HE LOVES YOU!

As I was walking into Walmart after church one day, I found myself entering on the heels of four teenage boys – laughing and decked out in low-riding jeans and tattoos.

I found myself overwhelmed with the Love of God for them.  So much so, that I felt that I should tell them how much He loved them.

But, as we walked into the main entrance and began to separate, I kept silent.  They went to the left and I went to the right.

Feeling a little guilty, I said to the Lord, “Okay, if You want me to tell them You love them…bring them across my path again, Lord!”

Well, within 10 minutes, there they were walking almost beside me as I was going down an aisle!

I walked into the middle of them, smiled, and said, “As I was walking behind you as we were coming into the store, I was overwhelmed with the Love that God has for you!  He wants you to know that He loves you very much!  Have a great day!”

As I was walking away, I heard one of them yell after me, “Thank you!”

Later, as I was in the car, I began thinking that I should have talked to them longer.  I should have found out if they knew Jesus.  I should have…

But, then the Lord interrupted my thoughts. I heard Him say in His quiet, loving voice, No, I just wanted them to know I loved them.

Sometimes we try and complicate and over-think things.  Sometimes He just wants us to let people know that He loves them…

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, we want to take a moment to remember all of those who have given their lives for our country. Our gratitude, our appreciation, our respect – it pales in light of the sacrifices you have made. To everyone who serves in our military and to everyone who loves someone who serves in our military, thank you. Our hearts are full, thanking God for all of you today.

While your weekend may be filled with family gatherings, neighborhood get-togethers, church activities and soaking in the sun, let’s take some time to meditate on God’s Word today as we reflect on the brave men and women who have served and who are serving our country. Here are a few Scriptures for your Memorial Day:

We always thank God for all of you, making mention of you constantly in our prayers. We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work produced by faith, your labor motivated by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 CSB

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7 NIV

No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 CSB

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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I’M READY! ARE YOU?

I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD!  I KNOW EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE. DO YOU THINK IT COMES AS A SURPRISE TO ME?  I KNOW ALL!  I AM HERE READY TO MOVE ON YOUR BEHALF. HAVE YOU COME TO ME AND ASKED ME TO JOIN YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY… OR ARE YOU TRYING TO HANDLE IT YOURSELF?

IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE!  CONTINUE TO TRUST IN YOUR OWN ABILITY…OR TURN TO ME…TRUST IN ME…AND ALLOW ME TO RELEASE MY WILL IN YOUR LIFE.

ARE YOU READY TO LET GO?  ARE YOU READY TO LET ME?  I’M READY!  ARE YOU?

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