The Greek word for worry is merimnaō and it means to be anxious. Did you know that anxiety disorder is considered a mental illness? Worry [anxiety] is the most common but unnamed addiction many within the body of Christ battle with everyday! Shout out to our creative ability to rationalize our way around it, we pass it off like it’s of little consequence. We even convince ourselves that it’s normal—we say to ourselves, “Well everybody does it, so it’s okay.” What an emotional drain! What a waste! It’s time we stopped our habit of worrying and replaced it with the God-given solution: trusting!
In the greatest sermon ever preach Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 (MSB),“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
The author of Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” So put your worry where your God is and remember what Paul reminded us to do in Phil 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Then you will experience God’s peace [rest], which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace [rest] will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
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This is a call-to-action message for those who have been fence sitting regarding their salvation in Christ. I’m referring to the people who are unaware, unconvinced, unimpressed, uncommitted, deceived, and afraid. The message of the gift of Christ is so beautiful. The historical and archeological facts of his life, death, and resurrection are so dynamic: and, as the blessings offered are so compelling, it’s baffling that rational people can neglect coming to the Redeemer. If I am stepping on your toes please note that I am benevolently unapologetic. When we learn of an approaching hurricane what are the 3 Ps to consider? People (pets), Property, and Possession. Well as you know storms are temporary and so are worldly possession but Hell is eternal! Jesus said in Matthew 18:11-12, “For the Son of man came to save the lost (see above). If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” The only way to the Father is through the Son! John 14:8, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Beloved of God, the Lord is searching for that one sheep! Is He searching for you? If so, pray with me:
Father God, I believe in heart that Jesus is Lord and I confess with my mouth that You raise Him from the dead. Please, forgive me of my sins. Wash my heart clean. Come live in my life. Be the Lord of my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Teach me to walk with You and live for You the rest of my life. Thank You for saving me and for giving me the gift of eternal life in Heaven with You. Amen
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God’s love for you never fails, it never gives up, and it will never go bankrupt! His love for you far surpasses human comprehension ! You are extremely valuable to God and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done, His love for you never changes!! Have a terrific week and don’t forget to relish in God’s indelible loving embrace!!
PS. He is waiting on you!!
I’ve heard it said, “Follow your passion and you will find your purpose.” Well, passion is defined as having an intense desire or enthusiasm to do something and purpose is the reason for which something is done. Ultimately, our main purpose in life is to know Christ and make Him known. However, you must possess the desire to accomplish this purpose in order to fulfill it or see it manifested in your life. According to the MSB, Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20, “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you……..” You might be thinking Jesus was referring to ‘qualified’ individuals; right? Well, what if I told you Jesus is speaking directly to you and me!! You don’t need a certification!! All you need is desire! So, your ready but don’t know where to start? Prayer and theBible are only the tools you need in your started kit and the Holy Spirit will lead the way to you manifesting your purpose!
We live our ‘best’ life when we surrender our life to Jesus! Paul reminded the Church at Colossi to be intentional in regards to living their new life in Christ. He encouraged the church to set their minds on things of Heaven and not earth because as born again believers their life was hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:2-3)! As it was for the new believers back then so it is with us today! Our newly resurrected life is not our own! Therefore, we should honor God not only with our bodies but also with our life (I Cor 6:20). Having said that, we should live our best life in view of God’s perspective. The world promotes and condones sexual immorality, greed, lust, revenge, anger, malice, slander, and hate. Of course, from man’s perspective these vices are considered worldly freedoms but in God’s eyes they are spiritual inhibitors that impedes our spiritual growth! Look at it this way; our old self was crucified with Christ and He lives in us. So we live our [‘best’ life] by trusting in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself for us (Gal 2:20).
I know the tropics are busy but in lieu of focusing on the storm(s)-focus on the One whose voice the storms obey! It doesn’t matter what’s going around you because God’s word reminds us everyday that He is in control! So it behooves all to let God do what He does best-be God! Begin praising Him for what He has done, what He is doing right now, and hallelujah what He is getting ready to do in and through your life! I say to your storm (s) under the Holy Ghost anointing power poured out by God Himself, “Peace be still!!” And I ask all of this in the life restoring and preserving name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, amen and amen!!
On this day…17 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
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