Marlene is my sister in Christ. She has battled Cancer several times. Early this morning, she went home with the Lord. She taught me that no matter what happens in this world it will never compare to knowing Jesus. She never left go of HIM. She understood that HE always delivers us. Even with cancer she new that HE would deliver her one way or another. Either HE would deliver her from cancer or HE would deliver her through it, or HE would deliver her into HIS arms. HE choose the latter, and she is now dancing with the Angels around HIS throne in the arms of Jesus truly the love of her life! She will be greatly missed here, but now she takes her place in the heavenlies and in my great cloud of witnesses. Her legacy of love and perserverance still lives. Please keep her children and grandchildren in your prayers today. She touched so many lives with Jesus, I am sure she is hearing “well done…my good and faithful servant”.
What kind of legacy are we leaving?
Today after calling out to God and pleading for release from what some have called bondage…I tried to rationalize with HIM 😯 as if I could do that! Has the cross truly freed us from death? and then Has it truly freed us from the bondage of sin? I believe the answer is yes on both. My battle is not as much with petty things that have been brought to my attention. My battle is Legalism! Me?!?! I hate legalism! yet somehow my heart has been pulled to be part of this Christian walk that appears to have no blemish. How absurd to me!!?! I do strive to be an overcomer, but I do not strive to appear perfect. That would be lie.
**If you have been under the direct attack of your salvation due to falling down…one thing for you “GET UP”!
II Corinthians 4:7-10 We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. (this whole chapter is totally awesome to me-read it when you get a chance)
Jesus told the angry mob-“who ever is without sin, throw the first stone”…they dropped their stones and left..yet so many teach things that are not scriputral…for an example…do not drink alcohol…nope its not in there…it does say don’t be drunk. Alot of play on words…I don’t drink just because I am not sure I won’t be drunk. Upon coming to Christ we are sealed with HIS spirit, and nothing is getting in, and he is not getting out. If we wait til we are perfect to serve Christ, we will never serve HIM. I believe that is the largest bondage, and all I can say to it is “no thanks”, I am not perfect, and all though I want to be a picture of HIS son to the world around me, I don’t want to be a false picture, and I don’t want to sit down or shut up…I have good news to share and spread with the world…Jesus is alive! HE is real! HE wants you!, HE loves you! HE is reaching out HIS arms to you, come! don’t allow any legalism or Pharisees to stop you…How precious is it to you that the One who can have anything HE chooses…chooses you!