Monthly Archives: October 2011

Life Updates and God’s Blessings!

IMG_0234I know…it’s been a while since we last talked.  If you had been here though—I would have talked your EAR off!  (Just ask Jeff.)

We have been busy with the many changes in our lives—all exciting ones!  (The things that cause a bit of stress…keeps us on our knees!)

We have moved—not far though—still on the camp grounds!  This is one of God’s blessings.  I had been wanting to downsize…and really feeling the “need” to do so…but needed the incentive—and a little nudge.  When our life long friends/former home pastor, Rev. Tommy Moore was elected as our new Superintendent, God granted us the opportunity! They now live in our little house and we moved to another little house!  They both say, “it feels like home”.  Mine does to me too.  This was a very sweet blessing from the LORD!

I will send our address out to those of you who have had it in the past—and if you want it Smile

Other Changes:

  • The house phone is turned OFF.  Why have one when it’s never used?
  • No TV nor cable at this house.  (Again, this is a blessing in disguise—I am not positive that it is given it’s proper recognition by all) (grinning here)
  • MANY things that fit in the other house does not fit here—that means MANY things will be up for sale at the November 12 Yard Sale for Missions (here at the camp grounds)  (This is another blessing—I mean—how much stuff do you really NEED?)
  • I am excited to work with Rese Moore, our Women’s Ministry Director and be involved in Section 7’s Women’s Ministry as their representative!  I can’t wait to get started (If you are from Section 7 and are reading this—you know what a busy time we’ve had lately, please forgive)
  • Common Grounds is GROWING.  We had Betty Shoopman with us in October—and had an AMAZING time! If you want an amazing woman of God—I encourage you to contact Betty for your next retreat—or a special Church service! (Picture at the bottom)
  • I am still writing for Street Talk Magazine and Kelley Ward does an amazing job editing and publishing this free magazine! 
  • I am headed to Cambodia in March 2012 (If God continues to lead and direct) with Mission of Mercy –and now, along with Becky, Vanessa, Rene, Nikki, and Jamie!  YAY!
  • Jeff is working on the next mission trip for our church—stateside and foreign.
  • Jeff and I have been really enjoying teaching our Young Adult Class—“C-4″—Called-Chosen-Committed-Children of God” on Wednesday night! They are an awesome BUNCH!
  • Jeff has been extremely busy—but is enjoying all the excitement in the air around this place!  We look forward to what God has in store!
  • Scooter seems pretty excited to be here (he would be hurt if I didn’t mention him)

Pictures will come soon—I’ve really been too busy to take any! 

I will be speaking at Carmel A/G Women’s Tea in November—if you think of  me—pray as I am seeking God for the message to bring to those awesome ladies!  (That is my home!)

Okay, I am hugging you all from here. (((hugs))).  My dear sweet friend, Lynn Donovan taught me that one.

We will get back to some devotions and Bible Study soon!

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The above pictures are from our Common Grounds meeting in October.  What an amazing lesson on TRUSTING GOD she brought!  Thank YOU Betty for your obedient and kind heart!  I love you!!!  Susan Baldwin, Women’s Ministry Leader of Marianna First AG will be our special speaker on November 17—YOU don’t want to miss this!  I had a “sneak peek” at the message God has been pouring into her heart and life—YOU will be blessed!!

That’s all for tonight—there are probably MANY things I’m leaving out…but I’m tired 😉 So—goodnight—and THANK YOU for all those who sign up to get this little spot of blog news in your inbox!

Giving Him ALL,

Angie

© Angie Knight 2011 The Knight News-Giving Him All.  All rights reserved.


Today is a GOOD Day!

How many years ago is it now?  As our daughters get a bit older…I get a bit forgetful 😉

Happy Birthday Tiff! 

Although we hardly ever get to be together…my heart still remembers what it was like to hold you as a tiny baby.  I still remember how it was when we brought home your sister, April –you seemed so grown beside her.  I thought surely I must have missed a year in those few days of being away from you while I was at the hospital.

