Thursday, May 07, 2009

Why I have taken time off.......




Some of you know that the Lord is the MOST important one in Jim's,mine, and our family's life. Those closest to me..know this already.:) Jim and I are ministers and the Lord has been teaching us the things he wants us to teach others.That is why I have taken the time away from my blog and scrapping. We are following the leading of the Holy Spirit and this is taking us in a different direction. It's so exciting to have the Lord personally train you for the mission he has set before you. I am totally amazed by the grace he has given us and the provisions he has put in place for those that give their lives as a living sacrifice to him and his cause. He not only calls you, but gives you the knowledge and wisdom necessary to fulfill that calling.
The Lord has taught us that it's not US that is doing the work.It's him..through us.The only thing we do..is yield ourselves to him..as a living sacrifice and then obey his instructions and he takes it from there. Like Moses.God did the work..all Moses had to do was obey the thing God told him to do.Example...put your staff in the water and I will part the sea.All Moses had to do was obey the Lord and put his staff in the water.God did the rest!! :) How simple the Lord has made it. But there is a commitment and dedication necessary for those who would love to walk in the Kingdom of God. He doesn't give his Spiritual gifts to babies who are unskillful in using them.KWIM? You have to KNOW that he is..and that he is a REWARDER to those who DILIGENTLY seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Jesus told his disciples..to forsake all and come follow him. Everything else must take second place. It is soooooo worth it!:)

This doesn't mean I won't come to visit you ..I just won't be able to do it as often.:) I LOVE all of you and sooo appreciate your friendship to me. Thank you!:)


Love and hugs to all!
Valinda

14 comments:

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Val!!!!!!!!!!
So GRAND to see your post & know that your working in Gods hands as always!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jazzy said...

So wonderful and a blessing also to see you following Gods will for your life..we will miss you but will pray for you and your husband..

smiekeltje said...

Hello Valinda!
Good to know the reason of your "time off". Itruly hope that it will bring you what you perhaps expect of it. Walk in God's grace and your heart will feel light!
Hugs
Kyra

Burkhart Scrapzone said...

Hi Valinda!
Long time no chat with, huh? Glad to see you are doing well. Hard to believe that we are already into May.
Grey's has been good, especially last night's episode.
Don't get on the computer as much as I use to - never seems to be enough time these days.
Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and wishing you all the best!
Big hugs always and take care!
Michaele

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Sweety!!!!!!!!
Hope you had a FANTASTIC Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mine was quite Derrick worked & Jace went to the drag races!!! LOL
Not much going on slowly getting work done here & there since I'm feeling better!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Miles said...

Valinda I am SO very excited about what the Lord is doing in your lives. I am so affected by your witness and thank you for sharing with us. I look forward to watching what the Lord is doing in your lives.

Love, Barb

Mrs. Miles said...

Just checking in Valinda. Hope you have a lovely day. I'm looking outside at sunny skies so plan to ride my bike into town and home again later. Tutoring this a.m. coffee with friend at noon, then helping church ladies pack for a senior's move into an apartment, then home.

Wishing you a lovely day, dear one.

♥ Barb

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Val!!!!!!!
TY for stopping by!!!!!
Sure hope you dont have any more snakes!!!!!
Those grabbers work pretty niffty!!!!!!!!
Also got another LO up today!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xashee's corner said...

Thank you so much for your SWEET comment!! i just read your latest post and i am so excited for you! i have faith that the Lord will lead you to witness to the people who need it most! God Bless you Valinda! HUGS! Have a BEAUTIFUL day! :)

Cintia said...

My dear friend :D

I´m missing you :))

I saw the pictures and I love it!

Have a blessing weekend.

Love,

Hugs

Judgirl said...

yes follow the Lord's lead and He will take you through all things and bless the socks off you ...we miss you and love you ....

Have a great weekend

hugs

Suzi said...

God bless you, Val. I'm glad you're so happy in what you're doing and you're an inspiration to all of us. Just thought I'd pop in and post a "HI"
(((Hugs)))
Suzi

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Val!!!!!!!!
I'm still alive & kicking too!!!!!!!!
Slowly getting things done around here in & outside!!!!!!!!!!!
Oldest son Derrick is doing alot of yard work & repairs outside when he's off & has the spar time & Jace has finally emptied the pond & removed it from the front bed & filled in in but it still needs a little more soil so I can tarp it & fell in with stones than all I've to do is clean out the back of the bed & plant my some flower seeds!!!! LOL
I want to get it done before next weekend as my Dad will be coming to stay for the month of June will my Mom & brother go on vacation in the RV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

Hi Valinda!
I am so pleased that you are doing such great work and you sound so happy to be doing it.
Take care and have a great day!