8/23/06

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

If these old walls could speak
Current mood: determined
Category: Parties and Nightlife

This morning, my bible study was based on Psalm 127:1.

“Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.”

I strive to provide, through my home, a safe haven, a comfortable atmosphere and a loving and friendly environment. I want all who enter to be able to feel Christ’s love and devotion. My prayer is that God will continue to be with me as I aim to please Him in my home-whether it be through entertaining, providing safety, shelter and food, or just a clean and welcoming place to gather. I pray that He would help me focus my time, my efforts, my discipline, my motivation and my desire to make a home solely on Him and His word. He has blessed us beyond imagination with this house and 35 acres of land, not to mention all who enter in.

Jeremy and I have opened our home to many people, even before we owned this house. We feel that because of all He has blessed us with, we are to bless and provide for others. For the past couple of years, we have been faced with the decision to not allow certain people into our home, due to their lack of respect of those around them and their attitude toward our friends and family. It was not an easy decision, but it is also not one we regret. Our home is a symbol for God’s protection and God’s love; given to all who come in it through the blessing of four walls. I am grateful for His provision, His wisdom, His teaching, His love and His word. Based on all of the above, Jeremy’s and my job is to provide such through our home. Some disagree, but not many. We have dealt with very little opposition-in fact, those who it has affected personally have been able to feel free to come over without fear of degradation.

Thank you, God, for your word. Thank you for being specific in instruction. Thank you for giving Jeremy and me strength to protect our own. Thank you for blessing us with this amazing home, and even more importantly, our friends and family who are able to share it with us.

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