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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~

 

 

 

WHO TOUCHED ME?!

August 1, 2016 — Leave a comment

Have you ever been in a crowd that is toe to toe, shoulder to shoulder?  Then someone ask…WHO TOUCHED ME?  Really?

A man named Jairus came to Jesus for help because his daughter was dying.  On his way to help his daughter a crowd welcomed Him and almost crushed Him.

There was a woman that had been sick for a very long time and no one was able to help her.  She came up behind Jesus  and know if she could just and touch the  edge of his garment, she would be healed!  She just had to reach out!  Scripture tell us that she was instantly healed!

Then came the question??  “Who touched me?” “Jesus knew that someone had touched him and said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”  

Peter was amazed at such a question with all the people that were pressing in, but the woman being afraid came forward and fell at His feet admitting it was her.  She told all the people how she had touched his garment and was instantly heal “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in Peace.”

 

Lessons we can learn from this account in God’s word!    Luke 8:43-56, NIV.

  • We never really know who is standing in a crowd.  Someone who is desperate…looking for a friendly face.
  • We never fully appreciate the power of God until we see it!
  • We don’t always perceive what God perceives!

This woman left that day without the problem she came with!  Christ had given her Peace!  Are you looking for peace!  The same miracle working Jesus is passing by today…just declare your need for His help! Deb~

Oh, FYI:  Jesus healed Jairus daughter too!

 

 

Peace, Man!

November 12, 2015 — Leave a comment

This has always been one of my favorite scriptures.  Found in Acts 17:28, it simply says, “For in him we live and move and have our being.”(NIV)  Wow.  What does that mean to you?  I see it as He is our everything!  If you are a Christian, Jesus the Messiah resides in you.  What an awesome thought.  You’re never alone – never without everything you need.

The devil, also known as the accuser, whispers those negative things in your ears.  He whispers failure and hurt and self-pity. Right now I know you can you hear the particular things he whispers to you.

In John 16:33 Jesus said, “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.”

There it is in black and white.  You’re going to have troubles long as you’re alive.  But, the troubles of this world have been conquered by Christ.  Hang on to the hem of His garment. Live and move and have your being in Him.  The opportunity is there for the taking.  Gwen~

 

Do You See What I See?

December 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

I heard a story about a man while waiting on his flight at the airport decided to enjoy an art exhibit provided for passengers to view while waiting.  

He described the art as wonderful but took him all of 20 minutes to view.  As he was leaving he noticed that a woman who had been looking at a particular piece of art when he arrived was still standing staring at the same picture.

How odd, he thought but it made him ask the question.  What does she see that I don’t??

I wonder if people look at me as a believer and ask the same question.  What does she see in Christ that I don’t see?

Do they notice a difference, uniqueness, a peace in knowing that I am a child of God?

Do they see a difference in my attitude when someone cuts me off in traffic, takes MY parking space, or when a screaming child sits next to me while I’m trying to enjoy my lunch?  

Or are they like this man…seeing nothing that catches their interest?  I want to make a difference…how about you? 

“You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses it saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no long good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on it stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:13-16, NIV)

During this Christmas season and into the New Year…Let others see Jesus in You! ~Deb

I Come to the Garden

October 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

Where did our Savior go when troubled.  Where did He go for strength, courage, comfort, and peace.  To the Father!  When Christ was faced with the supreme sacrifice, His life, He spent hours in prayer seeking the fathers will.

 

“I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses

and the voice I hear falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tell me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever know.”

Who better to intercede for us than the one who has walked in our shoes!

Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy, Lord have Mercy on Us!  ~Deb