Sunday, 31 July 2016

Transforming our lives starts with examining ourselves

I have come to realise that I cannot control anyone else’s behaviour or actions, I can only look at and change my own. Someone once told me that we are all ‘mirror images’ of one another and something we see in someone else that we don’t particularly like is often something that we need to look at in ourselves.

How easy is it to live each day and see (what we perceive as) all the negative things that other people say and do? How quick are we to think how someone has wronged us, or short changed us or insulted us? It happens so easily and so often and it feels so natural that it almost becomes human nature, however we must realise that it is not God’s nature. In fact loving one another is made clear throughout the bible. One such example is found in John 15:12 ‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you’.

I have been through many trails and tests in my life but I can think of two specific situations that have been extremely painful. In both situations God taught me some huge lessons and changed my heart, mind and actions, which as a result transformed my life.  I find that God often does this, He puts me in situations which at the time I have no idea why they have to happen but then further down the line He shows me that these difficult things have to take place for change to happen to allow the will of God to unfold; James 1:2-3 ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance’. I also find that the difficult situations I am faced with are usually about me having to look at myself and to focus on me rather than someone or something else.

Don’t get me wrong, my natural instinct in many circumstances is to look at what the other person has done to me, however there is only so long that God’s spirit in us will allow us to do this because whilst we are focussing on others we experience the complete opposite of the fruits of the spirit; Galatians 5:22-23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’. I have come to realise that I cannot control anyone else’s behaviour or actions, I can only look at and change my own. Someone also once told me that we are all ‘mirror images’ of one another and something we see in someone else that we don’t particularly like is often something that we need to look at in ourselves.  I don’t know how true this is (there’s no science behind it) but I know that I always apply this test and it is usually the case! What a transformation we would see in this world if we applied this philosophy every time we have a disagreement, get hurt or offended or feel betrayed etc.

All relationships in our lives whether family, friendship, marriage, professional etc will go through difficult times, and it is inevitable that one person if not both will get upset, hurt or offended at some point.  At these times it is easy to blame the other person, yet God tells us in Matthew 7:3-5 ‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye’. I think it is fair to say that at some point, myself included, that we have all been guilty of this. How is it that we find it so easy to look at ourselves in the mirror each day and check our physical (external) appearance before we leave our house? Even when we’re running late we will still have a quick peek before we go out! Why then do we not find time to look in our own ‘internal mirror’ and examine our inner being, because this is what is truly important. The bible tells us that God looks at our heart, not at our hair or clothes! Proverbs 21:2 ‘A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart’.

The popular Michael Jackson song, ‘the man in the mirror’ although not a Christian worship song has such a poignant meaning as it says: ‘I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change’. Wow, to actually absorb and apply those words would not only transform our relationships, and our whole life, but also us!  Although these specific words may not be found in the bible God provides us with His own words, praise God; 2 Corinthians 13 ‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? These words confirm many of the fundamental teachings of Jesus because love, kindness, forgiveness, goodness and gentleness are mentioned throughout the bible. The power we have to transform our lives by looking at the ‘man in the mirror’, rather than others is incredible. Looking at ourselves not only takes away negative feelings such as anger, judgment, hurt, resentment which the word tells us are all ‘acts of the flesh’ as detailed in Galatians 5:19-21, but it also replaces them with feelings of peace, love, joy and forgiveness and allows us to experience the fruits of the spirit as detailed above in Galatians 5:22-23.

Ultimately forgiveness is not about accepting that someone who hurts us is right, it is having faith that God is in control and He will do what is right.  So, in all situations we can only be responsible for ourselves, we should ‘let it go’ and look at/work on our part and hand over the situation in faith, to God; Hebrews 10:30 ‘For we know him who said, It is mine to avenge; I will reply, and again, The Lord will judge his people’. So let God deal with your circumstance, trust it to him and always start with the ‘man in the (internal) mirror.’ Don’t waste any time feeling hurt and offended, instead be full of joy and happiness as you turn into the person God has creating you to be.

Author: Joleana O’Neill

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

The bride has made herself ready

The body of Christ is the fiance of Jesus Christ and we must be ready for when He returns. We must not play around with the idols of this world.

I know of four people who recently died suddenly and as far as I am aware only one of them had a personal relationship with Jesus. The ages of these people ranged from 18 to 43 years. The fact that all four of them died unexpectedly raises two concerns for me; my first concern is that as a body of Christ, will we be ready when Jesus returns for his spotless Bride? My second concern is the responsibility that we have as a body of Christ to share the gospel around the world so that no one will perish. The bible tells us in John 14:1-7 that ‘Jesus has gone to prepare a room for us’ and in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 and Revelation 16:15 that He will be ‘returning like a thief in the night’. The bible also tells us in Ephesians 5:27 that Jesus is returning for His spotless Bride, the Church, both Jew and Gentile alike (Ephesians 2:14-18). Amen.

