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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace

The thing I love most about Salvation is that deep settled peace. I remember
back before I was saved.
I had no peace anywhere in my life.I worried about everything.
I worried that I was gonna
die in a car wreck, I worried that my husband was gonna leave me,
I worried that I wouldnt go to heaven when I died. No peace at all.
Today My husband is without work, I have five
children, We have no income at all. But I can say that as of right now,
my bills are paid, i have food on my table, a warm house to live in and
I have peace in my heart that
MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL MY NEED!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you imagine being in that situation without the Lord.
NEVER in a millon years woud i ever want to live a day
without that peace that the Lord has given me.
I do not worry about death,
I do not worry where my food is coming from,
I do occasionally worry about our bills,
but deep in my heart there is still a peace that God is in
control and he will take care of everything in my life.
Philippians 4:7
And the PEACE of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. KJV
PEACE that passeth all understanding. I do not understand it,
but I sure do enjoy it!!!!!!!!!Thank you Lord.

What shall I give Him? I give Him my heart.

This time of the year is so filled with the hustle of shopping,
visiting family, making cookies, I could go on and on.
We as Christians sometimes get so caught up in the
festivities that we forget to really stop and take in the
meaning of what this celebration is all about. My heart
was recently challenged when I was sent this paper
written by a young lady of the age of 17. I believe
that she found the true meaning to the Christmas holiday.
Will you take the time to read this and examine your own heart today?
What will you give your Saviour for Christmas?


Written by: Miranda Anderson

"Happy Birthday, My Strength and My Redeemer"


Dear Lord,
Hello there Lord. Mrs.Burke has asked us to
write a paper on what we wanted to give to You
for Your birthday. Which here on earth we celebrate
on December the 25th. But I am sure You already
knew that. Now whether or not that is your real
birthday is beyond me. I guess I will have to find
that one out when I get to Heaven.
But to be honest with You Lord when Mrs.Burke
asked us what we wanted to give You my mind
went totally blank. Then I started to think. "What could
I possibly have that would be good enough for the
God who gave His life for me?" I thought "Lord I have
already given You my life. what else could I possibly
give?" Then I started to panic because I thought that
I was going to have absolutely nothing to give to You.
But then it clicked and then I thought "Oh silly me!
There is still so much more that I can give to my God."
Then Lord when I began to think of how much
I have in my life that I have not fully surrendered to You.
My heart began to break because I realized that I was not
doing everything that I possibly could in my power to
serve You and to live a better life for You, so Lord here are
the things that I am going to fully surrender to You
and give to You on Your birthday.
The first thing that I want to give to You is my mind.
You said in Your word in Philippians 4:8 "Finally,brethren,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any
virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things.
" Lord I have not been thinking on these things.
I am constantly letting my mind wander and think
on things that people have done or said to me, and then
I end up jumping to conclusions and I end up in trouble
or hurt, and I am sick of it Lord. I just want my mind to
be concentrated on You God, so that I can have a better
relationship with You, so as of today Lord I give You my
mind. Please control it Lord because I cannot.
The second thing that I want to give You Lord is my mouth.
Psalm 141:3 "Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth:
keep the door of my lips." Lord please help me to watch
what comes out of my mouth. A lot of the time things that
I say don't bring honour and glory to Your name. God I
want everything that comes out of my mouth to please You.
Help me Lord to attain this goal. I give it to You.
The third thing that I want to give You is becoming a better
soul winner. God in Your word it tells of You being a soul winner.
You were so bold and confident when You led the Samaritan
woman to You in the book of John, it was just amazing!
Lord I want to do for more people what You did for that
Samaritan woman. When I speak to people about You I
want their eyes to be opened by the truths that I speak
to them about. Lord I give You my word on being a better
soul winner for You. But Lord please help me not to be
scared when I talk to people and help me to be more bold
and confident when I speak. Help me to be more like
You in this area of my life.
Now the fourth and final thing that I want to give You is my time.
Ephesians 5:16 "Redeeming the time because the days are evil.
" Lord please help me to redeem my time with You. Lord I know
that I have been asking for Your help in a lot of these gifts
that I am giving You. But I want them to be permanent.
I don't want to take these gifts away from You Lord.
I want them to be yours forever, so Lord help me to
spend more and more time with You each day,
because You deserve my time, You deserve so much more
than what I could ever be for You. But I know that You love
me God regardless of what I am because if You didn't love
me You wouldn't have given Your life for me.
Lord for Your birthday I give You my mind, speech,
soul winning heart, and my time. I hope that these gifts
bring You much joy my Lord. I wish that I could give You so much more.
But You are a God of grace and I am sure that You will forgive me for
falling short so many times. Happy Birthday Jesus! I love You so much.
Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

