The purpose and planning, the process and pages – all created through and for, praising His presence.
Here I am with my husband of thirty-two years, John, on the right. And Jayar from Joy FM.
Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Debra, and I am writing to acknowledge the name of our merciful and glorious God!
In 1997 I heard a sermon preached about God’s gifts to each us. In this message presented by Rev. Mark Arnott, his point was made clear:
We all have gifts to share in God’s kingdom.
And when we share these gifts, they help to make a difference in other people’s lives. So on that day I decided to hone in on discovering and sharing God’s gifts to me.
- I started making and selling crafts.
- I wrote articles on how to make crafts.
- I submitted art projects in Christian Art Shows.
The Shoe Tree – The question I proposed was: “Would you humble yourself to wash the feet of another? Jesus did. *BEST OF SHOW
Sign For Jesus – This was an interactive art piece. Over a period of 1 year I visited 17 churches. Members simply signed their name on the canvas, then were requested to say the name “Jesus” to someone who may not know Him, within 24 hours. 2521 signatures make up the art piece. *JUDGES AWARD
- Emme’s Birthday Party is a family play I wrote. It was produced at a local theater.
- As founder and organizer of Tee Time for Troops, I mailed 60,000 golf balls to Iraq.
But I was not convinced that any of these gifts truly brought glory to God.
Then two years ago while still praying over that sermon from 1997 about finding our gifts, God placed upon my heart the desire to write a book about His 3rd commandment explaining why we should not take His name in vain.
Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down, The eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.
Specific focus is on the misuse of OMG and Oh My G**!
Here is a quote from the book that precisely describes the attitude God desires from us, each time we speak His name.
If you feel uncomfortable standing up for this truth [not taking the Lord’s name in vain], then try getting down on your knees instead. Have you ever gotten down on your knees in the middle of a room, and prayed to God? It’s a different feeling praying on your knees, than it is laying comfortably snuggled in bed. On your knees in the middle of a room with nothing but God to lean into. Head bowed down, arms at your side, you are humbling yourself. You are admitting you are lower than God. You are acting subservient; ready to obey a higher power. And you are also displaying reverence; deep respect and honor for One with authority.
When you are in this position, praying your heart out to God, you realize how this is the attitude God always wants us to have, each time we speak His name. This action of our kneeling, lifts Him up. So as we walk throughout our day, relating and talking to others, remember God desires us to continually acknowledge the sovereignty of His name, as if we were still down on our knees.
I have grown to recognize society is constantly trying to pull our Lord’s name down to our human level, by disregarding His will and positioning ourselves above our Creator. Christians know, however, that God is above all. So try as anyone might, our selfish habit of daily spewing His name disrespectfully will never raise us above Him.
Through this blog and my book, I address ways we can Lift Him Up, giving the great I Am the respect and glory He alone deserves.