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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What Are Your Eyes Fixed On?

We used to have a dog named Dapper. He was a good dog, but when he was outside, he would wander away if we didn't have him tied up. If someone or something got his attention, he wouldn't hesitate to go there to check it out. Even if we were calling him back, he would ignore us because he was determined to satisfy his curiosity. Sometimes it would get him in trouble!
Now we have a dog named Maggie. She is also a good dog, and when she is outside, she usually stays around us... that is, if our neighbors aren't outside also. (they frequently watch her when we're away and she is fond of them). Wherever we walk, or whatever we are doing outside, she follows us, keeping our whereabouts in her mind. She knows we love her and will protect her.
What about us? What gets our attention? Are we wandering, satisfying our curiosity, and getting into trouble? Or are we fixing our eyes on the One who truly loves us and protects us?
We live in a world that is filled with enticements. Worldly pleasure. Some are good and some aren't. The Bible gives us guidelines to live by, and to help us as we explore our world. If we are wise and love the Lord, then we will listen to what the Bible teaches and abide by its guidelines. Most likely, then, we will stay out of trouble.
Therefore, since we
 are  surrounded  by
 such  a  great cloud
of  witnesses, let us
throw off everything that hinders,  the sin  that  so  easily  entangles,
and   let  us  run  with  perseverance   the  race  marked  out   for  us.
Let  us   fix  our  eyes  on   Jesus,  the  author  and   perfecter  of   our
  faith, who for the joy 
set      before      Him
endured   the    cross,
scorning  its   shame,
and  sat  down  at the
 right   hand   of    the 
throne      of       God.
Consider   Him   who
endured             such
opposition         from 
sinful men,   so   that
 you   will   not    grow
 weary  and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3
We are loved by our Savior! And it was necessary for Him to suffer on the cross for our sinful tendencies to wander. His death and resurrection declared victory over sin and death! And knowing this, we are assured that when we fix our eyes on Jesus, He will keep His watchful eyes on us, and help us.
What are your eyes fixed on?

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