Your Daughter,
Miranda Renae Anderson

May God Bless your holidays and may you decide
to give him your mind, speech, soulwinning heart
and your time. Can you imagine what we could do
for Christ this coming year if we all decided to have
this kinda of heart for our Saviour.

" I give you all that is mine in 2009"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED

Philippians 4:19
But MY GOD SHAll supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Titus 1:2
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

I just want to brag upon My Lord,God is so good to me.Some of you know the trial we are going through right now, sometimes it gets overwhelming, when you get to the spot where you think you can handle it no more, the Lord steps up and confirms he is still there and is still going to take care of you.Between yesterday and today, We have had 2 truckloads and 3 trailor loads of wood brought out to our house. You are probably wondering why is it such a blessing to have wood delivered, well, it is this, Mike is not working and we have no income.
He cannot work, He tried to work for two days at a sawmill and he has again hurt his back.The Lord had 3 different families bring us wood so that we can heat our house.
It is one thing to say we believe God's word, but when you are put in a trial and you are put in a situation where you can do not one thing to supply for yourself and you have nothing else except God's promises, I tend to be like Peter * When he walked on the water and his faith wavered* I thank God that he is right there to reach out his hand and lift you up and put you back in the boat.I am humbled at a Saviour that loves me enough to pick me up, dust me off and give me a big hug and reassure me that He is the one in control of my life. NOT ME!
I serve an awesome God!!!!!

What Will Bring Success in My Walk with the Lord?

December 06
What Will Bring Success in My Walk With the Lord?
What Will Bring Success in My Walk With the Lord? As I began to think about what I was to write to young Christians, I started to reflect back to when I was a young Christian. I started to analyze what is it that keeps us faithful to the Lord? So many times people start coming to church and they get involved and before long they have fallen by the wayside. What keeps some successful and some not? As I pondered, I realized that early on, I was continually told the importance of Bible reading. Too many times we turn over a new leaf, we get all excited and jump right in and before long we fizzle out. Why? We put too much stock in our own abilities to stay faithful to the Lord. If we want to be successful in our Christian walk we must realize even our mere faithfulness comes from the Lord and His strength. How do we receive His strength? We draw strength from God’s word. We must realize that we are clean through God’s Word as it says in John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. We as a sinful people do not like to go to God’s word, In Hebrews God’s word tell us it discerns our thoughts, it shows us who we really are. Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Isa.55: 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. We think differently than God does. In Romans God’s word tells us to renew our minds. Romans 12: 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. As we read and study, God begins to change our thinking to his thinking. The Bible (King James Version only) is alive. God speaks to us through his word. As a mother desires her child to learn and understand HER words of training, He also desires us to understand HIS words of training and to learn to walk in obedience to HIS word. He even makes prevision in His word for us to trust, if we don’t understand he tells us in James 1: 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. The more you read, the more you will renew your mind to His mind. Then you will begin to have good success. Joshua 1: 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. It is too easy to skim over God’s word, because we think we know it or we have heard it before. If you just chose to skim over God’s word, go back and really read HIS words, my words may help point you in the right direction, BUT God’s words will change your life. We have a hidden treasure at our fingertips.
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More Changes.

November 13
More changes that have come into my life.

