Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Walking the Walk

My headache has subsided. I had hoped for other plans , to sleep. However, the Lord has laid this on my heart and I must write, for now. Although, I am not sure where to start........

When I was 17 I found Christ. I was brought up in church (actually a Church of Christ, I am now Pentecostal) and while I did not "find" Christ for sometime I was a "good girl". I have always went to church and done most of the things Christians are suppose to do. I try now to do what I am "suppose" to do and I talk the talk. This week (or weekend) something tragic happened (see www.rickandbubba.com) and a sweet child went home to be with his Heavenly Father. This really got me to thinking. I don't really walk the walk. How many people have I helped bring to know the gospel? How many people have I really shown Christ to?

I do not do all I need to, I probably don't even get close. I am JUST a mortal. I want to go to heaven, but am I doing all I CAN to get there?!! I regret so many things, daily. Like when I lose my patience with my boys or my husband. Like when I am short to my parents. When I don't find time to pray. Like now, when I cannot remember the last time I got lost in his word.

I am AMAZED, in complete awe of this Daddy and his faith just days after losing his son. He spoke at the celebration (memorial). People were led to Christ there. WOW. I encourage you to view this. www.rickandbubba.com. Just click on each part to view.

I really don't know where I'm going with this. I just want to be better and really walk the walk and not just talk the talk. I want to meet you all one day, perhaps if not here on this earth then when we all get home!

Tonight Lord, I just want to thank you for all of the blessings, great and small. Lord, I love you and I ask you to forgive me. Lord I love you and I want to be a better child of the King. I ask for the ones that might read this to see my heart and feel your love. Thank you for sending your son for my sins and every one's! Thank you for touching my heart and helping me see. I ask all this in your name Father and give you the Glory! Praise you Lord! Amen.

If you don't know the Lord I encourage you to. You will NEVER be the same. God is so good, all of the time. Blessings on you...............

10 comments:

mykidsmom said...

It is sad, but true, that sometimes it takes something difficult or event downright tragic to make us consider our walk with God, and whether we are doing all we can do to reach others. I have a friend on the verge of possibly losing both parents at the same time,without any notice. Between that and this story you brought to my attention, my heart has been aching this week. Even at our highest point in life there is always someone else who is hurting, or losing someone they love. I think if I wasn't a Christian, it would downright depress me. I don't personally know you (face to face) but through your posts and comments I have seen a caring and striving person. Can we ever really do enough to lead others to God? I know I don't do enough now, and this is something that has been on my heart for several weeks. We definitely need God's strength to do what we should in spite of our human failings. I'll pray that God will give us both comfort and the courage and strength to do more. Take care, and God bless you and your family.

Mimi said...

Thank you Marva, for your inspiation.

Marva said...

Awesome points mykidsmom. It isn't always easy, but i do not know what or where I would be without Christ. Thank you for the prayers and they are coming your way as well.

Blessings dear friend!

Marva said...

Hi Mimi! Blessings on you. I am praying for you and your parents. You are such a dear friend!

Mrs. Darling said...

Lovely post with lots to think about. But Marva I want to zero in on this one statement. You ask, "Am I doing all I can to get there?" Really there is nothing we can do to get ourselves there. All our works are as nothing as you know.

Dont let the devil find a foothold in this thought that we need to live and walk perfectly. Sure we need to bear good fruit, lead souls to Christ, and try to please Jesus but nothing we can do can get us to heaven. Jesus did it all on the cross and now all we have to do is accept the gift of His salvation.

You are Gods because he died for you and you accepted that gift. The Devil knows that but he would love to get us discouraged and trip us up by thinking we arent doing enough.

Rest in your salvation. Hugs and blessings.

Marva said...

Thank you for your wisdom and provoking thoughts Mrs. Darling. You always seem to help me undestand things so much more clearly. Blessings on you!

IF said...

Blessings to you! I will be praying for your mother-in-law during this rough time...

Marva said...

Thank you Ivy! We appreciate the prayers. Blessings!!!!!!

Nikki said...

Marva,
you have so much going on right now. I don't know how you do it, but I will keep you in my prayers.

Marva said...

Hi nikki! It's not that bad. just busy and God always sees me through.

Thank you for the prayers!

blessings on you!