Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Goodmornin Glory!

Greetings and holykisses,
This was written yesterday morning and never published . Internet was out all day due to rain.

The morning came extra early today! Well; may be not for all of you but it seemed to here! Maybe it's because I stayed up til well after 2 am....just "thinkin." I found myself working on my bible study super late and then I couldn't shut my head off. Nothing bad at all.... rather; all good! But it did make for a very short night however.

Soon as I got out of bed, I mixed up my cinnamon roll dough. Thankfully I talked to my Sister last night and she shared her tips that encourages yeast to really grow! We love "mile high" cinnamon rolls here and I'm so hoping this batch doesn't disappoint! I'm out of practice! -- I don't know about you but sometimes it seems like when I really need something to turn out... it ahem.... DOESN'T always! lol I can't tell you how many potluck dinners I've bombed and/or had to have do overs because I forgot sugar in a cake or something. If I'm talking on the phone while trying to bake, for some reason I fail to manage to count cups of sugar, flour and other important little ingredients. This morning, I think I mixed everything without distractions. lol (not a good multitasker)
The dough is rising... and so far... so good! PTL.

Our lessons this week were on Mary, mother of Jesus and Rebekah.
And I've been thinking about Mary finding favor with God. In Proverbs it says: "Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD." Proverbs 8: 32-35

Lord, I open my ears to hear You, ...help me to hear Your voice. Help me to keep Your ways and not even want my own. --Give me courage to be willing to be made willing. And thankyou for my ancient sisterchicks. Help me to apply what I learn from them for the life and purposes you created me for. All my heart, .... L

Have a wonderful day everyone!
I pray you too find Him today.
Seeking... Lea
Added late last night ...........
We had a really good meeting tonight.
A few things hit home:
1. Be thankful.... just stop, ......and give thanks to God! We saw that through Abraham's servant when he went out and found Rebekah to bring home for Isaac.
2. Go the extra mile. Rebekah not only gave the servant a drink, but also watered all his camels.
3. Watch for angels.... they do exist!
4. Forgive and move ON.
5. Yes Lord, and I will go..... are Godly character traits I really want to have.
6. Staying to thee end (like the 3 Mary's) ... --- is a cure for my lazy follow- throughs.
7. Godly friends pull us along and uPward. And God gives us people to help us on our journey. He put them there!!!
8. There is alot of power in spoken blessings.
9. Never scheme to get your way. (Rebekah plotted bigtime for Jacob to steal Esau's blessing.)
10 We're human and all make mistakes, but God's refining us day by day.
10. Don't play favorites with your kids.
11. Seeing and feeling God's providence really blew me away tonight. I was given a glimpse of His MIGHTY HAND all over, under, in and around this lil life of mine. This glimpse got me tongue tied... even trying to pray. In the middle of the night I woke up with a song on my heart.
I got up and found my journal and a bible and tried to write what my heart was feeling? Still; no words would come properly. Just tears. Sweet, happy tears. How can one explain the unexplainable? Thankfully, He knows and hears our heart.
Thank you Lord.

With God all things are possible.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I LOVE your hutch!! You'll have to share your recipe sometime, as I have problems with cinnamon rolls all the time! So good to see you post!! I've missed you sweet friend!

Rebecca said...

Your cabinet is a beautiful one - and looks like those rolls should turn out!

The practical lessons from Bible study are really precious and important. I'm getting ready to lead a new one this Friday. I may wait and see what the ladies "need"...I'm not sure who all will attend.

The morning glories are beautiful, too, by the way. God bless you uniquely and specially, dear Lea.

Anonymous said...

Feeling quiet today but wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you Lea!
You are an angel...

MidniteScrapper said...

Wow!! That sounds like one really awesome Bible time! Love that and each of the points you shared.
I love whenever you give us a peek into your home. I feel like I'm getting to come in for a visit with you. =)

BECKY said...

What a glory that He does know our hearts, Leah! So many times I haven't the words, yet I know He hears them from my heart!

Love your "Hit Home" list, too!
Hope all is well with you and yours!
Love and hugs,

Linda said...

Beautiful blog!! I love your photos that you have shared today.
I am thankful for a loving and ever faithful Heavenly Father.
God bless you.

Denise said...

Thanks for always touching my heart, love you sis.

ozjane said...

Big hugs in Him
Love those blue flowers...and that food smells yummy

irene said...

Amen.....beautiful post Lea, the Lord has touched my heart through you AGAIN! XXOO

Jackie said...

Hey Lea!

I've been out of the bloggy loop alot over the past several months (MIA-surgery and my mom's health need)....But wanted to stop by your place for a visit this morning and see what's gonin' on in your corner of the world!

Your blog blesses my so!! I find His Peace in your words and photos!

I, too, know what it's like to have a heart so full of the wonder of Him that I'm without words! BUT, He hears and is attentive to every word and heart cry overflowing from the heart of His beloved children!! Amazing isn't He!!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings and Hugs!

Paula said...

Dear Heart Sista, Your post reminded me of the old time hymn
HIgher Ground.
I'am pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'am gaining every day;
Still praying as I'am onward bound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray till heaven I've found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

When my words fail, and my heart if full, it feels like that higher ground, prostrate in front of my Jesus. He knows our wordless hearts.

Mahalo for sharing your bible study and heart with us.

Oh and by the way, I would stay up late at night just to sit and look upon that beauty of a hutch/sideborad of yours. Dreamy

How did your cinnamon rolls turn out? Whats the trick for mile high? They are my hubb's favorite.

Love you beautiful Lea!


Sunnyside Up said...

I LOVE your hutch too...would love to sit in your kitchen in the weee hours of the morning under those twinkle lights...studying Gods Word! I think I might have to get me some twinkle lights! :)

I LOVED what Kelly Minter shared in the RUTH study this summer and marked it in my book...she said "Approaching the Word hungry is important becasue we're less likely to leave until weve been filled. God is close to the humble and delights in revealing Himself to those who know they need Him!"

I know you always approch Him with a willing heart and an open soul...He is so very, very close!

Sit by the hutch...with the twinkle lights and SEEK HIM!