liveHislove – An Upstate couple share their story of daughter with Potter’s Sy – FOX Carolina 21

As I was scrolling my Facebook feed the other day, this story caught my eye. I was moved by this couple’s complete trust in God and in his ability to bring something positive out of an otherwise dismal situation. Please read below. I am constantly amazed by God’s power, love and grace.

Source: An Upstate couple share their story of daughter with Potter’s Sy – FOX Carolina 21

-Remember to liveHislove,

Missy

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Hope is a powerful thing..

    Revelation 21:4

    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

    EArth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

    -Remember to liveHislove,

    Missy

    Day 5- Tearing Down Walls | Southeast Christian Church

    As the final day for our Tearing Down the Walls series I wanted to post the following sermon from Southeast Christian Church. I’d like to thank Senior Pastor, Dave Stone, at Southeast for the inspiration for all of my blogs this week. Such a powerful message. I urge each of you to give it a watch….

    Tearing Down Walls | Southeast Christian Church.

    -Remember to liveHIslove,

    Missy

    Day 4…Breaking down the walls of racism

    Today’s truth:

    Racism violates God’s commissions

    When we let racism or hatred into our hearts,

    Simply put, when we let our own racist views take up home in our hearts, we are not allowing God’s will to be done in our lives. We are commissioned as God’s children to be representatives of our faith; spreading grace, love and forgiveness. When we do not live out these principles in our lives, it widens the gap between believer and non-believer.

    You may have heard of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. They have held thousands of protests, some which were against Jewish and Catholic faiths. They have made their way into the news, but not for the spreading of love, but hatred. Racism is still so prevalent in our society that just a few months ago the South Carolina governor ordered the Confederate flag be removed after 9 church members were murdered by a man hoping to start a racial war.

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    While studying for the bar exam in London, Gandhi was given a copy of the New Testament to read. It is said that he was enamored with the Sermon on the Mount and hoped to see Christians living up to the teachings. While living with Christians in England, South Africa and India, Gandhi expected to experience qualities like unconditional love, forgiveness, willingness to sacrifice, meekness, for example. After reading from the bible and learning about Christ, Gandhi was eager to explore the Christian faith. He was then living in South Africa and decided to attend a church service. When he reached the steps of the church, the elder of the church said “Where do you think you are going….there is no room for you in this church. Get out of here or I’ll have my assistants throw you down the steps”.

    To his utmost dismay, Christians in his time never lived up to the standards preached by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount and on the Cross and he was quoted years later as saying “I love your Christ but I hate your Christians because your Christians are unlike your Christ.”.

    When we let racism or hatred into our hearts, it’s like a weed, and pushes out any love that had the ability to grow there.

    Choose love today, and everyday, and watch God’s commissions become fulfilled in your life…

    -Remember to liveHislove,

    Missy

    Day 2: Racism violates God’s compassion

    Today begins day 2 of our week of exploring the topic of racism and how it relates to Christianity. Today, may I present to you this thought:

    Racism violates God’s compassion

    When we create divisions between each other based on stereotypes, race and religion, we are not allowing the love that God has for each of us to be reflected through our hearts. God loves each of us equally. Period.

    Sure, different cultures have different traditions and lifestyles. These differences should be celebrated and not minimized. We should, as Christians, embrace the differences in each other; for at the core of our souls, we have one thing in common and that is our Heavenly Father. He created each of us in His image.

    Let the differences between people be cause for celebration, not division.  

    Don’t let racism inhibit your heart from exuding compassion. 

    Go and love one another, just as God loves us.

    -Remember to liveHIslove,

    Missy

    Christianity and racism can’t co-exist – tune in each day this week for a short reading

    This weekend our church message was on Tearing Down the Walls of Racism. This seems like the perfect time in our culture to address such a topic. Please know that I approach this topic with a loving heart and with one that hopes to unite and not divide. I should tell you that I write this from the perspective of a caucasian and that I do not pretend to understand what prejudices other races and ethnicities have encountered. I do come to you with an empathetic spirit and as one who longs for us as Christians to be models of Christ. We are, after all, ONE in the body of Christ.

    I think it’s important to look at some bible passages before we begin further discussion on this topic.

    From the beginning, we know that God created us in His image. Every person who has, currently is and ever will walk this Earth, was created in God’s image. Simply put, all human beings are from a single family. Nothing excludes you from being party of this family.

    So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

    Genesis 1:27

    So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

    Galatians 3:26-28

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    Jesus died for each of us, regardless of nationality or race
    One of the most iconic bible verses reiterates this fact:

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    John 3:16

    It was the 1980’s and Carol and her husband had just moved to a predominately white neighborhood and community. They were an African-American family. They joined a new church and loved it. While at a bible study one Sunday afternoon, a woman at Carol’s table, with very honest and well-meaning intentions asked Carol, do you prefer to be referred to as black or African-American?

    Tune in Friday to see Carol’s response.

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    -Remember to liveHislove,

    MIssy

    Monday Motivator…. What’s your calling?

    For I was hungry and you gave me something

    Last night, I delivered the packets that we made for our first ever #BlessingBlitzForHomelessness to a local organization. If you aren’t familiar with our packets, here is a brief summary:

    *This summer my children and I decided to assemble packets that we could hand out to homeless folks as we encounter them in our community (see photo below)

    *We organized an event where people could help us assemble packets

    *We organized a sign up genius (www.signupgenius.com) to sign up workers and donations

    *Everyone who helped our mission in some way received Blessing Blitz packets to keep in their cars to hand out to those in need

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    Here is a finished product

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    The kids also colored pages to be included in each packet

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    Our packets were donated to Fed with Faith, a local organization that serves as advocates to the homeless population in many facets. Last night they were organizing a meal (which smelled delicious!) to be served to those in need. I am always humbled when I see a large group of people giving selflessly of their own time. This organization is spear-headed by a husband and wife team who saw a need and took action. They felt God’s calling and listened.

    What is God calling you to do?

    Listen.

    He has amazing plans for you.

    Your life could be forever changed.