Friday, January 11, 2008

A funny an award and a thought



My darling Cameron (4yrs old) was watching an episode of batman. My sweet husband had just come in from work and was making the rounds with each of the children and myself so he was trying to talk to Cameron and find out about his day. After a few minutes of trying to communicate with him he sweetly looked up at his dad and said "hey dad, let's play the quiet game" we both just cracked up.
I was plesantly surprised to find that Denise had given me
"The Daily Dose" award.

Xandra from Heart of Service created this award to honor those Blogs that are "must reads".
In her own words:
"So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."
I am truly humbled. When I write I never really think that what I say will impact or mean anything to anyone I just write about my family or what I am thinking or what God has taught me. Quite boring I would think but I love writing and love, love, love reading what everyone else has to say on their blogs. Thank you so much, Denise for thinking of me. I would like to pass this award on to my friend Christina, a homeschooling mom who loves the Lord and inspires me to "dig deeper", to my sister Sandy, the creative one in the family who also loves the Lord and who I want to be like when I grow up(even though I am older than her) and to Kelly, a new blog I have found written by a young woman who decorates beautifully, loves the Lord, and is on a journey to begin a family. There are so many more that I could list that I am inspired by on a daily basis as well that is the hard part about receiving an award... choosing whom to pass it on to.

I was driving and listening to our local Christian talk radio station the other day. I do not remember the exact show I was listening to. It may have been John MacArthur but again I am not sure, however, I heard something that I stopped and wrote down as soon as I was at a red light.
He said to guard your life against spiritual erosion. Erosion is slow, subtle, and silent. Wow! What a statement. When I am not guarded before I know it I have allowed things in my life that a year ago would never have even been a thought. Of course this is how Satan works. If robbing a bank is not your forte then he certainly won't hit you there. It could be something as simple as what we watch on T.V. I have to step back and ask myself are there shows that I watch today and find humorous that a year or two ago I would have been appalled at the mere existance of such trash? If so, than I have been deceived. Very slowly, but deceived none the less.
There is a verse in Genesis where the Lord is talking to Cain.
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it. Genesis 4:7 .
I am constantly reminding myself of this verse... it(sin) desires to have me.. I am not going to give Satan too much credit here oh yes he is full of evil and the Father of all lies but I am to be guarded at all times and when I am not is when I am weak and fall into my own sinful pit of selfishness, self pity and discontentment. Not sure if I have made a bit of sense here but I do know I loved the erosion picture and am glad I heard it and wanted to share it.

I pray you all have a wonderful weekend in the Lord.
Blessings,

Linda



15 comments:

Christina said...

Ahhhhhhh... Thanks, Linda! THe award goes back atcha!

Sandy said...

Hey sis! Thanks!
I wanna be just like when I grow up!
Love ya
san

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh - you are so sweet!!!! Thank you - I'm pretty humbled that you even read my blog. :-)

Jessica said...

What a sweet post! I love reading Kelly's blog too! She is such a sweet girl! : )

His Doorkeeper said...

Linda, I was so interested to hear you speak of "spiritual erosion" because it is so true and we certainly have to be on guard as Christians. In fact, my husband preached a sermon a couple of weeks ago about the very same thought. That's what grabbed my attention when I read your blog.
You seems like such a wonderful young lady and I certainly enjoy your blog. What beautiful sons! Blessings to be sure!

Denise C said...

Wonderful Post Linda!

You are so right....we must be on guard at all times for this sneaky little erosion that happens ever so slowly but does major damage in the long run!
Thanks for sharing your heart so beautifully once again!

Oh yes, the "Quiet Game" story is precious! "Out of the mouth of babes"!!!!

Blessings to you my friend!!!

Antique Paperie said...

The Quiet Game was classic - so adorable and it is a testimony of what we teach our children. Children "live what they learn" as I am certain. How precious that 4 year old is!!
I most certainly feel connected with you and your blog. It is nothing short of fantastic, and never boring. If you are a child of God, which you are, then you can never be boring. You are "wonderfully" made my dear. You give me many lessons in each of your posts, did you know that? I stop and think when I come here, and then I praise Him. I just adore you!
xoxo Sherri

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Congrats on your award and your nominees as well. Very well deserved!

Praise and Coffee said...

Great post Linda, you are very deserving of this award!

Blessings,
Sue

Courtney said...

Quiet game...LOL! Too funny. I could listen to my kids talk all day. They are so honest & so very funny!!
Beautiful post!!
Have a blessed week.
~Courtney

Kelly said...

That is such a great illustration from MacArthur about erosion! I will be thinking about that today.
Blessings!

Mel's World said...

Linda,

I love it when you said, "He said to guard your life against spiritual erosion. Erosion is slow, subtle, and silent." It is SO true...we have to constantly be on guard. I am always reminded of 1 Peter 5:8 and the visual of the lion prowling around...so true!

Thanks for the good word!
Melissa

the mother of this lot said...

Congratulations Linda on your award. I am enjoying your blog!

Praise and Coffee said...

Linda,
Thanks so much for the link on your sidebar and the sweet words at my post on CWO, you blessed me!

Sue

justabeachkat said...

What a cute story about your son. LOL

Congrats on the award...so deserving!

Wow...what a great message you heard on the radio. So true!

Hugs!
Kat