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Have you ever felt like you can’t make it through whatever situation you are facing in your life? You may feel distraught and broken, and your strength might have begun to deteriorate; however, this is the time when you will need some supernatural strength to help you make it through. You have to depend on God’s grace and mercy to help you along the way.

The Apostle Paul knew that even if he could not overcome all the obstacles and tribulations in his life, that God’s grace is sufficient to keep him. In his letter to the Corinthians, he told them, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Therefore, you have to take comfort in the fact that you too can take pleasure in your troubles, as if you depend on God’s grace, and not your own strength to take you through your tribulations, you will be strong, even at your weakest moment.

He’s not here, but is risen!

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Today is dubbed the “Resurrection Day,” because in retrospect, today would be the third day since Christ was crucified and buried, but when the women entered into the Sepulcher to search for him, he was not there! So they were confused, but two angels appeared, and said, “Why seek the living among the dead? He’s not here, but is risen!” (St. Luke 24:1-6)

Because he lives, you can face tomorrow; because he lives, your sins are forgiven and your fears are gone. Your life is worth living, just because he lives. Happy Easter!

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Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. This celebration marks the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. Palm Sunday begins the Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday.

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Mark 11 denotes this message, “When they came to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples, and said unto them, go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.”

When you explore the message in Mark 11, you can see that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is something to be excited about. This is so, because, although His time was drawing nigh where He would be tortured and died on the Cross, the victory that would be gain, would be greater than the pain. Today, sinners can have a second chance because of this great victory. This reminds you that when you are going through your darkest moment, you should rejoice, because the victory you will gain, will ultimately be greater than your pain.

Have you been struggling and seeking the answer you need to find peace and deliverance from whatever situation you are facing in your life today?

Has the devil been feeding you with negative and defeating thoughts to make you believe that you will never overcome your struggles?

The answer to your struggles is just a distance between your knees and the floor. Prayer is a powerful resource that you can utilize to find the peace and comfort you need to get you through whatever situation you are struggling with.

You might be depressed, confused, exhausted and hopeless, but Jesus encourages you in the Scripture, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

If you pray and trust Him by faith to give you the answer you have been waiting for; then there’s nothing too big for God to handle. “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an  appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

“Touch of Faith”

Have you been recently diagnosed with an ailment that turned your world upside down? Have you been dealing with a sickness for which the doctors do not have any permanent cure? A “Touch of Faith” can heal you from your ailment and return your life to normalcy today, if you just believe on Jesus.

Mark 5:25-34 told us of a woman who had been suffering many years from an issue of blood. She had spent all she had on many physicians. However, she grew rather worse. She heard that Jesus was in her town healing other people, and she decided she would go out to meet him. When she got there, the crowd was very thick, and she could not get very close to him. She thought to herself, “If I could just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” She did just that, and immediately the bleeding stopped.

Jesus, on the other hand, felt that virtue had gone out of his body, and immediately knew in himself, that someone had touched him. He asked, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples were thinking that he must be crazy, because there were so many people around him, and anyone could have just brushed against his clothes. But Jesus insisted that it was more than just a mere brushing of his garment by someone in the crowd. He sensed that someone had touched him with a “Touch of Faith.” So he looked around to see who did it. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing that she had been healed, came and fell down at his feet, and told him the truth. He then said to her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”

A “Touch of Faith” can give you peace and heal you from your ailment today. It’s not over until God says it’s over. God sees you struggling with something today, and wants to tell you that faith can move the biggest mountain in your life, if you just trust and believe in him. He’s still in the miracle making business, and he’s still in the healing business. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37)  Do not let your fear overcome your faith. Chose which direction you want to go today. Your life depends on the direction you take.

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I Just Need One Thing!

If God should ask you today to make a wish for one thing, what would you wish for? What would your desire be?

I can bet that some people would be wishing for all the things that the world has to offer, such as a brand new house, a brand new car, a husband, a wife, to be financially successful and be able to buy anything without checking how much it is, to be famous so that they feel important when others are noticing them, and the wish list could go on and on.

