Showing posts from February, 2011

When God saves you - Psalm 56:13

February 20, 2011 Psalm 56:13 (GW) You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life. I make it a practice to ask the Lord to guide my steps each time I make hospital visits. My ministry of presence, listening and comforting patients is about letting believers and unbelievers know there is a powerful, compassionate God who is waiting to take their uncertain journey alongside them. Time and time again, he leads me to the right person, and many times it is a powerful visit for both the patient and me. Recently I entered a room with the intention of consoling a young woman who was weeping. As we discussed the various issues surrounding her life, it became apparent that she was a devoted, long-time believer, and that God had intervened and saved her life in the aftermath of a terrible accident. Just hearing how God had touched her life in such a personal way increased my own faith, My presence in her ro

Make every breath count - Ezekiel 18:4 (GW)

February 13, 2011 Ezekiel 18:4 (GW) The life of every person belongs to me. Fathers and their children belong to me… Since I asked the Lord to do a makeover of my life I can see life through spiritual eyes. I am by no means perfect, but I am not the person who wasted years being bitter because I thought I was better. Nor am I the person who was easily offended, and I am especially not the person who made relationships complicated. Life is too short. Over the last month someone younger than me passed away. My sister got terribly ill. This week my mother has been ill and I can see and feel her anxiety. My ministry for Christ happens to be in settings where I minister to very ill people. Illness and death live around my life all the time, they always have. I have a keen awareness of how short our earthly life is and I have made a pledge to myself to be on purpose each day that I am blessed with the breath of life. How is your spiritual life? Are you connected to the true source o