Well, here we are again another wintery day with more snow & wind predicted. Storms in the south leaving many homeless & freak tornados everywhere. Not good, not good at all. My heart goes out to all of those who have gone through this awful weather & now face unknowns about where to live, injuries, lost family members.
I truly think we are into the last days as the Bible teaches us. 2 Timothy 3:1 says This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come .We are hearing more & more about these perilous times, we are seeing it first hand in our own country how many are disreguarding the truths of the Bible & replacing that for their own laws as fits a life style. So many lost souls don't even want to hear what the Bible has to say.( 2 Corinthians 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. )
Last sunday the our pastor preached on how we as believers in Jesus are to be the salt & light to the world of the unbelieving. We have to keep in mind that salt can be contimated with sin, we have to remain set apart & clean. We have to let our light be lumious & shine for those who can't see. All of this is not easy, so we must prepare with personal preparation by reading the Word, talking to Jesus through prayer, participation, becoming active in church evangelism, spreading the word to the ears that don't hear or have not been exposed. (Romans 10: 17 So faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.) We can only do this through the power given to us by the spirit. (Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.) Trouble & times of trial bring oppertunity for us as believers to talk about Jesus or to set examples by life style that may not be the in thing to do according to the lastest fads, or simply by boldness and presenting the gospel to someone in our lives that we know is lost. We don't have all the answers but maybe we can plant a seed and let the Holy Spirit use that to grow into something beautiful.
Take heed the Bible tells us this world as we know it will come to an end in the last days. Revelation 3: 11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.
Blogging has been for me a way to put down in writing some of my thoughts & my thoughts today have been for those who are suffering in some way but can find peace on knowing a Savior who cares for them. He cares for the small and the mighty. Psalm 8:6 Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put ALL things under his feet. Notice it says all things even the ants in the ground the birds of the air, the giant beast of the unknown in our lives. We just need to trust in Him & to be weary of the things of this world.
Stay warm & cozy my friends on the another blustery day of winter, keep in mind that, this to shall pass.. do any of you have neat ways to talk about the Lord to your family members, or someone at work?? There are some pretty creative ways to do this & if you have a good way to witness let me know... in the mean time, Keep Lookin up!!!