Showing posts from January, 2011

Just as I am

Going Home © Debbie Turner Chavers I was impressed this morning with the remembrance of a hymn that has always ministered to me since receiving Jesus Christ as my Saviour.  The hymn is Just as I Am, Without One Plea. As humans we tend to make the gospel message difficult, but the fact is, God wants you.  He wants you just as you are.  Sins and all.  You see HE has made a provision for that.  He has made a way for that.  His son, Jesus Christ and His shed blood at Calvary.  Come to Him just as you are.  You will leave the old you at His cross and rise in Christ as a new creature. Click here for a simple salvation prayer to start your new life in Christ. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together , saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. John 14:16   Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth , and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  Colossian

To Persevere

This is the beginning of a new year and my encouragement for you is to persevere. We have each been allotted a specific time here on this earth to accomplish our calling in Christ Jesus. Not all call Jesus, Lord, but each person has been gifted by God with a specific purpose. Our first purpose is to worship God and then to serve Him and each other with His gifting in and through us. Persevere - to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly. What is important to you? What are you doing about it? Pray and ask God to help you discern what you need to persevere at during your time here on earth. Now do it and keep doing it until God tells you to stop. I am reprinting a newsletter that I received from the Starfish Foster Home from Amanda de Lange. Visit the website, marvel at the miracle of love and care that God bestows through willing hands and hearts and the difference that it makes. I highlight