My Niece is getting married later this year (August 2016) for which she has been preparing for the wedding for two whole years. My brother, my niece’s dad, has lost a few hairs with the never-ending financial outlay. The level of stress and preparation for this single day that I have observed is staggering. As I watch this real life event play out it brings many of the scriptures to life. I am confident that when the wedding day finally arrives my Niece will be a very beautiful bride for her husband and God bless my brother, he can start to try and plug the huge hole in his bank account, although I’m not convinced that his hair will ever grow back!

My Niece’s wedding encourages me to think of the bride of Jesus Christ whom He is returning to claim.  It tells us in Revelation 19:7 that the bride has made herself ready: ‘Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready’ and in Revelation 21:2 that she is a bride ‘beautifully dressed for her husband’. It is my belief that unlike my Niece who has been preparing for two years for her wedding, we (the Church), in wisdom, should be preparing for the wedding of the lamb for all of our earthly life. It also tells us in Revelation 16:15 ‘Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed’. The last part of this scripture makes me very nervous about the thought of Jesus returning for me as his Bride and I have no clothes ready, the shame-fullness of nudity before my Lord. My question to us all is this; ‘if this was our final hour on planet earth then are we right with God’? What I mean is that I know we are all sinners saved by God’s amazing grace however will we be found in deliberate disobedient sin? Are our hearts sold out for God? God is a jealous God and He will not accept anything coming before Him (Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:14, Deuteronomy 4: 23-24 and 2 Corinthians 11:2). Will we be like the five wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 with the oil in their lamp or will we be foolish like the other five virgins who let the oil run out?

In the Gospel of Matthew 24:40-41 it tells us about the second coming of Christ and that ‘Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left’. In Matthew 24:42 it then goes onto to tell us to be watchful and vigilant: ‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come’. The message is clear to me. The body of Christ is the fiance of Jesus Christ and we must be ready for when He returns. We must not play foolishly around with the idols of this world. In the Old Testament we read how God’s chosen people constantly put other idols/gods before Him. The books of the Old Testament have some very strong language especially the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The Bible also teaches us throughout the New Testament that we are a new creation and that we have died to the flesh and that we must put away our sinful behavior Colossians 3:1-11, Galatians 5:19-24 and 1 Corinthians 6:18-20.

Just like any relationship our intimate relationship with Jesus takes time and commitment in order to grow and mature. It tells us in Song of Songs that ‘the young woman matured over a period of time from immaturity (selfishness)’. Song of Songs 2:16, ‘my lover is mine’, shows us where she is selfish and just taking, and then in Song of Songs 6:3, she says ‘I am my lover’s’. Now she is starting to give of herself instead of taking and then finally in Song of Songs 7:10 ‘I am my lover’s and he claims me as his own’; now she is confident that her lover loves her.

The Bible helps us to prepare for the return of Christ and for the wedding. In James 4:4 it advises us not to be part of this world. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 we are told ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ There are many examples of characters in the bible whose life was set apart for God and for me an exemplary character is John the Baptist. He was set apart for one task and one task only and that was to be a voice for Christ. Everything about John centered on this purpose, his dress, his diet, his actions and his demands. It is the Holy Spirit alone who guides us in living faith and fellowship with Christ Jesus as the flesh is kept in the place of crucifixion.

What about those who have not yet claimed Jesus as their Lord and Savior, does our walk with Christ Jesus represent the person of who He is? Does our life have evidence of the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22.23). How many people have we shared the Good News with? Help us dear Father God to receive the unconditional Agape love that you have poured out for us and for us to share it with those around us. There is no mistake as to where we have been stationed in our daily walk. What an awesome honour and a privilege it is to be an ambassador for your Son Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Dear God our Father, individually and collectively we are your body. Our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit to dwell (1 Corinthians 6:19). I ask myself does the Holy Spirit feel comfortable in my body?  Father God as your Church please help us to always represent the person of your Son Jesus Christ in everything that we do, let nothing be hidden, let us be a transparent holy spotless bride Amen.

Author: Christina O’Neill

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Your Word is a lamp for my feet

My Father’s command (Word) is a bright lamp which I must keep burning brightly at all times and one that will correct and guide me each day. If I allow the lamp to fade or worst of all extinguish then I will allow my feet to take me down a darker path, which is much harder to navigate and one fraught with danger. 

