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Long Black Train…

March 15, 2017 — Leave a comment

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

New Creature

May 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

thOn the day that we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are over the moon with excitement.  We are ready for some changes in our lives.

The devil would have us think if we are saved on Monday our lives should be completely changed by Wednesday.
th (3)Love Heart, it’s a process of growth in our new relationship with Him. Our lives didn’t get in this mess overnight and it will take time for us to grow in obedience.

Commit to this new life, seek Him and follow in obedience through His word.  He won’t let you down.  From Glory to Glory ~Debra

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: Old things are passed away;  Behold, all things are become new” II Corinthians 5:17th (1)

 

Taken for Granted

February 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (1) I have the most wonderful husband.  He fixes my breakfast every morning and it’s usually bacon and eggs, oatmeal or a fruit smoothie.  I just love it.

I hardly ever come home that he hasn’t done the dishes from the day and started dinner.th

That leaves me free to take care of the dogs and start the laundry.  It’s a team effort.

Occasionally when I come home the sink will be full of dishes and dinner hasn’t been started and my first inclination is to say…G-R-E-A-T, now I’ve got to clean this mess up, plus cook dinner, plus do the laundry, plus take care of the dogs.  My pity party just goes on and on.images

Our relationship over the years has taught me this isn’t normal and I should be asking…Is he ok?   It’s very easy to take these wonderful things my husband does on a daily basis for granted.

th (5) Isn’t that they way we treat God? Oh, He’s there if I should need something.  That Bible will be on the same shelf it’s been on for years if I should need it.  Church…I’ll get around to it.

I believe we live in a culture where we take God for granted!  He’s always there and always will be but what about your relationship with Him?  Do you know Him and His character?

Greg and I have been married for 37 years and we’ve had many ups and downs but because we know each other, shared in those times and built a solid relationship with each other and with God, we’ve weathered those storms.

Remind me dear Lord; never to take my loved ones and especially…You, for granted! ~Debra th (6)

th (7)In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it.

 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.  He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”(John1:1-14<NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

Mans Best Friend?

June 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

It is overwhelming to me that the Creator of the universe would want a relationship with us.  We are all searching for that something that will make us happy.  God is there the whole time thinking…I’m right here!  

Revelation 3:20 tells us, “Here I Am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.”

I read a story recently about a man who loved animals.  He worked from his house and his front door would not stay closed unless it was locked.  The man rarely bothered to lock it.
One day he was working and heard his front door open.  He went to see what the noise was and discovered that a neighborhood dog named Buster had pushed it open.

The man gave Buster a treat and ruffled his ears a bit.   The dog returned each day.  He would push the door open and wait for the man to come to him.  He never barged his way in or begged for his treat.  He just waited patiently until the man came to him and he always came.  

As the weeks went by Buster started bringing some of his friends with him.  Sometimes these furry friends wouldn’t go home! People would smile as they went by the man’s house.  The front door would be open and they knew that he was inside enjoying the fellowship of Buster and his friends.

You know…we can have that same kind of fellowship with Jesus.  We just need to open the doors of our heart and let him in.  He’s just waiting for an invite!!  Deb~

 

What’s Your Dream?

January 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day lets reflect on this statement from his address in 1963…

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Quote

He had a Dream…

What about a purpose…did he have a purpose?  If so; how did he discover it?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”  (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  (Psalms 139:13-14, NIV)

We were created for an intimate relationship with God.  That connection was broken in the Garden with man’s first sin; it was restored with Jesus’ death on the cross.

In your relationship with Christ; he reveals your purpose.  If you don’t have this relationship then your motives for success are clouded.

You seek to fulfill your life with things; out of fear, insecurity, pride or anger.  You start to believe that money and relationships are going to bring about that fulfillment you’ve been searching for.           

Establishing that connection with Christ is essential to understanding your purpose which usually fulfills that dream.

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

What’s YOUR dream…make the connection! ~Deb