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Will You Still Praise God?
It’s easy to say “LORD, I LOVE YOU!” and “GOD IS GOOD!” when things are going right, when there is money in your back account, when you have a job and are sure of a salary every week, every other week, or at month end…..
…. Or when you have someone you can trust and call on who will have your back; when you have your family around you; when you have never known real struggle; when you don’t worry how your bills will be paid; or when you can do as you like.
But do we still love God when we are hungry and don’t know where the next meal is coming from?
…. Or when money seems to hate you; when you have no one; are lonely and people turn their backs on you; when the bills are to be paid and you don’t see a way out?
….. Or when your children can’t go to school; can’t pay their tuition; are struggling as a single parent?
Can we still say “GOD — YOU’RE GOOD!” when you’re sick in your body?
Can you still say, “LORD, I TRUST YOU!” when things seem to be going wrong?
Can you still say, “LORD, have your way!” when the process seems to be hard; the wilderness experience is long; when your situation is like Lazarus and they criticize and ask where is your God?
Will you still praise God?
Can we, like Job, bow and worship and say “The LORD giveth and The LORD taketh away — blessed be the name of The LORD!”?
It’s so easy to love and praise God when things are alright — but it’s in the testing and trials the posture of our hearts is discovered.
Jesus help me too……
Sometimes God’s Precepts can be so undesirable, disagreeable and unpleasant, so we refuse them.
That’s when the affliction sets in to discipline and show us why they’re necessary!
Not every affliction or challenge is of the devil. Sometimes it’s God.
Some Wisdom only comes through affliction and experience.
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” Psalm 119:71
Anything that will lead man to obey God is a blessing and anything that will lead a man to salvation for his soul is righteous gain!
The Season of Great Harvest!
Amidst the tribulations, calamities, peril, adversities atrocities and misery, The Gospel shall bring global illumination, and surely indeed, many nations shall come!
This is the season of Great Harvest!
Thank you Jesus we give you praise.
“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:2
Your Mistakes Do Not Define Who You Are in Christ
I’m led to say this to someone that your mistakes do not define who you are in Christ, and will not exempt you from the dimension by which Christ desires to manifest Himself through you.
You’ve been awakened to your true identity and have repented sincerely of your follies now ARISE FROM THE GRAVE OF SIN , walk in your purpose and LIVE!
“Paul the Apostle makes this bold yet humble statement “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”” 1 Timothy 1:15
Sin is a universal condition, and for this sin dis-eases Christ came and He ALONE is infallible.
Paul was ignorant of his own wretchedness as in his past he was a persecutor of the brethren, a blasphemer, and he was insolent — until he, through an encounter with the Christ, came to the realization of this saving Grace, yielded and availed himself, was converted out of his egotism and unbelief was. ORDAINED BY MERCY IN MINISTRY to be used mightily and supernaturally of God to deliver others.
Paul knew and taught that when we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, God changes our position from being sinners under law, to being righteous in Jesus Christ, from being dead in sin to being dead to the law and alive to God.
God bless you
~ Syreeta Thomas