Good Evening, my dears..
Here we are..
Another Saturday night..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day..
I think for tonight I will just do a little sharing..
I hope you don't mind..
If you are new to the blog then I do this every once in a while..
I just write about something that is on my heart..
Of course you don't have to read it.. smile..
But I hope you do..
Many years ago as a very young child up to the age of 5, Saturday nights at our house were not very nice..
My Dad belonged to a very large family with a lot of brothers and they along with my Gramp loved to party..
Saturday night was a time to dread because they would all get drinking..
And you all know the things that can happen ...
I hated it...
Then one rainy night an old friend of our family dropped by and shared the news that Jesus Christ had saved his soul...
He was a changed man and he was full of joy..
He witnessed to my parents and told them that they could be saved..
That Jesus Christ would forgive them of their sin..
He would cleanse their hearts and lives and give them a new life in Him...
Shortly after that my parents turned their lives over to Christ and our home was forever changed...
Saturday nights were very different from then on..
We prepared for Sunday..
The Lord's Day..
He became the centre of our home..
And there was joy ...
Now years later I look back on that and I am so thankful for the dear man who brought the gospel to our little humble home..
I am still looking forward to tomorrow..
The Lord's Day..
I had a friend tell me once about how she was at a BBQ and it was next to a church..
The party were laughing because these folks were in church for over an hour or so..
I have not forgotten that statement..
Can you imagine that thanks to God's mercy we are given a whole week..
24 hours a day..
7 days a week
168 hours a week
And if we spend 1 hour dedicated to Him during all those hours that the world thinks it is a joke?
Sometimes I marvel at the mercy of God...
Man is such a puny thing but in his mind he thinks he is bigger and better then the Creator of this world..
God help us...
Sometimes you know we as Christians get tired...
Not tired of the Lord but just tired of trying to live for Him in a world where the enemy of this world has deceived us and robs us of our joy..
Circumstances can cause us to get hurt and deceived..
And joy goes out the door..
Even the simple joy of looking forward to going to church on Sunday..
But tonight I love the joy that I feel in looking forward to tomorrow.. smile..
Today I was looking out the window and mentioned to Terry that I hoped the snow would stop so we would be able to get to church tomorrow..
He laughed and said ..
Pray, Faye.... Pray..
Going to church is not something that a lot of people think is important and they certainly don't think that it is necessary..
But for us we believe it is essential..
The Word of God in Hebrews 10-25 says...
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Going to church helps to strengthen us and it builds our faith..
There is sweet fellowship in worshiping God with others who love Him, too..
When you have children at home it is so important to teach them that Jesus Christ deserves a few hours of our week..
He is more important then a sports event or a shopping trip..
Your children need to learn this..
Their souls are eternal..
They need to know that Mama puts God first..
I know that some may disagree with me on this but that is ok..
Blogging can be about sharing what is important to us..
Everyone may not agree but we can respect each other anyway..
I am glad you dropped by..
And to you who actually read all of this I hope it has inspired you to put Jesus Christ on your weekly schedule.. smile..
He is worthy...
He paid a great price for our souls..
I will try and share my heart theme next week..
Most of my hearts are made and stuffed.. smile..
Take care of your sweet families and leave me a note if you have time..
Love to you all..