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Holy Fire

November 27, 2016 — Leave a comment

Actions speak louder than words!  I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before.

James 2:14 says, “What good is it, my brother, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?  Can such faith save him?”

If you see your brother in need but don’t lift a finger to help; your faith is dead!

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:17, NIV)

I know that we can’t afford to help everyone in need but if we ALL choose one thing, one person, one action; what a leap of faith that would be.  Acknowledge that we are different than the rest of the world.   

“But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18, NIV).

Love Heart, not everything in this ole world is going to work in our favor.  It’s how we walk through that time that will let our light shine before others.

Abraham was considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice.  His faith and his actions worked together.  Rehab the prostitute was considered righteous for hiding the spies and sending them off in the opposite direction.

“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” (James 2:26, NIV)

Father God, anoint me with Holy Fire that I may apply action to my walk! Deb

 

 

 

 

 

You’re Invited!!

December 15, 2014 — Leave a comment

With all the parties and festivities of the Holiday’s, I’ve received several invitations to upcoming events.  The invites usually list the event, date, time, place and last but not least… RSVP.

One invite I enjoy the most…Weddings! Especially during the holidays, all the beautiful music, color, candlelight and delicious food, how could you resist?

Matthew 22, tells a parable of a wedding banquet.  A king sent his servant to everyone who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused.

He sent them again to tell them he had prepared the dinner: “My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready.  Come to the wedding banquet.”

But they paid no attention and abused the servants that he had sent.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready but those I invited did not deserve to come.”  So they went out and invited anyone they could find.  Good and bad and the wedding hall was full.

Love Heart, these people had a choice and a free will to come to the banquet table or to decline the invitation.  You have the same choice to accept your invitation into the Kingdom of Heaven…or not!

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give your rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

The gospel is to be proclaimed to the entire world…once that is accomplished the Bible tells us the end will come.  That day is drawing nearer everyday.  This invitation is for ALL.

But you must RSVP, you can’t just show up.  You must choose to act in obedience to God’s word and accept His invitation. 

“That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10, NIV)

Repent today and accept HIS invitation. ~Deb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Goofed Again!

July 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Have you ever just wanted to get it right?  Say the right things, do the right things, think the right things. I really want to do things right all the time, but I just fall so very short.

But even when I don’t get it right, my heart is in the right place…I’m trying.  And I’m trying because I love the Lord and I want to please Him.

Psalm 103:13-14 says, “As a father has  compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” (NIV)

Don’t you just love that?  He knows our weaknesses, through and through, and yet He still has compassion for His children.  Why?  Because He knows how we are formed.

In my much younger days I used to wish that I didn’t have free will, but as I’ve aged, I can understand why God made it that way.  He wants it to be our decision to love Him.  Are you at that point in your life?  Do you love Him, Love Heart?  Gwen~