Wednesday, September 18, 2002

We Lifted Up Our Voice to God in Unity

Want a faith booster?

Remember how I wrote about my friend Jo and how, just as we were trying to buy our house, she was trying to trust God with the SALE of her house, that has been for sale to no avail for months and months? They had only 3 weeks left till escrow closed on the house they bought in CA near their children. Remember how after lunch we went and prayed for each other and agreed in prayer in the name of Jesus and cast all our anxiety and cares into God's lap? Well guess what? Jo's house has sold! WOW what an answer to prayer! Yippee zippiddy do dah day!

So, grab your prayer partner by the hand, cry out to the Lord with your voice and agree in the name of Jesus Christ!

Here are just some of the verses to prove my point.

Psalm 55:16
"As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. Evening an morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice."

Psalm 77:1,2
"I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord."

Psalm 3:4
"I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill."

Acts 4:24
"They lifted up their voice to God with one accord."

Deuteronomy 26:7
"When we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression and the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a might hand."

Song of Solomon 2:14
"...let Me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice..."

Psalm 142:1,2
"I cried unto the Lord with my voice: with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before Him; I showed before Him my trouble."

Matthw 18:19,20
"Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name there I am in the midst of them."

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Mud Flinging Filliman
Luke, age 2, is devoted to his brother Stephen, age 5. He copies everything Stephen says and does. I told Stephen I wrote all about him on my blog because he is so interesting. And, of course, Luke said, "Me too!"

Yesterday Luke got a bee sting. Well you wouldn't believe where! Yep, the same exact place as Stephen, inner upper thigh, and even the same leg! I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. So Luke had to go through the same procedure of an application of a paste of baking soda and water, a prayer that the Lord would heal the wound, and a bandaid.

Now Stephen is mad at those bees! He told me, "Those bees have yellow coats." Yes, they are yellow jackets. Stephen has a plan. He wants me to take him to Thomas Building Supply as soon as it opens on Monday morning and he is going to buy all the supplies to build a robot dog. If you have seen the videos of Wallace and Gromit, then you will know the source of his inspiration. Stephen plans to make a robot dog that catches and destroys bees so that he and Luke and the Filliman will be safe from stingy bees with yellow coats.

In case you are bewildered about the Filliman I will explain. A couple of children ago, (I refuse to use names on the grounds that I might incriminate a certain serious son) a spoonerism of sorts slipped out of his lips. He meant the whole Silliman family, but in his hurry he said, "The Filliman." We knew exactly what he meant and so he continued to use this handy word and it stuck.

For financial reasons I tried to convince Stephen to build up his artillery of mud balls so the Filliman would be armed and ready when this army of yellow coated stingy bees showed up. Then I noticed his dirty (muddy!) fingernails and commented how he needed a good soak in the tub before our home church meeting.

Stephen said, "Of course my fingernails are muddy! I make mud for a living!"