“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 Psalm 16 hands down stands out as one of my … Continue reading
I am concerned and have not said anything before now, but here goes! The hype about this book is unbelievable. As a matter of fact, one of the reviews said that Fifty Shades of Grey fever is sweeping the nation. Scary! Here’s why I am concerned:
Check out this Amazon review: “Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.” Well that is reason enough for me not to read it! The only thing I want to possess and obsess me is the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in me.
God created sex for our pleasure but whatever God created for good, Satan seeks to counterfeit. Marriage in Scripture is given as a beautiful picture of Christ and the Church. What God meant to be a perfect expression of love between a husband and wife, the enemy has distorted in all kinds of ways.
Remember who the enemy is, Jesus said in John 8:44, “…He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” There you have it! We have become a sexually depraved society in so many ways because we have listened to the father of lies instead of the One who created sex. Continue reading
Some time ago I read the book, The Butterfly Effect, by Andy Andrews, at a work team retreat and as an assignment from our director. It only took about 20-30 minutes to read and the question we were to respond to is the title of this post. Does my life really matter?
The author shares that the theory, stated by Edward Lorenz, that a butterfly could flap it’s wings and set molecules in motion which move other molecules and, in turn, would be eventually be capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the world. Edward was laughed at but 30 years later, physics professors proved that the butterfly effect was accurate, now known as The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.
The point is, according to the author, “everything you do matters. Every move you make, every action you take…matters.” I would add, even if you do not see results currently-DO NOT give up. In 2 Chronicles 15:7 Azariah is telling Asa and others not to give up. Their work has a reward. And Paul writes the Thessalonians, “do not grow weary in doing good.”(2 Thess. 3:13)
If you are wondering if the time you are investing in Kingdom work is important, remember the story and know that you also have a “butterfly effect” as well! Your story will be heard long after you are gone from this world.
“This will be written for a later generation, and a newly created people will praise the Lord.” ~ Psalms 102:18 (HCSB)
By serving Christ today, you have the “butterfly effect” of touching the lives of those who are yet to be born! Can you even imagine? The author concludes, “You have been created in order that you might make a difference.” Continue faithfully serving and leading women, God will do far more through you than you will ever see in your lifetime.
Senior Lead Women’s Ministry Specialist
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