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The outer outfield….When you feel you do not make a difference, You do!

Baseball on fireHi, Laura Grace here! Yes Here I am writing this blog post this morning. I have a lot to do! I don’t have any fans screaming “Please Laura” write another blog! (Ha ha) but nevertheless, here I am, doing it!

Why? Because the Lord put on my heart, some out there feel “they do not” make a difference! Honestly, I am not a baseball fan, but I have played baseball. I was not too good at hitting, so when I was in school, at camp, or anywhere “sports” were played, I was always chosen last, to be on the team. They knew I was bad at it!

But I do remember someone telling me once, “even outer outfield” is important. If the ball comes your way, catch it, throw it, and get it back in the game!”

You take out the trash, pay the bills, go to work each day (8 hours, ten hours) get the oil changed in your car, go to the doctor, sweep the sidewalk, and the list goes on and on.

We have to remember (WE DO) Make a difference! Someone is watching, to see if we give up! Yes, it’s true many do not appreciate the sun “unless” It stops shining! Don’t let that sway you! If an outer outfielder can make a difference, so can you! There is always that possibility, one day, a life will be saved because of you, or a game may be won!

When we hear the passage “do not grow weary of doing good” For we will reap a harvest, (if we faint not) we need to remember, the harvest may be a soul, (just one soul, redeemed by Jesus) just one! Would you do it all, for just one person? I Hope so! Because Jesus would have done it for you! He wouldn’t say “Well no if only one gets saved, the deal is off Father!” (and not go to the cross?)

Don’t kid yourself! Jesus doesn’t think like we do sometimes! He isn’t selfish, he isn’t into notoriety. All He wants is ………..for us to listen to him. “Let the children come to me” he said, Let the “leper be cleansed” Let that “woman caught in adultery go free” ……..

He visited that tax collector, that nobody liked! #MYJESUS changing lives, through you, and through me! Isn’t it grand? YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! (you outer outfielder you!)

 

Laura Grace, Author Grace to Grow, Grace to Soar, Grace to the Rescue

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The Plumbline of Love, do you want to know what Love really is?

LOVE THAT BOATGod was speaking to my heart this morning, about the plumb line of Love. He impressed on my heart very strongly, that most do not know what Love truly is, according to Him.

Here are some things I’ve heard from Christians over the years. Love is Discipline. Love is Caring. Love is compassion, love is to be kind in the face of evil, love always endures, love never gives up, love does not hurt people, love always forgives, and the list goes on.

From non-Christians I’ve heard, Love does not judge, love isn’t mean, love respects people enough to mind their own business and not intrude, and the list goes on.

The Lord impressed on me, very strongly, that most Christians do not even know what Love is, according to God almighty. Oh Sure, we’ve read the words, in 2 Corinthians, but that does not mean we understand it. Its okay, because he understands we are developing, seeking, and growing, (we hope!)

So I will share with you what He has shared with me: “We know in part.” (What love is) but Here is what he also said to me, “The reason there are transgender bathroom laws, if because there are those who know these people feel unloved, and they want to fix it.”

WOW. Now, He did not tell me it was a great idea, He just said what He saidand I am not going to add to it. He Spoke truth to my heart.

Now, we have those who feel unloved because they don’t feel safe in these bathrooms anymore. Was this is a good solution?

I never would have heard God say this to me, had I not prepared the soil of my heart by allowing him to get rid of fear, judgment, and all those other things he showed me were not of him. I would not have been able to hear it.

So then, what is Love, according to God? I would say it’s a result of pondering what we would want done unto us (the Golden rule) and praying about each and every individual situation, treating people as unique, to the best of our ability, and not making blanket statements. Sounds like hard work, does it not? YES it is……..It really is……

Maybe we should roll our sleeves up, pray and Get down to asking the Lord to define, what a labor of love for him really is, to each of us as people. Can I get an Amen?

-Laura Grace, author Grace to Grow, Grace to Grow, the Study Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

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Transparent and in the light: June 22, 2015

Transparent and walking in the light: Day 4. The cool thing about Testimonies is that what we have experience with God for real becomes the very rock and foundation we stand on. Storms cannot take someone off the rock.

I find I cannot stand on hearsay. I cannot stand on what others say is true. When God says something is true and proves it to me -it becomes (one brick at a time) a house built upon the rock.

I can learn a lot just by listening to people and I can tell if their belief systems is based on real live experiences or hear-say.

Many things the world says turns out to be hear-say later on. Ultimately God said through his servant James to love the world is to be Adulterous. This is why Jesus was so adamant about saying what defiles comes from within (book of Mark, chapter 7). When he refused to condemn people Jesus was not saying there is not sin he was trying to teach us not to judge by outward appearance.

If we freak out over every sin we “see’ With our eyes we don’t learn to see with our hearts. God wants to open the eyes of our hearts and see what he sees. This is one if the many many things he has taught me. If I share what God teaches me with others that means I love you otherwise I would not share the very treasures of my heart with you. With Love and prayers,

Laura Grace

Author of Grace to the Rescue

and Grace to Grow.