Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
After receiving the news of a loved ones death, the prayer over lunch that day was, "Thank you Lord for this beautiful day that you created." A relative at the lunch table not praying during the lunch blessing commented after the prayer was over, "What is so beautiful about "this" day? How can you thank God for today with our brother's death?" "From the rising of the sun to its going down The LORD's name is to be praised." Psalm 113:3 No matter the circumstances, or what we are going through we are to praise God! It is through Him that He gives us the strength to continue each day.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sharing Your Joy
Dancing With My Father by Sally Clarkson
Calvary Chapel Reno~Sparks Joyful Books Book Club
Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I drove towards the end of lake where we live in Washoe Valley, Nevada. The deer had returned to graze at the "Deer Run Ranch". Well not just some deer, but about 200 deer! What an amazing site in was to watch! Not just for us I imagine, but also for the coyote off in the distance!
This week in our Joyful Books Book Club we are reading Chapters 7 and 8 in the book, Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson.
Today we are discussing Chapter 7, Joy Is Made Full When It's Shared...
1 John 4:12-16 says, "No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have know, and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him."
So what does this all mean when it comes to sharing your joy?
It means simply this...
When we become Christians and we have the Holy Spirit living inside our hearts, we have the ability to reach out and love other people through Jesus.
A key part of this scripture passage is this, "God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us." God has made His love perfect in us! So God will show us how to love people when we allow Him to work in our life.
Some People Find it EASY to talk to other people, or find the TIME to share the love of Jesus, but what about ME?
Chapter 7 gives concrete examples on how to cultivate and commit to loving others. Today I decided to use a WORD SPLASH to summarize my thinking of what I learned in Chapter 7....
Please feel free to create Your Own Word Splash in the Comment Section of the BLOG...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you Lord that we can come to you with all our anxieties Lord Jesus. Search our hearts Lord and show us Heavenly Father how to do your will today. We long for the things of you Lord. We want to know how to encourage others to love you too Lord. Show us how to do that; take away our desire for the things of this world. We love you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.