Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesdays with Tiz

Mary Rocks the Rock

"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust:" Psalm 18:2

"and that Rock was Christ" 1 Cor 10:4

I have been ask to be a reader (not a singer) in a Christmas musical at our church. One of the songs is titled "Mary Rocks the Rock"1. When I read that title I thought my heart would stop beating. And then I read the lyrics and listened to the music and I really had a Glory fit!!!

Part of the lyrics are...

A teenage mother far from her family just now delivered her baby Boy.

Its nothing at all...the way she thought it would be, But tonight everything's right.

Mary rocks the Rock -- that will be the foundation for her life and beyond.

Mary cradles her Son who'll become her salvation, the Promised one.

She hushes His cry with her lullaby, Heaven and earth for the moment has stopped.

Mary rocks the Rock!!!

Yes, Mary rocked the Rock of her salvation and the Rock of my salvation.

Mary carried Him in her arms and laid Him on her lap.

I carry Him in my heart and lay my head on His lap. Do I hear a Christmas Praise!!!!

"Father, thank you for the joy of knowing you as The Rock. You truly are everything Your Word says you are to me. Bless my friends in blogland with Yourself today. In Jesus precious Name, I pray." Amen

1. Musical Ready to Sing Christmas...Hope Has Hands...created by Sue C Smith, Phil Cross and Russell Mauldin

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesdays with Tiz

Rest and Peace in Him

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul"Psalm 23: 1-3a

Friends, have you had one of those times when you are awakened out of a peaceful sleep with fear and anxiety causing your soul to tremble...your mind and emotions tied in a knot? Well, I had one of those times several nights ago. I immediately recognized that a spirit of fear was attempting to attach itself to me. I knew this fear was not from the Lord because He has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind. This fear was from the enemy and must be defeated with the Word of God.

I entered into the Presence of the Lord and began to quietly quote the 23rd Psalm asking the Holy Spirit to make these words real to my spirit...not just words to be recited.

As I quoted the 2nd verse ,"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters", the Spirit of God spoke to me and said, "Oh, My Princess, don't you see, I am the green pastures I make you to lie down in. The grass is green, the grass is alive...not dead, brown grass. So lie down in Me, find rest and enjoy My Life. My perfect Rest is yours every hour of every day.

And, My Princess, I am the still waters I lead you beside. I am Still, Peaceful Waters, not a raging sea. My Princess, My perfect Peace is yours every hour of every day!!!

"He restoreth my soul". Yes, my soul had been restored. My mind and emotions were peaceful, the fear lifted, the enemy had been defeated and this Princess went back to sleep!!! Praise His Name!!!

"Father, I praise you as my Rest and Peace. I humbly thank you for revealing yourself to me personally in Your Word. Bless each person reading this post today with your perfect Rest and your perfect Peace. Bless them with Yourself. In Jesus Restful and Peaceful Name I pray." Amen

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesdays with Tiz

Refining silver...refining Tiz

"He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." Malachi 3:3

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back with the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought about the verse that says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifer of silver." She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time. He answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment and then she asked the silversmith,"How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy--when I see my image in it!!! (yes, I have typed myself into the Glory Zone again)

Friends, if today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has you in His hand and His eye is on you and He will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

(this article was shared with me by one of the Princesses in my Sunday School class by way of email)