My favorite thought

Rejoice in His name and not in your circumstances.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

helping loving hand or demeaning pointing finger? Which one will you give?

             Saw a video tonight that touched my heart. I hope it touches yours too.

         These girls and women need us; they need a helping loving hand
not a demeaning pointing finger?       
                                             Which one will you give?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Completely Amazing isn't it!!!

Someone told me their plan of salvation yesterday: she gave a list of what that I needed to do and have to spend eternity in what she called heaven. It doesn't matter what her list was, because many people have their own list; but we need not others opinion on what God wants and what they think we need to let us into the pearly gates. We need to know what God wants.

In the Bible the plan of salvation (plan to get to heaven and be with Him) is clear.

#1- We need to realize that we are sinners in need of a Savior and realize we don't deserve nothing but hell and that we cannot do anything earn it. (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9 ) For a cancer patient does not realize they need a cure until they realize they have a disease. Same with a person does not realize that they need a savior until they see themselves as a sinner.

#2- Repent (not just be sorry but to TURN away from sin) and Believe (Jesus is who He said He is and the Gospel =good news) (John 14:16, John 4: 13 & 21-24, Romans 6:23, John 3:16, Mark 1:15, 1Cor 15:1-4, Romans 4:25-5:2, Romans 10:9-11 &13, 1 John 1:3-4, Acts 4:12, Galatians 3:26)

Take the song Amazing Grace 2nd verse:

"T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed."

                            John Newton (1725-1807) was a slave trader and owned a slave boat that transported thousands of slaves, he wrote this song, Amazing Grace. In the second verse he shows that he learned that NOTHING but the GRACE of GOD could save him and he could NOT earn the GRACE of GOD, the second line of the second verse shows that he realized that only Grace can release his fears of Hell. Oh how precious it is when we realize that we cannot earn God's love for He loved us first (Romans 5:8), that we cannot earn God's grace (Ephesians 2:8), for it is for His glory for no one can boast. Once you are adopted into God's family then you are His, for He will never leave you more forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5). This is why it is called, Amazing Grace my friend. Completely Amazing, isn't it?!!

  Praying for your chains to be gone.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Radical Jesus

                      Watched a video today on Persecuted Christians in North Korea (, when people are being beaten, imprisoned, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus. Yet, we in the western world are afraid if someone calls us a name or DE-friend us on facebook. Do we really believe in Jesus, or do we just like the idea of Him? I said, one time to a real good Christian friend of mine who is a straight shooter, "I would die for Jesus". She said I wondered that a lot about us American Christians, "Why would be willing to die for Him if we are not willing to live for Him?" Really, got me to thinking, am I really living for Him? Am I scared to tell others about Him and the gospel? Lord, help me to be bold in my faith. Help me to stand up for your truth. Help me follow the Radical Jesus.

                       There are so many who are taking the stand and following Christ with their lives and even some with their lives. Lord, help me follow you.

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