“Anoint My Head With Oil…”

“Anoint My Head With Oil…”

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” (Psalm 23:5 KJV)

This morning as I was cooking breakfast for my husband, I happened to notice the three pieces of bread that were toasting in the oven.  The edges of the bread were getting darker and crusty while the middle of the bread, where the butter had been applied, remained a golden brown with a moist, tasty appearance from the melted butter…Yum.

The toasting bread reminded me of a Christian’s life.  How??  Even though the entire slice of bread was baking in the same hot oven, only the edges of the bread where the butter had not been applied turned dark and crusty.  The part of the bread “anointed” with the butter only turned golden and moist.  Do you get it?  Perhaps not; so I’ll try to explain.

Throughout a Christian’s life, we go through numerous storms and trials like being thrown into a hot oven; metaphorically speaking.  As we go through these storms we either turn “darker” and “crusty,” or we become golden-brown and moist (tender) for the Potter’s Hands.

But, how do we remain golden-brown, moist, and tender while facing the fiery ovens (storms) of life?  Answer:  Pretty much the same way as bread when it is placed in a hot oven….The parts of the bread that are spread or covered with the butter (oil) remain soft and golden…. (Compared to life….these areas have been anointed by God’s oil, the Holy Spirit, and remain UNBURNED!)….  Yet; the parts of the bread (remember…comparing the bread to our lives) that have NOT been anointed by God’s oil quickly burn, turn dark, and become crusty! (Some people even like to “cut off” the burnt crust! Ouch!!)

Through the various trials and storms in our lives, we learn which parts of our lives are truly anointed with fresh oil and which parts are lacking; those areas that we need to fully surrender to God.  Lately, through a wide-range of challenges I have learned how to “rely” on God and to have Peace from God that passes all understanding.  How?  I have learned that the “Peace of God” that passes all understanding can actually mean the situation or matter did NOT turn out the way I wanted.  Yet; I find myself contented with the way God allowed it to turn out…according to His will… and not my own.

I believe that many times people feel that they possess “Peace” regarding a matter because the “flesh” has prompted them to “feel” a certain way.  They believe that if a situation or matter turns out the way they “feel” it should go…then, happily it must be God’s will; everyone is happy.  However, when the situation does NOT turn out their way…they get all upset, start pointing fingers, and blame others that “they” were at fault for NOT allowing or following God’s will… (A good lesson to learn is that Feelings are misleading…just because we “feel” it should go a certain way doesn’t necessarily mean that is the way God will go!)

My friend, God’s WILL is typically exactly how a situation turns out whether it is the way we wanted it or not; good or bad!  A good way to know or measure when you have God’s peace dwelling within your life is to see how you “react” when a situation or matter doesn’t go as you had hoped, prayed, or planned.  When you can “deal with,” “process,” and/or  “accept” a situation that has turned out the exact opposite than you may have wanted or prayed while possessing a Spirit of Peace and thankfulness within your heart and mind…Then, you are experiencing a truly “anointed” PEACE that passes all understanding….In other words, your entire “bread of life” has been anointed and there are not “dark” and “crusty” places showing!!  God’s anointing has made you golden and moist for all to see!  Ain’t God Good!

My friend, today you are either going through the “fiery” storms of life turning dark and crusty, or you are going through your storms turning golden and moist for the Master’s use.  Sadly, there have been too many times in my own life when I have come out of a fiery storm feeling crusty and filled with darkness instead of the Light of Christ.  But, as I am getting older and more trusting in God’s Word, as well as desiring His will instead of my own, I am seeing a softer more anointed side of me.  I may be in the “oven-of-life,” but I am seeing more areas of my life covered with His oil!!  Being covered with His oil means that I won’t burn as badly while going through the fiery trials of life!  Oh, Lord…Anointest my head with oil that my cup runneth over!!

So, this morning,  I pray that you are seeking to be fully covered in the oil (Holy Spirit) of God as you face the many “ovens” of fiery trials in your own life.  Don’t be “dark” and “crusty” from the hot ovens of life….Be radiant in the anointing Oil of Jesus.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever!” Amen.

Remember God Loves You!

Lin T. Rollins, Author

It is Well With My Soul

It is Well With My Soul…”

Remember How Short My Time Is…?”

