My heart was broken this weekend seeing some of my own family members who don't know the Lord and want nothing to do with Him. I really don't have words except I will not stop praying for them and for their hearts and their eyes to be opened to the truth. I pray that they will come to know the truth before their day of judgement comes. Do you realize that if you deny God and His Word, you will be separated from Him for eternity? Even if you are a nice person who does good things! The moment you die is your moment of judgement, you will meet God face to face and if you have denied Him He will separate you from spending eternity with Him and send you into Hell for eternity. Eternity is forever! There is a verse in Matthew 13:42 that describes hell as this "a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." Picture yourself on the hottest day you've ever experienced, in the most pain you have ever felt, and having your face slammed against a block wall constantly because you are so miserable. That is real! And, you will never be one day closer to the end. I don't mean to be harsh but I am not about to downplay or sugar coat something that is so real and so important. Friends, this is reality and we need to turn from our selfish and evil ways and get on our knees before the Lord and commit our life to Him! This life here on Earth is not about us in case you were wondering. We are here to serve others and to share the Love of Christ with them. It doesn't matter if we are rich or poor, fat or skinny, smart or not....God has you on this Earth for a reason and that is to serve Him by serving others. Put yourself aside for a day and try it. I'm sure some people might label me as a "Jesus freak" and that's ok. I would not put myself in that category but I definitely am not ashamed to say that I love God and believe in Him with all my heart and my desire is to serve Him each and every day. I have been learning so much this past month about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that I can't help it but want to share. I could go on and on but I don't need to. If you have heard the Word of God, which you have if you are reading this blog then you will account for that when your time comes and you meet the Lord face to face. Have you accepted His truth or have you denied it? If you were to die tonight, where will you be spending eternity?
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr