“It is no longer I that liveth, but Christ that liveth in me…
It is no longer I that liveth, but Christ that liveth in me.”
Does Christ live in you? He should be evident in our lives. Every day.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding great joy, . . . “ Jude 24 NKJV
This morning, as we gathered to hear Otis share his heart, his ministry struggles, his life struggles, I found that through his walk and story, I found myself there through various times of my life.
What kept me? Jesus living in me.
What keeps you? If you have given Jesus the complete rule and reign of your life—if He holds the only deed to your heart—He keeps you. In the roughest of times. And in those most desperate of times, He will find a way to reach you….no matter how far you’ve wandered.
Thanks Otis, for a great devotion. (There was MUCH more to it than this, but I found it hard to type and really listen.)
By the way, for all of you who read the devotional blog story from last year on Laced With Grace, you might remember with a chuckle what happened at the camp director’s meeting…our “first” time here. Well, Jeff, being his precious self, corrected what might have been perceived as a poor first impression from last year. And we all laughed…as Jeff shared what we experienced at our district camp this year through a great group of people from Arkansas this year.
For my regular readers, Jeff and I are blessed in so many ways in our daily walk with the mentors and contacts God has given us, and through your faithful prayers. Thank you for staying with us these past several days as we’ve traveled along—experiencing God—in so many ways. And YES. I did pray for the snow that is laying on the ground. And yes, I believe God loves me just that much to send it. It’s melting now, but it was a spectacular sight yesterday as we sat in meetings all day and watched it flutter to the ground. So graceful, just as God’s love pours out on each one of us.
As we each leave this place today, going to our respective camps, with a fresh vision in our hearts, we pray for one another—that God will bless and grow each camp to bless and grow lives—and those who will attend each camp in the coming months.
We need to remember, what we do for Christ today—will change lives forever.
Thanks Kevin, Kevin, Otis, Sue and Randy for making this all possible! This has been a truly wonderful experience!
Now, as a voice from the south, “Y’all drive careful going home”.
Ohio—I sure enjoyed your snow!
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