Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Power Up
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POWER UP

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A declaration of praise.

Or better said is do you have your praise on?

 

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me?

Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43:5

The writer of the psalm here has the same question most of us have or have had at one point in our lives. Life can get real hard sometimes can't it? Loss, disappointment creates pain and hurt in our life. Expectations that do not match reality at times whether it is within ourselves or from or towards others. Here is the interesting thing about all of this. Many times we do not talk about these things with anyone, and if we do we are looking for someone to feel sorry for us, and so a group commissary party is started, so that we feel okay about the bad world we live in. When this becomes the only way to express our struggles or even worse we simply keep it inside, it waits for an outlet at other times. Maybe towards someone we really love, or that person in the car ahead of us on the highway that is holding us up. The grocery store clerk or the bank teller, or our children or parents. The writer of the psalm helps us know what to do. Identify what is bothering us and tell it to Jesus, and then give our pain and disappointment to Jesus, and Jesus will give us our freedom. Freedom means we have no more right to it. This process is called HOPE or better put HOPE IN JESUS. With this new found freedom praise erupts from our being. You see HOPE IN JESUS does not always change the situation but it changes how we look at it, and how we respond to it. Because we know that Jesus can help us get to the other side of that situation without the anger, frustration that can so easily happen, often hurting those we love the most. The really cool thing about this is that our countenance then changes as well. There is no better way for us to show others the amazing thing Jesus does, than to praise Jesus in the middle of the storm. People will ask what you got, because now they want some of the same thing. So I encourage you this week to get your praise on. Please know you are being prayed for, now go encourage someone else.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9qoqQ75ifs

 

A weekly video blog to encourage you to be powered up for the week to enjoy and share the joy of living for Jesus. Based on Romans 15:13 "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

 

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Posted on 03/16/2016 2:57 PM by Daniel Bergey
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Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Power Up
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Power Up 3/9/16

How may we pray for you?

Is there a situation in life, a verse or passage in Scripture you need answers for contact us at 1Godofhope@gmail.com we would love to hear from you.

What is your burning bush experience?

"Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, "I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up." Exodus 3:1-3

We have either read this story from the Bible, seen it in a movie, or heard it in a sermon or children's story, but what does it mean to me? First let me remind us that Moses was just like you and I. So often I think we look at stories in the Bible and think wow they must have been extra ordinary people. Not so, they were men and women just like you and I, who needed a relationship with God, and when they had that relationship they, by God's Holy Spirit did some amazing things. God wants to give you that same ability if you will allow Him to. I say this often because I believe it true, because I see it in my life and in the life of others. God desire to change your purpose not your personality. We see that even here in this picture of the burning bush. An earthly fire would have consumed the bush, have your ever started a wood fire and seen the wood not be consumed? No wonder this caught Moses eyes. God not only wanted to get the attention of Moses, but God wanted to change his purpose. I wonder how many times Moses while watching the sheep replayed in his mind the murder he had committed years earlier. The more the story replayed in his mind the worse he felt about himself.

What is replaying in your mind?

As the replaying continues we spiral lower and lower in our self-esteem. We are in great need of a burning bush experience. As the mistakes are replayed in our minds we wonder how we can be loved, or how we can be of any good to anyone else. Our view of God begins to believe the same thing, how can God love us, or how can God even care about me. When we look at the burning bush we begin to realize that God does not want to consume me, God loves me. What God wants to do is to restore me without consuming me. God does not want to my personality, but desires to change my purpose so that my personality can reflect His love for me. Jesus Christ became the consuming sacrifice on the cross, so that our relationship with God can exist. Through Jesus, God wants to consume our sin, mistakes and earthly desires, and put in us the compassion and passion to reflect God to others through our life. As this happens we find a new purpose for living.

What replays in our minds is how to love and serve others.

God does not want to consume you, He wants to fill you with His Holy Spirit and give you a passion and purpose for life. We pray you will receive a burning bush experience to receive God's love. Do you desire to know more about a relationship with Jesus go to http://www.newlifecurrituck.org/custpage.cfm/frm/76983/sec_id/76983  to find out more.

We are praying for you. 

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Posted on 03/09/2016 12:20 PM by Pastor Dan
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