Thursday, November 24, 2011

Last days

We covered The Book of Revelations Chapter 8 and 9 in our Saturday evening service with Senior Pastor John Knapp and the subject was on the judgement that will pass on those unsaved. It was very graphic and quite frankly it was crazy, hearing about some of the things that will happen on this earth after the rapture has taken the church.

Pastor John closed the sermon mentioning we are all living in the end times witnessing Israel as our prophetic timeline. He ended with an interesting comment, he said, "How will YOU spend the rest of your time here on earth? Will you live it idolizing celebrities you see on television? Will you be trying to enjoy as much worldy things as you can, such as going to the club, drinking and gambling? Or will you spend it loving one and another as much as you can, spreading the word and trying to save souls?

Ask yourself that question. Maybe this will wake you up and help you see the truth. 

Stick together as a family and put God in the middle. He should be the center of our lives and we need to focus on getting right with Him and spread His love.  Be about our Father's business.

How will you spend the rest of your time here on earth? 

Monday, November 14, 2011

That's MY KING


How amazing is this sermon recording, it's an eye opener that someone like this loves you and has died for you. He's your friend, your father and your King.

That's MY King! Is He yours too?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Help me decide God!

Recently, I was presented with the opportunity to transfer from my receptionist position to the call center. Cynthia, the manager in the call center wanted me in her department because she knew I spoke chinese. She thought it would benefit the call center as they were starting to take Canadian calls and was told many Canadians spoke chinese.
3d small people - call center - 3d small person - operators...

My manager Frannie and Cynthia had been communicating with each other about my transfer. Frannie had brought the topic up casually and asked me if I had any interest in working in the call center. I initially hesitated because I recently started working at the front desk, I had just settled into my receptionist position and I was scared not knowing if my chinese was up to par to use in a professional environment.

My husband and I talked about it over lunch one afternoon and I told him "I really don't know what to do!". I was confused, I didn't want to let Frannie down and didn't want her to think I disliked working as a receptionist. So many thoughts went through my head as I battled to make a decision for myself.

We went back and forth and finally decided I should let God choose. If He wanted me to take this position, he will light the path and I put my trust in Him and left everything in His hands.

My husband prayed for Him to guide me and make it obvious enough for me to know His decision. I strive to hear God's word but at times it's difficult.   

A few days later, I felt He nudged me into taking on the new position as he lined everything perfectly. Frannie presented me with the news that the decision was final, I will be transferring to the call center BUT will still cover the front desk for lunches and after 5pm for an hour.

God couldn't have made this any more obvious, He wanted me to take on a new challenge and opened up doors for me to learn and grow. This way I had the best of both worlds and didn't have to leave one position behind for the other!

This was the result of putting faith in Him and had the mind set of "whatever you want me to do, I'll do it."

My lesson learnt here is when you're in doubt of making a big decision in your life and have no clue which path to take, remember that God has a plan for you. He wants you to rely on Him and just ask Him to lead you. Ask Him to make it obvious for you, just like me!

Have you faced a crossroads in your life where you had to leave it to God?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I feel special!

I feel very special today. Very, very special and do you know why? Because today I realized my Father, The Lord of Lords and King of Kings has chosen me. 

He chose me to be a Christian wife to a faithful Christian man. God has chosen me to be my husband's helper and backbone, in his leadership role as head of the house. The father has enlisted me as a Christian mother in this battle, raising the next generation of strong Christ-like individuals.

He chose me to be one of His sheep making Him my shepard and my master, leading me down the right path and guiding me. He's there to protect me from the thieves that come to steal, kill and destroy me. He is my shield in my war against the world. Being chosen He is the rock which I am building my foundation on and rely on for all things.

He chose me to proclaim His glory, to shout His name, to be a carrier of His wonderful message and to be a witness to His magnificent work. 

He chose me when I was an enemy and still sacrificed His son for MY sins. 

The creator of the heavens and the earth chose me to be His child, to be His friend and to have an intimate relationship with Him.

I am Chosen.

Has He chosen you? Will you let Him choose you?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Going to Heaven

On the subject of Halloween, zombies, ghouls, and of course, death… I had heard something interesting while listening to a sermon this morning on the radio by Skip Heitzig where he was talking about death. It’s not a very uplifting subject to ponder upon but it is something that will open up your eyes and help you realize what is going on around you in the world today.

Skip had mentioned when people have near death experiences, they come back telling their story of seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel thinking that’s seeing God. The entertainment industry also helps push the idea with portraying the image of family members who had passed welcoming them into heaven and going into a bright white light as if going toward heaven and seeing God with movies such as Ghost or The Sixth Sense.

Scripture says in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” What better way to bring false hope to people thinking they are all going to heaven than to pretend to be the light of Jesus!

My husband turned on a light bulb on in my head saying “that’s why everyone thinks they will go to heaven even though they aren’t Christians.” But the truth is only a few people will.

Romans 10:9 says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” –And only then are you saved.

You might be going to see Jesus but you will be judged and you won’t be allowed into the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven because you have not accepted Jesus as your savior.

So educate your family and friends about this message and pray for them to accept Jesus and His Truth. Don’t let them assume all is good at the end of their journey here on earth but truly and lovingly accept Christ as Lord and savior.

Did you think everyone was going to heaven after they passed? What are your thoughts?