Source: Seeking Jesus
During my daily bible reading I recently arrived at Psalm 119 which many will know is the longest chapter in the entire bible.  As I progressed through the Psalm I realised that I was losing concentration and that I was not really absorbing the scripture, when I got to the following well known verse; Psalms 119:105 'Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path'. I suddenly jolted back into concentration and I felt God start to put a number of different thoughts into my mind.  The first thing that I felt my mind asking was; why is the word a ‘lamp’ for my feet, why not my ‘mind’? As I thought about this some more I felt that God was trying to tell me something but at that point I was not exactly sure what it was. Over the following few weeks God started to unveil what He wanted me to learn through further scripture, much of which came from the book of Proverbs which followed on from Psalms in my bible reading. This emphasised to me, the importance of reading God’s Word every single day.  I could so easily have denied myself the opportunity for God to communicate with me if I had not read His Word.  If I want God to talk with me then there has to be two way communications, otherwise there is no relationship.

Proverbs 4:26-27 ‘Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil’. When I read these verses I felt that God was answering my question about the mind.  I had asked why Psalm 119:105 had referred to feet rather than the mind however God was telling me through these verses that by ‘giving careful thought to the paths for your feet’ that the mind actually controls the direction in which I decide to go.  Giving careful thought comes from the mind, which therefore means that I decide which path I want my feet to take and therefore which direction I am going. The scripture however goes further and warns me that I need to keep on a straight path in order to keep me from evil. This is particularly significant because I know that ‘I cannot hide anything for God’; Proverbs 5:21 ‘For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths’.

It makes sense that if my mind determines my decisions and therefore the direction I decide to take, then I must ensure that I guard my mind at all times. Easier said than done you may say however we must ensure that we have the full armor of God on constantly and this includes the ‘sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God’ (Ephesians 6:17). God’s Word shows us how we can protect ourselves: Proverbs 6:20-23 ‘My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life’.  My Father’s command (Word) is therefore a bright lamp which I must keep burning brightly at all times and if I do it will correct and guide me each day. If I allow the lamp to fade or worst of all extinguish then I will allow my mind and consequently my feet to take me down a darker path which is much harder to navigate and one fraught with danger.  This is where sin is waiting eagerly to pounce; Genesis 4:7 ‘If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.’ 

Without any reservation we should slam the door in the face of sin by shining the bright light of Jesus right in its face.  Let the Word of God be our lamp. Think of reading the bible like a set of re-chargeable batteries.  Each time we read the Word of God we are re-charging the batteries and therefore giving them more power, the greater the power the brighter the light.  Conversely, if we do not read the Word of God we are allowing the power in our batteries to decrease. The Word of God really is a lamp for our feet because it not only protects us and gives us direction but as we have seen, we need it to ensure that we do not allow the power in our batteries to diminish or run out. Surely, this emphasises the importance of coming into the presence of God each and every day and reading the bible? 

As we have seen above, the good news is that we have protection in our lives whilst we are on our earthly journey, if we choose it. There is however even better news!; we will not need to worry about our lamps dimming or going out when we get to heaven because we will not need them!; Revelation 21:23 ‘The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp’ Amen. 

Father I thank you that you protect me each and every day with your Word.  I thank you that you light up my paths in the darkness and I thank you for Jesus who is the light of the World. May you guide my paths always until I come to be with you in heaven where your glory will shine forever. Amen

Author: Gary O’Neill 

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

How forgiveness can set you free

In the midst of all of the horrendous pain and relentless suffering of the crucifixion Jesus’ thoughts turned to others, they turned to us. This is the greatest demonstration of selflessness and ultimately of love that there has ever been and that there ever will be.
The bible teaches us that we must forgive as Jesus forgave us, but what if the person we have to forgive happened to be an ex-boyfriend who physically, mentally and psychologically abused you! Can forgiveness really take place? How difficult is forgiveness and is it really worth it? The answer is yes, of course it is. Yes it’s hard, yes it’s worth it, yes God wants us to forgive because He sent his only begotten son to die on the cross, and He died for our sins. Jesus cried out to God before He died; ‘forgive them for they know not what they doing’ (Luke 23:34). Just pause for a moment to think about this. In the midst of all of the horrendous pain and relentless suffering of the crucifixion Jesus’ thoughts turned to others, they turned to us. Wow, this must be the greatest demonstration of selflessness and ultimately of love that there has ever been and that there ever will be. The bible shows us that all things are possible and in this instance we are shown that in all situations it is always possible to forgive.

