Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Radical obedience to Christ is not easy...

...It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And He is more than enough for us."

“The modern-day gospel says, 'God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Therefore, follow these steps, and you can be saved.' Meanwhile, the biblical gospel says, 'You are an enemy of God, dead in your sin, & in your present state of rebellion, you are not even able to see that you need life, much less to cause yourself to come to life. Therefore, you are radically dependent on God to do something in your life that you could never do.” 

~David Platt


I encourage you...even if you have read the above quotes...read them again. (Watch David Platt on youtube...he has some great sermons to watch!) Chew on them a bit. Let their meaning sink deep and then if you don't already....get into God's Word *every*single*day*! So many Christians don't read their Bible daily. This is a tragedy. How can we know the God we love so much if we don't read His Word? We need Him. He is our only hope.

If you are not a believer but like to visit here...please realize your need for a Savior. We are all wicked and terribly imperfect next to a holy, just God. We are in rebellion against Him. But God...our good, loving, gracious Creator took on human form in His Son, Jesus Christ, and lead a perfect life in our place! He then sacrificed Himself to *pay* for our sins against God! He suffered, bled and died (although completely innocent) on a cross. We must repent of our sins and trust in Christ as our Savior. He is the *only* way to the Father. I encourage you to watch: Are You a Good Person? My greatest prayer is that you will come to know Christ as your Savior...and live a life of love and obedience to Him! 

Lately....in our home...


Madelyn and Jaxson worked on making envelopes and custom wax seals...



I have kept busy with my housework and exercise...


Making rolls for supper (I believe these were for chipped steak sandwiches one evening)...


I have been taking full advantage of the glorious sunshine the Lord supplies!


...It's so wonderful to save money and put to good use the environment the Lord provides!


My hosta have been growing...quickly! They are just sprouting out everywhere...and growing daily! It's great!!!




Monday was our last day of homeschool co-op for the school year. We'll get to see everyone in a few months when the new school year starts...so it's only good-bye for a little while! We shared a nice picnic with friends (got some sun on my arms and face) and the children played with friends (as we were at a park where they could play ball, use playground equipment etc. There were children everywhere!!). The Lord has provided us with a beautiful day each year for that picnic...even if it was predicted to rain! We are always so grateful!


Chris likes to try out recipes from time to time. Madelyn and I are the main cooks in this household but Chris likes to make some new things too sometimes! He likes to watch Kent Rollins cook and ordered his recipe book...


He made sourdough starter from it...


...and he made these great sourdough "biscuits" that were kinda like dinner rolls. I don't normally eat much bread...but I tried one of these when it was warm and it was so good! :)


I've gotta go! Lots of things to accomplish today! I hope your week is going well and thanks, so much, for stopping by today!

Cheerfully,
Katy

15 comments:

  1. Oh my those biscuits looks delicious! Great post, I must admit, I'm guilty of not reading my bible (like - never),I attend church regularly and am VERY active in all aspects (activities) of it, but I really should try to "learn" more.

    Blessings,
    Shelby

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    1. Thank you Shelby!!! Yes, please read God's Word!!! It is so important! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  2. Such good quotes. Thank you for sharing gospel truths. Lovely hostas. I am planning to plant an herb garden this week. Or containers of herbs. I wantes to ask if you eat different from your family or just cut portions? Hope you have a good accomplishing day.

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    1. I eat differently from my family! :) Sometimes I will have a little bit of what they eat...but mostly I eat a separate meal! :)

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  3. Oh....I love the idea of a sour dough starter. How cool of your husband.

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  4. What an encouraging post! Bible reading brings us so close to God and keeps us more faithful and aware of HIS love for us. It also helps us to pray!
    Thanks for the post! And those rolls your hubby made look delicious. Helen

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  5. I wish we lived near each other. Your home is so inviting and I just love it.

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  6. Hi Katy! My husband and I, read the Bible every night and we notice such a big difference in our faith, since we started doing this.
    I've never heard of Kent Rollins, but I love cowboy recipes (we get the Pioneer Woman in the Food Network). They are so homey, real confort food.
    Those breads look delicious!
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! I used to read it but lost the habit several months ago. I have just read through your recent posts and, as always, feel uplifted and energized and happy to be a homemaker! I love the pictures you share around your home. I hope you have a wonderful summer :)

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  8. I appreciate your post as I always do, Katy. Not convinced that radical obedience and God's love for me and plan for my life are mutually exclusive. I do read scripture regularly, and although I'm terrible at "addresses" of certain passages, there is reference in His Word to things He has planned for us to do before we're even born. My takeaway is that He wants to use me. How thrilling and humbling. That said, to obey is better than sacrifice and too often we get out of balance between God's justice and His love. Radical obedience is NOT easy, but the best adventure in life is to serve Him with abandon like the Apostle Paul, in good times and bad. Just my two cents, with love. :)

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  9. A key to the gospel that you didn't mention is that after he died for our sins, he rose again! Without this we wouldn't have the promise of eternal life! Such a gift!

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  10. No need to watch or read anyone else just read the Bible.

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy