Saturday, October 30, 2010

Where would you??

If you could anywhere in the world where would you go?
Would you go to France and see the Eiffel Tower?
Spain maybe?
Would you go to Australia to see the Sydney Opera House?
What about Tokyo to see the sights?
If I could go anywhere I wouldn't go for the sights or the tourists type things. That's fun and great don't get me wrong. But if I could go anywhere in the world I'd probably go to.... India or Ethiopia. I think that India and Ethiopia would be a great place to spread God's love. I guess it's not just about the where. But it's also about the why.
Where would YOU go?? And why??

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FALL FESTIVAL!!!

Thursday was the Fall Festival at Mission First and it was AMAZING! As always.  Think about it... What's better than painting faces all day?!?! It really was great!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

F.E.E.T.

I always wondered why feet are so special. Don't get me wrong I love feet. I don't know what I would do without them. But they are stinky, smelly, dirty (a lot of the time), and yes sometimes even hairy. I remember distinctly almost 2 years ago I was at a retreat for 6th graders that were moving up to youth. (for church) We ran around outside and played a lot of games and we were all really nasty. Then one of the leaders made an announcement. "Let' play foot games!" (remember we were all nasty especially our feet.) We all slipped some socks on. And the object of the game was to be the last one with socks on. (so take everybody else's socks off.) Half the group took themselves out because they didn't want to be around the nasty feet. Another memory I have was a little over a month ago when I was on the mission trip we talked about washing the disciples feet. Jesus (played by Colt) washed a couple of the kids feet to show humility. (Some pretty nasty feet too...) The next day I was the tree in Zacchaeus. Ms. Becky told Paul that her plan was to put a kid on my shoulder to play Zacchaeus. Paul said, "Are you sure? Because the kid's feet will get dirt on you." Ya see people don't like being around feet usually. Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" We may not like feet but God made our feet to be beautiful! When we GO and tell others the good news of God's grace our feet are beautiful because we are using them the way God wants us to. God's plan truly is BEAUTIFUL. Now make your feet beautiful!! :)

In love with Him,
Grace

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Go! Go! Stop?

Most everyone debates on what God's purpose is for their lives. They wonder what they are supposed to be doing. Should they be feeding the hungry in Jackson? Should they be bringing water to the thirsty in Africa? Or maybe getting a good job and donating money. We wonder and ask pastors and deacons what are we supposed to be doing. Just a head's up, the only way to get the answer to the "what to do question" is to ask the one that knows everything! God made you for a purpose yes. That purpose is to glorify and honor HIM! And if all you do is go and do things then how is God going to be able to tell you what He wants? Go, Do, Be but don't forget to be still and talk with God and read His word.

In love with Him,
Grace

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weak...

This may just be me... But I doubt it! I personally have always thought that being weak was bad. Some of y'all know, some don't but I was a HUGE gymnastics person. I was on teams, I did well, I loved it! (I got 1st place at state!) But it came to an end when I broke my ankle. Gym taught me so many things. One of them was to be strong physically and emotionally. You always had to put life aside and focus on gym. Put on a mask of determination. Be STRONG! It was definitely over pushed. But when I really think about it. Like REALLY think about it... God doesn't want us to be insensitive. He wanted us have feelings and we have a right to show them. Good and bad. Because it takes hitting rock bottom sometimes to finally turn to HIM. Jude 1:24 says "God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before the glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy." HE is there for you. Waiting to be your strong hold because face it we are all weak. I leave y'all with this verse. 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is enough for you. When you are WEAK my power is made perfect in you." So I am very happy to brag about my WEAKNESSES. Then Christ's power can live in me.

NO!

I think that as Christians we tend to say the word no a lot... No I don't want to wake up early on the weekend to work. No I don't want to witness to the stranger at the mall. No I don't want to be different I want to fit in. NO NO NO! We say no mostly because we think that if we stand out people won't like us. And sorry and I hate to break the news to you... But Jesus already told us that if we obey Him and do what He told us to do... People ain't gonna like us. They will make fun. They will be rude. They probably won't want to be around you. But that is what God wants you to do. "But God wants me to be happy..." Well in actuality God wants you to make HIM happy. See it really isn't about you... It is all about HIM! God doesn't need you. God can reach the world and feed the hungry and shelter the homeless etc. all on His own. But HE CHOSE to let you in on it. He is giving you an opportunity to REACH OUT. You can pass up the opportunity and be "cool". But that's passing up your reward in Heaven. Ya see God doesn't just ask you to do it... He rewards you in Heaven. You may not see the benefits now  but one day you will.