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One thing I really like about God...He isn't boring! When you sign on with HIM, you are in for an adventure! I once heard a TV preacher say, “We need to ask ourselves if we are a fainter or a fighter, a weakling or a warrior, a victim or a victor”. That is certainly a Selah (pause and think on that) question! We are faced with these situations at one time or another in life, even if not on a daily basis.

Unlike the TV comedian who used to say, “Life stinks! And then you die...”, the preacher had it right. We DO have a choice. We either give into fear or faith. We either overcome or ARE overcome. We either act like a child or a child of the KING! Max Lucado said “Worry is falling short on faith. Impatience is falling short on kindness. The critical spirit is falling short on love.”

Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Therefore, it seems obvious that there is none righteous but God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! No matter how good we are, our righteousness is as filthy rags. Most of us fall short in all the above areas!

This WALK with Christ seems to center on obedience, service, and humility, but before we can walk with Him, we must FIRST have a relationship with Him! So how does one do that? (I'm so glad you asked that question!) When we are meeting someone for the first time, it usually begins with an INTRODUCTION to them by someone who knows us both. “Hello Jesus, I'd like you to meet my friend. Friend, I'd like you to meet Jesus”. It is as simple as that, and even more so. (“I know Jesus well enough that I have told you all about Him before we ran into Him! This was a surprise meeting for me as well, but I had a feeling we would meet up with Him before our visit was over”)!

Our RELATIONSHIP with Christ begins like our relationship with anyone...it usually starts with the introduction by a mutual friend. Often that friend has told us about Him before we meet Him. After hearing what a great person He is, we are curious about Jesus. Once we meet Him, it is up to us to get to know Him better. Often our mutual friend will tell us about or even give us a book that has been written about Him, called the Bible. That is the first step in forming a relationship...getting to know ABOUT Jesus. The WORD lets us know what we can expect from Christ, and eventually what He expects from us!

When we feel like we would like to hang out with Jesus for a bit, we call on Him and set up a DIALOG
with Him called PRAYER. Something like, “Hi Jesus, it's me. I just recently met you and I thought I'd give you a call and ask if You'd like to hang out with me for awhile. You would? All riiight”! We then arrange a visit with Him. That is called going to church! We then invite Him to our house. Any time we get down to pray He is there! When we invite Jesus to move in, He does! We call that “getting saved”! He comes into our heart and he never leaves...WOW! Everywhere we go, Jesus is with us. When we  accept Christ, He says “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). “Lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20). 

As we get to know Jesus by spending time with Him, (reading the Bible and prayer), we eventually see that sin has no more dominion over us. It is not that we have confidence in the flesh...that would be self-effort. 

We cannot TRY to walk in the Spirit. We must learn to REST in Christ. We cannot change ourselves any more than we could save ourselves. This is called the GRACE of God. We cannot do anything bad enough to lose it nor good enough to earn/deserve it! As Jesus is, so are we. He has moved into our hearts and lives to stay. He is forming us in His own image. We are learning to leave the old nature behind and take on the nature of Christ. The more we let go, the more Christ takes over. As Jesus is, so are we in this world, because He lives in us. We are GROWING in Christ. As we MATURE in Him, we take on His Nature, i. e. we are becoming LIKE Jesus.

We learn to forgive others as He forgave us. We can no longer look at our failures, but learn to rely on His grace. The law demands, but grace supplies. Before the cross, Jesus quoted the LAW.  After He was risen, the Holy Spirit taught GRACE. Grace came unto the Gentiles (non-Jews) after Christ arose. Up until that time God's salvation was really for the Jews, but it was based on the Law. After Jesus rose from the dead, (He was the ONLY one to ever perfectly fulfill the law), God brought in the age of grace. The law was at last fulfilled by the only One who ever could...Jesus the Son of God! We cannot mix LAW and GRACE. That is like trying to put new wine into old wine skins (not a good idea, as the old skins burst as the wine begins to ferment). It disqualifies God's people and God's message of GRACE!

The more we let go, the more Christ takes over. The Roman soldier (Matt. 8:5-13) and the Syrophenician woman (Mark 7:25-30) were examples of the two greatest faiths in the Bible, in Jesus' day. They were both Gentiles and didn't know the Law. They just believed Jesus for healing! Likewise, we forgive others BECAUSE Christ forgave us. He took our place on the Cross so we can take His place here on the earth. We are richly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved!

As we begin to learn, grow, and mature in Christ, we come into the ministry God has for us. This is a very individual calling, with some similarities to other Christians. We are not all called to the OFFICE of a teacher or preacher, yet we are all called to teach and preach on basic levels. If you can read children's Bible story books to kids at bedtime, or even the elderly in Nursing Homes, and pray with them, you have taken on the role of a teacher of the WORD of God, and taught young hearts to pray and embrace God's Word, and/or comforted the forgotten!

We are never too young to begin our ministry. I was the eldest of five children and got saved when I was 12 years of age. We were not a church-going family, but a girl from a new school district we just moved into, invited me to church. I went with her and her family, received the Lord as my Savior, and led my siblings to Jesus. God has used me to pray with others through the years, as well. Some of them, in turn, led others to Christ, and so on. All because a Christian girl at school invited the “new kid” in 7th grade English class to a revival service one day!!! Only GOD knows how many people are in Heaven today or are on their way, because of the faithfulness of a young girl by the name of Judy Jackson!

If anyone is reading this and has not asked Jesus into your heart, you didn't stumble upon this web site by accident...this was a Divine appointment! Won't you just bow your head and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and come into your heart right now? He is the only one that can save you and give you peace in your life. He will direct you to a church where you will receive the truth of God's word. Get an easy to understand Bible and begin to read it. If you don't know any Christians that can help you, then write to me,  the_rev_mother@yahoo.com  and I will answer back with whatever help I can give.

God Bless You All,
Pastor Moser
July/August, 2012


“Jesus is coming soon, morning or night or noon, many will meet their doom, trumpets will sound. All of the dead shall rise, righteous meet in the skys, going where no one dies, Heavenward bound” Amen.