Find Tina, the Baby Rabbit

Jeremiah 29:13 (GW) When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, “I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Hi, my name is Baby Tina! Dolly is my Mom! (See earlier Blog Dolly) You remember she only has one ear. But, it’s a good ear. She has been on maternity leave. I’v found a favorite food while hopping over to our school chair. My Mom, Dolly, your Bunny Friend, says it’s time for me to greet my school teacher, Lady Landlord.

She has been looking for Dolly, and we are found!

I have to hop very secretive under bush after bush because danger lurks for me as I’m an easy target because I’m Tiny Tina and learning the trails. I now have a spot to nibble goodies and use my bunny ears to learn new things.

It’s raining very gently here and Lady Landlord uses an umbrella with flora print. I just nicely sit under a green leaf and take mental notes. Here is my learning for today. They were spoken by Lady Landlord’s good friend, Jesus. She says, it’s not just words spoken by anyone but words of great power! I think they are worth sharing and leaving with my new friends. Hope to hop back on soon to see how you all are doing.

“For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.”
‭‭John‬ ‭12:45-46‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

31 thoughts on “Find Tina, the Baby Rabbit

  1. Hi Baby Tina, I am so glad you have been found and are now making an appearance! I wondered where your mother had been and now we know!

    So glad you are hopping ‘secretive’… please be careful, especially when you are enjoying your ‘favorite food’. We don’t want you to miss any school with Lady Landlord.

    Gee, her first lesson with you, though only 2 sentences, sure expands out into a big unit for ore study.
    Sounds like if we see her good friend, Jesus, we are seeing The Creator who made and cares for you, your mom, Dolly, and all of us.

    His Light must be very powerful for there sure is a lot of darkness. Thanks for letting us know how to come out into the Light. Can’t wait to hear what else you learn Baby Tina!

    1. Hey Ms Debi, thanks for finding me! Did you ID my food bowl? Those blooms are the best food ever for a bunny. I heard you gave this tiny bowl of green leaves but it turned into a blooming feast.

      Lady Landlord talks on a little phone at times while I eat but often she sits in a porch chair and talks to her Bestie friend, Jesus. I nibble and she reads words like this (below) then ring, ring, she says, Hi to a son, then she turns These words into a daily ritual of HOPE for sin. She repeats in just a few minutes when another son calls. Wonder how many sons she has? Now she found her a new word, child, that’s me, tiny baby bunny finding food from the pot of blooms. Then she thanks me for being a word symbol to represent child because she has a new child that she talks to, a granddaughter. Hear her words:

      “My child, eat honey, for it is good,
      and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
      Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
      if you find it, you will find a future,
      and your hope will not be cut off.“
      Proverbs 24:13-14 (NRSV)

      Soon we both (bunny and child) will score a “big book” gift!

      She gives you an A plus on ( we are seeing The Creator who made and cares for you, your mom, Dolly, and all of us.) Hop hop yAY this garden you help create is a Bunny’s delight!

  2. Baby Tina you asked, “Did you ID my food bowl?”

    Well, the food bowl I saw you reaching to eat in the photo is a Penta. Some call them Egyptian star cluster or star flower because their flowers are star-shaped. You picked a good, dependable food choice because they will produce blooms for you all summer until a frost. Do you like the leaves also? They should stay nice and green for you, even in the heat.

    You certainly seem to be a good listener, just like your mother. It’s really great that you found food from your ‘food bowl’ and Wisdom Word food from Lady Landlord. Looks like you and ‘new child’ can have hope for a great future from the words she shared: “Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, you will find a future, and your hope will not be cut off.“

    Let us know when you “score a “big book” gift!”

    1. Hey Debi, I’v been busy dodging birds. They sing 🎶nice but I think they compete for dining spots! Thanks for the lesson on the Penta plant. Lady Landlord likes it also. She starting thinking wonder if it connects in anyway to her very favorite southern dish food bowl called pimento peppers in her cheese? Do you know?

      Now I’m going to keep searching for wisdom and not have my Hope cut off! Thanks for helping a baby bunny. 🐇Tiny Tina

      1. Tiny Tina, no wonder you are dodging birds…I heard the birds, especially hummingbirds, love your food bowl flower, Penta. And you know those hummingbirds are really fast!

        Lady Landlord asked if Penta “connects in anyway to her very favorite southern dish food bowl called pimento peppers in her cheese?”

        I did see in my online search that Penta’s star shaped flowers have a culinary use and some say the plant has medicinal uses. But I could not find a connection to her pimento peppers.

