Taking A Stand For God!

Persecution of Christians is Growing, both here and abroad! We need to stand up before it’s too late!

In India for example, the main religion is Hinduism. India is not a country that we usually think of when we think of Christians being persecuted, but it is definitely becoming one!  Those who follow Christ or who share their faith are sometimes murdered-simply because they are following Jesus.  They are sometimes interrogated and beaten, while the government turns a blind eye to it all. There are 66,194,000 Christians in India.  Please pray for them.

In America, we are so Blessed.  And yet, how often do we fail to realize just how Blessed we are?  In India, a person may lose their life for simply following Jesus.  In America, all we really have to do is stand up to peer pressure, and yet how often we fail to do so?

There are many types of “bullying”.  There’s the physical bullying as we see in India and there is the emotional bullying that we see in America.  But how often did our parents tell us that “sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never harm you.”  We can take a stand now-or wait until the emotional bullying becomes physical.

After all Jesus suffered for us, should we not be willing to stand up to the bullies in our country?

We “were born for such a time as this! It’s our choice, we must pray that we choose wisely. Be the Light!

The Blessing

We’ve posted The Blessing being sung in many states and countries. What a gift they have all given us! A reminder that it is our very differences coming together that truely create beauty.

God loves us all. Jesus died and rose again for everyone of us. And we should love each other, just as Jesus commanded. Always.

People follow Jesus all over the world! Each of them are our brother and sister in Christ. We need to be reminded what a Blessing and Gift they are to us all 🙂

No One Makes Beauty From A Storm Like our Lord

Both literally and figuratively 😊

Ever see a sky after a storm when the sun comes out?  It is so beautiful.  And so new.  I could stare up at it for hours.  God makes the sky after a storm so incredibly beautiful; it’s truly a gift.

And the same can be said of our lives.  We all go through storms.  Life has plenty of them, and sometimes they can be overwhelming.  But once through the storm, our lives become a beautiful thing once again.

But it’s funny, while we remember to pray during the storm, we sometimes forget to pray when the storm is over.  And yet that is sometimes the most important time to pray of all!  Because it is when times are peaceful and easy, that we can forget exactly where that “peace” comes from.

Racism

There has been a lot of talk about the growth of racism in the media lately.  But I can’t help but think that the media has actually caused most of it.  And I can’t help but wonder if what is really growing is not racism, but fear.

And the most important question is not “Why”, but “How”.  How do we change it?

Personally, I think we change it one heart at a time.  We need to meet under the Cross.  For Christ knows no colors and neither does Heaven.  For  regardless of color, political beliefs or any of the many other ways by which we divide ourselves, Jesus Loves Us All, Each and Everyone!   God always has and God always will!

And if we can’t actually meet, than let us pray for one another.  For as my Pastor says, “Prayer Changes Things” 🙂

Respect God’s Power, Accepts His Son and Remember His Love

Looking around, I am reminded that God created this world.  The clouds, the sun,  winds. seas  and mountains are but a few of His creations.  And yet so often, we forget just how powerful our God is!  And how much He loves us, and what that means.

You have a very, very powerful “friend” who loves you very, very much!  Do not fear 🙂

 

 

 

When our prayers are answered, do we thank God or do we have doubts that God is the One responsible?


I was reading The Intercessory Prayer book and it raised this very point. And I couldn’t help but think that sometimes that’s true. Why is it that it can take me a few moments to say thank you? After all, shouldn’t that be my immediate response?

For myself, many times my gratefulness and thank you are immediate. But there are occasional times when it takes me a little longer, when I hear that whisper in my mind, “would that have happened anyway?” That whisper-it’s from Satan. Banish him and give your thanks, and any doubts, to God.

For our Lord will appreciate the first and take care of the second 😊