Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Beauty in Pain"

James 1:2, Romans 5:3-5

When the world is faced with difficulty they implode, get a life coach, or run to the quickest fix. But this is not what Jesus requires of us. He tells to rejoice and consider that moment in time a joyful occasion. Because the trial that He custom made for us is going to produce a most excellent result. It is going change who think we are into who He created us to be, a Saint and not a Sinner. This does not mean we will not cry, experience hurt, or even suffer great loss. But it does reassure us that end will always turn out greater than the beginning (Romans 8:18). We may not see it now and we may feel completely abandoned. However we are not, we are actually closer to Him (Psalm 34:18, Hebrews 13:5) So this Christmas season remember that if you accepted Jesus, He custom made your trial to mature you, grow you, change you, and to manifest in you more of Him and less of you. Stay focused, you can do this! 

"In His Joy"

"Life line"

"Take a chance"
Psalm 34:18, 147:3, Isaiah 61:1-3

I know you are tired and want to stop but it feels like you can't. Your addiction has evolved into a beast. It was once a causal habit but now you can't stop. Your life has spun into a whirlwind that you feel you can no longer control. The drugs don't work they only remind you of your weakness, the alcohol helps you forget but you always end up remembering in the end, and you are faking you way through the day. Family has become your enemy, friends are now just associates, and job that used to be a joy now is a painfully reminder of what used to be. 

What ever state you feel you are in know that Jesus hasn't left you, He is right next you if you will let Him. His Joy is strength (Nehemiah 8:10), you just have to let Him in. You may feel like ending it all because than this mess will be over. But understand that God has so much more for you (Jeremiah 29:11). All He is asking is for a chance to love you and care for you.   And friend we a re hear with you standing, praying, and believing ever step of the way.

Trust this, accepting Him will be the best thing you have ever done. Put the bottle down, don't pull the trigger, don't give up. Stay focused, you can do this 

"In His Joy" 

Non-Palatable Faith

I would rather offend you with the truth that I speak than delight you with a lie. Accepting Christ is the only plan of salvation. Stay focused you can do this.

 "In His Joy"

"Keep the fame, just give me the work"

Matthew 1:18-24

Joseph has a short mention in the Gospel. But he had a huge purpose. He had the responsibility of raising The Christ to manhood. His obedience did not bring him glory or fame but it helped to bring us Christ as we know Him, our Savior. He hid him from those who would do Jesus harm. He chose God's Will over his reputation. This is how our life should be. Not seeking to do God's will for our own glory but to help bring Christ to others.  Stay focused, you can do this!

"In His Joy"


Luke 2:10-11

A joy for all people! That is what Jesus is and always will be, a Joy! A joy to the drunk, a joy to porn addict, and a joy to the sinner in any form of sin. He is a joy because He brings deliverance, freedom, truth, love, and salvation. This alone invokes praise for us to say, "Glory to God in the Highest!"  Stay focused, you can do this!

"In His Joy"

More than a life coach

Isaiah 9:6

Jesus is an excellent planner for your life (wonderful counselor), a strong warrior there to defend you (Mighty God), an eternal king who is watching over you (Everlasting Father), and will provide you a place free worry because you are under his rule (Prince of Peace). Stay focused you can do this.

 "In His Joy"