SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

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People have asked me: are you a mountain girl or an ocean girl.  Both draw you to them, to the creation, but more important to the CREATOR.  I definitely love those majestic Rockies.  You can’t live in Colorado for 30 years and not fall in love with their beauty.  We started a beautiful new life there moving from Illinois and it was also there that I committed my life to JESUS CHRIST.  I was raised in the Church, but didn’t take my faith seriously until my son starting asking questions about Christmas and it’s true meaning.  Oh out of the mouth of babes!

GOD was drawing me back and I listened and have never been the same.  HE has taken me up mountains and through valleys, but during all of it I have known in my heart that HE is to be trusted and that HE is a good Father!  When you accept JESUS as your LORD and SAVIOR, you have begun a new life…….your sinful life is forgiven and your heart and everyday perspective is made new.

MARK 2: 17  “IT IS NOT THE HEALTHY WHO NEED A DOCTOR, BUT THE SICK:  I HAVE NOT COME TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT SINNERS.”

JESUS CHRIST came long ago not to fit into an old, rigid religious system, but to start anew and to be the atonement for sinners, sinners like you and me.  And when we follow HIM, we find new ways to live and have our being.  We are transformed into HIS likeness every day, more and more.  We are a shining light for HIM, we are HIS, embraced by HIS capable HAND and loved more than we will ever understand this side of Heaven.

2 CORINTHIANS 5: 20  “THEREFORE, WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, SINCE GOD IS MAKING HIS APPEAL THROUGH US.”

As HIS ambassadors……..we serve and love and worship with new hearts and minds. We are committed and passionate about our LORD and HIS words and we want to share this new life we have found with others.   HIS Gospel is the GOOD NEWS!

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Along with this New Life in Christ, we each one of us, are given unique abilities to serve HIS kingdom.  The Holy Spirit indwells within us and gives each of us just what is needed to accomplish HIS mission.

NEW LIFE = UNIQUE ABILITIES

So, don’t try to be like someone around you who shines for CHRIST.  Be you.  Each one of us are made in HIS image as HE planned according to HIS purpose.  Be you in HIM.  Abiding daily with CHRIST transforms us just the way HE wants us.  Are you ready to be molded and changed from top to bottom?  Because when you believe…….HE does a very good work in you.

COLOSSIANS 1: 10  “SO AS TO WALK IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE LORD, FULLY PLEASING TO HIM: BEARING FRUIT IN EVERY GOOD WORK AND INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD…..”

If you are new to this amazing life with CHRIST, embrace it and all your unique abilities you have, walking worthy of HIM because you are an integral part of the Body……HIS Body, HIS unique child, HIS love forevermore!

JEREMIAH 31: 3  “I HAVE LOVED YOU MY PEOPLE, WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE.  WITH UNFAILING LOVE I HAVE DRAWN YOU TO MYSELF.”

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2 thoughts on “SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

  1. Wow, you used some awesome verses that impress upon me the fearsome responsibility of being God’s ambassador. “SINCE GOD IS MAKING HIS APPEAL THROUGH US.” – YES! He really does that!
    I have been in prayer about this coming weekend as I travel to spend time with (unsaved) family. I want to be a faithful ambassador for Him, reflecting His grace and glory. May I humble myself and submit to His leading / words / thoughts / actions. I am looking forward to the time with them, as we love each other deeply.

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