We have had the pleasure of having a few of our Missionary’s home and sharing the love of the Lord with them. I love when we ladies of the church get together to appreciate our Missionary’s, everyone brings a little food and we listen to the stories of how God works in the souls of people who have very little hope, who have believed in false God’s all their life. It amazes me the creative ways that the story of Jesus is brought to people of different countries. The language barriers that must be won and culture that are learned. I think Missionary’s are amazing!
Live and love like Jesus. Keep growing in the Lord. Abiding in Christ. Your first love is Christ, He should be your number one. Psalm 56:3 “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.” 1 Thessalonians 2:24-26 “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” Psalm 18:31-32 ‘For who is God, except the Lord? And the rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.”
These are a few things we spoke of and prayed on. I found them a great comfort. I hope you will as well.
Yours in Christ love, heartfulandhopeful
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Have you ever said “Why me God? What have I done to deserve this?.” The answer is very simple. You have not done anything. You have not done anything that God should reward you. We still think that we are in charge of our lives. We are not. There are two forces in our lives and one is evil while the other is good. Good for us that is. When we become born again (folllowing Christ) We have the guidence (Holy Spirit) that unbelievers do not have and never will as long as they refuse to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
I have done wrong in my life and still He loves me. He forgives me and The Holy Spirit trains me how not to do those things again and if I do He will remind me and scold me. Forgiveness is found in prayer and reading my Bible, faithfully learning more about the Lord and attending church. The longer you live in Christ the easier it is to become Christ-like. And by that I mean as He would like for you to be. A disicple for Him. To teach others how to love Him and have eternal life. Imagine if every christian shared their love for Him each day. How much more love we would have for one another.
Prayers, your prayers go unanswered until He hears the most important prayer you will say in your life: “Father, I know I am a sinner, I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and ask you to forgive me of my sins and I accept you into my heart as my Savior, Amen.” This is called repentance. Only then will you begin to know the presence of the Holy Spirit. God is about love, love for Him, for yourself and loving your neighbor as yourself.
Living for the Lord is rewarding, life is still tough but you have comfort in knowing that no matter what, God is going to take care of you. It may not be in the way you wanted or the timing may be off but He will take care of you. A heart sensitive to the Lord will know what He is doing. If you trust, have faith and abide in Him.
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) in the NKJV says- “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
For those of you who are struggling with the question, “Why Me” turn to our Lord and ask for forgiveness of your sins. Then act on your commitment and know you will have the Holy Spirit to guide you in all you do.
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Yours in Christ’s love, heartfulandhelpful
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When you accept Jesus into heart as your personal Savior, you not only have salvation, you also have The Holy Spirit to guide you. When Jesus arose from the dead and left us to join His Father in heaven, He left behind a Spirit. Not just any Spirit but the Holy Spirit. Since Jesus could no longer be with us in the flesh He knew we would need someone to keep us going in the direction of becoming disciples. Someone to right us when we are wrong. As a Christian when you do wrong, you have a nagging feeling that won’t let you forget that wrong. That is the Holy Spirit nudging you, making sure you ask for forgiveness from whom ever you wronged as well ask asking God to forgive you. The Holy Spirit will also stop you in your tracks as you are about to say or do wrong. If you would like to be close to Him, you must listen for the voice. I hear it in my mind often now and embrace the mentoring I receive as well as the accountability lashings.
As I talk to others all over the world in my email ministry that is The Holy Spirit guiding my thoughts and my words so that each person may hear the Gospel and the plan of salvation so that they can know that all men can be saved because Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again so that He will one day come again to gather all who have believed on Him and give them eternal life. (John 14:16-17) “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–The Spirit of truth, the world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him or knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
Yours in Christ’s love, heartfulandhopeful
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Christmas has always been hard on me. I’am usually sick and I don’t do well with crowds. I’m claustrophobic. My husband does not understand this concept. He also in my opinion doesn’t mind spreading his germs around! I’am also diabetic which increases the chances of me catching a germ and then not being able to get rid of it quickly. So that being said, lets talk about santa claus. Now here is an idea of a fat man in a suit that was not passed on to me by my parents. Sure I knew who santa was from my playmates, but it never made sense to me. Being raised by christian parents I knew the real reason for the idea of Christmas on December 25th each year was to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Jesus was sent to earth as a human by His heavenly Father to die on a cross for our sins. This is something to believe in and to give gifts for, not a fat man in a red suit. Teach your children about Jesus, He is the only hope for this world and for you to have eternal life. (John 3:16-21) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
So for your new year resolution get to know Jesus Christ and give life to a real purpose.
Yours in Christ’s love, heartfulandhopefull
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I write the title to this blog nearly everyday in my volunteer work. To know Peace with God is undoubtedly the most rewarding feeling a christian can know besides the fact that they will see the Heavenly Father and walk beside Him in Heaven one day. Only as a result of asking Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to come into your heart as your personal Savior can you hope to do this. There are many misconceptions as to how you may assured a place in Heaven. Your church attendance cannot get you into Heaven, reading your Bible cannot get you into Heaven. And your good deeds cannot get you into Heaven. There is only one way into Heaven. (Romans 10:9-10) says “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved..For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.”
To one day know you will join your loved ones and friends who had believed in the plan of salvation, how much does that mean to you? How much are you willing to give up now to assure yourself that you will sit at the feet of God and not in the fires of satan? How often are you thinking of what you can do for others and not of yourself? When was the last time you talked about Jesus to someone and not football, your ipad or iphone. We put so much thought into our’s and our loved ones earthly belongings and almost none into our heavenly future.
The time of our Lord is drawing near, and just as you have plans for your future you need to plan for your salvation and where you will spend eternity. I am always here should you need a map for that plan.
Yours, in Christ’s love, hearftfulandhopeful
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So you ask the Lord into your heart as your personal Savoir all is right with the world and then BAM something goes wrong in your life and you don’t know which way is up. Your hurt, angry and you go to God in prayer and you ask “what did I do Father?” But did you actually do something to create this havoc that is going on? For what seemed like a very long time everything was good, no bumps in the road, home free! Lurking in the background however is satan who has been watching and waiting for just such an opportunity to WHACK you upside your head! Suddenly you realize that you have become complacent in your worship of the God you gave your heart to and promise to love and obey Him. Were you not suppose to turn everything over to Him and let Him worry about your cares and heartaches? Yes you were. But there you were just going through your everyday routine, all was good and you forgot more and more to get down on your knees and ask Him for guidance and forgiveness for all that you needed to.
In walks satan, he knows, like God. every little detail of your life. He is there to destroy God in your head and heart. Only he is sneaky, he will wait for your most vulnerable moment and strike, just like the serpent that he is. So if you have let your guard down he will walk right in and take you, So be strong, be vigilant in your faith. ( 1 Peter 5:8 KJV ) ” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” Let God control your life. Don’t try to do it on your own, you are not strong enough to battle satan by yourself. Use God, he wants you to. Remember, bad things do happen to good people just be sure you have God with you at all times. Give Him the love he requires of you. He will never leave you.
Yours in Christ’s love, heartfulandhelpful
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