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Unlimited Potential

Unlimited Potential

By Steve Countryman

There is a reason why Father God smiles every time He looks at you, His child.  He sees His Son Jesus who dwells in you!  God sees the hidden unlimited potential that lives in you daily.  It is the untapped secrets of the universe, the unlimited possibilities, the possible from the impossible.  1 John 4:17 “because as (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.”

There are foundational truths found throughout the Bible.  We need to be reminded of them often.  One is that when we pray we should ALWAYS declare God’s Word out loud.  It carries unlimited powerful potential!  Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death.”  Romans 8:37 “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”  Deuteronomy 28:13 “And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God.”

Knowing who you are is the key to unlocking the unlimited potential in you.  You are the property of Jehovah God bought and paid for with the blood of Jesus.  A bond slave of Christ, adopted into the royal family as a child of God.  You are made co-heirs to the throne as a son or daughter of the King!  Everywhere you go, everyday, on every occasion and every time you are a representative of the kingdom of heaven, an ambassador of God.  That means that you carry with you at ALL times the FULL authority and power of heaven!

Luke 10L18-19 “18He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like [a flash of] lightning. 19Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.” “Given you authority” past tense, it is ALREADY done!

Knowing who you are in Christ and who Christ is in you is where the unlimited potential is found!  It is an ongoing process that the Holy Spirit continually works on in you, changing you from glory to glory.  What you must continue to do is spend time with your heavenly Father in daily prayer and in His Word.  That is how you will know who you are, a child of the Most High God!

No matter what mistakes, mishaps or misfortunes that you suffer God will NEVER turn His back on you.  His faithfulness is from everlasting to everlasting!  God extends His awesome faithfulness and grace to all of His children.  God ALWAYS has faith in you for He ALWAYS sees the unlimited potential in you!

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Now declare it again this wayI WILL do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Which leads you to I DO ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.  That’s the unlimited potential in YOU!

My name is Steve and I was born and raised in a good Christian home in Phoenix Arizona.  In 2004 God spoke to me to let me know that He would start sharing things with me that I would share with others. Little did I know how powerful and meaningful those things would be! Thank you Lord!!

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Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Faith

 

“Fear… Yes, Go Ahead – Fear”

by Katy Foster

Considering the Bible commands us not to fear about 365 times, enough to remember absolutely each and every day, where is that so-called “healthy fear” as we read Proverbs 1:7 NKJV? The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge

Let’s look at David in the First Book of Samuel for a great example of healthy fear. We learn that David is fleeing continuously and hiding for his life as King Saul and his army of men hunt for David like game. At an intense moment between the two men, David points out that his reason for every decision is based on his desire for God to be pleased with him: “Let my life be valued much in the eyes of the LORD, and let Him deliver me out of all tribulation.” I Samuel 26:24 NKJV

And there’s healthy fear. David feared displeasing God. He feared going against God’s will. He feared walking further away from God. He feared living without God’s presence continuously in his life.

Healthy fear should be exercised today. Fear of harming your temple by unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. Fear of speaking out of anger instead of trusting God in a situation. Fear of giving up and never seeing God’s beautiful plan unfold in your life. Fear a decision to not accept salvation through Jesus Christ and eternal life. Fear living without God forever.

This fear results, and comes from, faith in Jesus Christ. And dear friend, there is no fear in faith, and there is no faith in bad fear. By faith, we have confidence in God. Then, as the Proverb promises, comes the knowledge!

Katy Foster, of Georgia, is a homeschooler of 3 children and author of From a Boy to a Godly Man series. Contact

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Faith

 

He Knows You

He Knows You

 – Karen White

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

Wow! God, the Creator of Life formed us. He determined where our arms would go, the color of our eyes, and the length of our toes. He is the reason we are able to breathe, walk, talk, and think.

Not only did He form us but He knew us before the foundation of the world. While we were being formed in our mother’s womb He already knew our gender, our personality, and all about us. He knew when we would be born and to whom. He also knew whether or not we would accept Him. Imagine, even though He knew some would not accept His gift of salvation, He still sent His son to die upon the cross for each one of us.

Have you ever watched someone you love do something that you knew was going to end up badly for them? But still you prayed and watched hoping for a positive outcome? Maybe God is like that, He sees someone that He knows will not accept Him but still He waits and watches hoping they change their mind and heart. I do not pretend to know God’s mind, but I do know from scripture that our all-powerful God is love and desires for each of us to become His child.

Dear Lord, thank You for forming me. It is such a comfort to know that I was created by You and that You know me, a kid from a small town, not famous or rich except in You. In Jesus’s name, amen.