Back in August, My husband had to make a decision and it was one of the hardest things I have ever seen him do. As he loves our former Pastor so much, and did not want to hurt him.He resigned from being the Associate Pastor in Kansas.For the next couple of months, we spent much time in prayer seeking God's face on what he wanted us to do.We went back to Ohio and spent the month of September with my parents, We would walk everyday on the bike trail and pray and seek God. We would walk about 5+ miles per day, we would walk out and pray to ourselves and then walk back and talk to one another about life. It was such a refreshing time for both of us, Not only spiritually, but physically.We went back to Kansas and visited our boys at college in Ok.City.
We were in turmoil to where the Lord wanted us, Doors seem to be opening in Ohio, but we had no peace.Let me go back for a minute. While we were in Ohio, Mike mentioned that he would love to get back to his Rock to spend sometime in prayer, * back in 2004 before we went to Kansas, Mike spent days with a friend in Pineville Kentucky on Pine mountain, praying for direction for our lives. He felt the need to get back to his special place*We took a couple of days and went to Pineville and prayed up on the mountain.While we were in Kentucky we visited Mikes uncles chuch. We fell in love with the church (we have known the Pastor and family for years)Like I said earlier, doors were opening in Ohio, but we had no peace.So back to Kansas.......As we were packing Mike spent hours praying about OHIO or KENTUCKY, We were leaning more towards KY and we called the Pastors wife and told her to start looking for a house, that was on Sat. On Tuesday morning the 7th Mike said lets go rent a moving truck.(no house, not a for sure destination) By faith we rented it to go to Kentucky.
Within a couple hours of having rented the truck the Pastors wife called and said I found you a house.She sent me pics and we fell in love, That night I talked to the landlord, They were a little (a lot) hesitant to rent to us,,,,,,,since my husband did not have a job. But she said, If you are moving here by faith, we will rent to you by faith. (wonderful Christian landlord) The following Tues. Oct 15 we had the moving truck and left Kansas Oct 16th.We drove for 17 hours and finally arrived at about 3 a.m. The house is more than I could have ever imagined. I stand amazed at what the Lord has given us.
My husband still has no job.He did try to start a job, but He was unable to do the work, It was hard labor at a sawmill. ( with having had 5 back surgeries, need i say more?)Please pray for us as he is seeking what the Lord has for us. We just want what the Lord wants for our lives. We are currently helping in the church here in East Bernstadt. They were praying for 5 new families to come to help here in the ministry. We were the first family.ANY OTHERS?
I am so thankful that I have a Lord that I can trust and that I can lean on when there is no other place to go.
Trust me, there were some hard times in there where my faith wavered and I am so thankful that the Lord doesn't hold back his blessings when we waver. In spite of my failures, he still blesses and blesses.
My two oldest boys are still in Oklahoma City in college (Heartland Bible Baptist College) and they are loving it there, we are praying for a way to get them home for Christmas. Corey just got a position with a singing group there at the college and will be traveling as their soundman. This was a blessing, because He received a full ride scholarship while traveling with the group.Zac is the clown of the dorm, but he is a freshman so I am hoping that he will grow out of that as an upper classman next year.
I am currently homeschooling my 3 youngest children with the Abeka DVDs and we are really enjoying the program.Sarah is a sophmore this year, Seth is in the 8th grade and Jordan is a 6th grader.
I am as happy and content as can be.God is so good to me.Life is good.

