Happy New Year! 2014 !!!
"Just think, you're not here by chance, but by God's choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else-you are a one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation."
I found this in my Calendar, written by DaySpring co-founder, Roy Lessin.
Hope in Today Ministries is here to share and encourage you in the POWER of God's LOVE!
Hope in Today is here to remind you that you do have hope in Jesus Christ in ALL things that up come against you! Remain in Jesus and He will remain in you! GOD IS LOVE ; Remain in Love and you are remaining in him and HE in you!
No where in the Bible does God tell us to PUT ON guilt; NOR, to PUT ON feelings ... But RATHER, the Bible tells us to PUT on the FULL ARMOR of GOD! If you have put on guilt, then you have to take it off knowing that God's love is unconditional -based on whom God is; not on what you do or don't do! God teaches us how to repent and change our character; and thus our behavior, but God's love just IS ... and God enables us in our knowledge, understanding and ability to change in the freedoms of God's good grace, which is found in the powerful name of Jesus Christ!
It is not that we love God, It is that God 1st loved us! Whatever it is that you need, God CAN!
We will be working on defining LOVE! God IS LOVE!
God is also JUST! ... and God is still Good!
We will be working on defining GOOD -GOD IS GOOD!
Bad things are NOT GOOD, but what is this good The Bible talks about in Romans 28? New International Version (NIV) 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
New International Version (NIV)
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
There is a guaranteed HOPE for you in Jesus Christ -Open the Bible and begin talking WITH God! God's Word is God's Testimony about HIS Son!
I believe you will fall in love with Jesus when you find out who He IS!
The rest ... LOVE works out!
It takes Faith to open the Word!
It takes Faith to Believe!
... and God has given you HIS faith to use!
"Build yourself up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20)."
I also invite you to read The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God's Love, available online where books are sold; Or, through writing to this ministry @ Karen@hopeintoday.com www.thetrainwhistle.com
A Message from the heart of Hope in Today Ministries,
With Love in Christ,
"It is not about me and how the world can make me happy. It's about serving God and loving each of God's people. It's about letting God come inside you and opening your eyes, mind and heart to know God's presence, which is love with peace and joy. It's about knowing that God loves each one of us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus for us... and that HE forgives us, guides us and comforts us. If we let Him we already have all the happiness in the world. It all starts with a believing heart and then we are just to trust and obey by remaining in His love. We are a blessed people in Jesus Christ!"
These words that I heard formed a message from God to me that has been a part of who I have become; and who I am learning to be! Written on a napkin in a school parking lot, I have kept this for all these years knowing that God wanted this message shared with others, but at that time, I hid it deep in my heart too afraid to share. I am not afraid anymore, because the good Lord has built my confidence, which is in Him; and not in me! I hope you are blessed by this Ministry!
By God's Spirit..."Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of Hosts.
In each of us there is a longing for a spiritual life...because life without God's Spirit is empty and dark. We are not simply body and soul; We are are a spirit being with a body and our soul is incomplete without the fullness of God's Spirit...God indwelt in us an awareness, a sense that we have a need for something higher; God IS that Someone beyond ourselves...and Jesus is our blood bought, spiritual, emotional and physical life bridge back to God!
God sent us Jesus to bridge the gap between us and God [a gap created by man's disobedience to Him -sin]. Many times we become aware of this when we finally come up against something we cannot control, but we can trust God.
What we cannot do, God can! By His Spirit, we can experience our living God.
It is not about what God can do for us, it is about Whom God is!
And in ALL that God IS, He still wants to be our Father; and us to be His children...in spite of all our sin.
Who is Jesus to you? Have you experienced His living presence with you? You can.
Regardless of our beliefs, we would still face all the difficulties in this world,
but I can't imagine getting through my tuff times
without God full in my life!
You are special to God and HE has poured His love into my heart to pour these messages out to you!
Grace and Peace be with you ... and your joy will be complete in the fullness of God's amazing Grace!
Email me with any questions that you don't understand. I will be glad to talk to you; and if we don't know the answer, we know the ONE who does give us all we need, so we can pray! firstname.lastname@example.org
Love in Christ,
To God be the glory, Founder of Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
To God be the glory, Author of The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God's Love