        Sure glad you stay busy searching for wisdom. You are a good example for us two-legged creatures…we sure don’t need our hope cut off either!

  3. Welcome to the daily Lilley Tiny Tina!🥰 looks like you found A wonderful place to feed your physical body and your spiritual body. Listening at the feet of Lady Landlord’s readings, from the big book, Bible, prayers and conversations, is certain to bring you closer to Jesus. By the way, Tiny Tina…. I know you have heard Lady Landlord say that name, Jesus. Did she mention yet, that name is far above every name? Tiny Tina, I hope you continue to share what you learn with us here? I want to learn with you. 💕🙏

    1. Tiny Tina, I had to hop back on and share from the big book, Bible where I found the above information on Jesus, name: “Philippians 2:9 New International Version (NIV)

      9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
      and gave him the name that is above every name,” 🙏✝️

      1. Thank you Ms Tammy for this big news. I’v heard it’s very hard to meet important people. So I hop hop and told Lady Landlord that you went on a search and found proof of this very important friend. Now, I have some news that might make big people jump higher than me. Did you know this friend Jesus is a King? He is King of all Kings! Whoa!
        1 Timothy 6:15 “…He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,…”

        Now, here’s the quiz? Did you know that Jesus can be your best friend also? Is he already?

    2. Hey, Ms Tammy, no Lady Landlord didn’t tell us how very important her friend is! WOW! She really knows someone important. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

      1. That is great news Tiny Tina, “Jesus, best friend” 🤔 think about it…. the Creator of the universe, our BEST FRIEND!😱😲I had to go on a search to see if I can find some truth in the Bible about this? Do you think this verse sheds any light on what is mentioned above?
        “ Proverbs 18:24
        One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

      2. Good Fresh Morn Ms Tammy. From your friend, Tiny Tina. I’m growing from fresh leaves and blooms and they just glisten from rain drops and sometimes Dew Drops.

        You have great answers. Your answer tells me to use my innate nature to beware of unreliable friends. Now, when I saw Lady Landlord walking with her mug of brew and 🎼🎤 how she likes to visit her garden while the dew is still on the roses I popped your friend Wisdom story to let her know beware of unreliable friends and tell her about the beauty of finding that special one. She smiled and 🎼🎤sang more, “He walks with me and talks with me while the dew is still on her roses.”

        Now, this schooling is kinda of hard but so full of joy of finding I don’t have time to think hard I just think, “The Wonder of it All!”

        Do you have time to read my love story friend note to you? Here we go! Hi Friend,Tammy, “No Greater Love ”You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will remain—so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.…” Love from Our friend Jesus

        Please open your Big Book and check to see if The Book of John Chapter 15 starting with verse 14 confirms this. I’m still young and Lady Landlord read it to me. I believe the reading. But, she always says, go share, talk about it, sing, dance, tell and make sure all your friends are reliable and she thinks if I’m in school and my friends and I are on a search we will not only find the ones that sticks closer than a brother but we will delight in one another. Hum, I asked her why and she replied each friend brings their gifts to the table of learning.

        LLL says, always say, thank you to each friend that becomes a 🧵 woven in the fabric of our lives. 🙏🏻 Thank you and together we thank our important best friend and that gives praise to the Creator of all. 🙏🏻

  4. Hi, friend Tiny Tina. I’m glad you are growing and enjoying fresh leaves and blooms. And I am so glad to have reliable friends, like you Tiny Tina, and the dailylily friends.🥰. I know that song LLL was singing, “and He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own”, beautiful song🎼🎤. Tiny Tina, I do have time to read the love note, thank you for taking the time to share it. I went on another search, to see if I could find some footnotes to these verses in John 15. Look what I found for verse 15, (NIV) “ Because Jesus Christ is Lord and Master, he should call us servants, instead he calls us friends. How comforting and reassuring to be chosen as Christ’s friends. Because he is Lord and Master, we owe him our unqualified obedience, but most of all, Jesus asks us to obey him because we love him.” Tiny Tina, did you see that again in the footnotes? Jesus should call us servants, but what does he call us? 😲🙏💕

    1. Ms Tammy those marvelous words give me cause not to hop but rest and soak in such love. I should be serving and yet a table of glorious beauty is daily set before me to enjoy. No, I, baby tiny Tina, misunderstood just a tiny little bit says LLL.

