The Rest of Your Life, Part 3: The Troubled Sea

There is always hope, even in the midst of a troubled sea, but sin has to go.

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unsplash photo-1429305223369-4d065fdb6f53Is 48:22 “There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”

Is 57:20-21 “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.”

Job 15:20-25 “The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.”

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe speaks of the torment of a wicked person.

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


Bought, Broken, and Used–It’s All Good

So powerful! Enjoy!

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photo-1442115597578-2d0fb2413734Romans 8:28 (KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”


God told Hosea to marry a prostitute – someone who, for all intents and purposes, is regularly paid for.  After initially seeming as though Gomer had changed her ways, she proved herself unfaithful, falling back into her old ways. It’s not until she is deserted and sells herself into slavery that Hosea tries once more to be with her. He pays for her. There is no lower form of humanity than a person being bought or sold. This story of Hosea and Gomer parallels the state of God’s relationship with Israel – a people with whom God wants an intimate relationship, but every time they get close, they fall back into sinful habits – idolatry being the worst in…

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Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized


Rest of Your Life Part 2: Drop the Baggage

I was soooo blessed to hear this. Enjoy!

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weight photo-1417976737285-aea15c203d4aHeb 12:1 “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,”

Jer 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

The problem is baggage. You have too much junk in the trunk of life, guilt, secret sins, hurt, worry. That keeps you from finding your Jer 29:11 destiny. It’s all excess baggage.

Gal 5:7 “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”

You need to identify the weight and the sin in your life.

Weight doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. Weight can be something somebody did to you. Weight can…

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Posted by on April 30, 2016 in Uncategorized


The Rest of Your Life

It’s time to stop your work and focus on Him and His work! This is a much better way to live!

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rest? photo-1443528130140-4f7ea31b2b57Luke 10:38-42 “Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Exo 20:8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

Sometimes, there are too many plates spinning and you can’t keep up. Can you slow down and get some order in your life?


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Posted by on April 22, 2016 in Uncategorized



This is what we all need a little more of: HOPE!

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002-jesus-aliveMat 28:6 “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

Heb 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

We have tombs and graves that have bodies in them. Only Jesus’ tomb is empty.

Jesus is a documented, historical figure. We can validate the fact that He was a real person through history. You can’t say He was fictitious. There are at least seven historians that talk about Jesus. Even the Koran talks about Jesus. These are obviously not people who supported Him.

Jesus died. Naturally, if He lived, He died. We also know how He died. It’s a historical fact. The Talmud acknowledges how He died by being hung on a cross. The historian Josephus talks about Him.

The tomb of Jesus Christ was in fact found empty. There are…

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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized


Gather Up the Fragments

I’m so glad Jesus cares about the fragments. Enjoy this post and be encouraged!

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018-jesus-5000John 6:5-12 “When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down…

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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Uncategorized


Keep Your Eyes On the Prize, Not the Price

It takes discipline to focus on the Lord rather than our circumstances. This excerpt is a great help in learning how to do just that!

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Jesus doesn’t let us know when you will receive your prize.
Don’t be concerned about the when. God will do what He’s promised He would do!Stairs to Success by suphakit73

There are things that only God knows and He will never reveal. The one thing that every man and woman of God have in common is waiting. The difference maker of every test of every man and woman of God is the ability to see. It is the ability to get a vision of what God wants to do. If you can see it, it will inspire your faith and keep you from giving up in the face of doubt.

Heb 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

They were persuaded, nothing could stop their…

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Posted by on March 8, 2016 in Uncategorized


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