December 2012

Pray for God’s Will

We are at the cusp of a New Year filled with the potential for new highs and lows, new joys and new fears. If we take time to read through the Gospels, we cannot miss an important lesson in how Jesus prepared for a new season of His time on earth. Jesus made it His habit to pray before important events and about important decisions in His life. For instance…

Jesus prayed as He began His ministry—Jesus’ baptism was a significant milestone in His life. It heralded the beginning of His public ministry. How did He approach this momentous occasion? We find Him offering up His first recorded instance of prayer:

“When all the people were baptized… Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended” (Luke 3:21-22).

Whatever work God has given you to do pales in comparison to what Jesus did. Nevertheless, it is your ministry (see 1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 18). And your ministry merits— and requires—your prayers.

Jesus prayed as He chose His disciples—Jesus had many follow­ers, but He desired to choose 12 as leaders, as apostles, as “sent ones.” These men would be given special authority to deliver His message to the world. Their selection would mark the beginning of the focused training of 12 men who would take the gospel to the ends of the earth. This was definitely a historic occasion. How would Jesus choose from all those who followed Him? Again, prayer was His answer:

“He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day… He chose twelve whom He also named apostles” (Luke 6:12-13).

Jesus prayed before going to the cross—In this last scenario, Jesus’ time on earth was coming to a close. His time of training His disciples was also over. He knew His death on the cross was ahead of Him, and He knew its implications for all mankind. So He moved with His disciples to the Garden of Geth­semane, His customary place of prayer, to pray. His impending crucifixion would be excruciatingly painful and difficult, and His soul was in agony.

The Lord’s anguish had little to do with fear of the physical tor­ture of the cross or even His death. No, He was sorrowful because the full cup of divine judgment against sin would soon be His to drink. How did Jesus handle this horrendous situation?

“He… fell on His face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me'” (Matthew 26:39). And, as He prayed a sec­ond and a third time, His prayers changed to reflect the powerful strength of His resolve: “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done” (verse 42).

You and I will never know or experience anything like Jesus did as He prepared for, faced, and endured death on a cross. But we do suffer—physical pain, emotional pain, lacks in our lives, dif­ficult circumstances, challenging relationships, an uncertain future and more! To pre­pare for, face, and endure life’s challenges, you know what you need to do—pray!

Jesus shows you and all Christians the importance of praying when you need to make decisions and gain direction for your life. He prayed when He had to make an important decision or a spe­cial or trying occasion presented itself. His habit of prayer teaches us how to tap into God’s power and grace, too. Jesus’ desire was to follow the Father’s will completely, and prayer was a vital part of His decision-making. The same is true for you as you seek to do God’s will.

As you think about your life and the New Year ahead, what important event is about to occur? What guid­ance do you need for your future, or a child’s future? What strength is lacking for an impossible but nec­essary decision? Follow the Lord’s example and, like Him, pray. God has given you an effective resource in prayer. As one of my favorite prayer verses bids:

“Let us… come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

God bless you and keep you as you pray for God’s will for you in this New Year!

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The Past Has Passed

I praised God when our pastor encouraged those who had accepted Christ as savior this past year to come forward and light a candle during the Christmas service. I was thrilled to see children and adults of all ages had made that significant life-changing decision this year.

For years after I became a Christian, I struggled with the thought, “If only I had become a Christian sooner!” After all, I reasoned, coming to Christ sooner would have given me God’s guidelines for marriage and for raising our two daughters. The eight years of marriage before I knew Christ were rough ones. And adding two children hadn’t helped!

I’m not alone… I have found that many women struggle with the “if only’s” — If only I had gone to college… If only I hadn’t made that decision… If only…

“If only” thinking is counterproductive. How is that? Because it only breeds remorse. The backward gaze produces regret and sorrow because it is impossible to return to the past or change it.

God calls us to deal with what is now, what is true, and what is real. The past is gone. You cannot alter it. But, what is real is what is happening today. So we must challenge ourselves to stop “if only” thinking, knowing that there is no value in rehashing it.

Here’s something else to note. When you succumb to “if only” thinking, you fail to acknowledge God’s role in your past. You are ignoring the fact that God was there with you. He was with you then… just as He is with you today… and will be with you tomorrow (Psalm 73:23-24).

The good news is that our heavenly Father does indeed use our past. The great truth of Romans 8:28-29 is God’s promise that any and all “negative” events in the past will be “overruled” and worked for good to make you more like Christ. By His transforming power, God will redeem even the worst, the most painful, and the most perplexing aspects of your past.