      Well, LLL thinks it’s a bit more than tiny but she told me how I needed to develop thoughts. She says I should be serving. Now, we all serve but we are not called a servant of Jesus because He says we are His Friend when we acknowledge Him as Lord and our Savior and understand by faith that He paved a road to our Eternal Life of heaven’s bliss. Do you understand? Or, do you think I don’t have to serve and can just not work and be involved in serving?

      Well I have to hop back to rest and do homework. Hum, I’v got another song to learn. Lady Landlord thinks this song will help us appreciate our friend even more.
      🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
      “1 Fairest Lord Jesus,
      ruler of all nature,
      O thou of God and man the Son,
      Thee will I cherish,
      Thee will I honor,
      thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
      2 Fair are the meadows,
      fairer still the woodlands,
      robed in the blooming garb of spring:
      Jesus is fairer,
      Jesus is purer
      who makes the woeful heart to sing.
      3 Fair is the sunshine,
      fairer still the moonlight,
      and all the twinkling starry host:
      Jesus shines brighter,
      Jesus shines purer
      than all the angels heaven can boast.
      4 Beautiful Savior!
      Lord of all the nations!
      Son of God and Son of Man!
      Glory and honor,
      praise, adoration,
      now and forevermore be thine.”
      🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🐇🐇

      1. Tiny Tina, you have asked,” Do you understand? Or, do you think I don’t have to serve and can just not work and be involved in serving?“ I’m sorry, but I’m not sure I understand?😳 Tiny Tina, maybe I misunderstood more than you?

  5. Tiny Tina, I’m so excited to meet you. You certainly have met Lady Landlord who is an excellent teacher and her special friends Tammy and Debi. We are each different but one thing we all have in common is that we all love Jesus. My name is Ms O or that is what everyone calls me.

    I love the word “LOVE”. It is mentioned in Bible (which contains books written by authors of those who have loved the Lord). In the Gospel of John, love is mentioned 57 time which is more than in an any other book.

    Psalm 36: 7 reads “How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Tiny Tina there are two words you may not know yet. “Steadfast” means – unchanging. “Refuge” a safe place. Let’s say the verse again using the definitions. Psalm 36: 7. “How precious is your unchanging love, O God! The children of mankind take a safe place in the shadow of your wings.” Is that better Tiny Tina?

    The greatest ‘love scripture’ to me is John 3: 16. This verse is the most quoted in the Bible. When I was little I memorized it as my Sunday School children have done also. Many Lady Landlord will have you memorize it also. “ For God so loved the world, that He (God) gave His only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” It takes a long time for this verse to be completely understood. Lady Landlord’s school will help you.

    1. Hey Miss O, I heard you love the little ones. Do you love Tiny me? I’m working hard to learn and I will seek help from LLL to memorize John 3:16 and share with others. Thank you!

  6. Tiny Tina, I’m back again. I love songs so much and I want you to hold this song in your heart. “Jesus Loves Me”.

    Jesus loves me, this I know
    For the Bible tells me so
    Little ones to Him belong
    They are weak, but He is strong
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    The Bible tells me so
    Jesus loves me, He who died
    Heaven’s gate to open wide
    He will wash away my sin
    Let His little child come in
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves…
    The Bible tells me so

    Jesus take this heart of mine
    Make it pure and Wholly Thine
    Thou has bled and died for me,
    I will hence-forth live for Thee,

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves…
    The Bible tells me so

    Jesus loves me! He will stay,
    Close beside me all the way;
    He’s prepared a home for me,
    And someday His face I’ll see

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Yes, Jesus loves…
    The Bible tells me so

    This song was written by Anna B. Warner in 1860. That was a long time ago. She and her sister wrote a book together and she wrote the song for a little boy in their book who was dying. His Sunday School teacher comforts him in his arms, rocking him, and making up/singing “Jesus Loves Me.”

      1. I love you Tiny Tina. I love God’s little ones! You know that love is a characteristic of God. When you get a little older, love will be said to be an attribute of God! I was just thinking as I was praying for someone this morning who was having brain surgery, how scary that must be. I asked God if He would pick her up and raise her to His shoulder so she could hear His Heartbeat of LOVE an be at peace. Now keep working on John 3: 16💕 Ms O

      2. Good Morning Miss O, thank you for loving little folks and little creatures. I heard you have 2 little doggies that teach you how to move and think fast. Like don’t forget our food and water bowl! 🙃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I may know their names. Let me guess, JD and Lucky? ❓❓❓

        Miss O, sorry about your friend. Maybe your song Jesus loves her is on key for today🎶🎶🎶 How do we know because the Bible tells us so🎶🎶🎶

        Ms Debi, our friend gives help from our book that might offer comfort for your friend, “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”

    1. Tiny Tina, I see that Miss O shared two different versions of a verse with you above, Psalm 36:7, and gave you some word definitions to help you understand it.