(Psalm 89:47 KJV)

Mankind’s time upon earth is short….Actually, every man’s life upon earth is short compared to eternity past and present.  King David spoke, “There is only a step between me and death.” (I Samuel 20:3 NIV).

We all know that we are going to die one day;  it’s a part of life.  But, for some of us the acute thought and reality of death and its finality upon our lives is present and lived out each day.  There are many afflicted souls who have been diagnosed with an incurable disease or illness.  Lord, have mercy on these men, women, boys, or girls.   For them, the doctor, at one point or another, has informed the patient and family, “It is only a matter of time.”  The emphasis turns from “treating” the patient to “comforting” the patient.  Their days have been numbered and unless the Lord intervenes death will come shortly as predicted.

I do not have a terminal illness, but I live each day facing the realities of sudden-death or crippleness due to a physical condition I have.  Some of you know that as a child, age ten, I underwent corrective open heart surgery for a congenial aorta blockage. Even though the procedure was a tremendous success, I wasn’t made aware of the long-term damage to my cerebral arteries until I experienced a brain aneurysm in 2005, at the age of forty-nine. A group of highly talented and gifted neurosurgeons were able to implant platinum coiling inside the aneurysm re-routing the blood flow.   Modern-day medicine is amazing!

I was told at the time of the procedure (emboilization coiling) that I was at high-risk to experience other cerebral problems or brain injuries with aging.  In many ways, I don’t think I listened!  It wasn’t twenty days until I returned to the classroom teaching and to my roles as a pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother.  At the time, even though I had been warned, I had no way of knowing that it would only be a short five-year period until the next brain injury occurred.

The second injury was not an aneurysm bulge, but a dissection and bleed of the artery.  The risks were too high to operate or to put in a stint.  With two damaged arteries now on the left side of the brain and one artery with stenosis on the right side of the brain, disability retirement was in my immediate future along with a very stern warning from my doctors that they could NOT guarantee my walking out of the hospital alive for a third time.   This immediately changed my life; and that of my husband’s.

Like a weakening water hose the four main arteries in my head continue to carry the blood flow.  But, just as a worn water hose can eventually break and leak, especially under pressure, so can my arteries.  This time…I listened to the doctors and followed their recommendations!  And, so did my husband.  We changed our lifestyles immediately as recommended.  Thankfully, I can say that we have found ways to relax and to enjoy our lives together more abundantly.  What a blessing.

My husband is also more protective of me.  As a pastor, he had to let many, many things go and look the other way when either I or our children were mistreated or wrongly accused or verbally attacked.   As the Scriptures teaches,  “Turn the other cheek.”   Being a pastor’s family, we are very acquainted at how mean-spirited people can suddenly become with no concern whatsoever for damaged friendships or deeply hurt feelings.  It is a sad, often silenced, truth of the ministry…But, now that he has retired from pastoring, he is much quicker to speak up in my defense.  He doesn’t like to see me get upset or worry unnecessarily about anything.  He feels he is my knight-in-shining armor!  And, I love that in him….

Every night when I go to sleep, I know first-hand that my life can change or be gone before morning.  See, on the night of my artery dissection, I had gone to bed like it was any other night; tired from a day of teaching middle-schoolers.  But, at 12:15 AM I was suddenly awakened by a jolt of excruciating burning pain on the left side of my head, down the back of my neck, and into my shoulders.  The base of my skull and neck were stiff and  hurting so badly that I could not hold up my head…The room was violently spinning.  It seemed gravity was pulling me to the ground as I began vomiting.  I cried out for my husband.  Seeing me lying on the floor, he didn’t think I would live to make it to the hospital.  Both, he and I thought the aneurysm repair had ripped open; death was upon me.  However, with God’s purpose and plan…the stroke was not fatal.

No, I don’t have a terminal illness or disease, but I live with a condition that can cause spontaneous death at any breath or heart beat.  I know some of you might say, “We all do.”  …But for some of us, we are more acutely aware of the fact.  Just as King David stated,  “There is one step between me and death”…

But, with all the joy I can testify to…Whatever may come… I’m a winner either way and….”It is well with my soul.”    Ain’t God Good!! Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T. Rollins, Author

“How Fair is Fair?”

How Fair is Fair?”

Stay Away From a Foolish Man, For You Will NOT Find Knowledge On His Lips.

