KeziahCarrie has been blessed with a nomination for a Kreativ Blogger Award. It was created by bloggers to promote other bloggers and comes to us from the author of the blog “Did Jesus Have a Facebook Page?” We are grateful. I must admit I don’t really like the word BLOG and prefer to think of KC as a Website for Women; but we’ll take all the promotion God will give us. 🙂
In order to accept this award I need to nominate six others and fess up to ten things you may not know. As a habitual rule breaker, I’ll expose ten things I use to not know and tip you to six other writers you may or may not like. How’s that? That cool? Okay, here we go…
1) When I was little I didn’t think rich people could go to Heaven. The pulpit preachers pretty much just used the part about how it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. I don’t really remember ever hearing the rest of the story:
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
(In the event of a windfall, this is good to know!)
2) I thought if you died on the way to be baptized, your eternal future was pretty much a coin toss. Then, I found out about the thief on the cross.
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
(Helpful note: This is an example of grace, not an excuse to avoid the water.)
3) Jesus was a Horse Whisperer!! Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here…” When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. (How cool is that? I love that story!)
4) Since there were so many religious rules growing up, I thought there would be a point upon which I broke one too many. Apparently the Apostle Paul knew there would be a few of us living in chronic fear of failure: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (I once heard a pastor say, even if the gates of heaven slam shut on your backside, YOU’RE IN! 🙂
5) God is not keeping score. Although I do believe He loves a good basketball game every now and then (Go Indiana), I no longer see Him holding a long list of everything I’ve ever done wrong. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
6) He’s not taking attendance. Here and there and on occasion, I’ve missed a Sunday or two. I must not be the only one. Television preachers haven’t risen in the ratings because everyone’s at church when their shows come on. And God doesn’t need to check our names off a list for His own heavenly happiness. Getting together is for our benefit. “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
7) Since I was taught at an early age that women should keep silent in the church, I thought Jesus didn’t trust us. But check this out. When he needed dependable messengers, whom did he send? “So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
8) Jesus knew how to cook and didn’t need the disciples to deliver groceries. I wasn’t aware of this, but it’s another cool story like the horse thing. Read it for yourself (John 21) and pay close attention to the fact that he’s already got breakfast made before the guys get back with the fish.
9) I didn’t know as a child that gossiping was a bad thing since people did it at church. But I knew (and still know) it never feels good when it’s over. “Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.”
10) And, these are not my words, but I will borrow them to explain that as a child, I often thought “God is in heaven, mad as hell.” My little mind was certain He was looking for any reason to ZAP me like a bug. But heck, that’s not what the Bible says at all: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
I would love to hear some of the things you thought, or were taught, and now know not to be the case.
Until then, I nominate the next six blogs for a Kreative Blogger Award.
Matthew 19:26, Luke 23:43, Mark 11: 1-2, 7, Romans : 7:15, Psalm 103:11-12,
James 3:5, 2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 28:8-10
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I wasn’t at all sure on this command to love one another because I thought if I was kissed I’d get pregnant, so . . .
I’m not sure if I should feel bad for your little girl self or laugh with you as an adult. That’s pretty funny! 🙂
It was funny thinking back. My childhood was good, so no feeling bad for me. lol
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ONE!!!! they are all fantastic, but i really appreciate this one 🙂
Girl, you are so sweet! Your momma was bragging on you this past weekend. Telling me how you really know your Bible. What an incredible compliment!!
I can really identify with number 7 !!!! I thought that God didn’t love me because I was a girl. I never saw girls or women doing anything in the worship services at church except singing and I am not good at that>
Mary, John 4 is a perfect example of how precious we are in His sight. Not only was the Samaritan woman, a woman, but she was a broken woman. She had so much hurt in her life, and I think it’s safe to say most men would not have spoken with her. Jesus CHOSE to reveal himself to HER and then she in turn spread His message, so that many more were saved. I’m not well versed in the exact order of things, but I am told by a well-respected pastor, that this was the FIRST time Jesus had revealed himself to anyone outside of those closest to Him. He chose a woman. He loves us, even if we can’t sing!! 🙂
What a wonderful way to start the morning. As always, you inspire me to live closer to God, and put a smile on my face. So proud of your accomplishments with this ‘website for women.’ You much deserve this award. (And the list is too long to post here of the things I thought I knew, but now know is not the case) 🙂
We’ll have to sort through that list over lunch. LOL
Hi, girl! I just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Blessings, Martha
Girl, I don’t even know 15 other bloggers. 🙂 Thank you for the award!! I will have to think on this one for a few days. 🙂
Hey, there is no time limit. Just copy the award graphic from my post and take your time. Just think of how many people will find you who may not yet have realized how special you are?
You are so sweet. A blessing to so many people.
Oh, wow! Thank you!
Hi KeziahCarrie, I thought I would come and visit, I like the colour in your Blog it’s gentle and that is how you sound . I’m not sure how old you are but you look young in your photo, I have lived many more years. God tells us that gives me life wisdom but we can have God’s wisdom at any age.
I was a late starter and messed up my life real bad, you are blessed to have had parents that brought you up to know the Lord, mine were Atheists ( Long Story.) I was wondering if you would like a challenge and an Award that is more like a blessing and some call it that, I will leave the link and let you decide if you would like it, leave a comment if you want me to respond or just click Like if you accept it. The Challenage is a bit differant but also has a link, let me know when you have seen it and we will talk about it and share our thoughts.
Award – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/the-king-of-kings-friendship-award/
Challenge – http://alifeofhopeandjoy.wordpress.com/category/woman-of-kingdom-wisdom/
Christian Love Anne.
Anne: Thank you for visiting KeziaCarrie. The picture was actually taken on my 50th birthday but thank you for the “young” comments. 🙂 I think I have to finally admit to being middle-age. I appreciate the award and look forward to reading your blog. Annette
Hi keziahcarrie, Wow I should have clicked on your profile, also I lost my reading glasses so my vision is not the best but you still look beautiful and I believe you are inside too.
Thank you for accepting our unity in Christ Jesus and that we are family, we are one. I hope you were also encouraged in how to have God’s wisdom, it changed my whole focus and I saw the Bible as a whole picture not just in bits and pieces and for the first time except as a young Child, I knew without a doubt God was Love and could do no evil.
I have trouble joining up with people keziahcarrieI but I will try again, I would like to share more with you – God bless you greatly Christian Love Anne.