Category Archives: Jeff’s Posts

Tomorrow is a Big Day

Friday.  The 28th of February.  Wanda’s birthday 🙂

I feel a stir in my heart that maybe–just maybe there will be a party going on in heaven.  What do you think?

Some may say “that’s silly”…  Well, to be absent from the body is to be present with The LORD (2 Corinthians 5:8), and I believe He loves her enough that He just might want to throw her a party!

I’ve been working on a project this afternoon.  The testimony of God’s love and faithfulness for one of His other children.  My dear husband.

Many of you know him as Jeff.  His two closest friends call him “Jabot” (from French jabôt –pronounced: Jabo).  He’s also known as “Daddy” by our two girls, and “Papa” by 7 terrific grand-kids.   To me, he is many things.  The love of my life.  My dearest and best friend.

For over 31 years he’s been my husband, and a strong provider.  The priest of our home.  A shoulder to cry on (like the time the mouse chewed my favorite skirt mother made me and I discovered it right before church and he pulled me in his lap and let me cry), an ear (for all the times I need to vent), a heart that feels pain with me–for all the same reasons.

There are many times we are thinking the same thoughts…we are, as of the last day of June in ’82, ONE.

I’ve heard him share his testimony so many times over the course of the years the girls were young…then life got so busy and we dedicated all our time to our family, our work and our church.

But…I feel a stir in my soul.  It’s time to share it again.  I asked him a couple of days ago about sharing it–and he gave me permission….so, it’s on our header and I’m adding the link here:  “Jeff’s Journey to Jesus”.

Perhaps someone “knows someone” in a dark place.  Maybe you have a son or daughter that you feel so broken and hopeless about right now…you need to know… THERE IS HOPE.

Keep praying.  Don’t stop believing.  Pray –visualizing them kneeling at the foot of the cross.  Pray the WORD.  Anoint their beds… pray over them as they leave the house…. claim the promises in the Word.

Teach them early parents…we have no idea what lies ahead…. BUT you can trust the One you give them to if you put all your faith and trust in Jesus.

If you are friends with either one of us on Facebook, drop us a note.  Jeff and I will gladly pray with you.

© 2014 Angie Knight- The Knightly News. All rights reserved.


Part Two of “Jeff’s Blog: What About My Sheep?

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I can’t get away from that question. It’s easy when someone in our immediate family needs something. When my grandson needed me even a man with a gun could not stop me from rescuing him, but what about the sheep.

In the last blog I realized I said the two men were shooting the sheep, they were loading live sheep also, and there were dead and alive sheep on the train. (Sorry).

I shared this dream with our Young Adult Class last night.

One question asked was, “where was the train going?” If you remember the train is what the enemy working so hard to fill. The train is on its way to Hell, (no need to try to sugar coat it, I think we have tried to sugar coat long enough).

I wonder how many are on that train because of me? I told my class some time ago and again last night, “I am afraid when I stand before God I am going to be sorrier for the things I didn’t do than the things I did.”

Matthew 25:42-45 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” (KJV)

How many are on that train that I could have rescued?

All the “could haves, should haves, and would haves, aren’t so important now.

I think the more important question is— “how many are on that train today that I can rescue?” Yesterday is gone, the opportunity you had yesterday, last week, and last year is gone. As the old saying don’t cry over spilled milk. 

So you messed up. 

You missed the opportunity.

Don’t wallow around in it. Get up—dust off your pants, shake the dust from your feet and learn from it and don’t let it happen again.

Today is a new day. Take a deep breath.   Come on breathe in real big.  Now breathe out.

God gives you the breath of life, he woke you up this morning and gave you another day of life, don’t waste it.

How many lives will we affect today? I pray we affect them in a positive way.  Someone needs to hear a kind word—someone needs someone to listen to them.  Someone needs to hear,  “I love you”.  And there is someone who only needs to see your smile!

WHAT ABOUT HIS SHEEP?     Lead them.       Show them where LIFE can be found.

 

© Jeff W. Knight—The Knightly News—Giving Him All.  All rights reserved.


A Jeff Blog: “What About My Sheep?”

Jeff ProfileI looked out my window and saw a 6 point buck walking across the front yard and into the woods; I grabbed a bow and arrows and quickly ran after him.

As I entered the woods I saw him some 20 yards away, and realized all I had on was my boxers shorts and a T-shirt, but my attention was on the buck so I took my bow (which seemed so small for some reason), and as I put my arrow in I realized my arrow was so short I couldn’t pull back the bow string.

