Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let Your Little Light Shine!

"You are the light of the world....Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:14a, 5:16 NKJV) You are the light of the world. Once you accept God into your life, you are to go out into the world and put light on the word of God and let it shine. Also, you are to be the light, the beacon, for others, by showing them by example the way to God and out to live as a child of God. You are also the light of the world by helping others out of their darkness, in whatever form it is in their life, and helping them into the light. Finally, you are special and unique in your own right, with your special set of talents and gifts. God does not want you to hide these, but to use them and bring them into the light for others to see and utilize. This little light of your yours...gonna let it shine...let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Room for You

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:1-3 NKJV) Jesus has gone to Heaven before us to prepare a place for us. God loves us and looks forward to the day of our "homecoming." Just like a human parent prepares their children's rooms while they are at school, and or are coming home from college for the summer, so does God prepare a room for us when we return to Him. Even when we stray and are disconnected from our families, and from God, there is always a place for us prepared and waiting. The choice is ours. We can believe in God and follow in His ways, or we can choose to be disconnected from a loving family and father. Choose wisely! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not Forgotten

"Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. And the waters receded continually from the earth." (Genesis 8:1-3a NKJV) All bad things come to an end eventually. God does not let trials and tests last forever. And, even when God is testing you, you are never out of His sight, mind or reach. God is watching over through the good times AND the bad. We need to remember, when going through trials, that God is still with us, protecting us, caring for us, and that we are in God's hands. God does limit our trials and tribulations, both in length and intensity, and He never gives us more than we can handle WITH HIS HELP, although it may sometimes seem like it. The exception to this is that we are responsible for our actions, and must deal with the consequences of them. So, the next time you go through a flood, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, or ANY kind of trial, remember God is there with you helping you get through it. He will never leave you or forsake you! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Speaking with Grace

"Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one." (Colossians 4:5-6 NKJV) When dealing with others, no matter who they are, we should always take time to think about our words and actions before speaking or acting. Our words should be filled with not only compassion, but with wisdom. It is also always wise to take the time to get to know the other, and about their life, so that we may know best how to relate to them. After all, the first thing a cat (or dog) does when encountering another is to check the other one out before being friendly. This brings out another point, wisdom and knowing how to answer another also involves how much one reveals to the other. Finally, dealing with others with compassion and wisdom is always good. It is how Jesus dealth with the multitudes, how He wants us to live and be an example to others, and what goes around comes around. The kindness and compassion you show towards others may come back to you when least expected, and or when you need it the most. Be kind. Be caring. Be compassionate. Love, Beau

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Praise God!

"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him." (Exodus 15:2 NKJV) It good to give God praise. Even in our weakest moments, when our strength is failing, and when we are sad and depressed God is there for us. God is our strength, joy, salvation, grace, and comfort. He is our song. When danger threatens, God is always there. And, He is the God of our fathers and their fathers. He has always been there. God has done great and wonderful things for us. Therefore, we should continually praise Him, exalt Him, and give Him our thanks. It is good that we continually praise Him... in words, deeds, and in our hearts! Love, Beau