Now for my testimony. One day on the way home from shopping I crossed the road and headed toward home.  As I crossed another road I noticed my ex-boyfriend (from a number of years ago) who for several years had abused me within the home, both physically and psychologically.  As I continued to cross the road I looked at him directly in the eyes and I cautiously said to him; ‘hi, how are you?’ In reply he asked if I would like him to walk me home. I felt calm and for the first time I didn’t feel like I was walking on eggshells so I agreed. He asked me questions about my current relationship to which I informed him had recently ended.   As we were talking I calmly explained to him that he had treated me very badly and that I was now living back in the safe haven of my mom and dad’s house. 

By the time we were nearing my home we were laughing and joking about silly things we had done in the past and suddenly to my surprise and without any warning he turned and said ‘Juliet I did not treat you right in the past I abused you; will you forgive me?’ Without hesitation I said ‘yes’ and then felt compelled to be honest with him. I explained to him that I had been dishonest to him as well and asked if he could also forgive me. To my delight he said ‘yes’. 

When I was asking for forgiveness I felt God speak to me saying; ‘forgive him as I forgave you of your sins.  If you don’t forgive him I cannot forgive your sins’. Obviously when my ex-boyfriend also agreed to forgive me I was elated.  He was also very happy and we both hugged and I kissed him on the cheek as we parted company. I walked away feeling as light as a feather and inexplicably happy. God had once again showed me what to do and therefore lifted my burdens. Psalm 55:22 ‘Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken’ and 1 Peter 5:7 ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you’.

My conclusion is this; when I first saw my ex-boyfriend across the road I thought to myself ‘that’s strange, why is he here?’ It was as though he had been placed there. I realised that God’s hand was on this situation from the very start and that He was providing an opportunity for me to be able to forgive and to also experience forgiveness.  In the words of Jesus himself; Matthew 6: 14-15 ‘For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins’.  I have felt comfort, peace, tranquillity and awesomely calm ever since God provided me with this opportunity. Amen. 

Dear Lord, there is a lot of un-forgiveness in the World. Lord I pray that we can find strength, love and patience for one another. I pray that we forgive each other in the way you forgave us. Lord I pray for our enemies as well as our friends, family and whoever we need to forgive. Lord may we be able to say ‘I am sorry please forgive me’, as well as being able to say ‘I forgive you’.  I pray that you can soften the hearts of the people who have hardened their heart. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Ephesians 4:32 ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you’.

Author: Juliet Jones 

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

God is in control

God blesses us with intimate relationships so that we can heal the hurts that we have deep within us. A loving relationship allows us to look at our hurts and pains safely and know that the other person is not going to run away

It tells us in John 14:1-7 that Jesus has gone to prepare a room for us but He is coming back for His Bride. As one body we will be presented as a pure Bride; 2 Corinthians 11:2 ‘I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him’. This raises a question for me; ‘if I have conflict within my own body, then how will I ever be able to join with other believers to become one body, a holy, spotless bride for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?’ This blog will try and answer that very question.

In my own self I am a sinner, I want to do all the things that would be no good for my mind, spirit, body and soul. I want to drink that extra glass of wine and eat that extra biscuit that my body doesn’t need. However if I was to consume anything that I desired my body would come into disagreement and my internal organs would start to struggle, my heart would scream out ‘stop, don’t eat that extra cake, it is putting tremendous pressure on your heart' and my liver would scream out ‘stop, that extra glass of wine is overloading your liver with toxins, that it does not have the capacity to filter'. When I prayed to God and asked him why I want to do the things that are no good for me and yet don’t do the things I should, as in Romans 7:15 ‘I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do’; He gave me this scripture; Matthew 22:37-39 ‘Jesus replied ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself’.

Who is our Neighbor? - The Good Samaritan 
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The key in this scripture for me is ‘love your neighbor AS YOURSELF’. God was showing me that my struggle was with me. If I love myself as God asks me to then I would not be tempted to abuse my body with things that are not healthy for me physically or mentally. This verse of scripture helps me to understand that I have to love myself in order to love my enemies and my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. God then proceeded to bless me with many different scriptures that tell me clearly that He loves me with all His heart, with an unconditional Agape love, Amen.  When you read the scriptures below replace Tina with your own name and experience this amazing love for yourself:

Tina you are ‘beautifully and wonderfully made’ (Psalm 139)

