Friday, October 25, 2013


The little church up north held service twice a week.
It welcomed one, it welcomed all; the arrogant and meek.
The pastor preached with passion; reached the lost & hurting folks.
But soon there'd be the doubters, throwing jabs and some threw pokes.

The bickering and murmuring filtered thru the little church.
Gossip spread like wild fire, there was no need to search.
The pastor grew discouraged; every moment with dismay;
Yet sought The Lord for answers in hopes He'd make a way.

And as the Holy One looked down with tears upon His face;
He cried out loud so very grieved; "My house is in disgrace."
"My children, look around you and remember what you know.
The seeds you’re planting lately are never going to grow."

"My home is for my children who will live in one accord."
But the grumbling just continued; as they turned a deaf ear to The Lord.
And sad to say, as the story goes; the church couldn't take much more.
The little church up North, my friends, was forced to close it's doors.
                                     ©Cynthia E. Bagaglia-Wood / October 24, 2013

 “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 NLT
Be blessed my family & friends. Praying the Lord pours out a fresh anointing of His complete favor and understanding as you continue to seek Him above all things.

Love you all!

Monday, October 14, 2013

CALLED TO GO OR TO SOW? That is the question!

Folks, it takes a lot of faith, courage and a close walk with The Lord to leave your comfort zone and go into unfamiliar places to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many face rejection & at times persecution and even death; yet they choose to trust & obey God...and they go. Since the beginning of time, God has called various people to leave their homeland, family & friends to share His salvation plan with the lost & hurting people within the US and other nations.

Jonah was one of those men. God called Jonah to go to Nineveh. Out of fear, Jonah attempted to hide from God and tried to outwit God by running in the opposite direction. And as we are told, he found himself out in the middle of the sea where he would soon be tossed off the ship only to be swallowed by a large fish (whale), just to get to where God wanted him to go. Jonah 1-4 NIV

In Matthew 10:8-10 NIV, Jesus tells his disciples, "Freely you have received; freely give. Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.

Jesus, also told them in Luke 10:2-4 NLT, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves."

Bottom line...If God calls us to go, then we need to go!

And likewise- If we are not called to go, then we are called to sow.
Yes! Those that don’t go have a vital role in sending missionaries to where the Lord sends them. That's right folks! When we claim to be followers of Jesus, then, we have also been called to reach those that don't know Him. When others are willing to go, the least we can do is sow into their ministry with prayer, financial support and whatever the Lord lays upon our hearts. Otherwise, there are some that may never hear about Jesus.  

Apostle Paul addresses those who supported him while he traveled sharing the love of Jesus. ”Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty. As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once.  I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness. Philippians 4:14-17 NLT

Bottom line folks – If God calls us to sow, then, we need to sow.

Question is.... "Which one has The Lord called you too?"

Be blessed my family & friends. Praying the Lord pours out a fresh anointing of His complete favor as you continue to seek Him above all things.

Love you all!