Keep Calm and Endure


As the year draws to a close, many have had unimaginable challenges. We want 2021 to go away. Sadly, some could not wait for the new year and believed the enemy’s lie that death was their only escape. It might seem rough, but I promise that God has a word that will bring life.

We won’t understand the trials apart from His wisdom. 

Apart from the Holy Spirit, we do not have within us what it takes to comprehend God’s view of life. Therefore, when we are in trials, we desire to escape and not to endure! If we would pause and ask God to help us understand, God will gladly open our spiritual eyes and our hearts so that we will have the insight to stick it out. He will give us clarity as often as we need it if we ask.

There is a catch, though: when we ask Him for insight into His wisdom, we must be ready to receive what He says without a doubt, without selfish motives, without a mindset prepared to reject what He reveals. Sickness, death, pain, disappointment are sometimes a part of God’s plan! (Isaiah 45:7)

Suppose we don’t fully believe that God is loyal and all-powerful, no matter what He reveals His purpose to be. In that case, we will be driven by something other than confidence in God and reliance on the Holy Spirit. It is a difficult position to be in if we cannot accept God’s will because of our worries and uncertainties…

He doesn’t ask us to trust Him blindly – He only asks that we come to Him (and not lean on our own understanding) for our eyes to be opened! If we do not want life’s demands to dictate our actions and thoughts, we must purpose to ALWAYS accept God’s will. Knowing that in His faithfulness and strength, He will give us the knowledge to see life through His eyes and that He is trustworthy to work all things for our benefit and His glory. Very cool when you think about it …

The beauty of it — the thing that makes it marvelous for believers in God; in believers in Jesus Christ is the fact that we KNOW that all things work together for good for those of us who have affections for him and attention from Him – Romans 8:28. So Happy New Year!!  Endure!!

If you’re reading this and do not know the truth – I do pray that you will not start a new year in the same place ….

An Invitation to Believe in a Truth that is REAL

If you have never believed in Christ, let me just tell you for sure that there’s a beautiful life that you can have on this earth if you believe! Peace on the inside comes! Perseverance in difficulty comes! Freedom from any addiction comes! A true relationship with Almighty God comes! A life that never ends comes! If you want to receive Him, you’ve got to believe in Him.

  • We need salvation! We all have sinned and are not worthy of His presence and that sin will send us into true death, while belief in Christ will give us life that is eternal!
  • God gives us salvation! He sent the only son He has to a place of severe discipline, and this Son – whose name is Jesus – took the hit and paid to God what our sin caused us to owe. 
  • Receive what He has given! Believe in Jesus Christ, believe in the truth that He took the hit for all of your wrongdoing to bring you into the right relationship with God. Call His name and tell Him that you believe. 

If you truly believe I’m telling you that you will have peace in your heart that you cannot even explain. I’m telling you that you have now been reconciled to a good relationship with God – The Father, The Creator, The Almighty One.

If you’ve come to Christ as you read these words, connect with a group of people near you who are believers, profess your belief and be taught. Find a group near so that you can truly keep your connection real. Need help finding a place to know Him better? Click here to email us, we will gladly help you.

Our Just Due

God blesses.

He blesses because He is a good God.

Christians have fallen prey to the world’s message that He blesses us because we deserve some blessing – just because He owes us something. But … that is not the case. In fact that is a backwards statement as it relates to the Kingdom of God. We obey him because we love Him – because it is what we are supposed to do. He blesses us because He promised to do so when we love Him.

So — what is your just due?

Walking in the righteousness, blessing and favor of God requires our belief in, and devotion to, Him. If by being righteous we hope to earn something (blessing/favor) from Him — then it is not the right motive. If we are called to a particular task in the Body of Christ, we must do it out of devotion to and love for Him in order that He might grant us favor and blessing.

If we do it for a certain blessing and then receive that thing we’ve begged for, our wages have been paid. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anything from Him because what I do if for the sake of His glory and because of true gratefulness for Calvary! What I do for the sake of His glory is because I know that I would not even be alive had it not been for Him! What I do for the sake of His glory is because I know that He is who meets every need in my life! So just think about it like this: How much more will we receive when we stop ‘working’ to earn His favor (adoration, affection, preference) and start ‘serving’ out of devotion to Him?

My prayer is that we will ask the Lord to correct our motives. Help our hearts to discern rightly what we are to do for God and for the Kingdom of God. Teach us to serve out of our gratitude for Calvary and out of our gratefulness that He has dressed us in His righteousness – clothing of splendor and honor that we could NEVER purchase on our own. Help us to understand that His very presence in our lives is our just due!