Friday, September 25, 2009

UPDATED: Great Question!!! Come on back Anonymous!!! Let's Talk!!!

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for you comment/question about Wigglesworth's first quote.
"I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am ONLY moved by what I believe."
I wish I knew your name, so I wouldn't have to call you "Anonymous", but I am hoping you will comment again when you read this.=) I agree COMPLETELY with you. I too believe we are constantly seeing God in all of His glory in creation, sunsets, babies, the smell of fresh rain, birds singing, waves crashing, autumn leaves falling etc. I can not speak for Wigglesworth, but I can share with you what I think he was saying. What we see, what we hear, what we feel are senses that belong to our body, our flesh.
“…Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]." (Romans 8 AMP)
When we are born again, our spirit is made new AND brought into union with God, but our soul (mind, will and emotions) is not!!!
We are a three-part being. I am a spirit. I have a soul, and I live in a body. My mind must now come under dominion of my recreated spirit by renewing it in the Word (Romans 12). I think sometimes, I personally, walk by what my body sees, hears, and feels, therefore I do not always live in victory.
For example, I have a family member who is suffering with infertility. If I choose to walk by what I see in her body and what I hear her doctor's saying, I could be doubtful about whether or not she will ever be a mother. Doubt is sin; it does not come from God. I believe she is ALREADY a mother in the spiritual realm, Thank you Jesus! I am now praying that God will hurry and let the new life promised be manifested it in the physical realm (Go check out Daniel 10 starting in verse 12) I know another friend who is struggling in her marriage. My sight, my feelings, and my hearing of their problem might lead me to think their marriage is past the point of return, but that does not line up with the Word.
Matthew 19:26 "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Even when I feel flu"ish". If I've prayed for my body to heal and believe my body will be strengthened by the Holy Spirit living in me (Romans 8:11), then I cannot continue to pay any attention to or talk about my visual symptoms. I have to believe, "I AM HEALED." My symptoms my be visible to my eye, my cough might be heard by my ears, but I am not moved from believing I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.
The world is ruled by the satan (2 Cor 4:4) and my senses gain all their knowledge by what the world displays. We know satan as the king of lies. So when my senses cause me to doubt, look like a victim, feel rejected, or set themselves up contrary to the Word of God, I AM NOT MOVED BY THEM...I AM MOVED ONLY BY WHAT I BELIEVE!
Woohoo!!! I am not a victim to my senses and the lies of the enemy any longer!!! This begins my walk in VICTORY!!! That is the moment I begin reigning in life with Christ (Rom 5:17)!
I BELIEVE AND I SPEAK to the mountain, move it (Matt 17:20)!
Infertility move it! Strife in marriage move it! Infertility you have a name, divorce you have a name, flu you have a name, and every name comes under the authority of the Name of Jesus!!!
I think 2 Corinthians 5:7 sums it up, "We live by faith, not by sight." I remind myself of this verse by paraphrasing it this way, "I live by faith, not by my senses." I hope this helps. Thank you for being bold and leaving an honest comment/question!!! I look forward to reading more from you and other viewers!!! Have an amazingly blessed Sunday!

Quotes from Smith Wigglesworth

"I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am ONLY moved by what I believe."

"If a thing is in the Bible, then it is so; it is not even to be prayed about; it is to be received and acted upon."

"The Acts of the Apostles were written because the lives of the Apostles bore the fruit of active faith. To them faith was an everyday fact."

"Faith is the audacity that rejoices in the fact that God cannot break His own Word. Faith is not agitation. It is quiet confidence that God means what He says and we act on His Word."

"The Word of God is eternal and cannot be broken. You cannot improve on the Word of God, for it is life and it produces (only) life."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pumpkins and Scarecrows and Worms...OH MY!!!

Last year, Drew and I took the seeds out of our pumpkin and planted them in the field behind our house.
The seeds grew, and here is one vine that is growing behind our house. This is a picture of the largest pumpkin of the seven we've counted so is about the size of a cantaloupe. Ronnie thinks we might get 10+ pumpkins off this one vine!!!! =)We had to get a scarecrow at Wal-Mart to keep the birds from nibblin' on our pumpkins. Ronnie thinks my scarecrow is too small to scare anything away (sigh),
but if it doesn't work, I have heard putting newspaper under the pumpkins will keep the birds away????
The boys digging for worms.

The prizes from their treasure hunt...a grub (at the end of Drew's stick)

an earth worm.
"A Boy: a noise with dirt on it."
Exciting times in Levelland, Texas.

Monday, September 7, 2009

O.K. I am jumping in!!!

My sweet friend B,, asked me on my last post,
"Where is your FOLLOWERS button?"
I admit, I haven't added one because I thought to myself,
"Why would someone want to follow me?"
But I after reading Jerri's blog, I am jumping on her band wagon with both feet.
If I am going to doubt, I am not going to doubt myself,
I am going to DOUBT MY DOUBTS!!!
So, I added the "Follow Me Gadget" to my page,
and it is ripe for the clickin'! Ha!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

You Have to Check This Out...

My Sister-in-law posted this will be blessed by reading her post AND all the comments...feel free to weigh-in with your opinion!!!
Happy Bloggin!

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