I had the opportunity to speak at the nursing home in our town last night. I can’t tell you how much I love being with these precious saints. We talked about fear. We all face fear. We, however, don’t have to allow it to control us. I was sharing about Jairus and his daughter. He came to Jesus concerned about his daughter’s sickness. He feared if Jesus didn’t return with him, she would die. Along the way to the house, a woman, discouraged with man’s ideas, felt she would be healed if she could just touch His garment. She didn’t need His attention though she did get it after she touched him. In the midst, Jairus’ daughter had died. The very thing he feared happened. Jesus looked at him and said, “Do not be afraid; just keep trusting (Mark 5:36 CEB). Jesus was telling Jairus he didn’t need to fear the death of his daughter. You know the rest of the story (or if you don’t you can check it out); Jesus puts out everyone except those closest to Him and her parents. He tells her to get up and restored back to her family. One other interesting note: the woman with the ailment had it for 12 years. Jairus’ daughter was 12. Selah.
We would like to wish family, friends and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas. We have been blessed by those who have come to stay with us over this past year. It has been our honor to serve you at The Inn @the Gate.
Recently I was challenged to do some clean up on my social media sites. I was getting bogged down with how to maintain contact with all of these contacts. Over the years, I have accumulated many business acquaintances. I would add them to my page thinking someday we would have a working Continue reading “Reflect, Clean, Move Forward”
Psalms 130:1 “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good: For His loving-kindness is everlasting.”
So much going around that is hurtful and sometimes hateful, we have decided to start November 1st with thanksgiving. We are coming upon the holidays when good cheer needs to be spread. We start with this verse because we have many reasons to give thanks. Today we are thankful for God’s goodness to our lives and our family’s lives. We are blessed beyond measure with 4 godly children, two godly daughter-in-loves and a godly son-in-love. We have 9 wonderful grandchildren. So today we are thankful for His goodness to us. #choosetobethankful.
This week my father sent our staff an article he wrote, lamenting how his and his father’s generations had dishonored their children’s feelings. The phrase, “For crying out loud!” he said, summed it up. As I read, another phrase from that era came to mind: “Because I said so!” Sometimes we deserved the rebuke.
September 9th we were blessed to have a work day hosted by The Point Church from Charlottesville. Thank you to The Point for helping us get ready to open! They took care of the flower beds, created our nature trail, powerwashed house and shed, planted flowers and painted the hallway. The work day was a hugh success! Bucket list completed!
The Inn @the Gate is ready to receive all who need a rest from busy life! Matthew 14:23 states, “After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone”. (NIV)
The Inn @the Gate is just such a place for those who need to come to the mountain to pray. Ministry is awaiting you!
Be still. Know. I am God. Simple words, not so easy to do. What does this really mean? This morning after worship and prayer, I sat down to work on a puzzle. As I sifted through the pieces, I realized this is like therapy to me. It seems like the Lord was using this to speak to my heart. I have had to examine some areas in my life lately. Looking through the pieces, I realized I had to determine what part of the puzzle I was going to focus on. It could get overwhelming if I tried to do it all at once. One area at a time. I was looking for shape and color. He is looking to shape and develop character. One area at a time. Be still. Know. I am God. Sift, look, remove, fit and place. Has God been trying to get your attention about something He would like to sift through, look at, and remove? Once that is complete He can then fit us for the destiny and place He needs us to be.
Through this process the puzzle begins to take shape. I, however, am not the only one working on this particular puzzle. It is a team effort. Though each of us has chosen a different section to work on, we can help each other build on what we have in front of us. Some would call this body ministry in the church. The effort may not be the same. The thought process may not be the same. The end result, the completed puzzle, will look like the box cover. Be still. Know. I am God.
Life’s challenges are like this puzzle. There are complicated colors and shapes. There are the end pieces and pieces that make us wonder if it even belongs in the puzzle. And yet, somehow, it fits into the places we least expected. Be still. Know. I am God.
There are people who come along side of us to help us with the areas we may not be as accomplished in. We may need help in finding the right shape or color. We may need them to help us see things from a different perspective. They could be who God uses to point out a piece that is in the wrong place. Be still. Know. I am God.
We are asked to be still and know that He is God. It doesn’t matter if we are in the key place that fits or on the side waiting to be fitted in, He asks us to be still and know that He is God.
I have noticed over the last few weeks, months and even years that there has been a disheartening attitude over our country. Where it came from or where it wants to lead us I am not sure. Emotions have run high due to a fear that has been and is still being projected on to us as a nation.
Today is Giving Tuesday. We exist to help leaders thrive and overcome. Overcome what you might ask? What do you struggle with? Leaders struggle with the very same issues you may be facing today. We are all human. We all have to deal with something. We are here to help! Continue reading “GIVING TUESDAY”
I have to ask the question: are you tired of waiting? Waiting for what you may ask: a fulfillment of a dream, vision or calling. It is not easy in our society today to wait for something. We have to have it all now. I mean right now. It all has to come together just like we thought. After all, that is what we fill ourselves with – instant gratification. Continue reading “Are you Tired of Waiting? By Cathe Myers”