Friday, March 29, 2013

What can One Person Do?

 We have been watching "The Bible" series on the History is awesome! If you haven't had a chance to watch it you should! The stories you have heard just come to life in the series....One thing that stands out to me is that one man with faith can change the course of events for not only their own families, but it impacts history for all time. Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, ....they heard from the naysayers, there were people who opposed them, but yet they stood firm in what they believed that God had directed them to do. Abraham births a nations, Moses leads a nation, and David was a giant slayer. To see their stories re-enacted, makes my faith soar! One man or woman with faith is all it takes to see the hand of God move in the lives of not only those closest to us, but also, in the lives of those around us. God is looking for people that will stand with that sort of faith....uncompromising, believing in the face of impossible situations. Today, what has God spoken to your heart? Step out in faith, you never know the lives that will be changed because of your obedience.....

Walking with you on this journey,

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What if You Miss the Will of God?

  If you find yourself realizing that somewhere along the way you have missed the will of God for your life, there is no need to despair. We make mistakes...we are human, we are flawed individuals. But, it seems the mindset of many is this....that when we "step out of the will of God" that all of a sudden everything is lost....

Surely the God we serve is much bigger than our mistakes. We get so hung up on what we didn't do, or what we said or didn't say....we think back over bad choices that now we see was perhaps not God's plan for our lives. You know, God can work in any circumstance! True, we may have missed it along the way, but God can take our failures, turn them around, and use them to minister to others, bringing light and life to someone else, and at the same time restoring us back to a right relationship with Him.

When you feel that you failed, or you realize you have done wrong, God does not suddenly fall off of His throne, instead, He once again extends grace and mercy.  Your mistakes, your shortcomings, your weaknesses, these are the reasons that God sent His son to die on the bring victory to the areas in life where we need it the most.

We have all failed, and we may do so again....when you realize it, just stop...ask God for forgiveness, admit your mistake, and ask Him to turn the situation around so that others can see His light shine in you. The God we serve is big, He is all powerful....He is not limited by man's abilities or weaknesses. He can work "all things together for our good" 

Walking with you,

Monday, March 4, 2013

In the Garden

  Easter is just a few weeks away.....and with that our focus turns to the crucifixion and resurrection of our Savior.

I was thinking over the weekend about Jesus praying in the garden, how that He said to His Father, to let this cup other words, was there another way to do this? His spiritual side knew what had to be done, and He was willing. But, the physical man was looking at an almost insurmountable task. I think that this is where we can most identify with Christ. Many times we too face very difficult obstacles. We would rather have it another way.....we know what our responsibilities are, but if there was a different solution that was just as good, maybe we could do that instead.

When the Bible states that Jesus knows all about mans afflictions and emotions, you see, He really does. When Jesus prayed to the Father about going to the cross, He demonstrated for us that we really are to cast our cares on Him.....He let us know by His example that it is ok to tell God how you feel and what you are thinking. Never be afraid to just talk to God.....He is listening and He cares!

Then we see Jesus, say to His Father, "not my will but yours be done." Yes, it was a hard road ahead, but He submitted over His own feelings to the will of God. He went to cross and because of His submission and obedience, a way for salvation was made. 

Are you in a garden spot today? Are difficulties looming ahead of you? What are the things that you need to turn over to God? Are you struggling with your will versus God's will?  Jesus really does understand and He cares for you! He knows how you feel and He is with you through it all!
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7