Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Monday, November 28, 2011

... heart fill ...

 Hello world ...

I am constantly amazed at the infinite capacity our hearts have!
To keep enlarging and making room to love more ... and more ... ever expanding.

There are no bounds for Love.

There are no restrictions on our heart ... there is a limit to the amount of blood that a heart can pump through it ... but absolutely no barriers to the amount of love we can receive and give.

The heart's ability is endless.

 Created by an eternal Love ...

 And  Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
"Oh that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain!"
So God granted him what he requested.

1 Chronicles 4 : 10

I pray that you always grow in the grace that keeps our hearts soft and tender and open ...  enlarge the territories of our hearts ... to feel more and see more and know more ...

God is Good!

Feel the smile these bring to your face ... now think of someone who needs your love and encouragement ...

Why not drop in to see someone who has been on your mind recently ... or pick up the phone and call them.

Now you have just passed on God's Love ... it's as easy as that ... DONE!

Be blessed and be a blessing



Monday, November 21, 2011

. Don't be Fearful ... BE FRUITFUL .

Hello world ...

Fear is real and alive in all of us ... I am certainly not foolish enough to say that there is no such thing as fear ... or just get over it ... because I have felt fear in both extremes  ... from  the overwhelming, out of my mind fear which controls my thoughts and actions ... to the other end of the scale, where I just avoid answering an email because I don't want to deal with someone.

But I do have a secret weapon that is far more effective against fear.

That is the Blood of Christ.

For those that hear the word blood and go OOh Yuck then switch off the screen ... let me explain ... words can be powerful and the feeling associated with words can bring up varied reactions ... terminology can scare the pants off people ...

To me the words Blood of Christ is like saying, 'let's put on my superhero cape and superhero powers' ...  it's like calling down a protective force-field ... or when The Thunderbird's say"Thunderbird's are Go" ...

So next time ugly fear comes your way, call on the secret weapon that is the Blood of Christ ... my fear fighting weapon.  It calls me home ... brings me back to place of possibility ... where smalls steps can be taken to walk thru my fear ... it reminds me that my God is BIGGER than anything ... !

Fear is not the voice of God ... Fear is not the boss of me ...

Fear is not my friend ... Fear is stopping me from being my best  ... and my best is FRUITFUL ...

And in all of this wonderful wisdom ... it takes a friend to remind me occasionally to call on my secret weapon and don't let fear rule ... how quickly I get consumed by my little fears ... and how grateful I am that God reminds me through my friends ...

Be blessed and be a blessing



Friday, November 18, 2011

... make a difference ...

Hello world ...

I love Max Lucado's challenge ...

"None of us can help everyone - But all of us can help someone."

 'Out Live Your Life' by Max is a great read.
If you need a bit of encouragement to step up and make a difference. This is a book for you.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.  For I was hungry, and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

Matthew 25 : 34 - 36

 Everyday is an opportunity to help someone ... the ability to see through all the distractions of a busy day and make time to say YES to a need ... Jesus has stretched out His Hand to embrace and Love us ... so let's pass on that love to others ... 

Life is about going through the days with our eye's wide open ... stop making the simple seem very hard because all things are possible with God ... we all have what it takes to do this - Jesus.

Who is that person in your life, who is constantly on your mind?  
You know who I mean!  
Reach out! 

Just imagine the story of your life ... imagine it intertwined with blessings from helping people ... how rich that life would be ... how happy God would be that you shared His Love in action ... 

I pray that God puts opportunity in your way ... everyday.

 Be blessed and be a blessing



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

... what's fresh and new ...

Hello wonderful world ...

I get so exciting when I am creating and dreaming and pondering ... so here are my latest creations.  I have called them the Jesus series and Amen series.  I really love the impact of Black and White and shadowed text.

Lime has been a color That I have been exploring for a while ... it is so unlike me - it almost seems perfect.

Well ... onto my next creating and pondering splurge.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Saturday, November 12, 2011

... changing the world by chatting at the sky ...

Hello everyone ...

You know my heart is to spread the blogging word ... and get more people starting their own God Blogs.

I came across this blog ... and I get very excited when I find people that put God's heart into action.

Chatting at the sky - is a breath of fresh air and I really did come away feeling encouraged and inspired.

Absolutely loved this below post ... so let's get on board and go with it ...

Emily went on a trip to see Compassion in May so check out what she got up to on her travels.

I would encourage you all to start blogging ... you can do it for free ... if I can help you get started, just email me ... anyone can do it and it is a great way of communicating with this wonderful world we live in.

"Praise Him with the harp and lyre"
Psalm 150 : 3

 Be blessed and be a blessing



Sunday, November 6, 2011

... China and beyond ...

Hello everyone ...

I have been hiding away in China for a few weeks ... and have come back with a few thoughts ... China was very different from what I expected ...  very big city skyscraper ...

But after having time to ponder life ... this is what I know for sure ...

God has written a beautiful story for each of our lives ... God knew us before we were formed ... He called us by name.  What He has started, He will finish.

"Just think—you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus.
He will never give up on you. Never forget that."
1 Corinthians 1 : 7 - 9

Trust Him and Pray.

I visited many places and saw many sights ... God was working on me ... some things changed in me as I wandered but also many things remained the same.  How China has adapted and changed over the centuries is amazing ... the rich history of Dynasties over the centuries ... an old way of living - small fishing villages that are being lost amongst the skyscrapers ... an indifference that is pervading our earth everywhere ... and also a generosity and kindness that brings a smile to my heart ... life is a mixed bag ... everywhere there is good and bad ... I want to open my eyes to See God more and more in my day.

Happy pondering to you all ... and may your eyes be opened.

Be blessed and be a blessing