Interactive Flash presentation of the Gospel:

Monday, November 22, 2010

"The change is in the heart"

Knowing You
No greater thing
You are my all
You are the best
You are my joy
You are my righteousness
And now,
my heart's desire ...
to know You more,
much more.

A hymn,
"Knowing You" by Graham Kendrick
words and music
written in 1993

was sung
this night
Nov. 19

The place --
the campus
of HLG U
in Hannibal, MO

The event --
a booster banquet
to raise funds
for a library,
years out-of-date

The speaker --
Kirk Cameron,
a child actor.
you remember him
from "Growing Pains."

Once of the world,
he saw no need
and had no desire
for a spiritual relationship
with The One
above all.

He came
and we came
A thousand, more or less,
were present

To hear
what this man,
no longer a child,
but 40,
had to say

He came
He shared
with boldness
the transformation
of what his life

The change is in the heart.
The "change is from the bottom up,"
Cameron said.

"You must become a lover of Christ."
Without Christ,
you are a lover of self
and that accomplishes nothing.

So much is hidden ...
hidden in plain view
and we don't see it.

"We've been taught not to see it,"
said Cameron.

God called us,
calls us still,
"We need to continue
to be
a 'deacon of light,'
a 'disciple for Christ.' "

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." 
(Matthew 5:14, 16)
Cathy Orrick Luders

Kirk Cameron signs my husband's Bible
Read Bev Darr's story in the Hannibal Courier-Post: Cameron leaves 'Growing Pains' behind

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6