I hope you had a good start into the year 2012.
Wow, another year has passed, many things happened again and I was thinking which part of those things I should share with you. So my brain was searching for ideas but it ended in chaos, haha. But then God came with a great idea and suggested to talk about my granny. Thank You Jesus, You are a genius!
My granny. I’m so thankful that God set her in my life when my family came over to Germany. I really love her very much. She is one of the most impressive heros in my life.
Our relationship started when we were on a train and she looked at my sister and me, smiling. Then she took some kind of calendar for kids with verses of the Bible on it. So we got pretty excited and told her that we are christians, too. Since then she was like a part of my family, like a real granny, though not by blood.
Ever since I can remember she went for Christ! Every single hour in her life was about/in/for Christ. Every time she opened her mouth was about Christ. Every day she went out to spread out the Gospel all around the city.
Even when she became almost blind. Like she would care, ha! She trusted God and took her blindness with happiness all for the glory the Lord. Not even dementia could stop her from praising the King of Kings. My eyes sparkle when I think of her.
She passed away last year. I was very sad and cried a lot. But at the same time I was so happy for her and I almost could see how she was dancing and laughing with her beloved Jesus! And I can’t wait to see her again at home in heaven!
Her last word was "shalom"... until the very end... so impressive... so wonderful...
And that's exactly how I want to live. And that's what I want to encourage you for, too. To stand up and go for Christ whatever may come and whatever you may go through!
For me 2011 was a very hard and difficult year. But I had the honor to learn, once again, what it means to find hope in Christ. To find love and victory in Christ. To find everything in Christ! I found out that praising Him and sharing the Gospel with other people were giving me fresh life again and again. All the heaviness and pressures were blown away.
Jesus is your solution for every problem!
Since 1-2 month I have this strong feeling that God is saying "Stop! Enough with all these complainings, finding excuses, fear, self-pity, my pain my past my problems, this and that... Enough! Guys! There is no much time left! With every single hour the end comes near but with every single hour more and more of my beloved children are dying. It’s time to stand up! Go out, shout the Gospel to the world! Only focus on ME and my kingdom!"
I'm not saying God doesn’t care about your problems or pain. No. But brothers and sisters! Don’t you hear the cry of our Father's heart? And I tell you this: it's not only God’s heart that's crying but also the hearts of every single human being. Those who say they hate God actually are just crying out for God's love.
God showed me a vision where He went all around the world asking "Who? Who will stand up for Us? Is anybody here who will go out for Us?". And like that He is asking you right now: "Will you go out for Us?"
So won't you stand up for Christ with Christ? Isn’t that exactly the reason we are living for?
Check out where your focus is right now.
Is it your pain or Christ?
Is it fooling around/joining the world or Christ?
Is it your fear or Christ?
Is it you or Christ?
This year's Bible-verse is [2.Corinthians12:9].
Jesus says "For my strength is perfect in weak".
And I thought "That's it!".
Come on guys! It's time to wake up and stand up! We are made to praise God and tell the world about the Gospel! And by doing that your problems and pains will fade away one by one. Because God created us that way.
I want to encourage you for 2012:
Take your Bible - for that's your weapon and food of life and
Pray - for there is nothing more powerful than that!
Let's stand for/in/with Christ!
Let's only focus on Him and the heaven's kingdom!
You are a warrior of God!
Be the light in this world and shine out the Christ in you!
He in you wants action!!! XD
You have victory over everything through Christ!
Take it and have a very blessed 2012 with Jesus.