"I am the door, if anyone enters through Me he shall
be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture."
Christ is the Good Shepherd. He is the door you must
open, in order to receive salvation. I love the following
analogy: Jesus has a door knob on His heart, all you
have to do is open it for salvation. There is no door knob
on your heart, and Jesus is knocking, you have to open
the door to your heart to let Jesus in. Salvation means
there is more than this life. Salvation means there is a
future, and eternal future. Salvation means to be with
Jesus forever. Salvation means to never be separated
from God. Salvation gives me a reason to live, a
reason to continue, a reason to love, to care, to exist.
Open now that door to your heart, let Jesus in,
Thank you God for my salvation. Thank you that
I will be with You Forever. THANK YOU GOD FOR
Here is a prayer for the New Year by
Edgar A. Guest. I thought you might
enjoy it. Have a happy and Christ
filled New Year.
Prayer for the New Year
Grant me the strength from day to day
To bear what burdens come my way.
Grant me throughout this bright New Year
More to endure and less to fear.
Help me live that I may be
From spite and petty malice free.
Let me not bitterly complain
When cherished hopes of mine prove vain,
Or spoil with deeds of hate and rage
Some fair tomorrow's spotless page.
Lord, as the days shall come and go
In courage let me stronger grow.
Lord, as the New Year dawns today
Help me to put my faults away.
Let me be big in little things;
Grant me the joy which friendship brings.
Keep me from selfishness and spite;
Let me be wise in what is right.
A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye.
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
- Edgar A. Guest
"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us
what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our
lives. I t straightens us out and teaches us to do what is
right". (2 Timothy 3:16) (NLT)
I want you to notice that the Scripture verse does not
say Rev. Kim Olson is inspired by God, it says All
Scripture is inspired by God. I am not perfect, The
Holy Scriptures are. I do not speak for God, I only
speak as His loyal servant. Some of my future Reflections
you will surely disagree with, this is good. Some will be
angered, some will agree, and some will get disgusted
and quite reading my blog. Please always keep this in
mind, my interpretation of the Scriptures is my interpretation,
not anyone else's. But always remember that my
interpretation is based on Scripture no other book.
I am a Christian first, a theologian second. I hope you
enjoy my future blogs and when you disagree with me,
which you will, base your interpretation on the Scripture.
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, AT THIS VERY MOMENT
YOU ARE BEING LOVED BY GOD
"Love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31).
Boy there is a rule to live by. There are 2 very important
components to the rule. These Components are very
important to us as Christians. The first one is to love your
neighbor. Who is my neighbor? The family that lives on
the right side of me, the man who lives on the left side of
me, the people that work with me, my brothers and sisters
in church, the people who I meet shopping, the city 2 miles
away, all the folks who live in the state to the north, south,
east, and west, Canada, Mexico, yes even Cuba, Russia,
China, Bosnia, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, in other words
everyone is my neighbor, all human kind are my brother and
sisters. The 2nd component is to love them as myself. God
loved me so much that He created me in His own image. The
very least I can do is to love His creation, including me. I
guess what it comes down to is to love everyone. Jesus
even included my neighbors who are my enemies, I even
'Thank you Jesus for Love!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD FOR
* Do to others what you would have them do to you (Matthew 7:12).
You know one of the basic desires of being human is to be treated
right. Everybody that I know likes to be treated honestly, with
compassion, and forgiveness by others. I know that I settle for
nothing less. The problem of course is that not everybody treats me
that way. This part of the golden rule, I was lucky enough to learn
early in my life. It is a part of the rule that is so very important to
my life. I discovered that if I want people to treat me with honesty,
compassion and forgiveness, I needed to treat them with those
same virtues. Thats right if I want to be treated right I have to treat
others right. That makes sense to me. During a recent stay in
the local hospital, I was treated like a king, I was treated with love
and caring. The nurses were fantastic, there kindness was so
obvious to me. When checking out, I told the head nurse about her
nurses. You know what she said, "thats because you cared". Jesus
Jesus, thank you for all those who have showed their kindness and
compassion to me, give me the spirit to return it. THANK YOU GOD FOR