Tuesday, 26 January 2010

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing what you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry..

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'


Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend), influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today? Just by sending this to someone else, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.


Sis. Tammy

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Abide in Christ - Day 7

I just wanted to take a few minutes and share with you some of the things that blessed me from Day 7.

Abide in Christ : As your wisdom

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

The life is the light of men; it is in revealing to us, and making us behold the glory of God in His own face, that Christ makes us partakers of eternal life.

How often have you longed for wisdom and spiritual understanding that you might know God better, whom to know is life eternal? Abide in Jesus: your life in Him will lead you to that fellowship with God in which the only true knowledge of God is to be had. His love, His power, His infinite glory will, as you abide in Jesus, be so revealed as it hath not entered into the heart of man to conceive. You may not be able to grasp it with the understanding, or to express it in words; but the knowledge which is deeper than thoughts or words will be given-the knowing of God which comes of being known of Him.

Whatever questions come up as to the possibility of abiding perfectly and uninterruptedly in Him, and of really obtaining all the blessing that come from it, always remember: He knows, all is perfectly clear to Him, and He is my wisdom. Just as much as you need to know and are capable of apprehending, will be communicated, if you only trust Him.

There is soooo much more that I would love to put here, but it is just to vast to relate. I highly recommend this book (devotional). It has been a blessing to me.

Monday, 11 January 2010

~A Real Workout~

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." Philippians 2:12

Many people work out to keep their bodies in good shape. Walking on a treadmill or working out by lifting weighs are good things to practice. Physical exercise is to be commended.

What about spiritual exercise? Here Paul is challenging the Philippian church to "work out" their salvation. They are not working for their salvation, no one can do that - it is the gift of God. We are, however, to allow our salvation to work its way out of our hearts and into our lives. We must allow the Lord to "work out" our salvation in everyday living. We are told to work it out with "fear and trembling." Below are a few thoughts to consider about how we are allowing the Lord to work in and through our life:

  1. I am convicted when I sin against a holy God.
  2. I am challenged each time I read the Bible.
  3. I am compelled to pray.
  4. I am concerned for the lost.
  5. I am connected to the brethren.
  6. I am caring for others.
  7. I am consumed with glorifying God.

We need to ask the Lord to help us "work out" our salvation so that He will be glorified, other people edified by our example, and we will be encouraged in our faith.

Seems like a pretty good way to start the New Year, doesn't it?

Until the Shout,

Sis. Tammy

Friday, 8 January 2010

~A New Day, A New Year - Fresh Manna~

I can't exist on yesterday's old manna;
I can't subsist on weak "remember when's".
I need a new, fresh moment with you, Jesus.
Today, Lord! I must have you once again!

Today I am so desperate for you presence!
Sweet memories of the past just aren't enough.
I appreciate what you've done, but a new day has begun.
More of you, Lord. That is all I'll ever want.

A new work, a new word, a brand new song,
more fire, more passion, more zeal,
more signs and wonders, more love for the lost -
a Holy Ghost revival that is real!

If there's something I have done or I'm not doing
that prohibits you from moving as you want,
drop me to my knees with an intense conviction, please!
And of that thing, oh Lord, I WILL repent!

For I've seen you move in awesome, holy power,
and now, Lord, I will settle for nothing less.
I've become addicted to you and all that you do;
I crave to know and have a live only your best!
~Cheri (Gale) Henderson~

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Friday, 1 January 2010

"Things New and Things Old"

"Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old." Matthew 13:52

We need the old to provide stability. We need the new to provide challenge.

Solomon warned not to get rid of clear spiritual markers: "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. . ." (Prov. 22:28) and, "Remove not the old landmark. . ." (Prov. 23:10).

Our society wants life without boundaries. Men and women want to be able to choose without regard for God's absolutes.

We need the old landmark of God's Word; we need the old landmark of fervent prayer; we need the old landmark of soul winning; we need the old landmark of faithful church attendance. "Remove not the old landmark . . ."

We also need the new things. We need a vision of what God can do in our lives; we need a new attitude of love for the lost; we need a new goal for church growth; we need a new love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Every scribe which has been instructed unto the kingdom of heaven ought to bring forth tot he people both things old and things that are new.

Remember, when moving toward new things, don't sacrifice the ancient landmarks. We need stability of those old markers; we also need the challenge of the new things.

Whether old or new is in view, TRUTH never does change!

May the Lord bless you this coming New Year and all that you do for HIM!!!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy