Isaiah 6:8 "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ' And I said 'Here am I, Send me!' "

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  • January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month The A21 Campaign

    One of the most influential and defining moments in founder of The A21 Campaign Christine Caine’s life was when she went to meet the first group of girls ever rescued by The A21 Campaign. As she talked to the girls one of the girls broke down in tears of sorrow and anger and asked her “Why didn’t you come sooner?” The only answer Christine had was “I didn’t know before.” (which she did not verbalize knowing that wasn’t an acceptable excuse). It was a moment that changed everything, it was a moment that opened her eyes to what God was calling her to do. From that day forward she dedicated her life to educating people on the evils of human trafficking and has become a voice for the ones still in captivity because the more people who know about it the more people to join in the fight to end it. In this life we are accountable for what we know and we can no longer say we don’t know. But it is up to each of us to decide what we are going to do with what we know.

    To learn more go to http://www.a21.org/index.php

    Also check out Christine Caine’s best selling book “Undaunted”

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  • Love Is Not Earned It’s Freely Given

    God loves you and nothing can separate you from His Love. You can’t earn it, we don’t deserve it, but God freely gives it to us anyway. His Love is unconditional, it is everlasting, it is like nothing you’ve ever felt before, it cannot be fully described. All I can say is God’s Love fills the void left in your heart from the sins of the world and heals the wounds left there by the troubles you’ve fallen into. God’s mercy and grace is extended to all men. God’s Love for you is stronger than anything you’ve ever experienced or have ever known. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and He will strengthen you and heal you and fill you with the Love you’ve been searching for your whole life.
    Written By: Christine Sawyer
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  • Standing Strong In What Is Right

    This really resonates with me. I talk about God a lot, I live my life for God, and God means everything to me. In doing so over the years I have found that in a nation where God and His Word are not considered politically correct because the mention of mankind being sinful and needing a Saviour offends people, where serving God is not considered popular I’ve found that many don’t want to hear about God and I’ve found myself being outcast, ignored, or looked down on by many. Yet, I wouldn’t change what I do for the world. I love God with all of my heart and I made the decision a long time ago that no matter what I am going to serve Him, I am going to spread the Gospel, I am going to teach God’s Word to people all over the world. Even if only one person accepts Jesus as their Saviour because of the stands I’ve taken and will continue to take my whole life than I will be satisfied knowing that I have given God my all. Serving God has never been in vain to me and I have what I have because God has given it to me, he has blessed me with much. I will serve God all the days of my life. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is did I do what God called me to do. Did I take a stand for God and do what is right despite all that tries to come against me. This is what I want to do and this is who I am.

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  • God Is Everywhere

    1 John 4:16-19
    16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
    17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
    18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
    19 We love because he first loved us.

    Every time I watch Frozen I think about this Scripture verse. The whole movie Elsa is running away in fear and she convinces herself that she has found true freedom by being isolated and alone where no one can see her. It’s not until Anna saves Elsa from Hans that Elsa realizes that what she needed the whole time was Love. It wasn’t isolation she needed but to accept the Love that was being offered to her the whole time.

    As people we tend to do that with God. We do things that we regret and then in fear we run. We run from God, we run from people, and we even try to run from ourselves. We run ourselves into an inward isolation and we turn to other things to help us forget what we’re trying to hide. Then we try to convince ourselves we have a handle on things. When in all reality we don’t. Our problems are still there they are just swept under a rug and even though no one else may be able to see them we know they are still there.

    There is someone else who knows they are still there and that’s Jesus. Jesus was sent to earth by Our Heavenly Father to die on the cross and pay the price for our sins. Jesus took our punishment and in Him we are forgiven. Because of what Jesus did you can come before the Father and He will forgive you, He will take your shame, the things of your past that try to torment you and the burden away from you. The Bible tells us that God is Love and that Perfect Love casts out fear. That those in God’s Love are made perfect. That anyone who fears is walking in judgment and have not been made perfect in Love because God’s Love casts out fear and in Christ Jesus there is no judgment.

