Yesterday morning God woke me with a song our church has been singing for quite some time. It’s called, “Jesus”. It has become our theme song and helps us to focus on who He is, what He has done for us, and what He continues to accomplish in our lives. This song reminds me of what He is able to do in my life if I let Him.
This past Sunday our Pastor spoke on the topic, “Be Steadfast”, and he focused on I Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” (NASB)
This Scripture has really hit home with me, especially now as I endeavor to win the battle against anger in my life. Pastor said that we must be steadfast if we are to be victorious. He showed us a picture of a lighthouse being battered by the waves of the ocean during a very violent storm. The definition of steadfast is, “being firm in purpose, unwavering, firmly fixed in position.” That is how we must be if we are to win over whatever the enemy throws at us. Whether it’s trying to win over a sin or temptation, or just things that we encounter in our lives that rock us to our core, the preeminent thing is, we are to remain firmly fixed in position, BE STEADFAST!
The picture of the lighthouse in the storm really gave me an idea of how I must be when I encounter the storms of life and do battle battle against the enemy. The Apostle Paul encouraged the Ephesians that we are no longer to be like children who are, “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14 KJV) I must determine in my mind that I am NOT going to allow Satan to have his way. I have to remain firm in my conviction to refrain from anger.
As Believers, we are called to work for God’s Kingdom, each one of us has a job to do. Part of that job requires that our attitudes be as much like Christ as we can possibly be. We are to be so much like Christ in every way, that we disappear, and all that others see is Him. This is a continuous action, we cannot give in. When we have won the victory, Peter tells us that there is a “ crown of glory” that we are to receive. A crown that will not fade away. (I Peter 5:4 NASB) Philippans 4:1 tells us that we are to remain faithful.
I am trying a blog for the first time in my life, and frankly, I feel like I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing! But, here goes.
I work at a Christian Television network in the Correspondence Department, where I write letters and emails to our viewers, pray with them for their needs, and send materials they request.
I am a Christian. I was saved at the age of 11 during a youth meeting at my church. My pastor led me to the Lord, and to say the least, my life has been an adventure.
I am a widow. My late husband, Allen, passed away after 34 1/2 years of marriage. He had been sick the last seven years of his life, and it was a struggle, for him and for me.
We met as part of a singing group that was affiliated with a Christian Radio station, and we sang together all through our lives together. We both worked in television and radio all through our married life, mostly for Christian stations.
Besides singing I also play flute. I had the luxury of having parents who started out as music teachers...so music was in our house constantly.
Some people describe me as being a loud-mouthed lime type...can't disagree with that. I have a tendency to put my foot in my mouth more times than I can count! I also have a tendency to say exactly what's on my mind...which is why I get myself in so much trouble! LOL! Trust me, that's something me and God have been working on for a very long time.
I have no children here on earth, although I have a baby in heaven. My baby here is my dog Jack. He's a black lab/ chow mix. He's a big boy....thinks he's a lap dog!
Can't think of much else to say. The reason I started this blog is because a few months ago in church, a guest pastor came and delivered a message, and when he asked for those of us who wanted prayer to come forward, I did. When he came to me he asked me if I did any journaling. I told him no 'cause I wasn't very good at it. He told me to start, and prophesied over me that my journal thoughts would impact other people. I wasn't sure just how I was to go about doing this. In fact, I was a little hesitant at first. I started journaling at home, and our assistant pastor's wife asked me to submit something for our Senior newsletter. I didn't the first edition, but something I had heard on Christian radio a long time ago and has stuck with me all these years, came to mind so I submitted an article. That article will be my first post.
I don't claim to have all the answers, and my thoughts may seem a little "out there", but I feel God has been prodding me to do this, and so here I am.
I hope what I post will bring encouragement, and "Something to Think About".
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