My Billy Graham Story…

I’m sure you heard that Rev. Billy Graham passed away last week at the age of 99.  Were you familiar with him?  Do you have a Billy Graham story?  So many people do.  Something that my husband and I always say when we saw him on an interview or if we heard he met with a US President or a celebrity, is we know that whomever he was speaking with, would hear the gospel in a simple, easy and non-intimidating way.

Wouldn’t you love to be known as a person that people always knew that they could count on you to share the gospel with everyone you met.

The Holy Spirit does the work, all we have to do is share the message of Jesus Christ.  We aren’t responsible if someone chooses to believe or not.  We are just responsible for telling others that Jesus loves them and that He died on the cross for our sin.

Do you feel confident in sharing this message with all that cross your path?

In a typical day, we have so many opportunities to share Christ with those we meet.

Now for my Billy Graham story:

I heard Billy Graham for the first time when I was 14 years old.  He was on television the evening I was all set up to watch an Elvis Presley movie.  My mom said we were going to watch a preacher she heard about named Billy Graham.  I was heartsick in missing the Elvis movie!

I wrote out my story and it was selected to be published in Decision Magazine, which is a Billy Graham publication.  This particular issue was a 60th Anniversary Issue.  They spotlighted a story from each decade of Billy Grahams ministry.  My story represented the 70’s of someone who  came to Christ because of hearing Rev. Graham.

I think the hardest part of having my story published was the editor sent a photographer to my home to take pictures.  I DO NOT like to have my picture taken, so this was really hard for me. With a couple of outfit changes and trying several locations around our home, they had what they needed.  A few days later, I was sent a few pictures that were taken.  If you are like me, you don’t like any pictures of yourself.  I could live with most, but, there was one that was really bad, I thought.  Well, a couple of months later when the magazine was out and I opened it up to my story, guess which picture was used.  Yep….that one.  What can I say?  I had to tell myself, it’s not about the picture, it’s about the story and the message.  Despite the picture of myself, the article in this magazine is one of my favorites that I’ve had published as it means the most to me.

Click here to read the post about getting my testimony published.

Click here to read my salvation story.  The actual article in Decision Magazine was titled, “Better Than Elvis!”

I have to add this one tiny story.  Several years ago we were sitting in a church service.  The pastor was preaching and for some reason he mentioned Billy Graham.  I will never forget what he said.  He said, “By the way, Billy Graham has done more to hurt the cause of Christ than anyone I know of.”  I didn’t hear anything else he said as in my head I kept thinking, why is he saying that?  What in the world?  The thought kept going through my mind that I was someone that first heard about Jesus because of Billy Graham.  I put my faith and trust in Christ the first time I heard the message of “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son.”  To this day, I still remember that pastor’s words and it is just a reminder that the world if filled with so many opinions.   We need to know what God’s Word says and then when all those opinions are thrown at you, you can match them up to the Word of God.  You will then know where those opinions come from.

I pray that each one of you reading this has a salvation story that you can freely share.

If you have never put your faith and trust in Christ, don’t wait one more second.  He’s waiting for you.  Click here to learn how to ask Jesus Christ into your life!

 

 

Movie Review – The Champion

 

I love a good movie, don’t you?  I especially love watching a good faith based movie.  I was so excited to get to preview the new movie, The Champion.  This movie will be in theaters on May 19, 2017.  I do hope you go see it.  I do my best to get to the theaters when a faith based movie comes out; number one, to support it and number two, because I hope to be inspired and encouraged in my walk with Christ.   How refreshing it is to be able to watch a movie without bad language that makes you cringe and scenes that you wonder…”why?”

My husband and I sat down to watch, The Champion and we were impressed with the acting and the actual filming of the movie.  We both agreed that it was good quality and nothing to be ashamed about!  That is usually the complaint you hear the most about some faith based movies.

Our son is an animator in the movie world and has worked on some major movies.  We are used to watching movies with him and then discussing things other than the plot of the movie; we discuss acting, lighting, camera work and how you feel after seeing the movie.  I’m  thinking we watch movies a little bit different than some people do.

