Friday, November 22, 2013

Fabulous Friday's Question of the Day~ Are You Becoming Tough Or Tender?





Pastor Gary Williams  often said, "As we grow older~we tend to grow self absorbed." What is self-absorbed? Well it is just plain old being wrapped up in self~selfish.  Oh~I don't want to be like this!


Jesus served others. I want to be a servant. This old world has a way of making us tough instead of tender. Maybe it is time to do a reality check~ Am I becoming more tough around the edges rather than tender?   I think the true test would be to listen to the words that come out of our mouth today. 

  Jesus wants his disciples to be servants. When He was training his 12 disciples they were of some notion that being His followers would make them great.  Yet~ Jesus quickly set them straight. He makes it real clear ~they were to become servants. 

Mark 10:42-43 

 42But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
 43But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:


He was training them to serve others~



Mark 10:44


 44And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.


If Jesus Christ~ the Son of God~ taught his disciples not only by words but deed that we are to serve others~ what makes me think I am not to be a servant too?
What are you going to do today to be a servant to those that are in your path?

Vintage Monograms


This my prayer for today!


Make me a servant
Humble and meek
LORD let me lift up those who are weak
And may the prayer of my heart
Always be
Make me a servant
Make me a servant
Make me a servant...to-day.

Country Faith~ Book Review




Wow~ what a great quality book. The pictures are bright and glossy and just down right beautiful. This book is a collection of Country Singers who share their favorite verses and a short testimony how the verse has helped them in their personal lives. It includes the singers from today but also those from days gone by. It has been really neat to read each singer's testimony of faith. 

 The book says "Once A Day"  implying it is a devotional but I would call it more of a testimonial of each of the artist. 

The book is beautifully done. It has 56 reflections from singers and contains 112 pages. The book's goal is to inspire you to ponder on the question~ What is your favorite life's verse? At the end it shares the Gospel of Mark and reminds us of the most important thing in life~ the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It inspires you to spread the Good News which is what Once-A Day Country Faith is all about. 

I rate this book 5 stars. This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. 


Book Description

Pour yourself a fresh, cold glass of sweet tea and ease into your favorite chair with a copy of the Once-A-Day Country Faith. You’ll enjoy a front row seat to an intimate look at your favorite country stars as they discuss the personal significance of their favorite Bible passage. With contributions from 56 of today’s top country artists, the Once-A-Day Country Faith includes the Bible passage that tops each of their charts as well as the reasons why this part of scripture is so valuable to them. After reading Country Faith, you’ll be inspired to identify the Bible passage that’s most meaningful to you. You’ll also listen to your favorite country artists in a whole new way.

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