Monday, August 2, 2010
Well, here it is August and the weather here in Texas is as hot as ever. Actually it is hotter than I remember it being in a long time! The wonderful thing about this month is that we are having Homecoming and Revival at my church! That is the New Hope Baptist Church in Grapeland, Texas. August 8th is Homecoming and Brother Josh Mills will be bringing the word. There will be fellowship, fun, food and praise to the Lord of Lords. Hopefully we will have a lot of our older members and some new members coming to worship with us. We are also having our Revival week the 16th through the 19th and Brother Lamar Denby will be coming to preach the word. He is an awesome preacher and is truly filled with the Holy Spirit! I am looking forward to hearing him again. The Holy Spirit flows through the building and the prayer and praise raises the rafters! Awesome special music and awesome fellowship. The wonderful thing about being a Holy Ghost filled believer is getting together with other believers and feeling the renewal of the Spirit fill your heart and just blow you away! There is such joy at knowing Jesus and knowing that you will be with all of the saints and family believers that have gone on before when the time comes for you to shake off this mortal coil and then to be able to worship at the feet of the Savior! To know that by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior the old person, the old sins are washed away and you are made brand new! Washed clean by the blood of Jesus, praise God! AND there by able to take your place in heaven because your name is written in the Book of Life. That is one of the hardest, yet the easiest choices a person can make, to accept Jesus. You can believe in God, sit in a pew every Sunday, do good deeds and be a good person; but that will not mean you are "Saved"! That will not mean you will gain a place in heaven. You will not be numbered among the Saints UNLESS you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, and confess Him to be the ONLY SON of the LIVING GOD! All a person needs to do is pray this simple prayer: Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am in need of your Saving Grace. Lord wash me clean, fill me with the Holy Spirit and come into my heart. I thank you Lord for sending your Son Jesus to die on the cross for me and that by His stripes I am healed and washed clean and made brand new. Then you must study His word. Pray often for those around you. The amazing thing is that as soon as the Lord fills you with the Holy Spirit the Word of God, the Bible will come alive for you. Each time you read a passage your understanding will increase, and the more you will realize that God is your ever present help and comforter! I praise God for all He has done for me and all He will continue to do.