Called to Preach

Hey family, hope you are all doing great, and for some of us that have been home-schooling yaay!!! to the holidays. It has been an interesting season, juggling home school and everything in between, God has indeed been good, His grace is sufficient. Thank you so much for supporting the blog, it has been really encouraging and I hope you have been blessed so far. I also hope you have been able to listen to the Revive Podcast, if not, then what are you waiting for? I thought we were friends, haha, but honestly do tune in there is a lot in store for you, you can check that out HERE after this post lol. 

Today I was reminded of the purpose for this blog, beyond the inspiration, teaching, encouraging posts it is actually a means to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and save the lost. The more I look at the world, the more I hear Gods cry for the lost and His love towards them.  As Christians, we have an assignment as a whole and that is to share the GOOD NEWS of the saving power of Jesus Christ. God loves the world (the people) that he gave His only son to die for them, you and me. 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3;16

We shouldn’t be afraid or ashamed to share the gospel for it is Gods saving power, I love what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”  You don’t know who needs to hear the gospel, you don’t know who is in need of salvation, so let us not be quiet, let us use all the opportunities we have to share the good news and win many to Christ. You don’t have to be a pastor, evangelist, prophet or function in any of the offices to spread the good news, the bible says in Romans 10:14-15:

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

You might say, but Lisa I am not called to preach, well-beloved Jesus said in Mark 16:15 …  “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. So that answers your question, everyone has been called to preach the gospel, we are all part of the great commission: Matthew 28:19-20

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The good thing is that you don’t have to do this alone, you have the Holy Spirit with you, and he gives us utterance. So beloved let us preach the GOOD NEWS let us talk boldly about our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. if you know people that are close to you and are not saved, this is the time to pray for them, ask the Holy Spirit for utterance and talk to them about Jesus. Thank God for social media, use what has been provided to us to spread the Good News, Hope, peace and love, these things can only be found in Christ. The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few! Matthew 9:37, let us not waste any more time, you can start today by sharing the salvation post to your friends and family who need to hear about Jesus just by clicking HERE. We are Gods army and we will finish our race. 

With love always 

Lisa Maxwell – be blessed and be a blessing

The Love Letter

Hey, my lovelies, how are you all today? like really how are you? have you done an internal check-up? Have you gone to the father to ask if there is something that needs paying attention to? You see this is something I do on a regular, and a heart check is very important. The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23 that we should guard our heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. When you also read in proverbs 17:22 you will see that it says a merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones! What is broken in your life that you need to give to God? He is the only one that can fix any brokenness. So, I urge you today to sit with your loving father and allow him to fix any brokenness so your heart can be filled with joy and do you good like medicine. 

So today, I actually had a different article ready for you, however, while I was spending time with my Abba, basking in his love, faithfulness and Wonder, I started writing Him a letter as I always do every morning. This time, it was a love letter and in the process of just pouring out my love, gratitude and surrender to God, the Holy Spirit said, this is what you will share on the blog today. I was like huh? This is my vulnerable side; like how can I possibly share my private moments with God and how I open up to Him. Well, He just said share. So, this is not your usual post, this is a peek into my conversations with my father in my secret place. I hope you are blessed and as you read this letter, I pray that you bask in the fathers love today and just enjoy His presence.  

Dear Abba, spending time with you is something I don’t want to grow out of, your presence is heaven to me.

May I make your presence my dwelling place beyond our secrete place!

May I carry your presence everywhere I go.

Dear Abba, teach me how to look for you in my everyday life, teach me how to be quiet so that I can hear your still voice!

Teach me how to hear your heartbeat and how to read your body language.

Awesome God, there Is no one like you!

My King, oh how my soul is pleased to be called your own.

I will live up to who you called me, as your daughter, as one who is only satisfied by you!

I will forever live in your bounty.

I dance in your showers of blessings every day.

I enjoy the freshness of your mercies every morning.

Oh! How you love me!

May my entire life speak of you! 

shower me consistently with your love every day.

Drown me in your glory, drench me with your grace.

May I never lose sight of what is important, may I never lose my wonder.

Keep me on the straight path of righteousness, direct my steps towards you.

Refine me in your refiner’s fire and remove from me what is not of you!

I place myself into your careful hands, to do what needs to be done!

Just like your servant David cried out in the scriptures 

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

 See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.

Create in me a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me 

May I continue to be taught by you! 

May I never come to a place where I feel like I know it all 

I will forever be your student and you my teacher 

Hold my hand Abba and never let me go!  

I love you! And I receive your love.

Your beloved baby girl 

Lisa Maxwell