- charlotte fletcher@roma land woodcrafts
- I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!
Monday, October 17, 2016
Serendipity Sunday: I don't Need an Invisible Friend
What a beautiful Moon! I KNOW the last full moon was called the Harvest Moon, but since it was cloudy here, I am claiming this one as my own special Harvest moon!
It is so big and so bright!
The glories of God are in full array.
I think God is kinda showing off, too!
I saw a lady write about the demise of churches and how she was an atheist.
While, sadly, I agree with her about many churches, because it is MY EXPERIENCE that most serve only themselves. I KNOW there are those doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing, but I fear, they are few and far between. And when many of us walk out the doors, we forget that our mission is to SERVE as Christ did. I HOPE your experience is different than mine.
It is hard to believe that in America, there are people who do not know Christ.
We send missionaries to foreign lands, as we should, but we are failing our own neighbors.
I am ashamed that there are many times that the BIBLE that some see in me, causes them to turn away from Christ if I am what “those Christians” are like…heavy sigh…
I fail and fall so many times, but the AMAZING NEWS is that God forgives me and helps me to do better.
Since we are often the only Bible people see, I take it personally when we don’t set a good example.
While we ALL have the right to post WHATEVER we wish on our walls, once posted, it is out there for everyone to see, and is fair game for comments. If you post it, then expect disagreements. THIS is why I take it personally to remind us ALL to be careful WHAT we say and HOW we say it.
The nice lady made one last comment, that was in no way unkind, that I also agree with. She said she did NOT need an “invisible friend to make me happy”. Me either.
I do NOT have an invisible friend.
I have a friend that is ALIVE, Living and working in my life every single moment of every single Day.
He makes His presence known in the Full Moon, the clouds in the sky, the mountains, valleys, all living creatures, the sea, the oceans, the rivers, the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, the sun rise, the sun set, the birds, bees, puppies, flowers, fields of grain, vegetables in the gardens, the gifts He gives us to survive, to make a living, in the kindness of a stranger, the smile of a child, the laughter of friends, the hugs, the tears, the pain, the joy, the love, the service of those who can, the hope of adventures, the planting of a dream, Oh my, I could sing of His Praises for many more words.
BUT, I want to kindly remind us that while God loves us and wants ONLY the best for us, He has given us free will, and He allows us to reap the consequences of our actions. Bad things happen to good people. Bad things happen to bad people. Good things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people.
So, today, I am SO HAPPY that “I SERVE a LIVING Savior, who is in the world Today. He walks with him and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He Lives. He Lives. Salvation to impart. You ask me HOW I KNOW He LIVES. He LIVES within my heart.”
I am so happy that I do NOT need an invisible friend to make me happy. I am overjoyed that I have a Living Father who loves me, guides me and Keeps every single promise that He has made to me to give me EXACTLY what I NEED. Amen and Amen.
I hope you have Him in Your heart, too…If you don’t, all you have to do is to ASK HIM to come into your heart. Every single sin will be washed away and you shall be as white as snow. You know, He is watching over you, even if you don’t think He is. He loves you with a love like you have never known. He doesn’t want to condemn you. He wants to walk with you. It really is that simple. Go and sin no more.~charlotte♡