Image by SarahWynne via FlickrGood Evening All!
The title of this picture is "The Lord is My Strength". Actually the verse showing is Psalm 46 which states: (1)God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. I love to read this verse when I am worried about things and don't know how things are going to turn out.
I would like to start off by saying, I love affirmations! I am just now starting my post because I have been on the Facebook Page called "The Bible". I tend to get carried away sometimes when I on there and don't look at the time. This page I think I told you about the other night. It's where people can go and discuss the Bible, or ask prayer requests or just Praise the Lord. Anyway, last night I was on there and there happened to be a lady who is an ordained preacher. Now, I know what your probably thinking and you'd be correct. The Bible does say for women to stay silent in church, but I thought to myself , who are we to judge, and personally, I enjoy listening to Joyce Meyers. Anyway, this other person comes on there blasting this poor woman for saying that she's ordained, when she doesn't even preach in a church. I chimed in trying to defend the preacher and another guy interjected, but he directed his comments to me, using foul language, accusing me of saying something about Satan writing the Bible, (where he got that from I have No idea) and all kinds of weird stuff. When the main thought I was talking about was Salvation, and how I had been told by a learned Bible studier that they understood that back in the old churches women sat on one side and men on the other. Sometimes women would holler across the room asking their husband's what the preacher meant when he said so and so, thus usurping the authority over a man, so the "command" came into being that women should be silent in the church. Now none of what I said just now came out of the Bible, it was what she had been told. Anyway, he got all bent out of shape about what I said. Tonight, the Verse affirms what happened last night. As it talks about being persecuted, and reviled and spoke falsely about, and spoke evil of for His Name, which is essentially what happened. Not all of that happend, but the filthy language,falsely accused, did occur. I was kind of proud of myself ( if I can say that). I didn't lose my cool, or get snooty back. I addressed my comment to the lady pastor, because she came to my defense, and just said that people who don't understand tend to "lash out in fear". LOL. The guy never did respond so I guess it made him stop and think.
Anyway, that page is really fun. I hope to see some of y'all join me there sometime. I think last night was a fluke. Tonight, everyone was either asking for prayer, advice, trying to help someone else, or just praising God and quoting scripture.
Have y'all noticed? I'm learning to add things to my Blog slowly, but surely. I need to sit down and start reading my "Blogging for Dummies" book that I got yesterday (I think). I need to start studying about keywords and that sort of stuff if I'm ever gonna get to start advertising in a couple of months. I want to be "on top of my game" when that time comes. Right now my posts are so "all over the place" it's hard to pick out key words, so I just choose them all. Can't go wrong that way I suppose. Not right now anyway.
I keep thinking I'm getting better, but then I look at my keywords and don't see much change. I'll get there I suppose. I see so many nice blogs that have a purpose, a mission, and then there's me. UH OH! Did that sound like a pity party starting? Nope! Not gonna happen! I'm gonna get this thing rolling one way or the other! I do have some passions I just don't know what I could do for them on here. As I said before, I used to teach Literacy and ESL to adults. I really enjoyed it, but I couldn't do that now because my husband likes to go on trips with very little notice. He's a "spur of the moment" kind of guy. Needless to say, I couldn't hold classes with any kind of dependability and I don't know what I could do for this cause on my blog. Any suggestions? Let me know . Hey if I were past the "ranking" stage, that would be a neat contest! Too Bad! Unfortunately, I still have until December 9, which will be 3 months.
It's close to midnight so I guess I'd better go before I turn into a pumpkin. Speaking of Pumpkins, a friend sent me the cutest e-mail about the beginning of Fall. It was comparing how to make a jack-o-lantern to how God takes care of His children. Talking about getting the pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch (the world) taking it in and washing it (baptism) cutting the top off and scooping out the Yucky stuff ( learning the Bible and how to live for God). It's really neat. If anyone would like a copy, let me know. I always keep my good e-mails for a long time.
Good night All and May God Bless!