Greetings sister saints!
It's been a long while since I've been able to post here:) the Lord keeps us super busy on the road, in van life, in other online ministry and such so it's a blessing to come here. You can see our daily audio edification HERE, we do them every night, Lord willing we will keep doing them as long as we can or unless the ministry changes to doing something else.
I was pondering this, the relationship between older saints and younger ones. We've seen in our years, many flesh issues between saints when it came to receiving instruction, help, encouragement, rebuke etc. Pride rises up and then it turns to destruction, causing division that shouldn't be there.
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
1 Timothy 5:1-2
I'll skip over the part of the men cuz brother Tupos can address that and go into deeper details on it all but let's look at the part for women. So the younger women are to look at the elder women as mothers. Think about the respect that a younger woman would give her mother (if she was in the faith) and how much flesh she would kill for her as she receives correction and instruction, how much more for the spiritual mother? And older women looking at the younger women as daughters, having patience and long suffering as they try to learn or grow through the battle of youthful flesh. Of course we would all be sisters, not one more important than the other and eventually the younger growing into being the older and so on the process goes. Don't you think that would kill a lot of flesh and allow for much more spiritual growth? I pray that those we've known through the years, repent of all their pride in such areas and see the blessing of the family of Christ and how we all press one another along. It's all for the glory of God.
I made an audio bible reading of Proverbs 8 this morning (you can find them all HERE) and was pondering this part of it, mainly verse 9.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.  Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
They are plain to him that understand.
Pretty simple isn't it? And it goes along with this also....
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
Verse 43 shows us that those who are not of God cannot hear His word. The wisdom of God is plain to those who understand and to understand we need to be of Him. I'm sharing this because it's a simple test to see who is of God and who isn't, sisters. Remember that, just because someone says they love Jesus and maybe looks and acts somewhat like a sister should, we still test to see if they can hear and understand and love His word. Remember in John 3 how people who love Him come to the light in all things and those who don't, run and hide. (Changing subjects, not obeying, making excuses for sin, not repenting when shown etc....) Don't be fooled, satan is a master deceiver and he can use those who are his to look like those who are of God.
A sister said that she read there are over 350,000 different kinds of flowers and to remember that all of mankind is different too...not one the same. That's incredible, not one person is an exact replica of another, does that not show us the greatness of God?!
It won't be long and the fall flowers will be out, reminding us van dwellers that it will be time to migrate south, along with the weather, just as the birds do. I used to (in my youth) think that God put magic in birds cuz I couldn't figure out how they knew where to go and how to fly without crashing into one another. Schools would tell you that there's some magnetic field that draws the birds and that they follow that but I never believed it. I knew God created them so He must have put something in them...I grew to realize it wasn't magic but miracles and how creation is a miracle itself being created by the Word.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
...and God said....
I love that and have marveled over that since I was a child. I didn't know anything of the bible except some of Genesis that God created (by saying) the world, the 'stories' they tell you in Sunday school and that Christ died for our sins. Seemed to be a great God to me, that could 'say' the world into existence. That made me curious about Him and who He was and caused much pondering through my life until the day I was given the precious GOSPEL which changed my life forever. Go back and click on that word GOSPEL in red....read it, test yourself to it and see if by faith in Christ you repented are born again/ born from above, because you must be in order to enter the kingdom of God. And then I'm here to help you strive in holiness and obedience all the way until the end.
It's only July and I see a few leaves changing color, falling and dying. What a good reminder that some day our earthly tents will also be dying and are we ready for what's on the other side?
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Let us strive to hear that sister, not this....
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
I'm thankful to be a godly woman and work with my hands doing things like sewing.
Drying clothes that I hand washed.
Getting water from the sink, one cup at a time (7 for each gallon lol:), walking them across the parking lot, dumping them into the tank and going back several more times. All the while thanking the Lord for allowing us to have it but more so the living water of Christ, of which we will never thirst.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
I love her immediate faith and then she runs into town (leaving her waterpot) telling all the men and they come to see for themselves.
I was able to help a young brother learn a simple meal to cook.
1 package pre-cooked rice
1 can mixed veggies
Dump together, heat, strain, eat.
That's his first meal in the little cooker and he said it's really good.
I bought a new cooker....toasting cooker lol. It makes 2 big sandwiches in no time and runs on the generator with no problem with power to spare! The men really like them and I love being able to make healthy, inexpensive, wholesome, filling meals.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
I was so thankful to find that huge container of magnesium. I've purchased that brand in smaller containers (hard to find that in the walmarts of either the large or small) and it's pricey in the little containers so for $5 on discount, I was rejoicing and thankful. I can't just order things online cuz it's hard to find a place to get it shipped and not knowing where we will be etc. We use magnesium a lot and it seems to help us get through the days with these old tents. God provides so many things over and above just food and raiment of which we should be content with.
I thought that was cute and peaceful. We used to have all sorts of old things on the homestead and I even used them. Just today brother Tupos was saying how they make things so cheap today and I mentioned that the days of old used to have good quality, things were made to last. Today it's a throw away society and hard to find something of quality.
Sadly people do that with the word of God, toss it away and look for something new and different...hey I just read this the other day....
(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
The only new thing I want to hear is something from God's word that I didn't know! It's never changing, I love that because once we learn it, it's not going to be rewritten and confuse us, like man's writings and teachings.
Well sisters, I've enjoyed sharing here today and now have to go do some Titus 2 things like getting dinner done, getting the dry clothes put away, getting my van swept and tidied up and then later packing it all up to go find a parking spot. Then later will come an edification audio, Lord willing, we live that long:)
Love and hugs to you all, every where, all over the world and to those I know, those I don't know and those who are cut off for whatever reason. The Lord is watching over us all as we serve Him.
Hold fast and the Lord be glorified in our lives as we live for Him.
Glory to God!
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