Sunday Reflection 8/28/16

holy spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit

Good Morning Friends ~

Christian tradition starts speaking of the Spirit by saying that the Holy Spirit is God, based on the Bible.

The Spirit has the attributes of God, such as :

Not only is the Holy Spirit God, the Spirit is a full person of the Trinity. What is meant by that? (Forgive me for talking strange here, but this is about the Holy Spirit, the One that words are least able to describe.) The Spirit is an ‘I’, able to take action and cause action. The Spirit is able to be a ‘we’ with other ‘I’s. The Spirit can be addressed as ‘you’; by other ‘I’s (such as you and me), and can respond as an ‘I’. Thus, when we say, “Come, Holy Spirit”, the Spirit can come, not as if on command, but as promised.

It is a bit confusing at first, but when you read it slow you will understand it better.

Getting to know the Spirit has opened my eyes to a whole new world.  I am understanding my faith in a way I never knew could be possible.

Sometimes as I am writing to you I do not know where the words are coming from except the Spirit, and that in itself is touching my heart.

Until next Sunday Reflection ~ have an amazing week.

Much love,

Rose

p.s. Most of the words in my Sunday Reflections are from a site I am reading ~

The Spirit’s Work ~ if you would like to look into the Spirit as I have you can go to~

http://www.spirithome.com/spirwork.html

 

Sunday Reflection

Good Morning Dear Friends ~

spirit 1What an amazing picture ~ 

What I see in this picture is God hands giving us the chance to know the Holy Spirit.

What do you see ?

The Ultimate Gift

The biggest gift of all, however, is not each other, and is not nature, or the universe, or family, or even life itself. The biggest gift in all of existence is that we are given the Giver – the same Greatest One who was Job’s only satisfaction and Moses’ only strength is now given to humankind. God chooses not only to put up with us, but to be with us. That’s what all this Jesus talk means – that’s why Jesus matters. He is, in Christmas-talk, “God-with-us”, Immanuel. That is the gift of Jesus.

But Jesus is not walking among us today. So another gift has been given – God in yet another way, the divine Spirit through whom Christ is still in effect right here and now. This Spirit leads, shapes, empowers, and gives us joy. The gift a Christian lives in every day, most fundamentally, is the Holy Spirit.

What a gift it is to know the Holy Spirit, or should I say getting to know the Spirit.

It is a very powerful and awakening to think you are somewhat humble, then you realize you are becoming to know humility through the Holy Spirit.  Each time I read about the Spirit I become more humble.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Enjoy it to your fullest –

Until next Sunday ~

Much love,

Rose

Sunday Reflection

Good Morning dear Friends ~

The Spirit’s Work of Freedom

spirit

We are all destined, designed, created to be free. But we forge chains for ourselves and each other, corrupting our freedom till it isn’t freedom anymore. Only someone who isn’t bound by the mess can free us from it. That’s where Christ comes in. And, after Christ arose, it’s where the Spirit comes in. The Spirit’s sent from Christ to humanity, blown on us by Jesus. The Spirit makes us able to take part in God’s work in the world. And makes it personal. The Gospel becomes mine to spread. The Kingdom becomes my vision for living. God’s hope for all becomes my hope for all. God’s sorrow over peoples’ situations and deeds becomes mine, too. If the Spirit has me, God is not distant but up-close and real. This new freedom isn’t something we ‘have’ or possess; it’s something that has us just as the Spirit does. The human spirit soars because of the Spirit; otherwise it is still bound to the ground.

 

My favorite is “If the Spirit has me, God is not distant but up-close and real.”

I am feeling this especially now in my life ~ after going through another round of liver problems, and having yet another tube inserted into me which I realize is for healing of the liver, but still having to deal with this ordeal all over again.  I have become so much closer to God.  I know this is the work of the Spirit, and for this I am truly grateful.

Blessings to you my dear friends.

Much love,

Rose

Last update on the Office/TV Room

Hi Friends ~

One more update – everything is off the walls, and it’s happening ~ yes tomorrow starts the painting ~ So excited to see how it looks.

office 12

A few more shots of the empty walls ~

office10

office 11

office 13

I know what you are thinking ~ “that looks like the color of her walls now”  It is so much softer and a better paint ~ It’s Benjamin Moore Shale ~ I love it ~

Also the material for the couch is behind the color swatch.

Good that I had a bit of time waiting for everything to be finished, because I have decided to add a bit of blue into this room too.

Two materials I like ~ I ordered 1 yard of each and will see which one looks best for the curtains.

I purchased this from an online store Craftsy best prices only $10.98 a yard and the 5″x 5″ squares were only $9.00  ~ you receive 42 squares.  This will be enough for a pillow and a few other projects for the room.

http://www.craftsy.com/supplies/kit/moda-blue-barn-by-laundry-basket-quilts-batiks-precut-fabric/2405?dts=Deal-Sold&suid=1751124

I also purchased the rug and the storage bench (using this as the coffee table and storage for the pillows and sheets for the queen sleeper sofa.)

The rug and storage bench were purchased at Wayfair ~

http://www.wayfair.com/Wood-Storage-Bedroom-Bench-MCRR4933-MCRR4933.html?piid%5B0%5D=16214948

http://www.wayfair.com/Bashian-Rugs-Porto-Ivory-Area-Rug-R120-IVBL-CL106-QKD2523.html?piid%5B0%5D=9106472

 

My next post will be a completed Office/TV room.

Till then –

Much love,

Rose

Sunday Reflection

 

holy spirit 1

Good Morning Dear Friends ~

As I continue to read about the “Holy Spirit” I become to know my life ~
I hope by sharing these small tools about the Spirit it will help you in your life.

Today I share how the Spirit give us Faith ~
The Spirit pours faith into us. The tactics will be different from one person to another. It may be through a sermon, a worship service, a youth event, a song, a testimony, an act of kindness, a relationship of love, a struggle of conscience, a brush with disaster or insanity, a steady gradual series of changes, a blissful ‘peak experience’ moment, a shaken-up charismatic experience, or a whisper calling to you from inside. In that faith, we can be happy — even daring — in our relationships with other people, because the Spirit is working through us, and that will not come to naught.

This is very powerful.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Until next week~

Much love,

Rose

Update ~ Office/TV Room

Good Morning Friends ~

Hope you are all having a great Monday.  I now have my final picks for the New Office/TV Room.

The couch and material will be ~

The couch was found with the material I like, but the couch is a bit different.  I do not like the nail heads on the arms.  I love the simplicity of the Sarah Sleeper Sofa.

http://www.wayfair.com/Sarah-Sleeper-Sofa-CSTM1335-CSTM1335.html?piid%5B0%5D=16188134

 

Material I will be using for the window treatments ~

The first picture will be 2/3 of the curtain – Great price $14.98 a yard but 108″ wide

https://www.fabric.com/buy/0337094/108-wide-whisper-print-floral-toile-ivory

The second picture will be the top 1/3 of the curtains – this is an antique table cloth I purchased from Etsy ~

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1155573459

The color of the walls will be ~

28edf4a0fdb294b28ac9fd5eec718e02

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/bedofferns

 

Well friends this is where we are right now.  This week we will be taking the large desk apart and hopefully pulling the rug up.

Wish us luck – I am getting a bit excited now – things are starting to happen.

Will post again when things get started.

Have a wonderful week.

Much love,

Rose