Thursday, February 03, 2011

Drink only milk and you'll stay a baby

2/3/11 Thursday
Another cold day, but thankfully we still have water. We keep the faucets running slowly to help keep the pipes from freezing again but I also double insulated everything at the well. We wear our winter clothes in the house as the space heater and wood stove can’t keep up with this cold. I’m thinking on running an extension cord and placing a second space heater in the bedroom. We need to be real careful about that and avoid fire hazards. We sure look forward to warmer weather. It’s hard to get out from under the warm covers on days like this. Buddy is surviving well outside, staying on his electric blanket. When I got up at three in the morning to put more firewood in the stove I covered him up with the blanket but he was back on top of it this morning. We can see him shivering and so keep covering him up but it’s up to him. At least he stays on the electric blanket.

My thoughts go to things of God a lot these days, worrying about the things I see but seem unable to do anything about. I must leave them in the hands of God and pray for His hand to move in the situations. Watching a teacher on GLC Christian TV talking about false teachers and deceptive spirits that are foretold to come in these last days. She’s making a point about those who strive to be “spiritual” but attach themselves to that which appeals to their desires instead of the Spirit of God. These teachings and spirits seem godly but in reality are not true to what the bible says. Recently I actually heard a teacher suggest, using I think 1 Corinthians 3.1 (Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly--mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.)
that those she was teaching should stick with milk and not reach for the meat of the word.

I had a hard time not speaking up at this. Why would anyone desire everyone to remain in a childlike state in their Christian walk? Listen to what Paul wrote in Hebrews 5.12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

I don’t understand this mindset. How opposite of the desire of our God, who wishes for us all to obtain a deeper walk with Him. In fact, if you drink only milk you grow weak and become easy prey to that which will kill you.

The electricity just hiccupped. Sure hope we don’t get a blackout like some other areas have experienced. Time to get going.

I just plugged in the second space heater. Always wondered how cold it was in the house and guessed it was around 45 degrees. This second space heater has a built in thermometer and is designed to shut itself off when the temperature meets whatever level we set it for. When I got it going I was surprised to discover just how cold it is in our bedroom. 36 degrees, and that’s with the radiator type space heater running at full bore in addition to the wood stove, which is in the back room of the house. I knew it was cold (Obviously could feel it) but didn’t think it was that cold. Poor Cherie has been suffering terribly and there isn’t much I could do about it. This second space heater was set up in the kitchen, where Cherie would use it when she bathed at the kitchen sink. At times like this it’s hard not to be angry about the whole bathroom fiasco. When it had walls we could put the space heater in that smaller room and warm it up nicely.

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