I hope today is a most glorious one for y'all. I will be ever mindful to ask y'all to pray for those around you that are hurting. We all now people that are hurting, sick, awaiting surgery, friends healing from previous surgery and the list goes on. Please remember these folks, y'all. We all need help from time to time, so let's be diligent in keeping these folks lifted to God in prayer.
I have had a fun filled week so far, starting with my birthday on Monday, and Ladies Night Out at church last night where one of the ladies asked me if I was trying to get the preachers job. By the way, our Pastor would get a kick out of this. I said I wasn't, but...if he ever needs a break, I would be happy to fill in, because if it was the will of God, He would certainly give me what I need when I need it. We never know what God is preparing us for, so we just need to be ready at all times. So, guess what y'all, I'm ready! hahaha It really was a fun time, just being with our sisters in Christ is always great.
This morning I needed to make a card for a friend of mine who's beautiful daughter graduated from high school. So, I got to work on it and got it made, it is happily awaiting a trip to the post office, here in a bit. I did take pics and I hope you enjoy them.
I know the young lady will be thrilled with it. She is a wonderful young lady and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for her. It will be awesome, for sure.
So, this was just a quick update for y'all this morning and I hope you enjoyed it. It seems as if all I do anymore is colored images, but I am just trying to learn to use the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. It has really been challenging for me, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I just hope it's not a train coming. hahahah My mantra, "I will learn, I will learn, I will........"
God bless you as you go through your day. May you see all the beauty that is before you. May you have the mindset to thank God for seeing it all!
Mark 11:22 says: And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God."
When you have time, sit down and read a few verses in Mark, Chapter 11, verses 20-26. Maybe read the whole chapter to get a good grip on what is happening here. The religious people already wanted to kill Jesus. Jesus had turned the religious crust up side down, and they were seething mad at Him. They had their little money rackets going, right on the temple grounds. They had turned the House of God into a den of thieves and Jesus called them out on it and they was plotting to get rid of Him. When people that need Jesus listen to the teachings of Jesus, religious folks start getting scared and they want to get rid of Jesus and His teachings.
The same is true today. Most churches are so full of religion and law, there is no room for Jesus and grace. Examine some of the traditions that take place on a regular basis in your church. Why do we do what we do? Is what we do rooted in what "man" has determined we should do, or is it rooted in the foundations and principals of Jesus Christ when He said "Loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself" is the two most important commandments.
Do we have faith in God enough to say that it doesn't matter what my worship and praise to God looks like to others, I'm still gonna worship and praise God as He sees fit for me to do. The calling of God on my life is gonna look different than the calling of God on your life. He didn't use cookie cutters to make us. He created us in His divine image. Each one of us is unique, but each one of us possess characteristics and traits of our Creator. Let your worship and praise of your Creator reflect "how" He created you to worship and praise Him!
What is God calling you to do? Jesus said, "Have faith in God." Those words are as applicable today as they were when Jesus spoke them more than 2000 years ago. Again, what is God calling you to do? Maybe God is calling you to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life. If He is, then that is the very first step that each and every one of us who is serving the Lord, took. You have to accept Christ as the Lord of your life, first. Repent of you sins. Yes, I said sin. That is a word that people don't like to hear, but for the life of me, I can't call it anything different to what God called it. He called it sin. Ask Jesus into your heart, the soul of your being, the essence of who you are. Ask Him to make a difference in your life. Ask Him to help you to "Have faith in God." Those are requests that He, Jesus is eagerly and patiently waiting to fulfill in the lives of those who will ask.
May God bless the rest of this day for you.
Ladybug, I hope today is a a fun filled day for you as you minister to those around you. Sweetpea loves you and prays for you daily and for the days ahead.
Y'all come back again real soon. God loves y'all and so do I. hugs, Patty