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Passion

August 17, 2017 — Leave a comment

My husband and I have been watching some of the old Billy Graham ministry programs.  Wow!  He preaches straight from the heart and lead by the Spirit.  No holding back from this man.

As I watched the telecast, one thing stood out for me.  The people who had made a decision for Christ were RUNNING to the altar.  When is the last time you’ve seen or felt that kind of Passion for anything?  Especially the Lord!

Thesaurus defines Passion as: fervor, obsession, excitement, enthusiasm, zeal, delight!

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your strength!” (Deuteronomy 6:5) Deb~

 

Redeemed

November 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

Redeem: to buy back : repurchase . to get or win back to free from what distresses or harms, to free from captivity by payment of ransom , to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental , to release from blame or debt : clear , to free from the consequences of sin .

“But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”(Galatians 3:13,NLT)

Praise God! ~Debra

Potential

November 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

I read a story about a great sculptor Michaelangelo.  He was moving a huge, odd shaped rock through a busy street..  “When asked what he was doing, the artist replied that he was going to release the angel within the stone.”  Before he put hammer and chisel to the rock, he could see the potential within.

God is that Artist, Sculptor, Designer who looks at you and sees more than you can possibly imagine.

He sees the gifts that he has designed within you   He knows exactly what your capable of and he knows the preparation that has taken place for you to serve in your church.

“All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.  The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, the form one body.  So it is with Christ.  For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jew or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.  Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.” (1 Corinthians 12:11-14, NIV)   

Each believer was created to serve the church with his God given talent.  Let’s serve together for the Kingdom. ~Debra

I Can’t…HE Can!

October 19, 2016 — Leave a comment

I have a friend that is looking for a new job.  She asked me if she could use me as a reference.

She asked because I’ve worked with her, I know her abilities, her good points and bad.  I know her heart.

Christ knows yours!  Have you ever been asked to do something for the kingdom and felt you weren’t qualified?

Paul, a disciple of Christ, never claimed to be qualified either.  He just learned to look past his own faults to the competence of Christ.  We can follow in his footsteps. (2 Corinthians 3:1-6, NIV)

  • Our inabilities drive us to Christ.
  • Relieves us of the burden of trying to do on our own.
  • We then draw on the Holy Spirits unlimited strength.
  • By acknowledging our weakness God can show what great things He can do through us.
  • When we trust on the abilities of Christ and walk in obedience our Faith grows

Why struggle when you know there is a job to do!   Call on the Holy Spirit; let him live in and work through you. He has ALL you need!  ~Debra

How He Loves Us…

September 27, 2016 — Leave a comment

I ask that before you view this video that you ask God to open your heart to receive the message and accept Christ THIS day!!  Never, Never give up…~Deb