God allows bad things to happen because he knows we can overcome it and be redeemed. The worst things that happen to us are an example of God’s selfless sacrifice; allowing His one and only Son to suffer a painful death on a cross and take the wrath of sin that we deserved upon himself, so that His amazing love and redemptive power would be revealed to mankind. Instead of looking down on the bad things that have happened in your life and blamming God, look at them as your opportunity to rise above and selflessly help others and show them they too can overcome. If we never have trials and test; suffering and pain; failure and defeat, then we will never know that true satisfaction of victory!
"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen."
Bound up in my heart is a passion that must be released…
One of the greatest desires of my heart is to find my wife. I want to serve her, to love her, and to give all that I am for her. I long to serve her just as Christ served the church. I long to love her unconditionaly as Christ has loved us. I long to give all that I am for her just as Christ gave himself for us.
I want to wrap my wife up in my arms and just hold her and know that right there I have everything I need. I want to hold her close and feel her heart beat as I look into her eyes and feel a sensation run through my body that awakens something I have never felt before. I can’t wait to create life with my wife; to have children that look like her and have her personality so everytime I look at them it causes me to fall even more in love with her than ever before. I pray that I would serve her, love her, and give all that I am to her in such a way that she feels secure with me and never needs anything ever again. I want to give my wife the world. I want to love my wife with that kind of love because I know that kind of love is from God and it provokes a response. However, I know I will never be that man I want to be apart from Christ. Jesus enables me and shows me how to love because he has loved me that way first. I know I am not ready for a wife yet, but my desire is for her. I will allow God to prepare me for her, so it is God I am seeking now and I know that he is preparing my wife too and in God’s perfect time we will one day come together. I anticipate that day and I know it will be one of the greatest days of my life!
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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured.
By Earl Nightingale
KEEP LEADING! IF YOU ARE AFTER GOD, THEN WHEN YOU ARRIVE YOUR FOLLOWERS MIGHT JUST ARRIVE AT THE SAME DESTINATION. PAUL SAID, “FOLLOW ME AS I FOLLOW CHRIST.”
SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES THAT WE DON’T LIKE. These choices are sometimes hard to make because the instant result is painful. We may have to do something we don’t really want to do. If we becomes slaves to instant self-gratification, then we will be a slave to bad choices. Many times we have to see the bigger picture and the long term effects in order to make the right choices. SO WHAT CHOICES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE. Whatever the choice is make up in your mind that you are willing to sacrifice and endure the pain, so that you can experience the freedom and joy of good choices later.
This is a great article by Bishop Joseph Mattera. The contents of this article will help and teach you how to cope with the coming cultural changes in modern day society. Eradicate your ignorance and see what is happening around you.
IS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERCOME SIN…
It is not impossible to overcome our sins. If it were impossible then Jesus blood that was shed on the cross would have been in vain. Overcoming sin is a choice! We must choose to die with Christ; picking up our cross and dieing daily to our flesh and all of its lustful desires. Once we die then we can rise again in the resurrected life of Jesus Christ and obtain power from the Holy Spirit to overcome sin. If we can’t overcome sin, then Christ died for nothing. The greatest revelation you can get is that you are no longer a slave to sin. This means that you can live in the world and not be of it. You can still be human and live a life of righteousness.
I thought that I would never walk in freedom of sexual sin. However, I stand and tell you that I have with stood sexual sin for two years now, but only by the grace of God. God has sustained me and now I wait patiently for God’s best. It has not been by my own ability; however, just me choosing to die and allow my flesh to be submitted to the Holy Spirit. I had to be willing to be made willing, that I would desire righteousness more than my sin. So I encourage you; quit living in sin and condemnation, just walk away and say NO to sin and say YES to the resurrected life in Christ Jesus.