Don't believe in God? Ask God if there is a God. He will answer you.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)
A little secret... the first thing He will tell you is He created the world, and everything in it. And what a beautiful way to begin a relationship with Your Creator.
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1)
Jesus died for you. Accept His love. Accept the cross. Ask Him to be Lord and Savior in your life.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Oh Lord! Oh my Sweet Lord!!!! I miss her so much! I miss her with my entire being! And I call out to you God. Please Lord, fill the void with your precious promise of love. I need you God. I need you night and day. I need you during persecution. I love, yet who can love me on this earth like momma did? There is no love that sustains, and embraces the spirit and soul, like a mother's love. Dear God, please! I don't even quite comprehend the love she had for me... and why she never challenged my rebellious nature. I can not quite comprehend that love, not having any children of my own... yet I know you still love me God. Despite my failures. And I know in my heart, my mother also loved me despite my failures as a daughter to her. Please forgive me Lord for not loving her back as she loved me. She often told me she prayed to you for a daughter to love... and yet her I was. The most stubborn, unloving, miserable daughter she could have ever had... yet you answered her prayer... but I failed her as a daughter. I failed her. I didn't hold her when she was dying. I didn't rub her feet. I didn't rub her hands. She asked me once, and I just couldn't do it. I tried... but I couldn't do it long enough to help her sleep. She was in so much pain, and yet I couldn't do it. And all my mother desired was love. She was the most loving person I have ever known... and I mean that. She laughed. She loved. She gave. She sacrificed. She was loved by many for her gentle, sweet, loving spirit. God please forgive me. Forgive me for not having the faith that you could have healed her at the time. For being negative. For being selfish. For being me. Please Lord forgive me. And if this message is read by anyone... please allow me to get this point across. We are living in a world that is all about "me, me, me." Everything is "selfies." Put down your pride for one moment, let go of your pain. Embrace your mother. Embrace the love that is from your mother. You will not know that love from anyone else. And if you think your mother isn't very lovable... b/c there are some mothers that perhaps are wrapped up in the world and can't love like they should... if you think your mother is not lovable... give in. Forgive her. And show her the love that she never showed you. By embracing her. Every single person in this world needs and desires to be loved. Everyone. Every single person. Embrace your mother.
Often, I would reach for the phone to call mom... and there is not a day that passes where I wish I could text her... or FaceTime her... we never had that luxury when I was on the other side of the world. And I wish we had. Yet... I know that God works for His glory, and if He is glorified in my mother's suffering and death, than I shall be content knowing that every moment spent was honorable. Even in her pain. On her deathbed, my mother reflected the love of Jesus. And she left that legacy of love in her children. She left that legacy of love to a lost and dying world, through us. May God bless you and enrich your life with love. And peace. And joy. Although I have loss... I have also gained... Gained an appreciation for God's will. And not my own. I don't reach for the phone anymore. I reach for my Bible. I call out to God. I beg for His mercy. And His promises, are just that- promises. Unending love. Amazing grace.
God loves you with a love you can never imagine. And although you might not understand His ways, He is still moving for His glory. It's not about us. It's about glorifying Him. As His Kingdom comes to earth. Prepare your heart. Jesus is coming soon. And He is coming for you. Accept His love, and His kingship. Accept Him as Lord and Savior. Let Him rule and reign in your heart. In your life. In the way you love others. Serve. Repent. For the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
Since the death of my mother, so much has happened in my life. My mother was my best friend in the world, and when she passed, I didn't know who to turn to except for God. And praise the Lord He was there for me. Praise the Lord I chose to seek Him, instead of my pain. Praise the Lord His love for me remains the same no matter my sin. He forgives- when we ask. The name of Jesus is a name I love to hear. I love to sing his word. It sounds like music in my ear. The sweetest name on earth. Praise the Lord we have a Savior who desires to be our best friend. And He heals. If we believe, if we pray and humble ourselves and ask for the Lord to heal- He will. He changes lives. The Lord's will is the Word of God. The Bible. The Lord heals the sick. Have faith. God loves you. And He loves that someone more than you do. Just imagine that love. Give God the glory. He is faithful to His Word. Honor Him in prayer. Honor Him with your life. And your words. God's love never changes. Expect miracles. Expect persecution. Expect blessings. An enriched life of humility and sacrifice and servant leadership. Blessed assurance- Jesus is mine. What a foretaste of glory divine.
Monday, May 10, 2010
"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead."