Friday, February 27, 2009

Are You Bubbling Over...or lukewarm?

Today, my friend Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is spotlighting me as one of her loyal commenters at her blog. So head on over there, after you read today's post here, and read her interview of me. She has 175 followers, so the fact that she picked me, well you know it thrills me to pieces! If you aren't a regular of hers, she is hysterical and I "Ken Lee" her blog. (That's can't live without it, for those of you who aren't her regulars).

****Today's Devotion****

One of Cici's favorite church songs is "It's bubbling, it's bubbling, it's bubbling in my soul, there's singing and laughing since Jesus made me whole! Folks don't understand it, I cannot keep it's bubbling, bubbling, bubbling, bubbling, bubbling day and night!"

That song completely and effectively describes the conversion process. Once you become "on fire" for God, it just bubbles in your soul so much you can't help but sing. God wants us to bubble over for him. And folks don't understand it!

My sister (My ADHD Me) shared with me that when I first started sharing my faith (I cannot keep it quiet), she thought it was a phase I was going through. I have to laugh at that (There's singing and laughing!). She's found out not only is it not a phase, but that it may be contagious. I believe it may be starting to bubble in her too. She just needs to turn the fire up a little and it will come to a full boil!

So what about you? Are you bubbling? If not, how can you turn up the heat?

Chatty Kelly

CiCi singing her "Bubbling Song" 8/2008

Revelations 3:14, 15 -- I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Philippians 4:4 -- Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

1 John 4:12 -- No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

"I cannot keep it quiet" is the cutest part--oh, that little expression on her face! The thing that keeps me from bubbling over, I think, is that I hardly rub elbows with people who do not already know Christ--until lately, that is. There's something really neat going on in my life that I can't talk about yet, but it's an experience with people who are interested in knowing more about Jesus. Great post, Kelly, as usual! Thanks for doing the interview so late last night!

Mary Moss said...

Oh my gosh! This needs to be on YouTube - think of how many souls she would bring to Jesus:-) What a cutie pie!

I hope I'm bubbling over most of the time, but I admit that I can just sit and simmer sometimes.

Mary Moss said...

Back from 2nd Cup of Coffee. What a fun interview:-) Hope you get LOTS of comments:-)

Greg C said...

I think I am somewhere between that luke warm and full boil stage. I am turning up the heat though so watch out. I am on my way.

Mel said...

Came over from Linda's!!! Great interview and i love this devotion, it is spot on...i can totally relate to the phase comment.

The Patterson 5 said...

Oh how we love the video! B just had to watch it over and over and over! May we bubble over every moment, sharing the good news to everyone! Thanks for this precious post!

Dena said...

Very cute video! I'm not lukewarm, but I'm private about it. Just the way I've always been. It's a very intimate relationship that I keep that way. Not sure why. hhhhmmm...something maybe think about.

Runner Mom said...

How precious! I love her enthusiasm for Christ! Thanks for sharing that with us. I'll hop over to read your interview. Hope you have a great day, sweet friend!


Beverlydru said...

Oh yes, the video is priceless. The joy just jumps right out and grabs your face and makes you smile. : )
How wonderful that Lidna out a shout out for you. Now more people will get blessed by your writing!

Ya'll come back now! Might as well put her in your "Feed" so you don't miss anything.

Kay Martin said...

Great blog post...per usual for you! And precious and wonderful video. Keep it up!
Kay of SC

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Great post...and YOUR bubbling comes thru in your writing. You are an encouragement to me! I'm glad that I read your comments and jumped over from Lidna's blog...lovin' my bloggy friends! And what a precious, sweet video...

Mandy said...

Nice to meet you! I came across you from 2nd cup of coffee.

skoots1mom said...

i hope you get lots of new visitors...great writeup from Liddie!!
and cici is just toooooo cute!

Susan D said...

I seriously miss when my daughter used to sing these precious songs. Children have an abandoned joy about them in their faith. The video is refreshing. Blessings, Susan

Susanne said...

Hi I'm over from your interview at Linda's. I'm a daisy and letter filler inner doodler too!

Your Cici is absolutely adorable!

Lois Lane II said...

Hi, found you from Linda, and it's nice to "meet" you! =) Have a wonderful day!

Joy in The Truth said...

Oh, Adorable! So cute! Enjoyed that little snippet.

And can't wait to see the bubbling up in your sis!

Carmen Gamble said...

Just came over from Linda's site...loved the Ken Lee post. Also love your video of Cici singing..she's adorable! Thanks for the encouragement to keep bubbling!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Over here from Linda's. I have seen your cute profile many times in her comments. Glad to finally stop by for a visit!

Edie said...

I LOVE THE VIDEO!! How adorable.

I have to confess, I feel more like I'm simmering right now. NOT LUKEWARM! I'm praying about starting or finding a small group Bible study. I need more conversation.

I'm on my way to check out your interview. Congratulations!

Edie said...

off topic - You would like carrot muffins if you tasted them. I know you would. :)

Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

I think I am in between. Sometimes I am on fire and can't stop talking about the Lord and other times I am in the simmer phase just trying to process it myself:) Loved the interview.

Debbie said...

Came over from your great interview at Linda's. It is nice to meet you.

LisaShaw said...

This is wonderful. She's so adorable!!

I'll have to go over to your friends blog to read your spotlight.

I would say that I'm on fire for JESUS but I think the real question is not what do I think but what does He think about how I am in my love toward Him, my appreciation of Him and my witness about Him. I want to be sure that I'm pleasing HIM.

Praise the LORD.

Thanks Kelly for this encouragement.

Marla said...

Your little girl is singing is so cute. I am bubbling. When I got the thirst I was talking all the time. My husband says are you a minister or what?

Things Above said...

Praise God! May each of us bubble over with our love for Jesus!

LOVE the soap you made for Lea! How precious!

B His Girl said...

Oh My...How precious!!!!! Yes, she could be a YouTube star. I am the little pot that will not stop boiling. B

My ADHD Me said...

Well hello.
Aren't we becoming Miss Popularity!! lol

I didn't go to any blogs yesterday... so don't take it personally, you silly goose.

Of course the ONE day I don't visit you, you write about me! ha.

I remember the first time I realized how "on fire" you really are. It's when I read your article about being a drip. That is STILL my favorite of everything I've ever read that you have written.

I'm off now (no kidding), off to 2nd cup of coffe to read more about you!

My ADHD Me said...

Outstanding interview!!

I Ken Lee'd it!!

lisasmith said...


Linda's description of you totally fits! You are bubbly and I love it! My heart's cry is that He will bubble out of me, overflow from my life, mouth, arms, legs and whole life!

I was ROTFL until I cried hysterically and shared Ken Lee with my entire family. Love it!!

God's girl said...

Look at you Girlie! "They like you, they really, really like you!" (And it's not just one 'certian' person commenting for you:)

Good devotion. Way to "tweak" your readers (as always).

Blessings (and bubbles)

:) Heaven

Joyfulsister said...

HI Kelly..
Awww Too Cute!!!! How are you ??? Hope all is well, I've been put of the loop for a bit, but doing okay. Thanks for sharing this today and I went to visit the link and I laughd so hard at that american idol moment !!!

hugz Lorie

Susan said...

So very very sweet!! I love that song. It's new to me. And, Kelly, your interview was so fun to read.



Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

awwwwwwwwwwww SHE IS ADORABLE!
When she looked uP singing.... ohmygosh* I can't wipe the smile off my face! heheee
Great post Kelly!

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