Monday, April 18, 2016

'L M N' A to Z Blog Challenge

Good Evening Everyone,

                I would like to start off by saying that this sure has been a challenge.  No so much as the challenge itself, its all the craziness that went on around me.  Finishing the taxes, having to deal with computer issue.  I have been using computers for over 30 years.  Never have I encountered what I have been so far this year.  With all that being said, as you most know I have fallen a bit behind. 
I am going to take this time to catch up.  If my memory serves me right  we are on the letter:

 I have decided to do Nest:

A Nest is a receptacle that is prepared by a bird as their home.  It starts out as a home for receiving their eggs and young.  There are many types of Nest and they all very by species.
A receptacle prepared by a bird for receiving its eggs and young. Nests differ with species. Eagles use a large heap of coarse sticks and twigs on the cleft of a mountain.
"Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?                       (Job 39:27 NIV)

 There are many other verses that reference birds and the nest that they make.  Each nest that is made follows the building codes of the one whom will dwell in it.  In the early building stages the bird with hope to another tree less likely to be seen to where she may be able to lay more eggs.  The first biblical reference to a nest of a bird is found in Balaam prophecy: Then he saw the Kenites and he spoke his message:
“Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock.  (Numbers 24:21 NIV)

Something I found very interesting about all this is actually the process of building the nest.  It seems to resemble that of how we build and keep our own homes.  We all have codes (rules) that we follow in not just building our homes but as we grow and maintain them.


That brings me to the next letter "M" in the #atozblogchallenge:

Me:  I am Christy, 48 years young,  mother of two amazing boys, one daughter-in-law and two beautiful Granddaughters.  I have always belived in the Lord, now I belong to the Lord.  
I will continue the rest of my life Magnifying God.
We are your people.  We are your very own sheep.  We will praise you forever.  For all time to come we will keep on praising you.  (Psalm 79:11 NIV)
The Lord has shown me Mercy -
Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be treated mercifully. (Matt. 5:7 NIV)
This would now bring me to 'L' 

Labor:  We all know labor in a few different fashions.  We have labor that women give birth, not always easy, we have labor of having a job.  This is true in the bible as well.  Matthew speaks of labor and reminds us that we need to rest after working.   

God's work is not even done, through his Messengers his work shall persist because Christ emulates His Father. 
 But Jesus replied, "My Father is always working, and so am I." (John 5:17 NLT)
The New Testament acknowledges that monetary gain is not the sole goal of work, while acknowledging the necessity of gainful employment for providing for ourselves and our families.

Lets continue.......

    We will go onto what is tomorrow  The letter 'P'

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