Saturday, February 16, 2019

STRUGGLE

A reporter asked Mother Teresa how she could keep doing what she did without getting discouraged when the majority of the people she cared for were so ill that they died within a few weeks. She said, "God has not called me to be successful. God has called me to be faithful."
To love the people He gives us. To minister to them just as we find them, gently peeling away their nasty rags and washing away the grime of the tomb with the truth of God's word. Strip by strip, unwinding the lies that have shriveled their souls. Then covering their nakedness with our love and acceptance, just as Christ has covered ours. For when we do it to the least of these, Jesus says, we do it unto Him (Matthew 25:40). Because Jesus loves people. Even people who are bound and still feel half-dead.
There are also limits to what we are being called to do because if we try to do more than God has asked, we could actually end up doing harm. Some struggle is good. It's a strength building process.

Friday, February 15, 2019

UNBIND YOUR GRAVECLOTHES AND BE FREE!

I read this today in LAZARUS AWAKENING: Jerry Goebel says, " The work of Jesus is to bring life; the work of the congregation is to unbind people from the trappings of death." For while Christ does what only He can do, He invites those who stand around to help with the process. Most of us would rather observe a resurrection than actually participate in one. We shy away from actually getting involved in the work of loving someone back to life.
We bind people through out attitudes toward them. We bind them when we hold onto their faults instead of lifting up and encouraging their attempts to change. We bind people when we don't forgive them. We bind them when we gossip to others about their faults. Whenever we treat people out of our smallness instead of the Lord's abundance; we keep them bound.
We free them when we are determined to see new life in them. We free them when we praise God. We free them when we forgive them. We free them when we smile and welcome them, sayin, "I am so glad you are here; do you have anyone to sit with today?" We free them the most when we seek them in their tombs and, "snorting at death," we command them in the name of Christ to come into new life.
When we treat another out of Christ's greatness and not our smallness; we free them.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

I LOVE YOU MOM

Mom went home to be with God and Dad last night. It was a very peaceful, but sad, goodbye. My sisters and I had been with her all week.

She was an amazing lady who had 95 (almost 96) years on this earth.
I love you, Mom. Have fun with Daddy, your parents and your brothers.

I'll see you again one day. xoxo

Saturday, January 5, 2019

STRUGGLE, SURRENDER AND LIGHT


This happened so that the work of God night be displayed in his life. John 9:3

Oh, that we all might have vision to see beyond the misery of what is to the miracle of what we can become. But that kind of foresight comes only through surrender. Through laying down our wants and wishes so we might live for God's alone. - LAZARUS AWAKENING

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.