Precious In HIS Sight

Precious In HIS Sight

by Rhonda Barrett ~


One verse seemed to jump off the page as I was reading my Bible. Has that happened to you before?


Before I share more about that…I want to thank each person who read my Precious In HIS Sight last month and prayed for me! God answered your prayers! He has given me good and creative ideas in regards to my schedule; He has gone before me to make my path straight, plus He has given me added strength. THANK YOU!


…back to the verse that seemed to jump off the page…I was reading John 13:1-16 (NLT), where we read about Jesus washing His disciples’ feet. I’ll share a few verses below:


Verse 1b, “He (Jesus) had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.”


rhondafireplacecropjpgI thought, WOW, what a way to live! What a way to die! THE LOVE WAY–Love one another!


 Verse 15, “I (Jesus) have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.”


 I thought, WOW, what a way to serve! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Teacher! He has given us the example! THE SERVE WAY–Serve one another!”


Verse 16, specifically the second sentence, are the words that seemed to jump off the page as I read them, “I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. NOR IS THE MESSENGER MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ONE WHO SENDS THE MESSAGE.”


I took this picture of a page in my Bible using my iPhone; notice my underlining and the star I put next to verse 16b. 



We, who belong to Jesus, know that we are not more important than Jesus! It is Jesus that has called us to share His message. It is humbling and truly a privilege to be His messenger.


What is the message we are to share? We find the answer to that question throughout God’s “Love Letter”–The Holy Bible–from Genesis to Revelation. THERE IS A WAY TO THE FATHER…IT IS THROUGH THE LAMB OF GOD…HIS SON…JESUS!


 “For God so loved the world He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).


In John 14:6 Jesus boldly and clearly states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”


THE ONLY WAY to the Father…is through Jesus!

There is salvation in no one else…only through Jesus!

There is no other way to Heaven…only through Jesus!

There is eternal life…only through Jesus!


This is Good News! This is Great News! The message that the lost so desperately need to know!


 Jesus came from heaven to earth – Christmas!

Jesus died on the cross –  Good Friday!

Jesus rose on the third day – Easter!

Jesus is coming again and so shall we forever be with Him!


As we live our lives…THE LOVE WAY, THE SERVE WAY, LIKE JESUS DID…through the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within us–people’s lives are impacted; our loved ones’ lives are impacted. THANK GOD!


Something else that impacts our loved ones is our PRAYERS! This is the truth we read in James 5:16b, “The prayer of a righteous person (mom and dad) is powerful and effective.” 


PreciousHisSightCalApril2017A tool that has helped me, for over 30 years, faithfully pray for my family is the Precious In HIS Sight Prayer Calendar. To the left is this month’s Calendar. Click on the Calendar and it enlarges in another window…so you can read the scripture references easily. I print my Calendar and keep it with my Bible. Feel free to print the Calendar too…and also share it with your friends and family. I look up the scripture-for-the-day and turn it into a prayer for my husband, my sons, their wives, my grandchildren, as well as other loved ones. I have seen the fruit of scripture praying again-and-again. Scripture praying is powerful!


As I was thinking about Easter, and what Jesus has done for me…I was reminded of something that happened many years ago. The year was 1978. Gary and I met a couple. They invited us to their church. The very next day, we did attend their church. Guess what happened?! At the end of the service, Gary and I, hand-in-hand, walked up the aisle together, knelt at the altar, and prayed…giving our hearts and lives to Jesus. That Sunday, our lives were changed forever! We were translated from the power of darkness to the Kingdom of His dear Son! It also changed the path our family was on! To God be the glory for the great things He has done!


Let’s invite someone to attend church with us Easter Sunday. It could change their life…and it could just change the path that their family is on…FOREVER!






 We believe the Deaf are the most unreached people group in the world…they are the least, the lost, the last to ‘hear’ the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us through your prayers and financial support as we continue sending HIS Light and Truth to Deaf people everywhere. THANK YOU!”


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  • Rev. Dorothy M. Callies says:

    Thank you, Rhonda for the Calendar. I made copy for a friend who desperately need prayer guide for the family. Again, thank you.

  • Dear Dorothy, I appreciate your kind comments. Great idea to make copy of the prayer guide for your friend! I’m sure that blessed her. I pray that our Lord, the God of all hope, fill your friend with great hope and joy as she prays for her family…knowing that Abba Father is listening. In Christian love, Rhonda

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