Good morning all-
Thanksgiving is gone and all I could think about was the love of Jesus. In our midst yesterday was a Muslim from Saudi Arabia and a man from India. It was fun and they were very nice. My son spent a lot of time talking to the students. Their lives are much different than ours. This was their first Thanksgiving feast and I'm sure it's the first time they've heard a prayer to Jesus. I have no idea how it was received. They come from strict religious background but I know there are no coincidences in life. My prayer is that one prayer will begin a journey towards Jesus.
I hope wherever you are you spent time loving. Moments fly by and with them comes much. I'm so thankful that my God is a loving, merciful God. I'm hanging onto the hope for another revival. It's hard for me to think of religion as a way of life and that's what it is for many. Rituals, praying to gods or believing in things like sacrificing yourself for many virgins. This is a way of life in many different parts of the world. We need to pray that God would reveal His fullness today!
A life filled with rituals is boring and full of rules. A life filled with Jesus is taking His word and building a relationship full of love. I have never been into repetition. I have always loved leveling. What does that mean? It means building a step at a time, enhancing, shaping and investing. Anyone can learn a ritual not as many can build a relationship. We were meant to build relationships! It's by design our Maker chose to give us free will and I definitely see the benefits of that!
So if you have been talking to people who don't know Christ be sensitive to the fact that they have been programmed for years to believe in their religion or in their lack of one. Pray that God would bless you with the words to speak to them and most importantly pray Christ would reveal Himself. That's what I will be praying. My prayer will be tat those to men will see the face of Christ.
Be well my sisters and pray without ceasing! Our best way to Jesus is through prayer. Invest in it and you will begin to see the face of Jesus. Although the Bible does not speak about Sara, Mary or Eve's prayers, you know they were. We are here together because of them.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)
Be well my sisters!