Saturday, October 4

GOD'S NOT DEAD!!

GND
 
Sometimes satan allows us to live a life free from trouble so that we will NOT turn to God.
 
~God's Not Dead

Thursday, January 30

Thursday's Thought





A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't. 
 (something I saw on a sign outside of a local church.)

Sunday, January 5

SOAP~Because You Say So



Scripture~

Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything.  But because you say so, I will let down the nets." ~Luke 5:5

Observation~

In Simon's mind he had done everything he could do to catch fish and nothing had worked.  In his mind the fish just weren't there.  In his mind it didn't make sense to drop the nets again.  He had fished all night.  He had brought in his nets, paddled to shore, cleaned his nets, then even rowed Jesus out a little ways and listened to a sermon.  He was tired.  I'm sure he just wanted to hop on his donkey and go home.  But no.  Even though it made no sense in the natural to throw the nets out again, he did it, just because Jesus said so.

Application~

How many things in my life would go differently if I just listened to Jesus?  What would happen to my life if I read the Bible and applied it just because Jesus said so?  I need to get into a better habit of seeking the Lord first.  I could save myself a lot of trouble if I just did things His way first.

Prayer~

Sweet Jesus, thank you for your Word.  Thank you for this simple, much needed lesson.  Father please help me hear you.  Open my ears to hear and my eyes to see your will for my life.  Help me to know for sure when it's your voice instructing me so I can step out in faith and do what you have called me to do.  I love you.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

I'm sure many of us feel the same as Peter did during this busy Christmas season.  First Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Year's...  You might feel like you have just worked and worked and worked and now you just want to rest.  Can I just say that if you will do what Jesus tells you to do then he will provide the restful feeling that you need.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~Matthew 11:28-30

Thursday, December 26

Thursday's Thought


Obedience is the biggest key to releasing all of God's ability in my life.

~Creflo Dollar


Thursday, November 14

SOAP~What It's All About

Scripture~

"Why were you searching for me?"  He asked them,  "Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?"  ~Luke 2:49

Observation~


Jesus wondered why they were searching for Him.  He thought they should have known where he would be considering who he is.  They should have looked there first.

Application~


Where is my heart?  If God was to come looking for me would he find my heart in his house?  I need to be so about God that people just know where I am spiritually.  I need to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), always keeping that line of communication with God wide open.

Prayer~


Thank you Father for your son.  Thank you that he was all about you.  Please put that desire in me.  Make me want to be all about you and your business.  Help me keep my heart in the right place and let me know when I have turned away or lost me focus.  I want you.  I want to be all for you.  I want people to want you because they see you in me.  I love you so much.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Where do you think your heart is?  How could you improve or what advice could you give to help others in their walk?

Ashley <><

Thursday, November 7

SOAP~Don't Be Foolish

Scripture~

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. ~Ephesians 5:17

Observation~

Don't be an idiot. Read the bible so I will know what the Lord wants of me.

Application~

The more Bible I have in my heart the better I will understand God's will for my life. If I regularly feed on the Word then roots will take hold and I will naturally make less foolish decisions. Time in the Word, reading, praying, and memorizing, is the only way to really know how God wants me to act and what e wants me to do. The more truth I have planted in my heart the better. Then I will be able to quickly make wise decisions according to God's will.

Prayer~

Thank you Lord for your Word. Thank you for your perfect will for my life. Thank you for providing me with the tools I need to not be a fool but to make wise decisions according to your will. Please help me make time to study and memorize your word. Please guide me to the exact verses I need right now so I can make the right choices for my day and week. help me see what areas I've been foolish in and help me improve. I want to do what's right. I want to do your will. I need your help. Thank you Lord that I can come boldly to you and ask for help. I ask all these things in Jesus' precious name. Amen.

Has God shared anything with your heart lately?  Please share! 

Ashley <><
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!!

Tuesday, October 29

Smoothie Ice Cream



Calling all soccer moms!!!  Raise your hand if you are glad that soccer season is over.  Or nearly over.  Or at least the end is in sight.  Don't get me wrong.  I love watching my girls play.  But 4 girls on 3 teams and games on 2 days each weekend is work.

We've been busy!

But we've had fun!

So if you have a few more practices or games left to go, here is a nice refreshing, healthy snack to indulge in afterwards.

Smoothie Ice Cream

Yes, I said smoothie and ice cream.  It's like ice cream without all the sugar.  ;-)

This isn't so much a recipe as it is technique.  Basically all you do is make a smoothie with more frozen fruit than normal.  It comes out very thick and creamy so that you feel like you're having a delicious bowl of ice cream.  In this particular one I used frozen bananas and frozen grapes, soy milk, and greek yogurt.  That's it.  If your fruit isn't very sweet you can add honey and it will still be better for you than ice cream or candy or cookies.  If you find it's too thin just add more fruit.  If your blender will no longer move then add a bit more milk.  You can use any frozen fruit you want but I find that bananas work the best for the creaminess.  Bananas and peaches together are one of my favorite combinations.

Enjoy!!

Ashley <><

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