You might enjoy this link to a page that will show who the actors are and their bios.  That is always fun to see.  I love reading about the actors that share their talents in a movie that has a gospel message.

I do hope you will go to the theater on May 19th and watch, The Champion.  Click here to see if it is showing in your area.

 

Here is a synopsis of the move:

In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.

Dirt track racer Sean Weathers was at the top of his game…an unstoppable career, scores of fans, and an adoring daughter. When a rivalry with another racer turns personal, the ego that propelled him to success causes a tragedy, sending his life into a tailspin.

Jack Reed was attempting to make up for past mistakes. He had prospered as a businessman but failed as a family man. In a sudden turn of events, his chances for reconciliation are ripped from his grasp.

Sean and Jack’s lives collide, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Working through a painful journey of healing together, they each learn about second chances and the true freedom only forgiveness can offer.”

My favorite theme of the movie was that of forgiveness, redemption and the love of a father.  I am super sensitive when it comes to showing father/child relationships.  If you are too, you might want to have your tissues close by.  Then of course when it comes down to realizing the love of a Heavenly Father, I not only have tears but chill bumps as I thank the Lord for saving me as a teenager.  Click here to see part of my story of when I realized I needed and wanted a Savior.

I do hope you will go see, The Champion on May 19th.

Do you have some favorites in the faith based movie world?

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of, The Champion.

Blog-tember Challenge #1

I accepted a challenge from a blog called, Brave Love.

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Bailey Jean, the creator of Brave Love has an inspiring and encouraging blog.  I found her when reading up on the idea of Bible Journaling.   I love reading blogs that are inspiring, encouraging and Brave Love does just that!

The challenge is to blog each day with a  prompt that Bailey Jean has provided.  Challenge #1 is simply to tell about myself, so here we go!

I guess the number one thing about me and my life would be, I desire to live a life that is pleasing to my Savior.  I gave my life to Him when I was 14 and have never looked back.  I’m not perfect and I’ve messed up plenty of times, but, my one desire is to have a heart like His and I hope my life and my words would be an encouragement to others to do the same.

I hope you will follow along with me and we can together strive to live a life that is pleasing and a life that is victorious for Jesus!

Now for the foundation of who I am and for what I am most thankful for!

I am 56 and have been married to my Jim for 35 years!

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We have two adult children; Patti and her handsome husband have 5 of the cutest kids ever and Nathan and his beautiful wife of 5 months.

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Jim and I served in full-time ministry for almost 20 years and now own and operate our own business.

I recently ended 9 years as Women’s Ministry Director of my church.  I loved every second of this ministry and still have a huge heart for it.

I’m learning what it’s like to be in a season of life that is so different than that of a mom with children at home and a full schedule.

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We recently bought a home near our grandchildren and are slowly simplifying and down sizing.  Did I mention slowly!  Downsizing is hard for me as I love everything and it is hard to part with things.  I’m learning more about myself through this.

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I’m praying our son and his sweet Sarah will be closer soon, too.  I miss them terribly.  He is an animator for a major animation company.  He just finished working on the Peanuts Movie, which I can’t wait to see.  It is going to be adorable!!!!

I have a few published writings and am working on a book.  I keep saying working on my book…..if I really sat down and worked on it, I might be finished by now.  But, I’m getting there.

I have spoken at several conferences and to women’s groups.  Only the Lord gives me strength for that.  I grew up very shy and timid, so speaking to groups is waaaaaaaaayyyyy out of the box for me.  But, to be honest, I love sharing what Christ has done for me and my favorite thing to do is encourage other women, so that is how I get through all the speaking that I have done.

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Sewing and crafting are some of my favorite things to do.  I’ve loved crafting and teaching my granddaughters how to sew.

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Reading is a favorite past time as well.  I usually have 4 or 5 books going at once.  Along with Bible studies.  Oh, and magazines.  I think I’m addicted to decorating and cooking magazines.

Speaking of cooking……I love reading about cooking and watching cooking shows and even collect kitchen gadgets.  The only problem is….I don’t really like to cook!

Lunching with friends and catching up is one of the highlights in my week.  My mom lives close by and we have lunch once a week.  My mom is my mentor and encourager.  I don’t know where I would be without her.

