Heather Francis

Love Refuses to Keep Score

“Love …. does not take into account a wrong suffered.” …I Corinthians 13: 4-5 (NASB)

Have you ever been hurt or wronged by someone?

What a question.

We all have been disappointed and hurt by the mistakes of others.

And so has God.

Sometimes that is weird to think, but God has feelings too. He too feels hurt when we make mistakes.

But God is so loving, and is so good, and is so merciful, and is so quick to forgive.

Forgiveness

“…For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

In 1 Samuel 13:14, God expressed how He sought out “a man after His own heart” to rule over His people.

He chose David to become king.

Now David was not the “perfect” example of a human being by any means. He made mistakes and errors just like everyone else.

David had even committed murder later on in his life. Some would consider that a “big sin”.

A New Beginning

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…”
-Philippians 3:13 (KJV)

Sometimes as we start a brand new year, thoughts of rehashing the past creep in….

Thoughts of “woulda…coulda…shoulda”….

The good… the bad… the ugly.

But God has a different perspective about it all.

Forget about it!

With this New Year, we can start a new beginning….. a do-over…. according to God’s plans, purposes, and pursuits for our life.

All Ye that Labor...

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
-Matt. 11:28 (KJV)

Rest and relaxation.

We all need it from time to time, whether from doing hard physical labor or from mental exertion and stress.

When you have exercised on that “treadmill of life,” God invites us to come to Him and He promises to give us His rest.

What is this “rest” that God is talking about that He wants to give us?

It is His restorative healing power of whatever we need at that moment, whether physical or mental.

The kind of rest that restores our soul and body.

God Shall Supply All Your Need

“God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus…” Philippians 4: 19 (KJV)

What is it that you need today?

At your place of employment, have you ever made a requisition order from the supply room or inventory warehouse?

Philippians 4:6 (KJV) tells us, “In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

God is telling us in this verse to come to Him with our requisition for our needs.

Whatever the need that you are having, God has it in His warehouse.

Nothing is too big or too difficult for Him to supply.

Think On These Things

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)
“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Don’t you love to hear good things?

God reminds us to think on things that are honest, lovely, pure, and of good report.

Why?

Because they are an oasis in our minds.

When we think on lovely things, whether it be amazing situations that has happened to us, or the beautiful places that we saw, or the loving people that are in our lives, it is a like a mental scrapbook, causing us to remember, and to hence realize now, that if those wonderful things happened once before, they can and will happen again in our lives.

"Love Hopeth all things..."

“Love hopeth all things…” (I Corinthians 13:7 KJV)

The love of God working inside us gives us hope for the future.

This hope is a “never say die” mentality that we can truly depend on... It is a true hope to not give up and to not quit.

Even though at times when the road we are traveling on is less followed, and it looks rather dim, God is at the end of that road, shining his flashlight, to give us a sense of hope to keep going and to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

2016 Hernando Sportsman’s 4-H Rifle Team Wins Again

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Team spirit, diligent practice sessions, coaches and parents who give of their time freely, and a “friends and family” atmosphere amongst the young competitors, equated to winning results at the 2016 4-H State Rifle Competition for the Hernando Sportsman’s Club 4-H rifle team members, for a fifth year in a row.

The 2016 4-H State Rifle Competition was held on March 5 at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club in Brooksville.

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