WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Sunday, March 7, 2010

HE GAVE THE BEST HE HAD

XOXO"AMY"XOXO






THE  FOLLOWING  STORY  IS  A  TRUE  STORY.


SOME  MISSIONARIES  WERE  BEING  DRIVEN  IN  A  BUS  THROUGH  THE  OUTER-


EDGES  OF  JAPAN.   ONE  MISSIONARY  WAS  SO  OVER  COME  BY  WHAT  HE  SAW


HE  ORDERED  THE  BUS  DRIVER  TO  STOP.


THEN  OTHERS  ON  THE  BUS  BEGAN  TO  NOTICE  WHY  THIS  MISSIONARY 


HAD  ORDERED  THE  BUS  TO  STOP.


HE  WALKED  UP  TO  THE  EDGE  OF  THE  FIELD  WHERE  A  WIFE  WAS  STEERING  HER  HUSBAND


THROUGH  THE  FIELDS  AS  IF  HE  WERE  AN  OXEN.........


YES  I  SAID,  THE  HUSBAND  HAD  THE  YOKE  ON  AND  HE  WAS  DOING  THE  WORK


OF  HIS  OXEN.


THE  MISSIONARY  ASK  HIM,  "WHERE  ARE  YOUR  OXEN?".......THE  MAN  SAID,


"WE  NEED  A  CHURCH  AND  I  HAD  NO  MONEY  TO  GIVE  FOR  SUPPLIES,  SO  I  GAVE  THE  FINEST


I  HAD,  MY  OXEN!!!!!"


HE  WAS  "JOYFULLY"  PLOWING  HIS  FIELDS   BECAUSE  HE  WAS  "HAPPY  HE  COULD


GIVE  TO  THE  LORD."


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AS  I  THOUGHT  ABOUT  THIS  MAN,  I  THOUGHT  ABOUT  HOW  SPOILED  AMERICA


IS  AS  A  NATION.    THAT  STORY  TOOK  PLACE  IN  1950.   IF  WE  WERE  ASKED  TO


GIVE  UP  OUR  CAR  AND  GIVE  IT  "JOYFULLY"  SO  THE  GOSPEL  COULD  BE  PREACHED


AND  WE  WOULD  HAVE  TO  WALK  OR  RIDE  THE  BUS.......WHY  PEOPLE  WOULD


THINK  THE  DEVIL  WAS  TALKING,  NOT  JESUS.


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"COME  TO  ME  ALL  YOU  WHO  ARE  WEARY  AND  BURDENED  AND  I  WILL  GIVE


YOU  REST.  TAKE  MY  YOKE  UPON  YOU  AND  LEARN  FROM  ME,  FOR  I  AM 


GENTLE  AND  HUMBLE  IN  HEART,  AND  YOU  WILL  FIND  REST  FOR  YOUR


SOULS.  FOR  MY  YOKE  IS  EASY  AND  MY  BURDEN  IS  LIGHT."


~MATTHEW  11:28-30


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WHEN  I  WAS  PRAYING  TODAY  I  SAW  MANY  PEOPLE  CARRYING  AROUND  THAT  YOKE.

PEOPLE  WHO  ARE  SICK  AND  TIRED  OF  BEING SICK  AND  TIRED.  THEY  ACHE  TO  SEE

FAMILY  MEMBERS  THAT  WANT  NOTHING  TO  DO  WITH  THEM,  MANY  HAVE  BEEN

GIVEN  THE  DIAGNOSIS  OF  CANCER,  MANY  ARE  IN  SEVERE  DEBT  BUT  THEY  CAN'T  LET

ANYONE  KNOW  BECAUSE  OF  THE  SOCIAL  STIGMA....DO  NOT  FEEL  BAD  IF  YOU  ARE

HAVING  A  DIFFICULT  TIME  FINANCIALLY.......LOOK  AT  OUR  GOVERNMENT.



