Another Christmas… another Tea. A “Tea” you say? Yes a tea. A time to pull out the rarely used china and tea pots, throw some fancy candles and some bling in the center and wha-la! A chance to get dressed up, enjoy a great meal, and lots of time to chat. What else could a girl want?
This year, as with many in the past, the Lord had an amazing plan for both Tuesday and Thursday evening. Through the heart to simply serve Him, the leadership team prayed and committed their efforts to Him, and those called to attend were richly blessed because of it. Several ladies are now able to call upon the Lord as their Savior as a gifted worship artist led us into his presence through song, poured forth her heart in an authentic way, and prayed a prayer with them as they decided to open the door to their hearts for Him. Amen!
With the amazing technology that is provided today, the lady who inspired and created the centerpiece in the above picture, now has a mom who not only can live the rest of her days in fellowship with her heavenly father, but can spend eternity forever with him. If you are a believer, the ramifications of this decision you already realize. What a time to celebrate! The reason a baby was born to us, was to carry out God’s ultimate plan – death on a cross, payment for our sins, the gift of eternal life with Him! My heart prays for these new sisters as their passion for him ignites and their eyes are open for the first time to his amazing plan and wonders. To picture the celebration in heaven over the rejoicing of these new daughters is unimaginable. Thank you Jesus!
I also want to thank a special lady who simply obeyed the call on her life to serve him with all of her heart, her soul, and her mind. The beautiful voice of Gwen Smith filled the auditorium, and the spirit Himself filled her mouth with his words as she opened her heart to be used as his vessel. She’s an amazing lady, with an amazing story of forgiveness and redemption. She has a big smile and even greater joy and energy that pours forth trough her God-given spunky personality. She’s a song writer and an author. Check out her website, you will be blessed, http://www.gwensmith.net May we continue to unwrap the gift of his grace this season.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within him, to be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen