God gave us His son because He loved us so much. Whether it is Christmas, Valentines, Birthdays, or Weddings, there is no gift as great as the one God the Father gave. All we have to do is believe. The plan of salvation is so easy, some miss it thinking it’s this huge complex thing. It just takes faith, and the willingness to give your life to Jesus.
God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
We often hear people say, “I have a heart for Dance, or I have a heart for Teaching. I have a heart for Animals, or I have a heart for Children. Our hearts are often our destiny, we follow our hearts into doing those very things. We become teachers, veterinarians and some become dancers. The Lord says, “He will give them a heart to know Him”. He goes on to say,”They shall be my people, and I will be their God”. He has given us a heart for Him. If you have not already done it, become a Christian and follow Him. This is your destiny
I do love you , O Lord, my strength. I could not live without you. Without the Lord I would find it hard to get up each day. My husband and I are fighting so many battles, I can hardly believe it myself how He is holding us through terrible challenges in our life. My husband has Giant Cell Arteritis. It is a rare disease. It is similar to arthritis, but it attacks the arteries. The treatment for that has caused Kidney disease. He has had a couple bad falls and has been in the hospital since thanksgiving. His injuries were so severe he has had to learn to stand and walk again. It breaks my heart to see him in this way. But he smiles and laughs and does the best he can..He is getting stronger everyday..He does two hours in the gym every morning. He can stand now and is walking with a walker. The Lord is his strength! I too have battles to fight as I try to spend everyday with him where he is . I’m tired, and fearful of what he is going through. Along with that I am still battling stage 4 cancer. I have been on Chemo now for 14 months, no breaks because my cancer is advanced. I can’t stop with the chemo or the cancer will figure the treatment out and morph its way around and get stronger. But you know what. I’m strong because the Lord gives me my strength. While Jerry has been in the hospital, I have been making hearts and giving them away to all the nurses and staff. I have made more than 100 hearts and I am blessed. I took them to the cancer center also and spread the hearts around there. I was blessed again. I have also given them to strangers and have had so many beautiful stories come my way. Some say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I say when life breaks your heart, make hearts and make people smile.
Valentines Day is days away. It is a lovely holiday causing everyone to focus on love for one another. I love the sentiment, and all the decor. I also love the cards and of course the candy, chocolate being the all time favorite of mine. There is one love though that is the finest of all. Love that has no comparison. That is loving the Lord our God. He loved us first, and when we love Him back, it is the greatest love of all. Think on this as you celebrate this year. The Lord is so worthy of our honor and love on this Love Day.
Love is a beautiful thing. Love doesn’t rejoice in wickedness and sin. Love stays far away from evil and sin. Yes, we are surrounded by evil, and we all have sinned. But Jesus came to save us from our sin, and lift our lives out of the hand of evil. So we must look away from evil and not rejoice in it. Lets only rejoice in the truth. The truth is, Jesus set us free! Satan will throw many evil things in our path. Things that feel good, look good, and are captivating. All in an attempt to capture us. Look away, the rejoicing and fun of evil last only a moment. Rejoice only in the TRUTH.
The Lord appeared to the disciples on several occasions after He had risen from the dead. This was the third time that they saw Him. They were fishing and not catching anything, when they saw the Lord standing on the shore. He told them to cast their net on the right side of the ship and they would find fish. They found so many fish they could hardly drag the nets ashore. Jesus had a fire going and said to them, “Come and Dine”. They were amazed. After dinner he said to Peter “Do you love me? Peter said, “Yes Lord I love you. Jesus said “Feed my lambs”. “The Lord said unto Peter the a second time, “Peter do you love me? Peter said “Yes Lord you know I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” A third time Jesus said to Peter, “Do you love me”? Peter was now upset and said “Lord you know all things, you know I love you.”Jesus said,”Feed my sheep.”Clearly from this conversation that Peter had with the Lord, we can see that loving Him means serving Him, and working within the flock. There are adult sheep, and baby lambs. There are many who have not yet acknowledged that they are a sheep. They all need to be fed at every level, at all times. That is why I write this blog, so that His word which is life to us goes out. We all should be sharing the Lord and encouraging those around us. Don’t miss those opportunities that come your way. A lamb may not grow to adulthood without proper feeding. Don’t miss the chance to share His love with an adult sheep. They may be floundering and need His touch. Many don’t know him and are not yet in the flock. We are His hands extended. We are His servants.
DO YOU LOVE HIM?