saints of God! Some day heaven will be filled with us all, if we overcome to the end.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
That's one sign I will be using this month to bring awareness to their blasphemous, pagan holiday. It was effective because I had a couple really good conversations with some women who were wondering why it was a lie. (I'll still be using my 'Fear God Repent' sign also.)
I saw these children's books as I was walking through the store and thought I'd share some thoughts on them...
It seems so innocent to have bears talking about praying for each other but is that something we should be teaching children? That bears talk and can pray to a holy God? Something to think about...
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
What about this one?
* They call it a big 'story'.
* They show nakedness.
* They reduce God's precious word to 5 minutes.
Things to think about...
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
And this one. It teaches boys that they just need a 'little' God time. And since when is the word of God for just boys...or just girls for that matter?
Think about it...
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
A little Titus 2 Time....
I'd cook you some dinner if I could!
I leave you with a glimpse of God's beautiful creation we saw as we were leaving the town we spent time witnessing in.
I'm thankful to be a daughter of the most High and share it with other sisters who love Him also.
Love to you all, in His mighty Name, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ, Immanuel, Savior Shepherd and many more wonderful and awesome names that can't describe Him.
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