Then you did grow up.  To become a beautiful young woman and a wonderful mommy.  We are proud of you and love you so much!

We pray for you and your little ones…following in the steps that you and Jared are making before them.  Walk confidently in the love and grace offered from the LORD. 

Today, I will look up toward the heavens and tell Him “thanks” for sending me just what I needed in both my children (I know you belong to both of us…but I get a bit possessive of my girls).  I will tell Him “thanks” for teaching me how HE loves us, through me loving you and April.  He loves big.  Bigger than I ever could imagine…in a million years.

I love you–and I pray that YOUR day is filled with wonderful surprises, secrets whispered to you from our Father in heaven…who loved you first.

Love,
Mom

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The Junk Pile

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To the average eye, this pile of junk appears to be just that.  A pile of junk.

But to the recycler…it is so much more!

That’s us too friend.  Sometimes we may feel as if our lives are just a pile of junk…but to the Recycler…we are so much more!

 

 

 

 

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness.  I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt…” Jeremiah 31:3(b)

“They will be like a well watered garden, and they will sorrow no more….I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:12(b) & 13(b) NIV

“For I am about to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness for my people to come home. I will create rivers for them in the desert!”  Isaiah 43:19 NLT

How great is the love of the Father!  He takes us just as we are. 

Rust, dirt, broken pieces, covered in the debris of the world—just as we are.  He removes all the ugly and replaces it with His Light—which comes from His Son!

Thank You Father! For removing the ugly—for removing the “me”—the selfishness of my life and replacing it with the beauty that comes only from the Light.   I know it is a continual work…thank You for that continual work and love.  Thank You Father for the heart transplant I have received through the life, death and resurrection of Your only Son, Jesus Christ!  Thank you for saving those we love who are lost without You!  Thank You for taking them by the hand and pointing them Home.

Take the remainder of my days and make them pleasing only to You!  Keep my feet planted firm and sure on the straight path!  I give it all up to You Lord.  In the name of Your only Son I pray—believing as I have prayed—it is accomplished!~Amen.

 

© 2011 Angie Knight-The Knightly News~Giving Him All.  All rights reserved.


Report of Victory!

During prayer around the altar at church a few weeks ago, In my heart, I heard “Report of Victory”.  I didn’t know the specific need of the individual we were praying for…and didn’t need to.  We were praying for a report of victory! 

For the rest of the article….grab your cup of coffee….and head over to the cafe` with me today!

http://internetcafedevotions.com/2011/10/report-of-victory/

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Are We Battling in the Pit—or Succumbing?

2011-02-25 Sisters Retreat 2011 Feb 030 I have to ask myself this very question going through every situation that seems to knock the very breath out of me—spiritually speaking.

Years ago, while in the middle of a particular “battle” as it were, I remember a phone call with my mother.  I was firmly planted in a pit. 

I had done pretty much like Beth Moore described in her book, “Get Out of That Pit”.  I had decorated it…tried to make it pretty….but that didn’t change what it was, nor what it was doing to me.  I had a party going on all the time!

A “pity party”.  Or, say it like this:  “A Pit for me Party”.

And I wasn’t budging anytime soon.  Mother tried her best motherly advice—all her cajoling, her “peppy words”, everything a good mother could and would say to a child (no matter the age), firmly entrenched in the depths of her personal pit.

2011-02-25 Sisters Retreat 2011 Feb 043 Finally, in desperation to get her to leave me alone I said, “Mother.  Stop.  I’m having a pity party-and I’m not done.  When I’m done, I will get out.  Please let me finish”.

That is pretty much how parties in my pit went.  When I had had enough…and the prayers of a faithful mother—who refused to let her daughter continue—but sought God on her behalf had been ushered up to Glory and heard by the King (Psalm 34:1-7), I would come to my senses and seek God for myself and –HE reaching down—the hand that had always been extended, would help me “out” of the pit.

This morning, my pit experiences came to mind as I prayed for and thought of some others who are current pit dwellers.  Be it either by way of a stronghold of the flesh, mind or spirit…it can be a place so deep—that we cannot see the light of day…Nor the LIGHT that permeates every dark place.

What I did was succumb.  I was satisfied that this was the place I would dwell the rest of my days.  In a battle of the mind.

Others battle things that many of us are familiar with.  Be it tobacco, drugs, alcohol, perversions of the flesh, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, the list goes on and on…they are all life affecting, life altering and life diminishing existences in a pit.  Satan desires to destroy us…God desires to bring us out of those times and places and restore our purpose and vision greater and brighter than before.

Many things I have experienced that others have not.  MANY things I have NOT experienced that others have.  Each life has it’s own exposure to plots created and planned by the enemy—who knows our weakness and that is the very tool he uses to try and bring about our demise.

BUT we don’t have to stay in that battle—and when we realize that as a child of the Most High God—this not our battle to fight, but His—then we are on steady feet—and the path is clearer.  2 Chronicles 32:7-8 records these words by Hezekiah.  “Be strong and courageous!  Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or  his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side!  He may have a great army, but they are merely men.  We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!”…(NLT)

Tell me, if after reading those words from Hezekiah, don’t you feel strengthened?  Don’t you feel a Source greater than your own might envelope you with might and strength?  I do.  I see more clear.  The dust from the battle ground settles and I see more clear the plot and plan of the enemy—and I know now what to do.

Pray. Fight.  Suit up with the armor that is laid out in the Word in Ephesians 6:12-18.

People.  We’ve got a battle to fight—and it must be fought daily.  There is not a single place where we can lay aside our sword, helmet or breastplate and take ease.  This war will continue until the Day of Christ’s Return. (Revelation 1:7)  The walls of the pit will get higher—more slippery—harder to scale, while we sit idly by and not do our part.

Complacency in the pit will lead to eternal death and damnation.  Complacency leads to a lukewarm existence…and that existence nauseates God to the point of vomiting.

Get up.  Get out.  Gear up!  Arm yourself (I say this to myself as well!) with the weapons that we are instructed to use against the enemy! (Ephesians 6:14-18)

In 2 Corinthians, Paul addresses the spiritual war. (10:3-6 NKJV) “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

An excerpt from NKJV Study Bible footnotes:  “strong holds…high thing:  Overlooking ancient Corinth was a hill 1,857 feet high.  On top of it was a fortress.  Paul used that imagery as an illustration of the spiritual warfare he waged.  He destroyed strongholds, cast down towers, and took captives.  The fortress, towers, and captives represent the arguments, thoughts and plans that Paul was opposing.  Paul cast down all rationalizations.  He took captive to the obedience of Christ every perception and intention of the heart that was against God.  Our actions reveal our thoughts.   We should not cling to thoughts that do not conform to the life and teachings of Christ.  Paul did not walk according to the flesh.”

Our actions reveal our thoughts. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27  “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?  Run in such a way that you may obtain it.  And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.  Therefore I run thus:  not with uncertainty.  Thus I fight:  not as one who beats the air.  But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (emphasis  mine)

Thinking defeated thoughts is allowing the enemy to plant seeds of doom.  Seeds that will not grow and become what God intended when you began your journey with Him.  You can’t give in to the enemy in your thought life and win a battle.  It just won’t happen.

I speak from experience in this!  Too many times I allowed thoughts of defeat, doubt, fear, or flesh to enter in the picture God was working on in my life.  At those points I think He halted His brush strokes—in mid-air.  I think perhaps He was saying, “Angie, until you settle “who you are in Me, We can’t finish what We started.”

2011-02-25 Sisters Retreat 2011 Feb 044 What are you trying to settle in your heart and mind?  Do you know who you are in Christ?  Are you aware of the armor that has been made available to you—to enable you to fight well and WIN?

I encourage you today, dig into the Word.  That is where the answers lie to all the issues we face.  Every single one.

You can win the battle instead of succumb….determine today to do so!

 

© Angie Knight—The Knightly News—Giving Him All 2011.  All rights reserved.