Beholding the Face of Our Lord


by Katie Lapp

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good, and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV).

What do we see when we gaze into the face of our Savior? What do we hear when we listen to His voice? What do we feel when we live and walk each day with Him? Life with out Christ is nothing… Life with Christ is everything! How often as Christians do we pause and thank God for the “hope” He so freely gives to us? How often do we thank Him for the future He is preparing for us? My heart was blessed this week with the thought of how God takes a real interest in each one of His children. He is ready and waiting to teach us His plans. He walks, talks, and shares His emotions with us if we open our hearts to Him. With Christ as our Father, we do not have to fear or waiver, but can be strong and empowered in His strength through each circumstance in life.

Our Father not only walks with us through the “moments” of each day, but “lives” with us through each moment. All we need to do is “ask” for His guidance and strength and He will give us more than we could ask for or think! Being a Christian comes with many perks. Perks that we so easily can take for- granted. Do we praise God daily for the peace that passeth all understanding? How about the strength we receive from having “joy” in our lives? The power of forgiveness……, that is one that restores our souls! My desire is to praise God continually. He alone is worthy of all honor and glory!! Meditating upon the goodness of our Lord, will take away all and any complaints. We are so blessed to be called daughters of the King! My dear sisters in Christ- may each one of you be touched today by the preciousness of our Father! He has a store house of spiritual wealth for us- if we are willing to be led of Him. Let us strive towards the prize of the high calling of Christ and not walk in the flesh, but in the spirit of Christ.” I love you all, and wish each one of you a blessed week as you serve your Husband and kiddos!

A Bible verse to post on your fridge:

“God is my strength and power:
and He maketh my way perfect.”
~ 2 Samuel 22:33 ~

Recipe Card


Activities for Children

Buy or make a bird feeder. Fill the feeder with bird seed.
Have the children watch for different kinds of birds.
With each different bird that you see coming to the feeder, have a child find out what kind of bird it is – maybe search online or use an encyclopedia.
Print out a picture of the bird and have your child color it the correct colors.
Create a bird poster board.
You will be amazed at all the different kinds of birds!

9 Responses to "Beholding the Face of Our Lord"

  1. Jeyasudha Jesudoss
    Jeyasudha Jesudoss Posted on June 24, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Dear Sister, That was very edifying. Thank God for such wonderful Spirit-filled Sisters like you! I believe it was the Lord speaking to me from His heart. Thank you very much.

  2. Mojisola
    Mojisola Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for the Spirit filled inspiring message. The message was a blessing to me. I am very grateful to God for His Kindess and unending love.

  3. Shiji
    Shiji Posted on July 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you so much for your encouragement.

  4. caroline
    caroline Posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:29 am

    God spoke through this word. Sometimes we tend to forget his word.

  5. Irene
    Irene Posted on March 28, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Thank You for the encouraging verse and message.

  6. Melvina Parker
    Melvina Parker Posted on October 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I was encouraged when I came to this page thank you.

  7. Julia Mitchell
    Julia Mitchell Posted on August 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    a good bird seed is of course Sunflower seeds, birds like them coz they are tasty””

  8. Donna
    Donna Posted on August 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you… I knew this existed somewhere.

  9. Dad
    Dad Posted on July 3, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Amen Love You!!!!

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