Thursday, October 29, 2009
GOD works through those who have willing hearts and truly love HIM. It doesn't matter how much education we have or if we lack qualifications...GOD is able and all we have to do is trust HIM and obey. Where would GOD have you serve HIM? Is there a need in your church in Children's Ministry? Our young people need us to step up so they can hear the truth about JESUS CHRIST ! We need to serve the LORD where HE would place us and trust that HE will enable us where HE does place us. If I sound preachy it is because I have a heart for the young. GOD put me in a position to teach HIS WORD. I am far from qualified! I have trusted GOD'S strength and enabling. I rely on HIS HOLY SPIRIT and HIS WORD. The world isn't searching for CHRIST...the children are hungry for HIM and GOD'S WORD. They need to hear about the ONE who loves them so much that HE came and died for them so they could always be with HIM forever. Pray and ask GOD for direction. Pray and ask GOD where HE would want you to serve. HE is faithful to answer your prayers and enable you to serve HIM with excellence. HE loves you! Where is the greatest need in your church? Trust GOD and step forward in faith and share CHRIST where you can. I pray that we all will be bold witnesses for JESUS!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I was just thinking over this Bible Study I did and it was about the Samaritin woman at the well. I guess I never realized that it wasn't a chance meeting! The Samaritins were despised by the Jews and viceversa. The Jews would avoid Samaria at all costs,going out of their way,travelling extra miles just so they didn't have to enter their territory. JESUS headed straight in! HE went right to the well where he knew the woman would come at noon to avoid the other women who probably looked down on her. HE asked her for a drink of water and then proceeded to bring her to a place where she would ask for Life Giving Water that only HE could give! HE then revealed who HE is to her! I am totally in awe of our LORD'S compassion,love and patience. HE patiently listened to the woman's remarks and questions. Everytime I read GOD'S WORD there is something new and amazing in it for me to learn! JESUS comes to us....and waits for our response...once we accept HIM as LORD and SAVIOR ...ought we not go run and tell others of HIM?! Just as the Samaritin woman left her waterjug and went to tell others about JESUS. The result was that they came and saw for themselves that JESUS is the MESSIAH! All she said was,"Come and see!"Who will you run and tell about JESUS? JESUS who is our HOPE,our LIGHT in this dark world,our PEACE and our STRENGTH.What will you leave behind? Who will you ask to "Come and See!"?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
What have you lifted up to GOD lately? What have you given over to GOD to handle? HE is able to do all things and can take care of anything! Nothing is impossible for GOD! Sometimes I think Christians believe they have to offer up this long ,perfect prayer...GOD wants us to come to HIM as ourselves...with open,honest prayers. HE deserves praise and thanksgiving for all HE has done and all that HE does! We need to confess to HIM where we have strayed and where we need HIS help and strength. We can offer up our petition to HIM with a trusting heart that HE hears us, loves us and cares about us. So what have you taken to JESUS lately in prayer? Aren't you excited to think that GOD can't wait to hear your voice lifted up to HIM?!?! What a loving and compassionate GOD we serve! JESUS CHRIST is our INTERCESSOR and HE prays for us! HE prays for us?! Doesn't that give you pause?! It makes me step back with a grateful heart! When we step back we stop running and can take the time to pray. I only say this because I know what it is like to be busy. Family-serving CHRIST - work etc-etc! The most important thing we can begin our day with besides GOD'S WORD is with prayer! I pray you will step back and take time to spend time with JESUS...what a beautiful place! GOD BLESS YOU!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
There is a peace that passes all understanding. There is a peace that only comes from CHRIST not man or man's efforts. Why has the world forgotten that GOD is in control of all things? If there is any peace it comes from GOD in heaven who has the power and authority to grace us with HIS peace. All that we are and all that we have comes from our gracious heavenly FATHER. HE alone gives us the wisdom we need to accomplish what we must accomplish. So then I wonder why is it that we forget to give HIM the glory for our successes? The world seems to think man is capable of bringing peace to the nations....hmmmmm....can man do any thing without GOD'S approval? Can one man bring peace without GOD'S sovereign approval? Let us give the glory to GOD! Let us thank GOD for anything we successfully accomplish.Let us praise the LORD for HIS compassionate mercy and grace! Let us thank JESUS CHRIST for any peace that is achieved now or in the future. HE is the only one who is able to bring peace to this troubled and confused world. We need JESUS CHRIST! So many turn away from HIM...the peace the world seeks is fleeting...the only hope and peace we can have ..........is in JESUS CHRIST............HE IS IN CONTROL OF ALL THINGS, AND IN THAT ALONE IS PEACE!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Whenever I seek the LORD JESUS in HIS WORD...HE never fails to reveal HIS love and compassion. Every word of the Bible is able to lift me up and restore me. When I am weak GOD is my strength-when I am foolish GOD is my wisdom- when I have sinned against HIM in disobedience, GOD is my restoration-when I am filled with sadness and despair GOD is my peace and my joy. When we seek CHRIST HE is ready to turn our way and encourage us to follow HIM. HIS love bids us to follow. HIS compassion calls to our weary souls. HIS sacrifice for us is all we need to face to understand the depth of HIS love. I ask myself ; "Why would our HOLY, ALMIGHTY GOD come down to earth in human flesh so HE could be mocked, and spit upon and scourged and beaten and be put on a cross for my sins? What is it about me that would warrant this much sacrifice? Ahhh...the truth is it isn't about me...it is about the heighth and width and depth and bredth of GOD'S love! HE says we are of value to HIM and since GOD cannot lie this must be so.HE desires a relationship with us to the point of the Cross. How much do you love CHRIST? Where are you willing to go for HIM? Would you go as far as telling someone about HIS love and sacrifice? What if that is all GOD expected of you? Could you obey JESUS to the point of sharing the truth of HIS Gospel with them? There are so many that have and do risk their lives just to read HIS WORD and to pray and to share JESUS. How far would you go for CHRIST JESUS? Ask yourself,"How far has JESUS CHRIST gone for me?" Only GOD knows your heart and mine. Shall we then in love for our Savior step forward and be bold and serve HIM and tell others about HIM . Tell those who are hurting, that there is hope in this world and it begins with a relationship with JESUS CHRIST! Shall we greedily keep our JESUS to ourselves or shall we with open hearts tell others about the greatest love that there has ever been? Love that can set them free, love that can nourish and restore and sustain them for all eternity! How can we keep all these blessings to ourselves? I believe if we go to JESUS CHRIST in prayer and ask HIM to bring someone into our lives to share HIM with ...HE will be faithful to bring us that person! Ask JESUS to lead you to your ministry, and I guarantee you ...HE will! May GOD bless you on the path that HE will take you on! I know it will be exciting!