Thursday, December 19, 2013

Scrooge

Yesterday was a not so fun, nothing going my way, boring, lazy, failure kind of day. I felt like a failure as a wife, mom, friend, etc. you name it. Daredevil spent too much time inside, or in front of the tv, or eating junk. I didn't seen to actually finish anything. Mr Tech Guy and I got in an argument - out worst in a long long time - because I was dumb. Ok, I'm sure you get it by now. Yesterday wasn't my day. Which meant that I was choosing to have a better day today. I think I ran my boy ragged but a better day we had. 

As soon as my feet hit the floor, I was working. I did my morning routine including showering and getting dressed "to shoes" - thanks, FlyLady. Then I laid out all the snacks and cookie decorating supplies for my board meeting this morning. 


Daredevil woke up and he got snuggles before getting dressed and having breakfast. We had the board meeting which included opening gifts that Bernard had brought us back from the North Pole. 


They were winners. Then we decorated holiday cookies that Daredevil and I made yesterday. 


Daredevil preferred the icing. 



Almost immediately after cleaning up from the party, we left to meet daddy for lunch. Daddy arrived and discovered his friends were there so we got to eat lunch with them as well. Then we played at the library for almost two hours. Daredevil loves it there. Playing, reading, exploring. 







Once he'd run off the sillies, we headed to Trader Joe's for a few things. Then we ran by Old Navy because sweaters were on sale for $10. $130 later we left and headed home via McDs for a large unsweet tea. Once back, we rested a bit and played and read. Then we had leftovers for dinner followed by an early bath. 

I hosted a white elephant gift exchange for MOMS Club and it was a lot of fun. Daredevil and Mr Tech Guy were asleep (yes, at 7, yes, both of them). We had a hilarious time eating, visiting and "stealing" gifts. I love what I got! 



Once my friends left I cleaned up and got busy getting some treats ready for Mr Tech Guy to take to work. Now that the treats are all set I'm heading to bed. 


Today has been a lot better than yesterday. I'm now focusing on our holiday plans!! Busy busy! 


1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD?

On the Day of Pentecost Peter quoted the prophet Joel (Acts 2:21'And it shall be that everyone who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.')

To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge the authority and power of the Lord, and follow in obedience by meeting the terms of pardon.

The apostle Peter did not tell those on the Day of Pentecost to say the "sinner's prayer." Saying the "sinner's prayer" is not calling on the name of the Lord.

Peter preached the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Peter declared the Jesus was Lord and Christ. (Acts 2: 22-26) They obviously believed Peter's preaching because they asked the question(Acts 2:37 ....."Brethren what shall we do?")
Peter did not tell them to say the "sinner's prayer." What was Peter's response to their question? (Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)


THE NARRATIVE OF CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
1. FAITH: Believe in the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
2. CONFESSION: Acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God.
3. REPENTANCE: Make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God.
4. WATER BAPTISM: Be immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.


HOW DID THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD? (Acts 8:25-40


1. Philip preached Jesus to him. (Acts 8:35)
2. He confessed Jesus as The Christ the Son of God. (Acts 8:37)
3. He was baptized in water. Immersed by Philip. (Acts 8:38-39)
The Ethiopian eunuch did not say the sinner's pray nor was he asked to do so by Philip.


Romans 10:13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."


Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.


To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge His power and authority and confess Him as Lord and Christ . (Acts 2:26,Acts 8:37, Romans 10:9-10) To call on the Name of the Lord is to repent and be baptized. (Acts 2:38)


WE ARE TOLD TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BE SAVED.


We are never told we are saved by "faith only." We are never told that saying the "sinner's prayer" is calling on the name of the Lord.


IF SAYING THE "SINNER'S PRAYER" IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SALVATION? THEN WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION.


THE REQUIREMENTS!
1. Faith: John 3:16
2. Belief and baptism: Mark 16:16
3. Confession and belief: Romans 10:9-10
4. Born of water and Spirit: John 3:5
5. Grace and faith: Ephesians 2:8
6. Buried through baptism: Roman 6:4-5
7. Water baptism: 1 Peter 3:20-21
8. Baptism: Acts 22:16
9. Baptized into Christ: Galatians 3:27
10. Believe: Acts 16:30-31
11. Repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
12. God's mercy, water baptism, and the Holy Spirit: Titus 3:5
13. Water baptism: Colossians 2:12-13
14. Repentance: Acts 3:19


IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THESE REQUIREMENTS---THEN YOU HAVE CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD!

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