Come To The Table

Bible Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10 In Jerusalem, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged win and choice meat.

There he will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. He will swallow death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against the land and people. The LORD has spoken.

In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the LORD, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!” For the LORD’s hand of blessing will rest on Jerusalem.

The Old Testament prophets spoke of the day when God would one day reign in his fullness and they depicted a great feast. The prophet Isaiah spoke of a coming day when Jesus would prepare “a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines”. In that day all that is wrong is made right and all that is broken is made whole, and those in Christ will be invited to an extravagant meal!

Jesus told a story in Luke, Chapter 14. He said: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ But they all began making excuses. One said, "‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ And another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

“The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I first invited will get even the smallest taste from my banquet.’”


The master of the house is God, and the great banquet is the kingdom of God (heaven). The people made excuses for not wanting to be at the banquet (bad excuses at that). The invitation to come to the banquet was then extended to the downtrodden, underprivedged, or unnoticed. Everyone - no matter your social status, economic status or education status is invited to the the dinner table. But God is not happy that the table is half full - he desires that everyone come. His invitation for salvation is open to ALL. He is not willing that any perish but all come to receive salvation in Jesus Christ. However, it is VERY CLEAR that those who continue to refuse the invitation chose their own fate and punishment. They missed out. Those who do not choose Christ will never taste the joys and splendor of heaven. That is very clear!

The Kingdom of God is open to everyone, but not everyone will choose to accept the invitation. How about you? Have you said YES to the invitation of Christ? OR Are you still making excuses? Your future is your decision…. Christ’s table is open to you…. What’s your answer going to be??

The World Needs You

BIBLE READING:  Romans 10:14-17  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “LORD, who has beloved our message?”

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

We live in a world that needs Jesus so badly. The god of this world has people blinded. He attacks their identity, their mind, their marriage, their children, their health, and their prosperity. It all began with the fall in the Garden of Eden…. but it continues. Yet, as Christians we have been given authority over the god of this world.

We have an obligation to tell others and show others the love of Jesus. We are not just in this world to exist, but we are here to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I once heard someone say that God does not need us and I have to kindly disagree. He needs us and he wants us. His spirit is present here on earth in the lives of HIS CHILDREN, but we are here in bodily form and we are to be about the work of Jesus. Now, if we refuse to do what he asks us, he will certainly move on and find a willing vessel.

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Just as the Isrealites did not all listen in the above scripture - neither will all those that we share Jesus with. Sometimes that is discouraging - but we must PRESS ON - there are so many that need Jesus and you just don’t know the seeds are you planting with your words and your kind deeds.

Let’s make sure we are loving (even the unlovable), befriending (even the unfriendly), and being the hands and feet of Jesus. Ask yourself that old saying WWJD? (what would Jesus do) - and DO IT TODAY!! The world is waiting on you….

Train A Child Up For Jesus

Bible Reading: Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Raising children is no easy task. Nowadays we are up against incredible forces from the world to entice our children away. It is incredibly important to be aware of what is happening in the world around them…. communication is vital and relationship is key.

Do you know that the children you have been entrusted to are gifts from God? The Bible tells us that, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them”, Psalm 127:3-5.

The Bible tells us repeatedly that children are a gift from God. They are God’s reward to us, His blessing to us! Children have a way of making us think of our heavenly Father, and want to serve him more fully and perfectly! Hug your children today, tell them you love them, and thank God for the blessing they are to you.


Side Note: Something tells me that some of you reading this today - are saddened. Maybe you weren’t a Christian when you raised your children and therefore, they didn’t receive that Godly heritage. Or maybe you did the very best that you could in the circumstances you were in but today they themselves aren’t walking with the Lord and your spirit is grieved. God’s message for you today is that He is the God of GRACE and RESTORATION. He is the God who puts things in place and draws those that we love to Him. Today, I want you to spend time alone with God the Father. Confess to him your failures, and ask forgiveness and then begin to pray fervently (like never before) for that lost child. After you have done this ONLY SPEAK POSITIVE of them - nothing negative - speak the word of God over them and believe on their return. Today is the day that your prodigal will start walking the path that brings them back to Jesus and back to you.

If I can pray with you - please contact me….

A Secure Anchor

Bible Reading:  Psalm 33:18-21

But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.  He rescues them from death and keeps the alive in times of famine.  

We put our hope in the LORD.  He is our help and our shield.  In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.  

An anchor is used to keep a ship or vessel from drifting away due to wind or storms.  It keeps the ship secure as it provides security.  The Bible tells us that Jesus is our anchor during the storms of life.   He is our hope that is an anchor for our soul (Hebrews 6:19).   

I remember when our family walked through the storm of throat cancer with my husband.    We claimed healing over him and continuously sang praises to Jesus (even when Tom couldn't sing).   Jesus gave us peace during that time and proved to us that he holds us firmly as our faith was anchored securely in him.  

Whatever you are facing or even will face - know that Jesus is your anchor.  He will hold you safe and secure in his loving care.  

Dear Jesus - thank you for being my anchor, my rock, my fortress.  When everything around me is swaying, I'm so thankful I have you as my firm foundation.    Help me to HOLD ONTO YOU each day and never let go.  You are my Hope, my Future, my Love.    I love you Jesus!  <3

Imitators Of Christ

Bible Reading:

Ephesians 5:1-2 Be followers of God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.


When I was a little girl I loved to be around my father. I loved everything about him. I even had a nickname for him - he was my “cherry pies”. (it was a simple nickname - I loved cherry pie and I loved my daddy). I found myself imitating the things that he would do, how he would walk, and what he would say.

The word of God in Ephesians 5 tells us to be followers of God. The Greek meaning of followers is: to imitate. This means that we are to imitate our Father in Heaven.

If we study the life of Jesus - we find that he was an overcomer. He overcame the world, sin, satan, and death. He did this by:

  1. Spending much time in prayer. We see him often times getting alone with God - away from the crowds and distractions and praying.

  2. He always spoke TRUTH. He spoke the Word of God. When he was faced with temptations of satan - he used the WORD OF GOD as his weapon.

  3. He spoke with authority. Many times people want to make Jesus look like someone who was so meek and kind, but I see someone who spoke with authority. He knew who he was and he knew that what he said would come to pass.

  4. He loved people. Jesus spent his time loving people and putting importance in others. He wasn’t afraid to touch the leper, or pray for the lame. The Bible tells us that he had compassion and that he wept.

With the guidelines above, ask yourself - are you imitating your Father? None of us are perfect, but that cannot be our excuse forever. As blood washed saints - we are to SET APART, different from the world, and STRIVING to imitate our Lord Jesus.

Dear Jesus - help me each day to be more like you. I want to love like you, speak like you, act like you and be more and more like you with each day. Help me to truly have compassion and love for others. Help me Lord Jesus to understand the authority that I walk in simply because I am our heir. Help me Lord everyday to be more like you. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.