Friday, August 05, 2005

If Only...

Blogging buddy Debra writes so well! Her blog is one that I check every day...sometimes several times. Great graphics too but her thought-provoking comments always challenge this road-weary pilgrim.

Debra writes:


If only Christians lived what they preached... we wouldn't have to beg others to listen to us. Others would be begging us to tell them why we have so much love and so much peace, even in hard times.

If only Christians walked in the fruit of the spirit... love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control... we wouldn't be in the same kind of trouble others are in. Our marriages and families would be strong.

If only Christians realized that we do need practical teaching on how to live every-day-life God's way ... instead of criticizing teachers who have that gift.

If only Christians truly realized we each have different God-given gifts to make one complete body.

If only we would support those whose gifts differ from our own instead of complaining that our area of concern is not their's.

If only Christians realized actions do speak louder than words... If only we realized we are being watched.

If only Christian husbands, wives, parents and neighbors saw their opportunites to share God in the same light He does.

If only we stopped belittling our callings and instead, realized no ministry, no opportunity is small in God's eyes...

If only we saw ministry in our homes as being important...

If only we truly believed one soul is as precious to God as thousands.

If only Christians realized if we are truly following God, we will be different... we will stand-out...

If only we would stop trying to blend in...

If only we would stop getting distracted and just live simply to serve others...

If only Christians were hungry for more of God ... instead of for more of what the world wants...

If only... if only... if only...

- Debra


  1. Hi David, how's it going? It's been a while since I've heard from you so I thought I'd check up on you and see how things are going. Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Thanks, David! It's really nice of you to publish this here. Thank-you for all your encouragement--I really do appreciate it. God bless... Debra

  3. i was just reading Debra's post, and here it is again ... :o) ... her writing always amazes me too ... the Lord sure has used her, you - David, Becky and so many others to bless my heart through blogging ... truly amazing, our God, how He gets his blessings out in so many different ways!

    p.s. i recognized the bible, glasses and pine table picture a couple of posts back ... *smiling*