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Sponge

February 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

imageLove Heart ministries strives to encourage.  As believers, we are called to do just that!

“So encourage each other and give each other strength, just as you are doing now.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NCV)

Yet, many believers take on the “sponge” mentality.  We soak up all we can, through church and bible studies, but we fail to squeeze out anything on others. image

God’s message should effect our life in such a way that it spills out on others.

“So we have been sent to speak for Christ.  It is as if God is calling to you through us.  We speak for Christ when we beg you to be at peace with God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NCV)

Soak it up, but don’t keep it to yourself! ~Debra

Ready Yourselves

March 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”  (2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)

 

Phony

February 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Mark 11:13 -14 “And seeing in the distance a fig tree (covered) with leaves, He went to see if He could find any (fruit) on it (for in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves).  But when He came up to it, He found nothing but leaves, for the fig season had not yet come.  And He said to it.  No one ever again shall ear fruit from you.  And His disciples were listening (to what He said).”

th (1)I read this verse out of The Amplified Bible, and I finally got it.  This version tells me that the fruit of the fig tree comes at the same times as the leaves.  When Jesus saw the leaves and no fruit he cursed the tree because it was a phony.

In other words…if we only serve the church in name only and bear no fruit.  We are phony!

We have a friend who just had knee surgery.  He called and asked us if we could come and clean his fish tank.  Ewww!  Now, I could have thought of a thousand excuses not to do it and believe me I thought about it.  th

What kind of example would I be to this new believer?  I would be a fig tree bearing no fruit.   Going to church every Sunday proclaiming to be His servant but in reality only serving when it was convent for me and something I wanted to do.  “Me” centered; not “God” centered!

th (2)People are searching for God in and through His people.  Are they seeing something different or the same ole same ole?

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…(2 Corinthians 5:30) ~Debra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow

November 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Gwen and I are on our way to an event with the Ladies from First Baptist Church in Eastland,Texas.

They selected our topic concerning… “That’s a Long Shadow your Casting!”  With the Holiday’s just around the corner it will get crazy sooner than we think.

 

We will have contact with friends, family and total strangers.  What will they see?

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf:  Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:30, NIV)

Let others see Jesus in YOU! ~Debra