    When we trust in Jesus we see that we have nothing to fear and although things may try to come against us in Jesus we can overcome them. It’s when we focus on our troubles instead of Jesus that we start to fear. But if we focus on Jesus instead of our troubles we will not fear.
    When Elsa realized that Anna loved her and was willing to give her life up for her that was when her fear left her and the storm that tormented her had to leave. It’s the same with us. When we realize that Jesus loves us so much that He suffered on the cross, gave His life for us, died on the cross, and rose again even though we didn’t deserve it, we find that God loves us more than we could ever imagine and we can trust that He will protect us from all evil and He will give us strength for a new day. God will take our shame, our pain and make something beautiful.

    God loves you very much. He wants to take your pain away and the burdens you carry from your past, from your sin. All you have to do is give your life to Him accept Jesus as your Saviour and He will forgive you.

    If you want Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour say this prayer;

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I come before you asking that you would forgive me. I’ve made mistakes and I realize that I am a sinner. I ask that Jesus would come into my heart and be The Lord and Saviour of my life. I ask that you would make me new Father and cleanse me of my transgressions. Help me to be who You called me to be from this day forward. I ask this in Jesus Name I pray amen.
    John 8:11b
    Jesus: “Go and sin no more.”
    (John 8:1-11)

    Jesus too changes our heart because of His Love and because of what He did on the cross.
    In Ezekiel 36:26 it says:
    “26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

    Jesus changes our hearts to that we can love and have The Fruits of The Spirit through His Holy Spirit. (See Galatians 5:22-23)

    John 15:12
    “12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

    “Only An Act Of True Love Will Thaw A Frozen Heart”

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  • Trials, Tribulations, and Victories

    Psalm 119:75

    “Both David and The Korah Clan understood that God’s Providence can include pain, that difficulties can be a Divinely plowed path inviting us to experience Him more fully.” Page 82 of “A Perfect Mess” by Lisa Harper

    Trials…the word strikes fear into even some of the strongest people. It’s a word that gives us a sense of discomfort and uncertainty. As human beings it’s one of our greatest fears. I think one of the reasons we fear trial is because we fear weakness, we fear vulnerability, and we fear uncertainty. We tend to fear a need to rely on God in a situation without knowing the details of the end results of said situation. Again we fear vulnerability but we also fear judgement. To go through a trial means admitting ones weakness. We fear other seeing weakness in us. At the same time we fear that our weaknesses will taint an unbelievers view of our God.

    But I think the thing is that we tend to forget that without a good battle a victory isn’t much of a victory. If everyone showed up to a sporting event and both teams were just handed a trophy there wouldn’t be much reason to boast in either team nor in all of the hard work they put in to preparing for the match.

    Here’s another example; armor. In order to truly know if a piece of armor is durable or how durable it is it has to be tested. Without a test you really wouldn’t know what needs to be fixed. It can only be made known during the test where there is weakness in the armor and what needs repair and once the weakness is exposed it can be fixed and the armor can be used for a future battle.

    Sometimes God allows us to go through trials to make us stronger. To expose our weaknesses and make them known to us so that we can give them over to Him to fix for the future plans He has for us.

    Other times in our lives the devil will try to attack us in an attempt to discourage our faith in God, but God will give us the victory in Jesus because that is His promise to us. Jesus going to the cross and rising again gave us the victory.

    It’s the blood, sweat, and tears that make a victory sweeter and more effective. As human beings we love the story of the underdog, but we seldom love the idea of actually being the underdog.

    We forget that the underdog overcame when he realized he possessed something great. When we are in Christ and we focus solely on Him and not in ourselves we see that our strength comes from Jesus and we realize we were never really the underdog.

    We already have the victory because Jesus has the victory and that is His promise to us. Not that everything in our lives will be perfect but that we too will be victors despite what tries to come against us.

    A crowd of people shouted for Jesus’ crucifixion and He still came out the victor. Jesus didn’t deny the pain or even the fear, but in spite of them He pressed on knowing and trusting God The Father’s will knowing the victory was His to take, but first He had to go through suffering.

    It was the moments that Christ Jesus put down His guard and endured the suffering, trusting the Father that gave us and the whole world victory Salvation.
    It’s what our whole Faith is, Christ’s victory at the cross. Christ’s sacrifice gives us the strength to endure any trial or tribulation we experience. It’s not that we deny suffering but that we recognize it for what it is and that we understand the Strength and Empowerment that we are given through The Holy Spirit in these times.

