Good morning, sweet friends!
If you have heard me speak, and you are reading along in Chapter 17 then you probably know exactly where I am headed today:) However, I don’t want to make light of what also speaks to me as I read through Acts and the mission of these men, and perhaps you feel the same?? For me, I have just stood in awe of the love, devotion, and passion these disciples had for Jesus, and how they spent their lives traveling the land to spread the news of His death and resurrection! They weren’t consumed with their career or homes or food, but focused intently on making a difference for His Kingdom!!! I know we all at times get “moved” by a cause, or find ourselves passionate about a topic or issue, but how often do we step out boldly to make it known….to see it happen or to make a difference???? I hope you look at their journey and devotion, and it moves you to step out of your comfort zone and share your story…..what has He done for you and who needs to hear it?? You too can make a difference!!!
So what spoke to me most is no surprise…….
Yes, I was so excited when I got to verse 27, because part of my testimony is the story of me finding Him, and if you have heard me speak, you know I am passionate about this!!! I, like most women, had clung to the words of Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord
and being honest,I had made it all about me……Oh, He has great plans for me and those plans had to do with becoming a writer or a speaker or a teacher or a mom, but what I found was the greatest plan He could ever have for me was the rest of that verse…..
After I found this verse and saw the truth of it in my life, I began searching for other verses about finding Him, so I was so very excited to add to my verses of conviction this verse on His desire for us to seek Him and find Him!!! I pray it gives you some conviction too! He is near us, and if we would reach out, we would see that He can be found!!! Remember the ultimate goal while inhabiting this earth is to love him and walk in His ways, and then He says…
I will come and make home with you!! (John 14) What greater gift than Him making home with you???? Sweet friends, I know you may be over hearing me say this, but once again…
That is a woman living her calling:)
A little assignment for the weekend:) This is one audio from seven, but when you click on the first, you should be able to forward through to all seven, and it is about 45-60 minutes. Friends, it is life changing. It is from the book The Bema by Tim Stevenson. You can’t wait another week to hear this message, so please listen this weekend. Those in the book of life will sit in the Bema Seat or receive the “good” judgement and the blessings for what they have done, and I promise you……… this will change you.
|The Bema Judgement 1 of 7|
In His Wings,