Michael Colunga (23 March 2011)
"To Suzi, RE: My Three Cs"

Hello, John and Doves,
Suzi, in regard to your kids being ready, a re-reading of Matthew 24:40-41 is in order, I think.
    "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left."
From these, one can conclude what Jesus said at another time, through a parable:
    "And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come."  Luke 19:13
In yet another place, it is written [Jesus speaking],
    "Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner."
If we keep our eyes on Jesus, we will be in good standing with Him, for we will copy what He does.
Suzi, I believe these are sufficient to guide us in prayer for all your children--that they keep on
being filled with Holy Spirit, so as to be guided by God in all things.
For it is written,
    "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."  Romans 8:14
Again, lest we depend only on ourselves to achieve God's righteousness, it is written,
    "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
    always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
    for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
    being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete
    it until the day of Jesus Christ...."  Philippians 1:2-6
Later on, Paul is inspired to write,
    "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much
    more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
    for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
                                                                                        Philippians 2:12-13
Finally, we need to be confident of two things, which are summed up in Joshua 1.
    " 'Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses....
    'No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses,
    so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you....
    'This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night,
    that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way
    prosperous, and then you will have good success.
    'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.' "  Joshua 1:{3, 5, 8-9}
The first thing:
    " 'All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me
I will in no wise cast out.' "  John 6:37
The second thing:
    " 'My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all;
and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.' "  John 10:29
Talk about the security of the believer!
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Suzi (19 March 2011)
"My "Three Cs""

I always make jokes about my daily reading online of my "three Cs".

Christian sites.
Conservative sites.
Conspiracy sites.

Sometimes they overlap, with two agreeing, with some but not all parts of a situation. For the first time that I can remember (except for the on-going things to do with BHO), we are getting all 3 to line up with the idea that 'something' big could very well go down on the West Coast of the US between March 19th thru the 26th.

We've got the scientific 'Ring of Fire' and the fact that it seems to be making a clockwork turn with major quakes happening, making us next.

We've got the 'seismic window' of the "Supermoon", coupled with the full moon being the Spring Equinox all falling into that time period...plus the 'fish kill' or 'quake fish' with reports along California's coast line.

Now, add to the mix the noted 'anniversary' of US officially speaking against Israel happening this weekend. Wow.

All 3 of my 'Cs' agreeing...lining up. *shudder*

My two oldest kids are both engaged, my daughter longer than my son...I keep thinking they just need to get on with their lives, since the Lord wants us to enjoy all that He's given us, and I do believe time is short. I don't think this life is just a waiting room for Heaven. We are supposed to 'have life, and life more abundantly'. Thinking we 'have time' for things will end up cheating us out of some of the blessings we could have. I know our biggest blessing and rewards are to come, but I am selfish enough that I want grandbabies...I want my girls (and future daughter in law) to know the joy of having children. It gave me an even closer, intimate knowledge of God when I was allowed/honored to play a part of the creation of a new life. I don't want my kids to miss that. We all know that everyone has regrets of 'the someday that never came' in this life...every time we go to a funeral we feel that. As Christians we KNOW that one day WILL be THE day. I also know that nothing here on Earth can even come close to comparing to what we will have. But I know Jesus wants us to have these, little, 'desires of our hearts'. Every time my daughter talks to me about wedding plans, or I see my future DIL posting on Facebook about looking at dresses, cake toppers and such...I keep hearing in my head about how people were going about their business...giving and taking in marriage...*sigh*

I know they are young and in love, but both my older kids are very well versed (much more so than I) in all things Biblical...they are just so caught up in the moment, in the very act of trying to make a life for themselves that they don't see time slipping away. I am reminded of that song, "I don't want to miss a thing"....

Please pray for my kids that they can see that the 'marriage' is what is important, not the 'wedding', since this is just a 'rehearsal' for the REAL "Wedding" we are all going to attend. They all known the Lord, I just don't want them to be caught with their lamps untrimmed.