Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at http://www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com and http://www.dawnfoss.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!

Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Labor pains

1 Corinthians 15:58: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

Working in church ministry, I can say that there is never a dull moment! That's what is so great about it! Lots of work to do, and it takes the whole team to get it done. Are you someone who is actively participating, or sitting on the sidelines? The problem with sitting on the sidelines is that you don't get the satisfaction of being a part of something greater and bigger than yourself. It's such a great feeling to be able to reach beyond your reach, to influence those in other circles,  and to be able to get down in the trenches with others who have a passion like you. It may seem restful to sit on the sidelines, but unless you're working hard, there's nothing to rest from, and you end up feeling lazy rather than restful. That happens to me sometimes in the summer. I'm resting, which is great, but sometimes if I rest too much I feel lazy and unproductive. Work is a good thing; it's healthy (especially emotionally) to work hard.  Some people, like myself, are more on top of their game when they're busy.  They're more organized, efficient, and productive!

As Fall approaches, we have to kiss Summer good-bye. I hope yours was wonderful! Mine certainly was! Now it's time to buckle down and get back in the swing of things. I'm looking forward to getting into a regular routine. In doing so, I want to make sure I keep on track and stay focused on the Lord, doing my best work for Him. I am looking forward to some projects being completed soon, and getting out in the community to inspire young people, and share words of truth and comfort.

I welcome opportunities to come and speak with older kids and teens about having strong character, and making their lives count for Christ. Please let me know if I can come to your church or school or club. I have been booking in the Fall, and am excited about some opportunities I have lined up. Together we can all make a dent in this world, making a difference in our world for God. It is not in vain! There may be labor pains in your work, but if they are a labor of love, their rewards will be sweet.  God bless you!

Galatians 6:9: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

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