When you are going through the valley remember…

If you are going through a rough season, be encouraged, as you surrender to God and all that He has for you , if you keep going, if you do not quit and turn back to where you are comfortable, if you persist you WILL one day stand upon the mountain of God.

With all you have, all that you possess,  nothing can compare with what is in front of you!

The lost one

What an important and powerful message!!! Click to read through….I love at the end where it says “Christianity needs Christians who are not side-tracked by selfish desires, who take up the weight of prayer, who take the Good News of hope to the streets…We lost one. Near you, there’s one who’s on the verge of being lost. Only you are within reach to help, if you will let yourself be moved..”

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saved Not one of the lost ones in the church in Guatemala.

At 11 years of age, a former student told his little brother and sister to not move while he hung himself in front of them. The tykes obeyed.

What angst or demon would a boy to such unthinkable horrors as rival the Holocaust? I cannot comprehend. It tears me up inside. What could we have done to avoid this?

We don’t win every battle. We lose some badly. Amid the exultings of success stories lurk the blackest stains of those who chose not to listen to the word of God, who opted for worldliness instead of godliness.

Guatemalan kid The Iglesia Cristiana La Puerta works to save kids from the lostness of the world. Happiness results. This is what moves me.

I’m sorry, but I can’t get excited about a celeb’s fashion faux paux. When you have lived ravages, it’s impossible…

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Are we hurting God?

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The Israelites had seen God do miraculous things. He brought them out of bondage, opened up a sea to walk across, sustained then in the wilderness, and time and time again had shown them how faithful he was.

So you would think that when the time came for Him to lead them into the promised land, the land of their dreams, the land of more-than-enough, where struggling was no longer required, that they would boldly go forth boldly knowing that God was on their side.

Yet once again they did not trust God.

They sent out 12 scouts to see who they would have to fight to take over the land, and only 2 came back with a positive report.  So the people grumbled and complained (yet again) and…..

“GOD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me like dirt? How long refuse to trust me? And with all these signs I’ve done among them! I’ve had enough” (Numbers 14:11–12, The Message).

This absolutely breaks my heart. Time and time and time again, God showed his care and compassion for the Israelite’s. And time and again they questioned and let Him down.

God wanted to do great things through them! He wanted to give them the easy life as they fellowshipped with him.

But they didn’t trust him. They yet again took their eyes off God.

As a result they not only kept themselves from reaching their promised time (see Numbers 14:29-30) but they, I believe, did something far more horrible…

They hurt God.

God loved them so very much, and was eager to do great things in and for them, but they didn’t love Him enough to keep their eyes on Him.

It pains me to realize all of the times when I have focused on myself instead of God.

It pains me to know that I have hurt to one who loves me so.

God so passionately wants to do things in and through us. He wants us to be so fixed on His face that we do not worry about what is going on around us.

He wants to lead us, because He loves us.

If we do not allow him to lead us, we are hurting Him.

May we, as Christians, make it our determined purpose to keep our eyes on God. To Trust Him!

Like a child being lead by a loving parent, may we allow God to daily lead us to our own promised land.

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