Have you ever really pondered Romans 1: 20

September 10
Have you really ever pondered Romans 1: 20
Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
My husband and I have been walking a bike trial every day, We usually walk about 3-4 miles. As we walk out we spend time praying and meditating on God. Then we talk to each other all the way back. Oh, it has been sweet fellowship, with the Lord and with my husband.
Today as we were walking, I took my camera with me and took some pictures of the path we walk on. As we have walked, different scriptures have come to our minds about the scenery we are surrounded by. For instance, The path........Proverb 3: 5 and 6 came to mind about acknowledging the Lord and he shall direct your paths, Also The river..... Psalms 1:2 and 3 [2] But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.[3] And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
As I was sitting here downloading the pictures, I began to think about the scripture in Romans 1: 20, I have often wondered what the Lord meant when he said that the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen........As we study the word of God and we see what he says in his word, we walk through life, things we see in this world will remind us about a verse we have learned. He has given us his word to learn about him. The more we read his word, The more we study his word, The more he will become manifested to us in his creation. People are without excuse because he gave us his word. The interesting part about that verse is that it says the invisible things of him.........How many times do people walk that path that i have been walking everyday and never think about the Lord because they don't know that scripture in Proverbs and how many times do people look down that river and see those trees and never think about the promise God has given us, because they don't know God's word. I thank God that I cannot walk that path without knowing God promises me that if I will acknowledge him,,,,,,,HE SHALL DIRECT MY PATH.
I am overwhelmed at how Real God is......If we will just search for him.
His word testifys of him
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
I praise the Lord for his goodness to me.
Psalms 14 : 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Are we really seeking God in our lives?

I am forever His,
Rebecca

Life and the changes that come.

September 08
Life and the changes that come
As I sit here and ponder the changes that have come into my life. I have to Praise the LORD for his goodness and his direction.
One thing for sure is that God never changes. Our lives may change, our families may change, our house may change but with perfect peace
in my heart God never changes. His promises are sure.
My life recently has taken on several changes, My two oldest boys have left for college, I am now left with 3 at home that my mind reflects upon
the still awesome responsiblity I have to train them. Time passes so quickly, I was just speaking to a young mother the other day and I felt a huge
responsibility to press the issue to take full advantage of every opportunity you have to train your children. As I look back and recall everytime
I heard an older mother say........."Time passes so quickly, train them while they are young, they will be gone before you know it." Continually thinking
I have time. My time is gone for two out of the five.
The other change:
We are moving to another state. Once again moving across the country, unsure of what the Lord is going to teach me. I am so willing and actually
very excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as a family. Our ministry in Kansas over the last four years have most certainly taught me many
things. One that sticks out very clearly in my mind is that the longer I am in the ministry the more I realize I don't have all the answers, but I do
know one that does.
Oh! How my heart realizes that I am just a sinner saved by His grace and that All we really need is to be pointing to
our Blessed Saviour. The Lord Jesus is who changes lives, not me, not my knowledge, not my personality, But Jesus Christ my Saviour can
help anyone that will wholly follow the Lord.
I can say with all my heart, I am loving what the Lord is doing in our lives right now, there are other changes but God knows what he is doing and
I am excited to be serving the Lord.
Change is a good thing, If you think about it, God really wants us to be constantly changing, Searching the scriptures to see if our life lines up
with His word and if it doesn't he wants us to repent and allow him to change us.
God is good all the time.

I am forever HIS,
Becky

Just some writings, Hope you enjoy.

March 24
Resurrection Sunday.....Just one more soul. Praise the Lord.
God is so good to me. Easter Sunday was a wonderful day. We had so many visitors. The services were great, then the invitation came, I was praying that souls would be saved. I wanted to see someone walk the isle. Pastor Burke was not quick to get the services over, He knew we had activities planned for the children, but He also knew the Lord was working. So he patiently let the Lord work. Finally, a young lady walked the isle. He looked at me and motioned for me to come forward. I always get so excited to work with people that walk the isle, but I also get a great dread that comes over me. (I am not sure that dread is the correct word,) but it is a great responsibility to handle God's word. I know I will stand before my Saviour one day and answer for what I say. Tanya was this young ladies name, When i say young lady, she was 27, You know you are aging when you think of 27 as young. Tanya was broken. My heart went out to her. I asked why did you come forward? She said I have no peace. She has just lost her mom this past January. She was her best friend. She wanted peace, she was trusting in her baptism as a twelve year old child. I was able to open the Bible and show her how to know for sure she could be saved. (not through baptism) But through the Blood of Christ. She understood that she could not obtain salvation through her own righteousness, and gladly called out to the Lord with a broken heart and asked the Lord to save her. It is always my priviledge to lead someone to the Lord and I get a jolt of joy. But I always worry about a false profession. I don't ever want to give someone a false hope. But that is not my job to save them, it is my job to lead them to the Saviour, It is their job to except him in their own heart.I thank God for the opportunity to tell others about Him. He is Wonderful, He is a mighty God. It is an awesome thing to be a servant to Jesus Christ.I think of that song: If just one more soul, could walk down the isle, it would be worth every struggle it would be worth every mile. A lifetime of labor, is still worth it all , if it rescues just one more soul.
That is what it is all about......One more soul.Hope your Easter was as enjoyable as mine.TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE.

