Desires of a Christian Housewife

Well that got your attention, didn’t it? 

As our church is in a time of transition, searching for a new senior pastor, we have been blessed with a series of guest speakers on Sunday mornings.  We have cause to be thankful indeed for these men who give of their time and travel various distances just to minister to our church family.  This morning we heard from God through Pastor Rick Goertzen from Grace Bible Church in Hutchinston, KS.   (Hutchinston, KS?  It’s hard for me to fathom someone coming all that way just to minister to our congregation when he has his own flock to minister to at home.  We are so blessed, but I digress.)

His message was about walking in the Truth.  There were way too many good points for me to go over the whole sermon here, but here is a list of qualities of a man or woman who is walking in Truth…

7 Dominant Desires of a Spiritual Man or Woman

(taken from A.W. Tozer’s  Incredible Christian, p.113) 

1.  Desires to be holy rather than happy

2.  Desires to see the honor of God advanced through his/her life

3.  Desires to pick up his cross

4.  Desires to see everything from God’s point of view

5.  Desires to die right rather than to live wrong

6.  Desires to see others advance at his/her expense

7.  Desires to habitually make Eternity judgements instead of time judgements

I don’t know about you, but I see a couple of areas I need to work on.  Oh, and here is something that Pastor Rick said that really  gave me pause,You are either a connecting link or a separating wall between God and your children.”  Yikes!  I know what my desire is…but how am I working that out in the midst of the mundane, when siblings are bickering or children are dawdling?  Like the bird along the path who ate the good seed, I can see why Satan wants to steal the Word from our hearts.  Lives could be changed to God’s glory!!  

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Reformation Day/All Saint’s Day

Yesterday, the kids and Mavis and I watched the movie Luther.  Later in the evening, we had a few people over to celebrate the Reformation.  In the midst of the fun and fellowship, Nathan made up a little song, which I found so funny I wanted to share it here.  (To all my Catholic brothers and sisters, please understand I don’t intend this to hurt or offend you, please just take it in the fun it is inteded with.)

95 Theses

(sung to the tune of 100 bottles of _______ on the wall)

 

95 theses on the church door tonight,

95 theses there tonight,

The Pope tore one down,

Burned it on the ground,

94 theses on the church door tonight.

 

(Coninue down the line until you run out of theses.)

One of the things that made this especially funny was that Nathan (who is my master of accents) sung this with a heavy southern twang…kind of rockabilly.  My mom wryly suggested that perhaps he was from southern Germany?

 There has been some interest from the peanut gallery about All Saint’s Day (today) and what it means.  Chuck Colson gave a really nice history of it in yesterday’s Breakpoint Commentary.  Following his advice, we’ll probably follow up with some stories about those saints who have gone before us today during read aloud time.