I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.
“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said to me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You, God, are Holy. Your word is the truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
|The bride's bouquet of newly picked mountain wild flowers being held by my oldest granddaughter.|
|The wedding vows taking place on Crystal Mountain in Larrimer County, Colorado. Sun, cool temps, and scenic beauty blessed the small, intimate wedding for my daughter Cassie and her fiancee Curt.|
|Bill and I at Crystal Mountain, CO|
June 22 my husband and I were in the Rocky Mountains just west of Greeley, Colorado on Crystal Mountain.
Why? My oldest daughter married her sweetheart and my handsome husband performed the wedding ceremony. What a blessed day!
Cassie and Curt wanted a simple, rustic wedding with immediate family members present to celebrate the wedding with them.
Bill and I drove the 800 plus miles from central Missouri to Greeley, Colorado in about 14 hours. My sister met us at a local gas station that is about six minutes from her home in Greeley and led us to the house.
Shortly after we arrived, my youngest daughter arrived with her family after a sixteen hour trip with a toddler, a baby, and a second grader.
The wedding took place the day after everyone arrived in Greeley.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
- No man can call Christ Lord, with believing dependence upon him, unless that faith is wrought by the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit.
- No man could believe with his heart, or prove by a miracle, that Jesus was Christ, unless by the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit.
- There are various gifts...but all proceed from one God, one Lord, one Spirit; that is, from the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the origin of all spiritual blessings.
- No man has them (various gifts) merely for himself.
- The more he profits others, the more will they turn to his own account.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
|Photo by Cassandra Buchmiller Photo editing is by Sallee Bonham|
|Photo by Cassandra Buchmiller Photo editing by Sallee Bonham|
He opens up the spiritual flood gates and allows the Holy Spirit to surge forth into us. The Holy Spirit then counsels and empowers us to become more like our Father in Heaven.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
|Sallee Bonham - A Joy Filled Woman|
Friday, June 17, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
|Photo by Genie Horner Photo editing by Sallee Bonham|
O Lord, I will praise you with all my heart.
I will tell others of all your wonders in my life and in the Bible.
I will be glad and rejoice in you.
I will tell others why I am glad and rejoicing.
I will sing praise to your name Father in heaven.
I pray these things in the mighty name of your son Jesus, who is my Lord and Savior. Amen.
|Photo by Cassie Buchmiller Editing by Sallee Bonham|
God has a plan for you.
We must believe the following points about Jesus:
- Jesus is the Son of God and was born as a human baby to a virgin mother.
- He suffered death on the cross as a sin offering.
- God resurrected Jesus from the dead
- Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of his Father God
The Holy Spirit is an invisible, wise counselor who resides inside each faithful follow of Jesus and God the Father.
Three Equals One
Together, God the Father, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit form one all knowing creator. Our creator has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide us along the path he has for each one of us. How amazing is that?
Saturday, June 11, 2016
However, I really need to take a spiritual time out with Jesus. This bit of song is running through my mind:
Monday, June 6, 2016
A quick, "Lord help me get the grass mowed." and I went outside to mow.
- So I started with fuel. I knew the motor was getting fuel because the fuel filter had gas in it. In fact, it might be getting too much fuel. I gently tapped on the little black square box on the side of the motor, the fuel pump. I knew from past experience that the little parts inside might be sticking. Next, I checked the fuel lines and found one to be cracked pretty badly. As a temporary fix, I wrapped a piece of gorilla tape around the cracked area.
- Time to check and clean the air filter.
- After that, I checked the spark plug wires to see if they were clean and tight.
Carefully, I added the treated gas to the riding mower's gas tank. Saying a quick prayer, I sat on the mower and started it. Yes! It started right up and was running smoothly. Right about that time, the hubby came home and I told him I'd had trouble with the mower, but I thought it was fixed now.
"Wow, am I ever out of shape!" I thought to myself as I stood there sweating profusely and dreading the long walk around the house to put the little mower up.
I know this will sound odd, but I thanked the Lord for letting me know that I was out of shape.
Bill is my anchor. He helps me stay calm and rational when I really feel like throwing my hands up in the air and crying tears of frustration. In fact, he usually says, "Why don't we pray about it?"
Today, I was calm by the time I walked to the house.
Calmly, Bill said,"Why don't you call the mower repair place and see if they have a gas tank?" To make a long story shorter, I am going to jump to the end of my story.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thousands were brought to the obedience of faith. But neither Peter's words, nor the miracle they witnessed, could have produced such effects, had not the Holy Spirit been given.
Sinners, when their eyes are opened, cannot but be pricked to the heart for sin and cannot but feel an inward uneasiness.
The apostle told them to repent of their sins, and to openly acknowledge their belief in Jesus as the Messiah, by being baptized in his name. Thus professing their faith in Him, they would receive remission of their sins, and partake of the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit.
To separate from wicked people, is the only way to save ourselves from them.
Those who repent of their sins, and give up themselves to Jesus Christ, must prove their sincerity by breaking off from the wicked.
Adapted from Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary
"The greatest favour ever showed to the human race, and the greatest honour ever put upon human nature, were exemplified in the Lord Jesus." Matthew Henry