Monday, October 7, 2013

You Are Loved!

Just felt compelled to say this tonight,


Whether you feel it or not, it is true.

Whether you believe it or not, it is true.

God loves you more than you know. He's not a vengeful God waiting to exercise judgment for everything you have done wrong or for your unbelief. He is a loving God who went to the greatest lengths to let you know how much He loves you.

"God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins."
1 John 4:9-10

Don't ever let the devil lie to you and get you to believe that you are not loved or that you are worthless. You are deeply loved by God. Value is based on what something is worth. God says that you are worth His One and Only Son. That's the price that was paid for you.


It is true. You are loved by God and many others.

If you ever find yourself in a real time of need, don't hide. Find someone to talk to. If I can help in any way let me know and I will do whatever I can to help.

"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us." 1 John 4:11-12


Friday, August 2, 2013

Do It Anyway!

Do It Anyway - Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

I recently read this poem and was reminded of how often I forget what life is really about.  So many times my perspective is colored by my finite view of things.  This caused me to once again ask myself the following questions:
What really matters in this life?  Why am I even here?  Who am I living to please?  

Wrestling with these questions help our perspective begin to change from finite to eternal.  When I begin to think about that which really matters, I am then motivated to live for Christ and the reality of His Kingdom.

His Kingdom may be unseen and we may struggle at times to understand how we are to function as a part of it, while living in this earthly kingdom, but we must not forget that it is the Kingdom of God that we must live for and "seek first."

I love the end of this poem and think it basically sums up life "You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God."  We will all stand before Him one day and give account for what we did with the life He has given us.

May we think more about Him and less about our circumstances, critics, fans, enemies, excuses and problems.  "It was never between you and them anyway."

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Where is your trust? Is it in Jesus or your own ability to control and manipulate things according to your will? Do you believe that He is good and all things work for the good of those who love Him? If so, stop sweating the small stuff. Enjoy life and rest in His love and care for you. When you are tempted to be anxious and worry, just remember that a sparrow doesn't fall to the ground without Him knowing and He has all of the hairs on your head numbered.