Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Love never fails

Try to learn what pleases the Lord (Eph. 5:10)
Treating the Sabbath as sacred is just one way of pleasing God. One way with many blessings attached. Remember, we should not be pleasing God to get things done from Him or to become better people. We should be pleasing God because we love Him, because we respect Him, and because we are thankful for His love for us! Don't you think it is rather crooked to say you love God and at the same time refuse to do what pleases Him? That wouldn't work in human relationships. When you love someone, you like to please that person, even if it was just to see a smile on their face. Treating the Sabbath as sacred is just one way of pleasing God. He gave us many ways to please Him. Think about the Ten Commandments as a whole, which of course are all summed up by Jesus in one new commandment. You can read that in John 15:11-12

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.

That pleases God!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Six days to do your work

A shadow of things in the futurePeople ask me all the time if I regard the Saturday or the Sunday as the Sabbath and if my book offers any opinion on the subject. My answer is always disappointing to some and liberating to others; I leave it up to the reader. Sacred Sabbath is NOT a book about rules! The Bible says in Colossians 2:16-17,

So let no one make rules about what you eat or drink or about holy days or the New Moon festival or the Sabbath. All such things are only a shadow of things in the future; the reality is Christ.

Whether it is your custom to regard the Saturday or Sunday as Sabbath is of no importance to the message that I want to bring across. The book holds a simple but clear word from God, a personal word for whoever wants to hear it out. Only you can decide to take this message or leave it.

Friday, July 14, 2006

CBA Convention, Denver, Colorado

You're part of something bigger
'You're part of something bigger' was the motto for the International Christian Retail Show 2006 that took place this week in Denver, Colorado. My husband and I had the privilege of attending this world's biggest Christian retail trade event and we do wholeheartedly agree with these words. Yes, we are part of something bigger! The show was an awesome opportunity to learn more about books, to meet other authors, to catch up on happening events elsewhere and most of all to experience what God is doing worldwide through ordinary people like you and me. Creativity is the key word! Through books, movies, music, merchandise and multi media the good news about Jesus Christ is being spread throughout the world.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fulfillment of our dreams

Re-think your life while you can!
I just want us all to think about our personal situations. Are we truly happy and satisfied with where we live and how we live, or is there deep, down inside that longing for more. If only I could buy that house, that boat, that car. If only I had more time. If only I had visisted more countries. Very often we think that reaching our next goal will bring us closer to the fulfillment of our dreams, but will there ever be an end to our feeling of lack? Is it possible to enjoy who we are, where we are, and what we are in life without having to add?

Monday, July 03, 2006

Listening is learning

Do you have room to receive?
You may think the God of the Old Testament doesn't have the answers for your problems today. After all, it was a different time, and it seems people spend their precious time fighting violent wars, setting up camp, watering their gardens, and maybe counting cattle. No sight yet of a 24/7 society: weekend jobs, endless social obligations, frequent credit problems that take up time and effort, and on top of that, sport games and new movies to watch every week! Will the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be able to help us today to live a happy, relaxed, and peaceful life? The answer is yes. He is as serious about guiding us today as He was about guiding His beloved people thousands of years ago. Do we want to hear what He has to say? Are we open to suggestions?