      I read and thought on it, too. As I did, I was reminded of a little “Book of Prayers – On Image” that Lady Landlord wrote a while back. She quoted that same verse in the chapter “Fear” and wrote a prayer about it. Her version said, “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”

      I was thinking how you said you have had to dodge birds recently; be secretive because “danger lurks”; learn lots of new things about being a child (some of which may be uncomfortable) and this might be a good prayer if you feel any fear that these may cause. I know it helps me (as one of the “children of men”) when I read it and feel any fear.

      Here it is, Tiny Tina:
      “Dear Lord, Let me not be a robot, but let me be Your Child that can come to You with all my frustrations, pain, and even guilt. I want to express the way that I feel and allow You to teach me the right way to straighten out these crooked feelings that leave me feeling fear, Lord. Thank you”.

      1. Ms Debi, recall added to ones’ faith are sightings to be reckon with. Guess what? I just heard LLL say that as she drank a big mug of coffee? Almost my size☺️

        Now, we prayed Your quoted prayer above and then she quotes from a reading she is thinking on. Goes like this.

        “It is time to awaken to self, society, and the cosmos, for none of us has the luxury of sleepwalking through impending cultural and scientific revolutions. In the last sermon that he preached before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to “remain awake through a great revolution.”

        She says, recall of preacher Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words added to developed faith as we today face a great revolution NOW might find solace in this prayer you have quotes from recall of LLL book on image.

        “Dear Lord, Let me not be a robot, but let me be Your Child that can come to You with all my frustrations, pain, and even guilt. I want to express the way that I feel and allow You to teach me the right way to straighten out these crooked feelings that leave me feeling fear, Lord. Thank you”.

        LLL gives illustration of what not to be, a robot…Dic def. “a machine that resembles a human and does mechanical, routine tasks on command.” Then she quotes,
        “We are not hamsters on a wheel, waiting to fall into the cedar shavings at the bottom of the cage. We are seekers of light and life, bearers of shadows and burdens. We are struggling to journey together toward moral fulfillment.”
        Me Debi, LLL praying again:

        “Baby Rabbits are born, and human babies are born, flowers bloom and raindrops fall and the moon rises and humans often stall as a hamster on a wheel or enjoys the life of a robot status. Yet, You, Lord, teach us the right way to straighten out these crooked feelings that leave us feeling fear. Maybe love left when skin color walked in. Maybe love left the church when politics entered in? Maybe a human without the divine life became a deity in out liturgical mind scrolls while enjoying the ride of the robot hamster wheel. Maybe we don’t know how to have a voice that adequately voices truth even to family and friends because of fear of rejection of being left alone. We have many maybes’. We overcome by awakens. Lead us gently Great Shepherd as we go to higher ground for sustenance.” Then, she pauses to read the below and yells Amen!

        Bible verses about awakening?
        100 Bible Verses about Awakening 1 Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 2 Romans 13:11 ESV / 3 John 11:11-14 ESV / 4 Isaiah 52:1 ESV / 5 Titus 3:5 ESV / 6 1 John 4:8-12 ESV / 7 John 3:1-36 ESV….♥️🤗 Didn’t get them all….Baby Tiny Tina signing off until next time📘📙📕🖍🖍⏰

  7. Tiny Tina you asked, “Do you understand? Or, do you think I don’t have to serve and can just not work and be involved in serving?”

    From reading your questions and Lady Landlord’s and Tammy’s comments and concerns, I had some thoughts.

    Tiny Tina you heard this wonderful news that Tammy shared from John 15 and then said “I should be serving and yet a table of glorious beauty is daily set before me to enjoy.”

    Seems you got a bit too focused on the enjoyment of all the Creator beauty and comforts. That’s probably why Lady Landlord said to you that you misunderstood and needed to develop your thoughts. You told us Tina that, “She says I should be serving”.

    Lady Landlord may have wanted you (and all of us) to understand that while it’s great to enjoy God’s beauty, eating fine food and hopping happily around, we are called to something more. We can’t just enjoy His bounty and not give praise (which is service) for it. She even shared a song about it all to help us see. “ Fair are the meadows,
    fairer still the woodlands,”…but the song said Jesus is fairer, purer, rules all nature and we should serve Him with “Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore…”

    Tina, I have learned from Lady Landlord that praise is more than a thought, emotion or singing a song. It is service. I was reading just the other day from Psalm 148 which commands all creation to praise and worship Him. And verse 10 said even, “small scurrying animals (that’s you!) and birds.”… The Psalm says, “Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being. He set them in place forever and ever.”

