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Wandering and Wondering

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I've seen so many people in this world who are lost, and it breaks God's heart. He doesn't want us to live a life of uncertainty and faithlessness. He wants us to know that He is our home, and in Him we are safe.
   People often have too much curiosity and wander into things that are not healthy for the well-being of their souls. It's a fallen world. Don't sell your soul. If, however, you've already done some things wrong, it's not the end. God is full of mercy. He is quick to forgive us of our sins. 
   "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
   Then there are those who are angry with God. Whether it be a laid off job, or the death of a beloved family member. They seem to ask, "Why did you do this, God?" and, "If God is so  loving, then why did He let my brother die?" We do not know these answers, nor do we know why these tragedies happen. B…

We Are Not of This World

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What has this world come to? Where have our morals gone? What ever happened to integrity? What about, "In God We Trust"? Today our society has become more and more distant from the Lord. We're in need of a change, and I do not mean the "change" we received on January 20, 2009. We need a change of heart, spirit, and mind. We need to be putting God first.
   We live in a very fallen world, and it is our duty to bring light into the darkness. We are on a mission for God. We have an important purpose. We have massive things to do here.
   "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20)
   Have we forgotten who made us? Have we disregarded our Creator's glorious ways? Do we find what He has made worthless? Why do we disrespect His creations? The unruly violence and inhumane ways need to come to an end.
   "And the Lord God formed man…

Afraid of Freedom

It's come down to being absolutely broken. I'm broken and I'm lost. I can't continue living in this constant, vicious cycle. First is fear, then a small breakthrough, then guilt, then more fear. It's an awful way of living, and I can tell it's breaking God's heart.
   As much as I want to be free, God wants me to be free even more. He loves me more than I could even imagine. I know He knows what I want. He understands why I'm afraid to live freely. He is my comfort, so to Him I shall bring my worries.
   God, You are what I need. You are all I need. Only You can free me from this bondage. Today, I want so dearly to be free. I want to be known for being ever so dependent on You, Lord. Please come in to my life and take over. I want every little decision I make to be whole-heartedly made through You. I want to live solely on Your promises and grace.
   You are my salvation. You are the rock on which I stand. You are my hope. You are the one that can save …

His Faithful Love

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The hope for all mankind is Jesus Christ. He is our Savior. He takes aways all shame. He loves us with an everlasting love. He is Love.
   In His presence all things are made new and beautiful. His mercy is new for us every day minute! He is never irritated with us. "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy." (Psalms 145:8)
   We will never run out of "second chances". Every time we come to Him in repentance, He is quick to forgive. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."" (1 John 1:9)
   Isn't it wonderful to know that we serve a merciful God. He is the Prince of Peace, the Kingofkings, and He is on our team. And when He is on our team, nothing could ever stand against us.


   All of eternity we will spend in His glorious Presence. Be excited! His love is vast like an ocean, and it never fails or fades. He will never turn away from us.…

His Creation, Our Mission

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The earth is filled with His wondrous creation. When the sun sets, the night sky is radiant with beauty. God's glory is all around us.   Stop. Close your eyes and listen for Him. He speaks. He will speak to those who listen for Him. His gentle whisper is sweeter than a grand symphony. There is no one like our God. He is the Almighty One. He created the Universe.    He has anointed us with a calling for His Kingdom. He lives within us. "We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves." (2 Corinthians 4:7)

   Everything in and on the earth is proof of how great He is. We were created to carry out His work. We live to bring Him glory. He is our mission. He will give us strength to carry out His plans. "The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace." (Psalms 29:11)    If we ever fee…

Battle

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How did I get here? I'm drowning. Everything is spinning out of control. I feel out of breath. I can't breathe. The only words I can gasp are, "Help me, Lord."
   I'm worn and sick of living this way. I can't keep this up. I can't pretend everything is okay. I will not do this anymore. I'm not able to fight this alone. I need, You, Lord. Come and rescue me. You're my Savior, and I know You're my only hope.
   You've assured me time and time again, that You'll never leave me. "Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God my salvation." (Psalms 27:9)
   All this time I've been trying to do this myself. But today, Lord, I give this to You. I know You can handle it much better than I can. I shouldn't try to grip my life with white knuckles anymore. I should not try to control every tiny aspect. I shouldn't fear.


