Rest

The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.

Acts 12:6

In this difficult situation Peter was sleeping 😴! How can we rest in difficult situations? We can rest that same way all we have to do is Hold On to the promises of God. This was not the first time Peter was in a difficult situation,and we to have been in many difficulties but God

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;

Psalm 34:19

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:14

And since we know that He hears us we should trust Him and rest God is faithful and He always makes a way out for us

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

God’s word is our sure foundation

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God Is Able

“But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock,”‭‭‬‬“I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death.”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:34,35 NLT‬‬

Preparation; David had learned that God is able and faithful to keep him and give him the strength for battle! We should also learn from our battles that God will never leave us He’s always with us.

“Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.””‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Regardless To what anyone says about the call God has on your life don’t take it to heart. God repairs us for every battle He’s the one who knows every situation and He’s more than able to carry us through any battle. It does not matter the size of the giants we have the victory because God is able and He’s faithful! So don’t give up in the battle .

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Excepted

img_0476Give that phrase some thought-really with so much going on in our world so many changes it’s so great to know that Jesus cannot ever be changed! He will love us as we are forever I keep thinking of myself with all of my flaws and hang ups it’s so amazing to be loved and excepted just as I am I don’t need anyone’s approval. God has excepted me in Christ Jesus my mind is being renewed through God’s word and we are being changed daily Praise God. God has made us Holy and excepted by the blood of His dear Son! Can you imagine the chaos if Jesus could be changed by man we would not stand a chance in this world But God! Because God loves us and chose us and called us He said

 

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are  being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

2 Corinthians 4:18

 

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes

Ephesians 1:4

Though there are many changes going on rest in Jesus knowing that He is for you and not against you Hallelujah!

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What Are You Looking For?

The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus. Jesus turned, saw them following him, and asked, “What are you looking for?”
John 1:37‭-‬38 GNB

What a question! When we accepted Jesus as our Saviour what were we really expecting? I’m sure as we ponder that question we will come to the conclusion that following Jesus Christ is not exactly what we expected! But as we grow in the Lord
our expectations change. But what we were looking for is someone who will do things our way ,right ☺ but as we walk with the Lord we  learn that is not the way. Sometimes disappointment sets in  and really cloud our view of of Saviour and His ways ! Thank God for the Holy Spirit for He will surely bring our thoughts and desires around to what we should be looking for, and that is to do His will regardless to what we are really looking for in Christ Jesus. How Awesome God is and just to know Him is Amazing!
Father help us  to desire you and your will Father help us to know you truly are who we are looking for in Jesus name Amen

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Assurance

Once you are saved you do not try to live right to stay saved Jesus already took care of that,  You try to live right because you love the Lord . It is so important to stay in God’s word!

“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
John 5:24 NLT

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
1 John 5:11-12 NLT

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,  for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.
John 10:28-29 NLT

You have Absolute Assurance from God’s word, so there is no use to live in fear ,Rejoice in the Lord  for he has Assured us
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT
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Endurance

Jesus taught us well! But in the midst of our pain and suffering we tend to forget we PraiseGodmust Endure some things. We learn through God’s word how much our ancestors had to Endure and God never failed to bring them through Paul gave us some great advice

2 Timothy 2

3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus

Endurance

2.

the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina:
Endurance brings results that can come no other way God is in total control and He allows what’s necessary to grow us. Jesus Christ is the Master Sargent He is our perfect example He endured absolute hardness to set us free. We must endure arm our selves with the same mind knowing this
1 Peter 4
12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
God is for us and Victory is ours through it all !
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In The Middle

I praise and thank God for where I am right now ! I’ve read about my Sisters and PraiseGodBrothers Praising God in The Middle of being made(through pain and suffering) ,but there is nothing  like experience, nothing like it . My sister has been through terrible pain quiet awhile and while she talked to me about the terrible pain I could not feel it like she was experiencing it. Then early  Monday morning something happened, I’ve been having pain from arthritis before but this pain level was like a 12 or more to me whew! As I was reminiscing with my sister she said that’s the kind of pain I’m going through, while I could see the expression of her pain on certain day’s, the feeling wasn’t there . But God is so good and awesome in the middle of pain until it’s truly mind blowing! I have new medication now praise God and the pain is not as extreme, but what I’m learning even more is that God is with me in this, there is purpose in our pain God set it up that way. As you can recall there are many scriptures concerning the process of pain and in fact Jesus himself endured much pain and rejection so He truly knows what it is like to be a human being.

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
1 Peter 2:21 NLT

Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
Acts 14:22 AMP

And this is part  of the purpose

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:4-5 NLT

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28 NLT

There is no comfort like the Lords, but after going through some pain and difficulty  we can identify with others and show mercy. It’s called sciatica and to much pressure on my right foot causes me to squirm!  I’m also learning that you can see dirt at different places in a wheel  chair    🙂     🙂

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