Monday, December 12

#4

#1.......I may not have a *book* that has all of our activities recorded these past 30 some years, but I have the things I need to remember in my heart and those things pop up every once in a while and make me smile.  (like the morning Mrs. A. used the top of our coffee filter holder for a cereal bowl) !!
I cannot undo this or make it right,I feel it's a little late to start a book, so I should just learn to enjoy the good and forget the bad.  MAKE good memories today.

#2......There ARE school records.....they're just not in the same place.  I shouldn't beat myself up over it.  We had wonderful days of school.........I maybe wasn't a great math teacher.....(actually, no maybe about it)....but all of my kids can write and speak well.  That was my goal.  I surely cannot gather up all of the records and *make* that elusive notebook.........I should just be thankful that I could home-school.

#3.........Ahhhh, glorious pictures.  I CAN fix this.  But I prolly won't......I don't think I'm all that concerned about it.  When we really want to do summpin, we DO it, we don't talk about it for 4 years.  The pictures are safe, they're not in the way, anybunny can look at them any time they want.

#4................I have been saved for over 30 years.  I have read through the Bible in a year only ONE time.  I surely should have been doing it all along.
I have time.
We have time.
You have time.
 We do what we want, we fix things so we can.  We fix things all the time so we will HAVE time to do what we want.....we can't use the TIME thing with the Lord.......because HE knows what we do with our time.
If it wasn't bad enough with television and movies and just plain old being lazy, now we have: Twitter/Facebook/games/e-mail/INTERNET/e-bay/Amazon/PICASA/ GOOOOOOOGLE.............if we spend any time at all doing these things, that is proof that we *had* time to read our Bibles.

It is kind of a Sunday School Kindergarten thing.  We can read Psalm 119 and see what God's Word should be to us...........yet not read that which is GOOD for us.  ABC, 123, Read Your Bible.
I always think about what I teach my Sunday School girls, which is often on a 4 year old level.....
we sing: Thy Word I Am Hiding Down Deep In My Heart..........but do I?
Am I a learned Christian?  Can I find Scripture to back up what I believe about doctrine? Do I know where to go for answers, comfort, direction and help?  Do I know stories and their details?
Just think, if I had been, all along, reading my Bible through every year, I might know the difference between Elijah and Elisha...........
We celebrated the 400th birthday of the KJV this year in our church......my husband has taught on it all year........where it came from, why we ONLY use the KJV.....and he gave us all a 365 day plan to read through our Bible.  Now wouldn't it be silly to say, if he had done this all along, that I would have?  That's like saying if there were visitation nights put on the church calendar, then I would visit...........
I don't blame anybunny except myself for not doing this.


2 Timothy 3: 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


I can't undo the years not reading my Bible like I should, but this is something I CAN start doing.  It's never too late to start doing right.  


I LOVE this verse......it tells us that God's Word can take care of ANYTHING in our life that we go through. It makes us wise unto salvation..........so we may be throughly furnished!



Psalm 119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.


Psalm 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.


Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I can identify with the Elijah/Elisha situation. Some time back I tried to give myself a clue to help me remember who was the older one...it was something about the j hanging belong the "line" of print, but now I can't remember what the connection was. Neither can I remember who told Naaman to dip 7 times, who was sustained by the widow woman & raised her son, and who caused the ax head to float.

(At least I can remember the stories - and many others!)