    He knows He made us all with a plan and purpose to serve Him through what we do in the “place” He has set us in. Some of His creation and creatures serve by teaching us many things if we will pay attention. (I have learned a lot from you and your mother Dolly and Lady Landlord) All serve Him by playing a role in His Kingdom plans and purposes. Some, like your mother, serve Him by having and nurturing you…(and others to follow you) so you can continue to praise and serve him and do your part in His economy (that’s like the Creator’s big way of weaving and putting all the little parts of service together to make something really big and important happen). Gee, you even help prune the flowers, plants, and clover in the lawn so they grow and produce more! If we think about it long enough, we can think of many ways you and your relatives serve…but there is time, energy, dedication and work involved.

    Now Tiny Tina, when you signed off last night you said you were going to “hop back to rest and do homework. Hum, I’v got another song to learn. “ After your rest, study and learning your new song, do you think my thoughts make any sense?

    1. Tiny Tina, LLL shared some powerful quotes above and told us there were 100 Bible verses about awakening!! I am grateful that you brought them to our attention as they sound very important and very urgent.

      And I know her prayer, and especially where she said, “We overcome by awakens.” Will help us get to that higher ground. We sure need to stick real close to the Shepherd who she asks to lead us and not stay sleeping somewhere.

      LLL’s quotes, “We are not hamsters on a wheel, waiting to fall into the cedar shavings at the bottom of the cage. We are seekers of light and life, bearers of shadows and burdens. We are struggling to journey together toward moral fulfillment.” And this one, “It is time to awaken to self, society, and the cosmos, for none of us has the luxury of sleepwalking through impending cultural and scientific revolutions.” … Let me know that “awaken” means we have a lot of work to do, particularly in how we view and approach things to make sure we are not those hamsters repeating the same thing over and over and getting nowhere.

      I know LLL talked in her “Come, Sit, Reason and Chat” lesson about a moral compass. I went back to review it as it may shed more light on the quotes and awaken.

      I will read it to you, Tiny Tina so we can both reflect:

      “Debi, this quote from my studies, “Francis of Assisi and St Clare Of Assisi showed us it is possible to change the system not by negative attacks (which tend to inflate the ego), but simply by quietly moving to the side and doing it better!“
      Gave me a reminder that I have a moral compass. An ethic some might call a Christian or Jesus ethic. That body of inner Hope spring forth life Eternal is not a fable.”

  8. Hey all my friends! Sorry, if I confused our lesson. But, it’s a big lesson! I was and still am trying to think out the out of this world saying that Jesus, the great King of Kings, Lord of Lords and savior of the word would tell us that He no longer calls us servants bur friends. 🥱

    Now I got my second book and it’s heavy. It’s loaded with words. Lady Landlord wants me to understand these words so I will study the dictionary. I think it will stair step just how important we are to Jesus, our friend.

    Servant:
    a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties.
    a person in the service of another.
    a person employed by the government: a public servant
    Slave
    a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
    a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person: a slave to a drug.
    a drudge: a housekeeping slave
    Serve:
    to offer or have a meal or refreshments available, as for patrons or guests: Come early, we’re serving at six.
    to offer or distribute a portion or portions of food or a beverage, as a host or hostess: It was her turn to serve at the faculty tea.
    to render assistance; be of use; help.
    to go through a term of service; do duty as a soldier, sailor, senator, juror, etc.
    Friend:
    a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
    a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
    a member of the same nation, party, etc.

    Ms Tammy and Ms Debi, we need to know once we were a servant to a kingdom but now we are friends of Jesus we are friends, members of a New Kingdom! Now this is just a prick like a needle of serum to start the new life of living in a new Kingdom. WOW! Do you think this is real big? LLL said it’s like we are adopted in a new family of great joy that brings healing after living in a dysfunctional family.

    More threads to weave in our journey. I’m Tiny Tina sending ♥️

    1. Tiny Tina, I’m glad we can talk, share, etc here, aren’t you? I believe LLL got it right, above; “ LLL says, always say, thank you to each friend that becomes a 🧵 woven in the fabric of our lives. 🙏🏻 Thank you and together we thank our important best friend and that gives praise to the Creator of all. 🙏🏻”

      1. Ms Tammy, Oh yes we are so very glad to share here. LLL says even more so with this quarantine craz. Everybody here wears a mask at all times. Well, not we little creatures. Do you know why? We stay very far away. We can do that because we have big eyes👁👁 and big ears.

