Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Word of God is Quick and Powerful...

Hebrews 4:12King James Version (KJV)

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

To reiterate what I mentioned the other day, I did not spend enough time in my Bible last week.  I know, because I was snappy, impatient, irritable, and generally down.  I put off the PowerPoint, I didn't want to look at music.  When I finally sat down to do it, I was depressed and grouchy and didn't want to do anything, to participate in any activity, to even go to church.
I began to look through the songs, and even though I didn't want to listen, the Word of God poured through me.  It washed me and lifted me up to carry my through and encourage me.
The songs this week reflected that.  They are all filled iwth the power of God, Souls on Fire, Light, God being with me all the time...You can check out the playlist and a recap of this in an earlier post, God of Angel Armies.
Then, it was time for the sermon.  And that's where it got really convictional.  No, I don't think that's really a word, but it suits my purpose for the moment.    
Our first scripture, the one we read and talk about together, well before the sermon and in between songs, was Hebrews 4:12.  Yes, that one above.  "The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword..."  The Word of God is alive, and it makes us alive, quickens us.  Ephesians 2:1 says " And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;".  The Word of God cuts all the way through the garbage, right down to the soul, and knows what is in our hearts. 

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