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Saturday, March 28, 2015

God Never Uses Anyone Greatly, Until He Had Tested Them Deeply.

God never uses anyone greatly until he had tested them deeply. The next time you feel unqualified to be used by God, remember this, He tends to recruit from the pit not the pedestal. God uses rescued people to rescue people. If God has assigned you, He will come and find you, He will meet you just where you are. We make the mistake of saying I am not ready yet; it's funny because we ask God to change our situation, not knowing many times He put us in the situation to change us. God send you in the storm to show you what you are capable of.The gospel isn't a guarantee against tribulation,but it is a guide for maneuvering through challenges. Our hardest times can be times of our greatest growth. "I will not cause pain without something new being born saith the Lord." Isaiah 66:9.

Friday, March 6, 2015

None Of Us Want To Be Told: We Are Not Welcome

None Of Us Want To Be Told: We Are Not Welcome:
It makes me  grateful that God sets no restriction on who may come to Him.  It's a rare day for any of us that our access is not restricted in some way: Employees Only, Do Not Enter,  No Trespassing. None of us want to be told that we are not welcome. Those who come to God encounter no "Keep Out" signs. God's throne is always accessible to us and we have unlimited access. Once you come to Christ for salvation, you will not be denied access to Him, you can enjoy unrestricted fellowship,  The door is always open. Come as you are! In all of our mess, He will meet you just where you are to take you just where you need to be. And that is in His Will.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Unforgiveness Is A Toxin, A Dangerous Spiritual Condition.

Unforgiveness is a toxin.  Forgiveness is the only antidote.  We need to see unforgiveness for what it is - a dangerous spiritual condition.   It poisons the heart and mind with bitterness, distorting one's whole perspective on life.  Anger, resentment, and sorrow begin to overshadow and overwhelm the unforgiving person, a kind of soul-pollution that enflames evil appetites and evil emotions. In a world today where unforgiveness consume our lives with family members, siblings, parents, husband & wives,  children, co-workers, church members, friends and the list goes on; we often imagine that by withholding forgiveness, we hurt the other person.  Jesus Christ, an entirely innocent and righteous victim,  in the midst of all that was afflicted upon Him; left a model of forgiveness and submission to the Father's will, rather than one of retaliation and revenge.  1 Peter 2:22:24 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth."  We live under a mandate of forgiveness.  It brings peace, it washes the slate clean.  It sets love in motion. Jesus knows all of our flaws and mistakes and yet He forgave us and He sees the best in us.  God is a God of restoration; when we start the forgiving process and place the broken pieces in His hands, He will start the restoring process and release us from the prison wall of an unforgiving spirit. He cares about every area of our lives.