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A good life reminder for believers:
Do you have something going on in life which, despite prayer otherwise, seems to make no sense? That's Proverbs 3:5-6 in "real life beyond words on paper" right there. YOUR understanding might see that thing as making no sense but Isaiah 55:8 shows God being a big God who knows what He's doing. Your understanding does not last forever while His does. Since Romans 8:28 says everything works together for the good for believers, what's God trying to accomplish? Explore that.
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A little reminder about what the Word REALLY says about believers: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36.)
The instant you got saved is when you were set free.
"Oh, but I struggle with this and that, and so and so said that if I don't deal with it..."
A further reminder that your salvation meant the restoration of your relationship with God and that all relationships have a growth and maturity process. Trying to accomplish "better performance" as some would teach under your own efforts gets nowhere. All it does is makes you "run from God until you get it right". What REALLY needs to happen is you run TO God AS IS so HE CAN DO THE WORK FOR YOU.
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You can focus on one of two things as a believer:
You're nothing without Christ, or you're all things through Him.
Which one of those gives honor to God, based on all He's done for us?
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Does it ever seem like you just can’t get spiritually back up again. It’s as if every time you try the devil is right there swinging his bat at you telling you to stay down! and he only lightens up when you are lying faced down covered in dirt, tired, and too weak to move. The devil knows that you have been anointed and appointed by God.  In fact, he’s afraid of you and he knows in order to stop you he has to keep you down somehow. He may knock you down, but don’t you stay down. God has a call on your life, and his words and power will flow in you and through you. God will bring every plan that He has for you to pass. Don’t give up. God has predestined you for greatness.
God's word to you:That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
#Christians, #Jesus, #depressed #faith
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A good life reminder for believers:
Do you have something going on in life which, despite prayer otherwise, seems to make no sense? That's Proverbs 3:5-6 in "real life beyond words on paper" right there. YOUR understanding might see that thing as making no sense but Isaiah 55:8 shows God being a big God who knows what He's doing. Your understanding does not last forever while His does. Since Romans 8:28 says everything works together for the good for believers, what's God trying to accomplish? Explore that.
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The ENTIRE Word, not isolated passages...That's often the difference between what God says and what mankind THINKS He says. Big difference. Test the spirits behind what you hear being taught. Does it line up with ALL OF God's Word? If not, it's MAN talking, not GOD.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE - Isaiah 53:5. I've seen many prayers posted for someone and have been to enough "healing services" in which this passage was WAYYYYY overused. However...There's a problem. The verse has nothing to do with physical healing whatsoever. Rather than isolating "By His stripes we are healed" and running with it to claim "healing for so-and-so", that passage is ACTUALLY in reference to Who the source of restoration of a broken relationship between man and God is. "This is why salvation is possible," is what the verse REALLY says. If the ENTIRE verse is read within the context of the first parts of chapter 53, it makes sense. What DOESN'T make sense is the number of times I've heard too many some time after the fact of being prayed for regarding healing say, "Nope. I don't feel any different." And what about those who ARE healed? It was because God specifically TOLD SOMEONE TO PRAY as compared to the randonmess often seen among the masses. Even in Christ's ministry some were healed, some not. God knows what He's doing and why. That's a far cry from man's version on far too many occasions. What about those on the receiving end and yet no healing manifests? How are THEY left to feel in their walk with The Lord? Not cool. ALWAYS follow the Holy Spirit, not man's version.
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Great quote here: "Our new life will be lived with God in us. We will think differently. We live differently. We will be a new creation in Christ for God's Glory. I am no longer my own. God gave me faith, through hearing and reading His word, to believe in Jesus, trusting His death as the payment for my sins. All of my sins are forgiven and washed away IN HIS BLOOD HE SHED. My life became a new life in Him. He became my Lord and Savior." (From Chaim Abalonekid.)
This quote makes perfect sense. One of the first things I remember after asking God into my life His way and stepping into salvation was in my senses. Details in the room had more "pop", the views and sounds outside were "even nicer", and even things like the clouds looked "somehow improved". "Eyes to see and ears to hear" is what was taking place, and God is the only one who can prove Himself in that regard.
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For whomever may need this for whatever reason...
God's love never fails for God IS love. Since those genuinely born again cannot lose their salvation (John 10:22-30), The ways of The Lord ALWAYS are the better ways to go compared to anything this world can offer. Please remind yourself of the prodigal son (Luke 15). Although he never lost his inheritance as an heir to his family, he ultimately discovered that his choice of living in the ways of the world are a dead end. God has so much more for you and you are far more than worth it to Him than to continue in things that are meaningless and fleeting.
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So...Got some things going on in life you'd rather not be dealing with? Here's a reminder for you: The devil can try stuff but God is not only YOUR Lord, He's also Lucifer's Lord. The devil might not think so, but it doesn't change the fact any of Who is REALLY in charge. You who are believers can see that and something sparked within you. That's confirmation. Take the entire scenario and lump it onto the overall scheme of things in your life. This post is Romans 8:28 in action, in real time, in real life, within you who are saved.
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Here's an example of how God does things. Explore whatever you're going through from this type of perspective and ask God to show you what undiscovered strengths He's trying to draw out of you:
Say God placed within you a strong ability to minister in areas of compassion and mercy. Chances are there will be at least one person in your life who will drive you bonkers on a fairly regular basis. Why? It's so you'll grow by experience in the way you've been wired so you can use your gifts in greater capacity.
See where it takes you. EVERYTHING has a purpose with The Lord, without exception.
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A little reminder about what the Word REALLY says about believers: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36.)
The instant you got saved is when you were set free.
"Oh, but I struggle with this and that, and so and so said that if I don't deal with it..."
A further reminder that your salvation meant the restoration of your relationship with God and that all relationships have a growth and maturity process. Trying to accomplish "better performance" as some would teach under your own efforts gets nowhere. All it does is makes you "run from God until you get it right". What REALLY needs to happen is you run TO God AS IS so HE CAN DO THE WORK FOR YOU.
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A little reminder if you may happen to find yourself in a "dry time" or in a point of struggle in your walk with God: There is a HUGE difference between God's Word and the doctrines of men. There are MANY out there today heaping a ton of doctrine in what is supposed to simply be your daily relationship with The Lord as you grow and mature in Him as a believer. In most cases, a doctrine is a set of beliefs and/or rules based upon an isolated set of passages, but also remember that in many of those cases, OTHER passages are either ignored or contradicted in the writing of those so-called doctrines. If someone teaches you something and it is in balance with the ENTIRE Word of God, embrace it. If you are told something that is "Word based" but you later find passages which appear to say otherwise, reject what you were taught, for God's Word never, EVER contradicts itself. ALWAYS test the spirits. That means take what someone tells you and go to God's Word, asking God to give you clarity and to show you HIS take on the matter. You may very well be surprised over time to find how much you are being taught is human opinion versus the absolute truth found in God's Word.
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Absolutely, unequivocally correct. Amen!
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LIFE TO THE FULLEST FOR ME: Accepting someone unconditionally, no matter how dark their hour or why, digging deep, walking and talking along the way, then eventually watching them reach that point of touching the face of God.
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