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At midnight, I was wide awake.  As I scanned the TV for something to put me to sleep, I noticed the variety of things that a person can get to help shape up their body parts.  If you need to be perkier or flatter or tighter there’s something you can buy to help you along.  But the underlying message is, “If yours isn’t, it should be.”

I have a saying that’s all my own.  It’s, “No matter where you go, there you are.”  Sounds pretty simple, but take a deeper look.  It means that regardless of where you go, what you look like, or who you’re with, the you that only you and God know is still there.  The you that suffers from temper issues.  The you that can’t be satisfied because you think you’re ugly or unworthy.  In other words, you can’t make a fresh start anywhere with the old you still in tow – no matter what you do!

Some years ago, Robert S. McGee wrote a fantastic book called The Search for Significance.  Here’s the blurb: WE CAN BUILD OUR SELF-WORTH ON OUR ABILITY TO PLEASE OTHERS, OR ON THE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS OF JESUS CHRIST.  He hits the nail squarely on the head.  The book/workbook is available at www.amazon.com and is definitely worth reading.  Check it out.

Love Heart, let God do your extreme makeover from the inside out.  Flabby and saggy are only temporary.  One day you will lay your “tent” down and the real you will either be joined with the Father or eternally separated from Him forever depending on what you’ve decided about Jesus.  But while you’re earth bound, be all He created you to be.  Base your significance on who you are in Christ, not how flat your abs are!  Gwen~

Has your world ever been turned so upside down that all you could do was cry out to God?  Mine has-many times. Honestly, I just don’t know what I would have done if I couldn’t have called on Him.  I’ve been so upset that I couldn’t even put words to my prayer…all I could do was call out His Holy Name!  And, I knew He was the only one Who could help.

                  Love Heart, if you don’t have an intimate relationship with Jesus, today might be the day for you to start one.  He’s waiting!  He’s not somewhere way out in the universe and untouchable.  He’s got His full attention turned toward you, always…and He’s waiting!  In John 14:6 Jesus Himself says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  He is faithful.  You will not be disappointed! Gwen~

Who Is Your God?

April 24, 2017 — Leave a comment

Many of you may already know the Savior, Jesus Christ, while others of you may be seeking Him. For some of you, these may be the first words you are hearing about the One True God.  Hear this. Wherever you are in your quest to know God, Debra and I are praying for you.

Recently I heard a testimony about a woman who talked about “her idol.” It brought this scripture to mind.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 (NIV) 18 “Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. 19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.” 20 The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

Love Heart, these are not my words.  They are taken from the Holy Bible.  Today, if you are counting on something made by man to give you guidance, whether it’s made of stone or wood or gold, please reconsider.  Seek God and find faith in Him and Him alone.  Gwen~

No, Never Alone~

April 4, 2017 — Leave a comment

               Something amazing happened!  James Cameron spent three hours on the bottom of the Mariana Trench.  If you’ve never heard of this place, it’s located in the Pacific Ocean and it’s the deepest known place on the earth, 35,756 feet below the surface.  That’s nearly 7 miles down.

He spoke of his feeling of isolation from all humanity as he observed the barren desolate lunar-like landscape.

During His crucifixion, Jesus felt alone too!  He cried out to His Father asking why He had been forsaken while the very ones He had died to save also turned their backs on Him.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the resurrection of the Christ, our Redeemer.  He no longer is dead but is alive!

Listen to these beautiful words of comfort from Psalm 139:7-8.

 “Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are here; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”

             Love Heart, if you have accepted Jesus’s sacrifice on your behalf, you are NEVER alone!  Even if you’re sitting smack dab in the middle of the Mariana Trench, (or flying at crusing altitudes of 35,000 feet) our God is there.  Praise be to the Lord!  He’s Alive!

Credit for this amazing map goes to Daniel Feher.  You can view his original work at http://www.freeworldmaps.net/ocean/mariana-trench/map.html.  Thanks, Daniel!

Gwen~

Hold On!

March 30, 2017 — Leave a comment

check engineSometimes, the day in and day out things of life just drag you under.  The “check engine” light comes on, you miss an appointment, someone misunderstands what you’re saying.  Grrr!  Those days always make you feel a little “off” for lack of a better explanation.

If you’re like me, your mind starts to whirl at an alarming pace trying to figure out how to fix all the problems at hand.  The next thing I know, I’m completely in overload. If my body came with a “check engine” light, it would be flashing!

The truth of the matter is that you can only do what you can do.  Most of life is truly out of your control.  God is the one who holds the key to your beating heart and your expanding and contracting lungs.

peachAs long as God allows us to live, there will be trouble – He’s told us that in John 16:33. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Yep, there will be difficulties and trouble to face daily.  But are you one of those who are “in me?”  Do you have the peace that Jesus gives to those who love Him?  If you can’t say with 100% certainty that you belong to Him, get that issue settled today.  If you can’t find someone to discuss this with, feel free to contact Love Heart Ministries. Gwen~