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Well, I could go on and on about more, but I will stop for now.  I didn’t even mention fashion, decorating and the things I’m wanting to learn more about such as photography, Bible journaling, tennis…okay, I’m really stopping now.

I’m looking forward to tomorrows challenge which is:

*Describe your ideal day. Where would you go and what would you do?

hmmmm………I better get to thinking………..I love every day, so now to think of my ideal day!

See you tomorrow!

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The Declare Conference – Day 2

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Day 2 was another full day at the Declare Conference. Our first speaker for the day was Janelle Knox with MICI Magazine. Janelle is from Australia and her accent was as beautiful as she was. By the way, MICI stands for, Made In Christ’s Image.   We were all intrigued at her testimony of God’s amazing grace.   I hope you will check out her magazine. She also has a magazine for young girls ages 9-16 and a curriculum to teach young girls how to have confidence of their worth as Christ intended.

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Kat Lee was our speaker for a workshop session. Kat is incredible in the area of encouraging bloggers to stay focused and using our blog as a means to share the message of Christ regardless what we write about. *I have several pages of notes from listening to her words of wisdom.

 

Our luncheon was sponsored by an organization called, Attack Poverty. This organization goes into the very poor neighborhoods in our country and sets up learning centers to train the people in the neighborhood in skills to work and give back to their community. Lives are being changed! Be sure to go to the site and read what all they are doing.

 

After lunch we got into Mastermind Groups. I was in a group with seven ladies that I had never met before! Yes, I was a bit nervous sharing with ladies that I don’t know at all. But, these were some very smart and kind ladies. We talked about our goals for our blogs. We have homework and then we meet again tomorrow.

 

Crystal Stine led our next workshop on the subject of, Intentional Social Media. We are a light in a dark world and we can give hope through our social media. Crystal is very motivating and encouraging.

 

Our evening ended with Jan Greenwood. Jan is Director of Women’s Ministry at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Jan is a very sincere woman and a very powerful speaker! If you ever have the opportunity to hear Jan speak, you must go.

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What a great day it was.  My head is spinning with all the inspiring words I’ve heard today.  Did I mention all the sweet ladies that I’ve met?  It was like being at an awesome ladies retreat.  God was definitely glorified this week!

 

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 (NIV)

The Declare Conference – Day One

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Last year I attended The Declare Bloggers Conference for the first time and I loved it so much that I registered for this years conference last August!  This year, I brought a sweet friend with me, Rhodema Cargill!  What fun we have had and it is only the end of the first day.   We made it safely to the Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa.  The hotel is part of the Cooper Aerobics and Fitness Center.  I knew something was up as in being a health and fitness facility when I spotted the complimentary vitamin pack in the room.  It is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful section of Dallas.  I would love to stay here again someday.  The staff is very friendly and it is very clean.  Two of my favorite words; clean and friendly!

This morning started off with a complimentary breakfast and then off to our first workshop.  My head was spinning after 3 hours of learning all the latest in the area of Monitizing Your Blog.  Kristen Kill and Emily Thomas were amazing.  I could have listened to them all day!  We took a quick lunch break and ate at the Cedars WoodFire Grill that is located in the Cooper Fitness Center.  Our next workshop was, Graphics and Social Media with Crystal Stine.  What a privilege to be able to learn from Crystal, today!  I’m looking forward to trying to make my own graphics soon!

Tonight was the first keynote with Kris Camealy!  A few highlights from her message are:

*Why do we write or blog?  The answer should be, to bring honor and glory to God!

*Put your dreams/writing on the altar and let God take control.  As in Genesis 22:9 (Abraham/Isaac)

*We are called to make disciples, not fans and followers.

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After a time of music by a brother/sister worship team, we heard from representatives of,  The Seed Company.  You must go to the site!  I’m amazed at what is going on to reach the lost in other countries!

Rhodema and I headed out for dinner after tonights session.  We were looking for BBQ, but ended up at a place called, Ruggeri’s Italian.  It was not only beautiful, but delicious!

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Every time we sat down, we had a gift.  It’s day one and I have a bag full of fun treats!  Everything from macarons, cookies, journals, books, bags, pens, stationary and a scripture poster!  I love prizes!

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Can’t wait for Day 2!

 

Your First Day In Heaven!

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Recently, I was in a local gift shop and as I was checking out, I noticed a stack of books.  The title caught my eye as it said, My First Day In Heaven.  I looked to see who the author was and it was written by, Rita Brown.  I thought, “could that be the Rita Brown I know?”  I went to the back of the book to see if there was an author page and there was her beautiful picture!  I met Rita and her husband many years ago at a political event.  Her husband Dale Brown,was a City Councilman at the time.  Their family has always been an inspiration to the many people they know here and across the country.  When I realized it was the Rita I knew that had written the book, I knew I had to buy it!  I got chill bumps thinking how awesome that was for her to have her book published.

The next day, I set aside a special time to sit down and begin reading, My First Day In Heaven.   I was intrigued from the first page!  I read the entire book in less than an hour.  I only stopped once and that was to go get a tissue to wipe away the tears.

My First Day in Heaven is a scripture-based fictional story.  You will read all about Jenny and her first glimpse of Heaven and seeing all of her loved ones and of course the most special one of all, Jesus!

I hope you are inspired by Rita in this short interview about her adventure in writing, My First Day in Heaven.

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Beverly:  Hi Rita!  I, so loved reading your book.  Can you share a little bit about yourself?

 Rita:  My husband Dale and I are both from California originally. We served as missionaries in Brazil for 4 years, but we have lived in Midland for 43 years. We have 6 married children, 26 grandchildren, and 1 great grandbaby. We have been married 51 years. I spend most of my time attending grandkids’ events or keeping up with birthdays. I have served on the Midland Christian School Board for more than 20 years. I love football, baseball, collecting recipes, traveling with my husband, teaching Bible, attending grandkids’ events, and coaching young women in childbirth.:)

Beverly:  I love the story of how you came to write your book.  Can you tell the readers a bit of that story?

Rita: I originally wrote My First Day in Heaven about 20 years ago to read to a ladies’ class at church. I had so much fun writing it; it was from God straight to my heart as I put the words on paper.

Beverly:  What was it that made you decide to seek publication?

Rita:  After I read the story to my ladies’ class, a sweet older woman, Connie Tate, came up to me and told me I needed to publish it. I laughed to myself and told her it was a sweet thought. She would ask me about it every time I saw her until I finally decided to publish a paperback version of it. We distributed about 2500 copies of that version. After the death of our 13 year old grandson in a tragic car accident, I wanted to make some revisions and update the original story; I learned a lot about grief and the importance of the reality of Heaven in the years that followed. I revised it a bit, and we were able to publish a hardback gift book version about 2 years ago. Now it has been picked up by Leafwood Publishers for distribution nationwide in the major Christian bookstores and online–Amazon, etc. It will be released June 9 and I am so excited. I am also so excited that we were able to get an endorsement from Max Lucado for the cover.

Beverly:  Do you intend to write more books?

Rita:  Of course I think about it a lot. Several have suggested that I do a version of My First Day in Heaven for children. I have a heart for children, and that idea appeals to me. I would love to see an illustrated version.

Beverly:  I think that would be wonderful!  If you were to encourage someone to write a book, what 3 things would you tell them?

Rita:  

1. Find something you are passionate about and let it flow from your heart. 

2. Make an outline. Just get something on paper. I actually started with thoughts that came to me as I was reading scriptures about Heaven one day. I began jotting ideas and scriptures on sticky notes and napkins and anything I could put my hands on as the thoughts came to me all that day. It was those sticky notes and napkins that were the basis for writing My First Day in Heaven.
We are often blocked by the need for the perfect words to come out on the paper immediately. The hardest sentence is the first one, but with computers you can revise and move and change over and over again. Put in on paper and then worry about perfecting it later.

3. Be patient with the process of publication. I believe God has led us in His perfect timing to the right path for the My First Day in Heaven, but it has taken 20 years.

Beverly:  What has been the most exciting thing about seeing your words in book form?