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Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Faith

 

A Brighter Day Ahead

A Brighter Day Ahead

~ By Deborah Ann Belka

When I’m at my lowest,
when lifting up I need
I open up my Bible
and here’s what I read . . .

I am forever with you,
for you I do care
so just give to Me
your burden to bear.

I will hold you up,
I’ll strengthen you too
so don’t you be afraid
I know just what to do.

I will be your helper,
just you trust in Me
I’m the One who will
part your Red Sea.

I will be your shield,
the lifter of your head
you can count on Me
to be spirit fed and lead.

So don’t’ you be anxious,
just you pray to Me
and a brighter day . . .
together we will see!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka
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http://www.hiswingsshadow.com
http://poetrybydeborahann.wordpress.com/

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Faith

 

Rest in God

Rest in God

By: Toni Babcock

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his,” (Hebrews 4:9-10 KJV).

So often we celebrate the fact that God has given us rest from needing to work our way to heaven, and that His grace does not need to be earned. This is true. The problem is, we may begin to view salvation as being “all about us”. When in fact, we are at rest because God is at rest. It is God’s rest we are celebrating, and it is God’s rest we enter into. It is important to make this distinction. Salvation is not really “all about us” – it’s all about Him.

Others appear to “keep God working”, by being weighed down with the burden of works they feel they must accomplish (with God’s help) in order to be saved. Yes, it is true God is still at work bringing people to faith and sustaining us – but the eternal sacrifice of Christ, and the redemption through His blood is done. We need not add to it, we need not re-do it, we simply need to rest in it. We need to lay down our heavy burdens and trust in Jesus.

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation,” (Hebrews 9:28 KJV).

Lord Jesus, give us grace to believe in your finished work on the cross.

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Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Faith

 

There is a Way

There is a Way

 – Karen Pourbabaee

“I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Thine ordinances before me.” Psalm 119:30 NAS

Earlier in Psalm 119, the psalmist pleas with God, “I am a stranger on the earth. Do not hide Thy commandments from me.” (v.19) The words of a desperate, lost soul. One begging for direction and consolation, just like the rest of us, millennia later. The road map for us sojourners is God’s Word so eloquently elevated in this psalm. These are the treasures found along the faithful way:

Purity (v.9,11): God’s Word woos us toward His way, the way of holiness and purity. Read it daily.

Counsel (v.24): He speaks to us through His Word…it is living and has a Voice. Listen for it.

Revival (v.25,40,50,93,107,149,154,156): Open your mind and heart to God’s Word in your season of languishing. Those times in the valley, determine to read God’s message of revival, then receive it.

Strength (v.28): Need courage to step forward? God has a specific Word for your journey and it will strengthen your soul. Pray for it.

Lovingkindness and salvation (v.41): God’s lovingkindness always gifts us with salvation. Unwrap it.

Hope (v.49): Hope is the anchor of the soul. It stabilizes our lives that we may advance in living hope. Reach for it.

Comfort (v.52): In fears and tears, His Word whispers solace into our hearts. We can go on with one Word from Him. Seek it.

The faithful way begins with God’s Word. It’s not a passive way. Notice the verbs…read it, listen for it, receive it, pray for it, unwrap it, reach for it, seek it. But “it” makes all the difference in this world.

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Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Faith

 

State of our Heart

State of our Heart

by Jennifer Woodley

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead, and all kinds of filth.” (Matthew 23:27 NRSV)

It was a custom amongst the Jews that every year in the month before Passover, the tombs of those who were buried on the hillsides or near the highways around Jerusalem, were painted white with a type of chalk. This prevented pilgrims on the way to Passover, from accidentally coming into contact with the tombs and becoming contaminated and defiled, as was the belief according to Levitical law (Numbers 19:16).

Once ‘white,’ the graves appeared beautiful, but within contained the bones and corrupting bodies of the dead. Jesus compares the scribes and Pharisees to these tombs. He said their outward conduct appeared well–clean and immaculate. But their hearts were full of hypocrisy, bitterness, anger, greed, pride, lust and jealousy.

Our inner life must be cleansed first, and then the purity of the exterior life will follow as a matter of course. There can be no real Godliness or righteousness unless the inward man is first renewed. Conversion of heart precedes sanctification. We may train ourselves to observe the outward show of right speech, correct conduct, and virtuous behavior, but unless there is a change of heart all this is in vain.

Jesus is the transformer of our hearts (2 Cor 3:18). No good intentions or resolutions will bring about lasting, effective change to our sinful hearts, only the work of God’s Spirit. Let’s surrender to His work, so that others might witness Jesus living in us.

Jennifer lives near Toowoomba, Queensland with her family and enjoys encouraging others on their Christian journey through writing. Contact

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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Faith

 
 
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