What is obedience?

What is obedience to God? I learned this from the leaders Roger and Laureen Traver at the Moumtaintop Ministries marriage retreat in Kansas City, Kansas, this weekend with my husband Ray, which I’m going to blog about this week.

I thought what they said was powerful and true, so I made a graphic from it at Canva.

Obedience is…



The Mad Hatter and God-colors in the world

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that same sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

Children being read the story “I am Jazz” about a transgender child without consulting parents first, in the name of “tolerance and respect.”

Bruce Jenner, a man, saying he’s a woman.

The world saving whales but killing babies.

A potential “deal” with Iran, who wants to blow Israel off the map. Iran wants to do this to Israel, the Jews, the apple of God’s eye, His Beloved, chosen people.

Mad Hatter http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/pictures/mad-hatter-pictures.html
Mad Hatter
Image resource: http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/pictures/mad-hatter-pictures.html

It’s as if the whole world has gone crazy, in the hands of the Mad Hatter. While the Alice in Wonderland cartoon may be funny, it’s not amusing what’s happening in the real world. It’s terrifying.

Satan is the Mad Hatter. He hates God and he hates God’s people, the Jews and Christians. Satan knows his time is very short and that Jesus is coming soon.

My heart is broken and I fear for our nation, America. I’m especially afraid for our children’s and our grandchildren’s sake. God’s heart is broken for us, too. He weeps over us as Jesus cried over Jerusalem, killing her prophets and Him, their Messiah.

But I lean on and lean into God, trusting Him. I continue to intercede in prayer. God will never leave us or forsake us, and He will remember His covenant with His remnant.

The good news is that despite the world growing increasingly darker and more frightening, God is still in control.

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We as Christians can be God’s light shining forth, God-colors in the world, His glory and His treasure inside jars of clay to show His surpassing power

So no matter what is happening around us, or what is coming, don’t be afraid. Trust God. His promises are true and forever.



Coffee with God in the sunroom


In the morning and afternoon I love to sit in our sunroom, watching the birds at our feeders and have coffee with God.

My sunroom: red geranium, green plant & red flowered cactus
My sunroom: red geranium, green plant & red flowered cactus
Red flowered cactus
Red flowered cactus
bird feeder and hummingbird feeder
bird feeder and hummingbird feeder

This quiet time of solitude with God and nature gives me peace and makes me happy.

What are ways you use to draw closer to God and to refill? Leave your comments below.


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