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

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day Abba!

I am thankful for my Dad, and though he has been gone to be with Jesus for ten months, I still think of him. It's interesting that when I am dealing with something, I almost know what he would say. I remember his advice, his mannerisms, and his sense of humor. I have recently found myself decorating a new house, and bought a brand of bath soap he used to use. When ever I am working in that bathroom, he comes to my mind. I almost feel like he is in the house! As I paint, I remember the new house he and Mom built, and those memories flood my mind. Fond memories... of love and security.

Father's Day is upon us, and my mind is drawn to my Heavenly Father. Oh, how much He loves me.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish,
but have everlasting life.
John 3:16
Even before I was born, He knew me, and loved me enough to sacrifice His Son to redeem me from my sins. Because I believe in Him and all He has done for me, even though I never deserved it, I am assured eternal life. And forever I will be in the presence of my Heavenly Father!
My Dad knew how to give me wonderful gifts. And so does my Heavenly Father! He knows what is best for me, and in His perfect way and perfect time, He gifts me with the best gifts (Matthew 7:11)
Have you shown the Heavenly Father how much you appreciate all that He has done for you? Do you take the time to thank Him, and worship Him? Even Jesus started out the Lord's Prayer with:
Our Father who is in heaven,
hallowed be your Name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:9-10
Today, let us spend time in prayer, thanking our Heavenly Father for the new life He has given to us. For His never ending love, His grace and mercy, and His protection and guidance. He is always near, and hears our prayers. Our Heavenly Father loves us! Happy Father's Day, Abba Father!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Beware Of Being Caught In The Web!

Have you ever seen a huge spider web that was stretched out, and woven so beautifully? Quite a work of art! The spider who made it went to a lot of work and it took some time. But I don't remember noticing the spider himself! Just the bugs who were caught!  That was the spider's plan when he made the web. To catch bugs. And to devour them. The bugs weren't aware of the trap set out to catch them. They weren't prepared. So they flew into it, and it's stickiness entrapped them. They couldn't escape. So they died.

That happens in our lives! Satan is the spider, who weaves his web of sin, evil, and deception. He creates his web to be alluring to unsuspecting people. People who search for pleasure. Who search for answers. But in the wrong places.

The Bible warns us to be watchful and not to fall prey to the evil of this world. Satan plants many things in front of us, to entice and lure us to walk away from God, which leads us to destruction. If we aren't discerning, and if we aren't familiar with what God wants for us, we can be led astray.

God is way bigger than Satan. And He wants the best for us.

For I know the plans I have for you,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Then you will call upon Me
and come and pray to Me,
and I will listen to You.
You will seek Me and find Me
when You seek Me with all your heart.
I will be found by You,
and will bring you back from captivity.
God - Jeremiah 29:11-14
Did you read this? He will bring you BACK FROM CAPTIVITY! If you are finding yourself caught in the web of sin, call upon God and He will free you, and release you from the traps of Satan. He is always near to those who call upon Him.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
He has compassion on all He has made.
The Lord is faithful to all His promises
and loving toward all He has made.
The Lord upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him;
He hears their cry and saves them.
Psalm 145:8,9,13,14,18,19
Seek the Lord with all your heart and soul and mind and strength! Get in His Word and know what the Scriptures say. Ask Him to reveal Satan's traps so you won't be caught in them. And He will guide you and help you. After all, His love endures forever!