Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOU ARE LOVED!!

The Love of the Lord Jesus Christ:

Let it sink deep within your brain how much you are loved. You have never experienced the kind of love I have for you. It is without comparison. I want you to try loving yourself and others this way, but at the same time realizing it will never perfectly reach the level of love I give. You have never known what it is completely. Nevertheless bask in it. You don't have to know all about it to experience it and enjoy it. Enjoying it will cause you to want others to have it.   Bev Robinson
 
John 3:16-17 (ESV) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

I have an acquaintance who gave his life to Jesus Christ, after being raised in a religion hostile to Christianity. He is raising money now to go to a very dangerous country to share his new found faith with others who are facing persecution and death daily. THAT IS LOVE!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Living Water

In the low 70's here this week. Gorgeous weather for a walk!
 
I was reminded of this promise:
Whoever believes in me,
as the Scripture has said,
 ‘Out of his heart will flow
rivers of living water.’”
John 7:38
 
As I get older, I have many friends with disabilities and limitations, but the grace on their lives makes their smile even brighter, and their testimony sweeter.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sure Footing


Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast, or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless.] For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught in a trap or some hidden danger.

Proverbs 3:25-26 Amplified

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Strong Tower

Remembering the lives that were lost on 9/11/01. Praying for our nation.

Thinking that there is only one strong tower that will last forever.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower:
the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 18:10

Monday, September 8, 2014

Enough for Me

This morning the hymn, "My faith has found a resting place", came to mind. One of the verses reads:

Enough for me that Jesus saves
This ends my fear and doubt
A sinful soul I came to Him
He'll never cast me out

I need no other argument
I need no other plea
It is enough that Jesus died
And that He died for me
Eliza Hewitt, 1891

Jesus' disciples once asked Him, "Where will anyone be able to find ENOUGH bread here in this desolate place to satisfy all these people?" Mark 8:4

It's good to remember how that situation turned out!

The most important thing we will learn in life is that Jesus is ENOUGH.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Father Knows Best

One of my favorite TV series from the 1950's was "Father Knows Best"? Whatever the question, the father seemed to have a wise answer.

My son has two stories that prove that our Heavenly Father also knows best. When Cameron had just gotten his drivers license, he saw a homeless person sitting on a curb outside a grocery store. He could not get the man off his mind after he got home. He disappeared into my office and was typing something on the computer. I went to see what he was up to. He was typing out the plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, but he was using a giant bold font. He took the paper and made the trip back to the store. The man was still there, and he was surprised when Cameron handed him the message and told him what God had put on his heart. The man told him that he was visually impaired and could only read very large print.

Another time, Cameron went with a group of college students to share the love of Christ with people in an inner city neighborhood. There was a stack of free Bibles available for them to give away. However, by the time Cameron got to the Bibles, all that was left was a Spanish Bible. Disappointed, he took one anyway and headed out. Wouldn't you know the first family he encountered spoke only Spanish!

Once I worked at a fast food restaurant, where we were instructed to answer the customers with, "It would be my pleasure to help you." I think that, when we are seeking to bring honor to the name of Christ, God answers our prayers with , "It would be my pleasure to help you," even when we are not quite sure what to ask for.