Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Praises and Encouragement in the Word

Hi everyone,
Yesterday the Bonnets and Bayonets second colonial event was a sucess! Praise the Lord! We had not rain except for when everyone was arriving. It was cold, but it was wonderful anyway. We stayed warm having hot cider and going in and out of doors. It was a wonderful day of encouragement. We met a lot of new friends and got to know some old ones even more. What a blessing from the Lord! These photos below are from a trip to Great Falls to see the Potomac falls and river about a month ago in August. This morning I read these verses from Isaiah and it reminded me once again how good the Lord is to us.
 "The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory!

 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light!,
and your days of mourning shall be ended. Your people shall be righteous;
 they shall possess the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands that I might be glorified.
 The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the Lord; in its time I will hasten it." -Isaiah 60:19-22
 WOW! Our mourning will be no more and we will be righteous! There will be no more sin everyone when the Lord comes back! That is such a comfort to me! He made it all, its the work of His hands and it is good. This butterfly that we saw reminded me of that too.

Yesterday at Bonnets and Bayonets talking about how the ladies would weave their own cloth for clothing, make their own bread, cook over a fire they started with flint and steal, and how they had to find their food in the wilderness in the colonies. They had to rely on the Lord for providing their clothing, food, and other provisions a lot more than we do in modern day America. We can flip a switch for a fire in our home, we can flip a switch for a stove to turn on to cook our food, and we can go to grocery to buy the food. But they had to rely on the Lord to find their food, start a fire, and make their clothing. That just amazed me how sometimes its so hard for us to see how God provides for us. It definately made me think when we were all saying that it was easier to see Gods provision when the colonists came over from England. But I still see Him even today! I might not have to start from scratch making a fire, a house, or my clothing, but I can see how He provides for my family. Having to sew our own clothing, make our own food, and do things that most modern day americans do not so that we can live frugally and healthfully.

After thinking about how the Lord is the one who provides everything we need, I read Deuteronomy chapter 28 this morning. It reminded me of when the Lord gave the Israelites the commandments for what they should do in order to serve the Lord how they fell short and how we in this modern age fall short. All the things that the Lord blessed the Israelites in doing the Israelites did not acknowledge that it was only God who blessed the kneading of their bread, their live stock, providing what they needed,etc. As it says in Deuteronomy 28:46-47, "They shall be a sign and a wonder to you and your offspring forever, because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things." Because of the abundance of the things the Israelites needed they forgot to serve the Lord and acknowledge that their provisions came from Him! I forget this as well in our modern age as well as to serve the Lord with joyfulness many a time. I am posting this verse by my computer in room where I usually do school and other studying so I remember all my needs are given from the Lord. I should say that this is a wonder, that the Lord provides what I need!

May you all be blessed and may you see even in our modern society of buttons to do the work for us that God does provide our needs.

In Christ,


Anonymous said...

Our Lord continues to provide even in these modern times. Our needs have not changed since the colonists...we still need shelter, food, clothing, health. All of these needs are met everyday of our lives as we continue to focus and live and trust only in HIM!

Thank you Rebecca for such a beautiful post. I am glad that you had a good time with the other ladies. It must have been a very delightful time of fellowship and enjoying the conversation...talking about God!

Blessings to your day,


SinginginHisName said...

Maria thank you so much for your encouraging comments! It always makes me smile to hear an older gal encouraging me in the Word and the Lord! Yes it was great talking about the times of old with other ladies and gents. :)

In Christ,