Rita:  The most exciting thing about seeing it in book form is being able to share the message with so many people. I believe the good news of Jesus and the truth and reality of Heaven is a message of encouragement and hope to all of us struggling with the stresses and challenges of life. It is a message of comfort for those who have lost someone close to them. It was the culmination of a dream to see the book in a hardback gift book. One of my favorite things is to be able to hand this beautiful little book to a clerk in a store or someone I meet who just happens to share their story with me. Yesterday as I checked into a hotel, I struck up a conversation with the clerk checking me in. I told her about My First Day in Heaven and promised to send her a copy. She was so excited.I could give you more details, but, I encourage you to get a copy as soon as you can and read it.  You won’t be sorry.  You will be inspired and encouraged of what we have to look forward to.  I would think it would be a great encouragement for those that have lost a loved one.  You may also know of someone that needs to hear about the saving grace of Jesus.

Beverly:  Thank you so much, Rita!  You are an inspiration and I pray great and mighty things will become of your book, My First Day in Heaven!  I look forward to your children’s book!  

I knew you would be inspired by Rita!  I hope you will go out and purchase a copy of, My First Day in Heaven.  After you read it, I’m sure there is someone that will come to your mind that you can share it with that may need some uplifting thoughts on a little glimpse of Heaven.

You can purchase your copy at Mardel, LifeWay, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Christian Books Distributors and on Amazon!

Let me know if you read it, I would love to hear your thoughts!

In the mean time, I just have to ask you a question!

Do you know without a doubt that you will go to Heaven when you die?

I was 14 when I heard Billy Graham preach on John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I realized that God loved me!  I had never heard that before.

Have you heard that before?

Have YOU asked Christ into your life?

If you are reading this right now, it is probably a given that the Holy Spirit has put you right where you are at this very second because He is calling you to let you know that He loves you so much and wants you to have that peace that you will have a home in Heaven.

Here are four things to think about:

*Face the fact that your sin has separated you from the God who loves you.

*Be willing to turn away from you sin and turn to God.  This is called repentance.

*Place your trust in the fact that Jesus died for you, and He arose in victory over death.

*Invite Jesus to take control of your life, forgive your sin and make you a child of God.

You can pray this simple prayer right now:

Lord Jesus,

I know I am a sinner.  Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  I open the door of my life and receive You as my Saviour and Lord.  Forgive my sins and take control of my life and help me become the kind of person you want me to be. Amen!

Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you have put your faith and trust in Christ today or at another time, I WILL see you in Heaven someday! Isn’t that awesome?!

Thank you for stopping by!

Beverly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Fruit….

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” Galatians 5:22-23

Thank you for following along as we lightly hit on the Fruit of the Spirit.  Galatians, chapter 5, is a great chapter to settle in on and do some deeper study.

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We last talked about the fruit of goodness.  Let’s finish up with:

Faithfulness – As a believer, we always refer to Jesus as, faithful.  Aren’t you thankful that He is?  One of the first verses I ever memorized as a teen was, I John 1:9-10 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…”  Christ doesn’t look at us and decide if we are worthy of forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive us, period.  Another verse I memorized as a young girl was, “I will never leave you or forsake you…” Hebrews 13:5.  Can you tell I struggled with fear?  When I came to realize the faithfulness of my Savior, I didn’t struggle with fearfulness anymore.

How are we in the faithfulness area?  Are we faithful in our walk with Christ?  Can He depend on us to bring glory to His name in all that we do and say?  Are we faithful to our husband and children?  What about our friends?  Do they describe us as, faithful?  We could go on and on about that one, couldn’t we?

Gentleness – What a gentle Savior we have!

There probably isn’t anything sweeter than a gentle mom with her children.  Is the gentleness of the Holy Spirit evident in your life?

Self-Control – As a follower of Christ, our self control in all situations should be evident.  If there is an area in your life where you don’t have any control, turn to the most patient, loving, gentle, kind and faithful one, Jesus.  Do you need His strength in your life?  He’s waiting patiently…. to give you what you need, ask Him!

I hope Galatians 5:22-23 is a bit more real for you and you are inspired to make sure that the Fruit of the Spirit is evident in your life.

