What The World Needs To Know

The world is messed up.  It’s full of greed, hatred, lies, and deception. It’s overflowing with pride and love of self.

But guess what? God STILL loves the world.  He’s calling all men toward Him….He longs for a relationship with us.  He desires to set us free from ourselves and the messes we make, the pains we cause, and the hurt we suffer.  He has given us the cure…but people just aren’t accepting it….or haven’t heard about it.

His love….His gift of Jesus….He wants the world to receive it.  He’s not holding back because of any wrong doing…He is desperately pursuing the lost and He’s using His body – the church – to reach them.

Are you lost in the world needing to be found?  Or are you part of the church who needs to be seeking those lost?  You’re either one or the other.

There is a hurting, dying world out there, condemned by their own thoughts of guilt, shame, and unbelief.  They HAVE to be told that there is a God Who loves them unconditionally…Who has forgiven them entirely…and Who is seeking them diligently.

If you have received this gift of freedom and you know what it’s like to be unconditionally loved and pursued…are you sharing this with others?  Are you reaching out to the people who are so lost in their own guilt and shame that they don’t even realize how much they are hurting themselves or others?

What the world needs to know is that there is a God who has a loving body with arms and hands reaching out to rescue (not condemn) those who are lost.  A body with legs and feet willing to go to the furthest darkest edges of the earth to bring them into His family.  A mouth willing to shout from the rooftops the TRUTH of Jesus Christ….the absolute love that God has for ALL!

Are you part of that body?  Which part are you?  Not sure yet?  Ask our Father and then BE that part.  There is a world waiting to hear this Good News and YOU can be the one to deliver it!

And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. – Ephesians 1:23

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” – Luke 19:10

 But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord or speak in His name, His word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it! – Jeremiah 20:9 

I believe we should all have this type of passion for God’s word in our heart.  Jeremiah felt this way because people didn’t like what he was having to say. We get to share GOOD NEWS!!  How much MORE on fire should our hearts be??

I Hate Being A Mom

Laundry piled up everywhere, dirty dishes overfilling the sink, Lego blocks poking perfectly in the center of my FOOT, kids fighting over whatever the other kid has….and those are the everyday things. Then there’s the back talking, the pouting when they don’t get their way, the uninterrupted phone conversation I’ve NEVER had….along with the unattended bathroom trip I’ve NEVER experienced. Cleaning the house with the kids home is like brushing my teeth while eating Oreos (ever heard that one?  Every mom can relate!)

Oh and when I get up early to have a little bit of quiet time, make my coffee….pull out my journal or blog….sit down and hear MOMMMMMMM!    (My 2 youngest seriously JUST walked in and said something to me as soon as I typed that…and my older child who is out of the home text me! Lol)

Anyway….where was I?  Oh yes…motherhood.  Did I mention that I’m a stay at home mom who homeschools?  Yeah….so this is ALL day EVERYday!  And in the midst of this chaos…can you believe I have never once said…”I Hate Being A Mom”.  Nope…never….those words have never uttered my lips or even my thoughts.  It was actually hard for me to write that title.

All the reasons one may think they hate about being a mom are some of the reasons why I LOVE Being a Mom.  Here’s why…

If I have laundry piled up….my kids have clothes on their backs!  If I have dirty dishes…my kids have food in their stomachs.  If I’m stepping on painful little plastic indestructible things…my kids have some nicely made toys to play with.  When my kids are fighting, back talking, or pouting…I get to take those opportunities and turn them into life lessons.

I would LOVE to be able to talk on the phone or go to the bathroom by myself…but that could mean my kids aren’t even around…and I wouldn’t want that.  If my house still looks messy even after I’ve cleaned it….at least I know it’s a happy home…a fun home…and a lived in home where my kids get to be kids.  Pressure is off to keep everything perfect.

And that sweet sound in the morning (my kids calling for me from the bedroom or my older daughter calling from her home) would be dearly missed if it went silent for any reason at all.

I’m thankful for being a mom.  I’m blessed to be counted worthy enough to raise my children up along side my husband in the way the Lord desires.  We get to pray for our kids and ask the Lord to show us the plans He has for them and then impart that into their lives. As a mom, I have the opportunity and privilege of directing them in the way they should go and encouraging them that they CAN do all that God has called them to do. I get to let them know that they have ALL that they will ever need because they have Christ in them, the Holy Spirit guiding them, and God who loves them so much He planned it out before they were even born.

I LOVE BEING A MOM!

“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6

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What Happened To Truth?

There are so many lies out there now…it’s really hard to say what is true and what isn’t.  Who is telling the truth…who is lying and who thinks they are telling the truth but in actuality, is spreading lies?

Turn on the news….what do we get?  Truth…. or lies?  Who really knows? Turn on your favorite preacher….is everything he says true? How do we know for sure?

So where do we go for truth?  Do we shine light on the lies to reveal truth or does that just bring focus and attention to it?

Just throwing this out there…..but could it be that we go directly to the source? Not the source of the lie….but to the source of truth!

I have a Father, a Best Friend, and a Comforter who I know for a fact can only speak what is TRUE!  THEY are my source.  That’s where I want to go for the facts.  My heart is filled with so much peace when I go to Jesus and allow Him to show me truth.  God is faithful to His Word. When it’s from the Holy Spirit, it is always filled with love and joy.  It gives me peace, not confusion.  I am patient in knowing when to speak.  Kindness  and goodness flow from my lips in a gentle way. I am full of self control and my heart is full of compassion and unity not torment or strife.

You can always find lies if you’re looking for them.  You will always believe lies if your seeking them.  Lies have never set anyone free.

So what would happen if we are just searching for truth?  We will find it and we will believe it and we will be set free!

“Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.  And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:31-32

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