JESUS  IS  THERE  FOR  US.  HE  WANTS  A  PERSONAL  RELATIONSHIP  WITH  EVERY  ONE


OF  US.   I  HAVE  HAD  A  PERSONAL  RELATIONSHIP  WITH  THE  LORD  FOR  YEARS.


I  KNOW  THE  VERY  DAY  I  WAS  REBORN.  BUT  I  STILL  TRIP  ON  ROOTS  OF


A  QUICK  TONGUE,  THE  BITTER  ROOT  OF  ANGER,  HARBOR  HURT  FEELINGS,


AND  HAVE  MANY  PITEY  PARTIES  ALL  BY  MYSELF.


PEOPLE  LOOK  AT  CHRISTIANS,  "THEY  ARE  ONE  OF  THOSE  CHRISTIANS  THAT


POUND  JESUS."   JUST  BECAUSE  A  PERSON  IS  A  CHRISTIAN  DOES  NOT  MEAN  YOU


ARE  EXEMPT  FROM  THINGS  HAPPENING  TO  YOU...GOOD  AND  BAD.


MY  ONLY  DAUGHTER  GRADUATING  TO  HEAVEN  HAS  BEEN  THE  BIGGEST


HURT  TO  MY  BODY  THAN  I  CAN  BEGAN  TO  TELL  YOU.


BUT  THROUGH  IT  ALL  I  HAVE  LOVED  THE  LORD.


I TRUST  HIM.


OUR  PRAYER  REQUESTS  CONTINUE  TO  GROW:

SHARON, BARBARA, LEILA AND KORBI, GYPSY LULU, NOELLE, ELIZABETH AND ROY, ANASTASIA,
TERRY'S MOTHER AND TERRY,  JEFF AND ROBBI, BEKAH, GINA, CARMEN, LADY KATHERINE,
SHAUNA, JACKIE, JENNA, PAT, TERESA, PATRICIA, MICHELLE, CLYTIE, LYNN, JAMIE, KRISTIE,
SALLY,  PASTOR  MARNEY, MR. MARNEY SR.,  ARCHEE, BETTY'S SON, BEVERLY,
SWEET ANN, TED'S JOB, HOLLY, CASS, WILL, GLORIA, JESSIE, JOHN, MONTE, CANDANCE,
CAROLE, BOBBY, DORIS AND RICHARD, TAWNA AND MIKE, BRANDON, ERIC, JOHNATHAN,
DEBBIE AND RICHARD, RICH AND MEGAN, TYSON, DEBORAH, ALL  OUR  MILITARY AND
THEIR  FAMILIES, OUR VETERANS, OUR CHILDREN, OUR FIREMEN/WOMAN, OUR POLICE MEN/WOMEN,
ALL OUR  PASTORS AND  CHURCHES-TO BE FREE OF  DANGER, OUR SCHOOLS,

FATHER  GOD,
I LEFT THIS SIMPLE BLOG UP TO YOU KNOWING THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO GIVE YOU

IS PRAYERS  FOR  EACH  PERSON  ON  THIS  LIST  LORD.  YOU  KNOW  THEM  BY  NAME  AND

YOU  KNOW  WHERE  THEIR  NEED  AND  HURTS ARE  LOCATED.  I  THANK  YOU  LORD  FOR

HEALINGS,  FOR  FAMILY RESTORATIONS, FOR  FRIENDSHIPS TO RENEW,  FOR  THOSE

WHO  FEEL  LOVELESS,  HOLY  SPIRIT  FILL  THEM  WITH  LOVE  AND  JOY  AND  THEY

WILL  KNOW  THEY  HAVE  BEEN  TOUCHED  BY  GOD. I  PRAY  IN  YOUR  NAME, JESUS

OUR  SCHOOLS  ARE  SAFE  AND  PLACE  TO  GROW  IN  THE  ADMINATION  OF  THE

LORD...THAT  ARE  CHURCHES  ARE  SAFE  AND  THE  SPIRIT  OF  THE  LORD  IS  ALLOWED

TO  MOVE.
WE  PRAISE YOUR  NAME FOR GOOD DR. REPORTS, WE PRAISE  YOUR NAME FOR LOVING US

WHEN  WE  WERE  NOT  LOVABLE.  WE  PRAY  FOR  SOULS  FOR  YOUR  KINGDOM LORD.

