This picture was taken in West Point in December 2009. It was taken in Jean's new home and is just a cell-phone picture. That is Cathryn on the right, me in the middle and Jean on the left. Many of you in our Sunday School class have never met Jean so I thought you would enjoy seeing the third of the Barnes' sister.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We may ask ourselves, "How can I love my enemies?" Well, we can't but God can. "We love because He first loved us." In 1 John 4, verses 8 and 16, it states that "God is love." That is who He is. He loves us no matter what and we are in turn to love others in the same way. It truly is a supernatural thing to love our enemies. When people hurt us, slander us, say unkind things about us, they become unlovely people in our lives. Without God's supernatural love flowing through us, we do not have the resources to love the unlovely. Jesus gave us a command to love those less than likeable people in our lives. Luke 6:27-28 ". . . . love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Beth Moore stated that when we love someone who does not love us (our enemy or foe), we have the greatest opportunity to look like Christ. Do you want to look more like Christ? We can start by loving the unlovely people in our lives (a/k/a our enemies). Serving Him, Kay
Monday, September 14, 2009
When the Israelites were fleeing Egyptian bondage under the leadership of Moses (with God's direction), Moses said, "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." (Exodus 14:14) There is a time to be still, to stop struggling in our own strength, let go and let God.
There is also a time to move on. when it was time to cross the Red Sea, God said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to move on." (Exodus 14:15) There is a time to be still and a time to move on.
Where are you today? Is God saying, "Be still" or is He telling you to move on? We must be sensitive and listen to Him. For some of us it is a time to be still, quit struggling. For others it is a time to move on. God is telling some to move on, leave something behind - a relationship, a job, a place of service, etc. We must listen and obey. Obedience brings peace.