Posted on Sun, Jan 1, 2012
Pastoral Note for January 2012
Facing & Overcoming Doubts
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. (II Corinthians 4:1)
As we embark on this 2012 journey to the complete the Lord’s will for New Hope, the pressing burdens in my heart are three-fold: 1. Are we “fully” committed to the Lord? 2. Do we have “ears to hear”? And 3. Will we be good stewards of all He will entrust in our care?
The series of messages for 2012 are all aimed at equipping us to be powerful “Hell-feared” and “Heaven-Favored” warriors in the Kingdom of God. At the forefront of our minds we know that, as Christians, we are always at war on this side of Glory. We will either battle our mind, will, and emotions, or external principalities that perpetually wage war against our soul. (Eph 6:10-12)
Every demonic force knows very well how short the time is till “The Day”. So every snare, strategy, and sickness will be fastened to the fiery darts of Hell and hurled in our direction. Beware; it is in that moment when we believe we are in a world of peace and tranquility that we will quickly realize that those days are only the precursor to warfare. (1 Thess 5:3)
But here is good news: The Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly empowers us to go from “Glory to Glory” and not “valley to valley”. As Saints on the winning team of God, our faith WILL be shaken; however, failure is not an option. We need not fear defeat, as long as we hold fast, hold true and “overcome”. (Rev 3:5) And in those moments when overcoming may seem impossible to us, then we will call on the Lord our God, He will fight our battles, and we WILL prevail…we WILL breakthrough.
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." ~ Dale Carnegie
Special Regards & Blessings,
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