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Van Walton

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My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

MOVIN' ON AFTER MOVIN' IN MONDAYS

Your God will be my God

Joshua took over the land God had ordained for the children of Israel. Slowly the pilgrims settled in the Promised Land and began to call it home.

Then a famine came, creating some challenges amongst the Hebrews living west of the Jordan River.

A certain man decided that a move across the river to a place called Moab would offer a means of survival for his family, so he packed up his wife and two sons.

He moved his family to a godless and pagan place.

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a godless people – a place where pagans lived? “Not in America,” you say!

Oh yes, right here in suburbia or uptown. Everywhere - - people need the Lord. They are just waiting for someone to step in and introduce them to the Father.

Why would God allow you to be planted in such a place? What could possibly be the reason?

Maybe He has called you to be light in the darkness. Maybe He expects you to reach out to your neighbors and show the love of Christ. Maybe He is calling you to start a Bible study.

What does it look like to bring light to darkness, to open eyes, to press into hearts, to bring Jesus to those who don’t’ know Him?

I have decided to ask a question this year, during this holiday season that is upon us. I am praying for courage and wisdom to ask a certain question encouraging others to consider Jesus and His life on earth.

This is my question: What does Thanksgiving/Christmas mean to you? I plan on asking family members, friends, neighbors, clerks in stores, kids behind counters… anyone with whom I might strike up a happy-holidays conversation.

I pray for that one person who doesn’t know God. I pray that time will pause for just a few minutes in time so I can explain the true meaning of Christmas.

I know that the man who took his family into a pagan and godless country affected at least one person. Her name was Ruth. Because a family traveled to Moab, one young woman became acquainted with God. Because she stepped into a relationship with the King of the universe God ordained that she become the great great grandmother of the King of Israel and the KING OF KINGS!

Dear move-her. Do you find yourself in a godless place? If so, don’t fret. God can use you to bring Light to those around you.

What question will you ask to start a spiritual conversation?

5 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

Good post. You know, it can't be a godless place, really. If we go where Jesus calls then He has already gone before us. It's remembering He is part of everything we can imagine or see or even not see. It's perspective, seeing as He sees. Trying to live His way---takes some dying to self.

Laura said...

I get disheartened sometimes when I feel like I am not making a difference...trying to be that light in the darkness. Sometimes I fail. Sometimes, I forget my calling. But I pray that these seeds I plant will one day flourish.
Thanksgiving and Christmas mean so much to me. I need more time to consider that one!
Love you, Van.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey, Van, nice to "meet" you. I enjoyed getting to know you from your sidebar and posts. I came here from a link to my recipe carnival this week ... did you post a recipe somewhere? I just didn't want to miss it. Let me know!

Anonymous said...

Great b;pg! I too will ask the question and pray for an opportunity to share Jesus and be a light in the darkness.

Melanie said...

Great post! We are all surrounded by "godless" people and "godless" things. We are called to reach out to each and every one that we meet and share the love of God with them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!