Archive for November, 2010

You Are Wonderfully Made

You know God never ceases to amaze me. He is constantly stretching me, challenging me and keeping me on my toes. And truth be told, I LOVE IT!! I am so glad that He loves me too much to leave me the way I am. We all can improve, we all can grow. If you have stopped growing, regardless of age, than you should really take the time and seek the Lord. He is always trying to take us to the next level, but many of us get complacent. And friends, complacency is a tar pit! It will keep you bound forever if you let it. So I have chosen to tell the Lord, “Send me, use me, I will go, I will do it, challenge me, change me, and make me more like you.” I know many of you feel the same way and that’s awesome!  I want to encourage you to keep moving forward.

But I know for many of you, your worlds have fallen apart. You are struggling just to keep your heads above water. Whether the economy has struck you with fear, you have lost a loved one or maybe your marriage is falling apart. No matter where you are in your walk. God has not forgotten you. Let me say that again, God has not forgotten you! You have not been rejected by Him, you have not been abandoned by Him, though the world will fail you, He never will. He loves you more than your human mind will ever comprehend.

So whether you have been pushed out, pushed down, or let down, you can cry out to Jesus. He is as close as your heart. Friends, He has counted every prayer and bottled every tear. You are not alone! I know many of you are still waiting on Gods promises, your still clinging to the last bit of hope, friends, keep holding on. Your time will come, remember, when your going through hell, don’t stop and pitch a tent. KEEP MOVING FORWARD!! And keep believing, God is moved by our faith not by our emotions.

God has a plan for you and you are going to make it. Your life is far from over. You are in Christ and He loves you! And though the world has disappointed you, and people have let you down, God can be trusted, He is faithful to make good on His promises. All the promises in the bible are for you. They are not just stories we read about as history. They are alive, they are real, and they are for you. There is nothing good that God will withhold from you, but you have to step out and believe God for your victory. Start believing what God says about you.

What has God revealed about you in his word. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come. “(2 Cor 5:17)

Truth: I am born of God. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:26)

Truth: I am not fearful because I have not been given a spirit of fear. (Prov 28:1) the righteous are as bold as a lion.

Truth: We have been made the righteousness of God (Romans 1:17)

Truth: We have been saved by grace no more works. (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Truth: You are the apple of God’s eye (Psalms 17:8)

Truth: Nothing can separate Christ’s love from you, Nothing! (Romans 8:38,39)

So pick your head up, stand up tall, and put your head back, you will overcome and you will be victorious! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Be blessed and be encouraged.


Your Braver Than You Think You Are

Fear, the word alone is intimidating. It can debilitate us in a matter of seconds. Ever felt it? I don’t know of anyone, who hasn’t at some point in their lives. But sadly, many believers walk in fear. They are afraid of many things. It is the fear of the unknown, the fear of failure, of loss, and even of success.

But we know that fear does not come from God, it comes from the enemy. The word says, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2Timothy 1:7. The enemy uses fear, but God uses faith. God says he gives all of us a measure of faith. One of the World English Dictionaries definition of faith is; a strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence. When you have faith, no proof is needed.

I want DANGEROUS Faith……….the kind that does whatever, when ever, however God asks, without question, without fear!! I want the kind of faith that doesn’t just leave a mark on the world after I’m gone, but a huge dent. The quickest way to grow in your walk in the Lord is to be open, and to be willing. To do whatever it is God is requiring of you, even if you don’t understand what it is.

When God says to do something, it’s because He has a plan and something great will come from it. Many people’s lives will be changed because of your obedience, including your own. God doesn’t give us the full picture of our lives, although that would be great and truly appreciated by all, of that I’m most certain.

However, that requires no faith at all. When I was running for city council, I sought the Lord and I asked Him to just give me confirmation that I would win, if He did then I felt I could go on no matter how afraid I was .But you see, God knew that if he had told me, “Gypsy I want you to do this, but you’re not going to win.” I would have been like, “What? Then what’s the point?” You see, He took me out of my box completely. But He already knew I would do it afraid, thing is, I didn’t. So my faith was taken to a new level, out of that one act of obedience.

But what I want to encourage you with is, you are stronger than you think you are. You can do great things, but you have to believe in yourself. And why wouldn’t you? God already does. He would never ask anything of you that He knew you were not capable of accomplishing.

Sometimes, you just need to do it, to prove to yourself that you can. God has great things for all of us, but it requires action on our part. Think about this; “what would you do if you knew you could not and would not fail?” Now, that’s powerful. Friends everything you need to be successful is already in you, God already created it. While you’re waiting on Him, I hear the Lord saying, “I am waiting on you, what will you believe in me for today? Be blessed and encouraged my friends, you are so much stronger than you think you are.

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