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Peace, Man!

November 12, 2015 — Leave a comment

This has always been one of my favorite scriptures.  Found in Acts 17:28, it simply says, “For in him we live and move and have our being.”(NIV)  Wow.  What does that mean to you?  I see it as He is our everything!  If you are a Christian, Jesus the Messiah resides in you.  What an awesome thought.  You’re never alone – never without everything you need.

The devil, also known as the accuser, whispers those negative things in your ears.  He whispers failure and hurt and self-pity. Right now I know you can you hear the particular things he whispers to you.

In John 16:33 Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

There it is in black and white.  You’re going to have troubles long as you’re alive.  But, the troubles of this world have been conquered by Christ.  Hang on to the hem of His garment. Live and move and have your being in Him.  The opportunity is there for the taking.  Gwen~

 

Are you stuck in the past? Thinking to yourself… coulda, woulda, shoulda?  Don’t get stuck in the same ole rut of bringing up things you want to forget! What about your dreams?

God didn’t get stuck with you, He chose you!  “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last.” (John 15:16, NIV
God can use you if you are able to let go of the past.  He wants you to move forward!  Take a hold of those dreams you once had.

Satan is the accuser of the brethren…he would love for you to stay right where you are for the rest of your life.  He would like nothing more than to continue to bring up images from past!  Abortion, abuse, rape, idolatry, drugs, pornography!  Memories you replay in your mind!

Empty it out! Repentance is the closure you need from your past!  Then… stop remembering what God has forgotten and allow Him to use you!

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14, NIV)

Why not start today?!  It’s not about the clock, it’s about consistency.  “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all thing are possible with God.”(Mark10:27, NIV)

Feed what you want to live and starve what you want to die!  Start today by doing one thing…just one, to stretch your growth.  Listen to some inspirational cd’s, post some scripture around to memorize, add some Christian music to your collection.  And most important, read God’s word daily. 

“Forget what happened long ago!  Don’t think about the past.  I am creating something new.  There it is! Do you see it?  I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

God has made His choice…what about you??  Deb