by Christi Stapleton
I remember hearing this phrase as a child and thinking about how reassuring it was. It still is, but I also started thinking about it in a different light recently.
No, God doesn’t make junk. That part is always true!
But what do we do with what God has made? Are we using it for God’s glory, or are we making it junk ourselves?
Are you spewing out words that are not pleasing to God or praising His other creatures?
Are you filling it with junk in the form of excess eating, slothfulness, drugs, or alcohol?
by Kieron Rowe
by Latasha Ransome
The anxiety that we go through, while expecting the promised manifestations of God’s in our lives, can leave us in a state of utter frustrations.
We go through this experience because, when we believe God for something, we lack the patience to wait for the manifestations of the fulfiment of our prayers to Him in His time. Instead like the microwave generation of this age, we want it there and then.
Therefore the type of patience that we should cultivate at all times is not patience that we have. It is in times like this that we should stay mindful of His perfect timing.
While also believing that our God is a God of Yeah and Amen, He honors His Word. So if He said that He will do something, then He most certainly will do so.
Ever feel overwhelmed by the challenges you face in ministry? Jehoshaphat did.
(1)…the Moabites and the Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war on Jehoshaphat. (3) Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord…
Faced with an overwhelming situation, Jehoshaphat turned to God.
(14) Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel…(15) He said: “Listen…This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’”
God responded with comfort and reassurance. He also reminded Jehoshaphat that the battle was God’s battle, not his. In other words, God told him to let go of his fear and his discouragement and allow God to do His work. Then God gave Jehoshaphat his marching orders.
This video examines Paul’s thoughts on
sowing and reaping found in Galatians 6:7.
Ultimately, we reap what we sow.
~ Pastor’s Corner ~
Written by Barry Werner
Compassionate use of power and influence characterize God-honoring leaders. Read Matthew 8:5-13.
Jesus was becoming well known throughout Israel for His power to heal every sort of physical infirmity and illness. Even the occupying army of Rome could not avoid hearing of Jesus’ authority over powers that caused sickness.
As Jesus entered Capernaum, a city which housed a Roman garrison, an officer sought out Jesus to ask Him to heal a household servant that had become paralyzed and who was living in terrible pain. When Jesus agreed to go with the solider to heal his servant, the man simply stated that he was not worthy to have Jesus to his house, but if Jesus simply spoke a command, the servant would be healed.