Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Have you been called to intervene?

Monday, when I should have been writing, I was called by a friend. She had intervened in a scene and got involved in a suicidal attempt. The police were on the scene, and because it was familiar to my friend, she sensed she might be able to assist, so she got involved. Later, she called me and wanted me to encourage this person.

Well, my day off turned into police hunting us down because the person who needed to be seen and tested at the hospital became impatient, so all of us left. Our time together escalated to a level of fear, not knowing what might happen to us, in an attempt to help a person. The good news, the person is alive because of intervention.

The lesson learned: Be careful and prayerful. Be sure God has called you to intervene, and before going the extra mile to help someone, make sure it's not compassion talking, but the Holy Spirit being your guide. You could save yourself alot of trouble.

Be blessed this week!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What do you believe?

In reading from 1 Thessalonians 2 this morning, I was impressed by verse 13.

The working in us is, or working out our own salvation, seems to have more power and effect when we believe. In this particular thought, I'm reflecting back on how many times I've been healed, protected, guided, delivered or set free. It happened because I believed the word of God in the Bible. I took it and applied it to myself, believed it for myself... how about you?

In contrast, what power does believing words contrary to God's word have over us?

I'd love to hear your feedback.

Be blessed this week!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Dwell in Safety

Today in my quiet time, I was reading Psalm 4 and picked up on "Dwell in Safety."

As I pondered about dwelling in safety, I remembered times in my life when church, home and work were not safe places in the natural.

My way had to be different. After being assaulted and harassed by a church leader of 70 years in age, my way of doing things needed to change. I insisted on hand shakes, but it gave me the confidence to know what I wanted was right regardless of another's thoughts or beliefs.

When I felt unsafe at work, I recall having been the victim of sexual innuendos and inappropriate conduct by employees and customers. I asked for others who I trusted to be around my work area, while other issues had to be addressed with the owner.

Regardless of what others might say or do, you must do what you believe is best for you.

Pursue the safe dwelling in the Lord,