Archive for September, 2016

So sick of it!!!
September 9, 2016

While that is usually the normal response to tough situations/challenges we all face, I for one am choosing to respond differently and want to encourage you to do the same.

The ability to do so will only be sustainable by having a Kingdom perspective…seeing the way God does. Otherwise it is inevitable┬áthat the weariness, pressure and stress will overwhelm and ultimately consume us. The difficult things we all face are part of this life. How we respond is key…

Which brings me to one of the reasons for this post…way too many people professing Jesus as their Lord and Savior are falling into this trap of the enemy. Allowing emotions to supersede the finished, victorious work of Christ. Whether we want to admit it or not, this is an indication that our faith in what He did is lacking or we have a distorted view of who God truly is. Personally I think that it’s the latter most of the time because the main tactic of satan is to get us to question who God is…he even tried it with Jesus!

For those without the foundation of Jesus, the struggle is never going to end…ever. Even that statement will reveal this reality, because the “natural”, fleshly response will lead one to view this as a doom and gloom/fire and brimstone type of comment. However, from a Kingdom perspective, it reveals the desire of the One who created each one of us to make a way to true freedom, while allowing us to be the ones who decide which life we desire. Like the good and loving Father God is.

So for the Christian, the answer is to renew your mind, surrender to the indwelling power of Holy Spirit at all times and fixing your gaze upon Jesus (not your issues)…the Kingdom perspective of continually walking with God in the cool of the garden, here on earth.

For those who have not made that decision yet, all that is necessary is a simple (and most times weak) “YES”. Wherever you are, whatever you’ve done…none of that matters, just tell God you need help, that your ways aren’t working and in many cases were so wrong…that you need His forgiveness and guidance…Jesus stands at the door of your heart, waiting for you to do just that so He can come in. Invite Him right now!!

Peace.

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