Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Teacher Sent by God

As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. (Proverbs 27:17, NKJV)

Walking into Sunday School just over 8 months ago, I didn't know what to expect. I had heard for the last few weeks that I'd love the teacher, but I didn't think much of it. I thought she would be just like other teacher I've ever had-she'd teach what was in the book and that would be it. Wow, was I ever wrong! Julia McDuffie does so much more than teach. She not only teaches lessons she creates herself from countless hours of studying God's word, she explains what it is she's teaching. You don't walk out of her class wondering, "what in the world did she mean?" And if you don't understand something, she doesn't hesitate to explain it until you get it. I not only found a wonderful Sunday School teacher that day, I found a friend. I found an encourager. And I found someone that would tell me the things I not only wanted to hear, but more importantly would tell me what I need to hear and do it so sweetly and do it all with an attitude of love. I found a teacher sent by God. Who in your life do you have that will do that for you? Share your experiences.

Father, I thank You for Julia and what she means to me and to so many others. I pray for my readers. I pray that if they don't have that teacher that will not only teach from God's word but explain what they don't understand, You will give them that person In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalm 46:10, NKJV)

You hear those 2 words, and what comes to your mind? You may think of telling your child to stay in a certain until told differently. But, let me paint another picture for you. To "be still" means to sit...to relax. It means to cease our striving. Ladies, that's what God wants from us. He wants us to stop, to cease striving and to sit with Him. He wants to speak to us, and if we're always on the move He's unable to do that. Today, are you willing to sit still...to sit quietly before the Lore and let Him speak?

Be Still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I Am. Be still and know that I Am. Be still and know that I. Be still and know that. Be still and know. Be still and. Be still. And finally, Be.

 Lord, we want to just "Be" in Your presence. Help us Lord to do that.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lord, Why?

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9, NKJV)
"You're not going to get to attend the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Your surgery to have your wisdom teeth removed has been postponed. You're not going to get to attend the retreat because of that." These are the things that have come at me in the last few months. And today, I have to ask, "Lord, why?" I have to wonder what He's doing. In my human mind, I can't see the big picture. All I see are the things that aren't to be at this time. But, as I fight the feelings of discouragement, depression and defeat, I know there's a purpose in it all. I know that there are things to be done. As a friend shared, "I need to get away with God, not with people." Are you at that stage in life? What has you questioning. Is the old saying, when it rains , it pours ringing true right now for you? Ladies, I encourage you to get away with God. It's not wrong to question Him. He can take it...I promise.
Father, I ask You to be with my readers. Whatever their "Lord why" is in life show them that you're there and haven't forgotten. Most of all Lord, I ask You to show them that You still have a purpose in the chaos. In Jesus Name, Amen.