DON'T RUN FROM YOUR REGRETS, GUILT, OR SHAME
GOD'S LOVE FOR US WAS PERFECTED IN CHRIST JESUS!
But God commended his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
DON'T RUN FROM FEAR, SUFFERING OR PAIN...
OUR PRESENT TRIALS CAN'T COMPARE TO ETERNAL GLORY!
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall
be revealed in us.
LOOK & SEE THOSE WHO ARE SICK, LESS FORTUNATE,
OR IN PRISONS...
WHEN WE CARE, WE WILL DO GOD'S WILL
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee thee in? Naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you. In as much ye have done it unto one of these brethren, ye have done it unto me.
STOP! DON'T ALLOW ANXIETY AND ANXIOUSNESS TO DOMINATE YOU...
WE HAVE JESUS' PEACE, NOT THE WORLD'S PEACE!
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
DON'T ALLOW MISERY OR PERSECUTION POSSESS
OR KEEP YOU FROM GOD...
NOTHING IS MORE POWERFUL THAN GOD'S LOVE!
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword?
REMEMBER, THE NECESSITIES FOR OUR LIVES
RESTS IN GOD'S HANDS...
OUR GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OUR NEEDS!
But my God shall supply all your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
DON'T BE AFRAID OF INFIRMITIES OR REPROACHES...
GOD'S GRACE IS TRULY SUFFICIENT FOR ALL OUR AFFLICTIONS!
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9-10
IT IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO
COME TO GOD IN PRAYER...
OUR PRAYERS AND WORSHIP ARE PLEASING TO OUR GOD!
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4
WE GIVE OUR LIVES TO CHRIST JESUS THAT
WE MIGHT LIVE IN HIM...
WE LIVE LIVE IN CHRIST JESUS, BECAUSE HE DIED FOR US!
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.
WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE...
GOD HAS ALL POWER TO PERFORM HIS WILL THROUGH US!
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness...
LOOK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT DISTRACTS
US FROM OUR LORD JESUS...
JESUS GIVES US THAT WHICH WILL INCREASE OUR FAITH!
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
WE MUST RUN WEIGHTLESS! RUN LEAVING OUR SIN BEHIND AND FORGOTTEN...
RUNNING TO GAIN COMPLETE “VICTORY IN CHRIST JESUS!
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
REMEMBER: WHEN LIFE BEGINS AT THE CROSS...
WE WILL NEVER, EVER WALK ALONE!
...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
HEBREWS 13:5 (Part B)
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