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The most important thing to know about me is that I am a Christian. I love my Lord and try very hard to follow his principles. I have no doubt that when my time comes to leave this earth, I will meet my maker in Heaven, and that is such a comforting thought to me.

I am mother to four children, 7 grandchildren, 3 dogs, one cat, and one goat. Yes, I said a goat!

I am a crafter who enjoys scrapbooking, paper crafting, and crochet. I also enjoy outdoors stuff and love to hunt with my husband.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Let your light shine!

I believe I am going to work on some scripture study tonight. There has been so much tragedy to occur all over our country and all over the world lately. Lot's of things have happened right here locally in our little town of Jasper recently.
 I say that to say this....People, be praying!! Not just your laundry list of things that will make your life easier or more fun, but be praying for people you don't even know, people that maybe live just down the block, in another city, state, or even a different country from you. Christians all over the world need to be praying for each other.
Pray for the lost, that the right person with the right words will cross their path and take advantage of the opportunity that God gives them to share the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST! And folks, if you 'feel that urge', or someone's name comes across your mind but you don't know why, do two things: PRAY for them, right at that moment!! It's easy to do no matter where you are or what you are doing. Pray silently if you have to! It's even better if you call that person, which is the second thing I was going to tell you, or go by their house and check on them. Visit with them for a short time and then PRAY WITH THEM or for them, which ever they desire.
Bottom line folks, we all need to be on our ks praying!! We need to be in constant prayer, even if those prayers need to be silent at times. That's ok!
God knows the situation better than we ever will and if we pray for His will to be done in the situation, He will answer the prayer!!! His answer may not always be what you want to hear! Because, yes, like all good and loving fathers, sometimes he has to tell us no because He knows what lies ahead if you go that route, but if you stay within the will of God, your path will be straight, and you will accomplish whatever it was God wanted you to do.
Maybe He wanted you to speak to someone, or maybe He wanted you to go to the grocery store, with all your kids in tow, simply because you need milk and bread at home. Perhaps there is someone that God knows you will cross paths with at that store who needs to see you struggle with all the kids, but you make it!
As Christians, we need to remember that we are always representing God, no matter where we are or who we are with. People who know you proclaim to be a christian' but you act like this, are going to be watching you very closely. That's why it is so important for us to live as closely to the way Christ did, handle situations as closely to the way Jesus would have, and lead our daily, hectic lives, so that a non-believer will have a chance to see Jesus THROUGH you!
Don't hide your light under a bush!! LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE!!! Share the wonderful news of Jesus Christ with everyone! Even those you believe to already be saved, even if they truly are, I'm sure they will appreciate the mini Bible lesson more than you may ever know!! Remember, we are being God's hands and feet! So don't trip, and don't spill the coffee!! (sorry, had to put a little humor in there) God bless you all is my prayer tonight. May He heal those in need of healing, may He provide what is needed to ease your mind and lessen your worries as we approach the holiday season. But most of all, may God bless you and your families with the peace, comfort, and joy you so richly deserve! I also pray that we open our hearts and minds to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His guidance in everything we do!!
Have a wonderful, restful night everyone. We can always talk some more tomorrow if needed.