AMEN  AND  AMEN

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AS   ALWAYS  THANK  YOU  FOR  JOINING  GRACIE  ANN  AND  ME  FOR  THIS  SUNDAY  TIME

OF  SEEKING  THE  LORD'S  FACE.  TIME  IS  PRECIOUS  AND  I  PRAY  THAT  YOU  FOUND  INSPIRATION  AND 

 LOVE  HERE.

I  LOVE  THE  LORD  AND  HE  IS  THE  VERY  BEST  I  HAVE  TO  SHARE.   ARE  YOU  NOT  VERY


PROUD  OF  A  NEW  DISH  OR  A  NEW  PIECE  OF  JEWELRY....WELL  JESUS  IS  MY  EVERYTHING.


HE  IS  THE  AIR,  THE  WIND,  THE  WATER,  THE  MONEY, HEALTH, HE  IS  EVERYTHING  IN


MY  LIFE.

GRACIE  ANNE  GIVES  YOU  A  GENTLE  PECK  AND  A  HUG  AROUND  THE  NECK.


SIMPLY  DEBBIE



10 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

My sweet Debbie now I know why I woke up with you on my mind this morning. This is so beautiful and the way you told it to us has brought tears to my eyes.
I would love to be added to your prayer list and also if you don't mind adding my little granddaughter Kaci Borchgardt who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes to your precious list.
Thank you Debbie for your Sunday worships.
It is the blessing I needed this morning.
I prayer for you all the time and wish I could help you
Love
Maggie

Carmen C. said...

What a lovely story Debbie, thanks for sharing it and I hope you are enjoying your weekend:)

Mary said...

Hi Debbie~thank you for your prayers (for everyone). I wanted to let you know that my DH's blood tests came back fine and the Russian prisoner involved had a clean report on his blood tests, too. A miracle! Thank you, Lord.

Also, I love your little Sammy boy, he's a dolly :)
Mary @ Vintage Comfort

Bernie said...

I do not think many Canadians would give up their cars either Debbie, the world is so much different than it was in 1950. Sometimes I think the old ways of family caring for family and when ones word and loyalty were worth something was a better time, I do know every bit of time is always right when one focuses on putting God first. God Bless you my friend........:-) Hugs

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

What a beautiful story Debbie. And your thoughts about where we are here in America is so on target.Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your encouraging comment, I am truly blessed.
Hugs,
Sue

Queenmothermamaw said...

Amen, again, I say Amen.
QMM

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Debbie, you are in rare form. I have no place to say this, but I can see you as someone who goes around preaching and uplifting by your words and story. I can just really visualize you as a motivational faith speaker, traveling the world.

Sares said...

Hello Debbie. I just wanted to stop in and say hello. I think so many of us are spoiled by material possesions and wonder if we would be happier without them. You never hear people at the end of their life wish they had owned more things, it is ALWAYS the personal relationships that mean the most. They are eternal I believe and know no ending if we truly love. I hope you are finding your heart healing Debbie, even if it's even just the smallest bit. You so deserve to have joy in your life again.

Gail said...

Amen and Amen....thank you for the blessing and may it be returned to you 10 fold.

Duchess of Tea said...

Debbie darling i set my alarm for early very early in the morning so that I can catch up with some work. I especialy wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and what a lovely post I woke up to, simply divine, thanks for posting it. Your blog is always full of warmth and love my darling. Have a day filled with blessings.

Love & Hugs
Duchess