Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on the Lord!

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day!
Do you like to wait? Probably not and I know I do not like to wait.  I am so terrible at waiting...I like it now and 10 minutes ago...anybody with me? God doesn't want us to be that way though...that is not the way life works. We have to wait on God! There are times that God shows us the pathway before we even realize we need it and other times we have to wait on God to open a pathway.  God really opened a great path for me this week with a hopeful job I will be able to start next year.  Something I am waiting for in my life right now is for my Hope ministry to get bigger! I would love to eventually be speaking to ladies all over the world about Jesus and the hope He has given me! Right now it doesn't seem like that dream is all that doable. But I do know that if God wants it for me, it will come to pass. Would you pray especially that God would start opening more doors for me to share my testimony and His hope with others?! Honestly we are all given opportunities to share Jesus with the world each day..at a store, at school, at work...I am reminded that I need to be using those opportunities before I can expect huge more corporate opportunities. I would love to be asked to speak at more women's conferences, etc. Also pray that God will lead me along to the next step to take with my ministry! I know the Lord has called me to be a teacher, but somewhere deep down I feel that He is calling me to more at some point in my life maybe with this ministry to spread His words to the world.  We are all called to spread His words to the world! He uses us each differently, but He is always good! Thank you for your prayers! And feel free to share what you may be waiting on in your life at this point!

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."
Psalm 27:14-"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."

If you haven't had God's Spirit enter your life, please continue reading,
1. Realize that God loves youJohn 3:16-"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
2. Realize that you are a sinner.  Sins are anything that you do that is wrong, examples are lying, lusting, being jealous, etc. 
Romans 3:23- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
3. Know that you are a lost sinner.  Realize that you need Jesus to get to Heaven.  Nothing you do is good enough.  Sin must be paid for, but Jesus paid the price for sin. 
Romans 6:23- "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (You must accept that gift)
4. Believe that God sent Jesus, His Son, into the world, and believe that He died on a cross to take the punishment for your sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later.
Romans 5:8- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Matthew 28:6-"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
5. Ask God to forgive you of your sins, and ask Him to enter into your life and save you.
Romans 10:9-10- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Acts 2:21-"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
If you do that or have done that already, you are a child of God and you have begun your journey of following God's plan for your life.

Friday, October 18, 2013

As far as the East is from the West

Hello all!
Thanks for praying for sweet Kylei! Please continue to do that.  Her caring bridge page link is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kyleichambless.  If you would like to keep up with her, please check out her page.

I wanted to encourage you all today as the Lord encouraged me by reminding me that once we ask God to forgive us from sin, He does, and He chooses to forget that we ever did that sin. 

Psalm 103:12 - "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."
Wow...He chooses not to remember.  We must choose not to remember and do not allow the devil to bring old sin up again.  Resist him...when he tries to bring up old stuff that you know you have asked God to forgive you from...think about something else. 
This goes another way as well, and I was challenged when I read this in my life application Bible where it explains this verse.  We must choose to forget the wrong things people have done to us when we say we forgive them.  Don't bring it back up. Don't even think about it anymore. It's gone. You forgave them; God forgave them. It's like it's not even there anymore. We have all done wrong things, we are all sinners.  Forgive. And let God forgive you. He already has actually, you just have to ask for it!

If you don't know how to ask for forgiveness or you have never asked Jesus to be Lord of your life, please continue reading.
1. Realize that God loves youJohn 3:16-"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
2. Realize that you are a sinner.  Sins are anything that you do that is wrong, examples are lying, lusting, being jealous, etc. 
Romans 3:23- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
3. Know that you are a lost sinner.  Realize that you need Jesus to get to Heaven.  Nothing you do is good enough.  Sin must be paid for, but Jesus paid the price for sin. 
Romans 6:23- "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (You must accept that gift)
4. Believe that God sent Jesus, His Son, into the world, and believe that He died on a cross to take the punishment for your sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later.
Romans 5:8- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Matthew 28:6-"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
5. Ask God to forgive you of your sins, and ask Him to enter into your life and save you.
Romans 10:9-10- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Acts 2:21-"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
If you do that or have done that already, you are a child of God and you have begun your journey of following God's plan for your life.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kylei4Christ

Hey Y'all!
     I want to take today's post and just ask you all to pray for a sweet little 5 year old who was just diagnosed with lymphoma/leukemia.  Her name is Kylei and she is in my 5 yr. old Sunday School class at church.  She is precious and her family has a great attitude about the diagnosis and they are trusting God for the whole situation.  God is good even in the valley and He knows what He is doing even when we do not.  I cannot imagine the pain and hurting her parents and family feel, but I do know that God is giving them strength one day at a time.  Please pray for her kidneys to handle the chemo they are giving her, and also for her mass to shrink.  Also pray that God chooses to give this sweet girl earthly healing and that the cancer never comes back!  We cannot understand these things, and we must know that "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."  Romans 8:28
Thanks for praying and I hope you are enjoying a blessed week! :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hold on and hang tight!

Well happy October friends! Hope you all are enjoying fall! I want to encourage you today to remember you have been redeemed.  If you have asked Jesus to be your Saviour and believed on Him to save you from your sins....you are redeemed! WOW! Completely forgiven....completely set free.  No more payment for your sin must be sacrificed...you should ask for forgiveness when you sin, but the price we should have paid has already been paid...by JESUS! All you have to do is accept His free payment for your sins once and for all! I think it's so important as believers to remember the price Jesus paid, remember we are free from sin.  And we are God's child! We are His... He knows us by name! And you do not have to be afraid of anything...because whatever you go through...GOD is going through it with you.  No matter how bad it is....He's right there, He understands it better than you do, and He's not leaving your side.  So hold on, hang tight, because hope is always there! Read Isaiah 43:1-2- "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

If you do not know how or if you have accepted Jesus, please continue reading! It's so simple...the gift is free.

1. Realize that God loves you
John 3:16-"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
2. Realize that you are a sinner.  Sins are anything that you do that is wrong, examples are lying, lusting, being jealous, etc. 
Romans 3:23- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
3. Know that you are a lost sinner.  Realize that you need Jesus to get to Heaven.  Nothing you do is good enough.  Sin must be paid for, but Jesus paid the price for sin. 
Romans 6:23- "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (You must accept that gift)
4. Believe that God sent Jesus, His Son, into the world, and believe that He died on a cross to take the punishment for your sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later.
Romans 5:8- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Matthew 28:6-"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
5. Ask God to forgive you of your sins, and ask Him to enter into your life and save you.
Romans 10:9-10- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Acts 2:21-"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
If you do that or have done that already, you are a child of God and you have begun your journey of following God's plan for your life.