Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tares are hollow on the inside, but look like wheat on the outside…

How many of us have the Christian walk and talk down…we know what to say and how to act in a crowd of SBC’s, but on the inside are empty and don’t have a personal relationship.

The Tares among Wheat
24Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "(U)The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed [
a]tares among the wheat, and went away.
26"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
27"The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
28"And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
29"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30'Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but (
V)gather the wheat into my barn."'"

God has let me see even in West Africa there are tares. It is a lot like separating the sheep from the goats. Christ is our shepherd and He knows us each. Those of us who hear His voice and know Him, follow after Him.

I have learned so much in this last week about really letting God have control and knowing He doesn’t need me but He wants me to follow Him. God can call people to Him with or without me.

I have done some awesome things these past three weeks and have met some fantastic people. Here are some more fun pictures…

Me infront of Rhino's-sweet...
Male giraffe

Me on a snapping turtle...I am so cool!

Until next time...