As God places each little fragment…we become His Masterpiece. Life is made of moments, choices, beliefs… What we see in our finite minds is not the whole picture but only a fragment of a work in progress. Only God in His infinite wisdom can take the broken, the incomplete and make something beautiful…Mosaic in Thee.

Sep 19, 2010

A Moment to Praise the Lord...

Don't you just love it when you know God has orchestrated another beautiful moment around you?  We had one of those moments today!  

We had a wonderful afternoon service at Maranatha Baptist Church for the Deaf.  Two people that had been visiting the church decided it was time to stop living in sin and were married, a young preacher proposed to his beautiful Christian sweetheart, five people were baptized and a first-time visitor, Alejandro, was there with his wife and after the service he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour!  What an amazing day!

After the service, we took Alejandro and his wife, Elsa, home.  I had the opportunity to witness and lead Elsa to our precious Lord!  We were one car load of joy!  

Alejandro has liver cancer; he said they have been looking and looking for something but did not know what they needed in their life.  Praise the Lord, they now have everything they need!

Don't you just love it when you can see the orchestration of God's Hand so clearly!

Sep 9, 2010

An Added Blessing...

Five years ago today, God gave us a beautiful addition to our family; her name is Esther.  She is God's precious answer to our prayers for our oldest son.  Karl is a wonderful man who has a tender heart for the the Lord and an outer toughness to endure and be steadfast. We prayed for most of Karl's life that God would give him a helpmeet, a  person as special as he is to walk through this life with him as one.  Esther is a beautiful woman that loves our Lord and loves our son.  No one could ever ask for more in a mate for their son.  
Seeing God work in their life (because they are one)  is such a blessing!   
However, there is nothing better than watching them raise their children.  I am so thankful for the parents my grandchildren have!  A wonderful blessing God gives to grandparents is a peace in knowing their grandbabies are being raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Happy 5th Anniversary Karl & Esther!!  We love you!! 

Sep 8, 2010

Just a Thought...

Seeing your prayers answered is like smelling the rain before it comes during a gives you greater hope and ensures stronger faith. ~

The words God gave me this morning while I read His Word...

Sometimes when we go through trials or have needs that only God can fill, we can reach a teetering point in our prayers.  We falter to continue faithfully in prayer or maybe we continue but it becomes more a repetition of habit than an actual request.  We must continue faithfully, believing that our God, our Heavenly Father, who loves us more than anything,  (you know, the One that gave His Only Begotten Son for us!)  hears our prayers and answers them.  Like a good parent, sometimes we receive an answer of "no"; other times, He may pause in giving an answer  so that we may realize our true need and, then of course, the moments He says "yes".  

Have you ever experienced the moment like I described above?  The moment you  know without a doubt that God heard you and is about to give you an answer; supply your need.  It's like smelling the rain, a promise of refreshment...refreshing our faith.  An anticipation of something great; Hope.  

I love dwelling on answered prayers...each prayer answered is a special sense of the love my Father has for me.  

When I pray for safety and we reach our destination in one piece...I heard you Father...and I love you, too.  

For each soul saved, for each breath He gives, for each moment of conviction...thank you Lord...and, yes, I love you, too.

How could we ever feel that we are without hope?  Only by allowing satan to toy with our emotions or not focusing on what is real and true do we find ourselves feeling helpless, alone and without hope.  We're just not looking in the right direction...look to God, run to His Word...and remain there!  

"I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." Ps. 130:5

Don't continue in a spiritual drought!  Call on your Heavenly Father to bring forth the rain!  Saturate your life with His Word...wait for the Lord....hope...and believe; He is able and willing to supply all your needs, physical and spiritual.  He is waiting for your call...

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."  Jer. 33:3

Sep 6, 2010

Nosey Neighbors always hanging around!