Tina you are ‘the apple of my eye’ (Zechariah 2:8)
Tina ‘every single hair on your head is numbered’ (Matthew 10:30)
Tina you are ‘not a mistake’ (Psalm 139)
Tina ‘I have a plan for your life’ (Jeremiah 29:11)
Tina ‘you are ‘my child and I am your father’ (1 John 3:1)
Tina ‘I love you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3)
Tina ‘as a shepherd carries a lamb I have carried you close to my heart’ (Isaiah 40:11)
Tina ‘I am not counting your sins’ (2 Corinthians 3:18-19)
Tina ‘I sent my only son to die so you might choose life’ (Romans 5:8)

Therefore for me not to love myself, would be disrespectful to God and His amazing creation; Me, Tina O’Neill. This revelation then led me to some further questions that I asked God; ‘How do I sort out all the garbage that I carry around deep within myself, all the garbage of my past, the hurts and pain, some that run all the way back to my childhood?’ and ‘how do I sort out some of the unpleasant ways that I deal with certain situations, behaviors that not only hurt me but hurt other people that I love?’

I believe that this was God’s answer to me; He said ‘Tina it is not easy and it will take hard work and discipline but if you take my hand I will be with you every single step of the way’ (Psalm 37:24); ‘I will never leave you or forsake you; (Deuteronomy 31:6, Joshua 1:5, 1 Chronicles 28:20, Psalm 37:28 and Hebrews 13:5). I had to learn over a thirty year period how to hand everything over to God and it was not easy and it still can be a very painful process at times, however God knows I am a work in progress whose heart is sold out for Him.  With the help of the amazing Holy Spirit, the Comforter and the Paraclete we started to work on cleaning up my filthy garbage. Praise God for His love and awesome provision. This blog would be to long if I were to try to explain the whole process but I will share just a small part of it. I have been married for thirty years and God has blessed me with an amazing husband who I love so much. Without putting him on a pedestal he has patience that stretches like a rubber band that never seems to break and believe me I have tested his patience to the very maximum over the years. My husband was sent by God to show me how much God loves me. After a very painful childhood it was hard for me to love or trust anybody but my husband loved me from the moment he saw me and he has never stopped loving me. I was amazed when our marriage lasted just one year and never believed in my wildest dreams it would last over thirty years. Every morning when I wake up, and my husband is still with me I Praise God. Without a doubt it is God’s divine blessing on our lives that protects our marriage.

God blesses us with intimate relationships so that we can heal the hurts that we have deep within us. A loving relationship allows us to look at our hurts and pains safely, and to know that the other person is not going to run away.  I believe a lot of the problems that occur in today’s relationships are a result of selfishness.  People seem to be out to get what they can from the other person without realizing that the Godly purpose of being in any relationship is to give, to be a blessing and not to keep taking. God’s unconditional love through my husband allowed me to bring the hurts to the surface and then get the Godly help I needed to overcome them (Psalm 1). It would never have been acceptable to project those hurts unto my husband. God never gives us another human life to use as a punch bag. It was always that I would need to take responsibility for my own behavior and to sort it out in a holy manner.

Everything about God is love.  Therefore, for us to love our neighbor then we first have to start with loving ourselves, however painful that might be. So many people are quick to throw stones and make judgements without even knowing someone else’s ‘story’. Jesus came to heal the sick (Mark 2:17); He asks us to even love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). To love the people who abused me when I was a child was very difficult and it was only when I truly handed the pain over to God that I could really start to heal. God used my husband, daughter and son to draw me closer and closer to Him. Amen

God is an amazing and loving God and I love Him with all my heart, every second of every single day is not a problem for me, however, loving my neighbor (my enemies) gets a bit harder. I pray dear Father God you will keep helping and supporting me to love myself the way you love me and then I can love my enemies and be of help, support and encouragement to the body of Christ.

Every day I use the tools that God has given me so that I will be ready with my family in Christ, as ONE spotless Bride (Ephesians 5:27 and Acts 17:11). Take a look below at what God tells us

‘With God all things are possible’. Amen (Matthew 19:26)

I have been ‘lifted from the miry clay and I stand my feet on a rock’. Amen. (Psalm 40:2)
I am ‘the head and not the tail’ Amen (Deuteronomy 28:13)
I am ‘more than a conqueror’ Amen (Romans 8:37)
I wear ‘the full armor of God’ Amen (Ephesians 6:10-18)
I am ‘a new creation’ Amen (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I may get knocked down but I get back up again, dust myself down and go back to war, I am a Christian soldier (2 Corinthians 4:9), an ambassador for Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), I know, that I know, that I know, that my God has got it all under control (Romans 8:28). Amen. All Glory to God ALWAYS.

Author: Christina O’Neill 

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