A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 6, 2017

“Let me tell you something true. God desires you. He loves you. He has amazing plans for you. And He likes you. He likes me, too. His liking of you is not based on how clever you are, how well you can serve Him or what you look like. It’s not about who you know and can influence for HIm. It’s not about your gifting or your pereferences. He likes you because He made you. Like an artist finishes His work an signs it proudly with His name, God has written His name of love across your life.” ~Heidi Baker

King David asks “Who am I that you should be mindful of me?” (Psalm 8:4) Such a good question….it’s about Him and His desire for a family, His most passionate desire to have you choose Him and want Him and know that He loves you through sending His son. If you have not done so…..I pray you will choose Him today. (John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (Romans 10:13) “Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord (Jesus/Yeshua) shall be saved.” I pray today will be your day. Whisper His name …talk to Him….He is waiting for you!

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A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 24, 2017

Just the other day I met a little girl in our neighborhood. She is in the first grade. We began to talk and my heart broke when I mentioned heaven. She had never heard of heaven and knew almost nothing about God. I think we forget…..if people have not heard …..they don’t know!!

I was thinking of another girl I met on a plane. She was a chiropractic school graduate and as we talked, she began to reveal that she had gotten her belief system from a fiction book she had read. She knew almost nothing about Jesus and what she did “think” she knew was skewed.

They are all around us, and we cannot stay silent! Here is why…..Romans 10:14
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

Now you may not think of yourself as a preacher…..but if you are a Christian…..you have at least a testimony and some truth. A testimony of how Jesus changed your life is powerful and personal. We must not stay silent.

I prayed about the little girl and got a book on heaven called “Heaven is Real for children” We sat on the swing and she read that book at least a half dozen times. I have peace that now she knows. She stated that she believes in Jesus now and I hope it will carry over throughout her life and pray that it does.

I think my first touch of God’s love and presence, that had an impact, came from a woman that cleaned our house once a week. She hid tootsie rolls in her pockets and would slip them to me. I don’t remember how she said it….but I knew that she knew Jesus. I felt so much love from her. The rest of the world was busy…..but I knew this lady named Willie, “saw” me. I felt important to her. What powerful characteristics of God she showed me with her quiet gentle ways and tangible love. She prayed for me too. I got a card from her when I graduated High School, long after she had retired from her work. Maybe no one but me and God saw it. But that lady was a powerful witness.

May God open our eyes to see the opportunities and give us the boldness to speak and testify. Look….you don’t even have to be a churchgoer to tell folks what you have experienced with Jesus. You don’t need a degree or special language. Just ask the Holy Spirit to open the conversation up and help you. His answer is “Yes”! And your efforts will have eternal value for you and whoever you speak to. God help us not be silent. Only through You can we obey your command to preach the gospel to everyone. These days are moving by so quickly…..

Well that’s my two cents and the burden on my own heart. I have such a powerful testimony and I have let discouragement and resistance cause me to hold back many times. May God forgive me and open doors and empower me to keep going. Thanks for your prayers as well! 🙂 Love you all and have a great day. Look for that Divine Appointment…..they are all around.

Well I run to who You are
Then I’ll know who I am
In the arms of my Savior
I am free

For You are my looking glass
I’m created in Your mold
Someone ancient
Someone meant to be

From the womb I’ve been called
To Your purpose I’ve been hauled
Oh Lord, what plans have You for me?

As I stop to wonder on
At the power of Your son
And to think that Your son He lives in me

As You taught me from a babe
I was born to be Your slave
Sent to serve the very man that You have made

I will not seek my own
I will seek to serve Your throne
And then everything else will follow me

As I run to who You are
Then I’ll know who I am
In the arms of my Savior I am free

I am free, I am free

copyright  2006   Jean Chamblee

 

Destiny, destiny
You call my name
The answer’s not found
On this natural plane

A calling from heaven
But how can I hear
My spiritual ears
Are not sounding so clear

But wait there’s a Book
With His every thought
How my Creator, came to earth
And did talk

Maybe it’s in there
The place I should look
Instructions for life
In His very own book

There’s proverbs and psalms
And stories of men
That walked with our God
He openly talked to them

It shows their mistakes
And their successes too
How God communicates
To me and to you

He came down as man
So He could relate
Take all of our sin
On the Cross obliterate

All of the things
That stand in my way
Of knowing the God
That made me this way

He’s got the answer
I am unique
The book even shows
Through His word He still speaks

So help me now Lord
As I take a look
To find out my Destiny
Hidden in Your Holy Book.

copyright 2017 Jean Chamblee

Harness The Day – Poetry

February 1, 2017

This life is quickly passing away
The time is going so fast
So hard to tackle important things
Focus on things that will last

Attention, attention screams everything
It’s a battle of the mind
To cut things off, the trivial stuff
So the valued is not left behind

Moment by moment , the essence of life
Put them together you’ll see
Things done for God are things that will last
And echo into eternity

Judging and weighing what will come first
Then tossing the others away
Living on purpose with goals set in mind
And of course leave some time to play

Life is a vapor
The older you get, the more you will know this is true
Make sure to give time to the weightier things
How fast time is up, life is through

copyright 2017 Jean Chamblee

Fiery pieces falling ‘round
The heat is plain to see
Fire brings a destruction
But not when on our knees

Beauty comes from ashes
It always seems that way
If we look up to the Lord
And let Him make night day

We must see beyond the veil
Beyond this place we are
Temporarily stuck here
But eternity’s not so far

Living in the moment
Can bring a shattered glass
Our lens must be eternity
Time passes by so fast

Everything has it’s purpose
With our Creator the secret lies
That is why we seek Him out
So hope will start to rise

Something in tomorrow
If we move forth in faith
Not an antiquated term
It’s of this makes our fate

Reaching for our Maker
Quietly we pray
Listening for His answers
On How to live this way

Beauty comes from ashes
If we take that step
To look up to the heavens
Our tears our Father’s kept

copyright  2016  Jean Chamblee

DARE – Poetry

December 5, 2016

Dare to believe
That all can be well
In the midst of much chaos
God can still work His will

Casting your care
Such a sweet freedom there
When you really believe
That God hears and God cares

Dare to believe
There’s things you don’t know
An under current present
A heavenly flow

Let go of the wheel
Let His Majesty steer
You may be surprised
When you begin to see clear

Dare to believe
That He wants your best
He loves you so much
He won’t let you rest

Our time is quite short
His return soon awaits
He’s getting you ready
If you’ll willingly co-operate

Dare to let go
Of bitterness and strife
Forgiving all others
Will give you new life

Forgiveness is key
We must let things go
It’s so clear in His word
Why He let His blood flow

Don’t blow this off
As you’ve done times before
None of us know
When our chance is no more

copyright Lovingly written by Jean Chamblee 2010