What is your testimony? Please copy and paste the questions into your comments.

What is your testimony, Lets just Praise the Lord.
I love to hear how people came to know the Lord. Share with us, You know that Paul shared his salvation experience with others. Someone may read what happened in your life and your testimony may be instrumental in bringing them to Christ.

1. How did the Lord bring you unto himself?
My testimony is below.

2. Who is the person that has made the biggest influence in your life spiritually?
A lady named Carolyn Wheeler led me to the Lord, A lady named Kathy Armentrout took me under her wing and really spent time with me and taught me how to live for the Lord. A couple named Steve and Connie Schwartz discipled me every week for a long time answered so of my many redundant questions. I thank God for these people that took time with me. They really had a desire to see me grow.

3. What is your lifes verse?
Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
You know the Lord loves us so much. Let's brag upon the name of our Lord.


--- I am forever His, Rebecca

This is how you must be born again.

March 21
Our Risen Saviour!!!!!!!!!!!
This weekend so many people are thinking about Easter. New clothes, New shoes, Easter Baskets. To me, It is so expensive and we really have never done anything for our children when it comes to Easter baskets and such.....but My parents are a different story...My mom and dad love to make big things out of Holidays, I am thankful they have always done that for my children, they will have fond memories of their childhoods of the things that Grandma and Grandpa have made special for them. One Easter i remember really well, All of my children were really small, Jordan was about two, My parents always came and put plastic eggs on the front lawn the night before Easter. We got up and opened the front blinds and put Jordan at the front window and she looked out and her eyes got huge.....She said BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!
That is such a sweet memory, Thank you mom and dad for making that possible. These are wonderful memories and I am so thankful for them. I am thankful that they brought me up in a Christian Home.

The thing I want to teach my children like my parents taught me is to remember that we have a Risen Saviour, He is ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
We don't have to serve a god that has ears that cannot hear, a god with a mouth that cannot speak and a god with hands that cannot comfort.
We serve A God that will speak to us if we will listen to Him, A God that will hear if we will speak to Him, and a God that will comfort us if we will let Him. I am thankful that the World celebrates Easter and recognizes it as a time that Jesus arose from the dead, But us as Christians really need to be more about the Saviour than the Savour. (of the candy)
Let's take time to stop this weekend and be Thankful that God sent his only Begotten Son that we might have eternal life.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, May God bless you and draw you to Himself. I want to lift the name of Jesus so that all men are drawn to him.

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
He is a Wonderful Saviour.

If you don't know for sure if you are going to spend eternity in Heaven, This is the Gospel. This is how you can know how to be saved.
God cannot Lie
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.You must have Faith.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
You must repent of your sins. Repentance is a change of heart about your sin and a desire to be different. Realizing your sin is offensive to God.
Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

You must believe the Gospel
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

