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It’s In The Crushing

Wow…it’s December 1st. Wasn’t it just January. It didn’t seem that long that we ushered in the New Year. Well, like it or not it has whizzed by. I hope this year has been all that you hoped it would be. Even if it didn’t go exactly according to plan, there’s still a lot to be thankful for. We are alive and with that there is hope. I like to call it confident expectation that His promises will surely come to pass.

That reminds me…in 2015 by the grace of God, I hope to bring you a series about confident expectations. Real briefly, it will focus on the question that asks the question..”I have found my purpose, now what?” Your purpose gives meaning to your vision but there is a process to get there. How do we stay steadfast through the ups and downs?

Speaking of ups and downs, as we move into the final stretch of the year, I want to encourage you to keep the faith and know that any attacks against you are not personal. The enemy just wants to halt what’s in you that you’re meant to give to the world. Perseverance is key.

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Just like you have to crack the egg to fry it, or squeeze the orange for the juice or crush the olive for the olive oil…you will also undergo some kind of pain but we are called to endure. Paul said it best when he said in 2 Corinthians 4 vs 8 & 9 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.  We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.

It is well and God is definitely in control. Have a blessed week.

Unoma.

Christianty VS. Religion

“Whenyou cant hear his voice please trust His plan”….I love this line from the Smokie Norful classic. It reminds me of the story of Job. Once in a while I like to refer back to the book of Job cos it teaches or reminds me to be grateful and trust in God.

In reponse to critism by his friends,  Job in  8:7  said  “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be”  and he was right because in Job 42:12 we are told that “…the Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life better that the former part ” We will still struggle and slip up from time to time in our walk with Christ. This trust things is sometimes hard to get all at once, after all that what makes us human.

 I’m in not where I want to be with trusting Him to bring me out of whatever Im facing but I am far better than where I came from. Sometimes as Christians we become weary but we esp. women have to learn to encourage and not tear down each other during our struggles. Let’s not get so religious that we forget to practise Christianity.

My prayer is that we encourage one another to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”–Romans 12:12