   I come before You

Wake Me Up

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I've been senseless for far too long. I've been needing a revelation. I need a breakthrough. I need to break through the chains. But I can't do it myself. I need You, God. I am weak, but You, God, You are strong. Help me wake up.
   Wake me up from my old days. Break away my sinful ways. Hold me in Your love, and tell me it's going to be okay. I'm going to make it, because nothing can take away the promises You've given. If there's one thing I'm sure of, it's where I'm going. Where I'll stand at the end of my days, is worth the long walk.
   Sometimes You give me a preview to motivate me. Almost as if You're saying, "Don't give up. We can get through this together. Just hold My hand, and everything will be alright." Your voice is soft and comforting. You give me hope for the days to come.
   "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope…

This Struggle

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Sometimes I think, "Will this battle ever end?" Everyday seems to get harder. I know the truth. The truth is I don't have to put up a fight. I already have victory in Jesus Christ, but it's easy to get caught up in the mess of things and start to feel hopeless.   Everyday I struggle to keep faith. I understand your pain, and so does Jesus. "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalms 34:18)    Let us not forget that Jesus was fully human, so He experienced everything that we experience. "Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." (Hebrews 2:18)    Being tempted varies from one to another. The enemy knows where we struggle, so that is where he attacks us. He attacks when we are weak.    The enemy doesn't use the same tactics on everyone. If that were the case, it would be easy to resist him. But, it's not. The enemy tailors his lies to fit o…

Rest in His Presence

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Sometimes my body tries to tell me that I'm expecting too much of it. Or maybe, that's God telling me I need to take a moment and unwind. He's telling me I need to let go and lay with Him. "I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." (Psalms 4:8)   I, just like many other human beings, try very hard to power through weakness. Because none of us are perfect by any means, we often work too hard and don't provide our bodies with proper recovery time. God, on the other hand, is perfect, and He never becomes exhausted. So, when we come to Him when we feel torn down, He is very quick to relieve us.    "My flesh and my heart may fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalms 73:26)    When we ignore the warning signs, things can get much, much worse. It's important to stay in tune with God, because He is for us and not against us. He only wants what is good for us. "And we…

People Are Hurtful

People. People are hurtful and, well, human. Humans are known for being imperfect, so it only seems logical that humans would screw up and hurt others' feelings. Not that this makes our sins okay. Not by any means! But, Jesus did set us free from all impurities and condemnation.
   Now, often times people do things without thinking first. Yes, it hurts, a whole lot. Whenever I'm grumbling about how lonely I am, Jesus steps in and offers up His shoulder. He wants us to always turn to Him when we're upset. He will be our best friend, even when all other human friends have abandoned.
   Don't be disheartened! Be joyful in knowing that you have a friend that will truly never leave. Jesus loves us so much, that He died a gruesome death so that we could spend eternity with Him. How's that for loyalty!
   Humans will lie and turn their backs on us, but Jesus wont! He speaks truth and He is for us. "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for…

Freedom From Fear

Fear. Fear has always been a burden in my life. I don't understand why I've let it control me for so long. Fear is why I almost died. Fear is the polar opposite of freedom. Why do I choose the filthy lies over redemption? Because I'm afraid.   Fear is the enemy's way of stealing our joy. He doesn't want us to live in freedom. He wants us to be miserable. He enjoys it when we are hurting. Whenever we grieve he attacks twice as hard. He desperately searches for ways to get us discouraged. If you think what he is saying to you is true, think again, because the enemy is nothing but a liar. "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)    Satan's goals are that of destruction and misery, but God desires for us to be free and have joy. Now, I don't know about you, but I'd rather listen to what Jesus has to say and live in peace and f…