Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jesus Christ, My First Love

“Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means; the Lord be with you all.”
II Thessalonians 3:16

May the Christian's life show the presence of God daily. God is the one who is the master of peace. He could turn my peace to "off" in an instant. Lord, as I go about my daily duties, let it be done with my "first love" never left out (Revelation 2:4). 

Jesus Christ, the Presence of God; may HE be seen, not me!

Please pray for a man from our town, named Rick. I talked with him at my post office window yesterday. He has a lot of ungodly thoughts of our very church, from almost 30 years ago, prior to our pastor being in the pulpit. How sad. He grew up in the church but never trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. I pray that he saw the presence of God yesterday. Syd and I are praying for his salvation, as many of our church family have been for many years.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An Evening Follow-Up

One of the messages my hubby chose last night was the SAME ONE that God used in my heart (the Kitchen Sermon from that morning) from Philippians 4! I did not bother to tell Syd that I'd already listened to it, that very day! I just praised God that He knew that I needed to hear it again.

What a personal God we have! If you know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, He certainly is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

I truly pray that if you do not know this personal Savior, that you will realize that He died for YOUR sin (YOURS). He wants you to place your faith in that fact. It is Jesus Christ who "reconciles" us to God. He takes your hand and places it into the Hand of God, bringing us back into a peaceful relationship with the Father; a relationship that was shattered because of the sin of mankind.

I hope that you have a blessed day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

What Am I Thinking?

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

This was part of the scripture passage that Hannah and I have been memorizing last week and for the upcoming week.

As I obediently put these things into practice, I wonder how many thoughts and words will be cut out of my mind and mouth. It will change the way I think and speak! Praise the Lord for this!

Satan wants the Christian’s mind.

It is the Lord’s will that we stop thinking on and pointing out all the wrong in everyone’s life. If not, we’ll never make it in the battle of the mind. I am praising God for the messages from God's Word that our Pastor brought this Lord's Day. These, followed up by a kitchen sermon this morning, from Philippians 4.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. Our Thanksgiving week was such a blessing.

Please pray for a particular lady in our town. As far as I know she has not received the Lord Jesus as her personal savior yet. We, as women, have great opportunities to minister to ladies and young ladies. I am praying for the Lord to open the right opportunities this week, as she and her family are going through tremendous hardships. Her husband has recently confessed that he has accepted Jesus' shed blood and resurrection to secure his salvation. The physical troubles that have hit this family are hard to grasp. The Lord knows just what to bring into someone's life to draw them to Himself. Thanks to all of you Christians who will be praying.