I’ve seen God redeem the suffering and the terrible trials in many people’s lives, and I’m sure you have too. In fact, some of the saints I know who graciously and continually extend God’s gentleness, peace, and encouragement to others are those who have tasted pain. God, in His good­ness and power, has used their experiences to make them more Christ-like, and He is truly glorified in their lives.

But also note these exceptions to reflections on your past: 1) It is good to remember what we’ve learned from our mistakes. Those lessons are pearls of wisdom. 2) It is also good to recall God’s marvelous works and gracious faithfulness to us in our past difficulties. We should look back and remember how God enabled us in our times of need. Our faith in God is strengthened when we recall how God brought us through our trials, how He taught us on the mountains and in the val­leys of life.

Psalm 77, says we are to meditate on God’s goodness in the past whenever the trials of the present seem overwhelming. At such a time, the poet declared, “I will remember the works of the LORD; surely I will remember Your wonders of old” (verse 11).  So when you are faced with “if only” thinking and look back at your past… do so only with an eye to appreciate God’s faithfulness!

A Prayer to Pray: Lord, I can be hard on myself, but You have forgiven me and You love me. Work in me to release the past and move on into your glorious plan for my life. And, guide me through this new your to live according to your will and purpose.

For more encouragement for your soul read, A Woman After God’s Own Heart.

Confess and Continue On

As we head into a new year, we often reflect on accomplishments (or lack there of) of the past year. It is often easy to focus on all that was left undone or the regrets of unrighteous behavior or decisions. Many times we cannot face a new phase of life when we dwell on failures of the past.

Our enemy Satan delights when our failure to obey God keeps us from serving Him. You and I can all too easily wallow in the fact that we’ve failed God and then allow our emotions to keep us from going on and follow­ing after Him. Oh, we know we are forgiven. And we’ve stopped the behavior, acknowledged and confessed our sin, forsaken our thoughts or actions, and cleared up the situation (1 John 1:9). But we still say to ourselves, “I can’t believe I did that, said that, thought that, acted like that. How could I have done that? I’m unworthy. I am totally unfit to serve God.”

When that’s the case, we need to turn to another truth from God’s Word and let it lift us up, dust us off, refresh us, and set us back on His path. Speaking divine directions to us through His Spirit, God encourages us—those of us who have confessed our disobedience and been forgiven—to be “forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead… [and pressing] toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14). Once we’ve acknowledged and dealt with our failure to follow God whole­heartedly, once we’ve addressed our acts of disobedience, you and I are to forget those things from the past and go on. Oh, we are to remember the lessons learned, but we are also to train our hearts to obey by obeying this command from God to go on.

Whenever I am down about myself, discour­aged by my faults, doubting my growth in Christ, depressed, defeated, or dismayed (someone once quipped that all these “D” words are from the Devil!), I stop and remind myself, “No matter what has happened, no matter what life looks like, no matter what you’re feeling, you are accepted in the Beloved—and nothing else matters!” Indeed, God has “made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6)!

When you and I come to a saving knowl­edge of Jesus Christ, we are given a new beginning, a fresh start, forgiveness for the past, wisdom for handling life, and power for doing what’s right. The apostle Paul explains it like this: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Don’t continue to wallow in the drudge of failure at the side of the road where Satan wants you to get stuck. Claim the promise of Philippians 3:13-14 which compels us to reach forward in a continued walk in this newness.

Question: Do you sometimes think that God won’t answer your prayer because of past sinful behavior? Go to God now with your request viewing yourself as His beloved and forgiven child, to whom He wants to give good things.

For more encouragement to your faith read, A Woman After God’s Own Heart.

From Jim’s heart… A Heart That Serves

As fleshly humans, our natural tendency is to take care of our own needs first. We like to make sure there is plenty of time for the things we want to do. Then if we have any time or energy left over, we might be willing to use it to serve someone else.

But in following after God’s own heart, you and I need to resist these selfish tendencies and strive instead to see ourselves as servants. In fact, in the Bible, we see many of the Old Testament’s faithful described as servants. God spoke of Abraham as His servant (Genesis 26:24). Joshua was called “the servant of the LORD” at his death (Joshua 24:29). And David, too, was called “my servant” by God (2 Samuel 7:5). In the New Testament we see that godly men were chosen by the church in Jerusalem to serve the physical needs of the widows (Acts 6:1-6).  And the apostle Paul referred to himself as a servant of God (Romans 1:1).

The Lord Jesus Christ is, of course, our supreme example. He is our model of what it means to be a servant. Jesus said of Himself, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28, emphases added). This Christmas season ultimately celebrates not the story of a baby born in a manger, but of the God of all creation humbling himself to become our redeemer (Philippians 2:3-8).