(Proverbs 14:7) NIV

 I was rattled this week…rattled to the core…And, like many of you would be…I didn’t like it one little bit!  I felt violated, infringed upon, belittled, upstaged, and insulted.  Worse yet; the people who made all of this possible don’t have a single clue how their actions affected me.  And, I can’t tell them.  Too much at stake; too much at risk.

So, how do I deal with my anger, frustrations, and boiling need to want to pick up the telephone and tell the whole world how I feel???  I stew inside…Well, that’s what I have done so far….not good for my health… And, I’m only hurting myself while the ones who inflicted this scenario have, no doubt and without a clue, enjoyed a week of merriment and bliss.  Just not Fair…

So,  this morning, I asked myself this question, “How Fair is Fair?”  Suddenly, my mind was bombarded at how truly “UNFAIR” life really is….And, no where in the Bible will you find God apologizing for unfair people, unfair events, or unfair acts of unkindness or personal violations.  However, God does teach us to “forgive” those who have inflicted injustices upon us…But, even more so, He warns and teaches us to “STAY AWAY”  from foolish people who will turn on us in a heartbeat and trample upon our lives!

As a child, we are taught not to touch a hot surface.  An adult figure typically tells us, “No…Hot…No…Hot.”  And, we learn to remove ourselves and stay away from the danger.  However, if we are too “hard-headed” and “stubborn” we will continue to reach for the hot surface until we get hurt…Then, we know from personal experience to stay away!

So, why is it that we do not apply this simple law of physics to our own personal lives when interacting with people who have hurt us time and time again in the past?  Time after time we give these people another opportunity to come into our lives only to be left “burned” again!  Well, today I’m over it.   Surely…God has given me enough sense to recognize features and factors in a person to know to stay away from that person…when and if given the opportunity.   Plainly put….We don’t need “friends” like that; do we?  Life is too short to play games with people’s lives and emotions….Move on…get over it….

This morning, I awoke to a warm bed, running hot water, clothes on my back, and food to eat.  There are countless numbers of infants and older people alike who would love to trade places with me.  I may not have the biggest house on the street, but I have a well-maintained lovely home that is plenty big enough for me and my husband.  I may not drive the finest car available, but I really enjoy my Ford Fusion, and I’m sure there are thousands of people all over the world who either walked to their destinations this morning who would love to drive my car.  I may not have the most expensive hair-dresser in the area, but I love my beautician at Fanstatic Sam’s.  I may not dine with the political high-lights of our time, but I dine with my grandchildren and they are more important to me than someone’s title or economic status.

God doesn’t owe anyone an apology when life doesn’t appear to be fair or the playing field doesn’t appear to be level.   Why??? Because the one thing God did do that IS FAIR to every man, woman, boy, and girl on planet Earth was to die for their sins and transgressions; including mine.  That amazing Fact is amazingly the same for all…regardless of race, creed, financial status, first class, second class, third class, or no class!

Don’t let “fairness” stand in your way of happiness…We have way too many blessing to count to be worried  about such insults within our lives.  Love God, Love His people, and pray fort those who behave in foolish ways and inflict pain into our lives….After all,  GOD DOES SEE AND HEAR ALL….Keep the Faith….Amen.

Remember, God Loves You

Lin T. Rollins, Author

“Prayers for All…”

Prayers for All…

1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (I Timothy 2:1 KJV)

Mmm…have you ever wondered or thought about the fact that there are some people in the world who may not have one single person to lift up their name or cause before the Lord?  People such as the homeless, widowed, orphaned, those gone astray, isolated from others, confined, or simply all alone.  There is no doubt countless numbers of people who never have opportunity to interact with others on a daily or regular basis.  They don’t have the privilege of saying or asking someone else, “Will you pray for me?”

Sometimes, I fear that those of us who are “churched” and have friends and loved ones around us who pray for us on a daily or regular basis may not realize how truly fortunate we are.  Yet; the Apostle Paul strongly urged that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for ALL men.”  Not just a few.

The thought of praying for ALL men everywhere is almost overwhelming.  I mean, for some of us, by the time we finish reading off the names on our prayer lists and making petitions for their needs and our own, how are we going to find the time to pray for ALL men everywhere!  I feel the Lord dealt with me this morning about this.  I felt the Lord spoke in my spirit, “There are so many people who never get prayed for.”  This greatly saddened me.  Wow!  Where do we start; and how?

