Tag Archive | Christianity

Enough Said…

I Love This Saying!!!

Preach the Gospel, and if necessary use words. ~ Unknown

I have never been one to shove God down anyone’s throat. To do so would imply the Holy Spirit does not exist. I would rather allow the Holy Spirit to draw people to Christ.

If He chooses me to be His instrument may I…  

  • To listen to His voice
  • To see Him in all His Glory
  • To taste His Goodness
  • To feel His Presence
  • To smell His sweet aroma

My Daily Prayer: “Here I am Lord, use me

Enough Said

Love Lee ♥

I Won!!!

I remember as a little girl playing a game with my classmates and friends called “Duck…Duck…Goose”.  We would all sit in a circle and one person would go around the tapping each person on the head and labeling us as a duck or a goose. There was only one goose and everyone wanted to be the goose…

She would walk around the circle ” Duck…Duck…Duck…Duck…GOOSE”. Yeah…It was me!!! I am the  GOOSE…I would jump up and chase her around the circle trying to catch her before she was able to get back to the slot where I had been sitting.

You know, looking back, I didn’t want to get up and run around the circle…I just wanted to CHOSEN.

Life is much like a game of Duck…Duck…Goose. Jesus walks around our lives and He chooses us wanting us to chase after Him…

The coolest part of it all is He didn’t choose me because I am

  • Perfect
  • Popular
  • Beautiful
  • Thin
  • Tall
  • Rich
  • Famous

He chose me because He loves me!!! He says…

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 15:16

Wow!!! He chose me, trusted me with an assignment and THEN…He promised to give me the desires of my heart!!!

Now that is better than any game of Duck…Duck…Goose I have ever played and already

I WON!!!

Love Lee ♥

Choose Now

What are your choices?  Whom are your choices for? Not just for yourself. 

Choose now whom you will serve, and that choice is going to affect the next generation, and the next generation, and the next.

Choice never affects just one person alone.  It goes on and on and the effect goes out into geography and history. 

You are part of history and your choices become part of history.

-Edith Schaeffer 

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

 

I love this scripture! In-fact so much so, it is the displayed at my front door so all who enter know…

As for me and my house…We Will Serve the Lord!

Love Lee ♥

Explore…Dream…Discover

Nothing in life is certain. Things change, people change, and circumstances change…So, when thinking about making a change how do you know if you are making a wise decision?

YOU DON’T!

BUT…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
       -Mark Twain

Today, I choose to explore my options, dream BIG, and discover what lies ahead. In doing so I am confident God’s got my back because God’s word says…

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Soooo Get Started!

Explore…Dream…Discover!

Love Lee ♥

Don’t Look Back

Do you find yourself looking back at your past?

“… forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

Look to the future my friend…He has Great Plans For You!!!

Don’t Look Back!

Love Lee ♥

Whatcha Got?

If you look at what you have in life,
You’ll always have more.
If you look at what you don’t have in life,
You’ll never have enough.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

This is such an awesome quote and sooo true but I would like to add to that…

If You Have Jesus…You Have EVERYTHING!!!

Got Jesus?

Love Lee ♥

Live Life With No Regrets

I believe it is human nature to reflect on the past. The experiences from the past can often influence the decisions we make today. On the other hand the same is not true for regrets.
 
~ Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good. ~ William O’Rourke

Regret serves no purpose in the present. To dwell on the shoulda, coulda, woulda, lends no value in the here and now!

 
How many times have you found yourself saying, “I wish I would have___________ (fill in the blank)? To do so is such a waste of the gift of the present! Think about it…
  • You can’t go back
  • You can’t undo what has been done
  • You can’t change the outcome

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, Philippians 3:13 NLT

I challenge you my friend to step out of the past and enter the here and now and…

Live Life With No Regrets!

Love Lee ♥

 

Freedom in Passion

 

 

 

More times than I can count I have been told I am passionate about different things…

To that I respond…YES, I AM!!!

 I am of the belief we must be passionate about our beliefs, life, people and things we love. It is the passion we feel for all of these that give validity and importance! 

In-fact…I have a passion meter; the higher the passion the greater the importance. While the term passion meter may not be used everyone has one. Other terms people may be more familiar with are

  • Soap Box
  • Button (as in when someone “pushes your button”)
  • Focus

To be passionate at any level ensures you are connected, engaged, care, or on board…In-fact the absence of passion leads to bondage; the bondage of apathy, listlessness, and disconnect.

Think about it…If God were not passionate about us He would have not given His Son as the ultimate sacrifice to give us freedom from our sin!!!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Allow His passion to free you from your past, your sin, your apathy…The more you become aware of His passion the more you will become passionate about Him, people, things and the life  He has blessed you with!!!

Step into Freedom…Connect with your passions!!!

Love Lee ♥

Quit Clawing and Let God

Thought for the Day shared on Facebook by a precious Sister this morning:

“We struggle, we climb, and we claw our way through the challenges that life throws at us. Sometimes we win; sometimes we lose. But the one constant that is always there is that God is always waiting to help. We don’t need to go it alone and with God anything is possible.”   – Elmer Laydon

What are You Struggling With?

Quit Clawing and Let God!!!

Love Lee ♥

Just Keep Dancing

David danced before the LORD with all his might; II Samuel 6:14

One of my favorite television shows to  watch is  “Dancing With the Stars”. I love seeing the contestants start of with minimal skill then as the weeks go by they transform into skilled dancers with precision, poise, gracefulness, and moves that I could not even dream of being able to perform…

This show reminds me much of life. We start out clumsy and easily frustrated but as we face greater challenges we begin to handle them with more poise and tolerance.

  • Does it happen over night? No!
  • Will we miss steps? Yes!
  • Will those we must dance with irritate us? Absolutely!

But…it is so important we remember…whether we are tired, sore, frustrated, challenged, or even tempted to quit we must …

JUST KEEP DANCING

Love Lee ♥