In God's created world He has given us many things to enjoy, and, of course, for me that includes tea! No surprise there! ;-)
After my recent trip to Indianapolis, I was challenged to re-evaluate my priorities and objectives. Below is a photo that appeared in the printed General Assembly & Convention Daily Summary distributed each day, and it is partly responsible for today's post.
"I FEEL A DEEP BURDEN FOR SO MANY
AMERICANS WHO LIVE WITH NO
LASTING HOPE. TOGETHER, WE CAN
HELP THEM FIND IT."
~ BILLY GRAHAM
Dr. Graham's photo and quote is in regards to a massive, nationwide effort this coming November to reach people across the United States and Canada with the "Good News" of God's redeeming love [myhopewithbillygraham.org].
Romans 14:10-12 reads: "...We will all stand before God's judgment seat... each of us will give an account of himself [herself] to God." While I've been more than eager to share my passion for tea with everyone, I've been much more passive about sharing my love for God.
I often enthusiastically declare tea's calming, rejuvenating, and healthy qualities, but I must also declare that a personal relationship with God, by far, supersedes anything a cup of tea can ever provide - good though it may be!
So every Sunday going forward, I will write a blog post with a spiritual emphasis. I must confess that I've had to muster courage, because to use another quote of Dr. Graham's: "Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God!" Romans 1:16a is my declaration:
"I am not ashamed of the gospel,
because it is the power of God
for the salvation of everyone who believes..."
Please join me every Sunday over a cup of tea, as I share a scripture or brief story of LASTING HOPE.
May God bless your week!