Wednesday, September 15, 2010

To Be or Not To Be . . .

For some reason this morning a little quote from a Shakespeare play popped into my head . . . "To be or not to be, this is the question." 

This quote got me thinking about us as people and the choice we have to follow Jesus.  To be a Christian or not to be a Christian . . . this is the most important question we as people will face in our lives.  There are those who will cling to the promise of salvation through Christ and those who will completely turn their backs on Him and follow the ways of the world.

Then there are those who have never even heard . . . who have never had the chance to make this choice.  So back to the question, "To be or not to be" . . . are we as believers going to keep salvation to ourselves or are we as believers going to make sure that others have the opportunity to choose like we had??? 

We can choose to be Christians and still try and walk in the world . . . or . . . we can choose to be Christians and live in the world but not of the world, reaching the lost and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.  To be or not to be . . . is this something we as Christians really need to think about??? 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back Again . . .

After taking the last month off from blogging I am back . . . the last month or so has been crazy around here and the computer has not been a priority!!!!!

In our eyes summer has officially come to an end as our children have headed back to school.  We had a great summer but it was time . . . which is why this is the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!!  Once again we are reminded that we are blessed and fortunate to have good education for our children.  We are blessed and fortunate that our children can go to school everyday and feel safe.  I am thankful that we can afford to send our children to school . . .

So hopefully I can maintain this blogging thing . . . without the long breaks!!!!  For those of you who receive our monthly newsletters I will be picking that up again mid September.  Thanks for hanging in there and for supporting this blog.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Romans 10:9-10

"Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and trust in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God) and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms (his) salvation.  Romans 10:9-10  Amplified Bible

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The God of Blessing . . .

Don't let anyone ever try to tell you that God is not a God of blessings . . . multiple blessings!!!!!  The last two weeks for us have been full of blessings and we thank God for what He has provided for us.  Those mountains which stood before us have been moved, allowing us to journey forward and not be left at a standstill shaking our heads . . . . God is the God of multiple blessings to those who are faithful and obedient to His word.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

He Tore Down The Wall . . .

"It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin.  You let the world, which doesn't know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.  You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.  We all did it, all of us ding what we felt like doing, when we felt like dong it, all of us in the same boat.  It's a wonder God didn't lose His temper and do away with the whole lot of us.  Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, He embraced us.  He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.  He did all this on His own, with no help from us!!!!!  Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah."   Quoted from Ephesians 2 (The Message)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Call . . .

The call is so strong . . . the Lord has commanded us to go . . . and our hearts ache for the lost  . . . help us to be patient Lord . . . give us the strength of a thousand armies!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

To Those Who Continue To Suffer . . .

"History will judge us harshly if, once aware of the nature and scope of this violence, once outraged by its injustice, we do not choose to act against it."  -  Jan Egeland