Depression and despair go hand in hand. But the issue with despair is that it is a true sense of hopelessness. When you have Christ in your life there is NEVER hopelessness. The Son of Korah wrote in the Hebrew song book (Psalm 42) “Why are you in despair, my soul? And why are you restless within me? Wait for God, for I will again praise Him, For the help of His presence, my God.” It reminds us that God is our hope. One true nature of God that I can attest to is that he is a repeat offender; if He did it before, He will do it again. God will bring you out just like he did with you before. Just like he did with the children of Israel. Just like He did with Paul in the prison. Never give up your hope. Beware of despair, because it only come to push you over the edge. But our God has come to breath new life into you. Wait on Him, I promise he will show up on time.
When we speak without thinking we can destroy a life, a future, a family and the list goes on. It is imperative that we remember that our words have power, the Bible teaches us that. Job found himself in a place where his emotions took over, and he did not think before he spoke. The monologue in chapter nine sound like some of us at time a double faucet, two headed, two faced. Spewing blessing and hatred from the same mouth! Wow, just wow! Men, brothers, friends we must remember that our words count and they leave a lasting impression. Your Words Matter, choose them wisely. —
As cruel and heinous as His death was he had to go through with it, He had to endure it, because without this final sacrifice of an unblemished lamb we would not be able to experience Grace in its fullest. Under his own power, he walked up the HILL, he hung there, and he gave up his life so that we could have life. My sprint cried every time I read this account, to think he would sacrifice it all for me. I cried tears of grief and joy at the same time. Our father send our brother into the world to save us from ourselves! All I can say is thank you elder brother for bringing me back to Poppa God!
Forgiveness forges a bond to yourself that says I will not allow external forces to dictate my internal peace. Forgivness Frees you from others and yourself Forgiveness give you focus, Life is much bigger than you. Let go of the hurt and the pain of your past and embrace God of today and who you are right now. Because life is fluid we are every changing if we remain honest. Unforgiveness is concrete to your destiny. —
In life we have choices. Luke’s narration of the Christ’s passion opens a scene when 3 different entities have chosen to REMAIN in their position no matter what. The Authority, The Crowd and The Lamb. As men we are called to REMAIN steadfast in our integrity, our self awareness, our passion our courage and so many other characteristics. Keep your eyes on Christ as you walk out your life in holiness and righteousness before The God of Grace! REMAIN
Sometimes we receive gifts that we are not to fond of. For an example a sweater that may not be “my color”. Although you do not throw the sweater away, it is thrown in a place until it is needed, in the winter. God will give us gifts that we may not penetrate our limited perception. We wonder why he would give us suffering? We have been chatting about Job for quite a while now, but we shift our focus to Jesus, notice how he suffered. Some would say that he suffered in silence, I surmised that he had his moments of questions about the process. However in the midst of it he, Jesus, realized that His suffering had a greater impetus than just him being released from a place. Jesus suffered so we would not have to bear the sting of suffering! Yes, my brothers we will, heck, we must suffer, but because of Jesus’ sacrifice it is nothing like it should be. Thanks be to God who gives us the VICTORY!
Remember this, your suffering is meant to make someone else greater, while pushing to paramount position in this life!
JOHN 18: 1-10 (NLT)
1. After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. 2 Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had often gone there with his disciples. 3 The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove. 4 Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. “Who are you looking for?” he asked. 5 “Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) 6 As Jesus said “I am he,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! 7 Once more he asked them, “Who are you looking for?” And again they replied, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 “I told you that I am he,” Jesus said. “And since I am the one you want, let these others go.” 9 He did this to fulfill his own statement: “I did not lose a single one of those you have given me.” 10 Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave. 11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?”
2 CORINTHIANS 4:16-18 (AMP)
16 Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! 18 So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support
You have been called to do something great! Many times as we start we are on fire, we have a group of people around us and we start off RUNNING! What often happens as we traverse our personal path people will begin to fall off, and we loose our drive. Remember the assignment was given to you, not them. No matter what happens, no matter who falls off Stay the Course! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support
I just wish I could be left alone! I wish these kids would shut up, I wish my spouse would stop nagging, I really wish my boss would quit acting like a butt! I just want to be left alone, in my sorrow, in my mess, by myself ! LEAVE ME ALONE. I have been there before, but the issue with being left alone is that you are no good on your own. You need someone there to encourage you and push you in your darkest hour. We may say it, but trust me, we do not want it. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support
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