        Thank you for joining in on praise for Our Creator. LLL says this unity of praise is a 🗝that might unlock some mysteries. She said a mystery awaits for a vaccine to help get us out of quarantine. And, I know now you will be one of the hands willing and able to administer the💉💉💉🌡🌡🌡💉Now thats a big thanks you!
        🥕🥕🥕Tiny Tina

      2. Tiny Tina, it’s good you can stay far away, because wearing those masks 😷is not what I consider fun. But I know it is necessary to help protect everyone. Yes, Tiny Tina, I’m a nurse and nurses do give 💉🩺. I sure want this virus gone.😷🙏

  9. “Ms Tammy and Ms Debi, we need to know once we were a servant to a kingdom but now we are friends of Jesus we are friends, members of a New Kingdom! Now this is just a prick like a needle of serum to start the new life of living in a new Kingdom. WOW! Do you think this is real big?”

    Tiny Tina, yes I think this is real big and real important. No wonder that book you were using was so heavy. Those are some weighty words to read and think on. They made me go on a Big Book search about them because you told us “we need to know”.

    You said, Tina: “once we were a servant to a kingdom”. I think I can see what you are saying.

    Looks like there are two kingdoms and we are either a servant/slave to one or the other. It just depends on which one we want to obey. I found this, “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” (Romans 6:16).

    Searching further, I found that Jesus had some things to say about all this when he tried to help people blinded by their sinful hearts see and understand that they were servants to a different kingdom than He was from. “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. Yes, I realize that you are descendants of Abraham. And yet some of you are trying to kill me because there’s no room in your hearts for my message. I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father. But you are following the advice of your father.”

    Apparently, these people thought they had the same Father as Jesus, but He sat them straight and told them: “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does.“ John 8: 34-48

    Tina, you and your one-eared mother, Dolly have great listening ears. But it seems many of us two legged creatures can’t hear even with the two ears we were given by the Creator.

    And Tina, I also read that Jesus had a friend named Paul. Looks like he was one of these people you talked about, “members of a New Kingdom!” He made a choice about which kingdom he wanted to serve and shared this with us, “But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.” Romans 6:22

    And then I read something another friend of Jesus said. His name was Peter. (I think these two people understood real well what you about, “stair step”) I can see why Jesus calls them His friends. Peter said, “For you are a slave to whatever controls you. And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before.” 2 Peter 2:19-20

    Tina, thanks for all your hard work to help us understand about serving, and thanks for sharing this from LLL: “LLL said it’s like we are adopted in a new family of great joy that brings healing after living in a dysfunctional family.”

    Please hop back soon, Tiny Tina, and help us learn “More threads to weave in our journey.”

    1. Thanks Miss Debi, I’v been looking for friends to invite to class.i like how you serve and help. I think my siblings are about to hop on soon. Lady Landlord has energy of an energized bunny when she shares about her friend. She said she needs more coffee in mornings when she gets her mind on other things. And, guess what? Yeap Ms Debi she found Proof in the big book! 📖

      “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.“ Colossians 3:2

      I started thinking about what are those astronauts doing on that space shuttle tonight? Did they fly over my home and see me Tiny little Tina! And, what else do they see? Is that heaven?

      1. Tiny Tina, I can’t wait to meet your new friends and siblings. It’s a good thing that LLL “has energy of an energized bunny when she shares about her friend.” She will will have a lot more teaching to do with all the new students!

        “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.“ Colossians 3:2”

        Tina, it sounds like you have been hoppin to it with your comments and questions about the astronauts and heaven.
        So, I went back to get LLL’s “Book of Prayers – on Image” for us to read together as she talked about Heaven in that book. She gave us two verses to think on and then said a prayer that may help us to “Think about the things of heaven…”

        Here we go:

        “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. I Corinthians 13:12-13″

        “Dear Heavenly Father:
        Heaven? Why yes, Lord, I’m awaiting that day when I will see my Savior face to face. That judgement seat? BEMA? Am I ready? Are all my works polished, I mean really as pure as gold? It seems when I pray about Heaven, I have lots of questions.

        Thank you, Lord, that today You and I were happy with lots of questions. Father, thank You for Your Son, Jesus, in whose Name I pray.”

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