All of a sudden, as if the woods opened up, I saw houses and businesses all around. I quickly ran back into the woods for cover, not wanting any one to see me in my boxers. I headed back to the safety of my house, but as I exited I could see my house and my grandson playing in the yard.  

As I got closer to the yard I saw sheep walking toward me, they were laughing at me in my boxers, my little bow and my short arrows.

As the sheep passed me I turned to see where they were going, and out of nowhere a vehicle as long as a train pulled up and starting shooting the sheep and loading them into the train, I ran for the house to safety but once inside I realized—where is my grandson?   

I looked out the window and saw the men putting him in the train. Without hesitation I ran after the train, I finally got it stopped, I snatch open the door and pull the driver out and slammed him onto the ground, he shatters like glass. 

I start to climb into the train and realize the other man has a gun; I quickly retreat, but then think about my grandson and climb back up—pulling the man with the gun out and slam him to the ground. He shatters like glass just as the first man.  I get my grandson out of the train and start for home.

I woke up and thought what a crazy dream, and went back to sleep.

The next morning I did my usual routine, brush my teeth, made coffee, read my devotion and prayed.

I began to think about Sunday’s service, the anointing was so strong and powerful, the preaching was the best I ever heard Pastor Dallas preach. It was the best because it was for me.   It was if God had a talked with Pastor Dallas and told him all about me.

While reflecting on Sunday’s services, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the dream last night.  I first though how crazy it was, and the Spirit spoke to my heart and said, “it was for you”. My first response was, “WHAT??”  “I don’t even know what that dream means”.

The Spirit spoke so soft to my heart, “Do you want to know?”

I began to pray and to seek what the Lord was trying to say, and all day long he revealed small pieces at a time as though I couldn’t handle it all at one time.

  • The 6 point buck was a distraction. You get up you read, you pray, you go about your day and are so easily distracted by the things the enemy puts before you.
  • You’re in T shirt and boxers because you don’t put on the whole armor of God.
  • The little bow is how much you really read Gods word.
  • The short arrows are your Prayer life.
  • The Sheep are the people you pass by every day.
  • The two men are the enemy that leads so many astray, some even to death.
  • The train is what the enemy is working so hard to fill.
  • The driver is the obstacle you face and overcome every day.
  • The man with the gun is the obstacles you are afraid to face.
  • You overcome the fear when your grandson is involved.

BUT WHAT ABOUT MY SHEEP?

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Thank YOU Jeff for such an amazing—timely message!

Let us all realize what is going on in our lives—and get a grip on the altar as never before!

 

© Jeff W. Knight—Angie Knight, 2011 The Knightly News-Giving Him All.  All rights reserved.


Day 5 Peru! Jeff did his own captions!

YEAH!!!

Jeff has done my reporting job for me! He did the captions of the pictures—before he sent them to me! GREAT JOB Precious Man! (Same man as “Sweet Man”–he’s just REALLY precious to me!)

They are really good. He takes you on a little “work journey” to see how they moved some bricks… you will like this!

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It looks like he’s gonna start you out with his lunch though. They are getting fed VERY well from what I have heard…and no one looks hungry.

Thank you to WHOEVER took the picture of my darlin’ man! It was really good to get to see him today on here!

© The Knightly News 2007-2010


Day FOUR.

Okay people. These guys are a bit tired…you can tell by those that fell asleep on the way back to the hotel from the job site. Who can blame them? I know they are working hard–and long every day. God bless them ALL!

Jeff added some descriptions to some of the photos, I added some as well. He will clarify any mistakes when he gets home. I try and remember all that he tells me (Since I’m not the blog-reporter on site. THANK YOU MARCELLA for posting signs in your yard rallying for me to win! That’s a little joke. Don’t say very little.)

Thank you to all my blog readers for praying for these guys. I have a friend, Denise in Tennessee who is faithfully praying for these awesome guys every single morning! Thank you Denise!

Okay guys! Let’s get on with the next day’s work! LOOKS like much progress is being made.

Oh, by the way, someone asked me at church about the floor being held up by the “pole trees”. That is not permanent. They will work in that area next. The local church members, not our guys.

Hey Marcella—they have a toilet on site that FLUSHES. Tell Krystal. She would want to know if the toilet got a “blessing”. If you went to Honduras, you will know what I mean by that! Our toilet on our site did not flush. Nope.

Okay. Enough chit-chat. Look at the photos. You can tell I am a bit tired, my writing is the pits. Sorry. Will do better.

