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In my studies of the Gospels I have been drawn to the role that John the Baptist played in the story of Jesus. John really had one job. John was called to reveal Jesus and to prepare the way of our Lord, Jesus.

I believe that as Christians today, we have that same role as John. We are to reveal Jesus to a broken world and to prepare the way of the second coming of Jesus. The questions I have to ask myself is this:

How am I revealing Jesus to the world? How am I preparing the hearts of people so that they are ready when Jesus comes back?

In some ways (the less interactive ways) I am doing fine. I write a Bible based blog that encourages others in their walk with God. My main goal with my blog is to point others to Jesus.

In other ways I have failed miserably. I am not comfortable bringing up Jesus in conversation. I pray that my life speaks for itself, but bringing up Jesus with others is not an easy thing for me. I am trying to do better though.

To that end, I am moving forward to establishing an in person single mom ministry. I debated on keeping it online, because of my own social awkwardness, but God spoke to my heart and made me realize that in order for relationships to be built, the ministry must be in person. I am preparing to share my vision with my church’s education team in April and I am both excited and nervous. I have met with a couple of ministry leaders already, sharing my vision and my testimony. Little by little God pushes me out of my comfort zone and prepares me to share my vision on a larger platform. I see the vision evolve as it takes shape in my own heart. I am grateful that I will be able to prepare the hearts of single mom families for the return of Jesus. I am grateful for the opportunity to reveal Jesus to a broken world.

My questions to you:

How are you revealing Jesus to the world? How are you preparing the hearts of the people for the second coming of Jesus?

As Christians, we are called to prepare a broken world for the return of Jesus. This is the ONE JOB for EVERY Christian. We need to be aware of how we can do that in our own lives. I am challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and reveal Jesus to those around you. God does not wish for any to perish (2 Peter 3:9). That is why he calls us to partner with Him to share the Good News of Jesus to those in our own little corner of the world. So, GO! And share what God has done in your life!

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I was blessed with the opportunity to write a guest post for faithcoffeeandakid.com. Chere Williams is the founder of a single mom ministry that hosts conferences, workshops, and podcasts. I was so excited to be able to minister to her single moms through the written word!

I was participating in a single parent retreat weekend in June of 2006 when God ignited a passion in me to serve the single mom. That is where it began and now, here I am 15 years later starting a single mom ministry in my church. FINALLY! It’s finally coming together. I will be working full-time serving single moms and it only took me 15 years! I know! I hear you asking, “what took you so long?” To read the rest of the article click HERE.

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Commandment #6: You shall NOT murder!

Matthew 5:21-22

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

According to Biblestudytools.com Raca is a term of reproach meaning “worthless” while fool in this passage means a downright wicked person.

Pastor John picked a perfect time to remind us that murder is not just a physical act, but can be an act we commit in our hearts. I am weary of the hate and anger that is dividing this country right now. Even Christians are being divided by political ties and bashing each other for belonging to the “wrong” party. We call each other names because we don’t agree and even wish death upon those who don’t think as we do. Yes, even Christians are acting this way and it breaks my heart.

As Christians our only concern is to follow the will of God and God’s Word. If we seek God’s will on all of the issues then we will know who to vote for. God’s will is not going to be one way for some and another way for someone else. The Bible does not change. If we as members of the Church of America follow Jesus and do what is right by Him then we shouldn’t be divided. This division and hate is caused by Satan and we are falling into his trap. We used to be a nation based on God’s will and Godly values, but we allowed Satan to gain a foothold and now we think that it is okay to follow the ways of the world.

WAKE UP CHURCH OF AMERICA!

We are murdering each other with our name calling, disrespect, and judgmental attitudes. Any time we bash someone or judge someone because they belong to a different political party, we commit murder. Any time we look down on someone because they live in poverty or are homeless, we commit murder.

I have allowed this election to stir up my anxieties and fear. I have allowed the hate to cause me to live in fear about the future of this country. The hate that is coming from every corner (Christians can be the worst offenders!) is exhausting and I tend to internalize it all.

I allowed my focus to be taken off of my King Jesus. I allowed Satan to cause me to live in fear of the future. It doesn’t matter who wins this election, God has been and always will be in control. HIS will is all that matters. I have to keep my focus on God and not on the things and circumstances of this world.

Instead of murder in our hearts, can’t we live with love and compassion in our hearts. As Christians, can’t we drop our grudges and allow love to bridge this great divide that is causing the Church of America to implode.

I am tired. I am tired of it all and I pray that we can survive this. Will we ever learn? Maybe. I don’t know.

There is always hope in Jesus!

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