I would love to hear from you in how the Fruit of the Spirit, is real in your life.

Until next time,

Good People!

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness…..” Galatians 5:22-23

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A good heart, is a beautiful heart!

 

Have you ever me someone that was just a good person. They just seemed to do things right. They love people, they don’t have issues all the time and they just take people as they are. If someone has an issue with them, they just shrug it off and say, “I’m who I’m supposed to be, I guess that is their problem.”   Good people are good stewards with their talent, their homes, their money and their possessions. That is how I would describe a good person.

Goodness is closely related to kindness. It seems it would be hard to have a kindness without having a good heart. That is what is interesting about the Fruit of the Spirit description. They all are evident when we know who our Savior is and we live it to the fullest.

How do you describe a good person?

Do you want to be known as a good person?

Share the goodness of God today with those you meet today!

Kindness….

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering, kindness…” Galatians 5:22

Kindness is the next fruit to talk about. If you have seen my posts on Facebook during the month of March, you would have seen a “kindness tip” each day. Everything from how we can show kindness to those in our own home all the way to the stranger on the street corner.

I just love the word kindness. To me it says so much. If you describe someone as kind, I picture someone that naturally cares about others. They care about the words they speak, the tone of their voice and making sure others feel comfortable. Don’t you just love being around someone that is kind?

Are you finding it easy to memorize Galatians 5:22-23 by taking a portion of the verses each day?

Be conscience at being kind today to store clerks, waiters, clients, neighbors, strangers, EVERYONE you come in contact with. *Especially, our own family members.

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When we teach our children to be kind to one another, we are doing something great!  Don’t miss the opportunity to instill kindness into your children!

Is there a difficult person in your life? Have you heard the term, “kill them with kindness?” That means, be so kind to them that their unkindness can’t survive. Granted, I know personally that there are some really unkind people around! They need your kindness the most.    As I’ve said many times before, “we are responsible for our own kindness, not someone else’s.”

Have a blessed day and go be kind to someone!

Give Me Patience! Now!

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering…” Galatians 5:22

Welcome back, as we continue with our discussion about having the evidence of “The Fruit of the Spirit” in our lives. We were all deeply grateful and encouraged by Shawnna’s writing on how having peace has helped her to get through this sad time of losing her beautiful much loved daughter.

Today, we will take a quick look at the fruit of longsuffering; which is, patience.

We live in a world where everything is fast. Have you ever stood by the microwave while waiting for something to heat up in 30 seconds and it just wasn’t fast enough? What about being in traffic that just isn’t moving fast enough for us? I’ve been in both of those situations and it let me know that this is an area that I have to be aware of and I am working on having more patience in my life.

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I recently read an article by the Navigators. This article was speaking on having the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives; how it isn’t like a fruit salad to just pick around and decide which fruit we want.   This list that Paul gave us in the book of Galatians are the qualities of having Christ in our life.

“This kind of life, a life that exhibits character qualities that reflect Jesus, is attractive to those around us. A life full of the fruit of the Spirit points people toward God.” –Carla Foote, editor of Disciple by The Navigators

Isn’t that our main goal and purpose in life; to point others to Him?

May today, we show a glimpse of Jesus to those around us by the patience that we display in our life.

How are you doing on memorizing Galatians 5:22-23?

If you haven’t read the previous posts on love, joy or peace, click on each fruit and the link will take you to that post.  Also, click here, to read the very beginning.

Challenge:

When you are in a situation where you can feel the impatience coming on, ask the Lord to give you patience and concentrate on showing patience on your face and in your actions.  I was in a store yesterday and I was a little overwhelmed and a bit tired.  The lady checking me out was so kind and friendly.  So friendly that she talked for at least 10 minutes while holding my money to give me my change.  I was really wanting to just go after our already 45 minute visit while shopping in the store. 🙂  The entire time I was asking the Lord for patience and I concentrated on not being in a hurry and I really did have time to listen and visit, I was just tired and that is no excuse to be rude and cut someone off.  I did enjoy the visit, but I almost let my selfishness ruin an opportunity to show and share Christ.  I would love to hear how your patience is working today.

Have a fruit filled day!