I arrive with plenty of time: 40 minutes before the crowds. I flex my fingers and make my way through the masses of flowers and potted plants all herded in the front of the room. Little cards flag out from the plants calling for recognition and offering thoughts and comments. Admiring the casket, I walk by, checking to see how Ethyl looked lying there in state, so to speak.
Not bad. She's got a fresh perm and it looks like her silver locks have been freshened with the best of dyes.
Wow my first blog... hopefully I won't mess it up!
My tale begins at the very beginning of this year. I called myself a Christian, I went to church most Sundays, to a church youth service in the evening and a Bible study on a Wednesday. I even wore a wrist band saying F.R.O.G on it, standing for Fully Rely On God. On the surface that looks good and to most people I would have appeared a good Christian. But in God's eyes, I was barely a Christian, if that. I was the dreaded "Lukewarm
1 Corinthians 3:9 I am god's fellow-worker, I am God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 6:19 My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me.
1 Corinthians 6:20 I have been bought with a price.
1 Corinthians 15:53 I will put on immortality.
2 Corinthians 1:4 I am comforted by God.
What a friend we have in Jesus!!!!
Updated Aug 31st 2008 at 12:57 AM by livingwaters
Brief testimony. I gave my life to Christ in the spring of 1963. I was 19 at the time. Now you can figure out my age. After that event, my life changed. Two years later I was in Bible College. After school I began became a pastor of a church but eventually ended up in business for about 20 plus years and serving as a BI-vocational pastor on the side.
I believe that was God's will for me and my family.
During that time I developed my relationship with the Lord and raised our kids.
Romans 14:8 Whether I live or die, I am the Lord's.
Romans 15:14 I am full of goodness and filled with knowledge.
1 Corinthians 1:2 I am a sanctified saint in Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:4 I have been given the grace of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:9 I am called into fellowship with Jesus Christ my Lord.
Thank you Lord Jesus!!!!
Updated Aug 31st 2008 at 12:58 AM by livingwaters