Thank you everyone!
I want to take a moment to say thank you very, very much to all those who have visited this Blog and the amazingly kind and encouraging words you have posted concerning the contents. To be encouraged in one's endeavors is a blessing beyond expression and I am truly blessed. I think we live in a world filled with discouragement and a lot of depression. It is a world that is rushed and out of balance and peace, there is so much to do and so many places to go.
We as Believers in Christ Jesus have got to learn the discipline of staying in His Peace that passes all understanding. We need to learn to not be offended and to forgive quickly. We need to be thankful in all we have and in every situation. This will bring us victory and the peace we need.
I also find that we are our greatest enemy at times by the self talk we do. I really don't think we would tolerate someone else talking to us that way. Very condemning and hurtful, calling our self stupid, incompetent, etc. The Lord never speaks to us that way but Satan will. What is your first perspective? Are you negative or positive? Do you take a bad report and run with it? Are you overly concerned with what people think of you? Are you a perfectionist/controller?
All of this will beat against your heart and mind and wear you down. God wants to encourage us and build us up to better His Kingdom here on earth. A report is to only be a warning and a basis of prayer for our life. Faith and unbelief cannot operate together.
Let us determine today to start our New Year with a renewed confidence in our being through faith in Christ Jesus and discipline our self to live in faith believing. We are destined to be victorious and to be filled with His power. Only you can separate yourself from the love and care of God the Father. Only you.
This year go through your issues quickly with the wisdom of Christ and the Word.
Let go of offenses immediately.( Remember that you also offend and you want forgiveness as well). Forgive!! Stop being a victim. Start being victorious.
- Pastor Sandi
O Lord thank you for those who encourage and give thanks for others and for the gifts you have given them. We are to be thankful for each other, for this family of God that we come into through Jesus Christ, for our brothers and our sisters and for those who show kindness and goodness to us who don't yet know you. Thankyou for those who encourage us and speak wisdoms to us. May you bless each on with the saving knowledge of Christ and may their needs be met in you.
Ephesians 1:15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds
Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today", so that none of you ay be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.