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Happy New Year

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Well, Another page to be turned over as we look ahead to a new year. Hopefully 2020 served to  open the eyes of each to see how prevalent and diffuse the enemy is.  If there was ever a  need for focus, it is now. What is necessary for each as we are called to focus on Fathers will/plan?  1) Relationship:  Relationship is key!!!! Each member of the body must be in constant communication with the triune God head.  A healthy relationship with God is not only being mindful of Him, but intentionally seeking Him in mind, body, and soul.  Praying to Father, studying His word and doing as He instructs through His word and Spirit are exercises to build a deep, intimate relationship with Father. Obedience!!  Physical exercise allows for your circulation to flow uninterrupted. So does your Spiritual and mental exercise. Mediocrity is the agent to induce imminent Spiritual death.  2) Communication: Communication is a necessary component of any relationship. Prayer is key to open, intimate relation

Merry Christmas!

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10‭-‬11 NASB

To Be Or Not To Be

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During my career as a Paramedic, I would teach CPR to the public so to empower the students with the skills that could help him or her save a life.  Who is the first responder to the first responders? The general public. During my CPR classes, I would refer to my students as the first responders. Why? Because they were.  By reffering to them as such, I instilled a sense of belonging which would in turn help to secure the individuals sense of ownership to the well being of his or her neighbor.  In Acts 20:35, Paul teaches that we are to help the weak. Also, we are reminded of the words of Jesus, "it is better to give than to receive".  What is the value of ownership without the understanding of the significance of that of which you own? Setting aside greed, ownership should bring a sense of gratitude. It is that gratitude in the believer that should act as the motivator to give. If I have Christ, understanding the significance of that relationship, I should be be grateful and

CROSSROADS

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  I stand at an intersection all alone. I've not been here before, its unfamiliar.  Which direction to take is unclear, my path Is unknown. My heart is heavy, I'm vulnerable to fear. I need help with every decision, I must not be confused, my head needs to be clear. LORD open my eyes, open my ears,  open my heart, lead me in the direction of which I'm to start. In this uncertain time, I'm overwhelmed,  Seems like I'm carrying such a heavy load, Help me give all of which burdens me over to you So I will reach your goal, and at this Crossroad, you I trust will get me through.

For Man or for Christ?

 "For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10 NASB The desire to "fit in" comes natural for people. It's human nature to want to belong. Why? One can fulfill the desire of being related. This in turn provides one  of having an identify.  In his letter to the Christians in Galatia, Paul contested the attempt of the Judaizers (Christian Jews) to get the Gentile converts to practice OT ceremonial practices that they thought were binding to the NT church, especially circumcision. The Judaizers were being persecuted by the Zealot Jews ( mon- Christian) who disagreed with their association with the Gentiles. So, to avoid persecution, the Judaizers required new converts to abide in the legalistic, ritualistic practices of the OT Jews.The Judaizers sought favor with the Jews in order to maintain peace.  What did this cost the NT church? Th
"But I will leave among you A humble and lowly people, And they will take refuge in the name of the Lord" Zephaniah 3:12 NASB
Distribution of adults along Transformational Journey Unaware of sin                                  1% Indifferent to sin                              16% Worried about sin                            39% Forgiven of sin                                   9% Forgiven and active                         24% Holy discontent                                   6% Broken by God                                   3% Surrender and submission               1% Profound love of God                     0.5% Profound love of people               0.5% The above information was developed by the Barna Group after a pole of adult Americans to determine their distribution during the transformational journey experienced by those with some belief in God but unaware of the concept of sin and effect in their lives. Barna, George (2012).   Mapping the Journey. Anita K. Palmer (Ed.), Maximum Faith: Live Like     Jesus(Kindle Version),(Location 409-519), Barna G