😮 “wow “ just finished the book 📚 of Genesis. Joseph is a great 👍 example of submission in the midst of his difficulties, he trusted God with his suffering, betrayal and injustice. Even after his brother betrayed him he did not hold Grudges against them . _____
“But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?”
(Genesis 50:19 NLT)
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
(Genesis 50:20 NLT)
We need to realize that God’s goodness might include some things that we may not necessarily label as good . We can trust that whatever he allows he will use for good. What the enemy intended for harm, God will will intend it all for good. ——-
Whatever God allows to happen, give it to God , gladly knowing that he can and will use for good.
Psalm 31:14-15 (NIV): “But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands”
“The early part of our adoption story is filled with diapers, fungi, and giardia. I remember how I longed to have all of the filth removed from my children and my home, but it seemed an unending struggle. And our boys couldn’t fix it themselves. Those sweet babies needed love, and sometimes latex-gloved hands, to help them out.
Just like helpless, sick toddlers from an orphanage with no running water, we, too, came to Christ dressed in filthy clothes. And we couldn’t get free of it on our own. Notice that in the fourth vision from today’s reading, the Lord doesn’t say to Joshua, “Get yourself cleaned up!” but instead “Take off his filthy clothes!” (Zechariah 3:4). He needed someone to do it for him, and so do we.
Christ removes our iniquity, and then He clothes us in festive robes (v.4). I love how the gospel gives us a total turn-around. He could have replaced filthy garments with a reasonable and sensible second-hand T-shirt. That’s certainly better than where we were. But Christ loves us and dresses us in the best He has to offer. He washes us clean and elevates us from the gutter to His right hand, like true sons and daughters.”
Happy Thursday!☀️Highlights from Tuesday’s Bible Study - UNLEASHING Your Potential! Didn’t get a chance to join us at one of our sessions on Tuesday ( noon • 5:30 p • 7 p)? No worries, you can visit our YouTube channel and view Tuesday’s Bible Study. You will be blessed! 🔴 🔗 in Bio
I started reading #thepurposedrivenlife again, and this quote from Day 1’s chapter smacked me like a ton of bricks. It really made me stop and ponder...what am I chasing? What are you chasing? 🤔
#DailyDevotional - God knows that sin will steal our potential and kill the plans that He has for us. His desire is for us to stop sin before it stops us.
Thoughts of sin lead to action. We must confess them to Jesus before they can conceive sin. Bring them out and show them to the Lord because He is the only One Who can do anything with our sin.
He is faithful and will not banish us from the family of God. He is fair and understands the temptations with which we struggle because He was tempted the same. His blood cleanses us from every sin.
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✔️ A obediência IMEDIATA é o único tipo de obediência que existe. ✔️ OBEDIÊNCIA ADIADA É DESOBEDIÊNCIA ✔️Todas as vezes que Deus nos chama a um dever, está nos oferecendo uma aliança com Ele, desempenhar o dever é nossa parte, e Ele fará a sua parte abençoando-nos ricamente.
✔️A única maneira de obedecermos é obedecer ” naquele mesmo dia ”, como fez Abraão.
✔️ Lutero dizia que “ o verdadeiro crente crucificará a pergunta: por que?” Ele obedecerá sem perguntar. ✔️ Eu não quero ser daqueles que, se não virem sinais e prodígios, não crerão. Eu quero obedecer sem questionar.
✔️ A obediência é o fruto da fé; a paciência é o vigor desse fruto.
Bom dia! Deus te abençoe!
One of our women's life groups will be going through the book Waiting on God by Andrew Murray. The group will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9am beginning September 3rd. Childcare provided! Head on over to https://buff.ly/33MnezS to sign up!⠀
"Is your heart broken from a devastating loss? Patsy Burnette suffered an unexpected grief as a young wife and mother. Yet God helped her heal as she drew strength from his Word. In The Heart That Heals, Patsy guides you through key scriptures to help you find peace and healing." —Sarah Geringer, author of Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus www.sarahgeringer.com
THE HEART THAT HEALS: Healing Our Brokenness Through the Promises of God
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Written by: Ndeshi Jameson
After taking a hot shower a few days ago, I was getting into my nightdress and the Holy Spirit reminded me and said, “Ndeshi do you remember you bought that nightdress 5 years ago just before flying to India?
In that moment I was so shocked and realized it was true and that the nightdress was so big then and it didn’t fit me. I had to put it away hoping that in the near future it would fit. The reason I bought it was because I loved the color and it was beautiful. Even though it was too big I decided to buy it hoping to wear it one day. To my surprise, as I put it on a few days ago, I couldn’t believe it but it fit me perfectly well after 5 long years.
In that moment the Holy Spirit said to me, Ndeshi I want to remind you of certain desires you’ve expressed to me in prayer for the past 5 years. You’ve cried and fasted, and frustration was the order of the day. I want to remind you that just like that dress didn’t fit you then, so too were you not mature enough for what you were crying for. There are certain things you’ve prayed and fasted for and I am only releasing it to you now in this season because you have grown into maturity in Me. Every test, trial, and tribulation has matured you for such a time as this.
I got job opportunities which were offering me the perfect packages and God said-No.
I was engaged to be married and God stepped in and said-No.
Friendships I held onto and God said-Let it go.
It was hard to let go and let God and my faith was wounded. I was depressed and felt like my prayers were only hitting the ceiling. Looking back, I can honestly say that I am thankful for every closed door because I was not ready to step into what I was crying for. If God had given me what I petitioned for, my life would have been a wreck.
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Spots, Stains and Growing Pains
By: Quantrilla Ard
2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." 2 Peter 3:14 "…be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish..." What comes to mind when you think of spots and blemishes? Possibly something of value that has been stained or ruined beyond repair? Peter uses these words intentionally to create a mental image of the impact sin has on our lives.
And the only repair? The blood of Jesus, which cleanses us from our sin and restores us to right standing (righteousness) with God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
In order to meet Jesus in peace when He returns, we need our spots and blemishes to be covered and blotted out. (1 Thessalonians 3:13)
King David demonstrated this when he asked God to make him whiter than snow after his sin with Bathsheba. (Psalm 51:7)
As we grow in Christ and await His return, we can ask God to show us opportunities for the forgiveness and cleansing He freely gives. We can take heart in this: where sin abounds, grace does much more abound. (Romans 5:20, paraphrased)