Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "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, cleanses us from all sin."

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Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Monday, January 29, 2007

A Good Day To Be Me

Yesterday was a great day to be Neva! I got to go worship God! The singing was wonderful, the sermon inspiring and the fellowship amazing. We had a going away pancake supper for one of our young couples after evening services. While the food was being prepared and consumed, I was able to minister to several young women who are undergoing some testings in their families. There are two things that make us feel like the work we are doing for God actually benefits someone else. First, of course, having a study with someone that results in their baptism and lifelong commitment to the Lord. There have been times when I have studied with someone for an extended length of time, and finally I see the light go on and I realize that they have come to know just how much they need the Savior. It is the most amazing feeling to know that God was able to use me to bring another soul to salvation. I find myself anxious to be used by Him again. It is a very powerful experience. If you have been there, you know what I mean.
The second thing that encourages us in our ministry is when we are able to offer comfort and encouragement from God's Word to a soul that is hurting. To know what the scripture offers is both powerful and effective and to see it give a weary soul a newfound sense of peace and determination is one of the reasons we study. Knowing a dear sister or brother will be able to sleep tonight because of a simple reminder of God's promises is a great encourager to be more of a minister for God.
God is good and the text says He is not willing for any to perish. He desires the souls that are lost so much that He sent Heaven's Best to redeem them. He cares about His own. He does not want them hurting. So, He made us to do His work here on earth. While we may not all be preachers, He called us all to be ministers. He made us to make disciples, to baptize and to teach. He comforted us in our trials so that we could comfort others in theirs. He gave us a mission and then uniquely prepared us and equipped us for that mission. Isn't that amazing? As a minister of God's, isn't it a great day to be you?

Neva

9 Comments:

Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Yes Neva, it is a great day to be me. It was nice to read the opposite end of the expression I have been hearing lately: "It's 'rough' to be you." We need to realize how blessed we are for our lives and opportunities.
Kathy

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, too!


Pat

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is always a good day to belong to God. No matter what the circumstances---

Good post

Dean

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day to be me and to know you!! I am unable to count my blessings because they are many but I know you are one of them. Keep on with the great posts.

Eileen

PS Glad to hear your lessons were so well recieved.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I am a Christian, I would rather be me than anyone else.
Excellent post.

Lyndsay

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had forgotten how much I missed hearing you say that. Used to be one of my favorite things about you--that positive attitude. I know you and I know it is a good day to be Neva.
Love you
Carol

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mommysmart said...

Thanks for stopping by my mommysmart blog. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. You really spread happiness in your words. Thanks for the "uplift".

Blessings,
Monica

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it always a good day to be you? I think you always or at least almost always sound like you have a sunny disposition.

I like that,

Jean

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent post--positive attitude is contagious. We all know it but we forget it. I notice when I start my class with a positive attitude, my youth group has better behavior and better attitudes. There is less trouble and more positive interactions.
Good job.
Dan

8:22 PM  

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