Read through these verses about Jesus and think about any changes you need to make in your life so that you, like Jesus, can better assume the role of a servant. As you cultivate a servant heart, you’ll find yourself wanting to love and serve your family, your church, and others. I’ve altered the format of these verses (Philippians 2:3-8) so that the various elements of a servant’s heart are more obvious:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!

Question: What are some ways you’ve recently reached out to serve and help other people? What ways can you do so in the coming year?

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Don’t Get in My Way, I’m Serving the Lord

Who is the most important man who ever lived? Without a doubt it’s Jesus Christ! As such, Jesus could also have been the most isolated, insulated, protected person who ever lived. We are used to people such as heads of state, influential business leaders, and celebrities separating themselves from the crowd; right? But amazingly, our Lord was just the opposite. Jesus could be approached by anyone, and it appears also at any time.

A scene in Matthew 19, verses 13-15 proves this all too well. Here, “little chil­dren were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray.” Obviously the parents of these little ones per­ceived Jesus was approachable. However, the well-meaning disci­ples thought Jesus was too important to be bothered by children and tried to send the parents and their young ones away. What was Jesus’ response? “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

As a Christian, you are important! You are important to God, and you’re important to your family and friends. But sometimes, in a prideful moment, it’s easy to forget that you cannot use your knowl­edge, accomplishments, and position to justify being unapproach­able to others, no matter how important your achievements may seem. Like those little children, all people are important to God and merit our love, attention, and ministry if and when it is needed.

Being accessible is a subtle quality. Are you sure you are approachable? To your husband and children? To the people at church, work, or next door? Is your heart tuned to those who are concerned, needy, outsiders, or seemingly unimportant? Jesus meant it when He said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

Anything and everything can be seen as an inconve­nience if you want it to be. You can justify and ratio­nalize all day long about why you don’t have time for people. There will always be reasons, and some of them good ones, why others shouldn’t ask for your time and assistance. But be careful not to put up bar­riers between you and those you might be able to help.

I work hard on appearing approachable. First, I have a personal motto wherever I go—”Go to give.” This sets the tone whenever I enter a group gathering. I try to smile—a lot! I take the initiative and speak to, encourage, and even affirmatively touch as many as I can. Be flexible. Who knows? Maybe your Plan A might become God’s better Plan B as you help some­one with a need. To become more like Jesus, pur­pose and pray to be approachable, available, and gracious like He was… and still is to you today and every day. May you be a branch of the vine of Christ, reaching others who are heavy laden (John 15:5). No one is unimportant to Him.

Question: Who have you met who is surprisingly approachable, like our Savior, despite their status or position?

For more about God’s wonderful character read, A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus.

Look Up, Not Down!

Your Savior didn’t allow the dictates of His society to keep Him from projecting an image that He was approachable and available to others. Has your social circle or society dic­tated how you should treat others, especially those who could be characterized as outsiders? Oftentimes, during the holidays the unchurched or hurting are open to the comfort and answers that God’s love could provide. Do you welcome or ignore those who aren’t already in your church or community?

We’ve all been abundantly blessed by God in so many ways. So make it a goal to not look down on those who haven’t been so blessed with position, money, clothes, edu­cation, or health. Check your heart. Are you approachable to those who might need the gifts God has given you?

Prejudice and discrimination are not new concepts. In fact, both were common during the time of Jesus. The Jews were especially prone to believe that because they were God’s chosen people, they were better than everyone else. Therefore they had nothing to do with the rest of humanity, the Gentiles. Women were also held in low regard at this time. But despite this social-environment one Gen­tile (non-Jewish) woman perceived that Jesus was approachable, fell at His feet, and asked Him to cast a demon out of her daugh­ter (Mark 7:24-30).

Just because someone seems “different” to you doesn’t justify an avoidance mentality. Jesus put Himself in a place where a for­eigner and a woman—an outcast on two counts by social norms of the time—could approach Him. God never intended for the Jews to isolate themselves from the rest of the world. And God’s intentions haven’t changed for you and me today. We are to go into the world and rub shoul­ders with different ethnic and social groups. We are not to avoid them but emulate Jesus, accept their differences, and be ready when they approach us in their hour of need.

I pray that as the Christmas holiday approaches believers exhibit the love and forgiveness that Christ blessed arrival proclaimed to all!

A Prayer to Pray: Jesus, help me to always see others with Your eyes. Remind me that I am to show Your love to people even when they are different than me.

For more about God’s wonderful character read, A Woman who Reflects the Heart of Jesus.

