Friday, June 24, 2016

     This month has flown by! It's hard to believe I've been out of school for almost a month. I've been visiting friends, picking blueberries to store in the freezer, and doing some baking that I enjoy so much. Mark and I just got back from camping in Indiana too.
     The grandkids are visiting, and staying overnight, which is one of my favorite pastimes.
A revelation came to me yesterday, after sending one of the grandsons home after a three-day visit this week. I understand now why my mother-in-law stated that women should have their children and grandchildren when they're young!  Ha! The grandkids are so much fun to have over! I love watching them express their ideas and interact with one another, however, I was certainly ready to rest this week!
     I've spoken to several people in the last few weeks about my book. One lady I saw today reminded me how she'd bought my book at Walgreen's for her sister who was battling cancer. Her sister commented that she really enjoyed my book. I needed to hear that so badly because I was starting to wonder if I was really helping people or not with my book. Another friend told me on Facebook that she'd gotten a book to give to her co-worker who needed to hear the message. My own cousin enjoyed reading my book also. Authors never know where their books will end up. So thank you Lord for encouraging me today with the exact words I needed to hear! I must continue to bless all I can with the good news of the gospel. 
      I'm also trying to tie up many loose ends; like getting photos in albums, perhaps painting the bathroom, and the other 101 things I could think of to do while I'm off for the summer. Doing is good, but must not precede hearing from the Master! So many things can draw our attention away from what is truly important. Jesus spoke to Martha in Luke10:41-42 concerning this same principle. "And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." Jesus was telling Martha to quit being careful and troubled (worried) about serving Him. He wanted Martha to choose to sit at His feet, like her sister, Mary, had done and hear His words of life.
     This is a perfect illustration of our lives at times. How often have we rushed to get things accomplished, only to find ourselves so worn out and frustrated at the end of the day?  We must first choose to be in His presence, hear Him guide us and speak words of life to us to start our own journeys that day.  He knows all we need to know about every situation and circumstance we find ourselves in daily. He's the one we need to spend time with FIRST!
     So today, I hope you were encouraged by this post. I encourage myself also as I write. :) Have a wonderful summer, full of fun, sun, and THE SON! May you rest in Him and allow Him to work on your behalf. His love for you never fails. His grace is all you need! Until next time, keep trusting Jesus for your every concern. He loves it when you draw on His wisdom, provision, and care. Peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's finally spring! School's almost out and birds are chirping as I awake every morning. I am thankful for this time of year. Many become refreshed in this season; I'm one of them. Back in February, I spoke for a great group of women from a church in my town. They were receptive, kind, and so attentive. After speaking, my host, who has a heart for people, made some interesting comments. She hopes we as a "church family" would come together more as the body of Christ, renew our commitment to win the lost, and actually become who we were meant to become while on this Earth. I totally agreed with her, and am trying to remind myself daily what life, right here, right now, should be, according to God's Word. In March, I spoke in Hannibal, MO to another wonderful group of ladies at their prayer meeting. So full of life they were! I was truly blessed by their cordial kindnesses and true worship of our Lord Jesus. They welcomed me with great love and support, for which I'm eternally grateful and have asked me to come back to teach on healing. It is so much fun to be in the right place at the right time. I thank the Lord for arranging such meetings, to glorify Him!! Today, wherever you're at in life, take the time to really get to know the Lord more. I intend to do the same. There's nothing that can replace that dynamic relationship we've been granted by God Himself. Go in peace, rest in the finished works of the cross, and go help someone know what you know. Your life will never be the same. We're in the "Kingdom Age" to rule & reign with Jesus! Let's do it together and watch the world become a better place! Until next time, keep praying, believing, and winning the lost souls. Shalom   

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016-The Year of The Great Breaking Loose!

Another year has come and gone. Christmas celebration was again great at the Weirather household! I got to see everyone, all my kids, grandkids and I even got to see my son, Danny, in Wisconsin for a brief visit. God is good! With a brand new year ahead of us, let us stay focused on our bright future! Jesus is coming someday, but we must continue to reach the lost, comfort those who mourn, and be willing to help the people God puts in our paths everyday, until he arrives.  He will never leave us to do all those endeavors on our own. It's time to surrender to Jesus all your impossibilities, and say, "I can't do it, but You can!" God's grace and sufficiency is only a prayer away! Ask and receive, so that your joy will be full.

I hope you'll take the time to read the following "A word from the Lord-2016, by Jerry Savelle. I believe it will encourage you to know God's faithfulness.

”Extraordinary things are taking place in the heavenlies and 2016 will come to be known as THE YEAR OF THE GREAT BREAKING LOOSE
More and more notable miracles will break loose in the earth
More and more signs and wonders
More and more angelic visitations
More and more instant healings
More and more deliverances from demonic activity
And more and more finances will break loose so My people can do more for the Kingdom, saith the Lord
And during this time of THE GREAT BREAKING LOOSE, the enemy will no longer be able to hold back that which My faithful ones have stood in faith for, not even the things that looked as though they would never come to pass
For I will cause them to break loose and to SUDDENLY manifest and to do so in such a way that no one will be able to deny the greatness of your God
Yes, 2016 will be a year in which the FAITHFUL shall be rewarded beyond their highest expectations and they shall abound in My blessings as never before”

Given to Jerry Savelle from October 2-4 2015

May these words comfort your heart and bring new expectancy to your life as you live day by day with Jesus! You're not alone! Happy New Year!