Saturday, February 16, 2008

Addy and Harley are really enjoying each other these days. Sometimes Addy more so than harley...Addy runs into Harley's room each morning, and although harley is doing her best to get away from Addy and to mommy, Addy says in this goo-goo baby voice, "You want me, don't you baby?" It's really pretty funny.
Harley has learned how to climb now and loves to get in things. Here she is in the toy box.

And here in the cabinet. This is the same cabinet we always left empty for Addy to play in. Now each time I go to the kitchen to cook I put her in front of her cabinet and she goes in.

and out, and in, and out...

Addy spread out her blanket in the cabinet and read Harley stories while Harley munched on some Cheerios.

Addy sometimes takes harley into her bedroom and plays with her, but this time she brought Harley out in her baby stroller. Harley was loving it while she was drinking out of her big girl cup.

This was when Harley was about 6 weeks old, she wasn't so crazy about being strolled around then...

And some days when I need to do something and harley's crying, Addy pulls her around in this little wagon and Harley aaaloves it too. Did I say Addy is the best little mama's helper in the world?

And these pics are of Addy dancing. She's so funny how serious she gets, but she she loves an audience to dance for. Sometimes she teaches me dances so we can perform for Daddy and Harley when he gets home from work.

And this is one of Addy's favorite things to do when Gran and Pa-Pa come. This was Harley's first ride, she wasn't so sure about it. Pa-Pa said the horsee needs a break!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Top 5 Reasons To Not Ask Jesus Into Your Heart

1. It is not in the Bible. There is not a single verse that even hints we should say a prayer inviting Jesus into our hearts. Some use Rev. 3:20. To tell us that Jesus is standing at the door of our hearts begging to come in. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock." The context tells us that the door Jesus is knocking on is the door of the church, not the human heart. Jesus is not knocking to enter someone's heart but to have fellowship with His church.

2. Asking Jesus into your heart is a saying that makes no sense. What does it mean to ask Jesus into your heart? Is it literal? Does He reside in the upper or lower ventricle? Is this a metaphysical experience? Is it figurative? If it is, what exactly does it mean?

3. In order to be saved, a man must repent (Acts 2:38). Asking Jesus into your heart leaves out the requirement of repentance.

4. In order to be saved, a man must trust in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).
Asking Jesus into your heart leaves out the requirement of faith.

5. The person who wrongly believes they are saved will have a false sense of security. Millions of people who sincerely, but wrongly, asked Jesus into their hearts think they are saved but struggle to feel secure. They live in doubt and fear because they do not have the Holy Spirit giving them assurance of salvation. People who ask Jesus into their hearts are not saved and they will perish on the Day of Judgment. How tragic that millions of people think they are right with God when they are not.

So, what must one do to be saved? Repent and trust. (Heb.6:1) The Bible makes it clear that all men must repent or turn away from their sin and place their trust in Jesus Christ as their ONLY hope for salvation. Every man does have a "God shaped hole in their hearts," but that hole is not contentment, fulfillment and peace. Every man's heart problem is righteousness. Instead of preaching that Jesus fulfills and gives us what we want, we must teach that God judges and Jesus satisfies God's judgment...if a man will repent and place his trust in Him.

Have you asked Jesus into your heart?

thought for the day

Last night our pastor spoke about fear. Are you afriad of anything? I used to be deathly afraid of snakes, but it has gotten a little better :). Pastor Andy brought to my attention that if you fear anything more than you fear God you are committing idolatry-breaking the 2nd commandment. Rightly so, when we fear what people may think of us, are we not fearing man over God who holds the power to give and take away our life at any moment? When we fear snakes, spiders, flying, fear loosing our house by worrying about getting the right job to make enough money to pay for our house, cars, and "stuff" are we not fearing and not trusting God to provide for us?
God is the only one we should fear. Matthew 10:28 say, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." God gets angry every time we sin and His wrath against our sins will be poured out on either us by sending us to hell or someone else (Jesus). Jesus has already taken the wrath for my sins, but He didn't take it for all the men of the world. If he had died for everyone's sins, there would be no hell because all sin would be paid for already and no one would go to hell. The Bible tells us that if we trust and truely believe that Jesus died for OUR sins, if we turn from our sins and try to stop sinning, and really believe that Jesus is our only hope of salvation that we are saved from hell. You must truely believe that Jesus took the payment for your sins. Just believing the Bible as factual that Jesus was God's son and came into this world 2000 years ago and died for our sins is not enough. Even the demons believed Jesus was real! If you are saved, you will know it, Why? The bible says so in Romans 8:16 "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." There will be no doubt. If you doubt, consider your salvation and earnestly pray and beg God to grant you repentance from your sins and belief in Jesus's payment for YOUR sins.