Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-God is FAITHFUL.

We live in a world that has ceaseless change, utter confusion, uncertainty and insecurity. We hear and we witness the brutality of man. We worry about the diseases that could ravage our bodies and that of our loved ones. We hold onto our little one's hands in fear that within a split second they could go missing. We lock our doors and our windows to keep the bad people out. We shutter in silence when watching the news. We cry at night because of fear. We can't think about our future because we fear what may come. We wonder, "What will our little ones have to look forward too". We ask, "who can we trust". My heart breaks when I hear of the horrible persecutions that my brothers and sisters in Christ has faced. My body cringes when I hear of diseases that seem to be hiding in the shadows waiting for its next victim. I cry for the mama that her child has went missing. I wonder at times what tomorrow will be bring if I am given another day of life. Yes, these thoughts are normal. The sadness is lurking around our world with a heaviness of heart. Our minds go on and on with these haunting thoughts.

Yet for the Christian we can have a peace that will surpass any understanding. His Word says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He tells us that we can trust Him because He is the ONLY one that is faithful.

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

John 16:33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

Malachi 3:6 tells us that the LORD NEVER CHANGES!

Christ never intended for us to live in constant fear. He doesn't want us to arise in the mornings with a doom and gloom attitude. Christ never meant for us to hide in a closet and not to live. Matter of fact I believe His desire is that we live life to the fullest and that we live it for HIM. 

Here's the thing my friends....The Bible makes it clear that NO ONE knows the day or the hour that Christ will return. We should always be about the business of Christ regardless of what is going on around us in this world. Time is drawing near and the end of this life is closer now than it's ever been. May we live for Him daily...pray, praise, seek, and rejoice! Simply because He is God! 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Legacy

Have you ever thought about what your Legacy will be someday? We will all leave a legacy of some sort – the question is what it will be. 

 For some the word "legacy" means what  ancestors leave a family in the form of wealth or material things. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.For most the word "Legacy"  is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives.  For the Christian the word "Legacy" is actually much broader than wealth, personal items, kind words and deeds.

 God’s desire is that we invest our life in a way that glorifies Him—to leave a "Legacy" that is far beyond anything because it has eternal significance.

This week we laid to rest my motherinlove, also known as Mama, Nanny, 2-Nanny and simply Nanny Conner. The legacy she left for her 4 children and their spouses, her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren will go on from generation to generation. The way she loved her family was evident to all that knew her. But the way she loved Jesus will reach beyond those yet to be born simply because she left a legacy of "Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through Him". 

I read this phrase once.....
 “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” 

My prayer is that I leave a legacy that will point others towards Christ. What kind of legacy will you leave?

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-His Face is Towards Me

When we built our house years ago we decided to be sure that our three daughters each had their very own bedrooms. Prior to that our two youngest daughters shared a bedroom together. They had become so used to sleeping together that this transition was a little hard for them to grasp at first.  

I noticed one morning that the girls was each in their own bedroom but was laying half way in the hallway with heads pointing towards one another and holding hands.

As long as their faces were turned to one another and their hands touched they somehow knew everything would be okay. 

You know, sometimes it seems that God is so near but at other times we experience insecurity and uncertainty when we face challenges that seem to zap every ounce of strength that we have. Sometimes our faith is being tested through those moments, hours, or even years of life.

The Lord keeps me reminding me that my true security is found in Him regardless of my situation.  He is my strength when I am tired. He is my rock when the ground is unstable. He is my my life boat on troubled sea. He is MY EVERYTHING.

What a friend we have in Jesus! How comforting to know that His FACE is ALWAYS towards me and His HAND ALWAYS has mine! 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy