Sunday, December 11, 2011

A gift for you.

A gift for you.

A gift for you.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Heaven's grocery store.

I was walking down life's highway a long time ago.
One day I saw a sign that read,

As I got a little closer the door came open wide
And when I came to myself I was standing inside.

I saw a host of ANGELS.
They were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket and said,
" My Child shop with care".

Everything a Christian needed
was in that grocery store.
And all you couldn't carry,
you could come back the next day for more.

First, I got some PATIENCE:
LOVE was in the same row.
Further down was UNDERSTANDING:
You need that everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of wisdom,
a bag or two of FAITH.
I just couldn't miss the HOLY GHOST,
For it was all over the place.

I stopped to get some
To help me run this race.
By then my basket was getting full,
But I remembered I needed some GRACE.

I didn't forget SALVATION,
For SALVATION was free,
So I tried to get enough of that
To save both you and me.

Then I started up to the counter
To pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had everything
To do the MASTER'S will.

As I went up the aisle,
And I just had to put that in,
For I knew when I stepped outside,
I would run into sin.

PEACE AND JOY were plentiful;
They were last on the shelf.
SONG and PRAISE were hanging near,
So I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel,
"Now, how much do I owe?"
He smiled and said,
"Just take them everywhere you go."

Again, I smiled and said,
"How much do I really owe?"

He smiled again and said,
Author unknown
Jesus is watching you

A burglar broke into a house one night.
He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables,
and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack,
a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying,

"Jesus is watching you".

He nearly jumped out of his skin,
clicked his flashlight off and froze.
When he heard nothing more after a bit,
he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after
the next big score, then clicked the light back on and
began searching more valuables.
Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could
disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard,

"Jesus is watching you. "

Totally rattled, he shone
his light around frantically,
looking for the source of the voice.
Finally, in the corner of the room,
his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.

"Did you say that?" He hissed at the parrot.

"Yes," the parrot confessed, then squawked,
"I'm just trying to warn you.
" The burglar relaxed.
"Warn me, huh?
Who do you think you are any way?"

"Moses," Replied the bird.

"Moses" the burglar laughed.

"What kind of stupid people would name a parrot 'Moses'?"

The bird promptly answered:
"The same kind of people that would name a Rottweiler 'Jesus'! 
Author unknown

I dream’t I stood at Calvary

I dream’t I stood at Calvary 
And saw three crosses there; 
On the left and right were nailed two thieves 
The cross between was bare. 

The soldier took his sword in hand 
Then pointed it at me, 
He said, "You there, prepare to die 
That cross is meant for thee." 

I quickly fell upon my knees 
For mercy did I cry, 
As strong hands grabbed my hands and feet 
I shouted, "Why, oh why?" 

And then a voice both soft and sweet 
Was heard above the din, 
"Let this one go, take me instead 
I'll pay his price for sin." 

With His body torn and bleeding 
And thorn marks round His head, 
With bruises where they beat Him 
He stepped into my stead. 

Then Jesus laid upon the cross 
His life did freely give, 
That all my sins be washed away, 
And through His death, I'd live. 

He stretched His arms out open wide 
No struggle did He make, 
As they prepared to nail Him there 
His life they meant to take. 

They drove the spikes in His hands and feet 
And slammed the cross in place, 
His bones were shaken out of joint 
And blood ran down His face. 

"Forgive them, Father," was His cry 
"They know not what they do," 
God must have wept when He realized 
He sacrificed His only Son for YOU. 

When I awoke, the night had passed, 
And sunshine flooded in, 
I cried, "Dear Lord, forgive me please 
And cleanse me of my sin. 

For You sent down Your only Son 
A ransom for the lost, 
And I see You included me 
When counting out the cost." 

Yes I dreamt I stood at Calvary 
And saw those crosses three, 
Yet no longer do I need to fear 
Knowing Jesus died for me.

Author Unknown
Waiting on the Lord.

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms 27:14

If we as Christian’s were to be honest with ourselves,
we would admit that waiting on the Lord is one of the hardest things to do.
We must learn to trust God because He knows what is best for our lives.
He sees the whole picture.
Let me give you an example of what of I am talking about.
Let's say that you ask God for a new Car.
At that very moment your prayer has been answered.
You want the car right away,
We'll maybe the Lord sees you getting killed in that
car in the next few days, so rather than giving you
the car when you want it, He will wait to give it to
you until he knows that it is safe.
So saints of God let us thank God for his divine
For He alone knows what
is best for our lives.

Jesus you are so wonderful!
We thank you for being in control of our lives.
Please teach us to trust in You when you tell us to wait.
Father, You see the past, the present, and the future.
Help us to always remember that you are in complete control of our lives,
and that you hear every prayer.
Teach us Dear Lord to wait with patience.

Thoughts given by,
The Holy Spirit
To: Karen Showell
Jan 11th 2001
Copyright ©2001
We Shall Not Be Defeated

We shall not be defeated. This is the reason why.
We serve a God, who is all powerful; our mutual friend is standing by.

He knows all about us. Jesus is his name.
Although we often fail Him, His mercy remains the same.

He knows all about our lives, from the beginning to the end.
However, He forgives us daily, removing all of our sins.

The devil tries to harm us, continually causing us to fall down.
Nevertheless, Jesus is always right there, picking us up off of the ground.

The enemy tries to rob us of the peace that our God gives.
Even so, we will trust in the Lord, for in Him, we truly live.

As we call on our sweet Jesus, and tears began to flow.
He reminds us That He forgave our sins, a long, long time ago.

We shall not be defeated, for we keep our eyes upon His face,
We know we are victorious, because of His mercy and grace.

Writen By Karen Showell
Thoughts given by
July 5th 2001

Welcome to So Much Love Ministries. © 2008. Design By: SkinCorner