Day 89

Josh and I have been watching “The Men Who Built America” on the History channel.  It’s a series about some of the most influential business men in America’s history.  Guys like Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Vanderbilt.  It’s pretty interesting, all though some what disturbing how greed, power, and money were what fueled most of them.

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in 1794 and when he died in 1877 he had the largest fortune in the U.S.  He bought a sail boat at the age of 16 and by  the time he was 40 he had turned that one sailboat into a fleet of over 100 steam boats and he was worth several million dollars.  He didn’t stop there.  Vanderbilt had the ability “to see around corners” and he saw that rail roads were going to play a huge part in the future of America, so he bought several rail roads in New York and in five years made $25 million dollars.  He was kinda like me when I play Monopoly… he dominated everything.

There are a lot of successful business men and women who possess that trait of being able “to see around corners.”  They see what’s coming next before anyone else sees it.  Having this trait gives them an edge in the business world.

John 16:13 (AMP) But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

Jesus was letting the disciples know that He was going back to heaven but He was sending an amazing person to live with them.  That person was The Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit helps us to “see around corners.”  He knows what is coming and he wants to share those things with us.  He gives us the edge so we can be successful, not just in business, but in everyday life.

The other night when Beau wasn’t feeling well, I was about to put her down in her crib so she could go to sleep, but I felt I needed to rock her for a little bit even though I never rock her to sleep.  So I sat down to rock and began to sing to welcome the presence of God into her room, as I was singing I felt like I needed to pray in the spirit over her so I did.  After a few minutes of that I went to lay her down and that’s when I noticed she was in an unconscious like state and we had to rush her to the emergency room.  I don’t know if anything serious would have happened had I laid her down and she went into that state without anyone around, but I really believe the Holy Spirit knew that was coming.  The thought that I had to rock her and pray for her for a while came from Him.  He was “seeing around the corner” for me and keeping my child out of harms way.

What a sweet friend the Holy Spirit is.  I’m so glad that the ability to see around the corner is a gift God that gave us when He sent the Holy Spirit to the earth to be our helper.

  1. Jesus let us know the Holy Spirit was coming and how awesome He would be.
  2. The Holy Spirit led me to hold Beau for just a little longer that night.
  3. The Holy Spirit helps us to see around corners because He knows the future.
  4. I got to sleep in this morning!
  5. Josh had already fed the kids breakfast and had a few loads of laundry done before I got up.
  6. Got a good run in this morning.  Even though it felt like spring instead of fall.
  7. Moved the coffee table out of the way and played in the floor with the kids all morning.
  8. Beau’s eyes are finally back to normal.  Bright and shiny and full of joy!
  9. Gus read his new Batman dictionary and played with his tiny lego batman for hours and hours.  His imagination is amazing.
  10. Friday family day.  Love having Josh around all day long.
  11. I Believe In Jesus dance party.
  12. Gus taught me some new awesome dance moves.
  13. Sweet message from my mom today.
  14. Sweet text from my mother in law today.
  15. I have 2 awesome moms!!
  16. Found airport parking for the entire week we are gone and got a great deal on it.
  17. Quick, easy, cheap and really tasty dinner.  Black bean burritos are a hit around here.  Gus even asked for seconds!
  18. I booked our family photo shoot with my big sister today!
  19. All of the thankful posts on FB counting down to Thanksgiving.
  20. Sword in the Stone movie night.
  21. Had a huge selection of candy at the concession stand thanks to all of the Hulk’s hard work trick or treating.
  22. Josh gave Beau a bath and put her to bed allowing me to finish the movie cuddling with my sweet Gus.
  23. A bonus Goofy short and a bonus Mickey short after the movie ended.
  24. Josh cleaned up all of the movie night pillows, blankets, and popcorn crumbs.
  25. Watched Disney World on their website today with the kids and talked about how we wish we could go there again soon… they have no idea what’s coming!
  26. We have power.  Praying for the people on the east coast who are without it.
  27. Kanka canker sore medicine.  Ahhhh, relief!
  28. Drinking hot tea and watching more of The Men Who Built America with Josh.

One thought on “Day 89

  1. Shannon says:

    I love history! But be careful what you believe. Revisionists like to take God out of everything. I have heard that Rockefeller was a Christian, and not just a, “I believe there is a God out there somewhere” type Christian. It is popular today for the liberals and the mainstream to make capitalism and business men look bad, that they are motivated by greed. The verse you included is very apropos. I believe Rockefeller (and whoever else was a Christian business man back then) was led by the Spirit in his decisions, and was blessed because of it.

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