Ignitable

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Banner word for 2018 – •Ignitable•…

I desire to be saturated with the oil of the Holy Spirit so I can be a flame for Christ in this dark world. I pray God ignites my heart and allows me to reach to someone in this new year, and share with them the light I have been given!! 🙌🏻🙏🏻🧡🔥

~God sets His ministers hearts aflame – Is my heart ignitable?~

#wordoftheyear2018 #Ignitable #shine

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The Unspeakable Gift

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“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭

As I sit here and ponder over this holiday season I am brought to the striking realization that I am so unworthy. I can’t believe that over 2,000 years ago, in a little town called Bethlehem, the Savior of the World came down as a tiny baby. My mind cannot fathom the idea that the Creator of the world would send such a gift and make such a sacrifice for me, for you,  for us…

I’ve always thought it was so amazing that God chose to bring the good news of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds first. The shepherds were not wealthy and usually frowned upon in most communities. Even though this was the case, God chose to come to the lowest and reveal to them His incomparable gift first. It just proves that the Lord came to reach the least, the last, and the lost. God loved us so much, though we are unworthy, that He sent His son to be born in a lowly stable. Knowing that one day He would be rejected of men and sentenced to die on the cruel Cross for our sins, He still came. I am so thankful, that though I am unworthy, Jesus still came, He still loves, and He still saves! I am just in awe of my Savior’s love and compassion. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift!! (Luke 2)

~Merry Christmas!  ☺️🎄❄️

Don’t forget the true reason for the season!

https://youtu.be/TYSJj-EHAAk

Good Friday

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On this day over 2,000 years ago our Lord and Savior was crucified. He bore all our sins, past, present, and future. He carried all the sins of all of mankind for all of time. He loved us so much He left His heavenly home to come to us and make a way for us to get to Heaven. We are so unworthy, we don’t deserve His grace and mercy… but He gave it to us anyway. Have you accepted His Sacrifice? Do you believe He died for you so you could live in Victory, Peace, and Joy? He loves you so much, more than anyone ever could! Thank you Jesus for your great sacrifice of Love! 💚

~ On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame. And I love that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain… 

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, ’til my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross: and exchange it someday for a crown.~ 
#Godsloveisgreat #easter #goodfriday #noonecouldloveyoumore #truepeace 

Rock Bottom 

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“Rock bottom. It’s lonely. It’s dirty. It’s cold. It’s dark. Many don’t want to be on rock bottom because of the things they must go through: The loneliness, the depression, the ugliness, the cold, the bitter, and so much more. But when you are on rock bottom long enough, you start to notice things. You start to notice the beauty of your surroundings. You realize that all amazing things first have to learn to sprout on rock bottom in order to bloom. There on rock bottom is where people find the strength, mercy, grace, hope, joy, peace, and love of Christ. Even in the midst of the muck, we learn to find our beauty in Christ, and that, is the real purpose of rock bottom.”
~Taylor Ford~ 

It’s gunna hurt…

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For the last 5+ months I have been fighting God over a relationship. 

I didn’t want to give it over to Him. It was mine, it was lifelong, one of my closest friends…

I struggled so much spiritually and mentally that whole time. 

The relationship was controlling me and my actions. I couldn’t do anything the person didn’t like for fear of being an object of their anger.

I hate people being mad at me, so naturally I tried to appease them by doing what they wanted. 

That included not being friendly or having other friends to keep them happy. 

Their insecurity was creeping over into my life and keeping me bound.

I was so afraid to say anything, I didn’t want to hurt them; I didn’t want to hurt me.
“The only thing that satisfies is when we are completed in Christ.”




I knew it would hurt if I distanced myself from them, I didn’t want to.

It was stressing me out so bad, I was at my whits end.

I was begging God for a solution, but I wanted it the way I  wanted it. Well that’s not how God works.

This last weekend at Decision Days Bro. Swinnea preached “It’s gunna hurt.”

I knew that it was directed from God, to me. I had to surrender it all. 

I had to give Him that relationship, and allow Him to have first place in my life.

It hurt, really, really, bad. I didn’t want to: but I had to. 

This is the first step in my further growth in the Lord.

“God never tells us to do something that He won’t help us through. He’s always there with us all along the way.” (K.S)

This is going to be a hard journey, but I know God is with me and He’s the greatest friend I could ever have.

 I would greatly appreciate prayers for me, and for my friend.

God is able.
Joshua 1:9 ; Psalm 18:2 ; Psalm 71:1 ❤️