Friday, January 30, 2015

Destination: Heaven (not Earthly Marriage)

You know my friend made a point on facebook recently that in the Homeschool world lots of kids are being taught to watch out for bad relationships and to pursue and look for a great Godly relationship working to marriage only.  This is good.  But her point was that too many are taught this 'lesson' more so than to share Jesus with a lost, hurt dying world.

And as a result too many Christian singles are 'milling around' waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right.

This is a sad truth in the homeschool world and it reminded me of how often setting your affections on things above is mentioned or addressed in the bible.

Marriage is earthly.  Not eternal.  And it will end.

Here are several I can think of.  There are more I'm sure, and do share them if you'd like!
The Lord is clear I know in these:

"1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
Colossians 3:1-2 KJV

"34 There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband."
1 Corinthians 7:34 KJV

"4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4 KJV


"15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15-17 KJV


"11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" Titus 2:11-13 KJV


And these go with it too:
"9 The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

"7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." 1 Peter 4:7 KJV


The beauty of this is that our purpose here is to learn.  Among a world of 7,000,000 other people learning too.  And its a blessing if we know the Lord Jesus for then we are no longer learners alone, but also teachers.  And we can point the way.  And being the salt of the earth, we so (like salt) make one thirsty.  But we make this world thirsty for the Living Water, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only way to the Father.  And once his children as well as teachers and salt, we now are eternal creatures no long to die here and then die eternally in hell, but to live a new live in a free, peaceful, beautiful eternal heaven!

I am just blessed and honored to know that it is far more important to share the Lord's gift of love than to seek a spouse.  This is a hard trial sometimes, but the Lord is faithful and "13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]."  1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

I can find the way of escape and cling to my eternal Father who will never leave or forsake me, EVER.

I hope so much that you too know the Father and the Son, for no man knows the Father but by the Son Jesus Christ.    He is oh so ready to meet and get to know you, every person!

His love is that big.

Heaven destined,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Friday, January 16, 2015

Embracing a Cold

You know, its hard when a cold from no where knocks you down!  And a hard one, not just the normal 24-hour thing we usually get.

But the reality that life is so fragile comes to mind again, the truth that life is swiftly passing, that's its not forever.  That in the end it only matters who you serve with your soul. 

The Lord is are only hope and though some may know Allah or Budda its sad the hell they'll have to face due to refusing the only son of God, or adding to what dear Jesus has done for us!

I must go, its late and I've been very busy!   Thank the Lord!
His Girl,
Faith Elizabeth
P. S.
Psalm 139: 3 and 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

The "Experiment" & Fogs of Change

So the experiment is over!  The family are all home and I finally feel 'at home' even though I have been(home) alone for the past ten days....

Let me explain, so the family left me all behind on my own.  They headed for S TX to play music.  And I'm still in the band, just I had to stay behind for my friend who's expecting (she still hasn't had the little booger, but she will when its time)!  And of course I was house sitting our house and taking care of the animals. :)

With the temps down to the teen I'm glad I stayed home, to keep this place semi warm (from totally turning into Frozen's ice castle) and to keep it from freezing pipes etc.  But I did have a bit of trouble getting wet wood to burn in the fire stove.  But problems over!  The family is all here again and its been fun to fit in that groove again.
I did ring in the New Year alone (an interesting new for me) but it was really fun to stay up and watch all the library movies I rented, thus 'till 6:30a!   But at 12a I skyped with the family in S TX. but Daddy was asleep already and the boys wanted to watch movies down there, so I let them go as I had to rush to my own movies... Cruel aren't I? ;)

Anyway that's my update.  But on a more seriously note, here's some thoughts I have about change.


Fogs of Change


In new things, years, seasons, changes etc.  there's usually lots to fear, lots to worry over.  Lots of unknown.

It takes one by surprise sometimes to realize some of these 'new's, but for some changes its super exciting.

In it all, these ebbs and flows of life, it can be hard to know what to do, how to proceed, to say yes or no... or maybe.   But ever underlying this universe, ever watching over, the Lord is there.  Christ Jesus who put us here in this day, in this hour for a reason.  Whatever that may be.

Lots of times its like a fog when you're thrown a new curve (in life).  Its all so hard to see, nothing is clear just the big questions in your face, all meshed together as one huge fog cloud.  All your business is halted due to this new fog-cloud of change.  And if you shine any light on it, that only mirrors back on you and you see worst then before.

Its like for a time the Lord ONLY wants you to see what's there with you now.  Your current circumstance.  And yourself.  And who lives within yourself (Christ, if you're his child).

A beautiful picture then comes to light.  The busy-ness around you has ceased and you can stop to see the joy you have now.  The amazing circumstances you may have to leave behind.  The Lord's love to you, abundant, never ending, as high as heaven is above us it goes on...  And his glory, shines out of your very soul, what a wonder in and of itself!  You're a beacon if you only leave yourself 'open' for him to shine and work through.

Its only when our life, our wants, our needs, our desires, our, our, our SELF gets out of the way that HE can beam from within us and change the world, be that with your words or gifts to those around you.

So in the changes, or temporary holds, its an awesome time to reflect on the brightest light ever, that happens to live within us, and on the creator who put us just here, just in this year, this day, this hour.  And who can take us home at any moment, or let his angels hide us if we're in danger.

If you serve the Lord Jesus you, with me, serve a terrible and marvelous God, the only one true God.  One who can be trusted every minute of everyday with anything, always.  Terrible is he, that I was in GREAT danger and condemned to hell for eternity guilty of wrong.  Even my lies would have sent me to hell, but for his MARVELOUS grace in that he has sent his VERY son to die for my wrongs, all of them.  Thus he PAID my debt of death, with his own death that I can go freely into heaven taking his place, as the child of God!    And its not over, he didn't only die for my own sins, but your's as well if you'll believe he is the son of God.  And he rose from the dead and defeated DEATH FOREVER, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

His girl,
Faith

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Beginnings

 So its 2015, here upon us!

Wow, what a year 2014 was.  I already told you of that last week, but hey 2015 has more trips and adventures planned!

Like any girl, I'm excited to one day marry, settle down, figure out my man's favorite goodies, build a new life together, etc.  But all that will come in God's awesome timing, so for now... "LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN" (the solo ones)!   I am working hard on getting music going 'hot and heavy' ;)   Lodge and hotel lobbies await along with snug coffee shops and luxuriously acoustic rooms!  I have already started our weekly videos on Youtube for a start, go check those out!  And I'm gonna do my own songwriting channel as well.   I am very blessed to be able to sing and play with my family and its so fun! :D

I am planning a Homeschool Camp Out for my friends, country wide, so I invite you all.  Do email, or comment if you're interested! :)  My family and I plan to do more such Shindigs, gatherings, and 'How-Downs'! :P   Check out http://digashindig.com/

So grab your pen and paper time for resolutions!  Dream big, plan bigger, alright pen poised, ready.... set.... go!

These two songs have helped this week!   I felt I needed share them.





God Bless!
-Faith