After yesterdays Sunday morning service, my husband and I were feeling very moved and wanting more. So, we decided, for the first time, to go to the Sunday evening service. Well, the sermon was based on "Epitaphs". I had no idea what this was but the pastor explained that an epitaph is what is written on your tombstone after we die. He went on reading some famous ones like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and then asked us what our epitaph would say. Not just what it would say, but what would it say if GOD wrote it about us? What would the Lord have to say about us? WOW! I still can't stop thinking about this. If I were to die today, would the Lord have good things to say about me? The pastor went on to tell us about people in the bible that died and then what is says in the bible that God said about them. It was very convicting. God knows everything about us, inside and out, what we say what we do and even what we think. It made me want to work on myself and get to know the Lord even more. Imagine your life being written about, but not just what you say or do, what you THINK as well. Would you be okay with what JESUS has to say about you. After all, it doesn't matter what man thinks or says about us after we die, but it matters a whole lot what JESUS thinks and says about us. People worry so much about having a "good family name". But what about when we leave this world and meet out King? What will HE have to say? What about the name HE will give us? Isn't that more important? Isaiah 62:2 ~And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name~
This is my very first blog post. I didn't really know what blogging was all about and I'm still a newbie, but I really enjoy and am encouraged by other blogs that I read. So, I decided to start my own blog in hopes of encouraging other woman and passing on the blessings I receive. So, for my first post, I'd like to share one of my favorite verses from the bible that has been very true to me recently ~Proverbs 3:5-6~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.~ AMEN! This scripture has really been weighing on me lately. My husband and I moved to PA from NY about a month ago. We prayed and prayed that the Lord would show us what He wanted us to do and we trusted Him because we know He has a plan for us. Even though we may sometimes think we know best, the Lord quickly reminds us that HE knows whats best for us. So, we packed up our things and started on a new journey. The Lord has blessed us beyond what we could have ever imagined. We prayed for a job for my husband, a place to rent that would accept dogs, a way to work it out with only having 1 car at the moment,and a church we can call home. Well, once again the Lord is faithful!! We have a wonderful 3 bedroom house that dogs are welcomed in with a big fenced in yard, a job for my hubby that is 6 MINUTES AWAY and will take care of us until I can find a job and get a car. We found a church that we just love. We have neighbors that are our age and also Christians. We are so blessed and couldn't be happier. It just shows that if you put your trust in the Lord and you pray and wait on Him to show you what HE has planned, everything will work out. I know sometimes it is difficult when you don't know what lies ahead, but the bible says to TRUST in the Lord and the more we do this, the easier it becomes. If you think about it, it's actually easier just to pray and trust the Lord rather than get all worried and worked up about things that, in the end, we really have no control over. So, as you read this, if there is anything YOU are worried about or unsure of, just take a moment to PRAY and ask the Lord to help you understand what He has in store for you and to just have FAITH. The Lord is GOOD and He will not let you down. Pray about everything, worry about nothing.
Love through Jesus,