The Apostle Paul states that Prayer pleases God our Savior, who wants ALL men to be saved.  While studying this, I imagined a poor widowed lady living in a remote area with the barest of surroundings. No children, no loved ones left alive, no close friends, no one to visit…all alone.  Who is lifting up her name and her petitions to the Lord?  Even though she is “nameless” to me, is it my responsiblity to pray for her?  Yes; I believe it is.

It is my duty as a believer, as well as your duty as a believer,  to pray for ALL men.  I don’t necessarily have to call them by name one by one, but I can pray in faith something like this, “Heavenly Father, according to thy scriptures, intercessory prayers and supplications should be made for all men; everywhere.  Today, I lift up your earthly children, old and young, rich and poor, kings and common, regardless of race or nationality to thy throne. I pray for their needs to be met through Jesus Christ.  Needs for salvation, hunger or sickness, and financial provisions through thy bountiful resources.  I thank you for hearing my prayer of faith for all men everywhere.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.” 

Will it help?  By faith, I pray that it will.  Just think…what if every Christian everywhere in the world stopped and took the time to pray this simple prayer for ALL men?  Millions of prayers arriving in Heaven for all men!  Exponential Growth!!  Today, as I pray for those I know best, I am going to also pray for those whom I don’t know at all….After all, there is a promise given for those who pray:

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone (ALL!)—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live PEACEFUL and QUIET lives in all godliness and holiness.”

 Maybe, just maybe, we would all live more peaceful lives if we learn to pray for everyone! (I Timothy 2:1-8).

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T. Rollins, Author

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Spiritual Resume’

Spiritual Resume’

Whosoever welcomes this child in my name, welcomes me; and whosoever welcomes me, also welcomes the one who sent me.  For he who is least among you all is the greatest.” Luke 9:48

Titles…We all use them; some possess more than others.  Titles can be very helpful within our society.  Without specific titles certain professions or careers would not be available.  Thank goodness for certain titles such as Doctor, Nurse, Fireman, and Policeman. Titles can open doors in many areas of life.  We are a society engulfed with “titles.”

Even Jesus Christ conducted a lesson with his disciples regarding titles…It seemed his disciples were having a dispute among themselves as which one of them would be the greatest in Heaven.  Jesus  quickly stepped into the conversation and silenced them all by saying, “For he who is least among you all is the greatest.” (Luke 9:48).   Wow! Can you imagine the dropped heads in that group! God has a way of humbling us when needed!

However, I am always greatly impressed when I learn that someone whom I have known for years, perhaps decades, is a decorated war hero or once held a powerful, high position in life before his or her retirement.  Before learning of their past title(s), they were simply ordinary people, but suddenly knowing that they have a note-worthy  “history-of- greatness” puts them on a brand new level.  Yet; these certain people choose to never share or tell anyone of their former “titles” or  achievements…They don’t use their past accomplishments or heroics as a visible “badge” of importance or notoriety of any sort…

This happened to my husband and me several years ago at his aunt’s funeral.  Not once could he recall being told that his aunt, his dad’s oldest sister, had been a nurse serving in Hawaii at the time Pearl Harbor was attacked.  Until the day of her funeral, he didn’t know that she had been honored for her unrelenting service of duty and had worked for 72 hours straight while taking care of wounded soldiers.  He knew that she had been a nurse somewhere in Florida before she retired, and that she possessed a true joy and zeal for life, but he didn’t know anything about her past note-worthy accomplishments.   In other words, she had chosen not to go around informing every one of her dedicated services to mankind.  She just showed them the “joy” and “love” within her heart for life.  Maybe; the “joy” within our heart is enough!

It wasn’t too terribly long after her funeral that I was having a conversation with someone whom I really didn’t know very well.  Without realizing it at the time, I shared with the person that I was a pastor’s wife along with a few other earthly “titles.”  As I was walking away, I heard a soft voice within say, “Was it really necessary that you tell them that much about your personal life?”  I suddenly felt a ping of guilt and embarrassment in the pit of my stomach.  I answered to myself, “No, Lord, it really wasn’t that necessary.” Nonetheless, the damage (if any) was done. I couldn’t go back and tell the person that I was sorry that I had shared too much information about myself or revealed too much about my personal life.  Too late; I had to let it go.  Whatever the person thought of me or whatever impression I left was done. I would have to leave the results in God’s hand.

