October 11, 2020

Freely You Have Received



©2005 Debbie Turner Chavers

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1 Thessalonians 2: 4-6
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
Nor of men, sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

The Word of the Lord quickens our understanding. As I consider the written Word I am reminded of a natural meal that has been prepared. Many ingredients and much labor has been bestowed for the meal set before me. Ingredients naturally taste unique, yet each cook brings a flavor profile with their cooking style. Do not fail to share the meal because you judge yourself to be a subpar cook. The ingredients are superb, with practice your presentation can and will mature.
We are called to share the gospel of Christ with others. At times the meal of His word is prepared and served from home and at times it is shared at a gathering else where. 
The point is to feed the hungry. 
Do not force feed those who are not hungry. Prepare the meal, aka ..study to show yourself approved. Set the table whether it is “buffet style” or “sit down”, pass the bread and the salt around the table. 
You have been given the best ingredients contained in God’s word to serve a dying generation. 
Do what you can, when you can. Those who are hungry will eat. Those who are not hungry...will criticize.

The provision is there. Prepare and serve.

~Debbie 




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October 08, 2020

You Are Well Able

I am blessed by Jesus’ testimony of the woman who anointed Him and washed His feet with her tears. 
He said, “ She hath done what she could.”

Do what You can.
~Debbie

Mark 14:8-9 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.




** If you click on the art or parable painting title you will be redirected to its website for more information about the painting. All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2020  Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the KJV . Great resources at Biblegateway.com. and BlueLetterBible.com
Click on these links to read or see more of my work http://artparables.com  or http://wordparables.com
Follow on Twitter @ArtParables @DebbieTChavers 
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