There’s an anxious spirit about the world today. It’s a general feeling of unease as if there is imminent danger just around the corner.
Anxiety is the result of uncertainty over fears and worries that come up as a consequence of living. In the Bible, David suffered anxiety but said that God showed up and got him through those dark times.
Christians can and do, suffer anxieties, both big and small. So, don’t be too hard on yourself. Following Jesus doesn’t make us immune to the things that came into this world through sin. What sets us apart from those who don’t have a relationship with the Lord is that we have His strength and that ensures us the victory over the hard stuff and the spiritual attacks that come with being a child of God.
Look what Jesus said in John 16, “I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!”
What a promise!
So if you are feeling a bit down tonight, remember that you are an overcomer because Jesus said so.
Take a deep breath! Rest easy! You gotta be ready! Tomorrow is your do-over!
-Pastor Butch
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When they want you to think they’ve got it together, it may be all that they can do to hold it together.
The apostle Paul tells us that the goal of Christianity is to have love from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith. These are things that the believer must pursue. He must strive for them.
The reality is that successful Christian living is not complicated. There is no secret to it. But it is a mystery. There is a groove that you have to get in. Just like anything worth having, following Jesus requires constant attention as our relationship with Him and obedience to His Word should and will become our priority and a mark of our life’s work.
This is Paul's testimony from 1 Timothy 1, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen."
Paul accused himself of acting “…ignorantly in his unbelief…” This is the same Paul who said that if we would judge ourselves, we SHOULD NOT be judged. Wow! Now that’s a tall order, a man or woman of God recognizing their own ignorance and then, judging themselves. Kind of makes the hair stand up on the back of one’s neck to think how much better the world would be if the Christian would do this before anything else.
The apostle Paul uses his testimony to prove that if God will express mercy upon a vicious Christian persecutor, He will certainly have mercy on anyone who turns to Him.
The lesson to be learned here is that there are no limits to what God can do. We just have to allow Him to do it.😀❤️
-Pastor Butch

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Jeremiah 32:44 - "Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD."

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