Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just thinking....

I hope and pray that you all are keeping Jesus in the very front of your mind this Christmas. What a thought that God would humble himself to send his son to die for US? plus be born in the lowest of the lowest of states.

OK so I thought I would share something with everyone!

We don't realize how short this life is.. Life is to short to worry about the vanity(Ecclesiastes 12:8) of this world,everything on this earth will pass away.
Is it really great to gain the whole world but lose your soul?(Matthew 16:26).

This world is emptiness,we should not be worrying about the things of this world,but be investing in eternal life with Christ.What a glorious moment it will be when God says well done,cause you sacrificed your whole life and forgot about things of this world but invested in eternity. Time is short,we want to get right with God NOW! Cause we don't know when it is going to be the end(James 4:14).

I ask you...have you left everything of this world behind for Christ, the things you love and enjoy doing , have you given it all up to invest in your eternal life. We may think well we have time to have fun and do what we enjoy now,and later on inn life I'll get closer to God,you aren't even promised tomorrow. The Lord could take you at anytime. We should want to do God's will and God says not to be of this world just in it.

Now don't just read this and go OK well I think my life is fine,really think about it.Think about the stuff you have,things you do,do they really honor and please God, we never want to make a mockery of God by the things we allow in our life that doesn't please HIM!!, and we always want to be witnesses for God. We want to please,Glorify and be in his will in everything. He is worthy....

Merry Christmas & God bless

Maria I Sellers

our Babe and Dad

One thing about having a little one “later” in life- (since I had the older ones by the time I was 26 years old) is knowing and appreciating how quickly time flies and to enjoy each minute with these little developing souls. I sure do wish I had this wisdom when I was younger, but I didn’t. 

Our babe may not have the over energetic parents, that could run, jump and crawl, but he has the gracious, more calm more patient parents.


Here are photos of our Babe- painting with his daddy a train that we bought at hobby lobby for a $1! What a joy it was to see the two of them putting their minds together to paint this wooden train.

IMG_1093 IMG_1087 IMG_1088 IMG_1089 IMG_1090 IMG_1091 IMG_1092


These are the times he will never forget!

Friday, December 11, 2009

So for the first time EVER I made a hat!! Our neighbors had just had a baby so I thought I would start off small. It turned out so cute!!! I hope it keeps her warm cause it looks like Texas is having a cold winter.

Maria :p

Running "The Race"

Hello, I am new at this so you all will have to bear with me a little bit. The other day I was listening to a sermon by Norm Wakefield, The founder, I believe, of the Spirit of Elijah ministries. He preached this sermon at a convention for young adults and their parents. The name of the sermon is "Run to Win" and it is from the "Teenager 101" set. My prayer is that God would show you, through me, what He showed me.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27(KJV)
" 24 Know ye not that they run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that you may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we are in corruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air. 27 But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."

In verse 24 Paul tells that we have a race to run. This is of course an allegory for our lives. In 25, 26, and 27 he tells us that many people are in it for a prize. It is like a runner who's sponsor is known but not by everyone(God) and that racer when he wins only glorifies himself and makes no mention of his sponsor. If you were a runner how would you represent your sponsor? Would you not mention his name or would you let everyone know what he did for to help you get where you are?

Mr. Wakefield said that lots of people take this "race" as if it were a 100m sprint when in all actuality this "race" is a LAP race. The different phases in your life are the laps. One of the most important laps in this "race" is the teenage years. The decisions you make as a young adult effect the outcome of the "race".
As I was saying before about our sponsor, Our purpose in life is to bring glory to God no matter what, even if that means, we leave everything behind for God's reasons not ours.
The question is, how are you running "The Race"? How am I running "The Race"? And during this "race" do we just pass other racers who are struggling and tripping on themselves without falling ourselves? THINK about it.

Lord, help us. We know that we can't do it without you. Lord, help us to glorify you in this "race" of life. Help us to take this "race" a lap at a time instead of taking it at a dead sprint. Lord, I thank you that you never give up on us and that you never want us to stay the same. We love you, Lord, and we are thankful of your mercy and love towards us even though we are unworthy of it. I pray that this word would fall on good soil. Thank you, Lord, for giving me the words to say. Thank you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace always.
Sammy(The Slim-Jim) Sellers

Thursday, December 10, 2009

As for me and my House we "WILL" serve the Lord!

All praise be onto our Father in heaven, so merciful and gracious to His children. I am very grateful for the gift of the Lord's heritage--my children--that He has entrusted to me. I love these wonderful people and I am so blessed to read what they want to share with all on this blog.
May God give me wisdom and understanding to lead my family in His Truth and righteousness--no matter what! May our God in heaven bless my children and continue to guide them with His Holy Spirit. Also, I praise the Lord for such a wonderful, godly wife who shares this vision and burden with me. This certainly is what God uses to encourage me to rise up and be a man of God.
Sam Sellers Family, continue to pray and be guided by the Lord to share truth and godliness with all who will read these words of ours. Lord bless all who read.

