Wednesday, December 03, 2008

BFS #112 -- J-E-L-L-O

Memory Verse: Romans 10:17 - So then faith cometh by hearing
and hearing by the word of God.

Intro: America’s Favorite Dessert J-E-L-L-O - What we read affects what we believe. When we feed the Scriptures in our spirit, faith comes alive and becomes a living force within you.

Assignment: Write about your favorite ‘faith food’. Tell about the books of the Bible that you read that help to build your faith. Nurture the seeds of faith inside you. ex: Acorns become Oak trees. It seems Mr. Linky is messed up again, so please leave your site and post number in the comments so we can access your post. Thank you.

My favorite faith food? Um...the Bible. Since God's word is living and active and powerful, it has a tendency to speak to me in different ways at different times in my life. About a week ago, I wrote a post about taking a step of faith to become a missionary.

Here's the beginning of the article...

In case you're thinking that you couldn't possibly become a missionary, because missionaries obviously "have it all together" and just "know" the will of God in their lives, allow me to introduce you to two missionaries who -- even after severe persecution for their faith and several years on the "mission field" -- didn't quite have it all figured out.

Act 16:6-10 Then [Paul and Silas] went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia because they had been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the word in
Asia. They went as far as Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision. A man from Macedonia was standing there and pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!" As soon as he had seen the vision, we immediately looked for a way to go to Macedonia, for we were convinced that God had called us to tell them the good news.
Paul and Silas, who are probably best known for the prison account of Acts 16 where the Philippian jailer was converted, are now considered spiritual giants. The above passage, however, does not paint a picture of men who have it all together. This dynamic duo sometimes took steps of faith which were not in the correct direction. Sometimes God had to put huge billboards, so to speak, in front of them to get them to adjust their heading.

Click here to read the rest of this article at our ministry webpage.

When I saw that this week's theme was Jell-O, my first thought was, "Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle..." I couldn't imagine a spiritual application!!! Good job, Nancy! Not an easy assignment, but a good one! We are what we eat, right? More so, we are what we read...

Luke 6:45 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good, and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

"...porque de la abundancia del corazón habla la boca."


Nikki said...

Great post! I loved it:)
Blessings! ~ Nikki

The Warf said...

Thanks for reminding us that no matter how little or great we are in Christ. He puts the same Spirit in us all!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! Thank you for that lesson on Paul.

Fruitful Vine said...

Hi Rebecca
I must admit I was a bit puzzled as to what you were talking about. It's okay. the good thing is I read both comments right after the other so the puzzlement did not last long.

It's interesting that you should mention taking a blog break because I've been feeling the need too as well so as of last night I put a post on my personal blog Fruitful Vine to that effect. As of today I am on a blog break. I receive comments via email so I will be able to see the comments even though I'm not blogging. Also thanks to bloggers scheduling capability my other blogs will continue to run like I'm posting everyday. the Generous wife tips are automatically posted on the Helpmeet blog daily so you can follow them there.

I'm gonna send you an email regards to the long distance calls thing.

Love always
Your friend