Friday, April 29, 2016

To Be or To Do

Jesus has been teaching my husband and I about being.  This is a lot more work than doing.

We have read books on how to be like Jesus, which includes the Bible.  And the Lord has been giving us lots of insights and dreams on this important subject.

However, worldly thinking is very difficult to change because it is constantly being reinforced.  I still was not getting it and continued to pray for Jesus to give me more to do for Him.

Finally Jesus came to me when I was praying and said, "Susan, you are praying wrong."  "You need to pray to be like Me, because only then will you be able to do more for Me."

Thank You, Jesus, for this clear message that even I could not miss!  I now pray to be like Jesus, and He is available for any one, any where and at any time.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Humility and Prayer

Last Sunday at my evening service, I had a strange experience.  The pastor had called us to the front altar for a renewal and we were feeling the Lord's presence.

Since the altar was full, I was kneeling at a front pew.  Just after the pastor prayed out loud for us to have a new experience, the pew I was leaning on began to rock.

I opened my eyes and looked around because I thought we were having an earthquake.  Nothing was moving except my pew.

It was rocking about 1-2 inches back and forth.  These are big traditional, heavy wooden bolted down and not "able" to move pews.

When I got up the rocking stopped and when I knelt back down it started again.  The Lord gave me an external sign to reinforce what He had been teaching me about the importance of humility and prayer bringing me closer into His presence.

Thank You, Jesus, for wanting a miraculous relationship with each one of us that is available any where and any place with humble, sincere prayer.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jesus Vs. Other Gods

I just finished reading a wonderful book, Jesus Among Other Gods, by Ravi Zacharias.  Mr. Zacharias is one of the leading apologists for the Christian faith but began his life as a Hindu.

The author compares Christianity and what Jesus said to the other major religions, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, pantheism, New Age and Humanism.  All regions cannot be right because each one has a particular way of defining who God is and is not, which then defines its followers’ life purpose.

Christianity is the only religion based on a person that said He was the only way to God and that we can each personally know God and absolute truth.  Jesus Christ did not only teach His message, He was identical with His message because He is God.

Jesus gives His believers a standard of spiritual love to follow that is way above any other religion’s moral requirements.  And along with this high standard, Christians get Jesus Christ’s supernatural help in a close personal relationship with Him.

When Christianity is compared to other religions, Christ and His love is truly a miracle.  Jesus is available to any one, any where at any time for a miraculous life change.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Working For Jesus

When the Lord first called me into a ministry, I didn't want to do it.  I didn't grow up in church and didn't feel qualified.

What I had to learn was that I don't need knowledge, qualifications or church experience.  All I needed was to learn from Jesus and be available for the Holy Spirit to use me.

Recently, my pastor asked me to preach this Sunday evening at church.  I already knew this would happen because the Lord woke me up in middle of the night to tell me what to say.

I have asked the Lord to wake me up at night because I'm busy during the day and so He does.  Slowly I'm learning how to work for Jesus by relying on Him, which is not at all what the world teaches.

Thank You, Jesus, for not only being a Great Employer but my Best Friend, Savior, Teacher and Lord.  Jesus is available any where, any time under any circumstances with sincere, fervent prayer!

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Lord Prepares Us

The Lord always prepares me for what's to come but doesn't always tell me why I'm getting ready.  This last week I went shopping at the Christian store and left with a bag of World Vision magazines.

Then the Lord told me to bring them to the Wednesday evening study at church.  There I discovered the pastor asking for ideas on how the church could help improve the world.

I was all prepared with my World Vision magazine on its work about bringing clean water to the world and extra ones as handouts for everyone.  World Vision has brought clean water to over 2 billion people but there are still 7800 million people that need it, and this information can be found from its link on my home page web site.

Thank you, Lord, for directing my steps and preparing me to do your good work.  Jesus is available 24/7 for anyone about anything with the supernatural power to solve any problem.