Monday, July 20, 2009

It All Comes Back to Jesus!!

As I was preparing for VBS this week, I spent a lot of time focusing on our theme which is “Boomerang Express” and the basic message of this whole week will be “IT ALL COMES BACK TO JESUS!”

I absolutely just love the conveyed message in that simple phrase. Indeed, everything we do, everything we say, everything that we are, should be about Jesus. No matter the circumstances. No matter the events that take place. No matter the places we go or the people we deal with. Our lives should always reflect Jesus – our lives should always point people to Him.

The most important thing that we need to remember as Christians is that the choices and decisions we make; the things that we opt to do; the words that we elect to vocalize can have a definite boomerang effect that has the propensity to be a good thing or a bad thing.

If we are not careful to guard our hearts and tame our tongues, that boomerang effect can rend a devastating blow to our Christian witness.

If we don’t choose to live Godly, Christ-like lives, that boomerang effect can deliver a costly blow to our spiritual walk.

If we don’t spend time immersed in the Word of God and strive to keep ourselves fully aligned with Him, the boomerang effect can cause havoc in our lives.

As we live out the Truth of God’s Word and as we plant the seeds of the gospel into other peoples lives, we get to see the good fruits of our labor coming back to us. We need to make sure that we are speaking the truth of His Word.

“So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)

When the boomerangs in my life come full circle back to me, I pray that they are producing good things. Holy things. Righteous things. Things that edify. Things that glorify Him. Things that point people to My Savior.

My prayer is that each day I saturate myself in His Word to the point that the overflow is filled with things of Christ. May I be nothing less than an instrument for His Glory in all that I do. In all that I say. In all that I am.

He is worthy. He is God. He is here.

Please go to the prayer link "At His Feet" and lift up those in need. I also want to thank EDIE for making me the fabulous botton for my blog !! You are the absolute best!!



Yolanda said...

I learned last week that GILGAL means circle, and our lessons were about recognizing that full circle awareness of what God can do when we allow Him to.

And...side note...I wore my It All Comes Back To Jesus t-shirt on Saturday. Such a true and loving post my precious precious Friend.


chadandnikki said...

This is great. I hope your VBS is absolutely wonderful. It's my favorite church activity of the year. Love it.

Lisa said...

This reminds me of a chorus that I love.

Jesus, be the centre
Be my hope, be my song

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

Jesus, be my vision
Be my path, be my guide
Blessings ~ Lisa

Robin's New Song said...

Amen!Life and death is in the power of our tongue! We do choose our attitude, words and outcome of everything. I choose life and to believe the Word of God! (also just finished Beth Moore's Believing God)

Every Day Blessings said...

I love this post and was thinking that just today my girls and I were having that conversation.
Hope your VBS is awesome.
Thanks for the encouragement.

Darlene said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is a small world isn't it?!? Great post and hope your VBS is wonderful and uplifting.

Sandra said...

If we all truly believed that what we do comes back to us, we would all treat others better. We like to think that about others when they have mistreated us, but it is true for us all. This was a good post.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful...well said. It sounds like you've been eaves-dropping on my talks with the Lord lately. You've said exactly what He has been telling me about my life. Thank you!

And thank you for visiting my little blog and blessing me with your sweet words.

Angela said...

amen amen amen Beth...This devotional is SO right on!!

Andrea said...

Great post. Thanks for stopping by arise 2 write. I also have another blog called All Gods Creatures where I speak in the voice of one of my therapy dogs.

Blessings, Andrea

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD Beth! Indeed it ALL comes back to our Jesus.

Beautiful sharing.

I love you. Praying for you.

valerie said...

We did "Boomerang Express" at our church for VBS this year too. I didn't get to help this year, but my friend is the coordinator and showed me all the stuff and even bought me a t-shirt.
I agree 100% with all you said in this post.
I know all the kids are going to enjoy VBS.
Thanks for serving Him like you do!
P.S. Thanks for the comments about our vacation/anniversary trip.

Edie said...

It does all come back to Him doesn't it. I'm glad for that cause it's not always easy keeping it there as my post showed. I'm glad God had something for you there today.

Thanks for the mention at the end, nice little surprise. :)

Much love!


Oh Beth - God has us on the same page yet again!

I love what you wrote:
"If we don’t spend time immersed in the Word of God and strive to keep ourselves fully aligned with Him, the boomerang effect can cause havoc in our lives."

Immersed in God's Word!

I love how God used the simple phrase from your VBS to capture your attention [and ours]. He really does give us His Word in simple TRUTHS! Sometimes we're the ones who make it all so complicated!

A blessed post my friend!

Choosing JOY,
[JESUS - the One I Thirst For]