The Bible tells us in John 10:27, that "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." We are His! He is calling out to us, "Be mine! I am your first love!" This Valentine's Day, remember who you belong to:
"Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture." ~Psalm 100:3
This week to celebrate God's love poured out on us, I want you to meet three friends of mine: Lynn, Betsy, and Holly. Each of them will be giving their testimony right here.
It all happened live this morning at the Bible study that I attend, and I taped it all for you so you can hear each one! Isn't it amazing that they just gave their stories this morning on the east coast of the United States, and you can hear it today right where you live? Thank you Lord for technology!
We even had a surprise at the end when our sound man, Barry, had a few things he wanted to say to us, and I think you will like and have fun with what he had to say to us! So sit back, or grab your headphones if you are reading this from your smartphone, and enjoy the fresh air as you hear their stories—which is really His story.
Today, I want you to meet my friend, Lynn R. She left Jesus on the shelf for a long time, but she picked Him back up again. But I'll let you hear her tell it.
Meet Lynn R., and be blessed!
To hear Lynn's testimony you may click the above YouTube link, or you may click here. (running time: 10 minutes)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight."
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I want to say a special welcome to all the new readers in the last week, especially to those in who want to become part of something I'm calling my "circle of friends."
Hi Mae (I hope David is better!), Jana, Jude, "L," Jennifer, Lynn E., Anita, Olivia, Rebecca, and Lynn H! If you are wondering why I'm calling them by name (or pseudonym they chose for those that desire to be anonymous) is so we can talk a bit more to discuss the spirit application of today's blog in the comment sections and pray for one another.
And as always, anyone is free to join in the conversation, whether you are in the circle or not.
The circle allows us to use names. You have a name! The Bible is full of the names of people. You matter to God! I for one, want to know your name. I still want to talk with you if you prefer to be anonymous or use initials in your post.
If you would like to be a part of the circle, click here for my recent post called, Calling Christian Girlfriends of all Ages!
My husband came home at lunch and he mentioned he wanted to ride bikes together today. He just texted me, "Please be ready to ride at 4." (He knows I need supernatural help to be on time!)
Since it is after 3 where I live, and I want to have a "yes face," when he gets here.
A "yes face," is a term I learned today while on the treadmill listening to Chuck Swindoll that he got via a story about Thomas Jefferson...tell you that story later this week:) I'm making a yes face to you right now! ☺ (And don't be impressed that I got on a treadmill today. It is a rare event. It's really something that I want to be a regular part of my life—please pray for me in this.)
Coming soon on the blog will be the full video highlights of my visit last week with author and Bible teacher, Nancy Cobb. Nancy has much to show us about how to be the kind of wives Christ calls us to be. Trust me, you will not want to miss what Nancy had to say!
Warning: it's radical in our day! I had told Nancy one of my struggles was making time to exercise and that my husband really wants me to do it regularly to take care of myself.
When we were saying goodbye, I said, "Nancy, it will take me a while to get this video loaded onto my YouTube page and blog, because I'll have to edit it first." She looked me in the eye and replied, "Just be sure you exercise before you do it." I think I made an ouch face.
Next blog after tomorrow's Valentine blog, I'd like you to meet my friend Holly and hear her story, "From Striving to Peace."
Walk by Faith,