Sunday, 30 November 2014

Thanksgiving with the Tooley's

Well, Thanksgiving went well for us.  We got together with about 2 dozen others and had a wonderful time.  Plenty of food and fellowship and I ate too much as usual.

One of the families (the Rooney's) littlest boy came down with a sickness bug on the Wednesday night.  He, his mom and the baby stayed home.  The only problem was .... the 'bug' didn't stay home with them! UGH! Caleb ended up with it on Friday night and so did I.  Roger and Rebekah had it yesterday. Needless to say, we decided that it's best to stay home today from church so that we don't 'infect' everyone there.  All of the Rooney's ended up with it and 2 others besides us that I know of.  Not my idea of a good time, but Praise the Lord it didn't last that long.  Thankful to be on the mend.

Praying everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Blessings,
Sis. Tammy

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

"The Great Danger"

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the sone of perdition." II Thessalonians 2:3

William Booth (1829-1912), the founder of the Salvation Army, was asked what he considered was the greatest danger to the church.  He succinctly replied, "Religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, justification without repentance, salvation without requirements and Heaven without Hell."

From my humble vantage point the foundation of the problem and the precursor to the spiritual decline or falling away in our day is the fundamental fact that many are satisfied with a religion that is null and void of the power of the Holy Spirit.  Many have so mechanized the ministry that they have ceased to be moved by that which is spiritual.  They believe with modern techniques, social media, man-made motivational gimmickry, and etc., that God's work can be expected to go forward. It can do nothing but fall flat on it's collective face with a "Christianity" that forgot its founder -- JESUS CHRIST.  We have become too "man-centered" and not Christ-centered.  We have become "seeker-friendly" and not focused on the Father.  We have condoned sin and neglected sanctification.  many have trod the road of Hollywood and neglected the path of holiness.

ENOUGH, I SAY!!!  The falling away has begun, but it is incumbent on us to stand, and stand alone, if necessary. -- T.G (Evangelist Tim Green)

~Taken from the Baptist Bread daily devotional~

Friday, 29 March 2013

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME!

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long time since I've posted on my blog.  Sorry!  We have been very busy in the ministry and time has just flown by.  I can't believe it's been about 2 years since my last post.

We are headed out on a 7 month furlough in less than 2 months.  Not sure I'm ready for that!  It is wonderful to be able to see family & friends, but this is home and it's going to be interesting to try to home-school on the road.  Praying for God to use us to be a blessing and encouragement to the many churches we will be in while stateside.

Please keep us in your prayers as God reminds you, I'd really appreciate it!  Thank you!

Until the Shout,
Tammy

Thursday, 10 March 2011

I'll Give Myself

I'LL GIVE MYSELF
(Tune: Amazing Grace)

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
To those who know the Lord.
But what of those who still are bound,
And do not have His Word?

The many dangers, toils and snares,
Through which we daily go,
Are nothing much when they compare
With what the heathen know.

Ten thousand years to sing His praise,
Bright shining as the sun,
While lost men suffer endless days,
Their torment never done.

Since grace has meant so much to me,
What would it mean to them?
I'll give myself, Oh, Lord, to thee,
To bring thy grace to them.

I was looking through some old papers and found this song. I'm sure it came from a mission conference we were in somewhere. The words are potent and hit home to the fact that their are so many lost souls what don't know or understand what the grace of God can do for them and how it can change their lives so remarkably.

I'm thankful for grace, how about you?

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Abide In Christ Day 9

I had been reading this book and it was such a blessing, but being busy and all, I set it aside. I almost feel like I need to start all over again. It is a good, yet very deep book. It's not just one that you can skim over and go on. You have to really take your time and think about what it's saying in order to grasp the meaning. I really wish that I could put the whole days devotion here because it is all so good, but that would take up a lot of space.


Abide in Christ-Day 9
"As your sanctification"
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption."
I Corinthians 1:30

Christ is made of God unto us sanctification. Holiness is the very nature of God, and that alone is holy which God takes possession of and fills with Himself. "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth" (John 17:19).

To illustrate this relationship between the measure of the abiding and the measure of sanctification experienced, let us think of the grafting of a tree, that instructive symbol of our union to Jesus. The illustration is suggested by the Saviour's words, "... make the tree good, and his fruit good..."(Matt 12:33). I can graft so that only a single branch bears good fruit, while many of the natural branches remain, and bear their old fruit -- a type of believer in whom a small part of the life is sanctified, but in whom, from ignorance or other reasons, the carnal life still in many respects has full dominion.

I can graft a tree so that every branch is cut off, and the whole tree becomes renewed to bear good fruit; and yet, unless I watch over the tendency of the stems to give sprouts, they may again rise and grow strong, and, robbing the new graft of the strength it needs, make it weak. Such are Christians who, when apparently powerfully converted, forsake all to follow Christ, and yet after at time, through unwatchfulness, allow old habits to regain their power, and whose Christian life and fruit are but feeble.

But if I want a tree wholly made good, I take it when young, and, cutting the stem clean off on the ground, I graft it just where it emerges from the soil. I watch over every bud which the old nature could possibly put forth, until the flow of sap from the old roots into the new stem is so complete that the old life has, as it were, been entirely conquered and covered by the new. Here I have a tree entirely renewed -- emblem of the Christian who has learnt in entire consecration to surrender everything for Christ, and in a wholehearted faith wholly to abide in Him.

Christian, fear not to claim God's promises to make you holy. Listen not to the suggestion that the corruption of your old nature would rend holiness an impossibility. In your flesh dwells no good thing, and that flesh, though crucified with Christ, is not yet dead, but will continually seek to rise and lead you to evil. But the Father is the Husbandman. He has grafted the life of Christ on your life. That holy life is mightier than your evil life; under the watchful care of the Husbandman, that new life can keep down the workings of the evil life within you. The evil nature is there, with its unchanged tendency to rise up and show itself. But the new nature is there too -- the living Christ, your sanctification, is there -- and through Him all your powers can be sanctified as they rise into life, and be made to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.

~By Andrew Murray~

And this is only a small portion of the days devotion. Can you see what I mean about being so good, yet so deep? This is what I call 'good stuff'. Amen and Amen!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy