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11 Dec



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Thanksgiving Remembrance!

28 Nov

Thanksgiving Remembrance!.

Thanksgiving Remembrance!

28 Nov

Thanksgiving Remembrance!

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With Thanksgiving being this week, I have much to be thankful for.  I have been reading sentimental blogs and seeing many different post and signs about counting my blessings!  The wonderful part is that as I began to count, the list goes on and on without end!  I become overwhelmed with the Lord’s goodness to me and my family.  I cannot count all of His blessings because they are continuing this very moment with every breath I take, or every time I blink or every time I can feel my heart beat, or the fact that I have a sound mind, and that I can talk, walk, see, hear, feel, believe,  etc…again the list goes on and on.  So I wanted to try to focus on just one of his many blessings to me which is the gift of remembrance! Now I am not one to live in the past.   However,  I believe because I took the time to remember and thank the Lord for his blessings to me in the past,  that He can now use my memories to catapult my faith to receive what  He wants to do for me now!  Yes I know that what I just said was a mouth full.  Basically it all boils down to this:  If the Lord has ever done anything for you in the past, He will do it again! My Pastor once preached a message that I’ve never forgotten about remembering.  His message in a nutshell was that “Miracles erase options for the believer!” What he preached on was the fact that once the Lord performs a miracle in your life, that it is something that is concreted into your spirit.  You are never the same, and hopefully as Pastor preached “You will remember!”  You will remember the miracle when the next trail comes or the next obstacle comes because if the Lord did it once for you, he’ll do it again….Always!  That settles it…. There is no changing in God, he is the same yesterday, today and forever! So maybe this Thanksgiving you may need a miracle in an area of your life, be it spiritual, physical, or financial.  I hope that you will begin as I did to count your blessings.  It is my prayer that you become overwhelmed in realizing how truly great the Lord has been to you and let all of the miracles and blessings of your past erase all other options!  My prayer is that you will trust the Lord once again and watch him come speedily to your rescue as He has done in the past! Perhaps you are someone who does not know the Lord that I am speaking about.  Forgive me that many times I assume that people just know about Jesus, Lord and Savior!  If you do not know Him, however, I invite you to realize that if you are reading this blog, then it is my belief that there are no coincidences.  Simply invite Him into your heart!  If I was a person who gambled, I would wager that if you took the time to look over your life, that there would be many times that you actually could see that He came to your rescue.  Yes you may have thought it all coincidence, but I hope that this Thanksgiving, that you will come to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior! Perhaps even thank Him that He set you up with this blog about Thanksgiving by providing you an awesome opportunity to meet Him!  Salvation through Jesus Christ is the greatest “Miracle that will erase options for the believer!”

Come out of Hiding!

21 Nov

Come out of Hiding!.

Come out of Hiding!

21 Nov

Come out of Hiding!


Matthew 5:15 (KJV) Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

With Christmas fast approaching, I was thinking about all of the beautiful Christmas lights going up everywhere.  They are so beautiful and are sending forth a message that the Celebration of Jesus’ birth is coming!  The three wise men travelled to find Jesus as they followed the brightness of the light of a star!  Light is mentioned over and over in the Bible as it alludes to the true Light which was Jesus!

John 1:4 (KJV)In him was life; and the life was the light of men

Are you shining a light or are you hiding in secret hoping no one will notice you in a room.  My understanding of this scripture may be a little different from yours, but in my thinking, Jesus is simply stating that what I have from him which is his life and light is in me to bring light into dark places.  Isn’t that what Jesus did?  He was the light of the world and came when the world was filled with “gross darkness.”  When we share his love and life we too are bringing light into the darkness!

As I was invited to speak at a wonderful church last night there were things about me that could not be hidden.  If you’ve followed my blogs then you know that I’ve stated many times that I am a Kentuckian that moved to Georgia.   When I speak there is no hiding the fact that I come from the South!  I have a slow southern drawl that I couldn’t hide even if I wanted to.  The minute I utter the first word, the light is shown and the crowd can conclude “Yes she is definitely from the South!”  I used to be intimidated by others and what they thought of me.   However, after many opportunities opened unto me to speak, Jesus helped me to not be concerned about what others may think.  I am not trying to sound arrogant, but I know that the Lord fills my mouth to share what he places in my heart!  He continues to give me open doors and speaking engagements!

When I was a child we used to sing a little song entitled “This little light of mine!”  Perhaps you sung it in your Sunday school class.  We would sing “ we were going to let our little lights shine all over the world!”  As a child it was simply a song to me, but as I became an adult I realized the significance of the lyrics to that song.  It’s not just a cute little song, but it is truly our commission from the Lord when he left.

Mark 16:15 (KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

He told us to go into all of the world and basically shine our lights. We are to do what he did while he was on the earth!  You may be asking “Well how to I do that, I am only one person?” My answer to you is to simply start where you are at. I may shine my light differently than you do as we all have different gifts and talents, but nevertheless we have a commission from the Lord himself!  I find that to be so exciting and adventurous!  No matter where the Lord has placed you, realize that you are strategically placed there to shine a light!  I love the following scripture:  Mark 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen!

He is with us, he will work with us to fulfill what he has placed in our hearts to do!  I encourage you …..Come out of hiding and Shine your Light!


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