Know God is There

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We are studying Exodus at my church. I love how you can read a chapter again, and see new things that God is saying to you. I am going to put my notes in this blog for me to come back and maybe help someone else.

Exodus 5:1-2

After this presentation to the Israel’s leader, Moses and Aaron went and spoke to Pharaoh. They told him “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, say’s let my people go so they may hold the festival in the honor of in the wilderness” 

Moses and Aaron to the Pharaoh to command to let God’s people go. God used Moses and Aaron freewill to try to change the Pharaoh’s free will. We have to remember God uses us to help others see the eyes on the Lord. We can live the life God has giving us.. to show we have freewill to be the person God wants us to me. Show your relationship for God to others. Be prepared to go through hard times. God is about to use you, your freewill God gave us, to show and try to change other’s freewill.

The people of Egypt looked to the Pharaoh as a God. They didn’t put God first and that resulted in the plagues. God used the destroyers to open the people’s eyes. God uses pain to give us the vision to get closer to God.

Exodus 6:7-8

I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your own God. Than you will know that I am the LORD your God that has freed you from oppression in Egypt. 

Let others know that even if you are going to horrible pain – you will overcome with God’s love. He will bring you through it. Don’t think you are buried in the oppression of the world.

Exodus 6:9

So Moses told the people of Israel what the Lord had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become to discourage by the brutality of their slavery.

Just like the slaves instead of opening their ears and hear God’s plea to change their lives. To help them escape the pain.. they were focus on the feeling of scared of God.

God is bigger than your problems. Open your ears. Pay attention.

the pain. They were so enclosed in themselves and how THEY could get out themselves instead of putting it the arms of God. You will hear that small voice of God where He is pointing you to go.

Just like the slaves instead of opening their ears and hear God’s plea to change their lives. To help them escape the pain.. they were focus on the feeling of scared of the pain. They were so enclosed in themselves and how THEY could get out themselves instead of putting it the arms of God.

God is bigger than your problems. Open your ears. Pay attention. You will hear that small voice of God where He is pointing you to go.

Exodus 14:31

” When the people of Israel saw the mighty power of that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with the awe before him. They put THEIR faith in the Lord and  in the servant Moses”

When you see God bring you through the pain and suffering .. you will be in awe of His power. God will have that relationship He made us for. That God yearns and craves.

Don’t worry about your problems.. God has you…

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“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him. He gave the right to become chidren of God” John 1:12

I love cake – oh boy – oh boy… I always in the mood to bake one and decorate all like the one’s I see on pinterest.

But you can say I have a bad case of Pinterest fail. I am not the best baker. I envy Cake Boss. I also envy that girl down the street that makes gorgeous pink zebra stripe cakes for a 2 year old. I guess I will have to stick to Betty Crocker and the wonderful icing in the plastic cup. Which you are always tempted to take that spoon and indulge in that double double trouble chocolate!

I take my metal pans out the oven. I leave them to cool for 15 minutes. I come back, say a little prayer, and flip them. Only for them to come out half and half. Great !!

We really need this cakes done like yesterday for the church party. You don’t want to come in with half a cake which they will think – “she couldn’t get to church before munching on it!!”

We need help, fast!

That crumb sitting them is not attached to the cake. It is a reject. It seems like the cake just said you are damage – and you will not be part of this beautiful creation. The crumb looks around and feels like an outcast. Suddenly, a knife comes and picks the crumb up. The crumb is put back on the cake and viola – it is slapped with icing . Now, the crumb is part of that beautiful cake. Everyone will oooo and awww at you creation while you smile thinking ‘ hey, this wasn’t as bad as I thought!”

This fits into the chapter Five : From Damaged Goods to Trophy of Grace Limitless Life. Yes, I am going somewhere with this.

We can find ourselves not part of a greater purpose. We feel like the outcast and not good enough. I know I can think – how can I ever get better? How can ever be forgiven with all the damaged I did, people I hurt, the stigma that follows me?

Lets use the Samaritan woman at the well as an example.  She was an outcast because she was damaged ( like our cake). She felt so ashamed of her life. She felt like a failure and all she knew was the pain of her past. So many other’s judged her. I can be in her shoes any day of the week. I can do something and think “If anyone knew this – I would be outcast out.” Maybe by friends, family and even church.

The most beautiful thing will happen. Jesus will reach out to you. Even though He knows all your flaws and sins He still loves you the same and He wants you to be part of His family. He wants you to be healed and put back together. He doesn’t care how damaged you are. We have the power of Grace. We do not deserve to be put back together. We do not have to do anything to earn it. With the repentance of your sins – just admitting every dark secret you have – you will be given the gift of Grace. This brings tears to my eyes.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” Eph. 3:29″

Go ahead – go from damaged to having that gift of newness – to start over fresh. And the best thing is – IT IS FREE!

Okay back to our cake.

That crumb was iced over and put back on the whole. A knife picked up that crumb and place it back on the cake. Than comes that favorite part – icing. This is carefully iced on. The cake is whole again and looks so beautiful and delicious.  You are so proud !

The piece of cake believed it was going to somehow become a whole. The cake accepted the gift of grace  and it turned it to important part of this masterpiece.

Let the Knife be Jesus – putting you back on to be whole and new. Let the icing be the Holy Spirit using you to bind the works of Jesus. Let the whole cake be you – beautiful and wonderful made by Christ that loves you so much.

You are NO LONGER damaged!

Now dig in!! That is one thing that will never damage you – the yummy taste of a moist cake!

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Won’t you be my Neighbor?

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Psalm 55:14

What good fellowship we once enjoyed
as we walked together to the house of God

When I think of community – Mr. Rogers pops in my head. I remember him coming through the door – change is outdoor sweater     to his hang out sweater. ( never understood why?) Next thing you know, you are whisk away to a kingdom of puppets. During these travels to the make-believe land we are seeing these puppets encounter some drastic problems. – well, as a kid they are drastic –

While I read this subject of blogging about community now it clicked. Mr. Rogers had a community set up. Think about it, these ‘characters’ would encounter dilemmas and the whole community would gather together to help out with the problem. Mr. Rogers wants to have a friend to help him along. He always invited his friends ( you ) to hope on that cool trolley and take a trip to make-believe land.

Isn’t that what it is all about? Helping each other out. God created us to have relationships. We are connected by the love and understanding of Jesus. He did not want us to be alone. When we are alone that’s when the enemy comes in and starts telling you lies. Like – “you are not good enough! No one wants to help you? Are you serious, you don’t have the ability to be out in the community!”

I went though this phase once before. It is hard to shake those feelings. Once you go out your comfort zone and see the works of a community ( in church, neighborhoods,family,studies) you see more blessings.

We have web connecting each other through the the love of that Power of connections. Once we have prayed to God, He will open your eyes to you will see that we are capable of holding ourselves up along with others. We all have burdens that weigh us down. God tells us to help each other with burdens. To carry each other during those hard times. Become a community – hold each other up – pray for each other cry on each other love God with all our hearts combined.

We as a Christian community can out stand anything the world throws out. Remember, you are worth so much – not for yourself but for others.

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Mr. Rogers Theme Song – you can not make it sound more perfect for a community.


It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, 
A beautiful day for a neighbor, 
Would you be mine? 
Could you be mine? 

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood, 
A neighborly day for a beauty, 
Would you be mine? 
Could you be mine? 

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you, 
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. 

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day, 
Since we’re together, we might as well say, 
Would you be mine? 
Could you be mine? 
Won’t you be my neighbor? 

Won’t you please, 
Won’t you please, 
Please won’t you be my neighbor? 

 

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