Monday, December 13, 2010

He wasn't ashamed of me.

Jesus was not too proud to die for me.  He hung naked on a cross, for all to see.
He says that if I am ashamed of him, he will be ashamed of me.
I am not going to pretend that you don't need him.
We all need him, desperately, in this wicked world.
You know that times are perilous.
All of our wealth will pass away.
Nothing will matter when we die except for one thing....
what did we do with Jesus?

How I know He died for me.

Well, I will tell you what I read. Revelations 3:20.  Jesus is talking to us.  He says "Look, I am standing at the door and knocking.  If anyone opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him. And he shall dine with me". I read this verse and reallly believed that Jesus would come into my heart and fellowship with me, if I asked Him to.
He really did! It was the coolest thing that every happened to me!
I KNEW beyond a doubt where I would go if I died right then.
Do you know, beyond a doubt where you will go when you die?
What could be more important?
Don't you want to know?
If you feel a tugging at your heart, pray with me.
Dear God,
I do want to go to heaven when I die.  Show me that you love me.  I know you love me. Help me to believe that Jesus loves me after all I have done.  I thank you for dying on the cross. 
I know that you must love me alot to die for me.  I believe your word which says "Whoever comes to me, I will never turn away." Please forgive me for all of my wrong doing, and be my lord and savior.
I invite you into my life. I will stay with you forever, let me never turn away.
Help me to live for you everyday.

How to Live Forever.

I know that you know that one day you will die. We all will.
I know that you know that there is no way to know for sure where you will go when you die.
There is no guarantee.
The only way to know for sure, is to have The Creator let you know, for sure.
Has God ever come down and told anyone "You are going to heaven when you die?"

The Bible says that God's spirit is able to speak to our spirits (the real part of us) and let us know that we belong to Him.

I had that happen!  I was 12 years old when I asked Jesus Christ to come into my heart and make me a brand new person.
He did!
Here's how I did it. I told Jesus that I believed he died on the cross to pay for my sins.  I invited Him to come into my life.
Read below to find out how I knew these things are true.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

He rides a skateboard every day down the sidewalk where my children play

so asked him to come to church one day

he smiled and he told me "i'll try"

I gave him a tract to read today

he shyly smiled and walked away

the next time I saw him he told me "i prayed that prayer written on the insde"

His friends and him
skate down the stairs
 of the church across the way from me.

On sunday I saw the congregants stare at the "ruffians"  blocking the way

But no one asked them to come inside.

I knew they were wrong.

Why one of them's saved! There hair might looks wierd but for them our lord gave that great commission compel them to come. (I feel I am the only one.)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"The Last Block"

When my daughter was a little girl, I used to ask her to pick up her toys.  She would slowly, and I do mean s-l-o-w-l-y, put the toys up one by one. 
Then, she would breathe a little sigh, and stop.
It was always the same....I'd say, "honey, you forgot a block".
She would always leave just ONE block on the floor.
And then, she wouldn't pick it up!  She'd let it lay there.

The Lord spoke to my heart that I was doing the very same thing.

How many times (don't count) does the Lord give us something to do, and we just

The High Places

In scripture, there is a lot of mention about "high places".  I kept running into this term a lot, in the word, during my study time.  I asked the Lord to show me more about this.

 Here's what He showed me...The High Places were altars that the people prayed from, which were originally consecrated to the enemy.  Back in Old Testament times, the children of Israel were frequently rescued from idolotry.  After they repented, they would pray to the true God, but often from the pagan altars.

They were worshipping the true God, even though the framework was wrong.

Something clicked in my spirit when I read this:  I believe God is calling us to change our ways and our habits.
For me, this means becoming more structured in what I do, and finishing what I start.

My high place is disorganization
What's yours?

Monday, August 30, 2010

"The poor have the gospel preached to them"

It never ceases to amaze me how insensitive people can be toward the poor. First, my church had a golf tournament for $75. Oh yes, this was a way to "evangelize". You just invite one of your neighbors, pay their way, and share the gospel on the golf coure. No, I'm not joking, it's really true. My church. I go there. Yes, regularly. The praise and worship is phenomenal, the preaching is spectacular. But when it comes to reality (at least my own) some of the others don't seem to get it.

What grieves me more is a recent email I received. Inviting me to a marriage seminar. It covered fundamental topics like communication, divorce proofing your marriage. All things that should be taught from the pulpit but sadly, rarely are. But the good news is, now for only $85, I can pay to learn it!!!

When did the lines begin to what point does a preacher mentally sell out, and convince himself that all of the above tactics are godly?

They say that money changes people. It must be true...I have never seen a poor preacher operate like this.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Love the one your with

You know, it really doesn't make much sense..the people that I'm with the most, aren't always the ones that I treat the best.  Listen to what this saint in the lord wrote recently:

Before I was a Christian, I was more courteous nicer to friends than to my own family. I was more demanding and less forgiving with those dearest to me than with anyone else. [Read more...]
 I would love to be able to tell you that as a Christian, I have learned to be as polite to my family, as I am to strangers.  (Actually I can't tell you that I am always polite to any group of people...sometimes I'm bold, but come across, well, as cold) But I think I can confidently say that for the most part, I take more pains to come across as courteous with people I don't know, than with my own children.
This is an easy  one...see, I know that my kids know the Lord.  I don't know if that stranger walking toward me has ever met Jesus. So, I want to be Jesus to him.
But what I have to constantly remind myself is, I need to be Jesus to everyone...especially my own children.  Evangelistic at heart, my main focus on my behavior is,"How will this affect souls?"  In other words, every smile I give, every favor I offer, I do with eternity in mind,.  But what about my children? Don't I want them to enter eternity joyful, having run the race with a good attitude?
This blogger's post really has got me thinking.
I was recently watching this Piano player names Kim Collingsworth.  She is absolutely phenomenal.  And yet, for all of her talent, there is a certain something you feel about can feel that she lives her faith.  I can catch glimpses on stage of her tender concern for her family.  No matter how great her ministry is, it seems that it would not be as 24 Karat if her family was not so close knit.
I want my relationship with my family to enhance my ministry.
If you are reading this post right now, would you please stop and pray for my family?  Some days, it seems like none of us are on the same page.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

New to Web Ring

I've just decided to become a part of the Web Ring community.  If any of you have a problem with some of the sites this links to, let me know, and I'll review it.  As you know, Web Ring is an online program of  sorts that lets you connect with other like-minded webmasters, who share your passion in whatever area.
Mine is Christianity.  In short, this web ring  deal should link you with other Evangelical sites. IF IT DOESN'T than please contact me in the form below.  Thanks,
         Suzy Christian

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winning the Jewish Person

Well, I finally decided it was time.  I "bit the bullet" and went online to learn how to write Hebrew.  After all, Noone could ever stump me with "what does the ORIGINAL bible text say" if I knew Hebrew.
So online I went. The VERY FIRST site I visited had Isaih 53, side by side with the Hebrew text.
But as I read down further, I found that well over half of the chapter was completely gone.


Gone were the passages in it on the crucifixition.  They even declared (contrary to the scriptures), that Jesus had died from some disease (thought they don't claim the passage speaks of Jesus).
I found a guy online who addressed this.
His name is Ron Elki

He explained to me that Isaiah 53 used to be read in it's entirety clear through the 1950's.  But as Jewish people found their Messiah there, their Rabbi's began deleting whole portions of Isaiah 53.

Ron recommended that I read the Masoretic text published in 1917, to avoid any deletions.
You can access that here.