Glory to God!
Papa Sam

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Hello! I'm trying out this new blog thing so its not going to be a long message hehe!! i just want to praise God for the work he is doing in me and my family!

Love always

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas?- what is it really?

I will share I am not a big Holiday fan. I am a Christ fan, but I am  not a fan of what this season always seems to be about: spending,sales, and presents. You read over and over and over again in people's blog, twitters, etc how they are struggling to buy presents. Why? 

Are we not to be celebrating HIM? This season some how has turn into a season of presents, instead of a season of THE ONE AND ONLY GREATEST GIFT OF ALL.  If I could wrap salvation in a box I would give this gift to people, because that is “truly” what  people need more than anything else.

This season is not suppose to be about the best present you get or give, or the shopping, or being sucked in by every Christmas bargain out there. It should be about HIM- celebrating his birth. A gift for us believers that is matchless!


Teaching the true meaning of this season is what we focus on. We want to make sure that our children know  who this season is about and what it all truly means.

We also know,  this is not the time of the year our Savior was born, and we also know that this was integrated into the church to counteract a pagan holiday.  Another important consideration!


Jesus says himself

Matthew 22:29

29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

(now he was speaking of other things in this verse, but can’t it be applied to anything in our lives?) Yes!

We error because we do not know the scriptures, we do not read them enough, we do not study the true meaning of the words, and we do not exam things that we read, hear or even know as “tradition”.


There are pastors that state their is nothing wrong with “celebrating” Christmas. I agree- as long it is truly about Christ.

We do decorate a tiny bit, but for the most part, we focus on the nativity scene. We have a devotion each night that focus on each part of this precious scene. We spend time reading the word, singing, and praying: as each day gets closer and closer to the nativity  figure of baby Jesus (which you take out on Christmas day)! What a joyous day that is for all of us!  This year we will make a birthday cake for him(chocolate at little Duck’s request) and we will sing Happy birthday to our Savior!


Let’s us take time to remember Christ this season!



Friday, December 4, 2009

Jesus saved me...

Do you remember the person you were before the Almight Father redeemed you from destruction? I remember who I was. I remember the lack of peace and joy I had. I remember the feeling of emptiness. I also remember that I was bound for hell. But not now... I am a son of the living God!

Romans 5:6-8

If Hitler or the terrorists of 9/11 or a serial killer, were placed on trial today, a good judge would surely give them the death penalty... Right? How many of us would stand up in that court and say to that good judge, "I'll take Hitler's place. Yes, sir, I do realize that this is the man that didn't just kill millions of people, but that tortured them to death. However, I still want to die in his place so that he may live." ??? That's what Christ did for me and you. We were Hilters in the sight of the Holy God of heaven. We were spiritually the same as those terrorists of 9/11. However, our death penalty was far worst than any physical death. Our penalty was hell (eternal seperation from God's love and eternal presence in His wrath)! Jesus, God's only Son, stood before His Father, the Good Judge, and said, "I will take the pentalty of Your wrath, O Father, for Paul-Michael. I will take (insert your own name here)'s place." What love! I don't know what that thought does to you, but it humbles me. I was the one that sinned. I was the one in outright rebellion against God and His commandments. I was one that was truly worthy of hell. But, Jesus, Who was innocent, sinless, and perfect, took my place. He excepted the whole wrath of God upon Himself. We can't even fathom the reality of that because we don't have a clue of how great and "awesome" God's wrath really is. But Christ knew and He decided to take that wrath upon Himself anyways. Because He loves you. Because He loves me.

Praise God for Jesus. Praise God that He saved me.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ready or not!

Howdy folks - this post is basically a tester to try out my iPhone's blogpress app on the new family blog. This should help me to post more than once a year. Love to all!
Glory to God!
Papa Sam

- Posted using BlogPress from Sam's iPhone

The Lord's Calling

Acts 9:10-17

10And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

11And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

15But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

16For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

1 Samuel 3:4-10, verse 18

4That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

8And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

9Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

verse 18

18And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Isaiah 6:8

8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

I believe these three of the many ways we can answer the Lord when he calls. We may say " Here I am, but...."

We must ask are we like Ananais that when we have the reason and the technicalities of the Lord's callint then we do as He says?

Are we like Samuel that after the Lord constantly calls us then we respond?

or Are we like Isaiah that when he heard the voice of the Lord speaking, he immediately answered, "Here I am Send me" and it was not even directed towards him.

How do you answer when the Lord calls?