Christianity, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale

🎶 Across these fields I take my pleasure
Force of your will, no matter what may come
Through the mist I found the treasure
Worth my life: kingdom soon to come🎶

The Father has spoken to me today. I feel its time to spend less time on my weekly blog here behind this computer on Facebook and hit the streets and take the Gospel “Across these Fields” of America. The homeless have been on my heart for a long while. I’m going to start serving Yeshua/Jesus somewhere everyday. Taking the Gospel to the streets, local homeless shelters, jails etc. It says in the Gospel that when the disciples came to Yeshua/Jesus they said unto Him “everyone is looking for you,” then He answered, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby so I can preach the Gospel there also.” His last command to the twelve disciples was to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. Behold I will be with you even to the ends of the earth.” During His ministry on earth, Yeshua/Jesus went everywhere He could go because He knew that the Gospel had to be preached to all the world before the end would come. You need to have the same heart and to allow the Spirit to move within you to do the will of God. I will be volunteering at JPUSA (http://jpusa.org/) (http://www.ccolife.org/)
in Chicago. I feel YeHoVaH/God is calling me there. He is on the move in my life more than He has been in awhile and when He calls you have to move as well. Don’t be bound in what is comfortable. Be prepared to move forward. Don’t fear, for He is with you wherever you go. Facebook friends, move away from your comfort zone today and move towards growing deeper in your faith. Open yourself to the mission that the Holy Spirit has for you. May YeHoVaH/God inspire you to help today. Amen?

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Personal Journey

Pressing On.

Verse of the Day †
 
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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Brothers & Sisters, let us press on in witnessing to the lost and encouraging one another. It’s time to go Home, Jesus will be here any moment. So much is going on, pray for the lost, America, the whole word. The strength and motivation of the Brethren. Psalm 91. This world is so full of hurting people. No matter how discouraged you may be feeling right now, someone out there needs to hear the Gospel. You have your own unique gifts from The Lord. Seek Him for what you can do as time is running out. For example, one amazing thing for us all would be intercessory prayer. Spending time with The Lord. Strongholds need to be broken, deliverance is needed and eyes to be opened. The Church is asleep, Beloved. If not you, then who? God bless! ♥
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It’s Time to Tell Someone

T. Suzanne Eller By SUZIE ELLER

“I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NLT)

They showed up at my door when I was 14.

Because they went to my school, my mom let them in. They stumbled into my room, standing awkwardly with their youth pastor behind them. One invited me to come to church. Another teen shuffled from foot to foot and asked if she could tell me about Jesus.

I didn’t want to hear it. I was angry at God, if there even was one.

I didn’t grow up in church, so I didn’t know a lot about the Bible. All I knew is that life was hard, and I didn’t want anyone to fix me.

Thank you very much, now here’s the door.

I can only imagine the scene afterwards. A bunch of teenagers clustered on the sidewalk outside our home on Latimer Street, wondering what in the world just happened.

I’m sorry. I really am.

Wherever you are, I want to thank you for trying. I don’t know why you picked me, but I love the fact that you wanted to tell me about Jesus.

That day you didn’t find fertile soil, but a small seed was planted. Jesus eventually rooted His love in my heart and changed not only me, but also generations after me. I wish you knew that the angry girl in the bedroom became a woman of faith who loves nothing more than telling others about Jesus.

In today’s passage, Paul and Apollos had faithfully planted seeds of teaching in a new church body. We see the newness of the church as members debate about who is the most important, Paul or Apollos.

Paul diverted the attention away from himself to remind them of a simple truth: Telling others about Jesus is not about one person or another. It’s not about recognition. It’s not even about success or failure.

It’s about faithfully planting seeds, watering them and allowing God to grow them.

If someone were to look at those teens standing in my room, they might think that their words had little effect. One day in Heaven I plan to thank them. For every person, including them, who bravely shared the truth with me planted a seed of faith in my heart.

Like Apollos and Paul, one planted. Another watered.

And then, at just the right time, a seed sprouted and broke the crusty soil of my angry heart.

Why am I telling you this?

Maybe you’ve sensed for a long time that you’re to talk to someone about Jesus. You’ve hesitated because you don’t know how or you don’t want to fail. Perhaps you even experienced someone like I once was, and it made you think twice about trying again.

But I want you to know something.

When you move beyond your fears to tell someone that Jesus loves them, it may be exactly what they need to hear that day even if they don’t know it yet.

I want a front seat one day in Heaven when those teens discover that their bravery wasn’t in vain. I want to hug their necks and thank them. In fact, there will be a lot of seed sowers I want to thank, because all of them together made a difference.

They sowed. Some watered. God grew me.

If God is leading you to tell someone about Jesus, don’t miss that moment. There might be someone in your path — a woman, a girl, a friend, a loved one — who doesn’t know Jesus loves them and His love changes you forever.

Lord, thank You for allowing me to plant a seed, or water a seed or perhaps to even watch a seed come to fruition in the life of another. Lead me. Guide me. Show me what to say and when to say it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
John 17:20, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” (NLT)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Is God calling you to plant seeds of faith with your words? Join us this summer when Proverbs 31 Ministries hosts She Speaks, our annual conference for writers and speakers, July 23-25, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. It’s a unique combination of spiritual inspiration and practical application, and we’ll save a seat for you!

What if the next big step God wants you to take is actually small? Wherever God has called you, you can take the first step. Registration for the P31 Online Bible Study of What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst is open, and the study kicks off next Monday, April 13.

Join Suzie Eller on her blog today to share your story and for a giveaway.

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Sharing about Jesus doesn’t have to be formal or scripted. Just share your story.

Consider the following as conversation starters:

  • Tell about the day you became a believer.
  • Tell how that changed you.
  • Share ways you have found strength or joy in your relationship with Christ (perhaps even in a similar struggle).
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