Saturday, February 19, 2011

~My One and Only You, God~

You breathe the air of life into me when the world is smothering my very existence.

You comfort me from the hurt inflicted by the overwhelming evil that lurks.

You nourish my starving soul from weakness.

You lead the way out of turmoil into peace.

You reveal beauty that was created for my eyes only.

You show me how to grieve with a smile.

You restore laughter and strength in times that seem hopeless.

And you, God, forgive me over and over from the pits of sin.

So it's you, God, I will live to serve all the days of my life.

By: Kelli Estes (July 5, 2005)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Only God opens the eyes to your heart to see Jesus!

It's up to us to invite Him into our heart to live and reign over our life forevermore!

I'm always amazed when God reaches down from heaven and touches one of His precious children on this earth. Only a Holy God can touch a heart by the power of His Holy Spirit through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Jesus is alive in the hearts of His people and we are commanded to spread this good news!!!

I had the awesome privilege of being right beside a young lady Sunday as she made an eternity altering decision for Jesus Christ to be the Lord and Savior of her life! The eyes of her heart were opened and the truth of the gospel penetrated through to her heart in a way that it never had before.

This young lady had been in church many years, but had never seen Jesus through the eyes of her heart until February 13, 2011. Thank God for the free gift of salvation!

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What's love got to do with it?

I bet the lyrics of Tina Turner are racing through your thoughts about right now!

Valentine’s Day is upon us…once again! The one day of the year when we are all reminded to celebrate “love” and “romance”. We all desire to be loved every single day of our lives and oh how we long for that romance we once new when our relationships were in infancy, but it is especially important to us on Valentine’s Day because of the central focus placed upon this special day! I guess I’m probably speaking for the ladies out there more so than the gentlemen.
I wonder how many people celebrating their love for that special someone will have a truthful perception of what love really is? I was watching a movie a few months ago called, “Why Did I Get Married Too”. There was an older couple talking about how “true love” NEVER comes back void. My wheels began to turn because I know God’s word NEVER comes back void as stated in the Bible, but I never really thought about love.

I grabbed my Bible and went to work searching the scriptures and this is what I found out...

Isaiah 55:11
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Then…I began thinking about how God is the word.

1 John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love

Sooo, if God is the Word and God is love then God, His Word, and Love are all one in the same just like the trinity I suppose.

True Love NEVER comes back void for real!!!

The very best Valentine gift of love that I can think of is John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Ladies…once we receive this kind of love into our hearts, every single day with our spouses and loved ones can be Valentine’s Day! Thank you Jesus!