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© The Knightly News 2007-2010


Sunday in Peru!

They had a wonderful day today! A bit cooler–but very good!

Jeff said that Brandon Spencer preached a powerful message! They had a good crowd there at church–and wonderful fellowship with the people. Very friendly–awesome spirit among them all.

You can tell from the pictures on the beach that the guys enjoyed themselves. I didn’t see anyone swimming….must be the temp.

IF I WERE THERE—I WOULD BE TELLING YOU ALL MUCH MORE OF THE HAPPENINGS. PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR THOMAS MOORE AND HAVE HIM PICK ME AS THE MISSIONS BLOG-REPORTER. AS A MATTER OF FACT–FOR THOSE OF YOU ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE…FACEBOOK HIM A NOTE. JUST LIKE YOU DID THE WALMART NOTES. I DON’T THINK ANYONE IS RUNNING AGAINST ME.

PUT MY SIGN IN YOUR YARD THOUGH–JUST IN CASE.
 (y’all from here do know I’m joking–right?)

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© The Knightly News 2007-2010


Day 2-Peru!

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[REMEMBER if the slide show is too fast, click on it and it will take you straight to the page they are loaded on)

Today–much work was done. These guys are tired! Jeff said they have been fed very well by the church ladies!

Tomorrow they will be in church service with the people they are working with in the afternoon and evening. Continue in prayer for the men–I imagine they will have some interesting things to tell us when they get home. I wouldn’t want to spoil any of their “sharing enjoyment”. Pray for them. God is faithful–and what they experience there this week will impact them for the future work that God plans for many of them.

(If I’m not making much sense—I am a bit tired. I spent the day with mother and Aimee–and the LORD gave us a sweet surprise. I will tell you about it later tomorrow. Must get sleep now. 🙂

© The Knightly News 2007-2010


Straight from Mirones Bajo, Peru

Wish I could say I was “there” —but I’m not.  But my source is keeping me updated with all the latest news and information so I can do the same HERE for you!

Did I tell you I wanted to be a blog-Missions-Reporter? 🙂

Day 1–These guys have worked hard today.  They were greeted at the site this morning by the amazing and kind people of the church, who welcomed them in the most unique way—in song!

I thought that was just the neatest–sweetest gesture! 

Just for a few details, they are laying brick–some experienced, some learning–all working very hard!

The men that were hired to help (from Peru) mixed the mud for the brick layers.  They were glad when our guys took a lunch break!  To keep this many guys in mud–they had to mix A LOT of dirt. 🙂

Below is the slide show of the day’s events.  You will see some familiar faces.  Pray for these guys whether you recognize them or not.  They are doing hard work–and need to stay healthy!  They need strength–and they need the weather to cooperate!

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Jeff said the people are very friendly and appreciative of the work our men are there to do. All smiles all around! [AS LAST TIME, IF THE SLIDE SHOW GOES TOO FAST, CLICK ON IT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE PAGE THEY ARE LOADED ON. YOU CAN THEN VIEW THEM BY CLICKING ON THE FIRST ONE AND THEN USE THE ARROWS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE]

Thank you LORD for safety getting there–and for strength and speed to complete the work YOU have placed before them! We give You all the praise and glory for all that is accomplished in this place of worship–and everywhere their feet step–we claim for YOU! In Jesus name, Amen!

© The Knightly News 2007-2010


Your Moments

I can’t seem to get past the thought of “this is your moment”, what are you going to do? I keep reflecting on that morning on the porch, up in the mountains. Though now, there seems to be more to it than I first thought.

No one will ever see exactly what you see from your eyes right now. Oh, it may be close, but not exactly the same. And although we may even stand side by side, we each have a different angle of what is in front of us.

Do you recall ever trying to point out something to someone and moving them into your spot—hoping they can see what you see? But they can’t see all you see—-that’s because it was meant for YOU and no one else.

Can you believe God loves YOU so much that He gave YOU your very own life? He gave you your very own breath!

I can’t help but ask —what are you going to do with it?

You see, as these words are running through your mind—the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart. Maybe a name of a person came to your mind. Maybe a special need someone may have—a need that maybe you can meet. Just you. A phone call. A card or a simple prayer. We don’t realize what we say or how we say words—the affect it has on others. You may very well be holding the key to someone accepting Christ this day! Have you thought of that?

I was 26 years old when I gave my life to Christ Jesus. I was a drug addict and alcoholic. I had not been to church in many years. No one had witnessed to me. Not one soul told me I was going to hell (although—I was told TO GO there often). Outside of my immediate family, no one told me that God loved me. (But since when do we listen to our family?)

