Wednesday, October 20, 2010

~fresh encounter~

Lately, the desire for a fresh and a clear mind has been one of mine.
You ever feel as though you are in a.....

fog or everything is not crystal clear?

Things are stale and not fresh?

The Lord gave me those thoughts as I tried to rest the body.
Along with clearing the mind and gaining a focus......

we need a fresh and current testimony of what the Lord is doing in our lives.

What is my Lord and Saviour teaching me at the present time?
We need to be able to share a current lesson.
Have you had someone ask you the question,
what is the Lord doing in your life right now?
How would you answer?
I do not want to be put on the spot and ramble for an answer.
If we are true believers and are seeking after God
we will want to answer this question.
This is not a privacy issue.
Sure, every detail does not have to be given,
 but we would definitely want to have an answer of
 His faithfulness and teaching.

If all we have to share is what He done for us 10 or 20 years ago,
we need to do some investigation.

Those 10 or 20 year ago experiences are memorial stones
and are of great value.  Joshua 4:1-7

They are significant reminders of the Lord's faithfulness.

We don't abandon the past learning experiences,
but build on them as He moves us to the future.

We update things in this day and age!
By the time you get a new phone
or a new computer learned,
yours is out of date. 

Know what I mean?

Is my encounter with the Lord

Self - Evaluation Test
fill in blanks with the appropriate 
amount of time spent in these areas 
Prayer Time ______minutes of continual conversational prayer
Be Still Time_____minutes  of letting the feet rest and sit at His feet
Bible Study Time______minutes of reading and studying His Word
Listening Time_____minutes of waiting for Him to speak, reveal Himself
Share Time________minutes of letting others know what the Lord is doing

These areas listed above can enable us to have a
clear and fresh testimony
 of how Jesus Christ is working
 in our
lives yesterday and today!

Isa 43:19 KJV
 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;
 shall ye not know it?
 I will even make a way in the wilderness,
 and rivers in the desert.

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Denise said...

Great to the point post, thank you.

scarborough2 said...

Wonderful thoughts and very important ones! He is Lord of all our yesterdays and tomorrows - but most especially, our todays! Praise Him for what He is doing in our daily lives.

MCH Boys Ranch, Inc. said...

Awesome post.....and thank you so much to point out the scripture & a snapshot. Excited to read more posts...later on tonight! Thanks so much for stopping by and I was writing part of my newsletter for the ranch yesterday and used the same scripture from Isaiah 43. I love it how God works...and puts things across your path right when you need them. He is AWESOME!

Dayle said...

Karen, I need to print this out and refer to it often. Thanks for stirring me with your writing.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing those thoughts with us. The pictures are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Karen...I need to reflect on this. Thank you for taking the time to write this!

Angel said...

This made me stop and think. Thank you for sharing these wise words of encouragement and challenge. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

A very thought-provoking post Karen. Thank you and blessings to you and yours.

Renee said...

What a clear and thoughtful post laying things out for us with questions to ask and answer....Today was a good day for me to read this and pause...pause to remember all that God is doing in my life right now...Bless you Karen.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A GRAND reminder of all that is important Karen! I am going to be deliberate in keeping my testimony of God's faithfulness in my life up-to-date! Thank you for sharing today!


Amanda said...

oh ouch and amen! What a powerful, powerful post. I know this one was for me lol!

I am so glad I came by here... your blog is beautiful. And so are the pictures you used for WFW. At first I thought my eyes were blurry but it was part of your message. Excellent!

God bless you Karen.

Farm Girl said...

very powerful. I am so afraid of loosing what I have so often I am like a leper always checking to see if I have moved. To see if I can feel His presence, If I can hear His voice and if I have read a love letter and if I have sat at His feet and listened to Him. This is a good reminder thanks. :)

Karli said...

Karen, this is wonderful! You are so creative with your photograhy, and went perfectly with the point you were making. My Bible time has suffered lately, and that affects my prayer life. There's no excuse. I get about 2 hours a day free while the baby naps, and I use it for photography, updating my blog and catching up on emails. Somehow I can't even find 15 minutes to read. I must do better! Thank you for the reminder.

Wanda said...

Hi Karen, nice to meet you. And yes in some ways I've been in a bit of a fog. Your post hits the perfect spot and reminds me of a God whisper I received over the weekend regarding memorials.

jhunnelle said...

i like the self evaluation test it's a reminder for me to always prioritize my relationship with the Lord. Love the verse and the photo also.


Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Looking forward to His way in the wilderness!
Blessings today, Karen.


New Every Morning said...

Thank you for these very thought provoking words. Just what I needed today. Hugs!