Blessings Friend. Today is a new day so let us give thanks.
Today are we recognizing the SERIOUSNESS of what is happening in this world? Can we SEE it is the biggest WAKE-UP call that God has allowed Worldwide for this specific moment in TIME.
There are so many WARNINGS in the Bible not to let our hearts grow COLD towards God and not to start living our lives as the world does. During this season how have you managed to stay close to God.? ARE you still attending church in some form, staying connected with the Body of Christ and are in the WORD of God everyday? To be prepared for the difficulties of Life we must be honest with ourselves. When we grow cold it becomes a DANGEROUS place to be and Scripture says, The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts- so that their eyes cannot see and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and have me heal them.
What are some of the warning signs to watch for that our hearts are slowly turning cold towards God?
Spiritual hardening begins with SELF SUFFICIENCY, putting security in one’s self and your own self satisfaction. This will LEAD to further hardening of the HEART.
Disobeying God and having too much prosperity can lead us to take God’s BLESSINGS for GRANTED and can cause us to feel they are OWED to us.
REBELLION and being DISCONTENT. SUFFERING or DISCOMFORT can create an ATTITUDE that BLAMES God.
Rejecting a deserved REBUKE or rejecting God’s gifts for HIS USE may harden our hearts. REFUSING to LISTEN can lead to a LOSS of SPIRITUAL HEARING.
Failing to RESPOND- when God is TELLING you to do something and you REFUSE to follow his GUIDANCE. This will only produce an INABILITY to OBEY. Sin often takes us farther than we want to go and sometimes our DISOBEDIENCE is the CONSEQUENCE of REBELLION that is our own punishment.
When the Church, God’s FAMILY can show JOY in our SUFFERING and work TOGETHER in unity for harmony and have the same mind as Jesus with HIS PURPOSE in our hearts we WILL show HIS LOVE. Our goal as Christians is to guide others to the ONE true HEALER of their SOUL. You will never get a rainbow in life without first facing the storm. Friends we should ask ourselves this question,
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mark 8:36
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for Eternity. John 12:25
Be encouraged that God loves you and is CALLING YOU to come back for a REVIVAL in your HEART. His loving embrace WILL GIVE YOU the STRENGTH to ENDURE the days ahead. Always remember He will never leave nor forsake you if you will ASK FOR FORGIVENESS and INVITE Him to RENEW your HEART. Have a blessed day and you are ALL invited to join us Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Community Christian Church at 32 Robert Street in Thornton next door to the Firehall.
Blessings Friend. Today is a new day so let us give thanks.
This a story about a woman who was sitting on her dock at her cottage reading a book, enjoying the sunshine when a gust of wind picked up her socks and blew them into the water. She quickly jumped up WITHOUT a THOUGHT and went to grab the socks when she watched in horror as her glasses went Kur plunk into the water. She needed them to SEE for DISTANCE and thought she had them tucked safely on her shirt or at least she thought it was SAFE.
What was she going to do now that she was blind without her glasses? While sharing her story she said she remembered saying a quick prayer hoping that she could retrieve them somehow if it was meant to be. Her second request was ASKING what was it she was to SEE with her SPIRITUAL eyes now that she was physically blind?
When she made a split decision it cost her something from the CONSEQUENCES of that choice. Without thought, she was trying to SAVE a $2 pair of socks and instead lost something of greater value being around $200.
In this world, we base things on what we SEE with our physical EYES happening around us but what happens when we start to use the LENS of FAITH we start to see DIFFERENTLY. She knew her glasses were LOST sitting at the bottom of the lake. She KNEW they were there even though she couldn’t see them. Sometimes we will KNOW something NOT because we actually SEE it, in the physical world but because we are given SPIRITUAL EYES to see WHAT is really LOST.
In truth sometimes what we think is a more VALUABLE lesson can also be a DECEPTION. That split decision cost this woman more in the physical world because of money but she gained PERSPECTIVES that gave her an AWAKENING SPIRITUALLY.
The truth is you have to KNOW you are LOST before you can be FOUND. So She was very thankful for the loss of her glasses because God knows if they will one day turn up on the end of a fishing line. That’s what HOPE is something to LOOK FORWARD to, FOR THAT DAY THEY WILL BE FOUND.