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  • Your Past Mistakes Don’t Define You

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    Satan will always try to bring your past back to you. If he can’t get you to fall back into it, he’ll try and condemn you with it. Do not be surprised when this happens nor be fearful because Jesus has set us free and in Him we have overcome our past and in Him we shall stay on top of it instead of under it. Satan has no right to condemn us because we belong to Christ and in Him we are forgiven. In Jesus we have a testimony and a chance to witness and save, we have a chance to help others. Jesus has set me free and in Him I will do great things, not because of who I am but because of Who He is and no matter what lies Satan tries to tell me about who I am or who I was I will not listen because I belong to God. Satan and my past sins don’t define me, God does. God says I am loved, I am forgiven, I am worth it.

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  • Moses’ Egypt Broken Off

    Moses In Midian (Exodus 2:11-25)
    In the Bible it tells us that Moses fled Egypt and went to the land of Midian. Moses fled Egypt out of fear that pharaoh had found out that he had killed an Egyptian. Moses traveled to the land of Midian thinking he was running from Egypt and Pharaoh, but there is One he didn’t anticipate Who knew exactly where to find Moses. It’s not by accident that Moses ended up in Midian nor that he was called back to Egypt by God. In order for Moses to embrace what God had called him to do God had to remove Moses from Egypt and help him grow to the place where he would be strong enough to go back and overcome it. Egypt represented bondage. God had to break Egypt off of Moses so that Moses could be strong enough to face Egypt. God had to heal Moses of his past to lead him into the future He had planned for Moses.

    The same goes for us, sometimes we are in the midst of a situation or are holding onto a situation from our past and we are so engulfed in it that there is a growth period that God brings us to, so that He can break the situation off of us and so we can face it stronger. I found this to be true in my own life. There were things from my past that tried to latch onto me. They followed me around everywhere and although I tried to ignore it, it was always there. God had to bring me to a place where He could break “my Egypt” off of me so that I could embrace His calling for my life. So now when I face any similar situations I am stronger in God and I can overcome it. Growth is not always easy; it doesn’t come without some pain. But in the end it’s always worth it. God had great things for Moses and although Moses didn’t fully understand it at the time everything he experienced was used to set an entire nation of people free. The same goes for you, God hasn’t overlooked you. God sees you and has a purpose for you and He can and will take everything you’ve experienced and use it to bring glory to His name. You have to give it to Him; God will take “your Egypt” break it off of you, and give you the strength to overcome it.

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  • Being Single Is Not A Curse

    Ladies, God has someone special just for you. Someone who will love and cerish you the way you deserve and love you for who you are. He will bring him to you when the time is right. Don’t give up. Grow to be who God created you to be and when the time is right you will be together.
    Being single is not a curse, being in the wrong relationship is.

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  • Loving The Man

    It is not enough to merely look at the heart of a man, but to love the man despite the undesirable things you might find there. We are not called to love the undesirable things but called to love the man. Just as Jesus loves all of us despite our shortcomings we are to love others. God sees us for who we really are and loves us anyway. It’s not an easy thing to do to love someone even if they’ve hurt you and it’s something I need God’s help with, but with Jesus I can overcome unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, and anything that gets in the way of loving others. This is my prayer today, that God help me be a good representative of the love of Jesus to all men. Loving those who bless me and those who curse me, giving me a heart for others and a heart like His.

    1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
    7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

    Matthew 5:43-48 (NKJV)
    Love Your Enemies
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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  • Who Are We?

    We can not physically see our dreams, yet we envision them. We can not touch them and yet we feel them. Even in all this we still believe in them. It doesn’t matter how hard things get we still chase after them, pursue them.
    We can not physically see God yet we envision Him. We can not Touch God and yet we feel Him. And though He’s always here we still deny Him. We run from God, and why? Why can we believe in our dreams and yet not believe in the very God that gave us the eyes to see, the ears to hear, skin to feel, and a heart to dream. The earth, the trees, the dirt, the rocks do not have ears to hear, eyes to see, mouths to speak and yet the Bible says “the whole earth cries out for the Redemption of man” and when Jesus was crucified and His blood hit the earth it quaked. The earth was redeemed and it cried out, it shook.
    Why? Why do we think we are better? Why is man so haughty as to ignore our God, our Saviour? Who are we that we should deny the Creator of anything? Who is man that he should betray his Maker?

    Who Are We?

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