People often ask me what I miss most about no longer being in the Tennessee General Assembly as a State Representative where I served the people of my District for 8 years.
Without hesitation, I say, "My Assistant!"
Having a very capable Christian sister in my office with me daily who made calls, travel arrangements and reservations for me was a blessing that I have only come to truly appreciate since I am no longer in office. I miss her help!
I still travel a lot and feel like I am constantly making reservations. There are flight reservations, hotel reservations, parking spot reservations, car rental reservations, even reservations for a seat at a meeting! In so many instances, a person needs a reservation. There have also been several times when I didn't have a reservation made and have been turned away.
We also need a very important reservation as sisters in Christ. We need a reservation to live forever in Our Father's kingdom. And NO ONE, not even the most efficient assistant, can make our reservation for us!
The Apostle Peter reminds us "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you . . ."
What a joy it is to know that we can have a reservation in heaven, for eternity! However, it is a reservation that we have to make ourselves, for ourselves. No one can make it for us!
In this New Year, let's make absolutely sure our reservation in heaven is made and live joyfully in every situation knowing that. This world is not our home. We can have a mansion reserved in a place where there will be no tears, forever!
How do we sure our reservation is made for that prepared place?
James 1:22 tells us to be "DOERSs of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." Matthew 7:21 says "Not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven."
God gave us the instructions for making our own reservation in heaven. He also asked us to share that information with others. In the middle of our hectic, often uncertain lives, let's love Our Savior first, love God's Word, live God's Word and make sure our reservation is made in heaven for eternity!
Love in Christ, ❤️
What's Happening with our Devotional Book?
When we decided to publish a Sisters, Servants, Soldiers Devotional Book, we didn't realize the time it would take to receive 365 devotionals.
Right now we have 110 daily devotionals. We have 1364 ladies on this mailing list and we could use help from many more of you! Please keep sending your devotionals. Originally, we asked for no more than 5, but those who really like to write are welcome to send more. Let's do this!
We are thinking now about publishing some of the devotionals in this Newsletter until we have enough to complete a yearly book.
Let us know if you think that is a good idea! Thanks, Sheila