Thursday, March 14, 2019

Be A Sower



"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under food and the birds of the air ate it up.  Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.  Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.  Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great."  As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."  Luke 8:5-8

God tells us in His Word to tell others about the good news of His Son Jesus Christ.  He also tells us to be sowers of kindness.  Do not hesitate to share the good news with others and as you do you will also be sowers of kind words.  You never know when someone may need to hear the words God has laid on your heart to share with them.

Over the years of my life I have found that whenever a persons name comes to mind to stop, say a prayer and give them a phone call for God placed their name in my mind for a reason.

Be a sower of seeds...

Bringing in the Sheaves
by Knowles Shaw

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by, the harvest and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Tho', the loss sustained, our spirit often grieves;
When our weepings over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Knows Everything


Why do we try to hide the things we do?  Oh we can try to hide them from our family, our friends, our neighbors but our Heavenly Father sees all.  He knows the intention of our heart but still loves us.  He loves us when we do wrong.  He loves us with an unconditional love.  There is nothing we can do that will separate us from our Father's love.  He does asks that we ask for forgiveness when we have strayed and to come to Him with a heart that is ready to repent of the things we have done wrong.  

Remember when things go wrong in our lives and we feel that God is not there for us that it wasn't Him that moved it was us.  God's Word tells us that if we will draw near to Him, He will draw near to us.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  James 4:8

I love the old hymn written by Cleland McAfee many years ago....

Near to the Heart of God

There is a place of quiet rest,
near to the heart of God;
a place where sin cannot molest,
near to the heart of God.
Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us who wait before thee
near to the heart of God.
There is a place of comfort sweet,
near to the heart of God;
a place where we our Savior meet,
near to the heart of God.
There is place a place of full release,
near to the heart of God;
a place where all is joy and peace,
near to the heart of God.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Encourage



We never know what the person sitting next to us is going through.  Give them a smile of encouragement as it might just make their day...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

God's Hand


I am so glad that my Father walks beside me as I grasp His hand and let Him guide me through each day.  There are times that I feel He is not there with me but then I discover that it not He who has moved away it is I as I try to handle things my way.

Father God thank for your mercy and grace that are new to me each morning.  Help me to always remember to grasp your hand.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Deborah

Deborah today you would have been 54 years young and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. We miss you but know that you are happy in heaven hanging out with Grandma Zola, Papa Leo, your Momma Linda and your Dad Larry. 

You have been on my mind today and I can't help but think about your favorite poem and what it meant to you.



Love you sweet niece and miss you every day...

Love,
Aunt Shirley


Thursday, February 7, 2019

God's Touch


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.  Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 
 Genesis 1:1-3