Monday, July 15, 2013

Serving-Not Being Served

In todays society, we have become very selfish people as Christians. We are more concerned with our feelings and our circumstances above others around us.

When we let this happen everything about us changes. Our outlook on life, our attitude, our relationships, even our emotions.

I don't think we should neglect or ignore our feelings but when we let them take control of how we respond to other people, it becomes a problem.

In Galatians 5:13 it says, " For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."

As a young girl, my dad taught me a very simple yet truthful lesson. He said, "If you want to have great joy in your life always remember this, Jesus Others Yourself."

If you want to have joy in your life, you will never find it by being selfish. To gain true joy that will last, you must put Jesus first, before anyone else!

Fall in love with Jesus and His Word. How do you fall in love with Jesus?
By spending time in the Bible. It's the same way a man and a woman fall in love with each other. They spend time talking, crying, laughing, reading letters, and sometimes just being together with nothing at all said.

To fall in love with Jesus you have to spend time reading His word, praying, memorizing scripture and meditating.

Once you put Jesus first you will begin to care about others more. You will want others to have the same relationship and fellowship with the Lord that you have.

Once you start caring for others above yourself then will you have true joy in your life. Our purpose is to serve others, not ourselves.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Old Man Is Dead

Every now and then an old friend of mine, who I've not seen for some time, will stop by and ask me where I been, what's on my mind.
They wonder why I'm not drinkin',
And still painting this old town red.
I tell them I'm serving Jesus now,
And the old man is dead

The man you see before you now
may look a lot the same.
I may wear the same clothes,
And have the same old name.

But you're looking' on the outside,
If you could see inside instead,
You would see a brand new man,
Cause the old man is dead.

I used to live such a wicked life,
I had no peace inside.
I was lost in the darkness, searching for the light.
Then one night in a little church,
After hearin' what the preacher said, I gave my life to Jesus,
Now the old man is dead.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Graceful ~ Hearts

Salt & Light | The Heart of Jesus

You make me want to be like You
Your holiness I will pursue
I want the heart of Jesus

Show me the meaning of Your grace

I want to give the world a taste
Of the love of Jesus

Make me salt
And make me light
Reveal Your glory in my life

I am not ashamed
To lift up Your holy name
Make me salt
Make me light

As a city on a hill
A lamp on a stand
Mold me in Your image
The work of Your hands