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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

The cornerstone of Christianity is Christ’s resurrection. It is proof of Jesus’s deity, undeniable confirmation of Papa’s great love for His children.

Papa so loved us that He chose to pay the ransom. Ensuring the release of His children from satan’s dominion and authority!

But this ransom is conditional. It is dependent upon His children exercising their free will.

Papa’s children have a choice. 

Repent. 

Change your old way of thinking. 

Turn from your sinful ways. 

Accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah. 

Be baptized each of you in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins.  Acts 2:38

There are no contingency plans. No venues for redress. Christ alone has the authority to forgive sins. Releasing you from the sentence of death— eternal separation from God.

Jesus alone has conquered death.

Jesus alone can boldly declare. 

”I am the First and the Last— absolute Deity— the Son of God and the Ever-Living One. Living in and beyond all time and space. 

I died. But see, I am alive forevermore. I have the keys of absolute control and victory over death and of Hades— the realm of the dead.”  Revelation 1:17-18

God is not the God of the dead but of the living. Matthew 22:32 

Who is the living?

Disciples of Christ who refuse to… 

Give others their best and Papa the leftovers.

Honor or cajole others at the expense of negating Papa’s Truth.

Ignore sin so others will not feel embarrassed or ashamed.

Do not be frightened!

You too can live honorably and valiantly. 

The same spirit who lived in Jesus lives in you. 

Now get out there and kick the devil’s butt!

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me. Even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. 

John 11:25-26 

Holcomb Christian Standard Bible

Accept His Gift

All have been wounded by sin and its consequences.

Only salvation through Christ can heal your brokenness.

Freeing you from the prison of sin.

Freeing you from guilt and shame.

Freeing you to wholeheartedly pursue your Kingdom destiny.

Becoming whom God envisioned when He created you.

We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful. When we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. 

From the distant past, His eternal love reached into the future.

You see. He knew those who would be His one-day, and He chose them beforehand to be conformed to the image of His Son. So that Jesus would be the firstborn of a new family of believers, all brothers and sisters.

As for those He chose beforehand. He called them to a different destiny. So that they would experience what it means to be made right with God and share in His glory.

Romans 8:28-30

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Jealousy, the green-eyed monster

Oozing up from my battered soul

Bruised by lack, insecurity

Fearing not being good enough

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Compliments never satisfied

Achievements gradually faded

Nothing silenced the emptiness

Shouting you are a nobody

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Seeking validation, esteem

I chased the American dream

Accumulating possessions

Knowledge, college degrees, careers

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Husband’s promotions, gross income

Children’s grades, achievements, clothing

Family, vacations, hobbies

Overtime grew unfulfilling

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Despair, hopelessness, depression

My daily walking companions

Tossing and turning all night long

Grinding teeth, terrifying dreams

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Like Solomon I recognized

All was a pursuit of the wind

No satisfaction, just torment

Futility under the sun

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Thankfully, Papa rescued me

Welcomed this lost prodigal home

Captivated my heart with love

Gently assured me I was safe

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Papa’s unconditional love

Shelter on my healing journey

Silencing demons of my past

Defanged, no longer poisonous

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Exquisite love of my Savior

Teaches me mercy, forgiveness

Purpose, legacy, destiny

At long last free to dream again

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Danger! Danger! Danger!

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Patience Birth

Are you patient?

After praying, how long will you wait for an answer before taking matters into your hands?

Do you have a sunny disposition during the transition from what was to what will be?

What about your thought life?

Ceaseless self-talk?

Obsessing over how much longer?

Toxic thinking?

What can you do to become more patient?

Pray more.

Meditate on what is honorable. Right. Pure. Lovely. Admirable. Think of things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 

Listen to recorded live worship music.

Be more intentional. Live in the present.

Eagerly expect the goodness Papa will bring into your life.

Your mind is not a black hole. You are not powerless to control your thought life.

Today, unequivocally believe this promise of God.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity— of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear. But He has given us a spirit of power AND of love AND of calm AND well-balanced mind AND discipline AND self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7

Amplified Bible Classic Edition

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