Friday, October 17, 2008

Letter from Jesus

While I was searching the Web I found this letter.
This is worth sharing with everyone.
Young or Old it is sure to be a favorite.
Okay its my favorite.

Letter from Jesus
Author: Anonymous
I love you!
I shed my own blood
for you to make you clean.
You are clean now,
so believe that it is true.
You are lovely in my eyes,
and I created you to be just as you are.
Do not criticize yourself
or get down for
not being perfect in your eyes.
This leads only to frustration.
I want you to trust Me --
--one step one day at a time.
Dwell in My power
and in My love and be free!
Be yourself!
Don't allow other people to run you.
I will guide you,
if you let Me.
Be aware of
My presence in everything.
I give you patience,
love, joy, peace and life.
Look to Me for your answers.
I am your shepherd
and will lead you.
Follow me only!
Do not ever forget this.
Listen to Me
and I will tell you My will.
Let My love flow from you
and spill over to all you touch.
Do not be concerned with yourself.
You are My responsibility.
I will change you,
and you will
hardly know it is happening.
You are to
love yourself and love others
simply because I love you.
Take your eyes off yourself!
Look only at Me!
I change....I create....,
but not when you are trying.
I won't fight your efforts.
You are Mine.
Let Me give you
joy, peace, and kindness.
No one else can!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Do you want him/her?

One of my favorite songs says:
"Do you want him/her? Jesus, said Yes I want him/her."

Today I happened to look at the calendar and saw that it was Oct 16th, 2008.

In 12 days I will be a child of God for 18 yrs. Just in 12 days was when the angels had a party in my honor 18 years ago @ 12:03pm.

Allow me to set the stage
I went to Church arriving late as usual.
What's the point I thought.
There was not one Bible Verse I understood.
I never understood the meaning behind Easter other than the Easter Bunny.
Now that is saying a lot.

The Church was a small Country Church where they sang hymns.
It was the first Revival service.
The sermon was from Matthew 13
They sang "Just as I Am" as the invitation song.

The Revival Minister had everyone to close their eyes.
Okay I peeked
He then asked the question "If you were to die today would you go to heaven?"
Since I was peeking. I saw people raise their hands. I must admit that I did not understand how they could raise their hands.

So I went and asked the Pastor of that Church if He would mind praying with me.
We prayed.
No one told me that I was supposed to wait to the Pastor finished praying.
Since i was missing this piece of information.
I prayed at the same time the Pastor was praying.
I know could I not wait?
In my prayer" I told God that if He would just let Jesus come into my heart that I would follow Him anywhere."

When I least expect the Holy-Spirit reminds me of that prayer.
I continually to walk by faith.
I'm thankful that when the question was asked
"Do you want her? Jesus said, Yes I want her!

If you are thankful that Jesus said Yes I want him/her?
Will you join me in thanking God, Jesus, and Holy-Spirit.

If you don't celebrate your Salvation Birthday. It's not to late.
Mine is Oct 28th at 12:03pm.
This year I will be 18 years old

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1 person can Make a Difference

A wise person once said "When Good People Do Nothing Evil Prevails".

As time passes I have learned just how true this has become even in my own backyard.

I can remember going to school saying the Pledge of Allegance along with a prayer.

Today I see how thankful students have become for The National Day of Prayer.

Not too long ago God brought a special lady into my life and although I don't fully understand everything. God has taught me many lessons. I continue to learn lessons from this lady.

Allow me to set the stage

I was given the opportunity to meet this lady with a mere handshake. Months later she started working at the same location as myself. The friendship began to grow. As it grew I learned that she went through abuse on a regular basis. She once asked me could God love her? I must admit that broke my heart. Next I thought how many others have the same question? Yes, God loves you more than you will ever know. Allow me to repeat myself again. God loves you, for who you are ,where you are.

The most important lesson I learned is getting a person to safety is easy. The only thing that stands in the way of a person's safety is the individual and their mindset. When she told me that people knew she was a victim of abuse. The same people chose to remain quiet. It came as no surprise. This happens more than 1 might think. I don't think that I will ever understand how someone can remain silent.

Were there people who turned her away you bet. It only takes 1 person to say yes. It's as easy as 1-2-3 and the person is safe. What I run into next was people telling me you made us look bad. I went to Church the following Sunday as usual. When the Pastor's Wife asked me how my weekend was ? After I filled her in she calmly said "Oh, so you had a little drama ." The Pastor's Wife didn't hesitate but to help. But she is always reacing out her hand to people.

It really is easy to get someone to safety. I just couldn't stand, watch, and remain silent.

1 person can make a difference. Jesus did.

Remember you matter to God.

The wise person is wiser than he knows when he said "When Good People Do Nothing Evil Prevails."

Every 3 minutes someone goes through abuse for the first time.

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Remember Jesus shed His blood for all. Regardless of a person's actions, language, attitude ect...

Remember 1 person can make a difference. Jesus did.

Monday, October 13, 2008

You Never Know

You Never Know

You Never Know Where I go to Church the Senior Pastor's Wife has a saying "You Never Know"

You Never Know when God will give you a blessing.

You Never Know when God will decide to use you as a vessel.

You Never Know when you will meet a person that needs prayer.

You Never Know when a person needs an encouraging word.

You Never Know when an opportunity will arise to lead someone to the Lord.

Just by looking at the person You Never Know the valleys and mountain tops he/she has had.

You do know that God loves the person and Jesus shed His blood for the person.

I guess the Senior Pastor's wife is right You Never know and Jesus shed His blood.

You do know that God is the unveiler and God loves you where you are.

The Eyes

The eyes most everybody has 2. At first glance you might think they say so little when really my friend they say so much.

Ah yes the eyes some can see some cannot yet they still reveal so much.

One person's eyes shows love yet another shows hate.

One person's eyes shows emotion yet another shows no emotion.

One person's eyes shows gentleness yet another says you'll nver get close to me for it shows a protective wall.

One person's eyes shows acception while another shows rejection.

One person's eyes say its so good to see you while another says when will you leave.

The eyes can show the fruit of the spirit or it can show what the world has to offer.

The eyes can show clean or unclean spirits.

Yet it's the same pair of eyes. Oh they may change colors if a person is wearing contacts. Then again the eyes can look different if the same person wears glasses.

Then they were the eyes of Jesus who sinned not. Jesus always thinking of others and always wanting to glorify His Heavenly Father first. Being a servant definely showed in His eyes and well the list is infinite. After all it's Jesus eyes.

Ah yes the eyes?
What shows in your eyes?

Then there was eyes of Jesus who knew all and they showed_______________.

Discern yourself and then fill in the blank or blanks.