Hello again, I tried to do this post when I did my last one but  it was taking so long to upload that I decided I would just come back and post.   It was another blessing to photograph these families.  I am so thankful for all these people God sends my way.  These families are beautiful inside and out.  They have a love for Jesus Christ.   I have to say if you didn’t get to come to the “Awakening Service”  this past Saturday night you missed out on a blessing from God.  Casey Johnson delivered an awesome message from God and helped us all to realize that we all need to wake up and do God’s work. 

In a nut shell, we can’t believe we are saved by just going to church.  We cannot just stop at repentance.  So many proclaim to be Christians thses days but do not stand up for what they believe in.  Society tends to make up its own rules about what’s wrong and right.  The Bible tells us what sin is and it is up to us to read the bible and spread the “Truth”.  We cannot just confess to God what we have done wrong.  We have to repent and turn away from our sin.  And don’t stop at repentance.  Don’t sit back and be deceived by the world it is up to you to do something about it.  So many people ask “why would God let that happen?”    Sometimes we let our children do things that we would rather them not or we just step back sometimes and allow them to make mistakes so that they can learn.  Sometimes parents get enough and have to stop enabling their children to do something (whether its drugs, stealing, etc) but we still love our children no matter what.  God loves us too, but we have to make the decison to live for Him.  Our salvation is up to us.  He gives us the plan of salvation and we have the choice to choose Him or not to choose Him.  Please don’t let time pass you by and choose not to accept Him.  Look at Matthew 24:12  Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Don’t get cold!

I got this from God when reading my bible:  The Seven Woes:

1.  Not letting others enter the kingdom of heaven and not entering yourselves.

2.  Converting people away from God to be like yourselves

3.  Blindly leading God’s people to follow man-made traditions instead of God’s Word

4.  Involving yourself in every last detail and ignoring what is really important: justice, mercy, and faith

5.  Keeping up appearances while your private world is corrupt

6.  Acting spiritual to cover up sin

7.  Pretending to have learned from past history, but your present behavior shows you have learned nothing.

Jesus mentioned seven ways to guarantee God’s anger, often called the “seven woes”.  These seven statements about the religious leaders must have been spoken with a mixed tone of judgment and sorrow.  They were strong and unforgettable.  They are still applicable any time we become so involved in perfecting the practice of religion that we forget that God is also concerned with mercy, real love, and forgiveness. (Application Study Bible NIV)

Lord Jesus, help us all to not get cold and to spread the truth.  Help us all to lead others to you and to be Christ like in doing so.  Amen.

Thanks & God Bless!

Happy Birthday to myself and my husband today.  We thank God for each other.  I love you Sean!