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Everyday we have a choice, we live by believing and we live my doing. Thanking God for everything that is working for us and all that we have, rather than feeling envious about what we don't have or comparing to what others are doing. Use His word to bless your day and declare His favor on your day. Living under a constant flow of Gods supply of blessing and goodness, we must stay connected to His word and have daily communication with Him. He is not a santa claus (sorry i refuse to use capitals) so that we can flick our fingers and get something. Because God gave and Jesus also always gave, and we are so much like Him, it is our nature to give. Giving is not only money, we get a chance of being nice to someone, sharing a seat with someone, giving of time, helping in many ways is sharing the love of Christ.
We all have a covenant with God and it is our right to be in health and in wealth and when we are living in a way that honors God, it puts us in a place to receive from Him. He puts us in a place where we meet people who will bless us, He connects us to great men and women of God and pulls us from the back to the front.
We give freely because we have been given freely. Jesus was a free gift from God to redeem us from sin. I feel so blessed when I look back and see just how far God has brought me to.
From a nobody, God has put me in front where people know me. I would rejoice when I brought 4 people to the Lord in a week, till God asked me to believe Him for 400 people a week.
Yes, troubles come to everyone of us, and when we are Christians, people seem to think somehow we are exempted, but no, the devil does not care about our status or who we are. He knows one thing, that God made human beings just a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory. He calls them his children and loves them. That is enough to put you in the firing line with the devil because of who you are. He knows you are his enemy. He is a master of lies and imitator of God. He is the God of the world though and will stop at nothing to destroy you.
From a broken, lost, depressed, homeless and beaten person, I find it hard to believe what I see in the mirror everyday. I have to talk to myself how blessed I am and not a day goes by that I do not tell God how He has touched my life. If it had not come on time to rescue me, I would have killed myself and my children.
Sometimes our choices seem innocent at the time but it takes us so far away from God that returning is impossible but God says for you it may be impossible but for Him nothing is impossible.
It's not that I did drugs or smoked, or drank alcohol or did anything bad, my mistake was falling in love, and if that is a crime, that the penalty was very harsh and not just. But our God says when we are unequally yoked, life can get difficult. I was unequally yoked.
I remember hiding with my children behind shrubs at night in the cold, putting my hand over their mouth to keep them quiet so that we would not be found and beaten, and thinking how did my life become so bad. A God fearing Christian girl full of life and hope, full of dreams become a destitute, an outcast.
You might be reading this, and it is not a co-incident, your life perhaps is a mess, and you don't even know how you got there, but let me encourage you today, that mine was so messy and I felt so far away from God that I did not even know how to return. Each time I tried to get out, I would return to what broke me because sometimes we normalize our bad behavior, or our bad situation and allow it to become part of us and breaking away from a part of you is painful.
But the same God who brought me out, wiped my tears, is here for you today. The blood of Jesus covered my shame and broke the chain of every bondage. I am hoping that you would find Jesus love through these words and find Him in your troubles.
May God bless you and keep you and bring you out as He did me.