Good evening sister saints!
I hope you were rejoicing in the Lord today, no matter what went on. We had safe travels and headed into some busier areas. On that note, we made an audio called 'Caring and Sharing' to encourage us all.
(click the button below to hear it.)
Let us all rejoice to kill our flesh for the Lord!
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
It's just our reasonable service to do the works of the Lord... we should be rejoicing to be counted worthy to sacrifice our flesh for Him and we're only doing what He's already done!
When we got to our destination, we saw a LOT of beggars lined up along the roads and corners. (There's super highways through this town so they congregate in such places.) We gave out several beggar food bags while we were stopped at lights and of course the gospel goes with and if the light stays red, brother James preaches the gospel to them. (It's not always feasible to stop and talk so we do the best we can.) We just do our reasonable service by loving our neighbor that might need food and giving the most precious gift, the GOSPEL.
I came across that older picture brother James drew and it's so true. Regardless of whether the beggars should get a job or whatever their sins are, most are more receptive of the gospel and polite about listening than the church goers.
Just today I gave a gospel card to the check out woman and she took it, looked at it and said "I'm saved! But my flesh is weak".
I said "The flesh is weak but we can overcome with His power. Test yourself and go deeper in the scriptures and obey". She turned to help the next customer and as I was walking to the door I heard her say to me- loudly....
"Most of us aren't going to make even though we try!!"
I said back to her "Many are called but few are chosen, let me know if I can help you!"
She said "He's going to separate the wheat from the chaff, yep that what He gonna do!!!"
I said "That's right He is!"
I walked out shaking my head thinking...how can someone know all that and not work out their salvation with fear and trembling? I don't know the answer to it all but just keep going and being faithful.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
We may live in parking lots out here, with cars racing around us, sirens going off, street sweepers at all hours of the late night, people wandering around yelling at themselves and uneven ground to where stuff rolls around on the counter but guess what? We overlook all that for the glory of God and I take great pleasure and immense thankfulness when I get to partake of the Lord's creation all around us. Just saying that in case some of you wonder why I post so much of God's creation, it's because that's what I focus on out here, not the sinful dark world. We love our neighbor by sharing the gospel and then we focus on what we're supposed to...
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
While I was working on this post, brother James went for a walk. I text him and said to send me pics if he saw anything that I might like to share...
I had to go into a store to a drop counter where you can have things shipped, which is a nice thing while on the road and as I walked past the seafood counter I saw these awesome looking fish...
A sister and I often think of how Jesus cooked fish for the men...
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
He did so much in so many ways...how can we not want to serve Him 'earnestly' (as a sister said the other day.)
I also saw those...another amazing creation. It's endless but yet only a tiny fraction of the greatness of the One who created it all!
Brother James needed to replace a part in the van (the package I picked up while gazing at God's creation in the store lol). I'm thankful for a husband that can do such things and keep us rolling down the gospel road!
I found a discount carrot cake and would offer some to my sisters if I could :-) I'm thankful for my sisters who are worth more than rubies.
I hope your evening is one of peace and joy in Him.
Love in Christ,
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