One day, a 15 year old girl, looked me in the eyes and spoke words that changed my life. Forever.

“Jeff, I love you and I care about you.” Wow! With those words, from someone I rarely saw, God used them to begin the crumbling of the wall I had built around my heart. There is a lot to this story—maybe I can share more of it later, but the focus today is just the simple statement she made that changed my life. I don’t know if she had any idea what she had just started in my heart. I don’t know if she witnessed the crack made in the exterior of my wall. But I do believe God used this young girl —she was in her moment of being used by HIM.
You may never know the affect your words has on others. Listen, try this….next time when you are impatiently standing in line at Wal-mart—and you think you are the only one that matters…you may be frustrated for having to wait so long in line. Look at those behind you….those in front of you. Look at the cashier—and ask yourself—“am I in my moment?
Better yet, ask God—“Did You put me in this moment to touch someone’s life? Would You please point them out to me? Would You please direct my steps, my actions? What can I do for You here?
So many people around us are hurting and we just pass them by because we are so busy —thinking only of ourselves—in our moment—we forget that it was God who gave us this moment—and what are we expected to do with it? (I ask myself these same questions.) Sometimes just a smile is all that is required. Sometimes that goes farther than any words can say. Try that. In your next moment.

Father, I thank You for this opportunity to share what You’ve done in my life. I thank You in advance for those who stop by here. Forgive me where I fail You and fall short of what You designed me to do—and what You require of me. Help me Lord to put You first—in all that I do. May the moments You give me—be Your moments. Your plan—for my life. In Jesus name—Amen.

Thank you all for listening in! (Angie warned me that when I write about something…I should expect a test in that very area—but I had to share it—it was what was on my heart—be blessed!)
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You Are Supposed to be Here

Jeff’s First Post! I was going to wait until March…because I thought he needed extra time…but hey! He wrote this one out for me this morning! Without further ado….here ya go!

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Have you ever been asked to do something you are not sure you can do? I just hate to say no. But in my mind, I am thinking: “Me? Write a blog? I don’t even read that much! I can’t spell and you want me to write?” That was pretty much my response to Angie when she asked me. Then when she showed me her new blog page—I was like—“but I didn’t say I would yet.” But she knows I will.

Well, we are on vacation when I write this out for her to type. In the mountains of North Georgia. We arrived on Saturday afternoon to find an empty gas tank (although it had been ordered a week ago, it had still not been delivered). I go out to the water valve at the road, turn on the valve and water sprays everywhere. A busted line.

My first thoughts were “we are not supposed to be here obviously. Let’s just go home. No gas means no heat. No hot water. When I was a young boy, I can remember warming water in the fireplace, actually, the fireplace not only was our water heater—it was also our only source of heat.

But—the fireplace here—has ‘gas logs’. So, I call the homeowner to get the phone numbers to the gas company and the water company. Long story short, we had gas delivered late Saturday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, the water company sent someone out and repaired the valve and line at the road.

“Finally! We have water!” With a turn of the valve the meter starts running, but no water in the house. Unless you count the water spraying from a busted line in the ceiling above the laundry room.

Well, my thoughts again are, “we are just not supposed to be here this week.” But, I know I can fix this problem. So, with a trip to Lowe’s and a couple of hours later, I am sitting in a hot bath in a warm house. The lost 4 to 6 hours were not really that big of a deal.

How many times do we take life’s small problems and make a mountain out of them. As I am praying this morning, mountains are exactly what I am looking at right now. As I begin thanking God for this beautiful morning, the Spirit speaks to my heart.

“No one will ever experience what you are at this very moment.” Oh, people will sit in this same rocker on this same porch, looking at these same mountains, enjoying the same view, but they will not see the same thing. The fog in the valley will never be exactly the same again. The clouds, the rising sun, even the birds singing in the trees—their song will not sound the same way it does to me today.

And I will not be exactly the same again, for God reminded me “I can do all things through Him.” He reminded me to be still and listen and know that He is God and He is Lord of my life. I encourage you today, put Him in first place today. Allow Him to be Lord of all in your life. In all you do.

Thanks for listening!

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Oh, I cannot end this post without saying thank you to an awesome family here in Georgia! Angie and I met one of her blogging friends and her family for lunch on Sunday. Scott and Lori and their “people”—thank you guys for a great lunch and a great time. I know this old man didn’t say a lot (never do), but you blessed my heart. What a beautiful and loving family you guys are! Thank you!