Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tender Hearts Luncheon / Auction

The Tender Hearts Luncheon and Silent Auction is an annual event which benefits Need Him.  Need Him is this awesomely cool ministry -- that is very technologically (humm, is that a word) hip.  Their "tag" line is:  Intentionally presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, using all forms of media and providing an opportuity to response.

This year's luncheon will be held in Frisco at the Embassy Suites on Friday, February 11th.  It will be a great event - if you are interested in attending the luncheon, just click here for ticket information.  If you are interested in sponsoring the event or a table, just shoot me a message.  Even if you can't attend the luncheon, you can check out our cool silent auction, which is online.  To see the items, click here.

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holy To The Lord

So, tonight I'm at bible study ... we're doing Beth Moore's "Here and Now ... There and Then" series on Revelation.  WOW.  It's just awesome.  I'm a mad woman scribbling notes all over my booklet and underlining key words in my bible.  There's just so much to learn, so much that's interesting, so much that's WOW ... well, something struck me tonight like a ton of bricks.

We're talking about how everyone will be marked - with either the mark of the Lord or of the Beast (although these are not visible in the human realm, God has no problem seeing them).  Well, back in the day ... think about the times of Aaron and the priests, back to Exodus.  Stay with me - I do have a point.

Exodus 28:35-37
35 Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he will not die. 36 “Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban.

So, here were Aaron and the priests wearing these turbans and the first thing people saw as they looked at them was HOLY TO THE LORD (even if they were not acting that way).  Yikies!  As Beth put it, wouldn't you love this to be the case today for when your 16 year old daughter goes out on a date (well, not mine because she's not allowed to date until she's 30).

So, I started thinking.  For those that know me and see me often - you know that I wear some type of cross necklace everyday (everything from a simple gold one all the way to the blinged out ones) - just love them.  I always considered this MY thing, MY signature.  Well, after tonight I have a totally different view.  I need to look down at my cross everyday and realize that it's the LORD's thing, the LORD's signature.  I need to imagine that the cross yells out HOLY TO THE LORD.

Will I always act this way?  Uh, no.  I'm realistic.  But, I will do my best to remember each and every day that I am marked with the seal of the Lord.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wait Upon the Lord

So ... tonight was a church night for my daughter and I.  We got to church and each headed our separate ways.  My Bible study ended earlier than usual, about 8:15pm; Addison's group usually lets out at 8:30pm.

So ... I go to the car to wait for her to come out.  Nothing.  I text her, she's meeting with some people.  I continue to wait, and wait, and wait and text, and text and text.  All the while getting ansty, frusterated and a little angry.  I had been going strong since 7am, had no dinner and just wanted to go home. 

So ... while I'm sitting there in my car having a little pity party and drumming my fingers with impatience - it dawned on me (well, God hit me over the head with the thought) --- It's like He said, "HELLO Chasity.  You are sitting in your car, outside of church, with nothing to do and no interruptions, with your Bible and journal sitting in your bag in the backseat!  How about making use of your time and visiting with Me."  Huh, that got my attention.  DUH.  Needless to say, I promptly got out my journal and started my chat with God.  I was still not really happy with waiting almost 45 minutes for my dear daughter - but had a great little lesson while doing so.

I've really let my quiet time with God get away from me lately -- and boy can I notice!  So much time is wasted - when it could have been put to such good use.  Thanks for the reminder God!