Saturday, June 2, 2012


It has been a few weeks since my last post... 
This I will assure you, GOD is still perfect! And GOOD! 
A few things I want to share. One... This past Memorial Day marks the 1yr anniversary ( I suppose we can call it that) of me surrendering to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 1 Year since I have practiced the walk and the talk!!! Hallelujah God has been faithful and good through it all. I am still on fire for God.. I am still so passionate about my Lord... and I am still growing and learning and surrendering to his will and glorifying him for all the blessings. 

Today God gave me a gift!!! 

Since I have been going to Cornerstone Church, I have always tithed and always enjoyed all the church had to offer. I had known the difference of attending church and being a member of the church. I didnt feel it necessary at first to "become a member". And to get to know God, that still holds true.. I have been communicating with my God for this entire year and not needed a membership card to talk to my creator!  However, over time I have discovered some great benefits to becoming a member... for instance, free classes that non members would otherwise pay a fee for.. discounted retreats... and the big one.. discount on my sons education at CCS (Cornerstone Christian school). So as you can see becoming a member has its benefits. I also learned that there are tons of great things that come with being member that I DIDNT know about.. like, using their camp/retreat site at Tarpley, use of the church gym!, and I actually get a membership card! lol. which is kinda cool. lol. 
So today I spent the day at the church with my family learning what our church is all about, a bit of history on Pastor and the making of Cornerstone, along with what our church stands for and what parts of the bible does it stand in belief for... if your wondering... ALL OF IT. ALL THE GOSPEL, All the NEW AND OLD TESTAMENT. Amen! I know this is one of the things that most drew me to embrace Pastor and his teachings.. because he preaches right from the book. AT least since I have been there.. I have found nothing contradictory about anything he says. If I feel something didn't sound right, I have my own book to cross reference it.. and its always in accord. 

(side note: If you ever had that feeling that maybe you believed some of the bible but not all of it.. or if maybe the bible isnt exactly truth .. maybe some guys who wrote it just added some fun stuff in there.. I will tell you to test it.. The bible is the only book that was written over a period of some1400-1800 years by 40 different authors, and never once does it contradict itself. ) 

The class was great! The information was great!! The reading of the word was most excellent!! and they had a pretty tasty lunch the gave us as well!! PLUS Free child care!!! If that wasnt enough... 


Towards the end of the class we go over a few last topics and then we prayed before departing, and then the person teaching the class kinda does an alter call.. but this alter call wasn't to be saved, and acknowledge Jesus as our savior ( cause we obviously had already done that).. it was to be baptized.. but not by water.. baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT! 
Ok so I was thinking like many others... ... er?! then he goes to explain ... 

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an empowering for service that takes place in the life of the Christian (Acts 1:5,8). In it we are immersed in the Spirit's life and power.
ACTS 1;5-8
For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”
Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Matthew 3:11. "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." John the Baptist, was promising that when the Messiah came He would baptize them with the Holy Spirit. It was a promise of the indwelling of the Spirit of God. This was confirmed by Peter in Acts 11:16.

There are ton more scriptures about being baptized in the Holy Spirit.. you can look those up if you like or ask and I will send them to you... but for me I think the best thing I can say.. is that as I stood in the line of people who had chosen this day to get baptized in the Holy Spirit... I was excited!! I mean I really was nervous, but in a good way, I was shaking.. and i was smiling so big that my cheeks hurt! It was as if any moment I was going to be surprised with the biggest bestest gift I had never even seen or known about really. As I stood there.. 5th in line I believe... eyes closed... I prayed and asked God to give my the gift of the Holy Spirit in me .... and when the oil anointed my head and the prayers of Gods language poured over me.. My God stood to his promise... and I received the Holy Spirit! ... I began to speak in tongues .. my own special language to MY FATHER! 

Tears, tears! of joy and pain and complete surrender.. tears of love oh the LOVE!! I was for those few moments... in communion with GOD. Are you getting what I am saying.... wow! It was amazing.. of course, it was kinda scary at the same time.. and yes! a little embarrassing.. sorta.. cause I thought.. what did I sound like?? are they hearing me.. my husband was right next to me.. what happened to him.. did he talk in tongue too? is he freakin out to hear me?? lol. All these thoughts were mere seconds.. and then just .. just JOY.. great joy inside my spirit and heart. wow. 

Maybe you are thinking now.. that it was probably just something that happened cause I was caught up in the moment or that i was influenced by the leader... sure that might be something valid... BUT.. that doesnt explain me talking in tongues tonight while praying before writing this blog. I tell you I talked in tongues so loud that my pets  were all excited and stimulated around me. My twin daughters that were just laid down to bed .. stopped their giggling and foolin around and by the end of it, they were snoring. I prayed and sang in tongs so loud and full of joy and tears this evening.. that I was nearly parched by the end of it.. I almost couldn't stop! lol. It felt as if I had been needing to talk to God about certain things that in English I Just couldn't get it out.. like I kept myself from saying those things in prayer or feeling those things in worship.. I dunno know how better to explain it.. just to say.. that on my one year "anniversary" of picking up the cross and following Jesus..  

God, My Father, gave me the most PERFECT GIFT EVER!! 

I LOVE YOU  אבא !

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May God bless you today and every day!