Sunday, September 18, 2005

Oh, here I am, home from church and in my cozy socks getting ready to put the tea kettle on. Its been such a pleasant restful Sunday. We heard excellent messages at each service. This evening's message was about the 'rapture'. You can read about it in the book of I Thessalonians chapter 4 verses 13 thru 18. It was a good thing for me to think about cause I've been pretty down yesterday, missing Mum. She's been with her Savior 18 days already. Anyway, the Bible reminds us that the rapture is to take place and Pastor told us its doctrine brings us comfort, plus a warning of the judgment to come, and that these words from scripture are an incentive for watchfulness. Jesus is coming again and will 'catch up' all who are saved and waiting. Comforting to me, reminds me keep hoping, its all coming to pass because God said so. So hear I sit, sipping 'Berry' tea out of my tangerine colored mug and enjoying 'talking' to my blog friends. I'm looking forward to making collages and I must force myself to sew on the ties etc. on my crinoline lady apron. Why, oh why is it so hard to do the 'finish it up' things? But.... I'm thankful for my Saviour and his holy word....I'm thankful I came under conviction of the Holy Spirit when I was 32 years old and got on my knees and confessed to God that I was a hell deserving sinner and I wanted Him to please forgive me and save my soul. It was a Mother's Day and we had a special week of evangelistic meetings. The title of the morning message was "Hell will be filled with 'good' people". We didn't get too far into that message and I knew in my heart, God was speaking to me. I tried to tell Him how good I was, and the more I had these thoughts the more I knew I was the guilty sinner the Bible spoke to. I was ready to go forward about a third of the way into the message and at the close of it, I did go forward and was 'saved' for heaven....from hell. I know this won't interest everybody,but never-the-less ..its true. "Every word of God is pure, he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Proverbs 30:5  Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Zoanna said...

Just found your blog. Loved reading about your salvation testimony. I never tire of hearing the life that Christ gives to dead hearts!

Jess said...

Amen!

What a pretty picture, is that a border in your home?

ms*robyn said...

thanks for this post MaggieAnn, I know I can always come here and feel comforted by what you write.
hugs to you x x

Peggy said...

Maggie, just when I need a pick me up I know I can always come here. Went to 2 grandsons birthday parties this weekend and driving to the mountains I had to pass my mothers home that we had sold after she died. Having a sad drive to and from and coming here.. I know She is very happy and I will see her again soon... thank you Ms Maggie!

Saija said...

as ms*robyn said, your blog is a comfort ... and i very much enjoyed reading your testimony ... we've all heard the Saviour's call in different ways, yet the salvation of our souls and to be made part of the body of Christ is what makes us "family" - even though we haven't met ...

i walked the aisle at a Billy Graham crusade when i was 12 ... there were many who sowed the seed in my young heart, but it was the preaching of Dr. Graham that brought the harvest ...

blessings on your day, Maggie Ann! i must go have my second cup of coffee now ...

dolly said...

Hi your blog is wonderful! nice to 'meet' you *smile*

dolly x

Shelley said...

Never worry about if your testimony is interesting or not to others. It is your story, and is true. Besides, you never know when it will reach others. Testimonies are important to tell and share. Thanks for sharing yours!