[Zechariah said,] "Praise be to the Lord, God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he said through his holy prophets long ago." Luke 1:68-70
What God does in Jesus, is not a surprise. The "hints" and prophecies of His coming are found all over the Old Testament. The holy prophets had spoken about it "long ago." But more than the prophets, Jesus coming is God keeping his word. Jesus' coming is God's answer to His promises.
That's why Paul can say all God's promises find their yes in Jesus and it is through Jesus the "amen" is spoken, 2 Cor. 1. In Jesus, God comes, God ministers, God cares, God saves, God redeems, and God keeps His promises.
In His Love, Do All You Can, While You Can, As Long As You Can, To All You Can….Have a Beautifully Blessed Day!
“I will hear what God the Lord will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones.” Psalm 85:8
Worrying is a difficult habit to break, especially because it’s become such an inherent part of you. It reflects how your mind has been conditioned, not the way you’ve been created. Remember that when we worry, we are declaring God isn’t going to help us. We doubt Him, His character, and His love.
God wants us to trust Him, and His message of peace. He doesn’t want us to worry but to be confident in His care. Listen to His words and learn from Him. He’ll help us break the habit of worry and live with confidence in Him!
Live in Your God-given Blessings Today!
“Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.” Philippians 4:13 MSG
Sometimes, despite our trust in God, we may fall into the spiritual traps of worry, frustration, anxiety, or sheer exhaustion, and our hearts become heavy. What’s needed is plenty of rest, a large dose of perspective, and God’s healing touch, but not necessarily in that order. Think optimistically about your life, your profession, and your future. Trust your hopes, not your fears. Take time to celebrate God’s glorious creation. And then, when you’ve filled your heart with hope and gladness, share your optimism with others. They’ll be better for it, and so will you.
“We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence ….Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about.” Romans 13:13-14 MSG
The habit of procrastination takes a two-fold toll on its victims. First, important work goes unfinished; second, valuable energy is wasted in the process of putting off the things that remain undone. Procrastination results from an individual’s short-sighted attempt to postpone temporary discomfort. What results is a senseless cycle of delay, followed by worry followed by a panicky and often futile attempt t “catch up.” Once you acquire the habit of doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, you will avoid untold trouble, worry, and stress. Learn to defeat procrastination by paying less attention to your fears and more attention to your responsibilities.
Pastor Derrick Richardson
Pastor of Community Abundant Life Church