Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Matter of life or death

A matter of life or death.

The disappointment and sorrow in their eyes of a morning killed me; yet I was unable to control this desire I had to drink, whenever problems arose.  Although I was attending a church and was very active in the church, the dark days that the enemy got hold of me were terrible. My friends and family all began to question my salvation, in fact so did I.

Fortunately we had a pastor who cared deeply enough to take quite radical steps. He disciplined me and it really became even darker. My membership of the church was suspended until I could get control of my life again.

There was some-one though who cared so deeply and loved me too much to allow my life to end in darkness. Jesus, the light of the world, shone forth His beaming spotlight into my dark pit. Gently reaching down into my darkness, He took my hand and led me out. He covered me with His love and began ministering to my soul. Special people represented Jesus and saved my soul.  Today I am totally free of any bondage and live to give Him praise and adoration.

How are you doing? Do you know Jesus? Is He lord of your life?
There is an excellent website http://www.ptl.org which will answer many questions and give you tools to change your life. There are daily devotionals which will inspire and challenge you! It is user friendly and contains information about how you too can evangelize others.
How exciting can that be?

When Jesus left His disciples here on earth, He gave them the great commission.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt. 28 vs. 19-20.  Isn’t it wonderful that He has promised never to leave us or forsake us?

The Pocket Testament League will help you to know and understand who you are in Christ and will then equip you with evangelism tools to lead others to Him.

May you be blessed as you take this step of faith. 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3vs 16.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus.

You are driving home. To be honest, you should have left the party hours ago!
Yet that new lady from accounts department, was so funny and amusing, time slipped by. You are aware that you are over the limit; whose going to know anyway, after all you took the back road. Suddenly a violent storm breaks! The thunder crashes with lightening flashing. The car goes into a skid and lands in a culvert. By some miracle you are able to climb out the car. Your journey home now begins!

Panic sets in as you are frightened. You’ve heard so many stories about this part of the country, hi-jacking and assaults. You run blindly and soon are lost.
You see a bush and you crawl under for protection. Tears pour down your face as you assess your situation.

He has been watching you for some time. In fact you could perhaps say He planned this! He has already dispatched angels to keep you safe.

Suddenly you remember stories heard long ago in Sunday School. You enjoyed them so much, in fact you loved church when you were growing up. Then slowly you were drawn away.

“Jesus, please help me! I am lost.” You call out.

You feel a presence. He is right beside you. Gently He lifts you up and carries you in His arms.

This above scenario applied to me many years ago. I was lost, having been brought up in a family that went to church, I knew the way. Yet the way of the world seemed so enticing. Surely I could have some fun and then when I was too old to party, i would then go back to church!

Jesus tells us all to come to Him. He invites the rich, poor, sick, healthy, lovely and unlovely to come to Him. He knows your situation and He understands far better than anybody else. There is no sin too awful or bad that cannot be forgiven. He gave His life for You. He loves you with an ever-lasting love. He wants you to come as you are. No need to get all dressed up and smart. Just heed His call. You don’t have to be the brainiest person alive, heed His call.

He died an awful death for you. He loves you unconditionally. He took all sin upon Himself so that we can be free.http://www.faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/

Friday, November 18, 2011

Whispers of hope: Lessons learnt!

Whispers of hope: Lessons learnt!: It is 7 weeks since my unfortunate accident. Boy, have I learnt some lessons. Firstly the saying "Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace" ...

Lessons learnt!

It is 7 weeks since my unfortunate accident. Boy, have I learnt some lessons.

Firstly the saying "Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace" is so very true. Unfortunately I wasn't a very patient person at he start of this journey. True, I have often asked the Lord for patience, and He certainly answered me this time around! He has taught me to wait upon other people, as I needed people to drive me to appoitments. Difficult one that when I was so used to my independence. Waiting for people to fetch me and then having them follow me around wherever I walked was somewhat difficult, yet I soon grew into it.

Secondly to take nothing for granted! How lucky I was that it only my arm that was broken. It could so easily been a hip or a leg, especially as I suffer from Oestoporosis. God was surely there. Friends were so kind with cooking meals, praying for me and sending messages of hope.
I have truly come to realize the value of having loads of friends. Thanks guys, you really helped me through.

The most important lesson though and one I shall never forget is the one that there is a God and He never leaves you or forsakes you. When I had my mini black out while I was alone at home and outside, He enabled me to finally get indoors and phone my husband. Although at the time I had felt so alone and frightened He sure came through for me. He sent the right person to visit me while I was lying in hospital, alone and in agony awaiting surgery. She is a dear friend and a true angel.

I've had to learn to slow down and to allow others to help. To not only give but to receive humbly. To allow others into my "space" and to check my attitude.

Life is slowly returning to normal. This week I began to drive around the suburb we live in. I am beginning to be able to use my left arm and hand again. I know it will be awhile before I have the full use again, but at least I am getting there.

Thank you Father God for your angels which protected me that day.
Thank you for the love of friends and family.
Most of all thank you that You never leave us or forsake us.
May I continue to be so aware of Your never-ending love and mercy for as long as I live.