Friday, July 7, 2017

How we have chosen to raised our children


Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 

Speaking from the point of view of a mother, since I am one.  My husband and I have chosen to raise our children from the Biblical stand point and not man's.  This means we have tried to point them back to what God says and not given them mans point of view.  We are to go to the Lord for EVERYTHING that is spelled E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.  Not some things, not for only the hard things, but everything.  Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  So what happens when we parents die.  Well since we have taught them to go to the Lord for all your needs.  I hope they will continue to do so.  Also the bible does teach us to seek wise counselors not fools.    Now sad to say they may decide to stray and seek out foolish counselors that give them mans point of view and not God's, because I have the scars to proove what mans thinking does.  Just the thought of that breaks my heart sooo badly words will never be able to share that.  So I am learning yet again how to stand in the gap as much as the Lord allows me.  I am reminded of foolish Rehoboam in I Kings 12, who took the Council of fools.  When anyone and I mean anyone pope, king, family members, teachers, preachers, anyone teaches or advices what is not in the bible (KJV) they are in for a world of hurt.
But in training your children to always seek the Word of God and have filled there hearts with verses from the Bible.  God has a precious promise to those who have done so.
 
Isaiah 55:11 "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

Galatians 6:9
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

Now my children may wonder away and may already be doing that, but there is enough of the Word of God that has been planted in them when they were younger that they won't be forgetting it.  So if I have sheltered my kids from the world and your upset about that.  If I have tried to keep them from those I thought were the wrong council tough, satan doesn't like it either and I am not worried about his feelings either.  My heart here is to pray, seek God's face and pray for my children to do the same. Oh, and the bible does say that James 5:16  "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

The hour of Christ return draws nigh.  We are closer now then ever before.  I would emplor those that are having a hard time with my children to look at the true enemy satan and to look within their own hearts and lives and see where they stand with God.  Make sure your hearts are right and that you are able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Cause sadly there will be soo many that cry in Matthew 7:21-23 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Your Facebook Is Talking






Oh here we go again!  Yet another fanatical, christian who hates facebook and is going to tell me why it is against God and is a big SIN.  Well your wrong.  While I am a christian, but  I do not believe all facebook is wrong.  I do believe however that it is composed of sinners (just like me) and thus it has it's flaws like everything else in the world.  Many use facebook  as a sounding board or a journal of their lives, some use it to tear others down and build themselves up.  Some use it for a soapbox or a way to relief themselves of a burden they are carrying in nauseating detail.  I know, I know your saying all I am seeing is you tearing down facebook I thought you said you liked it.  I do I feel that it can be a tool used in keeping in touch with friends and family while remembering your in public.  Some use it as a way to witness of Christ love and how to be saved.  Some use it to share what the Lord is teaching them.

Some use facebook for drama and arguing.  If it is an argument that soon will be over, but what you have typed can cause bitter feelings  it is better to never have gone up in public which is what facebook is the public. While those words you typed can be deleted the words can never be taken back once the person or others have seen them.  That goes along with an earlier post on the tongue and the tube of toothpaste.   Think about it businesses are constantly asking you to like them on facebook why cause they are trying to get their product out to the public.  So while you may not say those things in public if you type them out on facebook you are already doing that.  It is no different then you going out to the grocery store or to any other public place and complaining to a group of strangers.  I know what your next words are going to be well I only have family and close friends on my facebook and that is a really good thing to do I too have family and close friends on mine as well.  But I would not tell all my family certain things in my private life maybe one or two that I am truly close to and may want them to pray about something with me.  Remember in Matthew 12:36-37 "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."  I sometimes.... ok alot of times I forget this is in the bible and that these words are Jesus's words.

Now I know some use facebook as a tool to get offended.  Yep you read that correctly.  Some people live to get offended.  They carry a chip on there shoulder and have a desire to fight.  While some decry the use of facebook altogether and they swear they are not on there but they know exactly what is going on and get offended.  You can't decry the use of something and then use it that is hypocrisy.  Nor should it be used to voice your anger like I said earlier.  The bible once again has the answer if you have a problem with your brother/sister you are to go to them in private one on one.  Yes, even if they did it in public you should be the more mature christian and do what is right.  Again easier said then done I know.