As I was driving home, I felt the Spirit ask me another question within, “Is it more important that you tell someone that you are a pastor’s wife or that you are a believer in me?”  Carrying on this inward conversation, I felt the Spirit say, “Being a pastor’s wife will not get you into Heaven, but being a believer in me will.”  Two hard lessons in one day…only minutes apart!

From that time forward, I wasn’t as eager to share that I was a “pastor’s wife!”  But, if asked, I am always willing to share that I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ.  If there is a “purpose” to share my experiences in the ministry as a way to minister unto others then I will share;  but if not…there’s just no need!  After all, I feel most people are just interested in knowing that we all get into our pants one leg at a time and live one day at a time!  And, for many of us, as Christians, we depend upon the Power, Mercies, Faithfulness, and Resources of God to make it through this life…One Day at a Time!  Our doors open and close at His command!

I wonder how many people we may “turn-off” when we try to impress them with a “Spiritual Resume?”  Truth and fact be known…all of our “Spiritual Resumes” should go something like this:  “We have ALL sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.”  “Like sheep in a pasture, we have ALL gone astray.” “For by Grace we are saved and not of ourselves; it is the gift of God!”  Now, there’s an impressive resume’…One that is ALL about Christ….and nothing about ourselves!

Of all the “titles,” “achievements,” and “accomplishments” we can make in this life, the ONLY one that carries eternal value is the one where we have “humbled” ourselves as a child and asked God to come into our hearts and save us.  This is the only bona-fide Spiritual Resume’ we need!  I pray that being a born-again Christian is the high-light of your spiritual resume’……Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T. Rollins, Author

The Acronym ASK

The Acronym A.S.K.

“Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 NIV)

God makes some things so simple.  One of the most important verses found in the Bible can be easily remembered by using a simple acronym for its meaning:  ASK….Ask, Seek, Knock.

Ask whom? God….Seek whom?  God….Knock on whose door?  God’s… 

 Have you ever considered that most relationships typically start or begin with a question?  Examples:  “Hi, I’m so and so; what is your name?”  Or, “Do you like Mexican food?”  Or, “Would you like to grab a bite to eat after work?”  Or, “Would you like to go to the movies with me?”  Or, “Are you seeing anyone?”   Usually, somewhere at the beginning of a beautiful friendship or relationship some questions are asked. By asking questions we show our interest in the other person; who they are.  By asking questions we get to know the other person better.

The same is true with God.  We ASK God to enter into a covenant relationship with us.  Then, we SEEK to know Him better.  Then, we Knock on His heart’s door to reveal to us His will for our lives.

I recall the beginning of my relationship with my husband. I had just entered my senior year in high school when a friend walked up to me while I was at my locker and commented, “Do you know Richard Rollins?” My response was, “No, who is he?” After describing him to me my friend asked, “Can I give him your telephone number?” I granted permission.  About a day or two later he called me.  Our initial conversation included several question including,  “Would you like to go out with me this Friday night?”  Without “asking” me out, our friendship and relationship would have never developed.  Without “asking” God to come into our lives…we will never have a friendship or spiritual relationship with Him!

By Faith, I “Asked” the Lord to come into my heart when I was around twelve years old.  Since that time, I have been “Seeking” Him, getting to know Him better and better, by reading His book, The Bible.  After “asking” Him to come into my life, seeking Him through cooperate and private Bible study, Worship, and Praise, I have learned to Knock on Heaven’s door for God to open up and reveal His will and way for my life.

When searching out the many meanings of life…I highly recommend to FIRST ASK GOD; the creator of life.  Then, I highly encourage you to “SEEK” the scriptures to get to know God better and to discover His will for mankind, then I earnestly urge you to “KNOCK” on Heaven’s door to open and reveal to you God’s will for your life.  Who is the door?  What door do you knock upon?  How do we knock on God’s door?

