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It’s Your Choice

22 Feb

As I sat reading the word of God and praying, I heard a whisper. You know, the kind of whisper that’s so deep within you until it seems as though it’s your own thought.

The words I heard were simple, yet profound. “You don’t have to worry”. Okay, I thought to myself, The Lord has everything in control and I don’t need to be afraid.

What appeared at first to be a few words of encouragement began to mean so much more as I rehearsed the words in my head. “You don’t HAVE to worry.” If I don’t have to worry, when I do worry, Im making a choice.

When we worry, we subconsciously choose to doubt God and lean on our own understanding. We choose to focus on the situation, instead of what God has said. God loves us and has said He will never leave, nor forsake us. His word tells us that we should always pray.( Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 41:10, Deuteronomy 31:8, I Thessalonians 5:17).

We believe the scripture that states, “through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, we can bring our requests to the Lord”. But our hearts check out before the end of the promise which states, ” and the PEACE of GOD which passes all understanding will guard and KEEP our HEARTS and MIND THROUGH CHRIST JESUS”.
(Philippians 4:6)

Worry is definitely a natural response to the unseen answers we hope for. However as believers in Jesus, there is a better way. It’s our faith that is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” As believers, we have the right to replace our worry with faith. God even commands us to do so!
(Hebrews 11:1, Matthew 6: 31,34, Luke 12:22).

Let’s choose to rest in our faith, and resist our natural inclination to worry. It’s not necessarily an easy battle. But we have the God of all hope on our side, Jesus interceding for us, and the help of the Holy Spirit. We don’t HAVE to Worry!
(Romans 15:13, Romans 8:31, Hebrews 7:25, John 14:26)

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Why Give Thanks

28 Nov

Some say that Thanksgiving is rooted in a fallacy
That the Pilgrims and the Indians didn’t necessarily agree
To have a meal on a day and celebrate with thanks
Nevertheless we have an opportunity to give thanks
You and me
For all or our blessings such as family
And freedom to be
Worshipers of the One True King, JESUS
Giving thanks for life, for health, for eyes to see
Another day draped in the Lord’s wonderful beauty of sky
Of ocean, day of fall bare trees, day near winter
On the ground, leaves of days gone past
A day to give thanks for the Lord’s great mercy
A day to bask in His great love
He was wounded for our transgressions
He was wounded because He loved
Us human beings full of selfishness, pride, and greed
Maybe you’re exempt
And this only applied to me
However I choose to thank Him for deliverance from my past
I celebrate with thanksgiving, free at last
Free to be who I am, who I was made to be
A creation in Christ’s image living to please
The King in thanks