Be on the Lookout

I love the tender heart of the shepherd that Jesus describes in Luke 15. When one of his 100 sheep was missing, he left the 99 and went looking for the one that was lost (verses 3-6). God cares for you and me this way, and He wants us to care for others this way too. Here are some tips for getting started.

Develop a “generous eye”—Solomon said, “He who has a gener­ous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor” (Proverbs 22:9). I like to think of a generous eye as being like the eyes of God, which “run to and fro throughout the whole earth” (2 Chronicles 16:9). When I go into public places, I intention­ally look for wounded sheep—and, believe me, they are there.

I’ve found women in the ladies’ room crying, sitting on the church patio weeping, standing behind our prayer room door sobbing. One night during church I sat beside a woman who cried for one-and-a-half hours! I could hardly wait for my pastor to finish praying so I could ask her, “Can I do anything to help you? Can I pray with you? Can I get you something? Would you like to talk?” People all around us need a tender word—or more.

Be direct—Whenever you see a person in need, be direct. Walk straight up to the wounded sheep and see what she needs and what you can do. Don’t hope someone else comes along. Don’t run looking for the pastor. God has allowed you to find this person in need. Now allow your heart to overflow with care.

Be bold—Be bold and give to the people God places in your path. If, however, you find yourself avoiding a certain person, ask God to show you why. Sin in our hearts—hearts meant to over­flow with care for others—keeps us from being confident in our relationships. So find out what is going on—or not going on—in your heart that’s hindering your ministry. Then go a step further and decide what you will say the next time you see that person. Actively search for him or her and give the warm, friendly greet­ing you planned. With a heart clean before God, you should have nothing to hide, nothing to withhold. Learn to reach out to the people you meet up with every day.

I am encouraged each time I remember the first Bible lesson I ever taught. The pastor’s wife hesitated and then made her way up the aisle afterwards. She said, “I’ve been asking the Lord if I should say anything to you because I don’t want this to go to your head — but you are a good teacher!” Believe me, I will rarely suffer from overconfidence! My tendency is toward the other end of the scale, toward inadequacy, inferiority, and inability. But this esteemed woman chose to be direct and not withhold the good—those words of encour­agement—when it was in the power of her hand (and heart) to give it.

Let’s make the same choice to not withhold the good from those who cross our paths. And, what a wonderful season to be on the lookout for those who are in need this holiday season – whether it be financial, physical or emotional. We never know how God will use our generous eye toward forwarding His kingdom through those to whom we generously give words of encouragement and prayer.

Question: Has anyone ever generously given words of encouragement or prayer to you that impacted you in a significant way? Tell us about it.

For more encouragement read, A Woman who Reflects the Heart of Jesus.

 

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The Widow’s Mite Was Much

Here’s something to ponder: Generosity has nothing to do with how much you have, but everything to do with how much you give in proportion to how much you have. And Jesus showed us this truth through the actions of an amazing woman that he spotted when with His disciples on the grounds of the temple and observing people in the act of placing their offerings into the tem­ple treasury. Here’s what happened:

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites… So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood” (Mark 12:41-44).

Jesus explained that the widow gave more than all the others. How was that possible? Because the others gave out of their mate­rial wealth at little personal cost and sacrifice. But the widow gave out of her poverty. Proportionally she had given the most—all that she had to live on! Such generous and sacrificial giving meant she was completely trusting God to provide for all her needs.

Jesus’ message to your heart is this: Your generosity is not measured by the amount of your gift, but on the amount that is left over after you give. Obviously Jesus is not telling you to give everything you—and your family—have. But He is saying you’re to give proportionally as God has blessed you and to trust Him to provide with what’s left and to supply more if it’s needed (2 Corinthians 9:7-8). There’s no need to worry—the Lord is your shepherd; therefore, you will never lack what you truly need. He promises it in Psalm 23.

What can you do to follow in this lady’s footsteps? To start you off, pray about being more generous. Ask yourself if you trust in the Lord’s provision and are exhibiting a heart of contentment or dissatisfaction. If you have a family, talk about the marvelous trait of generosity that Jesus pos­sessed and looked for in others. Consider a project can you or your fam­ily take on? Or a sacrifice that your family can make together. This will speak volumes to your kids, and it will water and nurture this stellar quality of generosity in their hearts too. What better way to celebrate this season of Thanksgiving!

Without question Jesus is the ultimate model of generosity, for He gave the ultimate gift in the sacrifice of Himself – in death – to forgive our sins and secure eternal life for us. His unselfishness was in infinite proportions, for He gave the immeasurable sacrifice. He promises us more fulfillment than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). I pray that your faith and trust in His provision (1 Timothy 6:17) will release you to experience the joys of generosity that God wants you to experience.

