Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Joy in Heaven . . .

Well, today was Bible Study Tuesday!! And all 6 ladies (+ me :) was in attendance. I tell ya it just does my heart good to see them all show up with Bible and studies in hand and with smiles on their faces ready to eat (homemade combination pizza and bbq chicken pizza and homemade pound cake ~~ oh my word, get out of town ~~ so good!!) and dig in to the Word of God.

And well let's face it, when your doing a study with the title "No Other god's" there is bound to be some dying to self that has to happen and that certainly is not always pleasant. In my own life there has been a lot of that going on lately, but here a while back I prayed that God wouldn't let me get by with anything, and hold on because when you pray that He's going to call you on the stuff of your life that needs to be dealt with in one way or another. It has been time for me to grow up more in the Lord. And I'm so thankful for that!!

The love and power of our Lord to save and change lives will always be truly amazing to me. He loves us so much and desires for us to live an abundant, victorious life in Him. He is just all that let me tell ya!!

Today ended up being a very special day in Bible study indeed. We have had a young lady that came last time and this (the one I told you about that came with her sister that originally was not going to be able to come), and she has come with her little 5 month old sweet baby boy. She has just been so sweet and you could tell that she really needed to hear the Word of God. Last time she told us that she had not been to church and really didn't know much about the Word, but you could tell she was open.

Well, she has her plane ticket bought and is scheduled to go back to California next week, so this was her last week in Bible study with us. (Unless God changes her mind :) As we talked today and shared about our own short comings and the things that really hinders us in our walk with Jesus, it was really occuring to me that this was foreign to her. She started talking and telling us about her own feelings of selfishness and pain, and as she was talking I was praying. The Lord was doing a work; you could feel it!! It was so beautiful. My heart is just so full thinking about the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Well, we got to share with her the Love of Christ, and she accepted Christ as her personal Savior!! Psalm 136:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever!!"
The verse that is coming to my mind is Luke 15:10 "Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

There is no greater decision a person will make than to follow Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior!! Watching this miracle today strengthens me as a child of the Most High!!! He is AWESOME!! May I never get over Him!!

God, You are so good!! You love us beyond what we can fathom. Thank you for the gift of salvation!! Thank you for saving C today and thank you for saving my soul some years ago!! You are truly the BEST!! Truly!! I love you Lord, Amen


  1. What an awesome post, Dawn! I am so thrilled that C accepted Christ. You are right- there is no greater decision that a person will make! So happy that you were able to have a part in it.
    God is good! All the time!

  2. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! I am rejoicing too! So awesome!!!

  3. AMEN! Awesome! Isn't God amazing?!?!?

  4. I am almost in tears right now! That is so cool. God is GREAT!! Just awesome!!