Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Best is Yet to Come.

The Best is Yet to Come.
I received this story from a dear friend. I want to pass the fork to you.

Woman and a Fork

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a
terminal illness and had been given three months to live.
So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted
her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain
aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service,
what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she
wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to
leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something
very important to her.

'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly..

'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.

'This is very
important,' the young woman continued.
'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not
knowing quite what to say.
That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.

'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,'
said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told
me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to
pass along its message to those I love and those who are
in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending
socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes
of the main course were being cleared, someone would
inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my
favorite part because I knew that something better was coming...
like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie.
Something wonderful, and with substance!'

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with
a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with
the fork?' Then I want you to tell them:
'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.'

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he
hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would
be one of the last times he would see her before her death.
But he also knew that the young woman had a better
grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of
what heaven would be like than many people twice her age,
with twice as much experience and knowledge.
She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's
casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork
placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard
the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the
conversation he had with the young woman shortly before
she died. He also told them about the fork and about

what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he
could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that
they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your
fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet
to come.Friends are a very rare jewel,indeed.They make
you smile and encourage you to succeed.Cherish the time
you have,and the memories you share.Being friends with
someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.
Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND...
and I'll bet this will be anEmail they do remember,
every time they pick up a fork!
And just remember...keep your fork!

The BEST is yet
to come!
God Bless You

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Love between a parent and a child

The Love between a Parent and a Child

I am watching a video of my granddaughter taking her first real walk across the room. Her face just lights up and her voice is sharing a loud giggle. She is , and has right to be, proud of herself. And so excited.

Do you remember how it feels to watch those moments with your child when they took their first steps? When you opened the present they had made at school? Or any present they gave you!
What about the uncertainty in their eyes when you had to walk away from them for the first day of kindergarten or daycare. A huge twisting of your heart wasn't it?

Living those experiences are just a few events that make you love them even more than the day they were born.
As a mother and grandmother, I can honestly say I would step in front of anything that might harm my children, grandchildren or any child.

Do you agree? Would you do that?

This is the love that you should feel with the Lord. The Lord loves you with that same love of a parent.

He is proud of you. Worried about you often- He wants to protect you. He is sad when you are sad. He loves you even when you don't love him. He has that twisting in his heart because of you.  He is totally in love with you!

Do you feel the same way? I do! I want to protect him. I want to do things to make him happy and proud. I hate seeing my brothers or sisters hurt him!

If you want to have the security and love, between you and Your father in Heaven. Talk to him about it, pray to him.

Have you been a Christian for awhile but never felt that love. Talk to him and tell him to open your heart so you can feel it. You will!

If you could feel this love, you would jump for joy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Like a feather to others

Like a feather to others

Often we are so wrapped up in our everyday tasks and emotions that we forget  how we as christians should approach or respond to others.

Always respond like a child, Like a feather, Like Jesus Christ- With love, kindness, commpassion, gentleness and understanding.

Our Father directed Paul to tell us......

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering:bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a compaint againist another: even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  But above all of these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:12-14 (NKJV)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I hope this song touches you, it does me

I hope this song touches you ,as it does me
This voice is truly a gift from God!
 Please listen to this song by Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Satan sees your potential and it scares him!

Satan sees your potential and it scares him!

God has used your experiences, talents, education and character to develop the perfect tool. YOU!

We know our own strengths and weaknesses, so how can we possibly be the best to fulfill God's plan? We see ourselves thru eyes and biases so we focus on the weaknesses more than the strengths. God sees the total us with his love eyes and knowledge that is perfect! Our Father knows all and sees all. Trust in him!

God is the expert at molding and planning. He has molded you as the perfect tool for his plan. Turn to him and ask for direction on how you should proceed.

Dear Father in Heaven, We realize we are not worthy or able to achieve your goals. But With you, Everything can be accomplished!   Please Magnificent Gatekeeper Use Us, your humble sheep! We are your willing tools , standing ready at your gate. Please guide us and use us to fulfill your plans in your perfect way.We humbly pray this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Dream of a Christian! Can you imagine what this will be like?

 The Dream of a Christian! Can you imagine what this will be like?          

I still hold my breath for a second or two When I post an new article on this site: God's prayer blog. I hold my breath hoping that someone will receive something from my humble writing or add a comment to reaffirm that they read the post. We  develop a topic, write then edit the post, include photos and text to the pics before we can post it.. So we are like children waiting to see a response.
So when we check back onto this his prayer site and see a comment has been left- We are so excited!
Of course not as excited as......

When we are waiting at the airport for our children or grandchildren, parents or loved ones to walk down that ramp. Because We have been waiting to see them. We prepared our house, drove through the traffic to arrive at the airport and are waiting and waiting. The excitement when you see them walking. There are people in front of you so you are bobbing around trying to catch another glance. Your excitement is the highest level in your life!

Of course not as exciting as when......

You are standing in line waiting. The moment your entire life has been waiting for. Even when you didn't realize it! You're waiting in the line scared, worried and uncertain of what to expect. The people in front of you are having mixed emotions and reactions. Some are screaming while others are whimpering. . The line moves up another foot and then you see.... a hand that is glowing ..but then it moves and you can't see it. Where is it? Who is that? The line moves up again and you see the glowing hand once more. But this time it is closer and clearer. The hand is beautiful and bright. But there is something on the palm of the hand.....what is that writing? a shadow or is it? Dare I dream? Yes it is! It is a circular ragged scar in the palm of the hand and then you see another hand identical to the first. With the identical scar.
Can you imagine the excitement you will feel knowing you are that close to Jesus Christ?
Is there any words to describe the excitement of that experience! I can only dream of seeing his hands. I dare not think of seeing his face and then to see Our Father! My mind can NOT even imagine the joy, the love, the glory!
Can you imagine what it will be like?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Music to our ears

Music to our ears

The words and voices of certain songs can strengthen and accompany my heat in praising the Lord. My heart sings of his grace!

I have put a few of my favoirtes on my playlist. Please make sure your volumn is up so you can hear them! Praise the Lord and the voices that he created!

There are many different singers, styles  and songs that I enjoy and benefit from listening to .

Vince Gill

Randy Travis
                                     The Winans Family  
 and I could go on and on!

But I really would love to hear who you love listening to! Will you share with us?

We are listening! You are such a blessing to us!