Whether we are tearing down a friend, neighbor, loved ones, hubby or our children, God says we will give an accounting of what we have said and how we have torn down others.  The 10 commandments even says not to bear false witness.  Well you may be asking what if it is true.  There are many true things that need to not be aired out in public.  Proverbs 11:13 " A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter."   We as Christians need to be setting the example to our kids, young adults,  hubby, friends and neighbors.  A simple post can build up or trash your testimony and the testimony of another.  It can make others view you as a hypocrite and unworthy to go to for counsel for fear of broadcasting it in public.

So what can we put on facebook.  Philippians 4:8 "Finally, Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."  That verse can also go for typing or writing things as well.

Seeking the Old Paths
     Kimberly

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Tongue

I thought I would move this Froggie Report to the front page of my blog today.  I surly needed the message.  My heart is hurting and I am upset and I am finding it hard to say what the Lord would have me say and instead I want to say what I want.  

Thumpers' daddy taught him an important lesson that we could all use from time to time.   "if you can't say something nice, then don't say nuthing at all"  The heavenly Father has alot to say about the tongue as well.





James 3:8  "But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."  James tells us that we cannot tame our own tongue.  So how then can we control what comes out of it.  We must ask our Heavenly Father to control it for us.

Exodus 4:12 God tells Moses 
“Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.”  that promise is still with us today.  God can and will teach us how to speak.  

Psalms 39:1 "I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me." and 


Ephesians 4:29
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."



Tuesday, August 2, 2016



I would like to take a moment and thank Pearables.com for allowing me to type and post two of their wonderful stories.  I would highly recommend the pearables books as part of your homeschool and Sunday School class material.  http://www.pearables.com/

The Conquered Village

There was once, in the land of the One True King, a village that was near the border of the Kingdom.  On the other side of the border were foreigner who did not have a King that ruled over them and lawlessness abounded.

The subjects of the King could see that these poor foreigners would be much happier if they would allow the King to rule in their lives.  If they would obey the commands of the One True King, they would find contentment and lives that were fulfilling!  So...they decided to see if they could sway the foreigners into the Kingdom!

The people of the One True King's land were very different from any of the other lands.  Their speech was different, as they were commanded to speak only kind and true things to one another!  Their manner of clothing was different, as they dressed modestly and in a way that they did not call attention to themselves.  In fact, ever since the alchemist left town, the women found that there were far more important things to do then glorifying their forms and face!

Their music was different as it was played to please and give honor to the King!  The way they trained their children was different in that the people of the Kingdom trained their children themselves, to love and follow the ways of the King.

On the other hand, the foreigners sent their children away each day to have others train them up in the lawlessness of their land.

The men of the villiage decided that they would go out and tell all the foreigners that they could find that they could have true happiness if they followed the One True King!...That they could actually belong to the Kingdom if they wanted to!

For the next few weeks, the men told as many foreigners that would listen about their wonderful King and His mighty Kingdom.  Some of the foreigners received this news with joy and immediately moved their families into the land of the King.  Many of those who heard this GOOD news rejected the King and wanted to stay where they were in their own land.  After all, they had lived in their land for many years and didn't want to change their way of life!  They were foreigners to the Kingdom and they would have to learn a whole, new CULTURE!!!

Some time went by and even though the men were telling many foreigners about their King and His Kingdom, not very many foreigners were willing to accept the King and have Him rule in their lives.  The men decided this needed some discussion and called for a meeting in the villiage square.

"There ar enot many foreigners that are wanting to follow the King," one man stated.  All the men murmured in agreement.  "SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!!!"

So the men pondered long and hard over a solution to this very difficult problem.

"I HAVE IT" one man exclaimed.  "You know how much the foreigners love their music!  If WE played the same music as they do, we could draw them into the Kingdom!  They will ahve this music that is the same in their land, and it will make them feel at home!  But, they will still be in the Kingdom!

