Personal Development Ministries … Fall 2017

The Spring months and early Summer were more like Fall with cool temperatures and dampness and the Fall months were more like Summer with sun, warmth and at least in our neck of the woods, dryness.  The trees seem confused as well with many still green or just beginning to turn color as I write this.

In my area farmers are busy harvesting soy beans and beginning the corn harvest despite what the thermometer says!

And of course, the Hallmark channel is beginning to run its Christmas movies lineup this weekend!!

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we read, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  The verse continues with “a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.”

This Scripture reminds us that our job as followers of Christ is still the same.  We are to the hands and feet of Jesus in this unsure world.  We carry the light of Christ wherever we go and in whatever we do.  We are called to love one another as Christ first loved us.

I read once that we will meet two kinds of folks.  We will meet those who suck the life out of those around them, and we will meet those who give life to those around them.  May we be the latter!

Matthew 9:37 says “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”  We are called to be in relationship with everyone we meet.  May we be the ones who give life to all those around us!  As workers our planting and harvesting are couched in the joy that only service to God can bring!

Not all are called to quote Scripture or preach from a pulpit but we all are called to share the hope and joy that is in Jesus Christ.  That may only mean a smile for a fellow worker, a word or encouragement to someone who needs it, a hug, or a hand on someone’s shoulder.

Many, many of today’s culture do not know the God who loved them enough to die for them.  May we as workers, share the light of Jesus Christ everywhere!

Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

As I told you last year, take a second and just sit with God as you enter into this holiday season.

Let Him hug you.

Let Him love you.

Let Him set your priorities.

This year I would add…

Let Him be the center of everything.

Yours in Christ, Kathy

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