Whether it is a $2 lesson or a $200 lesson if we are TEACHABLE it may give US a REVELATION about what we NEED to CHANGE or how we may SEE the WORLD differently. These are great lessons that bring REAL LASTING CHANGE into a person’s HEART when they accept the GIFT OF LIFE.
We are all like those lost glasses just trying to FIND OUR WAY. Always be THANKFUL for each lesson that life is trying to teach you because it means GROWTH. Most times in life with great LOSS brings us to a great REVELATION!!!
When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep. In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! Luke 15:6-7
Our Spiritual CONDITION is far more important than our physical CONDITION and the REWARDS last FOREVER!! Have a beautiful day and always remember how dearly you are loved and that you are never alone.
Join us this coming Sunday May 23, 2021 for our Drive-In Service Revival Service. God of Revival. Service time is 11 am and we are located at 32 Robert Street in Thornton next to the Firehall. Come as you are and leave CHANGED!!!
Today is going to be a life-changing day because you are willing to let Jesus come into your Heart. When we admit we need help He is then able to do what only He can do. You will begin a new journey that never ends. You will begin living your life for eternity today. This is your life and this relationship is between you and Jesus. In the comfort of your own home, you can say these words to Him and he will COME.
Confess these WORDS out loud
Jesus, I invite You now into my heart to guide my life in truth and change me. Forgive me for my past mistakes and help me to forgive those who have hurt me. I pray that with Your help I can turn away from the things that are hurting me and making my life more difficult. I want to HEAL, and I thank You that You love me right now unconditionally.
Jesus, take the wheel of my LIFE and GUIDE me with Your Holy Spirit in all that I do and say. I want my life to display Your love to everyone I meet. I thank you for the free gift of Salvation You have given me today. I believe Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and rose again. I Believe in God the Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit. I am your Child. Amen
Date and sign this and be willing to share it with someone you love. ___________
When we have Jesus in our life we live in HOPE!!! As you begin your new relationship make sure you spend time with HIM daily. This is how your relationship will get stronger and stronger. If you don’t own a Bible please reach out to us here at New Life and we will get you one. We offer many resources for your growth on our website and in person.
We hear from God by READING His WORD, HEARING His WORD and spending quiet time in HIS PRESENCE. Find a church that teaches the truth from God's WORD and SEE how your life will change for the better.
Always feel welcomed to join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for you are a part of God’s FAMILY. Blessings and Love for the journey ahead. It’s going to be awesome!!!
Blessings. Today being Valentine’s Day I wondered how many of us have ever looked at it from God’s perspective.
Have you ever had a TIME in your LIFE when you LOST something you LOVED dearly? Maybe some parents reading this today can totally relate to the fear and panic that settles in when you have a child who has goes missing. Perhaps when your children were young you had an experience when they got away from you in a department store? Maybe today you are waiting PATIENTLY to hear from a grown child wondering if they are okay?
When we lose someone we will stop at nothing to FIND them. It becomes our only PURPOSE in LIFE. Do remember that feeling of celebration when you found them or could you imagine that feeling of JOY that comes when you know they are okay? “We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life. He was lost, but now he is found!” Luke 15:32. We are those children in God’s Eyes, He is longing to find you or have you come back to Him.
If you have been feeling a small tap on your shoulder lately don’t turn your back on Him. He just wants you to have a life you WILL LOVE that He died to give you. So this Valentine’s day will you RECEIVE the greatest GIFT of all from the Lamb, Jesus?
We know what the Bible says about Love and it’s not a one-day event but an everyday PROMISE. These THREE things will last forever- FAITH, HOPE and LOVE- and the greatest of these is LOVE. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Have a wonderful day and always remember how dearly you are loved and that you are never alone! May today be YOUR day!
We all Harvest what we plant in our lives.
Friends we have opportunities every day to make a difference in all we do. We will RECEIVE what we sow out. So if you are sowing seeds of fear and doubt into your mind that is the experience you will have for a return HARVEST. More torment and confusion. If you, however, choose to sow SEEDS of LOVE and HOPE your return HARVEST will be more PEACE and JOY.
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