The men were all enthused over this wonderful plan and quickly set out to put it into action. 

The people of the Kingdom started playing music just like that of the foreigners and soon, some did come...but they came for the music not because of the Kingdom or the love of the King.  The villagers kept the music were content to stay.

Still, the men of the village knew that there had to be a way of getting more foreigners into the Kingdom.  They came up with another idea.  If they all dressed like the foreigners, the foreigners would feel more at ease, and could better relate to the Kingdom!  This would give them an even better reason to move into the Kingdom!  Soooooo... the people of the King put away their own clothing and dressed JUST like the foreigners.

Soon, some of the foreigners truly did feel much more comfortable with the Kingdom and now, BECAUSE of the dress and music, didn't feel they would have that much CHANGE to contend with and moved into the village.

But, there still must be some way of getting MORE foreigners into the Kingdom!!!

If the people of the Kingdom sent their children to the places where the foreigners were training up their children, the children of the Kingdom could then sway the foreigner's children into following the King!

So, they dressed their children up just like foreigners, and sent them off to the foreinger's training centers so they could be with foreigners ALL DAY LONG!!!!

One day, the One True King decided that it was time to go and visit His little village on the border....

To His SHOCK and SURPRISE, He found that FOREIGNERS HAD TAKEN OVER THE VILLAGE!!!!

As He rode through the village square He heard AWFUL music beging played.  He covered His ears with His hands, but still the horrendous sounds filtered through, and... He heard His NAME mentioned!!!  Being sung to this ..."MUSIC"~!!!!

He saw children running in the streets, chasing dogs, hitting one another, and IGNORING THEIR PARENTS AS THEY CALLED FOR THEM TO STOP!!!

He then looked around at the people that were bowed low as He passed.  The people of this village were all dressed as foreigners, but....

He looked closer and then stated, "You may rise!"  As He gazed at each face, He was ASTONISHED to see the familiar faces of His loyal Subjects!

"My People!  Why have the Foreigners overtaken your village?"

A large, burly man came before the King and said with a big smile on his face, "My King!  We are so happy that you have come to see that a wonderful thing has happened.  We have found ways to get the foreigners into the Kingdom and to follow YOU!  We decided to make our village more like the foreigner's land and ever since this has happened MANY of the foreigners have moved into the Kingdom!"

The King's mouth dropped open at this philosophy.

The King threw his arms up in exasperation then said loudly,  "You are NOT to conform YOURSELVES to the ways of foreigners in order to get them into the Kingdom!  If the foreigeners did not come to the Kingdom because of hearing aout the Kingdom and Your King and wanting to obey Me because of LOVE, then you do NOT BRIBE them into the Kingdom by turning the Kingdom into a foreign land!!!

In doing what you have done, truly, the foreigners have swayed YOU into living like them rather than them living like Subjects of the Kingdom!!1  The FOREIGNERS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE VILLAGE!!!!  Please!... Rid yourselves of this foreign music, of the foreigners ways, and start to TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN!!!

"DO NOT CONFORM YOURSELVES TO THE WAYS OF THE FOREIGNERS!!!"

The people of the village rid themselves of the foreigner's ways and many of the foreigners went back to their own land and their OWN customs.  But, there were a few who had come into the Kingdom SOLELY because they loved the King and wanted to obey His ways... And they found true contentment and happiness!

Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Offenses



What a wonder devotion this morning! Watching another S.M. Davis video. "Did you know it is impossible to do right, walk right, live right, dress right, talk right, teach right, preach right without becoming a stumbling block to people. You bother people when you do right." After hearing that some verses came to my mind. Romans 6:1-2 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" When I stand before God I will not give an account before men, but before a thrice Holy God. I do not want to stand there ashamed and have others going to hell (my children, spouse, parents or whoever) because of my ungodly life. So I hope and pray I don't offend, but I would rather that then have God be offended with me.