Thankful…

THANKFUL for the TOUCH of my Masters Hand

If you know Jesus as your Savior & Lord then know in your heart, mind and soul that you are an ordinary person in the hands of an EXTRAORDINARY God.

In this life we must walk in Faith. We walk before God strong in heart but often weak in our faith. We keep asking for signs, for fleeces testing His promises to each of us as believers. Yet like a good, kind and gentle father…our ABBA, our Daddy, continues to hold our hand and lead us home to be with Him where we finally will be able to walk by sight.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am but an alien here. Yet I will do all I can to serve my Lord until the day He calls me home. I look forward to that day and long to hear the words of Victory that will be spoken directly to me by Him…
“Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant”. Until then I have HIS SHALOM !!!

I walk the shadow lands of this earth that soon will be no-more. I speak HIS Words not my own to fallen hearts that have no idea of what is to come or where they will spend eternity. I am not called to be a candle in the darkness, but a PILLAR of FIRE in this wilderness. I do none of this in my own strength, but through the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT who lives within me and guides me.

I wake up each morning filled with HIS TEARS for all those I love that do not know HIM. I am a DULAS of CHRIST. That word has been used incorrectly for centuries to mean servant. The word means SLAVE.

HE is my MASTER, I have no will but to do HIS WILL until HE COMES. I am a True Alien here; living among earth dwellers that do not understand that they are “But Dust”. May you realize before it is too late that JESUS Came to SAVE YOU from Yourself !

When you stand before the door of eternity you will open it and see a light bulb with a pull chain before you. If you have not accepted JESUS as your SAVIOR, the door will open before you and you will pull the chain to turn on the light, but instead you will turn on the DARKNESS…FOREVER.

What Thanksgiving Means To Me

For just once, can Thanksgiving be about someone else, rather than about me and the stuff I want.

A wise man once said we all live in a constant state of worry. We worry about how we can get the things in life that we think we need. Then when we have them, we worry about losing them…we’re never happy… never content, we have no peace.

To my shame, as a Believer, I am more often consumed with me and making me happy by satisfying my wants and desires rather than considering anyone else’s.

That’s when I feel the worlds pull and momentarily forget Who bought me, Redeemed me and to Whom I now belong.

Well, I am approaching 68. After all these years I have learned painfully that every decision I have made has either a positive or negative consequence on those I love.

The impact of any decision is always greater on those I love than on me. I can take my own pain. But the pain I cause others is too much for me to bear and breaks my heart.

As Thanksgiving approaches my thoughts are not about the things money can buy…the stuff of life we feel we must have that causes us to be in debt for years. The stuff the world says I need to satisfy the BODY I still rent space in while here.

Thanksgiving is about the needs of others, my family, my friends, my neighbors and even you. It’s about seeing the silent cries of those around you and showing them you care. It’s about a great love and passion for the LOST.

I am thankful to JESUS for His mercy to me. That through the Cross Jesus has provided me a new birth, a new life and a new destination for eternity.

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. One in which our forefather’s thanked the Lord for His grace, mercy, protection and provision by meeting their NEEDS.

Thanksgiving should be an attitude of prayer. We thank GOD for His abundant daily provisions to us.

BUT MOST OF ALL, we need to pray for those we love to come to the CROSS and thank, KING JESUS “who FOR THE JOY set before HIM, ENDURED the Cross, DESPISING the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

JESUS who came to Seek and Save the LOST from themselves, so they might be FOUND.

Thanksgiving