Show me the one, show me the way, help me to know just how to share the love You gave.

Look around you! There is probably someone who could use some love! All too often, we find ourselves surrounded by people who are going through some difficult times. Perhaps you are! Whether it's unemployment, family problems, health problems, depression, loneliness, or whatever, all of us would like some relief from what we are going through. We need to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

And there is! The Light of Lights, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is willing and more than able to lift us from our darkness, into His pure and safe haven of light. He promises His love and presence to heal and deliver, to strengthen and help, all those who call on Him.

Like the beam from the mighty lighthouse, that directs ships safely back to harbor, His Light is there to show us the way to Him, for Jesus is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It is my prayer that this site encourages you to reflect His light to those around you who need to know Him. Let Him use you to share His love. And as you embark on this remarkable journey, please share your experiences so that all of us can grow together in our quest to reach all the world, lest anyone should perish.

May God richly bless you!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Master's House - Sequel

The preceding post, The Master's House, gave two different scenerios of two different church experiences. The first one was of obligation, with no life being changed. The second one was very different. The person enjoyed attending and was prepared to meet God each time he went. He even went so far as to invite others to go with him.
But take note: near the beginning of this story, the writer says, "I'm not sure I would fit in." Did you notice that?
Why do you think he felt that way? Was his life so messed up that he didn't feel good enough to be among other "good" people? Did he feel they would look down on him? Or maybe, even, he felt too good, kind of self-righteous, and didn't think he would learn anything. He could have church at home. I've known both people, and must confess, there have been times when I thought I wasn't going to get anything out of the service, because there was a guest speaker, or whatever. So I stayed home. Or went elsewhere that Sunday. What about you?
God knows our hearts and motives better than we do, and He gave His life on the cross for everyone; the good and the bad. Everyone needs Him in their lives, and He has shown us His never ending love and mercy. No one is too bad to come to Him. He already knows what that person has done. In fact, He was watching when he did it. And no one is too good, for when he thinks that he is, he is already in sin. God hates pride.
Everyone who goes to church will hear God's Word being preached, and if his heart is receptive, the Holy Spirit will direct it to him in a personal way. The Bible says:
For the Word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.
Everything is uncovered and laid bare
before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
- Hebrews 4:12-13
Also, when songs of praise are sung from the heart to the Lord in church, He is there. Here is what  Psalm 149:1 and Psalm 150:6  says:
Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song,
His praise in the assembly of the saints.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! 
God loves you! He has His eye on you, and wants YOU to join others in church. Everyone who is there are forgiven, and He is pleased when His children gather together to worship Him. Come, no matter who you are, or what you've done. He has something special for you. Come, worship, hear His Word for you, and experience His touch on your heart. 

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