Sunday, September 11, 2011

Spreading the Good News

Greetings, my friends, I pray that all is well with you and your families!
God is an awesome God. I thank Him for His grace and mercy and for His favor over my life.

Just as Paul encouraged Titus to be an example in every way of doing good deeds, we must do the same. Paul advised, "when you teach, do it with honesty and seriousness. Speak the truth so that you cannot be criticized." Titus 2:7-8.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we must be an example for others. We must live our lives in such a way so that someone who does not even know us will want to know Jesus just because of the way we live our lives. Our lives must reflect that of obedience, faith, love, happiness, joy, peace, self control, patience, kindness, and I can go on and on.

As followers of Jesus Christ spreading the good news, we must set examples for others by doing good deeds. What are good deeds? Good deeds are working in ministry, whatever your calling or purpose may be; helping and assisting others in need; spreading the good news of salvation; say a kind word to a stranger. When our lives reflect what comes out of our mouths, God is pleased with us. When God is pleased with us, our blessings flow from heaven.

My friends, as followers of Jesus Christ, we must spread the good news. In order for us to spread the good news, we must know what is in the good news for ourselves. We must study God's word so that if someone asks us a question, we may be able to provide a scriptural answer. When we provide scriptures for others, they read them and they become more and more interested in learning about Jesus Christ. That is how we will win souls for Christ.

I pray that we will continue to study and pray and fast as we spread the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. we must pray for any and everything. We must pray, we must fast, we must believe, we must submit to God's will.

Ta ta,
Therese from Belize

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Putting On My Big Girl Panties

My friends, I pray all is well and everyone is staying in the Word! Where do I start? Firstly, I am giving God thanks for the forgiveness of my sins, and I thank Him for His mercy and grace.

I do not know about you, but it just seems that every time I look around there is someone grieving the loss of a loved one; someone asking for prayer for some illness that have overtaken him/her; someone losing his/her mind because the bills are not being paid, children in trouble with the law, cost of living going up but the paycheck decreasing. Lord have mercy.

My friends, we must continually praise God in the present and in the future, praise Him now, praise Him today, praise Him in advance. My friends, we do not know what tomorrow holds, so we must live each day like it is our last, whether good or bad. As for me, personally, I am leaning and depending on God for everything. When adversities and struggles come my way, I put on my big girl panties. I am no longer a babe drinking milk, I am feeding off the Word, I am witness for our Lord. I am not a wimp, I am a sister walking on the narrow road.

In Paul's letter to the church in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Paul wrote, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." (KJV) My friends, I pray that as disciples of Christ, we go to the Lord in prayer instead of trying to find comfort and answers in man. We must keep praising God through good times and in bad times. I know it may be difficult in bad times, but we serve a God who hears our cries. I promise you when you turn your troubles over to the Lord, He takes care of them for you. I am a big girl, I know what I need to do during hurting times, I know what I need to do for my friends during their hurting times. It feels good to have on my big girl panties! I am praying and praising because I know God has everything under HIS control! Glory.

With all my heart, mind, and soul, I will continue to thank the Lord in good times and in bad times, and I pray you will too! I have my big girl panties on because I know that with God by and on my side, I can handle all things that come my way. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Friends, you are a big boy, you are a big girl, no wimps here.

Be blessed, stay prayed up, keep hanging on to the hem of Jesus' garment. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Glory.

God bless,
Therese from Belize

My friend, Sis. Mary, told me about the "Big Girl Panties" for us walking on this road!

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