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I’m thankful I didn’t die in my sin

Before Christ, I was deluded and deceived. I thought I was a good person until God, in His mercy, goodness, and love, drew me unto Himself. He revealed Himself to me through the Scriptures and in turn the truth about who I am, apart from Him, was revealed.

Tests and Trials

The Lord has repeatedly brought this Scripture to my attention. This year has been wrought with various tests and trials. At times it has been difficult to keep going, BUT GOD. The Lord has been my refuge, strength, comfort, hope, and provider during my time of suffering. He has and continues to be faithful, and I’m so thankful and grateful that He has promised to never leave or forsake me, because I know this will not be the last test or trial I endure.

A Church Divided…

Presidents, political parties, policies, etc. don’t change the hearts of men, only the one, true living God does that. God draws men unto Himself (John 6:44). Jesus reveals the Father to whom He chooses (Matthew 11:27). Man has no control over that! No matter who is the President of the United States of America, God is in control of it all. His will is always done, no matter what man is put in office, no matter what policies and laws are enacted.

Lord, Help Me To See…

Sometimes the days are long and hard. It’s during these times that the enemy tempts me to be frustrated, doubt God, and give up on the process. However, I’m glad I serve a High Priest who understands my weakness because He was tempted in every way that I am, and was without sin (Hebrews 4:15). I’m glad that He is the God of all comfort who encourages and empowers me to do all that He created me to do.

Are you being cut off or pruned?

As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to abide in Jesus. If we abide in Him, and He abides in us, we will bear fruit. However, if we don’t abide in Him, we are cut off and cast out as a branch.

Unity

I rode past this protest and honked my horn and threw up my fist in support of the Black Lives Matter protesters. However, as I continued toward my destination, it struck me that this protest (Black Lives Matter protesters on one side and Police Lives Matter/ Confederate flag protesters on the other) was a picture of the current state of America: DIVIDED.

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