Thursday, September 27, 2012

Are you serving on your mission field? Part 1

Hey Everyone!
     Hope you are doing fabulous, want to share a little hope with you today :)
I have been reminded that just because we are not in a foreign country does not mean that we are not on a mission field.  Now some people are called to the mission field in another country and that is fantastic! But let me remind all of us that just because we are not in that foreign country does not mean that we cannot be missionaries here where the Lord has placed us at this moment.  If you are in the center of God's will, you are where God wants you to be.  If He has placed you in a small town or a large town or called you to a place far far away from where you would consider "home", you are still called to be His missionary.   You see we are ALL called to be His missionaries, if we have accepted Him into our life.  He wants us to go and tell people about Him.  This can be so so hard, especially if you are in a place where the Word of God and His story are not mentioned much.  It is hard, let me tell you it is, I am still working on the courage to just start that conversation with people.  However, God calls us to be missionaries everywhere we go! When you leave your house in the morning, you are entering the mission field.   And for some, you may even have people that live in your home that do not know Christ so home would be your mission field as well.  You see God places us in places where He wants us, calls us places where He knows He will help us get, and sends us places He knew we would not want to go on our own.  Have you been called to do something greater than what you are doing right now?  Sometimes I feel as though I just know God has something bigger out there and something that I just can't really imagine yet what He exactly wants me to do.  Do you feel that way?  I am nothing special because I have that feeling.  It is not anything that you can't have! You can have that feeling and ask God to show you what He wants and He will! You see God is calling, but we have to be open to hear the call.  If you want to be used in a greater way than you are right now, then let me tell you, God will use you! You must want it, ask for it, wait for it.  He has got it!  You have been called to more!  

Romans 10:14 - "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"

Acts 1:8 - "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall blessings

Hey Everyone!
Hope you are having a beautiful last official week of summer.  Fall begins this weekend and isn't it so cool to see our awesome God change the seasons.  I'm not sure about you, but I really enjoy the fall of the year.  Those chilly mornings, fall festivals, leaves changing colors, and the special holidays such as Thanksgiving.  I hope you will fill your fall with opportunities to serve our Creator of the universe.  He gives us new seasons- 4 new seasons each year.  Isn't that awesome?  God sends His love in so many different forms.  Remember to give thanks this fall for everything.  Our God has got everything in His hand! What an encouragement! Thanksgiving is not the only time we are to give thanks.  Hope you will find ways to reach out to the lost or hurting this fall! Remember to share the Gospel with your words and your actions! So hard and scary at times (if you try to talk to someone about salvation) just remember a great way to get started is to ask if they go to church anywhere and that gives you ground to go into the plan of salvation which is to Ask the Lord Jesus to save you, Beleive that Jesus died and rose again from the grave and Confess that you are a sinner. -- The ABC plan. 

Jeremiah 5:24 - "Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest."

I Thessalonians 5:18- "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Acts 1:8- "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

Friday, September 14, 2012

Do you have your power turned on?!

Hey all!
So sorry I have not been posting as much lately.  I really want to get back and post at least once every few days.  Lord willing I will be able to do that.  College is keeping me busy!
One update on my ministry.  The Lord has once again opened a door for me to share my testimony at a gathering in November.  Praise the Lord! I have been praying for more opportunities and ask you to please pray for opportunities for my ministry.  Please share my page with others so we can get the word out! I would love to see the number of "likes" grow!
 
Well as in the last post, I shared with you about power.  I feel that I have a little more to share with you.  You see, if you have asked the Lord Jesus to save you and you beleive that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died and rose again on the third day then you are a child of the King of Kings and you have been given power through God.  However sometimes we turn the power off on our end or maybe just don't use it.  Maybe sometimes we even feel like we do not need it. But oh are we wrong...because we ALWAYS need God's power.  For without God, we cannot do anything. 
Let me explain this concept to you by way of an example.  I am sure you have all seen or used a flat iron (or even a regular iron for your clothes).  Even if you have not, just follow along with the example, I'm sure you can find a way to relate.  Well when you plug in your iron, it is plugged into the power source- electricity.  Well just because its plugged in does not mean it is ready to use.  You have to do something on your end.  You have to hit the switch to turn the iron into the "on" position.  There is an "on" button and "off" button.  Well unless you turn it "on", it does you no good because it does not heat up.  Well the same thing applies to you as a Christian.  When we accept Christ, we are plugged in to the ultimate Power source-- Jesus.  WOW! However just because we are plugged in, does not mean we are using it.  We must turn ourselves to the "on" position to serve, glorify, and honor God with our lives.  We need to make our life a sacrifice to God to truly live for Him all the way.  Now that was a silly example by using an iron because electricity is nothing compared to the glory of our Father in Heaven, but I hope you see the example I was trying to get across. 
You see friends, God wants us to turn the power on, on our end.  We must not sit around and do nothing.  You have to get out and turn on your source of power by using it!
So we need to get out there and allow our (and yes, I am talking to myself too here!) power light change from "off" to "on" today as we enter the mission field of our world. 

Acts 1:8 tells us that when we receive Jesus- the Holy Spirit enters us and gives us power.  Here is the verse-- "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth"

Romans 1:16 says- "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

Ephesians 6:10 says- "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."