I will now share a true story with you of a man who could have gotten his wish for any of the above things of the world, however, there was just one thing that he desired. The Psalmist David knew that if he just seek after that one thing, everything else that he wanted, he would receive from God.

Therefore, he wrote in Psalms 27:4, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”

David had that passion to seek the things of God first. He already knew that once he takes care of God’s business, God will take care of his business. David went on to be a great king, who was very powerful and successful in all that he did. He had it all, just by seeking after the one and only thing that matters most – God.

After it’s all said and done, whatever you have achieved from this world will not matter, if you have not received Jesus. The Scripture says, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)

Have you ever felt like you can’t make it through whatever situation you are facing in your life? You may feel distraught and broken, and your strength might have begun to deteriorate; however, this is the time when you will need some supernatural strength to help you make it through. You have to depend on God’s grace and mercy to help you along the way.

The Apostle Paul knew that even if he could not overcome all the obstacles and tribulations in his life, that God’s grace is sufficient to keep him. In his letter to the Corinthians, he told them, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Therefore, you have to take comfort in the fact that you too can take pleasure in your troubles, as if you depend on God’s grace, and not your own strength to take you through your tribulations, you will be strong, even at your weakest moment.

 

If you could erase just one thing from your past, what would that be?

So many times you might be faced with regrets from what had happened in your past. However, you have to understand that what happened, had happened, and you cannot change it. Just like spoken words cannot be retracted, so is the past. If you are bombarded, and haunted with circumstances and situations from your past, then you have to let go in order to reach ahead towards the bigger picture.

Yesterday is gone, today is here. However you can learn from past mistakes so you do not repeat them. If you continue to dwell on the past, and chastise yourself about it, then you won’t find peace, neither will you be able to move effectively into your future. You might not be able to erase your past, but you can shape your future.

If you are going to shape your future, you will have to press past your “past.”  If you have been saved, and is living a Christian life, you also know that Jesus had paid all the price for your sins. When you’re in Christ you are a new creature. Old things are passed away, and you are now born again.

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ, Jesus.”

Why Do I Feel Discouraged?

Sometimes the storms of life are raging so rough, and the heart easily gets discouraged. However,  as the song writer sings:

“No matter what storm clouds may rock this ship of mine, the light of my Savior will lead me safely through the night. Though my ship may be rocky and my sails may be torn I shall rest in the eye of the storm.”

Sometimes the bills are mounting, and the tribulations  seem like they won’t go away, but in Matthew 6:31-34 Jesus reminded you:

31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Jesus is clearly encouraging you that tomorrow has so much worries of itself, and it is already sufficient, so stop worrying about it, as you have too much on your plate. But instead leave tomorrow in His hands, and seek Him, and His Kingdom first, and everything shall be given unto you. So when the storms of life begin to rage, and you begin to feel discouraged, remember that Jesus is a provider and a deliverer!

 

Don’t Lose Focus

After reading New York Times Best Selling author, John Maxwell’s  book, “How Successful People Think,” I am more convinced to engage in focus thinking. In chapter 2, the topic, “Focus Thinking” explains that, “Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. Focus thinking removes distraction and mental clutter so that you can concentrate on an issue, and think with clarity. The earlier you learn to give up something in order to focus on what has the greatest impact, the sooner you can dedicate yourself to excellence in what matters most.”

So many times you missed the mark to get your goals accomplished, meet some objectives, or to even realize your dreams, because you allow petty people to prevent you from fulfilling your purpose, and reaching your true potentials in life. Sometime ago I went out with my husband and daughter  to eat at a Chinese Restaurant, and as I finished my meal, I was given a fortune cookie by my server. Out of curiosity, I opened it to read what it says, and it read, “Life is too short to spend it hating someone.” So many times you waste your precious time on petty people who stand as the devil’s distractors in your life to cause you tribulations. However, these people obviously are not focused on the big picture, and if you allow them to distract you, you too will lose focus on the big picture, which is Jesus.

 

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