Question: Can you share about a time when you chose to sacrificial generosity and experience God’s pleasure and blessings? Help others by sharing ways you have experienced this principle as a family.

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From Jim’s heart…Show Me the Money, and I’ll Show You Your Heart

Money has always been a major part of society, and that was true in Bible times. Here are a few examples of the kinds of money mentioned in the Bible:

Shekel: A shekel was a weight of gold, silver, or brass consolidated into a coin. Its use was widespread throughout the ancient Middle East. The term comes from the Hebrew word shaqal, meaning “to weigh.” Today, the currency of Israel is the shekel, but the Israeli new shekel is not to be confused with the kind used in Bible times.

Mina: The mina was the equivalent of 50 shekels. Jesus used minas in His parable of the ten minas, or the parable of the ten talents. A mina was the equivalent of about three months’ wages. (See Luke 19:11-27; Matthew 25:14-30.)

Denarius: The denarius was a day’s wages in the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus. Mary, the sister of Lazarus, poured a pound of perfume on Jesus’ feet that could have been sold for 300 denarii, or 11 months’ wages. (See John 12:1-8.)

Jesus said where your treasure is, there your heart will be too. He also said no one can serve both God and money. Money itself is not bad—it’s what we choose to do with money that can be bad. The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, which reminds us that God should be first in our lives. All wealth, possessions, and money belong to God, and we are simply stewards of it.

Here’s a good exercise for the end of the year: Look at your last bank statement. How have you been choosing to use your money? Are you choosing to give to your church, to God’s work, to those in need, to worthy causes? Make sure you are using God’s resources in the best ways. It will reveal where your heart is. (See Matthew 6:21,24; 1 Timothy 6:10.)

Question: When money becomes tight in your household, do you find yourself feeling more anxious or more dependent on God?

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Become a Generous Soul

Again and again Jesus tells us to give—to give to everyone (Luke 6:30); to give hoping for nothing in return (verse 35); to give in the generous way God, who is kind to the unthankful and evil, gives (verse 35); and to care for others by giving (verse 38). You and I can learn to give in this way, to overflow with care for all others.

My husband, Jim, is this wonderfully generous soul who gives everything away. He’s given away our cars, our groceries, our money, our savings, his suits, and our home to be used by others when we are away. I’m learning to be more generous, and one important lesson came when a couple from our home church showed me what it’s like to be on the receiving end of such generosity. While we were missionaries in Singapore, they came for a visit. As we shopped the streets and harbor of that world-port city, Billie bought two of everything—and then gave the second of each (batik clothes, Christmas ornaments, china) to me when she left! What a joy to me—and what a privilege that you and I can give that kind of joy to others by giving generously.  Here are a few ideas.

Determine to withhold nothing—Proverbs 3:27 exhorts us, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.” What are some of the good things “in the power of your hand”? Praise, encouragement, thanks, a greeting, kindness, good deeds, and a note of appreciation are a few of the good things we hold. And you and I choose whether or not we will share these blessings.

Become a generous soul—Don’t just give, but give liberally, cheerfully, bountifully, hilariously, extra, above and beyond (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)! “The generous soul will be made rich,” Proverbs 11:25 informs us. Becoming that “generous soul” can be a process, as I can attest.

Give of yourself —Your presence and sometimes a single touch are worth a thousand words—When it comes to reaching out, remember this principle of ministry: Your very presence is a source of comfort. You may not have the exact words to say or the perfect Scripture to share. But in many if not most situations, your touch can bring comfort far greater than words. We can give the smile, the greeting, the warm ques­tion, the touch, the hug, and the name (always use the person’s name!).

It’s been by God’s blessing, but over the decades I’ve grown in this grace of giving. I remember growing to the point of convic­tion over my lack of generosity that I made “Giving” a category on my daily prayer list. In other words, I embraced this Christ-like character quality and trait God calls us to. I began to regularly ask God, “Who can I give to today? Who, Lord, is in need? How can I bless others with what You have blessed me with?” Yes, financial giving was part of what I was acting on. But I’m not just referring to money. No, our giving reaches into every part of our soul and our possessions. You and I have groceries in the pantry, clothes or baby items someone else could use, books that can encourage and edify others. We just need hearts that are open and generous.

Now, can you imagine how shocked I was when Jim and I were interviewed together on a Valentine’s Day radio program where Jim was asked what he admired most about me… and he replied, “Elizabeth’s generous heart. She is a very giving person.” By God’s grace and transforming power, He had worked that miracle in my heart… and He can do the same in yours.

Question: Who can you give to today? Ask the Lord to show you who is in need?

 For more encouragement read, A Woman After God’s Own Heart.

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