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Second Chances

May 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

I was watching a movie the other night about a young man who had been called into the ministry.  He ran from his calling and became a very rich investment banker.  Not a nice one I might add…

He had also left a young woman who loved him very much at the bus station expecting him to return.

Then story takes a twist…After 15 years he receives an invitation to come hear her speak at a church in a small town near by.  He decides to go.  As he’s racing down the road in flashy new sports car, it breaks down and who comes to his rescue but…an Angel.

This Angel announces that he is being given a Second Chance.  He is transported into the life he didn’t choose.  He’ married, has two girls, and is the Preacher of a small church. 

You can imagine the ciaos.  He struggles with resentment, anger, and bitterness.  After a time, He begins to see the love of those around him.  Prayers being lifted on his behalf…the love his wife and girls have for him.

One night he is called to minister to a dying man.  This man is not a believer and very old.  He shares with him the parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16.

He wanted him to realize that it’s never too late!  No matter when you decide to accept the Lord, our reward is the same, eternal salvation.

God’s mercy and grace is His to give as He sees fit.

The parable from Matthew indicates that several believers weren’t happy

Love Heart, celebrate God’s grace and mercy regardless of when a person come into His saving Grace.  It is never to late to serve and it’s never to late to accept Chris as your personal Savior.

 

CAUTION:  Scripture warns, that we have no promise of tomorrow!

Take that second chance to serve the Lord and rejoice when someone comes to serve Him, no matter how late they arrive.  ~Deb

“No one knows about that day or hours, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36, NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

Surprise, Surprise!!

December 29, 2015 — Leave a comment

I’m an A type personality.  I’m organized and plan everything out so there won’t be any surprises.  How I wish it was really that simple!

When things don’t go as you planned we need to accept them immediately if we give into negative feelings they could quickly turn into resentment.

God is sovereign over our circumstances.  We should rejoice in what He is doing in our lives even if we don’t understand.
“I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

The test is to keep our eyes on Christ.  No matter what is going on around us.  When we stay focused on Christ our perspective changes.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1Peter 14:6)

My challenge for 2016…stay focused on Him!!  Deb~  image

Reflect

July 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (2)What does your face reflect?  Is it anger, disappointment, resentment or joy, peace, trust and contentment?

Do you crawl around in the darkness of this world, accepting defeat?  God wants you to be a light shinning bright.  Let Him radiant from your face. Trust that God knows just what you’re going through. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through you!

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

“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 its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

The light of His presences is what the world needs to see in you and me!  ~Debra  th (1)