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

Monday, August 27, 2012

Are You Really Going To Heaven?

I recently had a conversation with a person about God. This person feels she has a connection with Him and has heard His voice. Sounded good to me. But then, as the conversation continued, she acknowledged that her belief is that God is love and everyone He has created goes to heaven. I asked her if she believed that there is Satan, and that we sin. She wasn't sure she did. Then I asked her why Jesus died on the cross. She was alittle vague as she tried to come up with an answer. My phone rang, so our conversation ended.

This person truly believes that she is on her way to heaven. I am so grieved for her, and for countless others who are mistaken. They are ignorant to what the Bible clearly says about God, Jesus, heaven, hell and sin. They don't make an effort to find out the truth, and therefore continue on to their death, never realizing that they are on their way to an eternal separation from God. To the never-ending fire of hell.

God absolutely hates sin! Because of Adam's first sin in the Garden of Eden, we are born in sin, and the debt of our sin had to be paid for by Jesus' death on the cross, and His resurrection. We have to confess our sin, realize we need a Savior, and choose to believe in Him. Sure, God is love. And His love for us is everlasting. But...and this is a big BUT... there are consequences to sin, and He will not allow those in heaven who haven't acknowledged their sin, and who haven't asked to be saved from their sin.

Unfortunately, there are too many people who profess to be Christians, but don't have their beliefs right. Instead of reading the Bible, they make up their own theology. And there are even some churches who aren't teaching them the truth! In the end times, there will be many false teachers, influenced by Satan, to entice people away from God's truths.

What about you? Are your beliefs based on what the Bible says? Now is the time to be very sure of what you believe. You don't know when your life will end. Eternity is forever. Please be sure that you are really going to heaven!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Have Him Now

This week my dear Dad passed on to be with Jesus. You may remember a blog last August that I shared with you called "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms". He became very sick last summer and we thought we were going to lose him then. On Father's Day of last year he met Jesus, and God allowed him to live another year. My brother and his family took care of him, and we were blessed with many more happy times with him. And he was blessed with being able to be cared for at home by his family. There were good days. And not so good days. As anyone knows who cares for a loved one, it can be an exhausting task. But they endured right to the end.

As my husband and I were driving up from Pennsylvania to New York to attend the funeral, I looked up into the sky above. I could almost see an outline of Jesus holding out His arms and saying to me "Don't worry. I have him now." That comforted me.

When we lose a precious loved one, we are left behind, trying to grasp what happened. We still want to have a connection with that person. But when we look at that lifeless body, and later have nothing to look at that was him, we are left with the desire to know where that person went to.

As a Christian who believes in the after life with Jesus in heaven, I know where a person goes after he dies. That is, if that person also knew Jesus as his Savior. But what if he didn't make that decision.... I don't like to think about the awful place that also exists for those who didn't choose Jesus.

Why can't we see heaven? And why do we have to wait until we die to go there? God wants us to believe. Just believe. Have faith. 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.
                                              - 2 Corinthians 4:18

Everything that we see, breathe, and feel here during our lives is temporary! Houses last longer than the people who live in them! We are temporary! For some people, more temporary than for others. But what we cannot see, the spiritual realm, is eternal. This is hard to grasp. Especially for those who don't know Jesus. But this is true!

The good news in all of this is this: that soon Jesus will be coming  to reunite us born-again believers with our saved loved ones who have gone on before us. There will be a grand reunion, filled with joy and happiness, as we stand before our Savior. Beautiful songs will be sung, all giving glory to our Lord. Now that is something to look forward to!

I encourage you to seek Him if you haven't already done so. My loving and merciful Savior wants to be your Savior too. Just ask Him this:

Jesus, I know I need a Savior.
I confess my sins and ask you to save me.
I thank you for giving up
Your life on the cross
so I can have eternal life with You.
Jesus, come into my heart
and be my Lord.
Take my heart, mind, and will
and let them be Yours.
Thank You Jesus!

If you have prayed this prayer and meant it, then you are now saved and your name is written in the Holy Lamb's Book Of Life. When your life is over, you will be in heaven for all eternity. And I will see you there.

I will miss my Dad. But I know that Jesus has him now.