The Bible plainly teaches that Jesus Christ is the Door and that NO man comes unto the Father (God) except through His Son, Jesus (John 3:16).   There is no other way!  Jesus said, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved (John 10:9).  Jesus also said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6

By first believing in God, seeking the scriptures, and knocking on God’s door through faith in His Son, Jesus, we can and will find eternal life for our souls.  Oh, my friend won’t you ASK God today to save you, enter into a covenant relationship with Him, and make Jesus Christ your personal Door to Salvation?  It’s as simple as ASKING! “Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you.”   ASK!

Remember, God Loves You.

Lin T. Rollins, Author

God’s Love…God’s Unconditional Love

“I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”

I can recall the very first time when I saw the love of God in another person’s eyes.  I was around six or seven years old when I attended Sunday school for the very first time in my life.  I was invited to go with my next door neighbor, Kathy, who was one year older than me.  She and her family attended church regularly.   I really didn’t even know where we were going, but it sounded like fun; and it was.

As the two of us entered into the Sunday school classroom, the brightly beaming sun rays lit up the majestic stained-paneled window. I was greeted by an older, lovely woman with a smile that seemed to radiate straight from the throne room of God.  Without any signs of condemnation or a judgmental look upon her face, she actually hugged me as my friend introduced us.  I have never forgotten that moment in time.  I was accepted; truly accepted for just being alive.  What a grand and glorious feeling.

I have asked God a million times in my life why I felt so different, unloved, and rejected at such a young age.  Until this day, He has never chosen to reveal the early on dark feelings upon my life.  Even as child, it seemed that I always had to “work” hard at being loved by those around me; a conditional love placed upon my life.  Spankings and harsh words were often given, but there were good times, too.

At nine years old, my parents moved to a new home.  Until this day, I have never seen my friend who invited me to go to church with her, but I have never forgotten her.  Within days after moving into our new home, one of our new neighbors, Mrs. Townsend, God rest her soul, visited our home and invited us to her church.  She offered to take me to Sunday school with her son who was my same age.  For some reason, I can still recall getting into her four-door blue Ford that first Sunday morning and riding in the backseat to church.

But, even more exciting is remembering the first time I walked into the junior girl’s Sunday school class at First Baptist and meeting nine of the prettiest and sweetest girls on planet Earth.  Several of those same girls are still my precious friends today; one my very best friend.  And, just like the teacher at the other church, my new Sunday school teacher was just as pretty and reflected God’s love in every thing she said and did.  I can also recall the several different pictures of Jesus hanging on the walls.  To me, He looked so kind, caring, and loving.  In the pictures, all of the children appeared happy to be around Him.  The entire environment of that church made me to feel safe and loved.

Over the next several years, I developed long-lasting friendships with several of the church’s families.  Each had a huge and significant impact upon my life.  Somewhere around eleven years old, after attending a week of Vacation Bible School, I walked the aisle the following Sunday morning to accept God’s Love into my heart.  I was so excited, but it was short-lived.  When I arrived back home to tell my mother the wonderful news, she insisted that I had only gotten saved to get attention for myself.  Thankfully, within a few days, the Pastor of the church came to our home and assured my parents that my decision to follow Christ appeared to be very genuine.  He invited them to the church and discussed my being baptized.  I could hardly wait, even though I am quite sure I didn’t know the complete theological purpose behind being baptized.  All I knew is that I felt so loved and on top of the world when I was at church.  My parents attended my baptismal service and actually joined the church that night.  I was so thrilled that I erupted in tears.  I just knew it was something wonderful happening.

My parents attended church fairly regularly for nearly a year before other interests pulled them away.  Thankfully, shortly after I married, they joined another church and became very faithful members holding several offices in the church.  I saw both of them change from that time on and my children and grandchildren know nothing more than having wonderful, church-going grandparents.  I am almost certain that my mother’s beautiful smile welcomed her Sunday school students for many years….And, my dad used his talents to help coach the church’s softball team where so many young boys loved and admired him, and he chaired several committees as well…Ain’t God Good!

See, God’s love is an unconditional love…And, it is a never-ending love.  It changes people from the inside out. Maybe not in our time…but definitely in His…  We all fall short of God’s Love….But, God’s Love never falls short upon us….And, the title of the very first Gospel song I ever wrote is, “God’s Love.”  “God’s Love has found a new home.”  It is my hope and prayer that His Love has found a new home in your heart as well.

Remember, God Loves You,

Lin T. Rollins, Author