Saturday, February 18, 2012

Live for today

Dear friends,

February 11, 2012 was a sad day for many professional music artists and fans as one of their best performers, Whitney Houston, died tragically at the age of 48. The death of recording artist/actress Whitney Houston sent shock waves around the world. 
People who never met her but adored her work and music, felt the deep pain of losing someone who they have always loved. One of those people is me. "Whitney Houston was one of my favorite artists," I found myself telling family and friends. "She's on my list of famous people who I wanted to meet. I hope I meet her in heaven."

It took a message on GodTube to open my eyes to a greater purpose. I'd like to share the video with you then explain what I mean after you've viewed it. Here's the video:

Alive (Natalie Grant) from worshiphousemedia on GodTube.

After viewing this video, I was reminded of the greatest person to ever have lived, walked, breathed and ministered on this Earth-- Jesus Christ is His Name. He's my Lord, Savior, Redeemer and Truest Friend. When life on Earth comes to an end, JESUS is the One I want to meet when He comes again in those great clouds of glory to usher His faithful followers into eternity.

I loved Whitney Houston for her God-given singing voice and artistic talent but I am reminded that it's not the created (Whitney or anyone else I have admired) that I need to be giving praise and adoration to-- it's JESUS Christ, the Creator of Life. At the end of the day, it's JESUS who gives us the peace of mind to sleep and the breath of life to awake each morning, rise up and go about our day. It's JESUS who died for us and was resurrected (on what most people in America like to call "Easter Sunday") in order to serve as our High Priest in Heaven. He is our Mediator between God and humankind. HE is my HERO. And of course, He's at the very top of my list of people I want to meet! :)

My prayer for you is that your hearts will be filled with the love of God through the gift of His Son Jesus Christ and if you haven't already, you will make things right with God. The Bible says "tomorrow is not promised" (Matthew 6:34), so let's make the most of today. :)

God bless you always, dear hearts!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Encouragement for your heart

"If you're wondering if God can use you because your life is not as it should be and your heart is aching, know that your greatest hurt will probably be your greatest ministry." -- Holley Gerth, "Rain On Me". 

Friday, February 3, 2012

A wonderful witness :)

Dear friends,

I found this video online on the official website for Christian radio station K-LOVE, posted via one of their DJ's Amanda Carroll and I simply HAD to share it with you! :)

It's a short, 4-minute video called "Nate and Kim" and it will give you such great insight on how your actions and your belief in Jesus Christ can impact lives in ways you'll never know!

Here's the clip-