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Here Am I. Send Me.

Here Am I. Send Me.


Maybe God has you unemployed today?
Maybe God has you single today?
Maybe God has you restless today in your present job?
Maybe God has you married today?

So, you would consider world missions.

Godly leadership begins with God's call and our response.

Like Isaiah, we may feel like unclean people who are not qualified to lead, but God doesn't look for that. He is looking for those who are willing to obey.

This is the same God who took David, a shepherd boy, and made him king.

Jesus chose unlearned fishermen to turn the world upside down, and He will use you and I as we walk forward in faith to His prompting.

God wants our availability even more than our capability.

Consider missions first, instead of last.

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" Isaiah 6:8

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Marriage Minutes
Bob and Cheryl Moeller
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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I've got big muscles

“My grace is sufficient for you and My power is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:7-10.
My grandson came up to me one day and said while flexing his muscles, “ Hey meme, look at my guns ( muscles ), I have the power. I felt his muscles and went on about how powerful he was. He said, “ thank you meme, I know.” This week God brought it to my attention that I was trying to be “powerful” and not letting Him have power and authority over the situations in my life. Back to step two and not step one. “ I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. “ Where have I heard that before? Hmmm. I had lost sight that God is waiting, but does not help us until we are ready to admit our powerlessness and cry out to Him, which made me go back to II Samuel 17 and re-read the story of David and Goliath. The all powerful giant Philistine, wearing 125 lbs of armor came out for forty one days, mocking and challenging the Israelites. Everyon…

Little Seed- Big Tree

Have you ever prayed a prayer so filled with faith that it could move a mountain? Is your faith large or small? In Matthew 17:20: I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “ Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. “ Who could ever imagine such a tiny seed could produce a tree more than a million times it’s size? Do you pray knowing that God is able to do anything and that He can just speak and it will be so. He is able to do everything. He is not limited by one thing. Do you shift the size of your mountain to the sufficiency of the mountain mover, and then have the faith that it takes to rest with assurance that He will help you and give you what ever it is that you need to move the mountain? Hebrews 11:1 : Faith is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. Mountain moving faith - it is not just an act of the mind, it taps us into the very resources of Go…

Recovery story

A big part of continued recovery is surrounding ourselves with positive, Godly influences that encourage our growth. A huge part of this is continuing to attend Celebrate Recovery meetings, but for me it also means outside sources.

I "follow" many pastors and other encouragers on the social networking site Twitter. One of my favorites is a major part of the national CR ministry, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California (@RickWarren).
He recently shared a thought that I found very profound and encouraging ... then it smacked me right between the eyes.
"God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them," is what Rick said.
My first thought was about a couple of relationships I had before going into recovery. I was incredibly close to these individuals and considered them to be family. As I started to heal, I realized how self destructive the relationships were and I pulled away. I couldn't be around people wh…

Verbal Reality--Why you can't believe an addict and what you can do as a co-dependent

I recently came across the below article when websurfing for information about verbal reality, a concept a friend introduced me to last year during a time I was trying to figure out is someone was telling me the truth or not. The below article is specifically for Porn addiction, and comes from a very good website, but I've found it true with all addictive behaviors. If you've never heard of Verbal Reality, and you question whether or not your spouse is being honest, this is a good way to help you sort it out, and a great tool for your recovery.
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Consider This. (from http://www.pornaddicthubby.com/Help-For-The-Addict.html)

Addicts of any kind live in a "verbal reality." This means if they say it, it is true and if they say it passionately enough even they believe it is really true. Men who have an addiction to porn live in a verbal reality. A sex addict believes what he is saying while he is saying it.

Your most helpful tool in dealing with verbal reality is loo…

Observe, be still and grateful

Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the loving kindness of the Lord. Psalm 107:43. Sometimes God uses the simplest of things to reveal Himself to us. We are often so caught up with our circumstances and the things going on in our lives that we often miss so many little glimmers of Himself that He does give to us. “ Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. Satan often uses such subtle ways to get our eyes off the things of God. How about coffee -- it takes me 15 minutes to decide what flavor--dark, latte, frozen, Arabic, Grande CafĂ© Mocha with whipped cream please--what happened to just a regular cup of coffee? What about all the people it took to just get the coffee to me? Shall I wear slacks, a dress or a stripped shirt, after I have already changed my clothes three times. Did I put on the whole armor of God in addition to my regular clothes? Distracted -- if I am not careful, I stay distracted and often times miss just the simple thing…

How is your garage looking these days?

We all dread the days when we finally give in to reality and have to face the monster. The monster I am referring to is the dreaded 'cleaning out the garage" task.
You know how bad it can get. You can’t even drive your car into your garage because there is too much junk? I cannot think of very many things I dread more than this task.
My lucky son was given the task of having to do this job with me as that is what son's do right. :)
So Jason and I started into our task of cleaning our messy, messy garage. We had boxes upon boxes stacked in the garage. You know those things that we throw in there when we get tired of looking at it in the house. The old, "I will get to that later" thought.
Well, there was plenty of “I will get to that later boxes” and items stacked in my garage and were a bit overwhelming to even think about where to start.
We dove in and realized that we needed to start with whatever was in front of us and the in our way from accomplishing our goal…

Servants do every task with equal dedication

Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Luke 16:10 (NLT)

You will never arrive at the state in life where you’re too important to help with menial tasks. God will never exempt you from the mundane. It’s a vital part of your character curriculum. The Bible says, “If you think you are too important to help someone in need, you are only fooling yourself. You are really a nobody” (Galatians 6:3 NLT).
It is in these small services that we grow like Christ.

Jesus specialized in menial tasks that everyone else tried to avoid: washing feet, helping children, fixing breakfast, and serving lepers. Nothing was beneath him, because he came to serve. It wasn’t in spite of his greatness that he did these things, but because of it, and he expects us to follow his example (John 13:15).
Small tasks often show a big heart. Your servant’s heart is revealed in little acts that others don’t t…