I’m not sure who this is for so I’m posting it in all my groups and on my main page that the one who needs to see this might receive it:
Remember – you must TRUST GOD through the storm in order to come out of it. How do I trust Him you say? Keep your eyes, ears, mind, and heart focused on HIM. You let HIM worry about the storm. The moment you move your focus to the storm and off God – the storm will overwhelm you. Stay focused on God through prayer, continuous study of His Word, filling your mind and spirit with His things (His music, His literature, His movies and shows, etc.) and you will find you are being strengthened, through Him. Each day, you’ll be able to stand a little more, endure a little more…and one day you’ll recognize the new strength, peace and maturity He has developed in You and your unshakable faith in Him and His promises.
TRUST GOD MY SISTERS & BROTHERS. HE IS FAITHFUL TO THOSE WHO ENDURE. DO NOT BE LED ASTRAY BY THE PROMISES OF FALSE TEACHING THAT SHOW YOU AN “EASIER” ROAD OR SEEM TO GIVE YOU THESE “QUICK” FORMULAS FOR BLESSING. There is only ONE GOD, ONE SAVIOR, ONE KING – only ONE who can bless, curse, redeem and destroy. If you seek Restoration, STICK WITH CHRIST, HE IS FAITHFUL TO RESTORE!
Notice: This is coming from a woman who once pledged allegiance to satan, studied wicca and voudou to the point of seeking out covens and “priestesses”, yes I actually practiced magic performing “spells, charms, chants”and the likes. I worshiped the creation instead of the Creator. I read palms and tarot cards and used astrology for myself and others, studied and reveled in hedonism and anything that brought my flesh pleasure. I even went into the whole new age spirituality and with the “ONE WORLD FAITH” thing mixing the things of Christ with the things of the enemy, watering down His word and the Faith (not even realizing the bible EXPLICITLY speaks about that “one world faith” as a trick of the devil in the last days…). I’m here to tell you that in all those things, I found NOTHING. I was left empty, drained, and in worse shape than I was when I entered those false forms of “religion”. I even attempted to mix and mingle spirituality and religion, I left God/Christ thinking I could get something better that fit what I wanted God to be…all I found were a bunch of cheap imitations that took more from me than they ever gave.So I repented, denounced those false idols and returned to the one true living God. MY GOD. THE GOD OF JACOB, THE GOD OF ISSAC, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM.
Many people slander Christianity because of the falseness of some men who have infiltrated (as the bible warned us in 2 Peter 2:1-3) and made a mockery of the faith. As if they don’t know that men are flawed and it has nothing to do with God – but man. But God is raising up new harvesters, who will return to the TRUE FAITH as CHRIST taught. Not this man made, man tradition, religious-political lukewarm “Christianity” we see in America today, I mean TRUE FAITH. The kind of people who will LITERALLY DIE FOR CHRIST, who LOVE THEIR ENEMIES, WHO LITERALLY will turn the other cheek when struck and actually feed or help an enemy if they see them in need! It’s insane by the world’s standards, I know – but Christ doesn’t live by the standards of the world – and neither do/should His followers [if they are true]! ALL shall see the true God, along with His love and His heart for HIS people.
What I can tell you from my own life, is that I have sacrificed a lot in my relationship with Christ – but He has given me double what I’ve sacrificed. I have a peace, I have growing trust in Him, I have the understanding that He will provide, cover, protect and care for me. I live for Christ and I don’t care about what other people think of me any more, I don’t care to impress them or fit into their little groups or compete – because of the confidence I have in Christ and the woman HE created me to be in Him.
In the event I must endure something uncomfortable or that sets me back – I remember that God is faithful in even the most difficult times and if He ever allows me in a tough space, it is for His glory and my spiritual maturity that I might walk in FREEDOM in CHRIST (James 1:2-4). FREEDOM.
FREEDOM. FREEDOM is what you find in Christ! IT IS! There is bondage in the world that binds and limits, but the freedom in Christ releases you from this bondage and the limits of man….. but we must always remember after years of being in bondage to sin, freedom doesn’t come overnight. It is a process…God must pull out of you all that hinders your walk with Him. All that has been embedded from the world and that is no easy task when dealing with us stubborn humans who think we know better than the One Who Created us and our purpose.
So….be at ease my friend. Know that Christ loves you and in His loves He will not forsake you and He will certainly NEVER leave you….as long as you stay faithful to Him (Matthew 28:20), He will see you through and fill you with His peace, love and joy like never before (John 10:10). I am a living witness and testimony to this! I tried the other things, I found nothing. I returned to Christ and found and felt Everything. Come, join us in Christ. He IS the Faithful Shepherd who protects and cares for His sheep – beyond death! My God died for me….would your “god” do that? Selah.
Matthew 14:22-33 New International Version (NIV)
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said,“why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.
To God be the glory for any person who reads this and wants to commend me because you needed it – DO NOT COMMEND ME, praise God- HE SENT THIS FOR YOU.