Posts with the tag “control”

God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on May 22nd, 2022
“The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” - Exodus 33:14If you have been following along with us over the last four days, I hope you are encouraged. The truth is, life is tough. Some things will be thrown at you—situations, circumstances, even people—that will make life difficult. Trials and tribulations will surely hit at some point or another. And it makes you...  Read More
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A Renewed Worship
by Ministry Support on April 6th, 2022
“He said, ‘If I have found favor in your eyes, my Lord, do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way— now that you have come to your servant.” - Genesis 18:3-5When God shows up in your life, things are going to change. Your spirit will be lif...  Read More
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What To Do In The Meantime?
by Ministry Support on March 11th, 2022
“Be very careful, then, how you live— not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” - Ephesians 5:15-16  Do you have promises that you are waiting on God to deliver? Do you have hopes and dreams that you know God will fulfill—it is just a matter of time? This can be a very exciting feeling, being able to claim the promises of God and knowing that He w...  Read More
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A Test of Patience
by Ministry Support on February 9th, 2022
“Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” - James 1:3-4Over the next week, we will focus on the types of tests that God sends to strengthen us. The first is a test of patience. Patience is one of the hardest things to cultivate because we want our life to produce fruit imme...  Read More
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False Evidence Appearing Real
by Ministry Support on January 30th, 2022
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10  A passenger hopped into his rideshare vehicle in order to get to a meeting on a busy morning. Not being too familiar with the area, he tapped his driver on the shoulder to ask about the route. However, the tap startled the d...  Read More
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Shift To Your Back Foot
by Ministry Support on December 22nd, 2021
“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” - Proverbs 14:29  When it comes to trusting God, we must learn to be patient. This is often why God will not give us what we want when we want it. God’s primary concern is growing and molding us to be more like Jesus. This doesn’t mean that God does not want to give us the desires of our heart, because He d...  Read More
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Relinquish Control
by Ministry Support on October 1st, 2021
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God— this is your true and proper worship.” - Romans 12:1    There is a story of a young man who on his 18th birthday asked his dad for the key to the car so that he could go out with his friends. His father gave him the keys but told him to return by 10:30pm becau...  Read More
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Your Life Is Bigger Than You
by Ministry Support on May 4th, 2021
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. (Acts 12:6) As we’ve discussed over the last couple of days, I believe Peter was able to sleep while on death row because he realized the importance of prayer; but I also think he was able to sleep because he had given up ownership of his probl...  Read More
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The Influence Of The Holy Spirit
by Ministry Support on January 7th, 2021
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. (Ephesians 5:11-13)  As much as you want to be in control of your life, there comes a time when you have to give up control and yield to a higher pow...  Read More
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