When we were in Ark City Kansas

March 19 2007
What we are doing now for the Lord.
We are currently in Arkansas City Kansas. My husband is the Associate Pastor of Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church, We both work in the Christian School.I currently teach 3rd and 4th grade, My husband teaches High School and is the Principle of the School.God has been good to me. I spent so many years worrying about my children whether they would serve God. Worrying about what I have done wrong, what I will do wrong. I wasted so much time looking back and looking forward. Not looking at where they were right then. One day it dawned on me, I better live each day like it is my last day to teach them what I can about my blessed Saviour. I began praying that God would put it within the hearts of my children to serve him....Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it. It has to be the Lord that puts that desire in their heart.My oldest son just recently left for college, What a blessing it is to see your children walk in truth. He is in Heartland Bible Baptist College, He is studing to be a youth Pastor. I am here to tell you, I Praise the Lord for his goodness. God is so faithful. Corey is serving the Lord today because God saved him and put the desire in his heart to serve Him. I don't ever want to take any Glory away from my blessed Saviour. Each one of my children are currently saved and serving the Lord, I thank God for that. They each seem to have a walk of their own with the Lord. I see God working in each of theirs lives.....I am saying all of this to say this one thing. We have to do our best to serve God,,,,but you cannot make your children serve the Lord. You have to teach them to let the Lord be their Lord. We struggle and push and pull trying to shove it into them. You cannot make them have a pure heart. Only God can do that. When you come to that spot and realize that, You can rest in the Lord. Because his promises are true and he cannot lie....
More of my testimony, This was when we lived in Goodland, Kansas
My name is Rebecca Estep. I am 40 years old. My birthday is August 1, 1966 My husbands name is Michael Estep We live in Goodland, Kansas I have been married to a wonderful man for almost 22 years. May 25th 1985 I have five wonderful children: Corey 18 Zachary 16 Sarah 14 11 Jordan 9 My husband is the Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, We have only been in the ministry since Dec, 2004. My husband and I were born and raised North of Cincinnati, Ohio. We moved to Kansas, Dec 2004 My husband was an Associate Pastor for 7 months in Arkansas City Ks. and then Goodland BBC needed a Pastor, We have been here since. Here at our church we have an ACE school, I am the Elementary Teacher, I love my children. I love watching the transformation children make during their learning years. I have been teaching since 2001. If you would have told me before I was a child of God that one day I would be (First) A pastors wife, (secondly) A school teacher.......Never in a million years would I have ever believed. It is amazing what the Lord can do with a old hunk of clay...... My lifes Verse is Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. I pray this will give you alittle insight to who I am.
God Bless,
--- I am forever His, Rebecca

My Testimony of Salvation through Jesus Christ.

The most memerable event that has taken place in my life happened on May 7th 1992. I struggled with my salvation for so long. Raised in a christian home, I rebelled. Once we began attending church, I really saw for the first time in my life, ladies that genuinely had a real walk with the Lord. 'Oh, how i long to have what they had.' The Lord began to deal with my heart about my own personal relationship with him......that I didnt even have one. What a Joy......The Day the Lord showed me I was lost and he so quickly came to my rescue and saved my soul. May 7th 1992, Praise the Lord God gave me peace. Oh satan can immitate alot of things, but one thing he cannot immitate is Peace. I cleaned up the outside......Had it looking pretty good. But deep down in my heart something was not right. I would pray OH Lord if I am not saved, save me......and then I would ask everyone....Do you ever doubt your salvation? I was looking for one person to tell me I was ok.....Thank God. No one ever did. The lady that lead me to the Lord, I had asked her if she ever doubted her salvation and she said you know what! I used to but let me show you what verse the Lord helped me with. Romans 10 Verse 3 For they being ignorant of Gods righteousness going about to establish their own righteousness, having never submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. I knew for the first time in my life....I was lost and I did not even know what Gods righteousness was and that I was ignorant of him. I knelt down at the altar and asked God to save me.....Oh the peace that flooded my soul. Oh the devil has come and tried to cast doubt but immediately, My soul cries out ABBA Father. I deal with children alot and I always tell them if they doubt whether they are saved or not. I say, you know If i came and moved into your house today, would you know that i was there? Well of course, WHY? because i am there. Same way with Jesus,,,,,,When he moves in, there is no doubt he is there, He makes his presence known. My sheep hear my voice and they follow me. God has been so good to me. My biggest burden is that church members make sure they are saved. I believe we have alot of lost church members sitting in the pews. I was one of them. Matter of fact, when i went home and told my Husband I got saved, he said WHAT? but not long afterwards he came to know the Lord himself.....another lost church member. If you are 99% sure you are save you are 100% lost. Have a great day. Bless the Lord, O my soul. )t2

I am forever His, Rebecca
5/9/2007, 6:11 pm