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I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day;

Author Unknown

I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day;
I’d rather one should walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but examples are always clear.

And, best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds;
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it, if you’ll let me see it done;
I can see your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.

And the lectures you deliver may be very fine and true,
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do;
For I may misunder­stand you and the high advice you give;
But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live!

God Can Make It Better

God  wants to be a part of your life but He will not force himself on you. He wants you to prosper and have a good life. It does not mean you have to be a radical Christian and be in church 10 times a week. It means He want to have a relationship with you where you tell Him your heartaches and He heals your sorrows and guides you to make decisions that are wiser than you can make on your own. Sometimes those decisions don’t make sense at the time but they work out to the good of those who love Him.

If you have made decisions that have made a mess of your life, God wants to help you clean it up. He takes big messes and small messes and makes something beautiful. If you are tired of dealing with the mess, simply ask God if He can do any better than you and that you want His help to make life better. He realizes you want to do it on your own, but He knows so much more about you than you know of yourself. He knows your hearts desire and what you want even before you ask. He does not give without us asking and He will not help without us inviting.

God has created all things and has the power to give and the power to take away. He has the power to run our life but He won’t do it. He allows us the free will to mess it up if that is what we want to do. We can be stubborn until the thief destroys us or we can choose to have life and have it in abundance but it comes down to our choice.

God loves you so much that His dying on the cross has relieved us from following rules to just enjoying the relationship with Him that is available for the asking.

Heaven or Hell?

Heaven or hell? Is the choice really hard?

If we could imagine the worst torture ever, we could not even come close to what hell will be  like and it continues for eternity with no let up and no way out. There is one way to not end up there.

If we could imagine the most beautiful paradise ever, we could not come close to what heaven will be like. It continues for eternity and will be unbelievably better than anything we ever imagined and we will not want out. Jesus is the only way to make it to heaven and the only way to not end up in hell.

There will be no tears in heaven. This I have a hard time understanding because if I have loved ones that have not made it because of their choice, I can’t imagine not shedding tears. It must be that God won’t allow us to remember them. If we make it to God’s gate and he says depart from me I know you not, is that the way it will be for us that we will just not know them. This thought brings tears to my eyes because we want to remember our loved ones and the memories that we share.

I don’t have an answer but God does. If we follow Him faithfully and live as He wants us to then we will take as many of our loved ones with us that we are able to reach but it will be ultimately their choice and their choice alone that will make the difference. Jesus want a personal relationship with all of us. It is not His desire that any should perish.

Is the choice really hard?

God’s Christmas Gifts

God’s Christmas Gifts

Do you remember the special gifts you have received at Christmas or on other special occasions? How about gifts that you have given? Which is easier to remember? You probably remember those that were the most special and also the gifts you have given more than the ones you received. That is because special gifts have more meaning and as Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)

God  gave the world His Son. He gave us baby Jesus, that we celebrate at Christmas, that He could experience life as a man and relate to all that we go through. He endured so much more than we will ever be called to endure. He then gave us Jesus on Calvary, that we celebrate at Easter, that we would not have to die for our sins. This is a gift of redemption. Jesus is the only way to salvation. We cannot earn it by doing good deeds or being a good person. We only receive salvation by receiving Jesus and having a relationship with Him. His presence in our lives continues to give us presents such as peace, grace, mercy, freedom etc. The list just goes on and on.

God has given us so much through giving us His Son, but there is so much more. He has given this gift to all that will receive. Gifts cannot be embraced if the receiver will not accept it. It is our choice to make and we make that choice daily. We still have so much more to receive. We still have the third gift of eternal life that will only be given to those that have accepted the first gift of baby Jesus and the second gift of Christ at Calvary. These gifts can be accepted all at once. This eternal life gives us such hope and peace that with a steady walk with Jesus, life just gets sweeter and sweeter until we pass from this life to the next where we will be in His presence.

You can’t understand what this is like by anyone telling you. You can only understand by accepting these gifts yourself because God has something special for each of us in the acceptance of these gifts. These gifts represent giving at its fullest. Have you accepted your gifts from the Heavenly Father?