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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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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Life-Giving Blood

Ned and I donated blood this week. We do this whenever we can and have done so for many years. We are convinced this is a good way to practice giving and show we care for others, and possibly save lives. If you have ever given blood, you know you walk in and receive a question sheet regarding behaviors and activities that could potentially taint your blood and make it useless. You know they have a handout describing exactly how your blood will be used. They tell you how many lives can be saved with your blood. They tell you how great the need is for this life saving fluid. They even have testimonials from some who's lives have been saved by blood donations. It is a very positive and empowering experience.
We sing the song, Power In The Blood" and it talks about the saving and cleansing power of the blood of Christ. Christ "donated" His blood to save everyone. He willing gave His blood to give us life-----to keep us from death. This blood washes away our sins and makes us pure enough to stand in the presence of the eternal God forever. This blood gives us access to the throne of Heaven and all the privileges that go with it. We have power because of His pure, untainted, life-giving blood. Holy Scripture tells us without a blood sacrifice we are lost, dead and dying. We are powerless and hopeless. But, when we come into contact with His blood, we are alive, empowered and saved.
Just as there is great need for our blood to save earthly lives, there is an even greater need for the Blood that saves spiritual lives. How sad it is when a blood shortage causes loss of life. Spiritually there is never a blood shortage, just an information shortage. Everyone and anyone can have access to the Blood of Christ. There is plenty to go around if they only know where to find it. Ned and I encourage others to donate blood. But we believe it is even more important that everyone know about the saving power of the blood of Christ.
Just as the human body cannot live without blood, so the spiritual being requires The Blood of Christ to live. There is no alternative but death. Today is the day we should decide that everyone we come into contact with will learn about the power in the Blood. It is our duty, it shows we care, and most importantly, it saves lives.

Romans 5:9 " Since we have now been justified with His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through Him!"

Neva
PS The workshop is at Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock TX the last weekend of January. You can call them for info. 800-658-9553--Thanks for your support.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very powerful!!

Karli

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every blog post gets better and better. I read everyday and even reread them over and over. I have printed some out to share with friends at work. Thank you.

Lisa

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good

Lubock is too far to come from Louisiana, but if you are ever closer, let me know and I will be there. I would love to hear you speak.

Jean

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva,
I met you at a hospice meeting recently. I wanted you to know that I stopped by your blog and found it very inspirational. It would be good to share with some of our clients.

Linda

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive heard that all the cool people were reading your blog so thought Id check it out---I am so proud to be your friend.

Pat

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Linda's daughter, RaeAnn. She is right the blog is great.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva
I would also like to hear you speak but will be unable to come. I am inspired by your posts and know your spoken words are just as inspiring.

Yvonne

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely put----redeeming blood what could be more powerful?


Dean

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree this is powerful. I plan on using it as a devotional for my teen class.


Dan

6:05 PM  

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