Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It is well

because of Jesus..
I can always..
always say..
it is well with my soul

thank you Jesus

Many know my faith to be strong…
and my marriage to be strong and healthy…
and that I am raising children in the faith…

but … please remember… we live in community.
When you live IN community with strong believers,
it's not an opportunity for you to be lazy,
or negligent in your walk with Christ.

You are speaking Christ in to my family 
or you are NOT.

Matthew 12:20
"He who is not with me is against me; 
and he who does not gather with Me scatters."

We walk with Christ…
In a world of unbelievers, 
people we LOVE so dearly…
this message is NOT for them..
Jesus has given us SUCH a heart for them..

sharing His light,
His love,
His grace,
with all the people that we meet
on any given day
is just.. who HE made us to be..
It's hard not to LOVE what Jesus loves
hard not to love WHO Jesus Loves...

This post is to our community..
Our community is full of those who know Jesus.
The body of Christ is there to minister to one another,
build one another up,
care for...
If you are in that community
choose not to support us,
love us,
encourage, etc...
because you see our strengths,
see our faith,
see our voice,…
you NEED to know...
your silence
your neglect,
are speaking a version of Christ
that I don't want for my children…

Get away from me.
Get away from my Children..
Lets just say..
i never knew you.

I am not hiding anymore…
i LOVE you
HE loves you.
I'm just going to stand over here..
way over here 
with my KING..
re-introduce yourself 
when you are ready to BE in 
REAL Community

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NEVER forsaken

How is it, that so many are SO busy with 
mission and ministry
and yet fail to
fail to help
 those hurting and suffering 
right in front of them…. ?

being busy, 

does not always mean that we are serving Christ… 


 it just means.. 

we are too busy, looking LIKE
 we are serving Christ, to actually serve Christ.. 
Scripture has a lot to say about showing favoritism in the body of Christ..
 here are just four verses… 

Acts 10:34-35 

Romans 2:11

"For God does not show favoritism"

James 2:1

"My Brethren, do not hold your faith in our

glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of 

personal favoritism."

James 2:9

"But if you show partiality, you are 

committing sin, and are convicted by the 

law as transgressors."

If someone has made you feel small…
less than,
or left you bleeding and wounded standing before them,
in preference for another…
just know this..

We are not to neglect one over another… 
or choose one over another when we are in service of the Lord… 
God's people will be served by HIM.. 
It is THEY that loose the glory and opportunity to SERVE the Lord 
in serving you…
for you are precious,
and will be cared for by God

In the end, it IS God they sin against when they do such things…

If you have ever felt abandoned by God's people..
please know this..

God has not abandoned you.
God's people are sinners JUST like me,
JUST like you..
and sinners will do, what sinners do..
they sin..
they fall, they fail,
they WILL let you down..
they stumble,
drop the ball,
do it all.

THEY need the Grace and mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ 
and readily 
as you or I…
Their failings
are NOT Christ Jesus' failings.

His love is perfect,
never ending,
hold fast to HIM,
and His mercies will be new in the morning.
Never confuse the sinner with the SAVIOR..

forgive them

as readily as you have been forgiven,
for this is what Christ Jesus would want.

not the disregarding,
or dismissing of their sin,
but the forgiveness of it.

HE will see your pain,
your suffering,
your forgotten place
and HE will restore you,
HE will renew you,
Trust in the Lord
with ALL your heart. 
you will NOT be forsaken..
God will send mercies..
through others…
fear not..
hold fast
YOU are NOT alone

Even the Darkest Night will End

sometimes life's paths…. 
take us down ways that are…
and twisty..
and just when we think they can't get 
any darker..
or more 
they do.

the lighting shifts…
on the path
slowly ....becomes more difficult to see.
The way, is less safe,
and even more frightening than a just a step ago.
Before, we know it..
our every day lives, feel like some sort of horror film..
we bump into shiny happy people,
and put on our shiny happy face…smile,
and enjoy their joy..bask in the light of their existence,
and suddenly they are gone..
We turn and see we are again..
alone on a path…

The thing… about being alone.. on that path..
in the dark..
is , it's so creepy..
and, frightening..
and quiet..
but LOUD.
every leaf that crinkles… beneath the foot..
stones tumbling …
rustling in the shadows…
causing our heart to race..
it skips a beat and pounds so very loudly..
adding to the strange noises in the darkness we are surrounded by..
then suddenly one
hear ones own breath.. 
the anxiety of every moment runs so very high…
"keep calm..
keep calm…
press on .. 
press on…
one step forward..
just one more..
day light cometh…"
it's the shadows that are the worst…
one MUST remember...
because they are the easiest TO fear..
It's in the shadows that our secret fears hide…
where demons reside,
where lies
and dead dreams,
and ancient tales, 
buried and told 
now forgotten,
and old…
live on..
if live is what you call them…
it really is more like
and seep 
as they try to drift into your mind…
the shadowy places
the darkest of dark spaces…
it's why we try we try as we should
two run with all our might
into the Light
the Light 
that is Jesus Christ.
when the valleys
are shadowy…
and the way is dark
and full of gloom…
we HAVE to 
hold fast…
That is what I do…
I remember the scriptures..
Holding fast to the promises of God..
praying that YOU do too,
are holding fast to His promises…
if you are walking in the shadowy places..
call out to Jesus..
and hold FAST to His promises..
because In Christ..
we have nothing to fear…
and as the wise Winston Churchill advised us…
don't set up camp on the scary trail..
ARE loved
YOU are NOT alone
Life can be VERY hard..
but Jesus IS alive
IS seated at the right hand of the Father
for me and for you!
because of Him..
we've got this…

May Peace be yours as you walk 
this Path…