A Gift 

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God grants us all sorts of gifts, all the time. We must learn to become sensitive enough to recognize and praise God for them. The Chosen TV show is certainly a gift and so important for such a time as this. It helps us visualize some of the Bible narratives. It expands our understanding of how Jesus related to all the various groups of people He encountered. And it opens up a major opportunity to speak to others about the Gospel in a non-threatening way. It’s a show after all. Who doesn’t want to sit and be entertained? But of course, this is so, so much more than just entertainment! Lives are being changed forevermore, my Friends. I do hope you will watch it if you haven’t, and you will share it with others if you have. 

Once we belong to God, it is everyone’s responsibility and privilege to share the Good News with whoever God places before us. Sometimes this means acting in away that is unexpected, like staying calm in the midst of crisis. Sometimes it means being overly generous, like paying for another person’s dinner without them knowing it. And others times it does mean talking about your Faith and the changes Jesus has made in your life. Wearing a “Jesus shirt,” as I call them, can be one way to help others think about God, Faith and Salvation without saying a word. And of course, you can share how you’ve been bingeing Jesus through The Chosen series. While we never force our beliefs on anyone, we definitely should spread the seeds of our Faith whenever possible. Then we pray over them and trust God to implant them and grow them as He sees fit. One thing we will not hear from Jesus when our time here is done is, “Why didn’t so-and-so believe in your Faith?” But what we never want to hear is, “Why didn’t you share your Faith with so-and-so?” So go out today and spread the news!

We will begin tomorrow with the last book in our 2023 Book Club…

2023’s Got A Minute? Book Club

January: The First & Best Book Ever: The Bible

February: Love Is In the Air: “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” by Gary Chapman

March: Spring Growth: “Secrets of the Vine” by Bruce Wilkinson

April: Living the Resurrected Life: “The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life” by Dr Charles Stanley

May: My Spiritual Mom: “Making Good Habits Breaking Bad Habits” by Joyce Meyer

June: Spiritual Dad:  “It’s Not About Me- Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy” by Max Lucado

July: Financial Freedom “Complete Guide to Money” by Dave Ramsey

August: Summer’s Soul Restorer “A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23” by W Phillip Keller

September: Covering Our Children: “Prayers for the Prodigals” by James Banks

October: Reformation of Our Hearts: “Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine” by Max Lucado

November: So Thankful To Be Chosen: “The Chosen 40 Days with Jesus Book One, Book Two & Book Three” by Amanda Jenkins, Kristen Hendricks and Dallas Jenkins

<>< Peace, Diane