Read Luke 24 & John 20-21.
The purpose of the Gospel is this, "that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name." John 20:31.
That you may have L I F E in His name.
What does that look like?
Maybe you've been struggling with this thing called life lately (or for a long time).
Maybe your tired of feeling like your waiting for the other shoe to drop... that darkness seems to just constantly be around the corner.
This ISN'T the life He meant.
He doesn't want you plagued with fear.
No, when the disciples were fearful as we see even in these chapters (specifically John 20:19-23). They were scared of the Jewish leaders. And Jesus comes to them and says, "Peace be with you."
He IS this peace.
His very presence. This is why we must in the anxious moments come to Him.
This is why as the darkness seems to close in and we want to lock ourselves in a room and hide - we must go to our peace.
Allow His presence to fill you with peace.
Even in the good times, we need peace because we always needs Jesus.
Life in His name isn't easy, sheesh not at all - we live in a broken world and we have an enemy that cannot have our eternity so they want to mess with the here and now.
But guess what?
Life in HIS NAME.
As the song Tremble says so well; "Your name is a light that the shadows can't deny
Your name cannot be overcome
Your name is alive forever lifted high
Your name cannot be overcome
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear."
Life in His name means acknowledging THIS, the power of WHOSE we are!
"That you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah... and have life in His name." John 20:31.
Abundantly life is this, life with Jesus at the wheel. Forever lifted high! His name will not be overcome... JESUS, You make the darkness tremble.
In your situation I want you to say His name. Speak it right now.
Dear Lord, we praise Your name. That You come into these dark places and flood the space with love and light. I pray for these situations, lifting them up in Your name. I pray for peace and comfort. I pray that You will open their eyes to You! That You are here with them. Amen!
Patiently waiting for someone to use the “HIS” mug that sits alone in the cupboard.
What are you waiting on God for? What if His answer isn’t the one you want? Will you still trust Him? Or will you walk away?
I’ve wanted to walk away before, but God’s promises in Jeremiah 29:11-13 always pull me back.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
God’s after the full surrender of our whole hearts. When we try to make life happen our way instead of trusting Him and waiting for His way, we miss His best. His good plans for our lives are perfection, and they’re far better than anything we could ever dream up. He’s ready to give them to us. We just need to get out of His way.
y’all parenting can be hard... cohen is teething, has a cold, is dehydrated due to the two issues together & we aren’t home. today i’m thankful that my son is trying just as hard as me to be patient & happy. share an encouraging word to a mom every chance you get! we always need it!
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Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had a great day so far! Here’s some encouragement for the night:
No matter what you do, Jesus will always love you. When you mess up, don’t run away and try to fix yourself up before you go to Him! Just run back to Him! He’s been waiting with open arms this whole time! And SPOILER: His arms don’t get tired😉 They’re always open and ready to receive.
He’ll never judge you or make you feel small, Hell pick you up and remind you how strong you are! How capable you are! And how much He loves you!
And SPOILER #2: HE’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU!
Rest in that tonight!😊💕
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.”
——Romans 8:1 NLT——
How many times do we find ourselves waiting to start something because we are afraid of failure or things not being perfect Don't fall into that way of thinking!! Even the planning phase of a project is a START.
Take steps each day towards your goal and you will find success before you know it.
We are 8 days away to BLACK FRIDAY! Shoppers are going to go out and shop, and others just going to eat more Turkey 🦃🦃... after you made that leftover Turkey sandwich 🥪 go visit peculiarpeoples.com and shop for our AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY SALE from the comfort of your home away from the traffic!! You don't want to miss this!!! #blackfridaysale
As thanksgiving is one week away I would like to challenge you to write a letter or text a couple of your closest friends and just simply tell them how thankful you are for them. It’s always nice to remind your friends how much they mean to you😊
My new favorite spot in Chattanooga, Point Park. The views are obviously incredible. And the hiking is pretty good too. If you are in the Lookout Mountain/Incline Railway area, stop by for views like this. Even on a cloudy day, you can see for miles. 👀
Speaking of views like these, do you ever just want to see the bigger picture in your life? Maybe you wish there was a mountain that you could climb and look around at what is coming next for you or see how it all fits together? Maybe you just want to see the bigger picture? ——————————————
Well, I’m right there with you. 🤷🏻♀️ One thing I have learned though, from my years of trying to overthink everything, is that it all starts with trusting Him. Daily. Wake up every morning with intent to trust Him with everything, and you’ll stop carrying as much about the bigger picture, and start caring more about His will for your life each individual day. ——————————————
We may not see the bigger picture until we get to Heaven (and then, I doubt we will care anymore), but we can stand assured today that He is in control. He loves us. And it all happens for a reason. 🖤 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28